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Muslim leader urges #Macron not to meddle too much in French #Islam

Muslim leader urges #Macron not to meddle too much in French #Islam

| February 16, 2018

A leading representative of French Muslims urged Emmanuel Macron (pictured) not to meddle in the organisation of France’s second-largest religion, days after the president said he would try to redefine relations between Islam and the state, write Julie Carriat and Brian Love. The rebuke came from the leader of an organisation set up 15 years […]

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#FriendsofEurope: Beyond the #Robot scare

#FriendsofEurope: Beyond the #Robot scare

| February 13, 2018

László Andor László Andor is a former EU commissioner, now head of department of economic policy (Corvinus University, Budapest), Senior Research Fellow at IMK (Düsseldorf) and Trustee of Friends of Europe. Fears about number of jobs The great robot scare of recent years seems to have eased into more sober assessments of the quantitative and […]

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#LUXPrize at #CinéLumiére: A celebration of European youth on screen

#LUXPrize at #CinéLumiére: A celebration of European youth on screen

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are the kids alright? was an event held at the Institut Francais Ciné Lumière on 12-13 January. Subtitled ‘A celebration of European youth on screen’, and supported by the European Parliament’s LUX Prize, it involved 13 volunteers, aged between 12 and 15, from the Alec Reed Academy, Northolt, UK. All the volunteers participated in four […]

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#FOBT: Britain to limit gambling terminals’ stake to two pounds

#FOBT: Britain to limit gambling terminals’ stake to two pounds

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The stake on gambling machines in British betting shops is set to be cut to two pounds to tackle the risks that the terminals can pose to problem gamblers, the Sunday Times reported, citing an ally of new culture secretary Matt Hancock, writes Paul Sandle. The government said in October it would reduce the top […]

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Commission proposes to invest €1 billion in world-class European #supercomputers

Commission proposes to invest €1 billion in world-class European #supercomputers

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has unveiled its plans to invest jointly with member states in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits to society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity. The step is crucial for the […]

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Removing #IllegalContent online: Commission calls for more efforts and faster progress from all sides

Removing #IllegalContent online: Commission calls for more efforts and faster progress from all sides

Several Commissioners will meet tomorrow (9 January) in Brussels with representatives of online platforms to discuss progress made in tackling the spread of illegal content online, including online terrorist propaganda and xenophobic, racist or hate speech as well as breaches of intellectual property rights. The meeting will be a good opportunity for a frank and […]

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#ChurchofEngland appoints first female Bishop of London

#ChurchofEngland appoints first female Bishop of London

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former nurse Sarah Mullally (pictured) was appointed Bishop of London on Monday (18 December), the first female to take the job which is one of the most senior in the Church of England. Mullally will succeed Richard Chartres to become the 133rd person to hold the role which falls below only the Archbishop of Canterbury […]

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