Tag: European Union

Secret Malware in European Network Traced to NSA & GCHQ

  Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept. Regin was found […]

Ukrainian PM and Cabinet Resign

Thursday, 24 July 2014 Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned after two leading political parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. The far right Svoboda party and the UDAR movement led by former boxer Vladimir Klitschko both pulled out of the ruling block which has […]

Athens bans protests for EU meeting

  Greek police have banned protests in central Athens ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in the capital. Demonstrators will be barred from areas including Syntagma Square, the focus of recent anti-austerity protests. EU finance ministers are expected to sign off the next instalment of Greece’s […]

Europe says No to drug data access ” arguing that this would undermine commercial interests and that there was no overriding public interest in disclosure”

Public release date: 10-May-2011 – Request Repost Drug regulators are protecting profits over patients, warn researchers Analysis: Opening up data at the European Medicines Agency Medicines regulators are protecting drug company profits rather than the lives and welfare of patients by withholding unpublished trial data, argue researchers on […]

Warning shots fired to turn monitors back from Crimea

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Warning shots were fired to prevent an unarmed international military observer mission from entering Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday, as new confrontations between Russian and Ukrainian troops raised tension ever higher. Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, which began about 10 days ago, […]

EU to help Ukraine pay Russian gas bill

EEV: ? 04 Mar   2014 Brussels (AFP) The European Union will help Ukraine pay the $2.0 billion it owes to Russian gas giant Gazprom, a top official said Tuesday, as part of an aid package reportedly worth more than one billion euros. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said […]

Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova

By Christian Neef As Moldova prepares to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, Russia is stepping up attempts to keep the country in its fold. It has found some willing helpers in the country. If Mihail Formuzal had his way, the revolution in Kiev never would […]

Ukraine nationalist leader calls on ‘most wanted’ terrorist Umarov ‘to act against Russia’

Published time: March 01, 2014 18:12                                                                              A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sector’s page in VKontakte social network.

US lead in science and technology shrinking

– U.S. and Europe has decreased, respectively, from 37 percent to 30 percent and from 26 percent to 22 percent. Press Release 14-022  Emerging economies shifting global S&T landscape Indicators is a widely-used resource, reporting on R&D trends, the STEM workforce, and more. Credit and Larger Version February 6, […]

EU gives US six months to lift visas

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 The European Commission has requested that the US lift visas for citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania. If within six months the problem is not solved, the EU could introduce visas for US diplomats, the Commission warned, reports EurActiv. The development comes […]

Passports for profit: British company to make ‘disgusting amounts of money’ from controversial EU passport sale

Eric Major, H&P’s Canadian chief executive The Malta Independent (www.independent.com.mt) Cahal Milmo   Chief Reporter Wednesday 29 January 2014 A British company has been accused of making “disgusting amounts of money” from a controversial scheme by Malta to sell European Union passports to tycoons and celebrities ranging from a […]

Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Green Fade-Out By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany’s touted energy revolution in the process. The climate […]

Welfare debate stokes Germany-EU tensions

“The German social welfare system is not a self-service convenience store for all the Europeans that come to our country,” Does the German social welfare system contravene European law? The EU seems to think so. It has made a statement regarding the rights of migrants that has caused […]