Member States have say on trade deals
Member States national parliaments have the right to veto an EU free trade deal with Singapore, according to the EU top court ruling issued last Tuesday.
Food squandering should be cut throughout EU
Squandering habits make it possible that every year 88 million tonnes of food, or 173kg per person, which are worth €143 billion, be thrown as a waste throughout the EU.
WannaCry attack signals world is on brink of true cyber war
The world got a hint last weekend how a cyber war in the future would look like after unprecedented in scale malware attack hit hundreds of thousands computers in no less than 150 countries across the globe.
Local values to be respected
Austrian lawmakers approved last week a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public, the fine will be €150.
Public investment in ports, airports, culture simplified
The Commission approved last Wednesday new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and the outermost regions from prior Commission scrutiny, the EU press service reported.
MEPs want Hungary punished
In a resolution adopted on 17 May, MEPs express concern that the recent developments in Hungary have led to a serious deterioration in the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights and call for triggering Article 7(1) of the Treaty that provides a mechanism to enforce EU values by dialogue and investigation, recommendation and if necessary sanctions.
Snap elections in Austria after coalition collapses
The political crisis in Austria, caused by the collapse of the grand coalition is to be solved by snap elections on 15 October, party chiefs agreed last Tuesday.
CDU unseats SPD in crucial state election
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU has beaten its rival Social Democrats in their stronghold in North Rhine-Westphalia, dealing them a serious blow ahead of national elections in September, news wires reported.
Boosting added value of waste-to-energy
Circular economy means creating real economic growth, not fictitious jobs; it means investing in separate collection that creates jobs, sorting that creates jobs, recycling that creates jobs and also creates economic growth and products such as compost and plastic, Vanya Veras, Secretary-General of Municipal Waste Europe said during a public hearing on “Waste-to-energy under the Circular Economy”, organised in Brussels by the EESC.
Losses to reach billions
Global financial and economic losses from the WannaCry cyber-attack that crippled computers in at least 150 countries could swell into the billions of dollars, making it one of the most damaging incidents involving so-called ransomware.
Possible North Korea link to ransom wave revealed
Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry ransomware.
Disney hacked, movies stolen
Hackers have threatened film studio Disney to release one of its forthcoming movies unless it pays ransom, news wires reported.