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EU court: Google must respect 'right to be forgotten'

Luxemburg - Europe's highest court has ruled that Internet giant Google can be forced to delete links to certain contested content about individuals on the Web.

EU to expand Ukraine sanctions list

Cruchten - EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to expand the list of those hit with sanctions for their role in the Ukraine crisis but stopped short of harsher measures ahead of a Geneva meeting of top EU, US, Russian and Ukrainian officials this week.

EU sees Russia's hand in Ukraine and threatens sanctions

Luxemburg - The European Union discussed fresh sanctions against Russia on Monday as foreign ministers angrily blamed Moscow for fomenting trouble in restive eastern Ukraine while holding out hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Court overturns EU law on keeping private data

Luxemburg - The European Court of Justice on Tuesday struck down an EU-wide law on how private data can be collected and stored, judging it too invasive -- despite its usefulness in combating organised crime and terrorism.

ISPs must play part in online copyright clampdown, EU court says

Luxemburg - Internet service providers can be legally required to deny their customers access to websites which infringe copyright, a European Union court ruled on Thursday.In a decision with implications for European Internet service providers (ISPs), the Court o...

EU court rejects British suit against short-selling ban

Luxemburg - The European Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a British suit that the EU securities authority does not have the right to ban short-selling, a practice widely blamed for stoking financial market volatility.

European Central Bank interest rate reduction from .50% to .25%

The European Central Bank cuts interest rate from 0.50 percent to 0.25 percent. The historically low rate shows E.C.B.’s intentions to save the Euro but may have quickened the abolishment the Euro instead.

Op-Ed: Australians the world’s richest people says Credit Suisse

Sydney - A new report from Credit Suisse says that Australians are the world’s richest in median wealth, the average between richest and poorest. That’s overlooking our poverty rate of around 20% but who wants to know numbers that might mean something?

Spying scandal breaks Luxembourg government

A report on alleged abuse of power of Luxembourg's secret service has led to the call of new elections for one of Europe's most politically stable countries.

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.

ESA’s new Biomass satellite to measure Earth’s precious resources

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Monday, the selection of ‘Biomass’ as the subject of its seventh Earth Explorer mission. The planned satellite will measure, to great accuracy, biomass and carbon stored in the world’s forests.

Op-Ed: Killing Cyprus, natural gas, crime and unmitigated stupidity

Sydney - You get tired of writing about nothing but human stupidity after a while. The Cyprus case, however, is exceptional in its sheer bastardry. A bailout with no specifics, a policy with no objectives and less economic planning, you name it, it’s all there.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Integrating, simplifying social networks 'OneAll' at a time

Leudelange - With the growing list of names in the social media landscape, it's difficult for website owners and publishers to connect their content on their various social networks. One service integrates, simplifies and improves this aspect.

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.

UK: Horsemeat scandal romps home as police raid two meat plants

The scandal involving horsemeat in foodstuffs and ready-made meals was portrayed by the UK government as a fraud involving criminal gangs outside the UK but yesterday, events took a new turn as food inspectors and police raided two UK based meat plants.

French oil tanker reported hijacked off West African coast

A French oil tanker sailing off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire is suspected of having been hijacked by pirates. The tanker had a crew of 17 on board an there has been no contact with the ship since yesterday.

ESA space launches in 2013: A busy year for European Space Agency

The European Space Agency has released details of space missions scheduled in 2013 and developments in prospect with current orbiters and satellites.

Video: Angry dairy farmers spray milk on EU headquarters

Brussels - On Monday, furious dairy farmers sprayed milk on the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, along with a whole crowd of riot police, over high quotas and low prices.
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