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The activities of the Open Society Foundations in Europe focus on bolstering well-entrenched democracies while building up less stable ones, promoting minority inclusion in policymaking, supporting good governance and accountability, advancing education and public health reform, and helping societies adjust to European integration.

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Open Society Voices

Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

June 19, 2018 Maryam H’madoun

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.

Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

June 14, 2018 Laura Bingham, Natasha Arnpriester

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step

June 12, 2018 Vera Franz

While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”