Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU
The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter.
EU agrees common defence is NATO 'mission alone'
The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Thursday after talks on Brussels' own new defence pact.
ECOWAS, UNODC, EU partner to equip CSOs in anti-drug abuse crusade
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has kicked off support and pilot prevention initiatives against the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs that is increasingly becoming a problem in the West African community among the African youth.
US concerns over EU defence pact cloud NATO talks
NATO defence ministers gathered for talks Wednesday amid US concerns over the EU's landmark defence cooperation pact and increasingly strained relations between Washington and Turkey.
NATO chief warns EU over defence pact
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday warned the EU its new defence cooperation pact must not undermine the alliance, as US officials voiced fresh concerns about the flagship initiative.
Global firm not ready for EU general data protection regulation compliance
Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 78 per cent of respondents expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance. This is according to the third biennial Ernst & Young (EY) Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey, which examined the responses of 745 executives from 19 countries and analyzed…
EU to get power to punish during Brexit transition
The European Union will be able to punish Britain for breaking the rules of its post-Brexit transition period under plans agreed by Brussels on Tuesday, EU sources said. Under plans for the 21-month transition after Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, London must abide by all EU laws without having any decision-making power,…
EU negotiator warns 'not a minute to lose' in Brexit talks
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier stressed the urgency of Brexit talks ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, with her government still deeply divided on the negotiations.
Taking campaign against smuggling of migrants to grassroots
Between January and September 2016, data obtained from the European Union (EU) indicated that daily, an average of 83 Nigerians make the illegal journey from the country to Europe, passing through the Mediterranean Sea. This daily figure was arrived at from the 22, 500 illegal migrants from the country that the EU said crossed the…
UK's May sets up EU row over post-Brexit citizens' rights
European Union citizens arriving in Britain during its post-Brexit transition period should not be afforded the same rights as those who arrived earlier, Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday.
UK seeks to play down leaked Brexit economic study
Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Tuesday sought to play down its own leaked analysis suggesting Britain would be worse off whatever deal it strikes with the EU, warning it was made public to undermine Brexit.