Tag: <span>EU</span>

Tag: EU

EU Cracks Down on Online Wild West – Digital Services Act Takes Full Effect

The digital landscape of the European Union is poised for a dramatic shift. The landmark Digital Services Act (DSA) is now in full force, ushering in an age of accountability, safety, and fairness for netizens across the EU. No longer will giant tech platforms operate with unchecked power and from …

EU Makes Modest Progress on Renewable Transport Goals, Needs Major Push to Meet 2030 Target

The share of renewable transport energy in European Union reached 9.6% in 2022, marking a slight increase from 2021 but still falling short of the ambitious 29% target set for 2030. While this 0.5 percentage point increase represents progress, it’s not enough to stay on track for the EU’s climate …

EU Sanctions Four Individuals and One Entity for Human Rights Violations

The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions on four individuals and one entity in Russia, citing their involvement in serious human rights abuses. The EU sanctions are part of the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, which targets individuals and entities responsible for or involved in human rights violations worldwide. The …

European Air Pollution: Cost Drops by a Third, but 107 Facilities Cause Half the Damage

An updated analysis by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals that air pollution from large European industry continues to cause significant damage to the environment, climate, and people’s health. However, the study also indicates that the cost of European air pollution has declined by about a third during the past …

Geopolitical tensions and technological shifts make EU Commission act

The new rules outlined by the EU Commission aim to strengthen the EU’s economic security in the face of growing geopolitical tensions and technological shifts. However, these measures also introduce potential threats that need to be carefully considered.  Geopolitical tensions The President of the European Commission; Ursula von der Leyen, …

New McKinsey report outline Europes challenges in a new geo-economic era

Europe is one of the world’s leading regions in terms of sustainability and inclusion. But its per capita income remains 27 percent lower than in the United States. Closing that prosperity gap is one of Europes challenges and the success depends on accelerating growth by becoming more globally competitive. The …

College of Europe: Last Day to Apply for Life-Changing European Studies

Today, January 16, 2024, is the last day to apply for the prestigious College of Europe. The world-renowned institution dedicated to postgraduate studies and training in European affairs. Founded in 1949 by leading European figures, such as Salvador de Madariaga, Winston Churchill, Paul Henri Spaak and Alcide de Gasperi the …

EU Falls Short on Human Rights Commitments, Human Rights Watch Says

The European Union and its member states have repeatedly failed to translate their human rights commitments into practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2024.  The report highlights a number of areas where the EU has fallen short on Human Rights Commitments, including: Migrant rights: EU migration …

New EU Cybersecurity Regulation Strengthens Resilience

The European Union’s new Cybersecurity Regulation, which entered into force, January 7, 2024, lays out a comprehensive framework to enhance the EU cybersecurity of all its institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies. The Regulation establishes an internal cybersecurity risk management, governance, and control framework for each Union entity and sets up …

EU Implements Tax Reforms with expected revenue of €250 billion annually

The European Union has implemented groundbreaking tax reforms that establish 1. a minimum tax rate of 15% for multinational companies active in EU Member States as well as 2. intensify the fight against VAT-frauds. These measures, which came into force, January 1, 2024, aim to address the issue of profit …