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Slovakia is on the verge of rapprochement with Russia.
Pursuing a united European policy on the war in Ukraine was already made extremely complicated by opposition from Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. And now, this is likely to become almost impossible after the results of the Slovak parliamentary elections held on Saturday.
Norway wants Facebook behavioural advertising banned across Europe.
Norway has told the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) it believes a countrywide ban on Meta harvesting user data to serve up advertising on Facebook and Instagram should be made permanent and extended across Europe.
The same day that Elon Musk fired the entire Twitter team concerned with fighting election disinformation, he also endorses a post where people are being encouraged to vote for the far-right German AFD party. The AFD thanked him for his endorsement and for disbanding the team that was fighting election disinformation.
The Fediverse may become flooded with billions of new users over the next six months after the @EU_Commission declared that six major tech companies have less than a year to comply or face fines based on global revenues.
Image: from Pixabay, discovered on Fediverse Party.
The European Commission has today designated, for the first time, six gatekeepers – […]
"Russian attacks on export routes through both the #BlackSea and #DanubeRiver remain a constant threat for shipping out crops that help feed the world. That’s making it harder and more expensive to squeeze cargoes out through #Europe, causing supplies to pile up in #Ukraine.
On top of that, many farmers are having to export crops themselves after major trading companies pulled back from the country. "
Ukraine Reaps a Big Harvest, But War Risks Trapping It at Home
As one #EU diplomat put it: “It is one of life’s ironies that the countries holding the cards in energy are sometimes ones who are at best unreliable partners and at worst future enemies.” #Russia #Ukraine
#Europe has dodged #Putin’s gas bullet. But it’s still thirsty for cheap energy https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/07/europe/european-energy-security-russia-ukraine-china-cmd-intl/index.html
"But elsewhere one thing is clear: since Vladimir #Putin launched his full-scale invasion of #Ukraine last February, #Moscow has had to resort to riskier and less conventional methods of spying, mainly because so many of the spies it had placed under diplomatic cover in #Europe have been expelled." #EU #espionage #UkraineWar
#Russia turning to #SleeperCells and unofficial agents
In the statement issued on Monday, the governing body said it was "deeply #sorry", that it knew it needed to do more to ensure "nothing like this will happen again" and it condemned "any form of #racism".
Shocking that it took them a year and the protest on social media to #apologize.
Perfectly Normal behavior : NATO the "defensive alliance" casually threatening #China and saying they're next for dinner:
"We'll then have a weakened Russian army and also a Europe really stepping up for defense spending. That will make it easier for you to focus also on China"
There is no digital without chips.
Today, the European Chips Act enters into force.
It will support investment and research facilities so #Europe can become an innovation powerhouse with a strong stake in the global market:
- Supporting technological capacity building and innovation
- Ensuring security of supply and resilience by attracting investments
- Establishing coordination with and across countries
This is a step forward in determining our own destiny.
They held hands and stood in silence before the tragedy of history.
They reconciled their countries and brought #Europe closer.
On #PeaceDay, we remember how Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand courageously dreamt of a better future of unity and peace almost 40 years ago. For France. For Germany. For Europe.
Now, it is our moment to answer the call of #history and stand up to defend Europe's values and future.
Ein Europa der Einheit und des Mutes.
Une Europe de la liberté et de la paix.
La liberté de la presse recule sur le vieux continent. L'European Media Freedom Act pourrait représenter une avancée, à condition que des États comme la France n'en profitent pas pour autoriser l'utilisation de logiciels espions contre les journalistes. 🔎
European governments have “systematically” shrunk their railways and starved them of funding while pouring money into expanding their road network, a report has found.
The length of motorways in Europe grew 60% between 1995 and 2020 while railways shrank 6.5%, according to research from German thinktanks Wuppertal Institute and T3 Transportation. For every €1 governments spent building railways, they spent €1.6 building roads.
The 870 km Rail Baltica project, which is due for completion in 2030, will connect the capitals of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia with Warsaw and the rest of Europe, allowing trains to run uninterrupted.
However, the project is symbolic as well as physical.
For the EU, it’s a statement about the Baltic states’ return to Europe and their decoupling from their Soviet past.
"Media reports allege 👉Poland’s #consular sections issued about 250,000 visas to #migrants from Asia and Africa since 2021 in return for bribes👈 of several thousand dollars each. Poland is a member of the EU’s visa-free zone known as #Schengen, and once those migrants arrived in Poland they could cross #Europe’s borders freely...
A former 👉deputy foreign minister👈 who was ...
From wind to steel, the future of clean tech industry has to be Made in #Europe.
We want to support the #EU industry in building its model for decarbonisation. Starting this month, we will discuss with the industry the best way to do this.
Our #wind industry is already a European success story, but it faces a unique mix of challenges.
That is why we will present a European Wind Power package to boost fast-track permitting and focus on access to finance, among others.
It also involved #CentralBankers, financiers in #UK and #USA including the #BankOfEngland, and #industrialists that wanted to exploit #Europe's resources, including #oilMerchants like the #BushCrimeFamily.
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TikTok is spending $1.3 billion to dodge bans in Europe.
European politicians are nervous about where TikTok’s data goes. The company is spending big on local data centers, but analysts say it’s not enough.
“TikTok poses several unacceptable risks for European users, including data access by Chinese authorities, censorship, and the tracking of journalists".
Greece and Romania both passed 50% #renewables for the first time, while Denmark and Portugal both surpassed 75% renewables."
Unity, solidarity and determination.
These values guided us throughout a decisive year:
On 13 September at 09:00 am CEST, President von der Leyen will take stock of what we have achieved so far and present her vision and actions for the coming year.
The State of the Union will be about the decisive moments we have had and those lying ahead of us.
Today we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the passing of #EU pioneer Robert Schuman.
Schuman was a member of the French resistance in World War II. After the war, he drew up the famous ‘Schuman Declaration’ to unite #Europe and prevent further wars.
Today we pay tribute to his legacy that continues to transcend generations.
Join us for the upcoming #SOTEU address on 13 September to witness our commitment to protecting his legacy.