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A delegated act tabled under EU tobacco legislation has sparked off an intriguing debate about the relationship between international treaties and EU secondary legislation. Is the European Commission respecting the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products? In past years the Newsletter has spilt copious amounts of ink writing about the relationship between… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Every year, the month of January kicks off with the Brussels Motor Show. While the latest cars on display there clearly proved that vehicles are undergoing a not-so-quiet revolution, coming with state-of-the-art connectivity technology and an expanding range of powertrain options, there are also other players in the automotive supply chain that are changing rapidly.… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

  Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   The High Level Group on Fake News is about to hold its inaugural meeting this January 2018, at a time where more and more Member States are addressing this topic at national level thus pressuring the EU Commission to act against… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Zachary Ellis, intern at Biderbost, Boscan & Rochin (BB&R) Over the past couple of weeks of 2017, an innovative phenomenon has been taking place in local Salamancan schools. The European project eParticipation is making its presence known within classrooms, and it is positively affecting youth all across Salamanca, London, and Palermo. The… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Emmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security in Europe (IPSE), an international and European affairs think-tank based in Paris with offices in London, Brussels, Geneva and Rabat. Back in 1982 Ruth First, the anti-apartheid activist, was assassinated by a parcel bomb sent by the South African security police. Almost… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Carlos Astiz Chairman and spokesperson of Innovative Media Publishers The Commission proposal to introduce a EU-wide “neighbouring right” in the Copyright reform has become a polarized and sensitive topic where misperceptions are widely widespread. With a view to contribute to an informed debate, Carlos Astiz, Chairman of the European Innovative Media Publishers… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The new Commissioner for Digital and Media, Mariya Gabriel, is taking initiatives regarding fake news, with a fast process leading to recommendations before 2018 Summer. And hopefully, impact before the 2019 EU elections. In the same spirit, I share the five-point hypothesis below, and welcome feedback, chiefly offline. I do spare readers of this brief… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

Guest blog post by Jennifer Baker, reporting from the SWITCH, the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region. Blockchain could make Lithuania the world’s newest fintech hub says MEP Antanas Guoga, but while the potential is there, it won’t happen without great efforts in promoting the technology, education, and some… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities, especially from an automotive perspective. Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ – data is wirelessly exchanged between vehicles, the infrastructure surrounding them and service providers. Tomorrow’s vehicles will be automated and autonomous, capable of sensing their environment and navigating through cities without human input. Undoubtedly, these advances will increase comfort… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Since this Monday, Mariya Gabriel, the new digital commissioner appointed last July, launched the first measure of her mandate: a public consultation on “fake news” and misinformation online. The term “fake news”, popularized by Donald Trump, refers to the spread of false information in the media. Writers are often anonymous, making it difficult to sue… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

AEGEE Election Observation deployed 21 Short-Term Observers (STOs) of 12 nationalities to Germany to assess youth participation in the German Federal legislative election. The STOs arrived in Berlin on 20 September. On 21 and 22 September, the mission held meetings with national authorities and stakeholders in the field of youth participation. On election day, STOs… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

Guest post by Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President Digital Payments & Labs Europe, Mastercard The 4th industrial revolution is here. And it is digital. Unlike any other time in recent history, society is witnessing an intense interest in digital transformation. What is changing is nothing less than how consumers interact: with their families, friends, communities… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

For a couple of years now, a lot has been heard about how the European Union was sanctioning both Tech giants from the Silicon Valley and European Union member states which did not compel these companies to pay overdue corporate taxes back to them. More precisely, these cases have mainly been undertaken since Margrethe Vestager,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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