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What is GDPR? – A Modern Data Protection Law Explained

imed at strengthening citizens’ rights uniformly while reducing burdens for companies and public entities, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies fully as of 25 May 2018. The long-awaited (and often feared) law is part of a reform package adopted in 2016 to foster trust in a digital age.

Freelancers: Freelancing in Europe

f you are a highly-skilled professional, wouldn't you rather work for clients on specific projects than have a fixed job? If you have a flair for innovation and are ready to take business risks to gain greater independence and flexibility, why not freelance? Freelancing spans many professions, including newly emerging

Progress Report on Montenegro 2018

Key findings of the 2018 Progress Report on Montenegro Political criteria he reporting period has been marked by the low level of trust towards the electoral framework and the prolonged parliamentary boycott by the entire opposition since the October 2016 parliamentary elections. Returning the political debate to the Parliament is the responsibility

Circular Economy Explained

The European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tonnes of waste every year. It is currently updating its legislation on waste management to promote a shift to a more sustainable model known as the circular economy. But what exactly does the circular economy mean? And what would be the benefits?   What is the

Bees and beekeepers: European long-term survival strategy

Ban all harmful pesticides Tighten up checks to halt fake honey imports Promote health benefits of honey embers of the European Parliament urge the EU and its member states to invest more in protecting bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers. The EU needs a wide-ranging, long-term strategy to

Essentials of EU law

he legal order created by the European Union has become an established component of our political life and society. Each year, on the basis of the Union treaties, thousands of decisions are taken that crucially affect the EU Member States and the lives of their citizens. Individuals have long since

Online shopping: EU against geo-blocking and country redirects

MEPs have voted in favor of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. any Europeans shop online on a daily basis. Whether it’s for electronics, appliances or furniture, 57% of EU citizens bought something online in 2017. Shopping online is one of the favorite activities of internet

EU Budget 2018: Agreement reached

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities. Total commitments are set at €160.1 billion and payments at €144.7 billion.Märt Kivine, deputy finance minister of Estonia and chief Council negotiator for the 2018 EU budget said: "We have strived

WiFi4EU – EU scheme for free internet access

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way. MEPs pass EU scheme to support free WIFI in public spaces ✔️ Safeguards for personal data ✔️ he funds will be used in a “geographically balanced manner” in more than 6000 communities across

Climate impact on Cities

ities have a crucial role to play in addressing the climate change challenge and delivering on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. In the European Union, where nearly three quarters of the population live in urban areas, many cities are leading the way in this regard, taking action in three

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