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#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

| December 18, 2018

Major protests are still ongoing in Hungary against the crackdown on civil liberties and the erosion of the rule of law by the governing authorities. People first took to the street last week after the adoption of the so-called ‘slavery law’ that allows employers to issue 400 hours of overtime to employees per year that […]

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Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

| December 18, 2018

Will there soon be a digital tax targeting major tech companies? ©AP images/European Union-EP  MEPs have voted on the introduction of a digital tax, the first of its kind, targeting major tech companies. MEPs voted on two reports which call on the EU to introduce a common system for taxing digital services from tech giants, […]

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Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

| December 18, 2018

The EU has made online shopping a lot easier ©AP Images/European Union-EP  From ending country redirects to funding free wifi in public spaces, discover what the European Parliament has done in 2018 to improve your online experience. Travel, shop, watch and call throughout the EU with no barriers and no additional costs. This is what […]

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Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

| December 17, 2018

On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and continue to do so: Today, there are […]

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EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

| December 17, 2018

Research by Oceana shows Denmark, France and the UK would register the highest increases in tonnes of fish if ministers followed scientific advice when setting 2019 catch limits at an EU meeting today (17 December). The EU could increase the amount of fish landings from the North-Eastern Atlantic and the North Sea by 56%, up […]

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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

| December 14, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

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Better working conditions, with an updated #Eurofound agency

Better working conditions, with an updated #Eurofound agency

| December 14, 2018

The plenary has voted in favour of the revision of the Eurofound Regulation, which provides support to the European Union institutions and bodies, member states and social partners in shaping policies aimed at improving living and working conditions.   The new rules ensure professional management and solid financial provisions, while also granting the agency an adequate […]

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