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Data protection 19-01-2018

Jourova: ‘Never say never’ to EU hate speech law

Tech giants should share the technology they develop to detect hate speech with smaller companies, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said in an interview.
Global Europe 04-07-2017

US no longer a ‘friend’ in Merkel election programme

In their campaign programme for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States.
Defence policy 24-02-2017

Trump suddenly likes the EU?

Donald Trump expressed support for the European Union on Thursday (23 February), which is surprising against the background previous remarks.
Central Asia 09-05-2014

US advises Ukraine ahead of winter gas subsidy cuts

Ukraine’s generous energy subsidies could be cut before winter as part of the international effort to wean the crisis-hit country off Russian gas and introduce economic reforms, a high-ranking US State Department official has said (8 May).
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Global Europe 13-02-2013

Obama calls for US-EU free trade agreement

US President Barack Obama has called for talks on a far-reaching free trade deal with the European Union. Delivering his annual 'State of the Union' speech in the US Congress on Tuesday, Obama supported a bilateral agreement that would encompass half the world's economic output.
Global Europe 03-01-2012

Republicans engage in Europe-bashing before Iowa scrum

Battling for attention ahead of their first election showdown, leading Republican presidential candidates have taken turns accusing one another and President Barack Obama of 'European socialism' and opposing further US financial help for the struggling eurozone.

Lawmaker: EU-US data deals ‘will have to be re-opened’

The prospect of a swift ratification of the Lisbon Treaty following the Irish 'yes' last weekend will allow the European Parliament to re-open sensitive dossiers, including bilateral agreements on visa waivers with the United States, according to MEP Sophie in 't Veld.

EU Parliament set to ‘re-open’ visa deal with US

The prospect of a swift ratification of the Lisbon Treaty following the Irish 'yes' last weekend will allow the European Parliament to re-open sensitive dossiers, including bilateral agreements on visa waivers with the United States that involve the transfer of personal data.
EU Priorities 2020 17-12-2008

Czechs to widen EU-US summit to more nations

Outlining some of the main priorities of the incoming Czech EU Presidency, Milena Vicenova, the Czech ambassador to the bloc in Brussels, said her country would seek to hold an "informal summit" with the US in Prague, involving the leaders of the bloc's 27 member states in a departure from the usual European 'troika' format of delegations.
Public Affairs 29-10-2008

Interview: Finance, climate to boost ‘EU-US cooperation’

The ongoing financial turmoil and cooperation on climate change will shape relations between the EU and the US after the 4 November presidential elections, argues Tom Spencer, the executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Security 28-06-2006

EU countries urged to scrutinise secret services

Commissioner Frattini supports the Council of Europe's (CoE) appeal to its member states to better respect the fundamental rights of suspects and control secret services in the fight against terrorism.
Security 27-06-2006

Belgian authorities knew of US scouring EU financial data

The Belgian National Bank and the country's Finance Minister Didier Reynders knew of an agreement under which SWIFT, the company operating cross-border payments in the EU and elsewhere, forwarded data to the CIA.