the European parliament yesterday to Turkey's EU membership negotiations on freezing.Turkish president Receep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European union a large outflow of refugees, if the EU continues Turkey criticized."we feed 3-3,5 million refugees in our country.If you continue like this, the border gate opened", Erdogan thunder on Friday.the European parliament on Thursday Turkey's EU membership negotiations on freezing the country's human rights situation.Also a number of national level politicians from across Europe have suggested Turkey's membership negotiations on freezing.
future Us president Donald Trump's administration possible support of the European union degradation would be "madness", said in his post to stop the United states, the EU-ambassador Anthony Gardner reporters in Brussels.Gardner said the news for example Time.He among other things says that Trump's administration has already inquired, what states will follow britain's example and leave the European union."it Is madness to think that by supporting the European fragmentation we drive our interests.It is absurd," Gardner criticized.the Brexit campaign frontman Nigel Farage was the first british politician, who met with Trump in his election after his victory in November.
the European commission would like to see the cash movement of the European union a more comprehensive control.the state council issued on Thursday submitted to parliament the commission's December proposal to the union entering or leaving the cash control regulation.the Commission also proposed to the existing regulation be repealed.the Aim is to prevent more effectively the money laundering and terrorist financing.the Current setting, over 10 000 euros in cash must notify the local customs authority.the competent authorities have the right to make amendments.
Mexico, home to the world's second-largest Catholic population,  has proposed legalizing gay marriage.President Enrique Peña Nieto said he would seek to add same-sex marriage provisions to Mexico's constitution and the national civil code.2.ISIS is recruiting on dating websites, in addition to platforms like Twitter and messaging app Telegram.Shocking photos show Kenyan police brutally beating protesters in central Nairobi.Google on Wednesday kicks off its biggest event of the year, a three-day long developers' conference near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.And finally ...A mommy blogger confesses that most of her stuff is "fake nonsense" and the mommy blogging industry is 'b------t.' NOW WATCH: How one simple mistake cost 'Real Housewives' superstar Bethenny Frankel millionsLoading video...
Report authors call on gov.UK, business to up their spendLeaving the EU could mean UK universities lose a whopping £1bn research funding, according to report released by Digital Science today.Their data showed the UK was the fifth-largest producer of science and technical articles behind USA, China, Japan and Germany, despite receiving just 1.63 per cent from public and private sectors in research.Figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reveal that investment from UK companies contribute only 1.06 per cent of GDP toward research and development.This is below the average of many European countries and is almost 80 per cent lower than the R investment made by German businesses.Should the UK vote to leave next month, the report stresses that significant political efforts will need to be made to plug the funding gap and avoid long-term damage to the research and education sector .Ridley said that some of the biggest scientific organisations including The European Space Agency, The European Molecular Biology Organisation and CERN, were not EU-membership exclusive and was unfair if the EU parliament held the power to decide how money was spent.
Microsoft says it has a long history with the UK and hints future investment could be affected if country votes to leave the EUMicrosoft says it wants the UK to vote to remain in the European Union In the upcoming referendum on 23 June, suggesting it would be less likely to invest in the event of a Brexit .Read More: Michael Van der Bel s IT LifeMicrosoft in the EUmichle van der belMicrosoft opened its first international office in the UK in 1982 and now has 5,000 employees working in support, marketing, gaming, communications, cybersecurity and computer science research and recently opened a global centre of excellence for artificial intelligence.At key moments in our international growth we have specifically chosen to invest in our capabilities here in the UK.Indeed, one third have no plan in place to cope with a Brexit, which could cause compliance and recruitment issues.The majority support the UK s membership because it makes the country more attractive to international investment, makes the UK more globally competitive and gives it a more favourable trading relationship with other members.A vote to remain is a vote to ensure the UK voice is at the heart of policies that support the UK s most innovative sector to continue to grow and create jobs.
