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Norway wants Facebook behavioural advertising banned across Europe.

Norway has told the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) it believes a countrywide ban on Meta harvesting user data to serve up advertising on Facebook and Instagram should be made permanent and extended across Europe.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/29/norway_facebook_behavioral_ads/

#Europe #Norway #EU #EuropeanDataProtectionBoard #EDPB #Facebook #Meta #Advertising #Privacy


So it turns out Europol want the access to all the data that would be collected under plans to scan messages for CSAM. Confirming worst fears that child abuse is being used as an excuse for routine mass surveillance of all images and messages https://balkaninsight.com/2023/09/29/europol-sought-unlimited-data-access-in-online-child-sexual-abuse-regulation/ . #surveillance #eu #privacy


#Lukashenka accepted credentials from Ambassador of Hungary Zita Ilona Benchik

This is the first time in 3 years when the ambassador of the #EU country presents credentials to the #Belarusian dictator.

Lukashenka, in turn, stated his readiness to "continue dialog with #Hungary in order to de-escalate tensions in the region by resolving disputes only through peaceful negotiations.

https://nitter.net/nexta_tv/status/1707381901063839862

#Ukraine #Russia #Belarus #Hungary #EU



馃毃 NGO LOBBYING GOV CLIENTSIDE SCANNING AGAINST ENCRYPTION

#encryption #crypto #e2ee #Signal #WhatsApp #ChatControl #KOSA #EARNITACT #OnlineSafetyBill #UK #EU #USA #clientsidescanning #HumanRights #privacy #infosec #cybersecurity #Journalism #ethics

#YOUTUBE PREMIER ABOUT TO START (join the live chat!):

https://youtu.be/SRMpAdM045M?si=rqnvawEFUdkNPNg8


We built a stronger economic base on our Single Market:

鈫 de-risking our economy while ensuring economic openness;
鈫 addressing labour and #skills shortages;
鈫 securing critical resources and technologies.

And created a favourable environment for #investments:

鈫 providing loans and grants to EU countries via the #NextGenerationEU;
鈫 mobilising private investments via #InvestEU;
鈫 boosting #EU action via the STEP Platform.

Read the full report: https://europa.eu/!Dnm8XF

A photograph with an aerial view of the solar power tower at Atlantica Yield solar plant in Sanlucar La Mayor, Spain. 漏锔 Getty Photographer: Jorge Guerrero/AFP


Facing a changing geopolitical and economic environment, we rose to the challenge of delivering a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable #economy.

In Versailles, two weeks after Russia's brutal aggression on Ukraine, #EU leaders vowed to take responsibility for our #security and strengthen sovereignty.

Since then, we have taken action to live up to the call. 鈫

Photo: EU Leaders at the Informal Summit Versailles on 11 March 2022. 漏 European Union

#EuropeanUnion

Group photo taken at the Informal Summit of Heads of State and Government in Versailles, France, on 11 March 2022.

From left to right:

- First row: Josep Borrell Fontelles, Petr Fiala, Roberta Metsola, Klaus Werner Iohannis, Emmanuel Macron, Charles Michel, Nicos Anastasiades, Gitanas Naus茅da, Ursula von der Leyen and Magdalena Andersson.
 
- In the second row: Xavier Bettel, Mario Draghi, Miche谩l Martin, Alexander De Croo, Pedro S谩nchez, Viktor Orb谩n, Mette Frederiksen,   Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Kri拧j膩nis Kari艈拧, and Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen.
 
- In the third row: Janez Jan拧a, Olaf Scholz, Sanna Marin, Kiril Petkov,  Eduard Heger, Mark Rutte, Kaja Kallas, Karl Nehammer, Andrej Plenkovi膰, and Antonio Costa.


Von Beitritt keine Spur. Die Lage der Westbalkanstaaten im Vorfeld der #EU-Parlamentswahlen.

馃憠 https://www.rosalux.de/news/id/51032

#Europa #Balkan #Europawahl


Den Unterschied machen. Walter Baier (Europ盲ische Linke) 眉ber Perspektiven f眉r die europ盲ische Linke vor den Europaparlamentswahlen.

馃憠 https://www.rosalux.de/news/id/51034

#Europa #EU #Europawahl


The social platform #X, formerly known as #Twitter, is the largest source of #misinformation and #disinformation among the major online platforms, the #EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova said on Sept. 26.

The official said so during the meeting with the Code of Practice on Disinformation signatories, including major players such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

Read more here馃敆 https://kyivindependent.com/eu-commission-twitter-x-largest-disinformation-source-among-popular-social-platforms/

#Ukraine 馃嚭馃嚘 #SlavaUkraine
#小谢邪胁邪校泻褉邪褩薪褨! #StandWithUkraine


Disinformation most active on X, formerly known as Twitter, EU says - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-66926080

#SocialMedia #Disinformation #Misinformation #X #EU #EuropeanUnion


Multilingualism is one of the founding principles that make Europe unique.

With 24 official languages, the EU is a cultural kaleidoscope!

On the European Day of Languages, let's come together to celebrate this richness!

Speaking languages is the key to:
- opening up new worlds
- broadening your horizons
- forging deeper connections

This post is in English, but we're fluent in all #EU languages!

Find our representatives in EU countries: https://europa.eu/!8Vp7vk

An infinite loop made of the 27 flags of the EU with a heart in the bottom-right end of the loop.

Underneath, the text: "Speaking many languages, one infinite bond."
#EU


How can we kick #Putin's mole #Hungary out of #EU and #NATO?


