26th Feb 2024


MEPs call for tighter Facebook regulation after leak

Two MEPs have called for tighter regulation of tech firms after a Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, who is to testify in senate Tuesday, leaked papers showing it abused users' data. Haugen showed we must "not let large tech companies regulate themselves," Danish centre-left MEP Christel Schaldemose, who is rapporteur on the EU's new digital services law, said. "We need to regulate the whole system," German Green MEP Alexandra Geese added.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.


Far-right MEPs least disciplined in following party line

In a fractious parliamentary vote, the level of party discipline often decides the fate of legislation. Party discipline among nationalists and far-right MEPs is the weakest, something potentially significant after the June elections. Data by Novaya Gazeta Europe and EUobserver.


More farmers, Ukraine aid, Yulia Navalnaya in focus This WEEK

EU agriculture ministers meet in Brussels amid new farmers' protests. MEPs will hear from Alexei Navalny's widow and give the final green light to the €50bn Ukraine facility, while the CBAM proposal faces a formal challenge at a WTO meeting.

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