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22 May 2014, 18:09 CET

Fake news wins elections

Posted by Nick Prag at 21 April 2017, 12:15 CET |
Filed under: Media

As elections take centre stage in Europe, the issue of fake news and the proliferation of deliberate misinformation on the Internet become a central issue.

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Troubled times incite intolerance

Posted by Nick Prag at 09 March 2017, 17:15 CET |

International Women's Day Wednesday was an occasion for the EU to reaffirm its strong commitment to gender equality.

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Nuclear industry and globalization

Posted by Laurence Daziano at 08 March 2017, 23:21 CET |
Filed under: nuclear, Energy

At a time when plans for the construction of new nuclear power plants are multiplying throughout the world - in Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East - the nuclear industry is evolving: French restructuring, Toshiba’s financial difficulties, Rosatom's international expansion, participation of the Chinese industry with the British EPRs in Hinkley Point. All this shows that the nuclear industry, although very specific due to a very high capital intensity and a long-term duration, is undergoing transformations linked to globalization and the emergence of new powers.

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The European Commission Has Failed in its Fight against Food Waste

Posted by Tomas Zdechovsky at 01 March 2017, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: Food & Drink

Every year The European Union invests hundreds of millions of euros in development aid, fight against hunger and fight for fair trade practices all over the world.

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Solutions for Europe's future that the public can understand

Solutions for Europe's future that the public can understand

Posted by Nick Prag at 16 February 2017, 23:25 CET |
Filed under: Institutions

The European Parliament responded to the pressing challenges facing the EU by approving three resolutions Thursday which explored the future development of the EU.

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Europe first

Posted by Nick Prag at 19 January 2017, 18:10 CET |

In a week in which U.S. president Donald Trump starts work on "making American great again", Europe debated its own future in the European Parliament this week.

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Putin the real winner from Trump-Brexit axis

Posted by Nick Prag at 20 December 2016, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: Brexit, Britain, USA, Russia

This year has been a dispiriting one for the EU. The implications of the votes on Brexit and the American presidency for Europe's economy and its security are still being evaluated.

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US-EU data transfer deal set for speedy implementation

Posted by Nick Prag at 01 December 2016, 22:30 CET |
Filed under: USA, Data protection

The European Parliament gave its final green light to the historic EU-U.S. Data Protection 'Umbrella Agreement' on Thursday, despite concerns over whether president-elect Donald Trump might be less keen on its implementation.

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Brexit II horror movie opens in the U.S.

Brexit II horror movie opens in the U.S.

Posted by Nick Prag at 10 November 2016, 21:35 CET |
Filed under: Brexit, Britain, USA

Brexit II, sequel to the first Brexit horror movie shot in the United Kingdom, opened in the United States this week to shock and derision from most critics, though to some acclaim in Russia.

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Europe need not be afraid of data

Posted by Nick Prag at 29 September 2016, 17:15 CET |
Filed under: Data protection, Internet

"Europe should not be afraid of data" said EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia this week.

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The Case of Eva Michalakova - An Absurd Norwegian Decision

Posted by Tomas Zdechovsky at 07 July 2016, 17:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Norway

If the state takes away your children do not complain - a short summary of the twenty-nine-page decision of the Norwegian court in the case of Eva Michalakova's children. It is an utter impertinence to complain about the Barnevernet publicly.

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Progress not possible without international cooperation

Posted by Nick Prag at 09 June 2016, 23:05 CET |

Looking at the various developments in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg this week, it is clear that the only way to progress in this globalised world is through international cooperation.

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High marks for investment plan creating jobs & growth in Europe

Posted by Nick Prag at 02 June 2016, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: Finance

The European Commission this week announced it would build on the successful first year of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), extending it beyond 2018.

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Single market gaps exposed by geo-blocking plan

Posted by Nick Prag at 26 May 2016, 23:30 CET |
Filed under: SMEs, Consumer

Geo-blocking, refusing to sell to people living in other EU countries, is to be outlawed under plans to boost e-commerce in Europe. But what this proposal does is to expose the many remaining gaps in the Single Market.

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MEPs defend EU industry against China's unfair trade practices

MEPs defend EU industry against China's unfair trade practices

Posted by Nick Prag at 12 May 2016, 22:25 CET |
Filed under: China, Trade

It was perhaps not too surprising that the European Parliament in plenary this week voted against granting Market Economy Status to China.

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Old Member States Would Lose on Shortening of Cohesion the Most

Posted by Tomas Zdechovsky at 09 May 2016, 16:50 CET |
Filed under: Czech Republic, Finance

According to the surveys the Czechs take the most disapproving stand on the European integration in the European Union. However the resistance to the EU is not justified. The figures are more than clear. In ten years of the Czech membership in the EU the Czech Republic gained CZK 333 billion more than paid to the European budget. Moreover, according to the information from the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, at the end of the last year the overall positive balance increased to CZK 561.2 billion from 2004.

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Greenpeace leaks increase pressure for TTIP transparency

Posted by Nick Prag at 05 May 2016, 16:00 CET |
Filed under: Trade, US, TTIP

The EU is under increasing pressure to be more open about what is being negotiated under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), following leaks by Greenpeace of classified documents from the TTIP trade talks.

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The European Union Should Thank the United Kingdom for the 'Brexit' Threat

Posted by Tomas Zdechovsky at 28 April 2016, 18:10 CET |

The European Union must face another big threat in very short period of time. There is another item on the threats list – Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, one of the three biggest member states, from the European Union. This threat is beginning to have very realistic shape when some top British politicians, for example Boris Johnson, very popular mayor of London, or Mick Jagger, the front man of Rolling Stones, take sides with the sympathizers of the withdrawal.

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Turning the Paris agreement on climate change into action

Posted by Nick Prag at 21 April 2016, 19:35 CET |
Filed under: Environment

Following the signing of the Paris agreement on climate change in New York Friday, the hard work begins to ratify and implement it in the EU's 28 Member States.

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Trade secrets directive: protecting companies from theft - and whistleblowers?

Posted by Nick Prag at 14 April 2016, 18:30 CET |

The new 'trade secrets' directive, passed by the European Parliament on Thursday, ensures protection for the work of journalists and whistle-blowers, says rapporteur Constance le Grip MEP. Not all are convinced.

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