EU countries facing ‘crisis in innovation’. The EU is facing a crisis in innovation with its member countries lagging behind others when it comes to creating new companies, new products and new jobs. Meanwhile businesses in Europe complain that graduates don’t come with the skill sets needed for the jobs that are available. Real Economy is in the university town of Leuven in Belgium to find out what works and what doesn’t in Europe’s bid to become a knowledge economy.
EU countries will be able to stop kids under 16 from using social media without permission
EU countries will be able to stop kids under 16 from using social media without permission Lawmakers from the European Union have settled a debate over thedigital age of consent with acompromise: each country can decide for itself. This means that EU member-states will be able to set their own limits between 13 and 16 years for how old children have to be before they can sign up for social media services like Instagram Facebook and Snapchat without parental permission. The current digital…
European Council - Council of the European Union in Brussels There are two different insitutions there: First, the Council of the European Union, which has no fixed members. At each Council meeting, each country sends the minister for the policy field being discussed – e.g. the environment minister for the meeting dealing with environmental matters. That meeting will then be referred to as the "Environment Council". The current presidency is Latvian. It has different roles: First, it…
Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations
At least 6 EU member states have shared personal communications data with NSA, declassified US intel reports & EU parliamentary documents show UK, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain & Italy have all had formal agreements to provide communications data to US. They state EU countries have had "second & third party status" under decades-old signal intelligence (Sigint) agreements compelling them to hand over data that in later years is believed to include mobile phone & internet data
Which EU Country Has the Most Citizens Living Abroad
Of the 28 European Union member states, which one has the largest population living outside the country? Answer: the United Kingdom Immigrants vs. expats While the U.K. votes to approve the Brexit and leave the E.U. to stop the inflow of foreign immigrants, the fact that 4.9 million of its own citizens are living in other countries goes […]
Sweden’s newly-formed center-left government is set to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. If Stockholm proceeds with the move it will be the first EU-member to officially endorse Palestinian statehood.