European Union: Lower VAT on e-books, bringing them into line with printed books
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EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow member states to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed in committee on Wednesday. An EU Commission proposal to enable member states to charge a reduced rate of VAT on … Read More

European Commission fines Facebook €110 million for misleading information about WhatsApp takeover
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The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today’s decision … Read More

EU: sanctions for Hungary and triggering Article 7 for violation of human rights
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The situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of the procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, MEPs say in a resolution adopted on Wednesday. MEPs see serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy Controversial laws must be suspended … Read More

What about English as EU official language, after Brexit?
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Many agencies and institutes of European Union (in fact, all of them) use the English as the main official EU language. But, after the UK decision to leave European Union, there will be no other country with English as main … Read More

Blue Whale game causes victims among children in Romania
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In Targoviste city more students are monitored by authorities due to their involvement in the Blue Whale game. The youngest child is only nine years. “So far, six children were identified as accessing this virtual game. There are reports that … Read More

European Union, 60 years
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Snipers on rooftops, drones in the air, and thousands of police on the streets in Rome. EU heads of state met in the same Renaissance Palazzo del Conservatives where it all began on March 25, 1957, with the Treaty of … Read More

EU new rules in e-commerce
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In 2015, the Commission published its communication on the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, thereby addressing priority No 2 in Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘Political Guidelines for the Next Commission’ of July 2014. The latter had promised ‘ambitious legislative steps towards a … Read More

European Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation
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The European Commission is inviting comments on commitments offered by Amazon to address competition concerns relating to parity clauses in contracts with publishers. The clauses may breach EU antitrust rules and result in reduced competition among e-book distributors, and less … Read More

Donald Trump, hard to translate
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It seems that the speeches, but mostly the elliptical answers and sudden shifts on various topics of Trump, give it a hardship for translators worldwide. Japan Times specifically states that, for the Japanese translators, Donald Trump is a nightmare. Chikako … Read More

March for Life 2017 – “Help the mother and baby. They depend on you”, organized by the Romanian Orthodox Church
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The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met on Thursday approved the organization, on March 25, the March for Life 2017 – ‘Helps mother and baby. They depend on you’, in support of traditional Christian family values, ​​and launched … Read More

New rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders and the modernisation on EU copyright rules
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The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or … Read More

Photo album: Bucharest
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Bucharest is Romania”s capital and, at the same time, the most populous city, industrial and commercial center of the country. https://www.setthings.com/en/category/en/world/romania/bucharest/

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