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5th Jul 2022

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EU to harmonise vaccine certificate expiration dates

The European Commission is seeking to harmonise the validity time-period of coronavirus vaccine certificates and any associated booster shots. "The European Commission is working with the utmost urgency to strengthen the coordination of free movement, including the length of validity and the role of boosters in the vaccination campaign," EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides told MEPs in Strasbourg on Monday. "We are determined to reverse the current wave," she added.

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The Digital Services Act — a case-study in keeping public in dark

Companies and lobby groups like Spotify, Google and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) were able to lobby member states using live knowledge of the trilogue discussions on content-ranking systems, advertising and liability for search engines.

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