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#SaferInternetDay: 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015

#SaferInternetDay: 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ahead of the Safer Internet Day tomorrow, data published by Eurostat shows that 25% of internet users in the EU experienced security issues in 2015 such as viruses affecting devices, abuse of personal information or children accessing inappropriate websites. Security concerns kept internet users from doing several online activities: almost 1 in 5 did not shop […]

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#Tobacco Ombudsman regrets Commission stance on UN tobacco lobbying rules

#Tobacco Ombudsman regrets Commission stance on UN tobacco lobbying rules

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, strongly regrets that the European Commission has chosen not to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent in line with UN guidelines. The Commission was responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendation to extend the transparency policy of DG Health to all DGs through proactive online publication of all meetings […]

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#Israel EU builds illegal structures in area C of the West Bank while calling on Israel to stop settlement construction

#Israel EU builds illegal structures in area C of the West Bank while calling on Israel to stop settlement construction

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

“They can’t come and on the one hand blame Israel for creating facts on the ground and yet spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a comprehensive plan for illegal construction,” said Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations after the EU called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal EU-funded Palestinian structures in […]

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#Refugees Guernsey ‘Islamophobia’ minister apologizes for comments

#Refugees Guernsey ‘Islamophobia’ minister apologizes for comments

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guernsey’s chief minister has apologized for suggesting Islamophobia among its inhabitants was behind a decision not to accept refugees. Jonathan Le Tocq’s original comments, where he expressed fears about negativity and an unwelcoming attitude, prompted a backlash. States advocate Peter Ferbrache said the remark was ‘ill-judged’ and islanders were ‘decent people’. Le Tocq said his […]

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#EuMediaPoll: EU Reporter more influential than Guardian Online

#EuMediaPoll: EU Reporter more influential than Guardian Online

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  EU Reporter appears ahead of the Guardian Online in a list of “very influential” media, with more MEPs visiting EU Reporter online for news on EU issues than visit the Guardian Online. These are among the findings from the ComRes/Burson-Marsteller 2016 EU Media Poll, ‘What Influences the Influencers’, a survey into the preferred news […]

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#Israel  Azerbaijan, Israel’s top strategic partner in the Muslim world, also deplores ‘double standards’ from the EU

#Israel Azerbaijan, Israel’s top strategic partner in the Muslim world, also deplores ‘double standards’ from the EU

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who attended last month’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, held there a series of meetings with world leaders. Among them, one is particularly cherished by Israel, it is Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, because of the strategic alliance that exists between Jerusalem and Baku. ‘Azerbaijani-Israeli relations develop and nothing can hinder this’, […]

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#Thailand Calls for Obama to revoke Thai invite to US-ASEAN summit

#Thailand Calls for Obama to revoke Thai invite to US-ASEAN summit

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The international reputation of Thailand has suffered a fresh blow after the downgrading of Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to a ‘B’ by the International Coordinating Committee on National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).  The move has created the embarrassing situation whereby Thailand, the leader of the G-77, no longer has a voice on human […]

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