Tuesday

21st Feb 2017

Ticker

MEPs vote to keep levy on private copying

The European Parliament's legal affairs committee on Tuesday agreed to keep a levy on the price of CD recorders and other copy-making devices, arguing that artists cannot be deprived of their rights to fair remuneration for their creations. Authors’ and performers’ organisations welcomed the vote.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

News in Brief

  1. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
  2. EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
  3. US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
  4. Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate
  5. Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
  6. Pro-refugee marchers swarm through Barcelona
  7. Renzi seeks party's support
  8. EU probes China-funded rail project

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