Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

EU gets closer to universal phone charger

The European Union inched closer on Thursday towards the mandatory introduction of a common mobile phone charger, after MEPs approved draft legislation that would include compatibility with "universal chargers" as an "essential requirement" for selling electronic goods on the EU market.

Article 7 not mentioned in Poland probe update

While Polish president Andrzej Duda proposes amendments to further increase political control over the judiciary, EU ministers voice support for the rule of law, but make no mention of the Article 7 sanctions.

US tests EU patience over Privacy Shield

The data sharing pact with the US is yet to be fully implemented, as the Americans have failed to appoint people in key positions to ensure EU citizens' personal data is protected.

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