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Eastern states push back at rule of law conditions on funds

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 09:21:00 PM

Some member states, such as Italy and Germany, are losing patience with countries - notably Poland and Hungary - which are the largest recipients of EU funds and had several bruising clashes with the EU commission over democratic values and rule of law.
Dark future of data wars inevitable unless consumers push back, author warns

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 09:10:00 PM

The online campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a prelude to a dark future where data will become weaponized by hostile states, unless regulators and consumers push back, says the author of a new book on how to fix the crisis of trust in Silicon Valley.
EP against global testing on animals for cosmetics – Miriam Dalli says alternatives exist

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:51:00 PM

The European Parliament’s committee on health and environment today voted in favour of a resolution which promotes a global ban on testing of animals for cosmetics means. The resolution, on which Miriam Dalli worked, calls on the Council and the European Commission to promote a global ban at the....
Study - EU Youth Strategy - PE 615.645 - Committee on Culture and Education

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:48:00 PM

EU Youth Strategy European Implementation Assessment EU Youth Strategy Study On 4 September 2017, the coordinators for the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) decided to request authorisation for an implementation report on the EU Youth Strategy.
Study - EU Youth Strategy - 20-02-2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:48:00 PM

This study provides an analysis of the EU Youth Strategy, established through the Council Resolution adopted in November 2009 on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field for the period 2010-2018. The EU Youth Strategy is, first and foremost, an instrument created to facilitate....
European Union : Keynote speech by Commissioner Moscovici at the 'Masters of Digital 2018' event

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:43:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, dear guests, It is a great pleasure for me to join you today. Thank you for inviting me. Commissioner Gabriel was here earlier this morning: she gave you a sense of where we would like to take Europe's 'digital economy and society' in the future.
Latvian central bank chief suspended, says victim of smear campaign

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:43:00 PM

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's central bank chief was suspended on Tuesday pending an investigation into whether he solicited a bribe, as corruption allegations and counter accusations rocked the financial sector of the euro zone country with close ties to neighbouring Russia.
They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ‘strong’ men fear most

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:36:00 PM

They talked of war and conflict but most of the “strongmen” lashing out at each other at the recent security conference in Munich are more fearful of their own citizens than they are of each other. Civil society activists are under increasing pressure worldwide, their pursuit of dignity and equal....
EU to lead funding demand for Sahel force

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:36:00 PM

The European Commission is hoping to drum up further resources for a joint military force tasking with combating jihadist groups in the Sahel at a funding conference in Brussels on Friday (23 February). The three-hour meeting, held on the eve of a European Council summit, will bring together....
US science agency quietly recalls senior officials in Europe, Asia, citing staff shortfalls

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 08:33:00 PM

The National Science Foundation (NSF), a US government agency that funds a variety of scientific and engineering projects, is recalling the directors of its outposts in Brussels and Beijing, in a move criticised as the latest weakening of the country’s diplomatic power in science under the Trump administration.
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