Romania left out by the EU member states
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A passenger civilian plane with Russian Deputy President Dimitri Rogozin was banned from entering the Romanian airspace. In accordance with a European Union decision, Rogozin is banned from entering the EU. He was to join, together with other Russian officials, … 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

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

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

EU book market
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In the media and entertainment markets, the book market is the only one where EU companies (Bertelsman, Hachette, Pearson, Wolters Kluwer) lead. In 2009, global book market revenue was US $ billion 109 (Total size of the media and entertainment … Read More

Text production in EU external translation
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Quality requirement Each assignment shall be carried out in full, in accordance with the instructions given on the Information sheet, order form and in the tender specifications (if applicable). The work delivered must have been thoroughly revised and reviewed by … Read More

BINGO TAX RATES IN EU
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Ranked from highest to lowest, with comparative-equivalent indications of national tax rates Rank Member State Rate of taxation as a percentage of gross revenue 1. Denmark Reserved to public sector and/or public interest objectives 1. Germany Reserved to public sector … Read More

BETTING TAX RATES IN EU
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Ranked from highest to lowest, with comparative-equivalent indications of national tax rates Rank Member State Rate of taxation as a percentage of gross revenue 1. Finland Reserved to public sector and/or public interest objectives 1. France Reserved to public sector … Read More

RATES OF TAX ON GAMBLING VIA MACHINES OUTSIDE CASINOS IN EU
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Ranked from highest to lowest, with comparative-equivalent indications of national tax rates Rank Member State Rate of taxation as a percentage of net revenue 1. Finland Reserved to public sector and/or public interest objectives 2. Denmark 55% on average 3. … Read More

Social Networks Overview – Current Trends and Research Challenges for EU
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The emergence and popularity of online social networks in recent years has changed the Internet ecosystem leading to a more collaborative environment. Nowadays, hundreds of millions of Internet users participate in social networks, form communities, produce and consume media content … Read More

FIGHT AGAINST GAMBLING FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING IN EU
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The prevention of fraud and money-laundering are amongst the main objectives of Member States regarding public order. In principle, all existing national gambling regulations seek to prevent and tackle gambling fraud in order to protect consumers as well as gambling … Read More

EU Languages
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Mutual respect for each other’s languages is at the very heart of the ‘unity in diversity’ principle, opening the door to cultural pluralism, one of the core values of the EU. Languages are never static, and certainly not those of … Read More

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