Malta chairs 'awkward' EU talks on tax dodging

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 17:58
Maltese finance minister Scicluna claimed there were "no offshore companies in the EU" in defence of what he called media "lynching" of his country on tax dodging.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

Germany is black spot in Nato solidarity

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 17:42
Fifty three percent of Germans would not want to defend Poland or Estonia against Russia, but pro-Nato feeling has bounced back overall.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Report: VW threatened with €19.7 billion French fine

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 11:52
German automaker Volkswagen could be fined up to €19.7 billion by France over the Dieselgate scandal, according to Le Monde. The newspaper, which had access to a report by French anti-fraud authorities, said the sum would amount to 10% of VW's average turnover in France between 2012 and 2014, after VW made a €22.78 billion "fraudulent benefit" from selling 946,087 vehicles equipped with an emissions-cheating device.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

Children among dead in UK bomb attack

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 09:24
Children are among the victims after a suspected suicide bomber detonated at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday, the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Europe.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

No debt relief or bailout money yet for Greece

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 09:04
The EU and IMF could not agree on Greek debt relief, despite seven hours of talks and side talk in Brussels. Athens now hoping for a deal by mid-June.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Turkey begins mass trial of suspected coup leaders

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 08:52
The trial of 221 high-ranking military officers – accused of trying to oust Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in last July's failed coup – began Monday, amid heavy security in Turkey. Outside the courthouse, the crowd called for the death penalty, which was banned in Turkey in its bid to join the EU. Erdogan blames the attempted coup on the US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, a claim he strongly denies.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Investigation] Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 08:51
Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Merkel's CDU consolidates lead in polls

van EU Observer - di, 05/23/2017 - 08:27
German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU) widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD), according to a poll published Tuesday. CDU had 39 percent, 14 points ahead of SPD, which is led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz. The liberal Free Democrats (FDP) are in third place for the first time with 9 percent, enough to govern together with Merkel, outlining the possibility of a more fiscally conservative government.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

13 juni – Informaticarecht voor ondernemers en online dienstverleners

van ICT recht - di, 05/23/2017 - 07:42

Met het groeiende economisch belang van ICT en internet worden ook de juridische aspecten rondom webwinkels, intellectuele eigendom van software en content, privacyregels en beperking van aansprakelijkheid belangrijker. Deze training van ICTRecht Academy op 13 juni geeft antwoord op de vraag die iedereen in de online sector vroeg of laat tegenkomt: “mag dat eigenlijk wel?”.

In één dag leert u belangrijke juridische knelpunten herkennen en hiervoor een oplossing te vinden. U leert de regels van aansprakelijkheid, auteursrecht en portretrecht, e-commerce, het beschermen van ideeën en online privacy. Wij zien u graag 13 juni in de Mediacentrale te Groningen.


PROGRAMMA Ondernemers en medewerkers in de online sector moeten enig begrip van deze onderwerpen hebben om de juridische knelpunten te onderkennen en de invloed van het juridische kader op hun werkzaamheden te kunnen inschatten. Deze training geeft antwoord op de vraag die iedereen in de online sector vroeg of laat tegenkomt: “mag dat eigenlijk wel?”. 09:00 Ontvangst 09:30-12:30 Deel I.
Module 1: Inleiding auteursrecht
Module 2: Werkgeversauteursrecht en portretrecht
Module 3: Creative commons en open source licenties 12:30-13:00 Lunchpauze 13:00-17:00 Deel II:
Module 4: Online privacy
Module 5: Octrooi en databankenrecht
Module 6: Merken en domeinnamen
Module 7: eCommerce en digitaal zakendoen.
Module 8: aansprakelijkheid van distributeurs en hosters van informatie. 17:00-18:00 Borrel


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Categorieën: Technieuws

[Letter] An open letter to ministers on the audiovisual directive

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 18:38
The ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is a key opportunity to reduce exposure of Europe's children to advertisements of health-harmful products – an opportunity that should not be missed.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

EU gives mandate to Barnier to negotiate Brexit

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 17:55
In its final preparatory act before Brexit talks begin, the EU has officially given the negotiating mandate to Michel Barnier. The French politician said he would like to start negotiations on the week of 19 June.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

EU wary over Ukrainian weapons in South Sudan

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 17:54
Ukraine, which had signed an EU arms embargo on South Sudan, has since sold attack helicopters used by the government forces in Juba against civilians and hospitals.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Agenda] Trump descends into 'hellhole' This WEEK

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 17:48
Trump, Erdogan, and Macron will all meet in Brussels this week among other Nato leaders, as the US president makes his debut in the European Union.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] France to host Russian president

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 17:46
French president Emmanuel Macron will host his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for a round of talks on 29 May at the Versailles palace outside of Paris. The two are set to discuss Syria and Ukraine, among other issues. The scheduled meeting follows reports of Russian attempts to obstruct the French presidential election against Macron, in favour of his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

Portugal held up as symbol of EU recovery

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 13:48
Portugal to sail out of troubled waters after eight years of financial crisis, EU commission predicted, amid broad but "fragile" recovery in European economy.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

Hungarians march against Orban crackdown

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 09:18
Thousands of protesters, on Sunday, called on Hungarian leader to repeal laws against foreign funded NGOs and a top university in Budapest.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Swizterland votes against nuclear power

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 08:49
In a Swiss referendum on Sunday, people voted in favour of phasing out energy generated by nuclear power plants. Some 58 percent voted for greener and more renewable forms of energy to replace nuclear. Switzerland's five current nuclear power plants generate around a third of the country's energy needs. No date has been set to decommission the plants.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Facebook's internal rules on sharing revealed

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 08:38
The Guardian newspaper, in an investigation, has revealed the inner workings of social media giant Facebook, and how it attempts to monitor and moderate what is posted. The probe has discovered, among other things, that Facebook reviews some 6.5 million reports of fake accounts each week.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] France urges EU migration reform

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 08:32
French president Emmanuel Macron urged swifter action on EU migration policies in a meeting with Italy's prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, on Sunday. Macron said EU member states need to better share the burden of incoming migrants and refugees in Italy. In this year alone, some 45,000 people have so far landed in Italy from the coast of north Africa.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws

[Ticker] Socialists in Spain re-elect Pedro Sanchez

van EU Observer - ma, 05/22/2017 - 08:25
The Socialists in Spain have re-elected Pedro Sanchez to lead the party. Sanchez had stepped down last October after he refused to abstain from a vote that aimed to break a nine-month political deadlock, which eventually led to Mariano Rajoy, from the conservative People's Party, becoming prime minister. Sanchez is expected to toughen up the party's opposition to the ruling conservatives.
Categorieën: Europees nieuws