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The EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, has decided to install a new head of cabinet in the form of Fabrizia Panzetti. According to the Brussels grapevine, the decision was based on her desire to enter a new, more political phase for the second part of the mandate, after benefitting from the experience of her previous… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

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Les attentats tragiques de Paris durant l’année 2015 avaient déjà accéléré les négociations quant aux outils européens nécessaires pour améliorer contre le terrorisme. Les derniers attentats du 22 mars à Bruxelles ont fait prendre conscience aux dirigeants européens que leurs efforts n’avaient pas été suffisants et que la lutte contre le terrorisme devait être une… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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240 geheime Seiten hat die Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace über die laufenden Freihandelsgespräche veröffentlicht und darin finden sich die schlimmsten Befürchtungen angeblich bestätigt. Die USA versuchten demnach rücksichtslos, Europa ihre Produkte und Prinzipien aufzudrücken. Von Gentechnik und Hormonfleisch über die Aushöhlung der Umwelt- und Verbraucherstandards bis hin zur Umsetzung der umstrittenen Schiedsgerichte nach dem alten Muster. Allerdings… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

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Guest blog post by Adrian Harris, Director General of Orgalime, one of the biggest European trade associations. “For us there is no doubt that UK manufacturing and wider business is best served by being in the EU and by continuing to be influential in defining the future direction of the framework conditions for manufacturing companies… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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Why Machine Learning? Can computers learn how to perform complex tasks such as driving autonomous cars [1], spotting cancer cells [2] or analysing sentiment [3] without being specifically instructed? The answer is Yes – and Machine Learning (ML) provides the tools! Rather than relying on explicit instructions (rules), ML systems learn from examples. This allows… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

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LIMITED LIABILITY FOR FREE WI-FI ACCESS (CASE C-484/14, MC FADDEN V SONY MUSIC)   by Bernd Justin Jütte (Post PhD – University of Luxembourg) Post origanally published on the European Law Blog on March 31st 2016 under the following link: http://europeanlawblog.eu/?p=3155   The civil liability of intermediary service providers remains a hotly debated topic in… » read more

  Posted by EUdevelopmentblog

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The European Union has announced a $2.3-million feasibility study of a natural gas pipeline between Cyprus and Europe — one of the continent’s latest efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Cyprus has had success developing gas fields off its eastern and southern coasts that are closer to Europe than Middle Eastern gas. Although… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

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Leaks are becoming the new norm of transparency and perhaps the main source of informed public debate. The Panama mega leak and LuxLeaks expose tax heavens and show the salience of whistleblowers for triggering accountability. Yet, in Europe little or no whistleblower protection exists. Vigijlenca Abazi discusses the mismatch between whistleblowing and legal protection and… » read more

  Posted by CERiM

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(author – Adolfo Costantini) Rome, 2 May 2016. – The recent leak of confidential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents by Greenpeace did not cover the planned Sustainable Chapter and it is worth to reflect upon if increased transparency will help making Trade agreements sustainable. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goals in New York… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

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The Essence of EU Fundamental Rights and their Global Reach Herwig C.H. Hofmann[1]   The CJEU ruling in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner[2] will be subject to many discussions on constitutional matters for the time to come. It is a landmark case not only for clarifying and applying the basic conceptual understanding of fundamental rights… » read more

  Posted by EUdevelopmentblog

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Une préconisation de bon sens qui aurait dû être mise en œuvre depuis longtemps et prioritairement. Pourquoi continuer à se priver de ressources incomparables ? Est-ce en raison du faible statut politique du Comité des régions ? Un argument qui devrait faire honte ! Intégrer, accueillir des migrants, des réfugiés, personne n’est mieux placé que… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Boeing’s year kicked off with the first flight of the 737 MAX, and the company has had the chance to celebrate a lot of other milestones and events with its airline customers. Here’s a look back. 737 MAX completes a successful first flight, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program. Boeing delivers the 8,888th 737 to come… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

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