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2405, 2018

Visegrad Four ‘nothing to hide’ on rule of law issue

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Central European countries say they have "nothing to hide" on rule of law issues - while justice commissioner Vera Jourova said they should agree to the Commission's controversial budget plans on rule of law conditionality.

2405, 2018

[Analysis] GDPR does not (yet) give right to global oblivion

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The 'right to be forgotten' will become enshrined in EU law on Friday, but it is not yet clear to what extent it will apply. Will the EU's law determine how the internet looks globally?

2405, 2018

[Ticker] Gazprom accepts EU conditions on gas supplies

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Russian energy giant Gazprom on Thursday accepted four new conditions from the EU Commission governing its supply of gas to central and eastern European member states, rather than face a potential fine of up to 10 percent of global revenues. The measur...

2405, 2018

[Ticker] Facebook tells MEPs: non-users are not profiled

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Facebook does not create profiles about internet users without a Facebook account, the US company told MEPs. "However we may take the opportunity to show an ad encouraging the non-user to sign up for Facebook," the company said in a five-page document ...

2405, 2018

Privacy Shield less relevant given GDPR, says data chief

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Giovanni Buttarelli, the European data protection supervisor, says the EU-US data sharing pact known as Privacy Shield will play an increasingly minor role given the general data protection regulation.

2405, 2018

Unknown academic to lead Italy into EU clash

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Italian populists have picked an unknown academic to lead them into conflict on EU finance and asylum rules.

2305, 2018

‘Killer robot’ projects eligible for EU defence fund

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Negotiators from the European Parliament give up attempting to bar 'lethal autonomous weapons' from new €500m European Defence Industrial Development Programme.

2305, 2018

[Opinion] Funding for European values needs radical changes

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The European Commission has said it will make more money available for rights groups in the EU. But will proposed changes be deep enough to make a difference?

2305, 2018

[Ticker] Commission proposes ending France deficit procedure

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The European Commission proposed Wednesday to end the procedure for an excessive deficit opened against France in 2009. "The trajectory for the reduction of deficit is strong and clear," said finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, after the deficit wen...

2305, 2018

[EUobserved] Feeble EU format deflates Zuckerberg ‘hearing’

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Facebook CEO gets away with ignoring difficult questions, as MEPs' lengthy speeches eat up time for follow-up queries.

2305, 2018

[Ticker] UK households hit with Brexit income loss

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Households in the UK have lost around €1,025 in real income each as a result of Brexit, said Bank of England governor Mark Carney. "Real household incomes are about £900 [€1,025] per household lower than we forecast in May of 2016, which is a lot of money," he told UK Treasury Committee on Tuesday. He said Brexit has knocked off some €45bn from the British economy.

2305, 2018

[Ticker] Report: EU faces 10% cut in steel exports to US

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The Wall Street Journal reported the US may reduce European steel and aluminium imports by 10 percent. The move is part of a wider threat from the US in March to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium. The EU is demanding exe...

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