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Have your say on the safety of tourism accommodation services: Launch of public consultation

Have your say on the safety of tourism accommodation services: Launch of public consultation

With more and more consumers choosing to spend their holidays outside their country of residence, they should feel safe in any tourism accommodation venue across the EU. Following calls from the European Parliament and the industry, the European Commission is asking for tourists’ and businesses’ views to collect information and evidence on consumers’ experiences with […]

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30 July: International Day of Friendship

30 July: International Day of Friendship

“On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can […]

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Russia offers $110,000 to crack Tor anonymous network

Russia offers $110,000 to crack Tor anonymous network

Russia has offered 3.9 million roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the Tor network. Tor hides internet users’ locations and identities by sending data on random paths through machines on its network, adding encryption at each stage. The Russian interior ministry made the offer, saying […]

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Opinion: Council of Europe should apologise for smearing Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci after EU report clears him of organ trafficking

Opinion: Council of Europe should apologise for smearing Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci after EU report clears him of organ trafficking

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Denis MacShane The European Union has said that there is no evidence linking the Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi to organ harvesting and trafficking during the 1999 war of independence which saw Kosovo freed from Serb occupation and oppression. Clint Williamson, a US lawyer, has concluded after a four-year investigation for the EU […]

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European Union supports key reforms in Republic of Moldova

European Union supports key reforms in Republic of Moldova

The European Commission has announced a new annual support package for the Republic of Moldova to help public institutions, citizens and the business community to seize the benefits and opportunities of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the EU (AA/DCFTA). Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle said: […]

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Make 2014 the summer you learn how to code!

Make 2014 the summer you learn how to code!

If the sun is getting too much, you’ve finished that book and crosswords have lost their magic — then why not make August 2014 the summer you learn a new digital language? In advance of EU Code Week, taking place across Europe 11-17 October 2014, here are a few ways you, your friends and family […]

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