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  • Security Union: Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System

    Security Union: Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System European Commission – Press release Security Union: Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System Brussels, 16 November 2016 “We need to know who is crossing our borders. By November, we will propose […]

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  • Europol: deal on new powers to step up EU police cooperation and fight terrorism

    New powers in EU politician’s hands: The EU police agency Europol will be able to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences and respond faster, thanks to a deal struck by Parliament and Council on new governance rules endorsed by […]

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  • Clean IT Project is now alive

    Here you can download the final document. It was presented to EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove at Clean IT’s final symposium on January 30th in Brussels. 110 participants from governments (25%), the Internet/technology industry (37%), NGO’s and end-users (11%), academics (15%) and law enforcement agencies (12%) […]

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  • Clean IT Project

    Latest version (August 2012) Clean IT draft document: CLEAN-IT-DRAFT-DOCUMENT-066Pub. From CleanIT Project is open for comments: The internet plays a central role in and is of great strategic importance to terrorists and extremist networks. These networks know that propaganda is a critical tool for generating […]

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  • CETA – EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement

    CETA is not ACTA ? Recent reports suggest that the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation could become an “ACTA through the backdoor”, referring to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement which was rejected by the European Parliament on 4 July 2012. The accusations are unfounded […]

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  • The Millennium Technology Prize

    Technology Academy Finland has declared two prominent innovators, Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka, laureates of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, the prominent award for technological innovation. Linus Torvalds, Finland/USA In recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading […]

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  • EU Parliament gives green light to air passenger data deal with the US

    From EUROPA.EU   A new agreement on the transfer of EU air passengers’ personal data to the US authorities was approved by the European Parliament on Thursday. The deal sets legal conditions and covers issues such as storage periods, use, data protection safeguards and administrative […]

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  • European Citizens’ Initiatives

    30 March 2012 – Sunday marks the launch of European Citizens’ Initiatives. From that day, a million citizens from across Europe can come together on an issue that is important to them, and ask the Commission to do something about it. Registering initiatives is a […]

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  • Update on ACTA’s referral to the European Court of Justice

    The European Commission has taken the next step in the important process of referring the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht stated, “I am very pleased that we are now one step closer to […]

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  • European Commission slashes unnecessary burden for registering a car in another Member State

    Each year about 3.5 million vehicles are moved to another EU country and need to be registered there what takes time (average 5 weeks) and costs for each vehicle around €400 for private users and for businesses. European Commission is acting to dramatically reduce this […]

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