Scrapped EU surveillance law throws doubt on US data agreements

Today @ 08:47

A decision by the EU court to scrap a controversial data retention directive may have implications for existing international data agreements and EU proposals under review.

EU grapples with smugglers as people fleeing conflict face torture

23.07.14 @ 09:28

The EU wants to set up a legal channels to prevent Syrians from turning to smugglers to get to European Union territory - but can it deal with the thousands already trying to reach its shores.

Highlights

French ease ban on pro-Gaza demonstrations in Paris

22.07.14 @ 09:28

Paris has reportedly authorised a demonstration in support for Gaza on Wednesday after two government-banned protests over the weekend turned violent.

Doubts emerge on Belgium’s counter-terror group

10.07.14 @ 09:28

Sweden has opted out of Belgium’s new counter-terrorism scheme amid internal debate on the merits of the plan.

Ukrainians seek EU asylum as conflict goes on

07.07.14 @ 20:40

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has prompted more than 2,000 Ukrainians to apply for asylum in the EU since March.

European court strikes down transgender marriage case

16.07.14 @ 20:47

A Finnish citizen who wanted the state to recognise her new gender after surgery and remain legally married to a woman at the same time has lost her case at the European Court of Human Rights.

EU states adopt new counter-terrorism plan

09.07.14 @ 09:30

Ministers from eight member states have adopted confidential plans to counter Syria-bound EU national fighters.

Italy: struggling to make itself heard on migration

07.07.14 @ 09:23

As Italy takes over the EU presidency, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is under strong pressure to win some support from other states on migration.

Google removes press links after EU ruling

04.07.14 @ 09:26

Google has removed over 70,000 links amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets.

EU judgement on Facebook to take over a year

20.06.14 @ 17:15

Any EU-level judgement on a case filed against Facebook for its alleged involvement in helping the Americans snoop on millions of people is likely to take over a year.

EU ministers to discuss Ukraine security mission

18.06.14 @ 22:21

Foreign ministers will next week discuss a new EU proposal to send security experts to Ukraine.

Opinion

To help restore confidence in Europe, protect rights

17.06.14 @ 09:36

Giving the EU a stronger role in protecting human rights could cement public support in the context of mounting euroscepticism.

US to extend privacy rights to EU citizens

25.06.14 @ 18:07

The US has announced plans to extend the same rights as Americans onto EU citizens whose data has been breached or misused in the US.

EU states let NSA tap data cables, Danish media say

20.06.14 @ 09:41

Files leaked to Danish media suggest some EU states are allowing US spies to install equipment on cables to intercept emails, private phone calls, and Internet chats.

Reform proposal to limit powers of EU anti-fraud staff

18.06.14 @ 19:25

The EU’s anti-fraud office Olaf will have to ask permission to enter the offices of elected and appointed members of the EU institutions under proposals by the European Commission.