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UK: Brexit & EU/UK trade marks - Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Having left the European Union, the UK is now in a transition period, which is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020.
Tags: UK, News, European Union, EU UK

A sweetheart deal: Germany to exempt unmarried couples from COVID-19 border controls

Germany will give a welcome break to the coronavirus lovelorn from Monday - easing its border controls to allow unmarried couples to reunite after what has been months of separation for some. The exemption will apply to the partners of Germans from countries that Germany considers high-risk - currently most of the world outside the EU - and couples will have to provide some proof that they were in a relationship before the pandemic, the interior ministry said on Friday. Most European Union bor...
Tags: News, Germany, Eu, European Union, Interior Ministry

Here are 7 companies experts think Microsoft could try to acquire aside from TikTok — including Slack, Twilio, and Dell's VMware spin-off (MSFT)

As Microsoft attempts to acquire viral video app TikTok's US operations, analysts speculated on a few other names that might be on the tech titan's shopping list. The list of seven potential Microsoft acquisitions includes Dropbox, Slack, Twilio, Docusign and VMware, which Dell is considering spinning out, plus startups Mmhmm and Superhuman. Keep in mind, Microsoft's largest acquisition to date was its $26.2 billion LinkedIn deal, and while it appears Microsoft might be willing to pay more for...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Trends, Linkedin, European Union, Dell, Sequoia Capital, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Twilio, Phil Libin, Vmware, Docusign, Rbc, Newman

Europe treats undocumented children with less care than livestock | Michele Levoy

Countless young people are being pushed to Europe’s margins by hardline border and migration policiesSee the full Europe’s Dreamers seriesWe don’t know how many undocumented children are living in Europe. We don’t even know how many children are currently locked up in detention because of their own or their parents’ immigration status. While the European Union requires precise data collection in numerous sectors – we know how many dairy cows there are in the EU and the UK, for example – the lack...
Tags: Europe, UK, Children, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Migration, Young People, Michele Levoy

View 250,000 British Paintings & Sculptures Free Online

A little over four years ago, discriminatory and arbitrarily confusing travel bans descended on the U.S., tearing refugee families apart and leaving thousands in diplomatic limbo. This seemed nightmarish enough at the time. But it took a viral pandemic to bring travel bans and restrictions down on the entire world, more or less, with countries appearing on bulletins that vaguely look like lists of enemies on governing bodies’ websites, including the CDC's. Likewise, almost all 27 countries that...
Tags: Google, Art, UK, Cdc, College, European Union, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Rodin, Edward Hopper, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Mark Brown, Harlow, Goodwin

Brexit: UK government pledges £355m to cushion Northern Ireland businesses

Support package unveiled to help firms with bureaucracy of moving goods across Irish SeaThe UK government has announced a £355m package to cushion Northern Ireland businesses from the costs of trading with the rest of the UK because of Brexit.Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, said on Friday £200m would be spent on a trader support service (TSS) to help firms handle new bureaucracy to move goods across the Irish Sea, turning the government into a de facto customs agent for traders. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Tss, Cabinet Office, Irish Sea, Brexit Michael Gove

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

Three activists were arrested and charged after hanging banners on Warsaw monuments, while opposition lawmakers wore multicolor clothing and masks in a protest in Parliament.
Tags: News, European Union, Poland, Discrimination, Demonstrations, Warsaw, Duda, Mateusz, Protests and Riots, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Warsaw (Poland, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Morawiecki

Why a Biden presidency might not mean a return to pre-Trump foreign relations

There could be a renewed focus on international cooperation – but Biden would not be great news for Boris Johnson’s BritainEuropean leaders, desperate for an end to the Trump presidency, are being warned that four years of Joe Biden may present them with new challenges and not a simple restoration of the benign status quo in transatlantic relations prior to 2016.An evolving Biden doctrine about ending “forever wars” and protecting American workers from Chinese competition would require collectiv...
Tags: Politics, China, Eu, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Democrats, US politics, Foreign Policy, Nato, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Biden

State Department lifts global coronavirus travel advisory

The State Department on Thursday lifted its Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory, issued on March 19 in order to encourage Americans against traveling overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic.Instead of a blanket travel advisory, the State Department said it will release country-specific guidelines "in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. This will also provide U.S. citizens more detailed information about the current status in each country. We ...
Tags: Facebook, News, European Union, Cnn, United States, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Pelosi, Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Senate GOP