Spraying the wheat crops with pesticide could be a thing of the past if EU gets current with scienceIn a rebuke to the EU, and environmental activists worldwide, the biggest scientific metastudy yet conducted of genetically modified foods concludes they re good for human health and the environment.The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an advisory body of scientists, finds no evidence of risks over conventional crops, and huge benefits in the shape of increased yields in poor countries, and healthier crops.More resilient GM foods reduce reliance on pesticides.Since then, it s merely tried to strangle them by heavy regulation, giving member states the right to impose their own obstacles in the shape of temporary bans so much for single market harmonisation .Paul Dacre s Frankenfoods campaign, and the media s promotion of work by the now discredited scientist Árpád Pusztai were instrumental in fuelling revulsion against GM crops.Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore now promotes vitamin A-fortified blindness-fighting Golden Rice, which Western NGOs are attempting to restrict in the countries that most need it.
But The European Union has at least managed to harmonize many of the laws surrounding company operation, so that startups don t have to with all 28 jurisdictions at once.Earlier this year UK tech startup industry body Coadec released the results of a survey.Access to Europe means access to talented staff and access to a trading block of 500 million consumers, even before you begin engaging with the rest of the road.The effects of the EU vote will have an impact for years and years to come, and on the many new and young startups being created today.Given the nature of technology, with servers in the cloud humming away, tech staff ought to be able to take a half day, or even day off work without anything breaking.It s up to you how long: a half day, a whole day and a party!
Google facing record fines from the EU that could be Euro 3 Billion of a maximum 10% of global turnover Euro 6.6 Billion from alleged market dominance abuse.When we look at the Android mobile system it the largest market in the world, the market of global apps downloads is at least 270 Billion by next year and highly valuable.The issue in the EU is how this has been used to prevent alternative apps being used on Android phones.This is a huge blow as it hits at the heart of google core services: search, maps, and their apps.If it is shown that these have been manipulated by google to display bias towards their own products and services then it may not just be a large fine a stake here fir the future of Google.Clearly the alphabet reorganization and the attempts by google to show adverts and preferences on their searches have not been enough to persuade the EU commission that this has been unbiased.
He said: "We appreciate and respect that there are a range of reasons that motivate people on both sides of the debate, but as a business that is very committed to this country, our view is that the UK should remain in the EU.The company employs over 5,000 people and works with 25,000 businesses.However, the company indicated that it will not stop operations in the UK if the country votes in favour of Brexit.At the same time, Hewlett Packard Enterprise UK managing director Andy Isherwood sent a note to the staff, saying that the UK should remain in the EU.Last month, IBM UK boss David Stokes said in an internal blog to staff, "As a large, globally integrated business with a strong presence across the EU, IBM sees significant benefits from EU economic integration.techUK polled 277 tech business leaders, three-quarters of which were SMEs, and identified a clear majority for the In camp.
New billing suite aims to unify the entire billing process, no matter what business model is in useNetSuite has detailed a new unified billing system for customers that will work with any business model, whether its product-based, time, service, subscription, usage or any combination of these.SuiteBilling, as its known, unifies both the billing and revenue recognition processes, giving customers more control and visibility from multiple sales channels.And to make matters worse, companies operating hybrid business models that contain a mix of different offerings, packaging and pricing bundles, are also emerging.So as the billing process becomes more complex, the challenge for businesses is to maximise their revenues by allowing firms to price their products in new and innovative ways.Last month it announced a new Benelux region headquarters in Amsterdam as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe.The company is also in the midst of having to deal with the implications of the new Privacy Shield data sharing agreement between the United States and European Union, which failed to gain the public backing of a key European data protection group.
New obligations on providers of essential servicesThe European Council has adopted new cybersecurity rules to make networks and information services across the European Union safer and more secure.Member states will specifically identify who they believe fits into the essential services group through criteria listed in the directive and they will be subject to stricter rules.As part of the agreement, EU member states have agreed to improve cooperation when it comes to cybersecurity.A new group will be created to make that happen, as well as a new network pulling together the national computer security incident response teams CSIRTs .The agreement still has to be officially confirmed by member states.Once in force, member states will have 21 months to adopt the measures with a further six months to identify essential service operators.
