The French data protection authority on Monday (8 February) gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop transferring personal data to the United States.
Organic farming could provide ample food for the whole human population, while causing less pollution and fewer health problems than conventional agriculture, according to a team of American scientists. Our partner Journal de l’Environnement reports .
Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told MEPs yesterday (1 February) that one day past the deadline given by EU privacy watchdogs, the European Commission still hasn't struck a new Safe Harbour data sharing agreement with the US.
EU countries which have established strong trade relationships with the US are likely to profit most from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. But the deal could also benefit those with more limited economic ties, if the Union deepens its internal market, a new study found.
The fate of TTIP and CETA are linked, due to the issue of investment protection. If the Commission demands a renegotiation of the chapter in CETA or continues along the path of asking for different measures in TTIP, then it will lose its credibility as a negotiator, writes Christofer Fjellner.
After the European Commission called for VW to be “fair” in compensating victims of the dieselgate scandal, questions have been raised over its actual capacity to force the German carmaker to do so. EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
In 2016, the EU will need to start pairing back the ‘non-market economy’ treatment it offers Chinese firms. The US is pressing the EU not to grant China Market Econony Status (MES) automatically, says Guy de Jonquières.
The Vaccine Alliance has announced that it will fund research into an Ebola vaccine. Without public funding, laboratories often ignore illnesses that affect the poorest patients. EurActiv France reports .
The Danish consumer rights organisation Forbrugerrådet Tænk wants to keep cosmetics regulation out of the Transatlantic free trade negotiations, saying it is worried that the EU will "sell out" its strict standards.
Collapsed milk prices, the China crisis and the Russian ban on imports all mean that Europe needs new markets, said European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. He wants to form a group of experts that can plot a course out of the mire. He spoke with EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel.
The Jason-3 satellite has finally been put into Low Earth orbit, after several delays, and will now provide European scientists with essential data regarding the state of the planet’s oceans. EurActiv Italy reports.
The origins of EU-US proposals for "regulatory cooperation" show a process dominated by big business right from the start. The ongoing TTIP talks are seeking to enshrine and fortify a dangerous precedent, argue Kenneth Haar and Max Bank.
Iran’s leader, Hassan Rouhani, was hailed as a moderate with whom the West could repair and build bridges, but his regime’s constant human rights violations and breaches of UN resolutions should mean that he be held accountable for the destabilisation of the region, writes Tunne Kelam.
Through history, when Europe and the United States have failed to take coordinated action, crises have presented themselves. Cyberspace is a policy area in which transatlantic leadership can be grown and cultivated, writes Sinan Ülgen.
The EU and the US need to be aware that going it alone with TTIP comes at a high price: the initiative incentivises the formation of economic blocs, rather than the much vaunted shaping of globalisation, write Clara Weinhardt and Fabian Bohnenberger.
Three Italian consumer organisations filed a complaint on Monday (11 January) alleging American fast food giant McDonald's is abusing its franchises in Europe through restrictive contracts and property rental arrangements.