European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation
07 Jan 2019 – 11:36 | No Comment

With a new batch of MEPs, a new president of the European Council and European Central Bank, as well as new commissioners due to take up their posts in 2019, European elections face growing threat …

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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 …

MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden
12 Sep 2018 – 12:10
MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden

With nearly a third of all cancer related deaths reportedly caused by digestive cancers and the rising socioeconomic burden inflicted by functional gastroenterology disorders, Europe’s chronic digestive burden is on the rise. A group of …

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 …

‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’
26 Jul 2018 – 16:36
‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’

If Europe should benefit from the existing screening programmes, “public perception about colonoscopy should change.” Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with Founder and CEO of EuropaColon, Jola Gore-Booth, on the sidelines of a recent high-level roundtable …

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 …

MEPs earn in millions in side earnings
10 Jul 2018 – 15:49
MEPs earn in millions in side earnings

Nearly 60% of MEPs have paid side jobs, with up to 30 parliamentarians earning more from outside jobs than their existing EU salaries, according to a recent study published by the NGO, Transparency International EU.

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 …

Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance
09 May 2018 – 14:16
Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance

President Juncker likes to talk about ‘a Europe that protects’, but when it comes to air pollution we seem to be suffering from ‘a Europe that’s small on the big things’. Margherita Tolotto, Policy Officer …

EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile
09 May 2018 – 11:29
EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile

New EU laws to reduce throwaway “single-use” plastics, expected by the end of May, can slash pollution and drive exciting new production and consumption systems, writes Meadhbh Bolger, Resource Justice Campaigner with Friends of the …