Image copyrightGoogle has appealed to France's highest court after the country's data watchdog ordered it to delete some of its search results globally.But Google said the ruling could lead to abuse by "less open and democratic" countries.It gives people the right to have results linked to their name removed from search websites, if they "appear to be inadequate" or "irrelevant".Google said it had reviewed almost 1.5 million requests, of which about 40% resulted in the removal of a search result.It has pointed out it is relatively simple for Europeans to access international versions of Google and find the deleted results.Google has argued that a French authority such as the CNIL should not "impose measures outside of the nation's borders".
View photosMoreThe Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California October 14, 2014.REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoBRUSSELS Reuters - Online video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will be required to devote at least a fifth of their catalogs to European content under proposals set to be announced next week.On-demand services will have to ensure they have at least a 20 percent share of European works in their catalog and ensure their "prominence", according to a draft of the proposed Audiovisual Media Services Directive seen by Reuters.The Commission wants to avoid forum-shopping whereby companies set up in countries with light financial obligations, such as Luxembourg and the Netherlands.Subscription services like Netflix and Amazon should consider only one thing when placing content on their platforms: what their viewers want to watch."The new proposal will also make video-sharing platforms such as YouTube impose stricter age barriers for minors to protect them from harmful content.
To recap, the right-to-be-forgotten ruling, or right to delist from search engines, as it could be more accurately described, was the result of a 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU and was designed to help individuals hide web pages that contain out-of-date, irrelevant, and ultimately damaging information about them.Over the past couple of years, Google says it has delisted about 40 percent of the roughly 1.5 million webpage requests it has reviewed.So far, so simple.After a long battle, Google finally gave in to a certain extent — it agreed to restrict access to the delisted URL on all Google Search domains, with the provision that the restriction would only apply within the country of the person who requested the removal.But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries – perhaps less open and democratic – start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?Google has also managed to scoop a coveted slot in France s national Le Monde newspaper, where Walker s opinion piece was published today.Google s right-to-be-forgotten battle is one of many fights faced by the Internet giant in Europe just now.This came shortly after Google lost an anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over the same issue and while it s facing a similar probe in the U.S. And all this before we even consider the existing accusations from the Commission that Google uses its dominance to bias search results.As with all these other cases, there s little question that a lot is at stake in the right-to-be-forgotten saga — more from a precedent-setting perspective than anything else.
Applying the 'right to be forgotten' only to searches on sites aimed at European users should be enough, said GoogleGoogle warns when search results may have been delisted as a result of a 2014 ruling by the Court of Justie of the European Union.Google is appealing a fine from the French data protection authority for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as ordered.In a 2015 order, the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty CNIL took a very broad approach to how companies should hide such results, saying the delisting should apply to searches on all Google properties worldwide, not just to EU domains.Google, on the other hand, took a narrower view, removing results from searches performed on its European domains, including google.co.uk and google.fr, but not from its main site, google.com, even though it is accessible from within the EU.CNIL, though, wants them hidden from all searchers, everywhere, a policy Google's global general counsel Kent Walker criticized in an opinion column published in the French newspaper Le Monde on Thursday and republished in English on the company's public policy blog."But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries - perhaps less open and democratic -- start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?"
The case could determine how broadly the EU can apply its strict privacy laws—and who sets global standards for how to balance personal privacy with free expression.Other countries could demand global removals based on their idea of what the law should be around the world.But it says that complying with the CNIL s order to apply the right to its sites outside Europe would encourage other countries that want to censor content—and would remove Google s leverage to resist those demands.France s CNIL denies there is a territorial question, saying it wants only to fully apply European Union law to individuals in Europe.The CNIL adds that by not applying the new right to be forgotten to all of its websites, Google is denying them the application of a fundamental right guaranteed in EU treaties.The CNIL also argues that the right to be forgotten doesn t amount to censorship because even when it is exercised, a link to the offending comment remains accessible on Google search.
