MEP report urges EU to increase pressure on Poland over rule of law

By |maj 26th, 2020|civil liberties commitee, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

MEPs on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), working on a draft report on the situation in Poland, have called for "decisive action" by the other EU institutions.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEP report urges EU to increase pressure on Poland over rule of law

MEPs enticed by lure of airline vouchers over refunds

By |maj 4th, 2020|Adina-Iona Vălean, Andreas Schwab, Barbara Thaler, Didier Reynders, Dita Charanzová, Karima Delli, News, Věra Jourová|

Members of the European Parliament are increasingly siding with the aviation industry's plans, already backed by most EU countries, to reimburse passengers with vouchers instead of cash refunds. Their support may force the Commission to change the rule...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEPs enticed by lure of airline vouchers over refunds

EU launches judicial freedom case against Poland

By |april 29th, 2020|infringement procedure, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission launched a new formal procedure against reforms in Poland on Wednesday (29 April), giving Warsaw two months to alleviate concerns about a December law that the EU executive says threaten judicial independence.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU launches judicial freedom case against Poland

Jourová slams Europe’s ‘morbid dependency’ on China

By |april 20th, 2020|China, coronavirus, News, pharmaceuticals, Věra Jourová|

European Commission vice-president Věra Jourová on Sunday (19 April) chided the EU for what she said was its "morbid dependency" on China and India for medical supplies, a situation highlighted by the coronavirus crisis.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Jourová slams Europe’s ‘morbid dependency’ on China

Orbán to rule by decree with new powers to ‘silence critics’

By |marec 30th, 2020|decree, Fidesz, Hungary, misinformation, News, Věra Jourová, Viktor Orbán|

The Hungarian Parliament approved new emergency powers on Monday (30 March) that will allow the ruling Fidesz party the right to rule by decree, without a set time limit, in a move that prompted an outcry from human rights groups.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán to rule by decree with new powers to ‘silence critics’

EU auditors probe bloc’s disinformation fight amid COVID-19 concerns

By |marec 17th, 2020|Andrus Ansip, coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, disinformation, EastStratCom Force, European External Action Service, fake news, Julian King, News, Věra Jourová|

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has launched an probe into the resilience of the bloc's attempts to stifle fake news on the bloc, the institution announced on Tuesday (17 March).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU auditors probe bloc’s disinformation fight amid COVID-19 concerns

Jourova: Excluding women from top companies’ boards is economically stupid

By |marec 6th, 2020|ENGIE, equality, European Commission, France, gender issues, gender parity, News, Roman Polanski, Věra Jourová, violence against women|

While the European Commission has just presented its Gender Equality Strategy, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová insisted in an interview with EURACTIV France that the fight against stereotypes and violence against women must continue.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Jourova: Excluding women from top companies’ boards is economically stupid

EU alert triggered after coronavirus disinformation campaign

By |marec 4th, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, coronavirus, disinformation, EU, Europe, Facebook, fake news, Google, Microsoft, News, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

An EU instrument designed to monitor serious cases of disinformation has been triggered following a series of online campaigns surrounding the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has confirmed, in what could be the first time the EU's ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU alert triggered after coronavirus disinformation campaign

Media freedom and pluralism ‘key’ to Democracy Action Plan

By |marec 3rd, 2020|EU, Europe, media, media freedom, media pluralism, News, Věra Jourová|

The EU has launched a €5.1m package designed to promote media freedom and pluralism in Europe, the Commission announced on Monday. The announcement comes ahead of the presentation of the Commission's Democracy Action Plan, which will attempt to safeguard elections from malicious interference online.

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Platform regulation ‘needed’ as part of Democracy Action Plan, Jourová says

By |januar 30th, 2020|Democracy Action Plan, EU, media, media freedom, News, Věra Jourová|

Regulation on the activities of online platforms is needed to foster a digital ecosystem that can "defend and promote democracy" the EU's Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová said on Thursday (30 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Platform regulation ‘needed’ as part of Democracy Action Plan, Jourová says