September 2018

Member of European Parliament Axel Voss reacts after the vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market during a voting session during a plenary session at the European Parliament on September 12, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
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EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

The European Parliament approves a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.
20.09.2018, Austria, Salzburg: Against the backdrop of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Charles Michel (r), Prime Minister of Belgium, head for the group photo during the informal EU summit. On the second day of the summit, EU leaders want to discuss the Brexit Roadmap and better protection of the EU's external borders. Photo: Dirk Waem / BELGA / dpa +++ dpa broadcasting ++
20.09.2018, Austria, Salzburg: Against t... […]

Brexit to dominate second day of EU Salzburg meeting

EU leaders lined up to tell May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal.

The EU’s major tax-dodging cases

The high-profile cases in which the European Union's competition watchdog has launched investigations on member states for granting tax breaks to multinational companies.
A man holds a smartphone with the icons for social networking apps Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in Moscow on March 23, 2018. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP
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Will EU copyright overhaul ‘break’ the internet?

EU lawmakers have backed a major overhaul of copyright law that was hailed by some as a much-needed win against Silicon Valley, but its impact on ordinary web-users remains unclear.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members at Varkert Bazar cultural centre in Budapest on February 18, 2018. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
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Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable speaks at the Liberal club in central London to outline proposals to reform the party on September 7, 2018. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
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Second Brexit vote campaign faces race against time

Calls for a second referendum on Brexit are mounting as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU -- but the sands of time could be running out for diehard Remainers.
ARCHIVE - 17.01.2018, Great Britain, London: An EU flag and a British national flag are blowing in front of the British Parliament in the Palace of Westminster. (to dpa "British hospital carriers warn of possible Brexit episodes" on 21.08.2018) Photo: - / Xinhua / dpa +++ dpa broadcasting +++
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Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit referendum

Mayor of London has called for another Brexit vote, saying the British public should get a "fresh say on our future".