EU set to impose tough new rules on social media companies
The European Commission is reportedly planning to bring in new laws that will punish social media companies if they don’t remove terrorist content within an hour of it being flagged. The news comes courtesy of the FT, which spoke to the EU commissioner for security, Julian King, on the matter of terrorists spreading their message…
EU anti-trust officials probe Thales, Gemalto merger
The European Union said Monday it has launched an anti-trust investigation into the planned purchase by French aerospace and defence group Thales of SIM manufacturer Gemalto. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU's executive arm, said it wants to determine whether the merger will increase prices as well as reduce choice and innovation for customers of…
Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing agreement
Britain is to withdraw from a 50-year-old agreement allowing some foreign countries to fish close to the UK coastline, the environment minister announced on Sunday, fulfilling a key Brexit pledge.
Juncker says Britain's plan for EU citizens 'not sufficient'
British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined to EU leaders over dinner Thursday night her plans to grant permanent rights to an estimated three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit.
Juncker wants tighter ethics rules after Barroso controversy
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said he wants to change the ethics code following outrage over his predecessor's decision to take a controversial job at US investment bank Goldman Sachs.
European Commission signs €1.8b cybersecurity PPP initiative
The European Commission (EC) has launched a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity that it believes will trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020.
Lobbying exposes EU to corruption risk says watchdog
EU governments and institutions must adopt robust rules for powerful lobbies seeking to shape laws and policy or face the risk of corruption, anti-graft watchdog Transparency International warned Wednesday. The 19 European countries and three EU institutions studied in a new report by the watchdog scored an average of 31 out of 100 when measured…