Champagne populists? Far-right MEPs face inquiry into expenses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Report claims €427,000 in ‘noncompliant’ expenses included 234 bottles of bubbly Rail as they might against Europe being a waste of taxpayers’ money, it seems Europe’s far-right populists are not above wasting some of it themselves. Senior MEPs will discuss next week claims that Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Brexit in crisis: time for a reboot | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The EU has an interest in helping the UK devise a new model of associate membership Brexit is not just one negotiation between two sides. At its heart is the dialogue between the EU and Theresa May’s government, but that process has become increasingly Läs mer…

Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Users have been forced into agreeing new terms of service, says EU consumer rights body Facebook and Google have become the targets of the first official complaints of GDPR noncompliance, filed on the day the privacy law takes effect across the EU. Across four Läs mer…

GDPR blocks some US-based news websites for EU internet users

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; GDPR LA Times, Chicago Tribune and others redirect to pages saying sites are currently unavailable in most European countries EU-based visitors to the Los Angeles Times website are being redirected to a page that looks like this The general data protection regulation, which has Läs mer…

Iran lists demands for staying in nuclear deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran nuclear deal Officials say EU must present credible package by end of May to compensate for US sanctions A special meeting of of parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear deal at Coburg palace in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: AFP/Getty Läs mer…

UK will build own satellite system if frozen out of EU’s Galileo – chancellor

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Philip Hammond says UK to ‘go it alone’ after Brexit if Brussels carries out access threat The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has warned that the UK will build its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s €10bn Galileo project if Brussels carries out Läs mer…

Liberation day! Don’t email me. I sure won’t be emailing you | Charles Arthur

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; GDPR Opinion Liberation day! Don’t email me. I sure won’t be emailing you Charles Arthur Today, happily, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. It’s the data detox we’ve been waiting for ‘The GDPR is a rebalancing of power between us, the Läs mer…

UK ‘chasing a fantasy’ in Brexit talks, top EU official warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Senior official involved in talks says EU will not negotiate under threat, after a fraught week in Brussels The EU has accused the British government of “chasing a fantasy” and warned that it will not negotiate under threat, after a fraught week of Brexit Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Jeremy Corbyn and Ireland: all about the border | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Questions about the Labour leader’s republican views dominated his trip to Belfast. But Brexit is the key question for Northern Irish politics now Northern Ireland was a defining issue for Jeremy Corbyn during his long career as a backbencher. Mr Corbyn the backbencher was Läs mer…

Romanian is second most common non-British nationality in UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Office for National Statistics Number of Romanian nationals living in UK in 2017 estimated to be 411,000, up 25% on 2016 A specialist Romanian shop in East Ham, east London. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian There are now more Romanians living in the Läs mer…

EU settles seven-year Gazprom dispute without imposing fine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gazprom Deal bans firm from restricting how its customers in central and eastern Europe use gas A Gazprom employee at a gas measuring station. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA The EU has settled a seven-year dispute with Gazprom after the Russian state-controlled energy giant agreed to Läs mer…

Is Italy's government on a collision course with the EU?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy Brussels has shown concern about the rhetoric of M5S and League, but the ragtag coalition has domestic worries of its own Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister designate, will have a huge task in finding common ground between the government’s coalition partners. Photograph: Riccardo Läs mer…

Is Italy's government on a collision course with the EU?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy Brussels has shown concern about the rhetoric of M5S and League, but the ragtag coalition has domestic worries of its own Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister designate, will have a huge task in finding common ground between the government’s coalition partners. Photograph: Riccardo Läs mer…

Stop Brexit blather and face reality on trade, says ex-EU ambassador

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers takes aim at PM’s Brexit strategy in speech Britain must face reality on post-Brexit trade rather than continue the “buccaneering blather” of hard Brexiters, the UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers has said. Rogers, Läs mer…

Brexiters' customs model 'could cost £20bn for UK business'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit ‘Max-fac’ option could result in huge annual hit for firms, according to head of HMRC The model is favoured by Boris Johnson and David Davis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA The post-Brexit customs model favoured by Boris Johnson, David Davis and other leading cabinet Brexiters Läs mer…