Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Dutch minister: Don't underestimate risk of hacking

Dutch security and justice minister Ard van der Steur said in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday that “underestimating” the risk of foreign hacking to influence elections was “dangerous”. He said the government was “very alert” of that risk ahead of Lower House elections on 15 March. Liberal MP Kees Verhoeven had raised the issue because to him it was “obvious” that Russia would try to influence the Dutch elections.

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

Focus

Uber: It is not necessarily a farewell to Denmark

Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.

News in Brief

  1. Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
  2. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  3. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  4. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  5. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  6. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  7. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks
  8. Nato moves summit forward so US can attend

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