A far-right Slovak lawmaker has criticized the legislation, saying the patrols keep public transport safe. But Slovakia's justice minister has warned, "No one can replace the police."
Russia's envoy to Budapest has been summoned over negative remarks to Russian media about a 1956 anti-Soviet revolt. Hungary has been marking the 60th anniversary of the brief but bloody uprising.
MEPs have revoked the elderly far-right leader's immunity over anti-Semitic comments made in 2014. It is a move likely to be hailed by French prosecutors, who have sought to charge him with inciting racial hatred.
Despite the reported existence of the KKK in Germany, the white supremacist group remains rather limited in Europe. But in the wake of the refugee crisis, racism - particularly against black Europeans - is on the rise.
Border controls in the passport-free Schengen area should be extended for three months, the EU has recommended. Increased checks were introduced following the European migrant crisis.
An ally of Kosovan President Hashim Thaci has been charged with leading a criminal network that allegedly masterminded a land scam. Sixty-five-year-old Azem Syla was charged along with 38 others.
The leader of the center-right People's Party has vowed to put aside differences to form a new government. The king's mandate marks a likely end to more than 10 months of political deadlock.
Riot police have surrounded the squalid camp, allowing clean-up workers to tear down make-shift homes. Thousands of migrants have been bussed out of the settlement but some are digging in their heels amid evictions.
By clearing the "Jungle" camp in Calais, the French government and President Hollande are ridding themselves of an embarrassment that has been festering for years.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski pulls the political strings behind the scenes in Poland. How has a man who holds no formal office achieved such power?
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The sea, the sky and the golden sands in between. Secluded coves, hidden beaches, and gorgeous little towns. The Côte d'Azur or French Riviera has all you need for a perfect vacation.
The Saint-Gotthard Massif blocks a central European transport corridor. Since ancient times it's been a challenge for travelers and cargo. It's inspired engineers. And now the challenge is overcome.
Persecuted by the Nazis, author Stefan Zweig fled to Brazil - where he ultimately took his own life. A new film by Maria Schrader explores his time in exile, and puts Europe's ongoing refugee crisis into perspective.
Many top modernist architects left their mark on Wrocław - the 2016 European Capital of Culture. We'll show you some well preserved buildings from the period between the two world wars around this city in western Poland.
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