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Caution needed in transposing whistleblowing and trade secrets directives

Tue, 2018-04-24 17:02
The Commission presented on Monday (23 April) a draft directive on the protection of whistleblowers. However, this new draft counterbalances the directive on trade secrets adopted in 2016, which France is currently transposing. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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The Brief – I’m a billionaire, get me out of here!

Tue, 2018-04-24 16:57
A Croatian billionaire who set up one of the largest companies in the Balkans will be extradited back to his native country to face charges of fraud. But what chance does Ivica Todorić really have of getting a fair trial in the EU’s newest member state?
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ePrivacy is about the entire economy, and we need to get it right [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-04-24 14:00
Although described as a sectorial law, the proposed ePrivacy Regulation has profound implications for European industry as a whole. That’s why lawmakers need to make it fit for the entire digital economy, writes Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl.
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EU governments, businesses, consumers must work together to demand sustainable fisheries

Tue, 2018-04-24 13:29
As the seafood industry enters an era that many experts say will bring growing demand and dwindling supply, every player in the supply chain must work to advance sustainability and end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, writes Amanda Nickson.
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Commission defends “equivalence” with UK for financial services

Tue, 2018-04-24 13:20
European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis told the UK’s financial sector on Tuesday (24 April) that the EU and UK regimes could co-exist together after Brexit, but warned that London would not have a say in the decision-making process.
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Lifecourse vaccination in Europe: Influenza prevention

Tue, 2018-04-24 13:02
Adult vaccination has been given less prominence than other health priorities. But given our ageing population, the problem of vaccine-preventable diseases and related complications in adults and elderly is likely to grow. Vaccinating these groups would allow them to stay...
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EU court deals blow to anti-abortion campaigners

Tue, 2018-04-24 12:44
The EU’s top court has dealt a blow to anti-abortion activists, ruling that the European Commission was justified in its refusal to propose a ban on EU funding for abortion services.
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OLAF: Illicit cut tobacco is a significant and growing market

Tue, 2018-04-24 12:04
The volume of illicit cut tobacco in Europe poses a significant problem and is a growing market, Margarete Hofmann, Director for policy at the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) told EURACTIV.com.
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Strikes in Syria: first and foremost a political manoeuvre

Tue, 2018-04-24 11:18
The joint strikes in Syria led by France, the UK and the US seem to be of more symbolic rather than military use.
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