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Danish anti-boar fence and African swine fever

Danish anti-boar fence begins construction over swine fever fears

Denmark has begun building a 70-kilometre anti-pig fence costing €10.52 million, in hopes of arresting the spread of African swine fever. The fence, spanning the...
Single Market rules infringement

Single Market rules infringement to be addressed

The European Commission has taken action to enforce the EU’s rules concerning services and qualifications within the Single Market. In a November 2018 communication on...
hostile propaganda

Hostile propaganda: MEPs urge strong response

MEPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee have adopted a resolution condemning hostile propaganda campaigns by Russia, China, North Korea and Iran and calling for...
EU consumer protection

EU consumer protection receives double boost

The rights of consumers in the EU will be better protected under new rules covering misleading seller practices and defective digital content. Unfair and misleading...
Mastercard fined by Commission

Mastercard fined €570 million by European Commission

The European Commission has fined credit card giant Mastercard €570.57 million for breaching the EU’s rules governing antitrust. The Commission found that Mastercard had deliberately...
children's online privacy

Children’s online privacy and consent at internet scale

PRIVO outlines the way to protect children's online privacy and support safety with its consent management platform. As more and more children are entering the...
EU fragmentation

EU fragmentation: Parliament opposed to “Europe à la carte”

The European Parliament yesterday agreed on a resolution aiming to reduce EU fragmentation around Member States opting out of treaties. MEPs assessed the varying levels...
EU fundamental rights assessment

EU fundamental rights assessment finds violations

After conducting a full EU fundamental rights assessment for 2017, the European Parliament has denounced discrimination and hate crime across the EU. MEPs yesterday adopted...
digital practice and young people

Digital practice and young people: Rowbotham to lead conference

Sara Rowbotham, the former health worker who exposed the Rochdale grooming scandal, will address a conference on digital practice and young people. The event has...
EU tax policy debate

EU tax policy debate: reform for voting system

The European Commission has launched an EU tax policy debate focusing on reforming the decision making process in Member States. In a communication published yesterday,...

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