When I was trying to conceive, I had heard about some of the toxic affects of aspartame and I stopped using it.  At the time I had not heard of Stevia, but I gave up artificial sweeteners all together.  Now, I do use stevia if I want to sweeten my tea.  This article (written by a chemist) gives some information on the safety of stevia and other sweeteners: Is Stevia Safer Than Other Artificial Sweeteners? By Oswald EppersThe shrub Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, commonly known as Stevia, ...
Tags: Health, Asia, Japan, Mexico, European Union, Canada, Paraguay, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Fda, Infertility, European Union EU, Stevia, United States Canada

Coronavirus live news: cases in Germany rise above 1,000; Spanish town to re-enter lockdown

Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdown; Philippines reports over 3,500 new casesAnthony Fauci says he has had death threats over coronavirus workFacebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidBelgium set to be added to England’s coronavirus quarantine listUS coronavirus updates – live UK coronavirus updates – live 3.25pm BST The regional government of the Basque country has said t...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Germany, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Finland, Madrid, Andorra, Trump

Polish LGBTQ people leaving as post-vote mood grows hostile

Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and other European Union countries are where LGBTQ emigres are envisioning their futures.
Tags: News, European Union, Lgbtq, Britain Germany, Netherlands Spain

TikTok announces first data center in Europe

TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app that’s found itself at the center of a geopolitical power struggle which threatens to put hard limits on its global growth this year, said today it will build its first data center in Europe. The announcement of a TikTok data center in the EU also follows a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court last month that put international data transfers in the spotlight, dialling up the legal risk around processing data outside the bloc. TikTok said the forthcoming ...
Tags: Security, Social, Cloud, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Russia, India, Disney, US, Social Media, Tech

UK: Intra-EU Treaty Termination – A New Chapter In Legitimate Expectations And European Relations - Quadrant Chambers

The COVID-19 lockdown has not dented the European Union's ambitions to put an end to intra-EU bilateral Investment treaties...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union

German Protestant church to send migrant rescue boat to Mediterranean

Sea-Watch 4 is result of crowdfunding and is set to leave from Spain in few daysThe German Protestant church will send a ship to the central Mediterranean to rescue migrants attempting to reach Europe from north Africa.The boat, named Sea-Watch 4, will depart in a few days from the seaport of Burriana, near Valencia, in Spain, where volunteers are finalising preparations, the crew has said. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, Religion, Spain, European Union, World news, Migration, Refugees, Valencia, Mediterranean, Burriana

Beirut explosion: international rescue workers fly in to boost search for survivors

Race begins to find alive those trapped in rubble of Lebanon’s capital after Tuesday’s enormous blastAnger in Beirut after missed warnings over ‘floating bomb’ Beirut explosion: what we know so farBeirut’s ground zero: a rip through the heart of an already dying city International rescue workers and aid have begun arriving in the ruins of Beirut, joining local teams combing the rubble for signs of life after a huge explosion on Tuesday destroyed swaths of Lebanon’s capital.From Australia to Ind...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, Australia, France, Russia, European Union, United States, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Beirut, Lebanon, EU Russia, Beirut explosion

Trump Adviser, Impeachment Witness Who Detailed Ukraine Scheme Gets Book Deal

The former Trump administration national security official and impeachment witness Fiona Hill is set to publish a book about American politics. Hill’s book “There Is Nothing for You Here: Opportunity in an Age of Decline,” is set to be released in the fall of 2021. “The book will draw on Dr. Hill’s deep expertise in the United States and Europe, as well as her personal experience on both continents, to explain how our current, polarized moment is the result of long historical trends — from im...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Bolton, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, Josh Marshall

French intelligence agents charged with attempted murder

Police discover agents in stolen car with false plates while plot to kill woman was not part of dutiesPreliminary attempted murder charges have been filed against two agents from France’s foreign intelligence agency over an alleged plan to kill a 54-year-old woman last month in the Creteil suburb of Paris, the city prosecutor’s office has said.French media reported on Wednesday that the directorate-general for external security (DGSE) agents were believed to have been plotting to kill a target, ...
Tags: Europe, France, European Union, World news, Paris, Cia, Creteil, DGSE

