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March 4, 2016

Germany's top court considers banning far-right party. Germany's constitutional court will decide whether to outlaw the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party on the grounds that it threatens the country's democratic order. The hearing follows an application by the upper house of the German parliament to ban the party and prevent it from receiving state funding.
Turkey releases imprisoned journalists. Two Turkish journalists who were being held without trial were released from prison last week after the country's constitutional court ruled that their rights to liberty, security, and free expression had been violated. The journalists, who still face charges of aiding terrorist organizations, called their release a defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Romanian interest group agglomeration seeks constitutional ban to same-sex marriage. The Romanian Coalition for Family has gathered more than two million signatures in support of a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban same-sex marriage. Although only 500,000 signatures are needed to initiate consideration of an amendment, the Coalition is still seeking more supporters.
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