Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.
The 84-year-old is accused of trying to set fire to a mosque and shooting two men who came to investigate. Authorities say he was seeking revenge based on a conspiracy theory about the burning of Notre Dame cathedral.
From a legal perspective, hate speech can also be covered by freedom of expression. But we cannot tolerate such vitriol, as it attacks the core values of our democracy, writes Matthias Quent.
The Polish city of Gdansk is saying farewell to its mayor, who was stabbed to death at a charity concert. The suspected attacker's mother has told police she was concerned that her son was planning political revenge.
Should highschool graduates spend a year doing national service? The new leader of the Christian Democrats has floated the idea. Other European countries have reintroduced conscription, for a variety of reasons.
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