‘The EU was right in fining google a sum of 2.4 billion euro’s in 2017’. That concludes the European court of justice. The giant tech company favoured its own shopping services over those of competing companies.
Author: Yves Lacroix
‘EU should work harder towards a nuclear free world’
Members of the European parliament in the Foreign Affairs Committee warn for the negative influence new technologies like AI weaponsystems, hypersonic missiles and drone technologies have on arms control. In a report the committee calls for new policies to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons.
Renew Europe calls for new sanctions against Belarus
The liberal Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament wants new sanctions targeting the Lukashenka regime in Belarus. The call comes as a response to what the group calls ‘the continued trafficking and exploitation of migrants as part of a perverse hybrid war against the EU’.
Commission plans to improve cybersecurity
Manufacturers of wireless devices are going to have to step up their game. The European Commission adopted a proposal to improve the cybersecurity of a broad category of appliances sold on the European market.
MEPs want part of Frontex budget frozen
The Budget Control Committee of the European Parliament wants to freeze part of the Frontex budget. MEPs believe there are still unresolved issues involving recruitment and financial management of the EU border and coast guard agency.
Convincing vote against animal testing in European Parliament
The European Parliament is asking the Commission to draw up a plan that ends experiments on animals and to replace them with other, less cruel, scientific techniques. Only four MEPs voted against the measure.
Commission to propose EU army
ays EU High Representative Josep Borell in an interview with the AFP. He thinks the crisis created by the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan might create the necessary base of support.
MEPs: EU must rescue Afghan citizens
In Thursday’s extraordinary meeting of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Development, together with the Parliamentary delegation for relations with Afghanistan, MEPs called for the EU to rescue Afghan citizens who worked for the union or worked to improve shared values in Afghanistan.
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MEPs threathen to take commission to court
Members of the European Parliament are threatening to take the European Commission to court with an article 265 procedure regarding a long expected mechanism that is supposed to link EU funds to the rule of law.