Romanian road hauliers accuse the European Commission of favoring Western countries
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The National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania (UNTR) states that the European Commission applies a double standard in the interpretation of Regulation 561/2006 on the right of truck drivers to spend their weekly rest in the cabs, depending 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

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

Variety of web translation in European Commission
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“My work is a puzzle, with often ten subjects to be treated in one day. This guarantees that I will never be bored, but on the other hand I cannot specialise either.” The texts treated in the Web Translation Unit … Read More

European Commission about the refugees crisis
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The Syria conflict has triggered the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs steadily rise, population displacements continue, and an entire generation of children is being exposed to war and violence, increasingly deprived of basic services, education and … Read More

European Commission
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Status EU institution Role Executive cabinet Established 1958 Current college Barroso Commission President José Manuel Barroso First Vice-President Catherine Ashton Vice-Presidents Viviane Reding, Joaquín Almunia, Siim Kallas, Neelie Kroes, Antonio Tajani, Maroš Šefčovič Total members Twenty-seven Working languages English, French, … Read More

Agreement reached between EC President and 3 opposition leaders in Ukraine
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STATEMENT, by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on agreement reached between President and 3 opposition leaders in Ukraine Brussels, 21 February 2014 The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the … Read More

European Commission establishes a European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services
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The European Commission has formally established a group of EU Regulatory Authorities in the field of Audiovisual Media Services. The Group brings together heads or high level representatives of national independent regulatory bodies in the field of audiovisual services, to … Read More

Italy: Rome starts today fingerprinting the gypsies
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This is the first time after the World War II when a government initiate an ID action based on racial criteria. During the next 48 hours, Rome’s authorities will fingerprint about 10,000 gypsies, helped by the Italian Red Cross. In … Read More

Legal action by EC against Germany restrictions on gambling
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Press Release Free movement of services: Commission inquires into restrictions on gambling services in Germany The European Commission has decided to send to Germany an official request for information on national legislation restricting the supply of gambling services. The Commission … Read More

Creative Content Online for EU
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On January 3rd, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation for the preparation of a recommendation on Creative Content Online for the European Union for a common legal environment for online content, proposing multi-territory licences.EU policies should support the … Read More

Gambling predictions, 2008
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It seems that it is very hard to make predictions on gambling, this year even more difficult than the other years, and online gambling much more difficult than the classical gambling. 2008 will be a very good year for the … Read More

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