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30 July: First UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July: First UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Each year millions of children, women and men from all regions of the world are trafficked, their hope stolen. To mark the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons today (30 July), people across the globe are being encouraged to symbolically help give back this precious item. Join the #igivehope campaign today […]

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This time it was different: The voices of the 2014 European elections

This time it was different: The voices of the 2014 European elections

Greek student Aliki, Irish entrepreneur Trish and Danish designers Jens and Sedsel were among the faces of the EP’s election information campaign before the European elections. They shared with all of us why the EU matters to them and why voting was so important. These are their stories. Aliki (a student from Greece), Trish (an […]

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Statement by EU presidents on measures against Russia

Statement by EU presidents on measures against Russia

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission in the name of the European Union on the agreed additional restrictive measures against Russia. “On 29 July, the European Union agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral co-operation and exchanges with the Russian […]

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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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