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​European Parliament Gives Advice to Protect Your Digital Rights

​European Parliament Gives Advice to Protect Your Digital Rights | European affairs | Scoop.it
A massive study from the European Parliament details the digital threats EU citizens are exposed to today and gives options for people to protect their digital identity and rights.
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Think Tank Review - Issue 23/2015

Think Tank Review - Issue 23/2015 | European affairs | Scoop.it
Welcome to issue 23 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It gives a short abstract of papers published in March 2015, with a link to the full text. This month's exceptionall...

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EU data protection reform triggers privacy warning

EU data protection reform triggers privacy warning | European affairs | Scoop.it
European Union data-protection reform proposals could undermine basic privacy rights globally, a growing chorus of critics say.
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EU Lays Groundwork for Antitrust Charges Against Google - Wall Street Journal

EU Lays Groundwork for Antitrust Charges Against Google - Wall Street Journal | European affairs | Scoop.it
Europe’s competition regulator is laying the groundwork to move against Google in the next few weeks, setting the stage for charges against the U.S. search giant in a five-year-old antitrust investigation.
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EU to Open Extensive E-Commerce Probe

EU to Open Extensive E-Commerce Probe | European affairs | Scoop.it
The European Union is set to open a sweeping investigation into whether Internet commerce firms like Amazon.com Inc. are violating the bloc’s antitrust laws by restricting cross-border trade.
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Study: Austerity undermines fundamental rights across the EU

Study: Austerity undermines fundamental rights across the EU | European affairs | Scoop.it
Austerity policies in the EU have eroded the poorest citizens' access to education and healthcare. According to a European Parliament report, the situation is most dramatic in Greece. EurActiv France reports.
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EU data protection manifesto at danger from lobbyists 'who favour big data over big data protection'

EU data protection manifesto at danger from lobbyists 'who favour big data over big data protection' | European affairs | Scoop.it
The regulation to standardise data protection rules and crimes across the European Union is “perhaps the most lobbied” in the history of the European commission, Christopher Docksey warned.

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33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights - EU News

33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights - EU News | European affairs | Scoop.it
33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights
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On 8-9 December 2014, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 33rd round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Brussels.
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David Cameron: I still want Turkey to join EU, despite migrant fears - Telegraph

David Cameron: I still want Turkey to join EU, despite migrant fears - Telegraph | European affairs | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister says a European Union without Turkey is 'not stronger but weaker'

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Why the EU Council's climate change policy matters

Why the EU Council's climate change policy matters | European affairs | Scoop.it
  This Thursday and Friday, 23 and 24 October, at the European Council in Brussels, EU Heads of Government will take their most significant decision on climate change and energy policy for nea...
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German official: France's budget won't be discussed at EU summit - Reuters

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - France's budget will not be onthe agenda at a summit of European Union leaders this week, asenior German government official said on Wednesday.France won't be discussed at
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George Soros: Russia threatens EU's survival - MarketWatch

George Soros: Russia threatens EU's survival - MarketWatch | European affairs | Scoop.it
George Soros rings the alarm bell over the Ukraine conflict, warns the European Union — and NATO and the U.S. — that they underestimate the threat posed by Russia and Vladimir Putin.
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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy - KPBS

In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy - KPBS | European affairs | Scoop.it
In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy
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"We have to balance the need for transparency with the need to protect people's identity as well," Barron said.
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Chizhov: The Gazprom case was political from the beginning - EurActiv

Chizhov: The Gazprom case was political from the beginning - EurActiv | European affairs | Scoop.it
EurActiv Chizhov: The Gazprom case was political from the beginning EurActiv The Gazprom case was not initiated by EU-based energy companies, but by the Lithuanian government, which was at that time involved in arbitration Gazprom, Vladimir...
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Net neutrality: Commission tries to break deadlock

Net neutrality: Commission tries to break deadlock | European affairs | Scoop.it
The compromise proposal strikes a balance between competing plans from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.
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European Parliament questions overabundance of MEP assistants - EurActiv

European Parliament questions overabundance of MEP assistants - EurActiv | European affairs | Scoop.it
Parliament is trying to clamp down on lawmakers employing excessive numbers of assistants. Among those with particularly high numbers of are Polish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Eurosceptic MEPs.
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EU Considers New Telecom Rules to Level the Playing Field

EU Considers New Telecom Rules to Level the Playing Field | European affairs | Scoop.it
The European Union is weighing an overhaul of its telecom rules that could give incumbent operators like Germany’s Deutsche Telekom an edge over upstart challengers like Iliad of France and messaging service WhatsApp Inc.
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EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers - PCWorld

EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers - PCWorld | European affairs | Scoop.it
Geo-blocking strikes the EU's digital chief as old fashioned
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Pat Buchanan - Is the European Union Dying?

Pat Buchanan - Is the European Union Dying? | European affairs | Scoop.it
As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe's example.
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Europe can learn from Germany's circular economy, experts say - EurActiv

Europe can learn from Germany's circular economy, experts say - EurActiv | European affairs | Scoop.it
While Germany boasts the highest EU-wide recycling rate, 85% of waste in certain regions within the bloc ends up in landfills. Analysts are worried about the European Commission’s current reevaluation of waste targets.
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Finland the latest to legalise gay marriage

Finland the latest to legalise gay marriage | European affairs | Scoop.it
FINLAND has become the latest country — and the 12th European nation — to allow same-sex marriage to proceed and to be recognised. The news comes after the Finnish Parliament overnight narrowly

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Support for staying IN the European Union surges to a 23-year high... all ... - Daily Mail

Support for staying IN the European Union surges to a 23-year high... all ... - Daily Mail | European affairs | Scoop.it
Some 56 per cent of people now say they would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum, the highest level since 1991 and up 12 points since 2012 when Ukip were on just 3 per cent in the polls.
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Jean-Claude Juncker presents the New European Commission and their work programme

Presentation of the College of Commissioners and Commission's work programme - extracts from the statement by Jean-Claude JUNCKER , President-elect of the Commission, in the European ...
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UK ordered to pay extra €2.1bn into European Union budget by December - The Guardian

UK ordered to pay extra €2.1bn into European Union budget by December - The Guardian | European affairs | Scoop.it
Tories and Ukip condemn Brussels demand after EU statistics agency exposes major discrepancy in contribution calculations
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European Council decision faces delay

European Council decision faces delay | European affairs | Scoop.it
Van Rompuy successor decision expected to be deferred at Brussels meeting (Today the European Council hopes to agree on next Council President and EU High Rep.
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