Perspectives of online gambling in European Union

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Today on-line gambling services are widely offered and used in the EU and the economic significance of the sector is growing. The on-line offer is the fastest growing segment of the gambling market, accounting for 7.5% of the annual revenues … Read More

Problem gambling and gambling addiction in European Union

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PROBLEM DETECTION The notion of the problem needs to be defined and for this a better understanding of ‘problem gambler’ is needed as a term used in referring to problem-related gambling behaviour. Another term used is ‘pathological gambling’ and this … Read More

Online gambling and sport integrity in European Union

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The risk of match fixing is perceived to have increased however: • the scale and nature of the problem is not well-defined although there is a general recognition of the impact on the reputation of the sport and Member States … Read More

Social benefits of online gambling in European Union

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Contribution to benevolent causes Contributions benefitting society at large vary, largely due to differing national regulations. Operators do contribute (outside the taxes and/or levies due in respective Member States) and see the value of having systems in place which ensure … Read More

Gambling as a service in European Union in the light of EC Treaty

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1. Article 49 EC Treaty – Freedom to provide and receive services Art. 49 EC Treaty reads as follows: Within the framework of the provisions set out below, restrictions on freedom to provide services within the Community shall be prohibited … Read More

Winning in a game of chance in European Union

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Even if not all Member States have a legal definition of the concepts of “Games of Chance” and “Gambling”, in most European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland (under the generic term of lottery), Germany (although controversial), Greece, Hungary, … Read More

Top online gambling Member States in the European Union

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In 2008, the annual revenues generated by the gambling service sector, measured on the basis of Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR) (i.e. stakes less prizes but including bonuses), were estimated to be around 75,9 bn € (EU 27 (H2 Gambling Capital … 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 Council

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Formation: 1961 (informally), 2009 (formally) Type: EU collective presidency Location: Justus Lipsius building, Brussels President: Herman Van Rompuy The European Council is the Summit of the Heads of State or Heads of Government of the Member States of the European … Read More

Money in European Union

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The euro is used in 17 EU countries. It is the legal tender of around 331 million people in 17 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and … Read More

Barcelona

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Mayor Xavier Trias (CiU) Municipality 101.9 km2 (39.3 sq mi) • Urban 803 km2 (310 sq mi) Elevation(AMSL) 12 m (39 ft) Population (2009) • Municipality 1,621,537 (city limits), 3,218,071 (Greater Barcelona) • Density 15,991/km2 (41,420/sq mi) • Urban 4,223,000 … 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

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