2016 was a record year for neo-Nazi groups in Sweden, with over 3,000 activities carried out by them according to Swedish anti-racism foundation Expo. Expo’s annual report on the activity of white supremacist groups documented 3,064 instances of activity by them last year, the highest number since the foundation started to carry out the yearly studies in 2008. Source The Lokal
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The European Commission, the EU’s executive, on Monday accused Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski of not understanding its role as a dispute over government pressure on Poland’s judiciary and state media intensified. Source Reuters
Growth in bank loans to euro zone companies set a fresh post-crisis high in April, even as a key money supply indicator, which often predicts future economic activity, dipped more than expected, fresh data from the European Central Bank showed on Monday. Corporate lending in the 19-country currency bloc grew by 2.4 percent in April, just above the previous month’s 2.3 percent but the highest rate since mid-2009. Source Reuters