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Controversial Copyright Directive Approved by EU Legal Affairs Committee

Added: 21.06.2018 9:07 | 7 views | 0 comments

Proposals to modernize the rules governing copyright in the Digital Single Market have been approved by the Legal Affairs Committee. These include Article 13, which will impose copyright filtering on digital platforms. The proposals still have to pass a plenary vote in the European Parliament.

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[Ticker] EU parliament approves internet copyright filter rule

Added: 21.06.2018 7:57 | 3 views | 0 comments

The European parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday 14-9 in favour of new controversial internet legislation to ensure fair pay for artists and journalists - but with the risk of stifling an open internet by requiring internet companies to install content filters to prevent users uploading copyrighted content. In order for the changes to pass, the legislation still needs approval from 28 EU governments and a plenary vote.

[Ticker] Negotiators lower finger printing age of refugees to six

Added: 20.06.2018 8:32 | 8 views | 0 comments

EU institutional negotiators on Tuesday (19 June) reached an informal agreement on reforming Eurodac, a database that contains the fingerprints of asylum seekers. It means the age for obtaining fingerprints and facial images of minors will be lowered from 14 to 6 years, in a move that has generated controversy among some NGOs. The deal still needs approval from EU states and the European parliament before becoming law.

[Ticker] EU to lift its internal data storage barriers

Added: 20.06.2018 8:27 | 7 views | 0 comments

EU member states should no longer have any "unjustified restrictions" that bans companies from storing data in another EU country, negotiators from the European parliament, European commission, and member states agreed Tuesday evening. "Data localisation restrictions are signs of protectionism for which there is no place in a single market," said EU digital commissioner Andrus Ansip in a statement. The actual final text of the legislation is not yet public.

[Ticker] EU to reduce energy use by 32.5% by 2030

Added: 20.06.2018 8:25 | 8 views | 0 comments

European Commission, European Parliament, and national governments negotiators have agreed that by 2030 the EU's energy use should be 32.5% more efficient, a more ambitious target than agreed at an EU summit in 2014. They also concluded talks on a separate piece of climate legislation which would state that the EU would have zero net emissions "as early as possible" - more vague than the 2050 target parliament wanted.

[Ticker] EU copyright vote 'could damage open internet'

Added: 20.06.2018 7:49 | 7 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament's committee on legal affairs votes on Wednesday on the proposed article 13 of the digital single market copyright which would oblige internet services to proactively filter uploads in order to remove copyright infringements. "The damage that this may do to the free and open internet .... could be substantial," warned prominent internet luminaries including Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales in an open .

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[Ticker] EU court orders Le Pen to repay EU parliament

Added: 19.06.2018 10:36 | 10 views | 0 comments

The General Court of the EU ruled on Tuesday that French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has to pay back €298,500 to the European Parliament over fake assistant jobs. Judges said that Le Pen, who was an MEP until last year, failed to prove that activities of her assistants paid by the EU parliament between 2010 and 2016 were "linked actually, directly and exclusively to her mandate."

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'EU survival at stake' European Parliament chief says EU faces crunch decision in 2 WEEKS

Added: 18.06.2018 4:16 | 14 views | 0 comments

THE President of the European Parliament has admitted that the future of the European Union faces a make-or-break moment by the end of June if European leaders cannot resolve the expanding migration crisis.

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'EU survival at stake' European Parliament chief says EU faces crunch decision in 2 WEEKS

Added: 17.06.2018 11:01 | 17 views | 0 comments

THE President of the European Parliament has admitted that the future of the European Union faces a make-or-break moment by the end of June if European leaders cannot resolve the expanding migration crisis.

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