EU remains firmly in control of the Brexit timetable
22 Mar 2019 – 11:24 | No Comment

The EU leaders have rejected Theresa May’s request for an extension to June 30. Instead, they have imposed two new dates — if Parliament approves May’s deal, Britain shall leave on May 22. If it …

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Cybersecurity in a connected world
20 Sep 2018 – 16:41
Cybersecurity in a connected world

With its strong industrial base, Europe can become a leading player in cybersecurity. Angelika Niebler MEP says we should reinforce Europe’s cybersecurity efforts through European cybersecurity certification schemes
Technology is a disruptive force. It shapes and …

‘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 …

EU action against rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21
EU action against  rare diseases

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 …

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.