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  • Parliament backs EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records (PNR)

    The new directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in the EU for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime was approved by Parliament on Thursday. It will oblige airlines to hand national authorities passengers’ data for […]

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  • Data protection reform – EU Parliament approves new rules fit for the digital era

    New EU data protection rules which aim to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU fit for the digital era was given their final approval by MEPs on Thursday. The reform also […]

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  • MEPs to debate EU data protection reform ahead of final vote

    New EU data protection rules which aim to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU fit for the digital era will be debated by MEPs on Wednesday afternoon at 15.00. The reform […]

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  • Parliament advocates a centralised EU asylum system and legal ways to migrate

    A centralised asylum system would allow the EU to better manage flows of migrants and asylum seekers, said the European Parliament on Tuesday. It also asked for safe and legal ways to be found for third country nationals to enter the Union without resorting to […]

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  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

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  • Safer Internet Day 2016: Play your part for a better internet

    Today, millions of people in more than 100 countries in the EU and across the world are celebrating Safer Internet Day, to promote the safer and responsible use of technology among children and young people. From Iceland to Madagascar, from Uruguay to Kazakhstan, internet users […]

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  • Commission proposes to boost mobile internet services with high-quality radio frequencies

    European Commission – Press release Brussels, 2 February 2016 The Commission today presents a proposal to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band for mobile services. It will improve internet access for all Europeans and help develop cross-border applications. Radio frequencies know no borders: […]

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  • Play your part and enjoy Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2016

    Safer Internet Day (SID) is the flagship event under the Better Internet for Kids strategy. What started as a European event under the EC Safer Internet Programme has turned to a huge International event that in 2015 reached more than 28 million people in Europe […]

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  • In a memory of David Bowie

    Barnbrook loved working with David Bowie, he was simply one of the most inspirational, kind people we have met. So in the spirit of openness and in remembrance of David we are releasing the artwork elements of his last album ★ (Blackstar) to download here free under a Creative Commons […]

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  • Euro area unemployment rate at 10.5% – EU28 at 9.1%

    The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.5% in November 2015, down from 10.6% in October 2015, and from 11.5% in November 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2011. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.1% in November […]

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