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Thousands employed by the European Commission.

Around 32 000 people are employed by the European Commission. https://europa.eu/european-union/abo...inistration_en I was told time and again that Brussels was this globalist bureaucratic monster.... but 32K doesnt sounds like all that much compared to say, the 2 million US federal employees. http://www.governing.com/gov-data/fe...-by-state.html
Tags: US, European Commission, Brussels, Weapon, Political News and Discussion


Ariane 6 rocket sees first commercial deals in race with SpaceX

Ariane 6, Europe's next-generation space rocket, is expected to win its first two commercial launch orders in coming weeks, company officials said, a key milestone as the European launcher vies for orders against Elon Musk's U.S. competitor SpaceX. Operator Arianespace faces increased competition from SpaceX and Blue Origin, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Ariane 6 has three institutional orders in hand from the European Commission and France and is close to signing deals with two commercial c...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, France, European Commission, Airbus, Blue Origin, Arianespace, Safran, Jeff Bezos Ariane, Mathias Spude


EC Sees Role For ‘Stable Nuclear’ In 2050 Electricity Mix, Commissioner Tells Conference

21 Feb (NucNet): The European Commission expects a “stable share of nuclear” in what would be a renewables-dominated European electricity mix by 2050, EU climate action and energy commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete told a conference in Brussels this week. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Eu, European Commission, Brussels, EC, Miguel Arias Canete, Feb NucNet


Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmatic ad industry’s real-time bidding (RTB) system to broadcast their personal data. The adtech industry functions by harvesting web users’ data, packaging individual identifiers and browsing data in bid requests that are systematically shared with third parti...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Aol, Commission, Poland, European Commission, Data Protection


United States: European Commission List Of AML-Deficient Jurisdictions Includes U.S. Territories - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The European Commission published a list of jurisdictions it identified as having strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") deficiencies
Tags: News, United States, European Commission, Taft LLP


European Parliament Calls for Tightened Laws on Cross-Border Art Restitution

The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to tighten its framework on cross-border restitutions for looted art and cultural goods. “The first priority is to get some attention focused on the topic, then to map areas where progress could be achieved at the European Union level,” says representative Pavel Svoboda. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, Art News, Minipost, European Parliament Calls, Pavel Svoboda


Three MPs abandon May over Brexit as UK political sands shift

Three MPs quit Britain's governing Conservative Party on Wednesday in protest at its "disastrous" hard line on Brexit, joining a rebellion in parliament that is redrawing the country's political landscape just weeks before it leaves the EU. The resignations by the pro-European trio posed a fresh and embarrassing headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she headed to Brussels for talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston said th...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, European Commission, Brussels, Conservative Party, Sarah Wollaston, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker Anna Soubry Heidi Allen


Brexit backstop talks: Theresa May to present EU with new proposals

Eurosceptics strike positive note even as PM backpedals on ‘Malthouse compromise’ Theresa May will present the EU with new legal proposals to solve the Irish backstop issue on Wednesday, which No 10 hopes will be enough to convince Eurosceptics to back her Brexit deal.The prime minister is travelling to Brussels to meet Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, with a plan to secure legal assurances that the Irish backstop would not permanently bind the UK into a customs union. Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, European Commission, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker, Malthouse


Brussels accuses Orbán of peddling conspiracy theory with Juncker poster

Campaign claims commission president and George Soros are ‘endangering Hungary’s safety’The European commission has accused Viktor Orbán’s government of a propagating a “shocking” and “ludicrous conspiracy theory”, after Hungary launched a poster campaign targeting Jean-Claude Juncker.Opening a new front against Brussels a few months before European elections, the poster shows the European commission president alongside the Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, a familiar target in Hun...
Tags: Europe, European Union, World news, Hungary, Migration, Jean Claude Juncker, European Commission, Brussels, George Soros, Viktor Orban, Juncker, Orban


European Union: Cyber Concerns Lead To EU Recall Of A Connected Kids Devices - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Citing cybersecurity concerns with a children's smartwatch, the European Commission recently issued a recall of the device.
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Hampton, Mullin Richter


EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, European Commission, Donald Trump, Trump, Jean Claude Juncker, Juncker


Trade War Heats Up as EU Vows to Retaliate on U.S. Auto Tariffs

If European exports are hit by U.S. actions, the EU will “react in a swift and adequate manner,” Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for the European Commission, told reporters in Brussels on Monday -- a day after President Donald Trump received a report on the national-security implications posed by auto imports. The EU has prepared tariffs on a total of 20 billion euros ($23 billion) in U.S. goods should Trump follow through on his threat, which would chiefly hit Germany.
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Margaritis Schinas, U S Auto Tariffs


EU vows 'swift' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

The EU promised a quick and effective response if the United States imposes import duties on European autos, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Monday. Brussels issued the threat after the US Commerce Department filed a report that empowers President Donald Trump to apply car duties within the next 90 days. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has labelled as "frightening" the prospect that this report could label European car imports as a national security threat to the United States,...
Tags: News, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, United States, European Commission, Brussels, Donald Trump, US Commerce Department


