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Digital 19-09-2019

European police smash ‘world’s largest’ TV piracy operation

European police stormed various locations while police in Bulgaria, Italy, France, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands carried out raids coordinated by the EU's judicial cooperation agency, Eurojust, smashing what they called the world's biggest pirate streaming TV network with five million customers in Italy alone.
Global Europe 24-07-2019

France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz

France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday (23 July).
Global Europe 23-07-2019

Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

Britain called on Monday (22 July) for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway.
Global Europe 22-07-2019

Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday (21 July), with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five men were arrested Thursday (28 March) after Maltese armed forces took control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya and the ship docked in Malta.

UK loses EU anti-piracy missions to France and Spain

The headquarters of the EU’s anti-piracy missions off the coast of Somalia will be moved from the UK to France and Spain next year as the latest consequence of Brexit.

Spain’s navy wants big role in post-Brexit European defence

With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores.
Economy & Jobs 31-03-2017

Media and entertainment businesses appeals to G7 for copyright protection

An association of media and entertainment businesses including the BBC Worldwide, Mediaset, Canal+, Bundesliga and UEFA, has made an appeal to G7 culture ministers to take decisive action against internet piracy, which they say represents a risk to their future growth.
Security 10-11-2016

Mogherini calls EU a peace ‘superpower’, in wake of Trump win

The European Union is becoming a "superpower" that is indispensable to world peace, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said earlier today (10 November), as Europe continued to react to Donald Trump's US election victory.

Digital 30-05-2016

Piracy eats up 5.2% of music sales in the EU

In 2014, the European music industry lost 5.2% of its total annual sales to piracy, according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Digital 15-05-2015

Denmark partners with tech companies to take on piracy

The Danish Ministry of Culture announced last week (8 May) that it's organising a campaign to target pirated content on the internet, partnering on a voluntary basis with internet service providers and tech companies, including Google and Microsoft.
Development Policy 13-01-2014

EU set to extend Somalian anti-piracy force until 2016

EXCLUSIVE / The EU is poised to prolong the life of Operation Atalanta, a multi-million euro counter-piracy naval force off the coast of Somalia, as part of the bloc’s comprehensive approach to state-building and peace-making in the Horn of Africa.
Development Policy 03-07-2013

Horn of Africa seeks to project a better image of itself

By fostering regional development projects, IGAD, the organisation of the eight countries in the Horn of Africa, is seeking to project a more positive image of a region known mainly for its natural disasters and conflicts. But the European Commission says a key country for the region, Somalia, still lacks political stability.
Digital 19-01-2012

Brussels warns about draft US online piracy bills

Two controversial draft bills on internet piracy and copyright protection, which are currently being examined in the US Congress, are raising concerns in Brussels with the European Commission warning about its potential consequences on Europe.
Digital 25-11-2011

EU court rules policing the Internet is illegal

The European Court of Justice issued yesterday (24 November) a historic ruling establishing that member states cannot impose the filtering of the Internet for the purpose of preventing illegal downloads of copyrighted files.

Cyber attack on European Commission reported

A serious cyber attack on the European Commission was reported yesterday evening (23 March) as EU leaders prepared to gather in Brussels for a two-day summit during which military intervention in Libya is expected to take centre stage.
Digital 23-09-2010

Lawmakers in Internet piracy merry-go-round

EU policymaking history is repeating itself as another row erupted in the European Parliament yesterday (22 September) over how to tackle Internet piracy and whether users can be cut off from the Internet for making illegal downloads. EURACTIV reports from Strasbourg. 
Trade & Society 23-07-2010

Pirate traders exploit Internet sales model

Internet sales of counterfeit and pirated goods to European consumers are frustrating attempts to stem illegal trade, a European Commission report said yesterday (22 July).
Public Affairs 18-06-2010

Broadcasters seek protection from Iranian ‘TV pirates’

Foreign television stations who have accused Iran of cutting off their broadcasts to stop coverage of violent political clashes have appealed to telecoms unions to step in and shield satellites from "international piracy".
Digital 22-03-2010

EU defends itself from attack on ACTA

The European Commission attempted to dispel rumours today (22 March) regarding draconian new anti-counterfeiting laws being negotiated under the global Anti-Counterfeiting and Trade Agreement (ACTA) talks.

Study: Internet piracy taking big toll on jobs

Over a million jobs and up to €240 billion in business could be lost in the European Union over the next five years as a result of illegal downloading, according to a new study into Internet piracy.
Brexit 04-02-2010

Brussels denies rumours of secret anti-piracy treaty

An upcoming global trade agreement on copyright and counterfeiting, known as ACTA, will not rewrite EU rules on the liability of internet service providers, a leading European Commission official told EURACTIV, denying media reports that suggest otherwise.
Digital 03-11-2009

Telecoms package to end uncontested

The EU is reportedly on the cusp of undermining Internet users' fundamental freedoms for good as the European Council is putting pressure on MEPs to agree to a watered-down version of the telecoms package tomorrow (4 November), making it possible to cut off the Web connections of suspected illegal downloaders without a fair trial.
Digital 27-08-2009

UK looks to France for fighting online piracy

The UK government has announced plans to punish file-sharing on the Internet which resemble France's failed 'three-strike' approach. The move was fiercely criticised by human rights activists and the high-tech industry.