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. With a population of 1,944,367 inhabitants (est. January 1, 2009), Bucharest is the sixth most populous city in the European … Read More

The fourth day of protests against the government in Romania

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A draft of an emergency ordinance of the Romanian government (to amend the Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, decriminalizing the abuse of power) and a bill for pardon of detained persons, sparked the anger of people. Sunday gathered … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg will not run for 2020 US president, but will focuse on Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – For now

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There are signs that Mark Zuckerberg has politically ambitious, but he denied in a interview with BuzzFeed News: ”No, I’m focused on building our community at Facebook and working on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.” Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a US … Read More

David Folkerts-Landau about Donald Trump: uncertainty is better than the certainty of the mediocrity

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David Folkerts-Landau Deutsche Bank’s high-powered executive, declared these days that “while Trump introduces higher uncertainty, this is better than the near certainty of the continuation of a mediocre status quo.” Folkerts-Landau sees in the next presidential administration a business team … Read More

EU citizens want a higher level of privacy protection

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A large majority of the 27,000 respondents to the Eurobarometer survey say that the privacy of their personal information, their online communications and their online behaviour is very important. In particular: More than seven in ten (72%) state that it … Read More

Bucharest’s architecture during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

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Radu Voda (Holy Trinity) Monastery was built during the reign of Alexander II Mircea (1568-1577), but was destroyed in 1595 by Sinan Pasha, being rebuilt and fortified in the eighteenth century by Mihnea Radu (1613-1620) and Alexander Cocoon (1623-1627). Both … Read More

Institutions, monuments and sights in Bucharest

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 (The interior of Parliament House, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:EPP_Congress_2364_(8096729413).jpg) In Bucharest are located the Parliament (House of Parliament or House of the People), the Government, and the Romanian Presidency. Also there are located numerous cultural institutions, such as the Romanian Academy (founded in … Read More

Economy and infrastructure of Bucharest

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(Financial Center Plaza, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:Financial_Plaza_Bucuresti_1.jpg) Bucharest is the largest economic center of Romania. In 2010 the capital has made about 22.7% of the GDP of Romania and, together with Ilfov county, 25.3% according to specialized institutions, and GDP/inhabitant was with 240% … Read More

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