Merkel and von der Leyen: Two long-time companions guiding Europe

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Angela Merkel, Brexit, China, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU summit, European Commission, Frugal Four, German EU Presidency, health crisis, Hongkong, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

They have ruled Germany together for 15 years. Now they are at Europe's helm. With the start of the German EU Presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have, together, forged plans to navigate Europe ou...

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EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn

By |julij 2nd, 2020|agriculture, climate, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, European Commission, France, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Nicholas Hulot, Phil Hogan|

After 20 years of negotiations, the text of the EU-Mercosur deal was concluded between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur on 28 June in Brussels. While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farm...

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Commission conducting ‘preparatory work’ should ECJ invalidate privacy shield 

By |julij 1st, 2020|data protection, data transfers, Didier Reynders, EU, EU-US privacy shield, European Commission, Facebook, Max Schrems, News, Privacy, privacy shield, Standard Contractual Clauses|

The European Commission is preparing for the eventuality that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may invalidate the EU-US data transfer agreement, known as the Privacy Shield, Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has said.

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Vestager warns against predictive policing in Artificial Intelligence

By |junij 30th, 2020|AI, AI White Paper, artificial intelligence, biometric data, EU, Europe, European Commission, facial recognition, Margarethe Vestager, Margrethe Vestager, News, predictive policing|

Certain Artificial Intelligence application including forms of predictive policing are 'not acceptable' in the EU, the European Commission's Vice-President for Digital policy, Margarethe Vestager has said.

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Merkel und Macron show unity ahead of all-important EU summit

By |junij 30th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Berlin, cooperation, Deutschland, Emmanuel Macron, EU, EU budget, European Commission, France, Germany, Kommission, Merseburg, News, Paris, Recovery Fund, state visit|

In a show of unity, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Monday (29 June) and reaffirmed their commitment to the EU Recovery Fund, voicing hope that EU leaders would overcome their current differences. EURACTIV Ge...

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Italy no longer among EU’s ‘top 5’ host countries for asylum seekers

By |junij 29th, 2020|2019, Asylum, asylum applications, EU, European Commission, European Court of Justice, Germany, Italy, Migration, News|

For the first time since 2015, asylum applications in the EU started to rise again in 2019. However, Italy is no longer among the main host countries while Germany retains its top spot. EURACTIV Italy reports.

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COVID-19 health crisis threatens EU’s green objectives, says IEA

By |junij 26th, 2020|2050 carbon neutrality, climate, coronavirus, COVID-19, environment, European Commission, European Green Deal, health crisis, News, Renewable energies|

While the COVID-19 crisis has had a positive impact on the energy sector by reducing emissions of polluting gases, it has also hampered green investments, making it difficult to implement the EU climate programme. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.

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Will the EU walk the talk on tackling structural racism?

By |junij 24th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, European Commission, European Network Against Racism, News, non-discrimination, Racism, Ursula von der Leyen|

As the college of commissioners will discuss racism in Europe during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (24 June), activists Karen Taylor and Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin urge the EU to take real action against the phenomenon.

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Platforms clamp down on hate speech in run up to Digital Services Act 

By |junij 23rd, 2020|digital services act, DSA, EU, Europe, European Commission, News, online hate speech, online terrorist content, platform economy, TERREG|

The European Commission has applauded efforts by some of the world's largest tech platforms in stifling the spread of illegal content, in the last evaluation of the EU's code on countering illegal hate speech online before the Digital Services Act is p...

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Crowd monitoring facial recognition tech awarded Commission seal of excellence 

By |junij 19th, 2020|biometric, data protection, EU, Europe, European Commission, facial recognition, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News, Privacy|

The European Commission has given its 'seal of excellence' to a technology that provides 'advanced video analytics, including real-time face recognition and crowd behaviour analysis,' to be used in the bloc's fight against another potential outbreak of...

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