EU action against  rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21 | No Comment

Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

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MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance
20 Sep 2018 – 18:00
MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance

Employment Committee MEPs recently approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women’s chances in the labour market. Agnes Jongerius MEP and Maria Arena MEP write about their ambitious proposals of the updated …

We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
14 Sep 2018 – 18:00
We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem

Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’
14 Sep 2018 – 17:51
‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’

GDPR doesn’t prohibit the use of data, but forces companies to inform users about the collection and use of their data. At the beginning it was conceived with an honourable goal — to give control …

Commissioner Julian King presses tech groups to tackle disinformation
14 Sep 2018 – 16:55
Commissioner Julian King  presses tech groups to tackle  disinformation

Campaigning for stricter regulations on how much information can be collected for political purposes and how it’s used, Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, says internet platforms have a vital role to …

European Parliament votes in favour of copyright reform
12 Sep 2018 – 13:20
European Parliament votes in favour of copyright reform

European Parliament voted to approve a controversial reform of the online copyright regulation, while carefully adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression. The Parliament voted with 438 in favor, 226 against and …

Europe’s copyright plan: Why was it so controversial?
11 Sep 2018 – 17:30
Europe’s copyright plan: Why was it so controversial?

As European parliamentarians are set to vote on a controversial copyright law that some critics believe could stop people from sharing memes and articles online, Catherine Stihler MEP writes about the controversy surrounding the reform
The …

MEPs propose measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment
10 Jul 2018 – 15:57
MEPs propose measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment

In the context of the public debate prompted by the Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo campaign, members of the European Parliament’s Gender Equality Committee recently proposed measures to combat mobbing and sexual harrassment in the …

Up close and personal with Mr GDPR
30 May 2018 – 12:20
Up close and personal with Mr GDPR

Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an exclusive interview to discuss everything relating to the new regulation on personal data protection – the General Data Protection …

‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’
14 May 2018 – 16:13
‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’

Europe’s new data protection law that is coming into effect on May 25, is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first. Elizabeth Denham, UK’s Information Commissioner, reaffirms that GDPR (General Data Protection …

Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens
12 Apr 2018 – 16:44
Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens

Bulgaria takes over the rotating EU Presidency at a time when we are to see the culmination of at least three interlinked strategic topics for the EU agenda. Eva Maydell MEP writes about the Bulgarian …