European Union: Varför Visselblåsning? - WhistleB

Nya EU-lagar som ska skydda visselblåsare tvingar nu tiotusentals företag och verksamheter att för första gången implementera rapporteringskanaler. Varför just visselblåsning undrar du kanske?
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Varför Visselblåsning

European Union: Warum Whistleblowing? - WhistleB

Da die neuen EU-Gesetze zum Schutz von Hinweisgebern Zehntausende von Unternehmen verpflichten, zum ersten Mal Meldekanäle einzurichten, ...
Tags: News, European Union, EU Gesetze zum Schutz

There is still no proof TikTok is spying on you for China

The Trump administration is forcing TikTok to sell off its US business by September 15 or else face a ban, accusing it of posing a privacy and national security threat because it is owned by a Chinese company. The administration has explicitly claimed TikTok spies on people but has never offered public evidence. Experts diving through TikTok's code and policies say the app collects user data in a similar way to Facebook and other popular social apps. Google and Facebook by comparison almost ce...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Singapore, Disney, US, Trends, European Union, Reddit, US Treasury, Ftc

US tech needs a pivot to survive

James Stranko Contributor James Stranko is a writer and independent advisor to American tech companies expanding abroad. He was on the founding team of Fuel, McKinsey’s practice serving VC firms and pre-IPO tech leaders. Daire Hickey Contributor Share on Twitter Daire Hickey is managing partner of 150Bond, a strategic advisory firm based between New York and Dublin, and co-founder of ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Column, Europe, New York, Privacy, Opinion, Government, China, Germany, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy

It's Official: EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google's Fitbit Takeover

It was rumored last week and now it's official: the European Commission announced it is launching an in-depth antitrust investigation into Google's $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit. CNN reports: The European Union's top antitrust regulator said it is concerned that the takeover would further strengthen Google's market position in online advertising by "increasing the already vast amount of data that Google could use for personalization of the ads it serves and displays." Google announced it was buyin...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Fitbit CNN

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy

'I just don't exist': the Italian chef Italy will not recognise

Luca Neves was born in Rome and has always lived there, but for 12 years he has been undocumented, trapped outside hardline migration laws‘We want to build a life’: Europe’s paperless young people speak outEarly rays of sunshine filter through the kitchen shutters as Luca Neves launches one of his daily live cooking sessions on Facebook. Today, he will prepare grilled polenta with melted cheese and sauteed zucchini.During Italy’s lockdown, these informal video streamings became, he explains, “my...
Tags: Europe, European Union, World news, Immigration and asylum, Rome, Migration, Italy, Cape Verde, Facebook Today, Luca Neves

Number of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit vote

Exclusive: crisis has led to 500% increase in Britons taking up citizenship in an EU stateThe number of British nationals emigrating to other EU countries has risen by 30% since the Brexit referendum, with half making their decision to leave in the first three months after the vote, research has found.Analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat shows that migration from Britain to EU states averaged 56,832 people a year in 2008-15, growing...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, OECD, University of Oxford, Brexit, Eurostat

UK warns drug firms to stockpile in case of Brexit disruption

Companies should ensure six weeks’ worth of drugs for end of transition period, DHSC saysPharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the government has said.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to medicine suppliers advising them to make boosting their reserves a priority. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Drugs, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, NHS, Pharmaceuticals industry, Brexit, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak

Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece.
Tags: Europe, News, France, European Union, Turkey, Nato, Libya, Erdogan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mediterranean Sea, Recep Tayyip, United States International Relations, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Defense and Military Forces

European Union: Update: Regulation For COVID-19 Clinical Trials Conducted With Medicinal Products Containing Or Consisting Of GMOs Has Now Been Adopted - Arnold & Porter

Earlier this month, we commented on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation accelerating existing procedures for clinical trials where medicinal products containing or consisting of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
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Spain's new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

SANT SADURNÍ D'ANOIA, Spain (AP) — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a three-month lockdown after an COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union nation. To kickstart its stalled economy, Spaniards were encouraged to cautiously resume their lives under a “new normality” based on wearing face masks, washing hands and social distancing.
Tags: News, Spain, European Union, Sant, ANOIA Spain, Emma Gaya