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Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’

EU GPS Galileo goes live

On 15 December 2016, Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo started offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Commission Vice-President Šefčovič recalled how geolocalisation is at the heart of the ongoing digital revolution with new services that transform our daily lives. The responsible for the Energy Union also stated that: “Galileo will increase geo-location precision ten-fold and enable …

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Partenariat UE/OIM

L’UE et l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) viennent de lancer une initiative pour la protection des migrants le long des routes migratoires de Méditerranée centrale et leur réinsertion en Afrique. Le fonds fiduciaire pour l’Afrique de la UE, l’Allemagne, l’Italie et l’OIM ont lancé un projet pour aider les pays africains à faire face aux besoins urgents de protection …

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Provisional agreement on Firearms Directive

After a year of discussions, the Parliament and the Council have finally reached a provisional political agreement on the Firearms Directive, as proposed by the Commission in November 2015. The purpose of the revision is to make it harder to legally acquire high capacity weapons in the European Union, to allow better tracking of legally held firearms thus reducing the …

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Is Facebook liying?

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Facebook alleging the company provided incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s planned acquisition of WhatsApp. Competition Comissioner Vestager recalled that: “Companies are obliged to give DG COMP accurate information during merger investigations. They must take this obligation seriously. Our timely …

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