European Union: Proposition On The Modernisation Of EU Company Laws - KCG Partners Law Firm

In order to promote economic growth, create jobs and attract investments in the EU, in December 2018 the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on modernising the existing EU company
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission, EU Company


Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect “for an exemplary European citizen” who showed “rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds […]
Tags: News, Nation, Athens, European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, Greece AP, Dionissis Arvanitakis


UK's May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop, one of the most contentious parts of the withdrawal agreement she agreed in November, her office said. May has told EU leaders she could pass her deal with concessions primarily around the backstop - a guarantee that there can be no return to border controls between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland. The backstop has become one of the...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker


European Financing Initiative Should Not Exclude Nuclear, Says Foratom

15 Feb (NucNet): A European initiative which covers the financing of investments based on environmental, social and governance considerations should refer to low-carbon technologies as a whole to bring it in line with the European Commission’s belief that Europe’s 2050 carbon-free power system will be composed of two low-carbon sources: renewables and nuclear, Brussels-based industry group Foratom has said. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, European Commission, Brussels, Foratom


#Saudi central bank governor sees no impact from EU terror financing move | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi central bank governor sees no impact from EU terror financing move | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Central Bank Governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey does not expect the EU’s decision to add his country to a list of “high risk” countries to have any impact for now, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Thursday.The EU this week added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four US territories on Wednesday to a blacklist of nations deemed to be posing a threat to the bloc because of poor controls against terrorism financing and mone...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, US, Eu, European Commission, Al Arabiya TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmed al Kholifey, Saudi Arabia Panama


EU starts investigation into Chinese steel wheel imports

The European Commission has begun an investigation into whether Chinese producers are dumping steel vehicle wheels into Europe at excessively low prices, the EU official journal said on Friday.
Tags: Europe, Money, Eu, businessNews, European Commission


European Union: European Council Position On Commission Proposal For SPC Manufacturing Waiver - J A Kemp

On 28 May 2018 the European Commission published a proposal for a change in the law (see discussion here and here)
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European Union: Bigger Is Better. . .Or Maybe Not: The Siemens/Alstom Railway Merger - McDermott Will & Emery

The European Commission recently reaffirmed that industrial policy objectives have no role to play when it comes to applying the EU merger control rules. Despite unusually intense industrial
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, Emery, Siemens Alstom Railway Merger McDermott Will amp


Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that rely on digital intermediaries for discovery and sales. The European Commission proposed a regulation for fairness and transparency in online platform trading last April. And late yesterday the European Parliament, Council of the EU and Commission reached a political deal on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Instagram, Ebay, Google Search, Tech, Eu, European Union, E-commerce, Search Engines, Competition, Commission


Saudis Say EU 'High Risk' Money Laundering List Is Not Final - Bloomberg

Saudis Say EU 'High Risk' Money Laundering List Is Not Final - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia sought to downplay the impact of the European Commission’s decision to include the kingdom in a black list of 23 countries posing higher risks of money laundering and terrorist financing.Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, pointed out that the decision isn’t final, and must first be approved by the European Parliament before taking effect.“Saudi Arabia...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Eu, Bloomberg, European Commission, European Parliament, Saudi Press Agency, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan, Al Jadaan


European Union: Cross-Border Fund Distribution Proposals - Maples Group

The European Commission has welcomed a political agreement reached on 5 February 2019 between the European Parliament and EU Member States on new rules to facilitate
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, European Parliament


EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets UK, U.S.

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.
Tags: UK, Money, Saudi Arabia, Eu, businessNews, European Commission, Saudi Arabia Panama


European Union: Commission Considers Malta As One Of The Most Dynamic Economies In The EU In Its Winter 2019 Forecast - Finance Malta

The European Commission described Malta as one of the most dynamic economies in the EU in its Winter 2019 Economic Forecast as Malta secured the highest forecasted economic growth rate
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Malta


EU adds #SaudiArabia, Panama to money control blacklist | ZAWYA MENA Edition

EU adds Saudi Arabia, Panama to money control blacklist | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.In total 23 jurisdictions are listed. They are Afghanistan, American Samoa, the Bahamas, Botswana, North Korea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guam, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, P...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Commission, Yemen, Panama, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Panama, Afghanistan American Samoa


EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, Eu, businessNews, Britain, European Commission, Saudi Arabia Panama Nigeria


EU brings industry together to tackle dollar dominance in energy trade

The group, which involves executives from European oil firms such as OMV and Eni and gas and power firms such as Fluxys and Engie, will meet behind closed doors in Brussels under the auspices of the European Commission on Thursday. Participants are invited to dig into "constraints on (market-initiated) alternatives to the use of U.S. dollar through wider use of the euro, in spite of the benefits of such a change", the Commission said in materials prepared for the meeting. Other major commoditi...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Russia, Eu, Opec, Middle East, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, Eni, Engie, OMV


EU broadens its dirty-money blacklist, adds Saudi Arabia

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, Eu, businessNews, European Commission, Saudi Arabia Panama Nigeria