#LUXAward – Audiences and MEPs to choose the winning film

LUX Award, the European Parliament’s film prize, is undergoing major changes to bring even more European films to an even larger European audience. The film award, created 13 years ago by the European Parliament to support the distribution of European films, is being made over. From now on, audiences will be directly involved in choosing […]

#Sunak says he will look at quirk of potential pensions leap

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) said on Wednesday (15 July) he would consider “the anomaly” of potentially huge increases in pensions because of calculation distortions caused by the coronavirus crisis, writes William Schomberg. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised not to break the so-called “triple lock” for pensions before he won a national election last […]

European Union starts to open its borders publishing a 14 country list

The Council today (30 June) adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks. Based on the criteria and conditions set […]

Geert Bourgeois (ECR): Pragmatism must prevail in the negotiations with the United Kingdom

The ECR Group in the European Parliament has been consistent in its calls for pragmatism to prevail. Therefore, level-headed discussions must triumph over hysteria and the desire for political retribution. ECR trade spokesperson Geert Bourgeois MEP firmly believes that any distortion of the markets in terms of competition policy, state aid and social dumping should […]

#Russia once again caught in attempts to poison foreign citizens

Prior to this, information was leaked to Czech media 3 that on 14 March a Russian spy had arrived in Prague via airplane and was able to freely transport ricin in his suitcase because of his diplomatic status. Later, this person, now identified as Konchakov, was escorted in a diplomatic vehicle to the Russian embassy […]

“When we are united, we are invincible”, former President tells #Kazakh people.

The first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Leader of the Nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev has addressed the people of Kazakhstan, telling them “When we are united, we are invincible” He said: “During the years of independence, in the most difficult and critical moments of our country’s life, I always openly discussed any problems with […]

#Coronavirus crisis: ‘Commission will use all the tools at its disposal to make sure the European economy weathers the storm’

After the videoconference, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Let me be very clear: The Commission is working flat out on both fronts. The European Commission will, in a daily phone conference with the health ministers and the ministers of internal affairs, coordinate the necessary measures. Secondly, the Commission will assemble a team of epidemiologists […]

The EU’s long-term #EUBudget explained

The EU’s long-term budget helps millions of students, thousands of researchers, cities, businesses, regions and NGOs. It contributes to healthier and safer food, new and better roads, railways and airports, a cleaner environment and better security at the EU’s external borders. The idea behind it is that pulling resources together makes Europe stronger and is […]

EU General Data Protection Regulation #GDPR in the #Caribbean Context

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May, 2018 across Europe and was designed to modernize laws and protect the personal information of individuals and give control to individuals over their personal data.  Further, it aimed to streamline the regulatory environment for business in the use of personal data and the protection of […]

US and #Kazakhstan sign #OpenSkies agreement

US Ambassador to Kazakhstan William H. Moser signed the Agreement on behalf of the United States and Kazakhstani Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Beibut Atamkulov signed on behalf of Kazakhstan’s government. The Agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Kazakhstan, consistent with US Open Skies international aviation policy, the US embassy said, adding that it includes unrestricted […]