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Poland | Poland to open new front in EU clash

By Andrew Rettman

The Polish government is preparing to claim World War II reparations from Germany, opening a new front in its clash with the EU establishment.

Arkadiusz Mularczyk, an MP from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, announced the move on Wednesday (2 August) amid commemorations of the Warsaw uprising in 1944.

1 in 3 Europeans cannot afford a one-week annual holiday

For many people in the European Union (EU), summer means holidays and travel. However, around a third (32.9%) of the EU population cannot afford a one-week annual holiday away from home. Slightly more households with dependent children (34.6%) than those without (31.3%) find themselves in this situation.

Poland | Brussels steps up case against Poland over migrants

The European Commission has stepped up its legal case against Poland over its refusal to accept migrants from states under pressure in the EU’s migration crisis.

Anti-immigrant ship C-star enters Mediterranean waters after being stopped in Suez Canal

Lucy Pasha-Robinson

A ship chartered by far-right activists to confront refugees and send them “back to Africa” has reportedly entered Mediterranean waters after being held up in the Suez Canal.

The ship, operated by Defend Europe, set sail from the east African nation of Djibouti where it was chartered earlier in the month in a bid to block search-and-rescue vessels operated by humanitarian organisations.

Number of European working poor doubles in a decade

by Elisabeth Zimmermann

More and more people in work in Europe are being forced into poverty. This is demonstrated by a new study by the Hans Böckler Foundation which was made public last Thursday.  The study, titled “Activation policies and poverty,” notes that a growing proportion of the population of Europe live in poverty, although they are working.