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EU throws new rule book at Google, tech giants in competition search

by on July 1, 2020 0
Exasperated by its failure to loosen Google’s market grip, despite more than $8 billion in fines, the European Union is lining up new rules to level the playing field for rivals. And just as its landmark privacy law became a global model, the EU’s new regulations could become a template for governments around the... Read More

EU parliament declares ‘Black Lives Matter’

by on June 20, 2020 0
The European Parliament voted Friday to declare that “Black Lives Matter” and to denounce racism and white supremacism in all its forms. The resolution has no legal consequences but sends a signal of support to anti-racist protesters, and it follows a UN call for a probe into police brutality and “systemic racism.” And, one... Read More

EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

by on June 10, 2020 0
Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader. The European Commission’s top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last month about postal ballots in US elections. The... Read More

German court ruling could tear EU apart, warns senior judge

by on June 6, 2020 0
President of EU’s General Court fears a ‘disguised exit’ by some EU countries as a result of the judgment. A senior EU judge has expressed his “deep concern” about a recent landmark ruling by the German Constitutional Court and warned that it risks dismantling rule of law in the EU and potentially even the... Read More

EU Commission backs Twitter over Trump ‘glorifying violence’

by on June 2, 2020 0
The European Commission has backed Twitter in the social media giant’s dispute with Donald Trump after it hid one of his tweets, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. The president last week tweeted he would “send in the National Guard”, and followed that up with a warning that “when the looting starts, the shooting... Read More

Hungary to close border transit zones, move hundreds of asylum-seekers

by on May 22, 2020 0
Hungary on Thursday announced it will shut down the transit zones holding hundreds of asylum seekers along its southern border to comply with the European Union’s top court. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said some 280 asylum-seekers will be moved Thursday to reception centers in the country. Gergely Gulyas also said that those seeking to asylum in Hungary... Read More