Evolution of societies and politics
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Evolution of societies and politics
Trying to see behind the news. How are things evolving in societies and what politics are applied?
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EU Parliament calls for longer lifetime for products — EUbusiness.com | EU news, business and politics

EU Parliament calls for longer lifetime for products — EUbusiness.com | EU news, business and politics | Evolution of societies and politics | Scoop.it
Europe's Parliament called on the Commission, Member States and producers Tuesday to take measures to ensure consumers can enjoy durable, high-quality products that can be repaired and upgraded.
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EU moving on the right direction, trying to present guidelines for longer lasting, upgradeable and reliable products. This is the only strategy to protect the environment, protect consumers and ensure that the market is serving real customer needs.
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PDF: Proposal for an EU initiative on restrictions on payments in cash

PDF: Proposal for an EU initiative on restrictions on payments in cash | Evolution of societies and politics | Scoop.it
Payments in cash are widely used in the financing of terrorist activities… In this context, the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments could also be explored. Several Member States have in place prohibitions for cash payments above a specific threshold."
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Cash allows us to remain anonymous during day-to-day transactions. In a constitutional democracy, that is a freedom that has to be defended. Policies like this one, under the cover of "security and safety" apply only to the average citizen. At the same time transactions of significant amounts of money are going on undisturbed and unchecked.
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