These are dangerous times on the Poland-Belarus border, not least for the many thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to find a better safer life in the European Union, far from their war-torn homelands.
It is an explosive “alert report” from the School of Economic Warfare that comes at the right time after the cancellation of the “contract of the century” for submarines destined for Australia and in the middle of the campaign for the presidential election.
The Constitutional Court affirmed on Thursday the primacy of national law over European law. For its part, the European Union said it was ready to use “all tools” (including financial) to force Poland to respect its commitments within the European Union.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced a referendum on child protection issues to combat pressure from the European Union to change recent amendments to education and child protection laws.
A Russian patrol ship fired warning shots and a jet fighter dropped bombs after the British destroyer HMS Defender crossed Russia’s maritime border in the Black Sea. The UK embassy’s defense attaché has been summoned by officials in Moscow and the Ambassador will be summoned to discuss the affair.
The appeal trial of the two Air Cocaine pilots opens today in Aix en Provence. Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, suspected of having helped transport 700 kg of cocaine aboard a Falcon 50 between the Dominican Republic and France, were sentenced in the first instance to 6 years in prison.