About: Alex Agius Saliba

Health 21-05-2021

Cross-party parliamentary group to end EU’s medical cannabis ‘taboo’

The main objective of a newly set-up European Parliament's intergroup is to tackle the stigmatization that patients now suffer in accessing cannabis-based medicines and treatments, according to the socialist MEP Alex Agius Saliba.
MEPs involved in penning initiative texts on the Commission's landmark Digital Services Act (DSA) have raised concerns at the role that social media played in the recent storming of the US Capitol in Washington, and say that regulation should double down on the spread of conspiratorial material online.
Digital & Media 08-01-2021

Lawmakers call for tougher EU disinformation laws in wake of US riots

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have raised concerns at the role that social media played in the storming of the US Capitol in Washington, saying the EU's proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) should double down on the spread of conspiratorial material online.
Health 03-12-2020

MEPs: Cannabis reclassification to unlock potential for its medical use

European lawmakers have welcomed the recent United Nations (UN) decision to stop including cannabis among the most dangerous substances, saying it would be a driving force for innovative research and a new regulatory framework in the field of medicinal cannabis.
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a series of reports which could have a profound impact on the future of the platform economy, supporting measures such as a possible ban on targeted advertising, reporting procedures for illegal content, and better detection of fraudulent vendors.
Digital & Media 21-10-2020

Parliament adopts ambitious stance on EU’s future regulation of digital platforms

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a series of reports which could have a profound impact on the future of the platform economy, supporting a possible ban on targeted advertising, reporting procedures for illegal content, and better detection of fraudulent vendors.
The EU's Internal Market Chief Thierry Breton has given a clear indication that online platform giants can no longer be defined merely as 'hosts' as part of the bloc's attempts to regulate the digital economy.
Digital & Media 28-09-2020

Breton: Online platforms are no longer just ‘hosts’ in the digital economy

Online platform giants may no longer be defined merely as 'hosts,' the EU's Internal Market Chief Thierry Breton suggested on Monday (28 September), as the bloc is making a concerted effort to regulate the digital economy.