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#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald’s would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on […]

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#Encryption: ‘Restricting encryption will hurt security and economy, won’t stop terrorists from using it anyway’, ITIF finds in new analysis

#Encryption: ‘Restricting encryption will hurt security and economy, won’t stop terrorists from using it anyway’, ITIF finds in new analysis

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), an innovation policy think tank, today (14 March) urged the U.S. government not to limit the commercialization of cybersecurity innovations, especially encryption. In a new report, ITIF argued that restricting encryption would reduce the overall security of law-abiding citizens and businesses, make it more difficult for U.S. companies […]

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#PrivacyShield: Restoring trust in transatlantic data flows through strong safeguards – European Commission presents EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

#PrivacyShield: Restoring trust in transatlantic data flows through strong safeguards – European Commission presents EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission today (29 February) issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and a Communication summarizing the actions taken over the last years to restore trust in transatlantic data flows since the 2013 surveillance revelations. In line with President Juncker’s political guidelines, the Commission has (i) finalized the […]

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#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 percent […]

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U.S. Ambassador to UN Power gives Brussels speech on Europe’s role in peacekeeping

U.S. Ambassador to UN Power gives Brussels speech on Europe’s role in peacekeeping

“The United States looks to Europe as a strong military partner in our efforts to address the range of threats we face today,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said in a speech on peacekeeping in Brussels on March 9. While that starts with NATO, she said, European military force can be brought to […]

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EU-US trade deal: Eight debates in European Parliament this week

EU-US trade deal: Eight debates in European Parliament this week

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament is working on its position on the EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) this week. The international trade committee, which is responsible for drafting the Parliament’s position, are discussing recommendations for the first time on Tuesday (24 February), while ten out of the 13 committees that […]

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European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Cargill and ADM’s proposed industrial chocolate merger

European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Cargill and ADM’s proposed industrial chocolate merger

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of the industrial chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland (“ADM”) by Cargill is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both US-based companies supply industrial chocolate as well as fat-based coatings and fillings. Industrial chocolate, which is sold in liquid or […]

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