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Body scanners have become a common sight in EU airports, with the number of machines increasing regularly. Most stand quiet, waiting for a justifiable and well-founded moment to be put into action. Some, however, are used frequently, often in circumstances that raise questions and doubts as to the protection of human dignity and privacy and… » read more

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For more than two weeks Poland has been the formal leader of the EU. The goals of the presidency, as presented by the Prime Minister Donald Tusk in his address to the European Parliament on 6 July 2011, focus on European integration and the creation of a European safe heaven. Is this possible without full… » read more

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Yesterday (6 July 2011) Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk addressed the European Parliament to present the program of the EU Polish presidency for the next six months at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. His speech was full of references to the history and the rule of the integration to bypass economic and political crisis during… » read more

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Recently European Council reached a controversial agreement concerning the Schengen zone. In Council conclusions of June 24 one reads about a mechanism that “should be introduced in order to respond to exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of Schengen cooperation at risk”. The said mechanism could encompass a safeguard clause that would allow “the exceptional… » read more

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Though the Russian Federation had been attempting to block procedural reforms of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for nearly four years, Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force on 1 June 2010. Russia is very dissatisfied with the Strasbourg Court: currently as many as 42,100 complaints,… » read more

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