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  • Future Europe
  • Global Europe
  • Migration and Integration

Headscarf bans in the workplace: neutrality at any price?

Last month the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued two judgments that led the mainstream media to proclaim that “employers can ban headscarves”. The headlines were overly simplistic. Workplace policies requiring staff not to wear any clothing or symbol of a religious, political or philosophical nature are allowed, but must meet a set of criteria,… Read article ›

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  • Future Europe
  • Global Europe
  • Migration and Integration

Headscarf ruling reminds us that religious freedom is not absolute

The European Court of Justice provoked considerable controversy last month when it decided that banning the wearing of headscarves in the workplace could be lawful if part of a general policy barring all religious and political symbols. The Court, judging a case referred from Belgium, held that a ban on wearing visible signs of political,… Read article ›

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  • Future Europe
  • Global Europe
  • President Trump

The storm of new protectionism: what lies behind it?

In the United States, views advocating a ‘strategic’ approach to international trade were mostly marginal in public debate for decades. But with the Trump administration there is increasing talk in Washington, DC of bilateral agreements and using tariffs to protect industries. American companies are prodded to move operations back home; a reversal of finance regulation… Read article ›

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