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Europe Vows to Crack Down on Racism in ‘Moment of Reckoning’ (1)

Sept. 18, 2020, 11:48 AM

Global outrage over discrimination and police brutality in the U.S. is set to spill over into European Union policies as the bloc’s executive arm prepares to unveil its first ever anti-racism action plan.

Europeans face a “moment of reckoning” that can no longer be ignored, the European Commission said in the proposals published on Friday. The authority vowed to sue nations that don’t apply the bloc’s strict racism and xenophobia laws.

Protests sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement “sent a clear message -- change must happen now,” Vera Jourova, commission vice-president for values and transparency, said in a ...

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