Moscow is not interested in making peace with Kiev in an intent to keep the conflict protracted, forcing Ukraine to talk to Russia-backed separatists in the Donbass region.
The proposal, part of an “anti-separatism” bill introduced by President Emmanuel Macron that targets the Muslim community, follows an amendment that will ban girls under age of 18 from wearing a hijab in public spaces.
While Washington is indisputably the leading force in the Atlantic alliance, a member state like Hungary, which has unfriendly ties with Ukraine, could veto entry to NATO.
Formed during the rule of Franco, the Basque separatist group ETA is blamed for the deaths of more than 800 people, with the violence peaking in the 1980s and 1990s.
Europe has been shaken by new political crises this year, with Catalan independence movement and Brexit raising fears that recent events may embolden separatists elsewhere on the continent.
The former captain and coach of Barcelona, Pep Guardiola told supporters of the movement that "we have no other option but to vote."
The Martin Ennals Award has been given to Ilham Tohti for decades of fostering dialogue between the mostly Muslim Uyghurs and Han Chinese. The honour comes two years after he was jailed by China for promoting "separatism".
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