Seehofer testifies before committee investigating the ‘toll debacle’

By |maj 28th, 2020|Andreas Scheuer, Austria, ECJ, Germany, Horst Seehofer, News, road toll|

On Thursday (28 May), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) testified before the investigative committee tasking with deciding on the responsibility for the government's 'toll debacle,' which could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros.

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Taming the ‘Frugal Four’: the challenge facing the German Presidency

By |maj 27th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, Denmark, EU, EU budget, Frugal Four, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, Mark Rutte, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), Netherlands, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz, Stefan Lofven, Sweden|

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a recovery fund as part of the draft EU budget. Now the member states must be convinced, a task that will fall on Berlin when Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency in July, EURACTIV Germany ...

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Irish data protection authority under fire over Facebook case

By |maj 26th, 2020|Austria, data protection, Data Protection Commissioner, EU, Facebook, GDPR, Instagram, Ireland, Max Schrems, News, Whatsapp|

In an open letter, online privacy activist Max Schrems has criticised the Irish data protection commission's handling of a complaint against social media giant Facebook and called on the European Union to step in. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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‘Frugal Four’ present counter-plan to Macron-Merkel EU recovery scheme

By |maj 25th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, Emmanuel Macron, EU recovery programme, France, Frugal Four, Germany, News, Sebastian Kurz, Ursula von der Leyen|

The "Frugal Four" (Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden) presented their own draft for an EU recovery fund in a 'non-paper' sent to the EU capitals on Saturday (23 May). The most important point: aid money must be repaid. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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‘Frugal Four’ working on counter-proposal to Franco-German recovery fund

By |maj 20th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, Denmark, Franco-German, Frugal Four, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz, Sweden|

The €500 billion Franco-German EU recovery plan, presented on Monday (18 May), is too generous, according to the "Frugal Four" countries, who are working on a counter-proposal insisting on loans instead of grants and subsidies, diplomatic circles confirmed to EURACTIV Germany.

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‘Frugal Four’ working on counter-proposal to Franco-German recovery fund

By |maj 20th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, Denmark, Franco-German, Frugal Four, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz, Sweden|

The €500 billion Franco-German EU recovery plan, presented on Monday (18 May), is too generous, according to the "Frugal Four" countries, who are working on a counter-proposal insisting on loans instead of grants and subsidies, diplomatic circles confirmed to EURACTIV Germany.

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EU files charges against Austria: Minister calls family benefits indexing a ‘question of justice’

By |maj 14th, 2020|Austria, EU, family benefits, infringement, infringement procedure, Karoline Edtstadler, News|

The European Commission opened an infringement procedure against Austria in January 2019, and now a lawsuit is following after the government failed to allay Commission concerns that the indexation of family benefits are discriminatory. EURACTIV German...

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Austrian ministry could face GDPR penalty after publishing personal data online

By |maj 13th, 2020|Austria, data security, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News|

Austrians' personal data has been publicly accessible on the Ministry of Economy's website since 2009. The liberal party NEOS and NGO epicenter.works call it the "biggest data protection scandal of the Second Republic." NEOS is considering legal action and a GDPR expert told EURACTIV Germany it could be successful.

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Austria’s Kurz aims to lift border controls to Switzerland by June

By |maj 13th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, News, Schengen, Sebastian Kurz, Switzerland|

Austria aims to ease some border controls with Switzerland within days and to end all controls by June, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Tuesday (12 May), as countries push ahead with loosening COVID-19 restrictions.

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France kicks out Bulgarian seasonal workers despite Commission ‘guidelines’

By |maj 11th, 2020|Austria, Bulgaria, coronavirus, Discrimination, European Commission, France, News, Roma, Romania, seasonal workers|

Two groups of seasonal workers arriving in France by plane from Bulgaria have been sent back home by the French airport authorities, despite the European Commission's calls to ensure the freedom of movement of such “critical” personnel.

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