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Trade & Society 15-04-2016

Trade secrets: Whistleblower protection not a priority

The Trade Secrets Directive is out of the starting blocks, but the creation of a protected 'whistleblower' status may take some time. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 12-01-2016

Journalists and whistleblowers protected under new Trade Secrets Directive

The final version of the EU's draft Trade Secrets Directive provides greater legal protection for journalists and whistleblowers who act in the public interest. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 17-06-2015

MEPs rally to protect press freedom from Trade Secrets Directive

Members of the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee have adopted measures to ensure that the Trade Secrets bill does not weaken the right to freedom of information. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 04-02-2015

Uproar over protection of trade secrets

Outcry from journalists has forced French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron to remove a "trade secrets" clause from his economic bill. Concerns are being raised over EU plans for a similar law. EURACTIV France reports
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Future EU 21-11-2013

Parliament wants to end MEPs monthly commute to Strasbourg

There are two European Parliaments. One in Brussels, Belgium, and one in Strasbourg, France. 766 MEPs and over 3000 members of staff travel every month from Brussels to Strasbourg for the chamber's plenary sessions. MEPs say this monthly shuttle costs over €150 million, approximately 10% of the Parliament's yearly budget and almost 19000 tones of CO2 emissions. In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the Parliament now wants to decide when and where it meets.

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