Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

Ticker

EU to keep 'Dieselgate' letter secret

The European Commission has denied a request by EUobserver to publish the letter it sent to Volkswagen about its repairs of diesel cars equipped with cheating software. EU citizens normally have the right to access documents, but the secretary-general of the commission said an exception was made because the letter is "part of ongoing investigations by national consumer protection authorities regarding a possible infringement of EU consumer law".

Facebook promises privacy reboot ahead of new EU rules

Speaking in Brussels, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, says the social media giant has "not done enough to stop the abuse of our technology." Her admission comes with new plans to wrestle with "bad content".

Opinion

Europe is lacking tech leadership

Despite some 'unicorns', Europe lags way behind the US in tech innovation - and is in danger of being overtaken by China, whilst preoccupied by the online threat from Russia. The EU needs to back France's Macron's new thinking.

MEPs to keep 28 UK seats after Brexit

The number of French MEPs will grow from 74 to 79, while Spanish MEPs will increase in number from 54 to 59. Italy, the Netherlands, and Ireland will also get more MEPs, but Germany is already at the maximum allowed.

Norway defends new Arctic oil drilling

Norway's oil and gas is "extremely important" for Europe's energy supply, oil minister says, rejecting calls to stop drilling to prevent global warming

News in Brief

  1. Dutch environment group appeals air quality ruling
  2. Commission opens case into Polish railways state aid
  3. EU remove eight places from tax havens blacklist
  4. UK to keep forces in Germany over Russia fears
  5. Finnish presidential vote could go to second round
  6. Report: EU might pay Brexit residency fees for EU citizens
  7. Puigdemont free to travel around EU
  8. Italy's 5 Star drops euro referendum plan

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