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New rules to boost consumer trust

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17.4.2019 – In the field of Food safety have MEPs approved new rules, already agreed with EU ministers, which ensure that the EU’s risk assessment procedure for food safety is more reliable, transparent and objective, passing with 603 votes in favor, 17 against and 27 abstentions. Unfavorable studies will no longer be withheld. The new [...]

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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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International Data Protection Day

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28.1.2019 – Today is the International Data Protection Day. Personal data has become a valuable resource in the modern economy, which has also increased the possibilities of abuse. Personal data should be handled with care and responsibility, and in the EU, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right. In May 2018, the EU [...]

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Everyman hero

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2.11.2018 – The European Union has recently launched the “EU protects” campaign. “We are protecting the EU together”, is the slogan which draws attention to the stories of individuals who work daily to protect people in Europe. There are burning challenges and dangers, such as terrorism, trafficking in human beings, natural disasters or rare diseases. [...]

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European Union and United Nations join forces to end femicide in Latin America

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28.9.2018 – Femicide claims the lives of 12 women in Latin America every day.With today’s €50 million investment, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative will fund new and innovative programmes in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, to help women and girls live lives free from violence and to eradicate femicide in Latin America. “Ending violence against [...]

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Protection of the whistleblowers in the EU

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23.4.2018 – Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and society. Today’s proposal will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report [...]

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Social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules

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15.2.2018 – The changes made by Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to align their terms of services with EU consumer protection rules have been published today. These changes will already benefit more than a quarter of a billion of EU consumers who use social media: EU consumers will not be forced to waive mandatory EU consumer [...]

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