Swedish presidency

Swedish anti-Semitism?

or free speech for some?

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The EU Commission has been arguing for many years, at least 13, over the form of hate laws regarding race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin that it would like imposed on its members.

The same rules would also apply to people publicly condoning, denying, or grossly trivialising crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Rwanda would be included but not the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 so as not to upset Turkey. Crimes under Stalin and Communism are not included, despite protests from Eastern members, presumably as this would upset Russia. The UK has a Religious and Racial Hatred Act, which will no doubt eventually be harmonised under an EU directive.

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