The European Union, locked in a tax battle with the likes of Apple Inc. and McDonald s Corp., laid down the law in its bid to rein in governments that woo multinationals with special fiscal deals allowing them to reduce their fiscal liability by booking profits abroad.The European Commission, which can ban unfair tax advantages conferred to companies, outlined measures cutting member states ability to make rulings that lower the tax burden of foreign businesses.Thursday s publication, which sets out how the regulator will police state aid, sends a warning shot to corporations shifting profits, insisting that such transactions between subsidiaries should be based on market prices.Any deviation from the best estimate of a market-based outcome must be limited and proportionate, the document states.This applies to situations where there aren t any good comparable transactions in the real world given that profit-shifting can involve remunerating hard-to-quantify intellectual property rights held in a low-taxation country.The EU already showed its resolve last year when it ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay as much as 30 million euros $33 million in back taxes.The commission said a Dutch unit paid millions of euros to a U.K.-based arm of the company that isn t taxed in Britain in exchange for a technique to roast coffee beans.Exaggerated tax-deductible royalty payments for this technique allowed Seattle-based Starbucks to unfairly lower its Dutch taxes, it said.The new rules beef up the regulator s powers to limit the type of deals it s probing in Ireland concerning Apple and Luxembourg s arrangements with companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and McDonald s.The iPhone maker s tax agreements with Ireland were criticized as unfair by EU regulators who said the deals were improperly designed to give Apple a financial boost in exchange for jobs in the country.The methods used to determine profit allocation to two Irish units result from a negotiation rather than a pricing methodology, the EU regulator said at the time.All the companies and countries targeted by the EU have denied they broke any rules, raising the prospect of protracted legal challenges.Multinationals should stick with the guidance provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development on the arm s length principle in order to determine how to allocate profits, according to the EU rules.The OECD s guidelines on the matter capture the international consensus on a principle which is meant to ensure that, for tax purposes, transactions between subsidiaries are based on prices an unrelated company would pay, according to the rules.The OECD says such profit shifting costs the world as much as $240 billion a year in lost revenue.
Google has taken a fight against France s privacy watchdog to the country s highest administrative court, challenging a March decision to fine it 100,000 euros $112,000 for failing to remove right-to-be-forgotten requests from global search results.But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries -- perhaps less open and democratic -- start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?The French probe was triggered by several complaints from people who wanted the search engine to delete search results that pointed to personal information about them.Across Europe we ve now reviewed nearly 1.5 million webpages, delisting around 40 percent.CNIL s latest order, however, requires us to go even further, applying the CNIL s interpretation of French law to every version of Google Search globally, Walker said in the statement.EU antitrust regulators last year escalated their four-year-old probe of the company, accusing the Internet giant in a statement of objections of abusing its dominance of the search-engine market.In a separate probe into Android pacts with manufacturers, the EU sent a second formal antitrust complaint to Google last month, accusing it of striking restrictive contracts that require makers of tablets and phones to install its search and Web browser on new phones in a separate probe.
Today, Google said that it has filed an appeal in France s Supreme Administrative Court, the Conseil d Etat, in opposition to a new, expanded order from the French data protection regulator CNIL : the CNIL wants RTBF requests and delistings to apply to searches globally, not just in domains viewed in a person s home country.The announcement of the appeal was made originally in an opinion piece penned by Kent Walker, Google s global general counsel, and published today in France s LeMonde newspaper, where he also revealed that Google now reviewed almost 1.5 million webpages and delisted around 40% of them across Europe.But Google s opposition to the CNIL s expanded requirement takes things a little further: from Walker s and Google s point of view, complying with CNIL would be setting a bad precedent for international law and how countries today set and follow their own national laws that may differ from those of other countries.But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries – perhaps less open and democratic – start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?While there is definitely an argument to be made about the sanctity of international law, the question will be whether it s fair to say that expanding RTBF globally is an accurate example of how this is being violated.Similarly, it s worth remembering that RTBF delisting doesn t remove pages from the Internet or search engine results altogether.
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