Mi tute subtenas la peton de la hispana registaro por oficialigi la katalunan lingvon en E怒ropa Unio. Mi anka怒 konsideras, ke #esperanto povus esti utila ilo, lingvo kiu egalas kaj samniveligas 膲iujn, kaj tute funkcias kiel laborlingvo kaj pontlingvo inter homoj de malsamaj nacioj.

#lang_eo #EU #europa


In #Brussels, history and innovation meet at the Bourse!

A symbol of the 19th century, the former stock exchange was carefully restored with 鈧18 million of EU funding to become a lively public space.

The main hall is now an important link in the city centre.

It offers spaces for exhibitions and attractions such as Belgian Beer World and the Bruxella 1238 archaeological site.

As per our #EU sustainability targets, its restoration achieved a remarkable 30% cut in energy consumption.

#EUFunded

A photograph with an aerial view of the Brussels stock exchange, known as la Bourse. A photograph of the archaeological site inside the Brussels Stock Exchange.
A photograph of the stuccoed ceiling inside the Brussels Stock Exchange. A photograph of a man taking a picture of the Belgian Beer World shop.


Ready, set, GO!

The European Week Of #Sport is here now, and it鈥檚 time to #BeActive.

Sports and physical activities are for everyone 鈥 no matter your age or your background.

Even slight increases in regular physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term #health.

Join the movement! We have in store many events to make sports fun and engaging for you.

There might be an event close to you.

Details 鈫 https://europa.eu/!rGqhCc

#EU

Photograph from Europe Day run in Budapest with one person in a yellow shirt and holding the EU flag. Photograph from the SummerCEmp event in Portugal with people in different boats, one of them holding the EU flag.
Photograph of a young person (taken from behind) with a blue backpack with the EU stars and a football ball held under his left arm. Photograph from a Europe Day event in Budapest with a man running with his baby in a pram and a woman running next to him.


Im spanischen Parlament werden neu Baskisch, Galizisch und Katalanisch gesprochen. Der Aufruhr ist gross, die Aufw盲nde seien enorm, auch wenn man sich fragen kann, inwieweit #Galizisch und #Katalanisch 眉berhaupt 眉bersetzt werden m眉ssen.
Widerstand gibt es auch in der Frage der Anerkennung als #Amtssprachen der #EU. Hier d眉rfte der Grund wohl vergleichsweise trivial sein: Allzuviele Dolmetscher von #Baskisch in #Lettisch d眉rften wohl nicht greifbar sein?


Our strength lies in our diversity.

We've been championing the inclusion of sign language through programs like Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+.

On this International Day of Sign Languages, our goal is to promote recognition by actively supporting its widespread use.

A big thank you to the European Union of the Deaf for their support in making this video! Happy #IDSL to all.

#UnionOfEquality #EU


Von Ungarn und Polen bis Italien und Schweden: Rechtsextreme Parteien sind in ganz Europa auf dem Vormarsch. Wer sind die rechten Parteien im Europ盲ischen Parlament und was wollen sie? Eine Bestandsaufnahme. #EU

馃憠 https://www.rosalux.de/news/id/51006

#EU


#Europa: Niedergang oder Neuanfang?

Unser neues Dossier enth盲lt Analysen und Kritik an der Europ盲ischen Union und Vorschl盲ge f眉r eine alternative #EU-Politik.

馃憠 https://www.rosalux.de/dossiers/europa2024


Die #EU auf dem industriepolitischen Holzweg. Ein kritischer Blick auf den Industrieplan zum Gr眉nen Deal (Green Deal Industrial Plan, #GDIP).

馃憠 https://www.rosalux.eu/de/article/2276.die-eu-auf-dem-industriepolitischen-holzweg.html

#Industriepolitik #GreenNewDeal


#Ursula : We will decide who comes to the #EU.
The rest will drown. Or they will burn like my father did.


La estrategia de servicios digitales puede causar consecuencias funestas en el software libre.

Desde @LPI se coordina una.campa帽a en https://www.lpi.org/articles/lpi-europe-cra/ para que las conozcamos y apoyemos la defensa del software libre.

El texto de estrategia de servicios digitales traducido en
https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/es/library/cyber-resilience-act

#lpi #freesoftware #floss #eu #softwarelibre


Well, the few US news I watched that mentioned Apple changing its iPhone chargers to USB-C didn't mention that it was enforced by the EU. Why so?

Give credit where credit is due. And follow their example: do what's good for the people and the environment.

#EU #Apple #iPhone #USBC


Europe once again must answer the call of history.

And that is what we must do together.

馃敶 Follow our live updates on President von der Leyen #SOTEU speech. 鈫

#EU #EuropeanUnion

A photo of President von der Leyen delivering the State of the Union speech 2023


芦En el proyecto original, un sistema de IA se consideraba de "alto riesgo" si iba a utilizarse para uno de los fines de alto riesgo enumerados en el anexo III. Pero han introducido una laguna que permitir铆a a los desarrolladores de estos sistemas decidir si consideran que el sistema es de "alto riesgo". Se otorga a la misma empresa que estar铆a sujeta a la ley la facultad de decidir si debe aplic谩rsele o no.禄

#IA
#AI
#EU
#UE

https://chaos.social/@algorithmwatch/111022756556900557

https://algorithmwatch.org/en/eu-must-close-loophole-ai-act/

By @algorithmwatch


Report says homelessness is worsening across #EU and #UK, with only #Denmark and #Finland making progress
#homeless

Almost 1m people across #Europe are homeless on any given night | Homelessness | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/sep/05/almost-1m-people-across-europe-are-homeless-on-any-given-night


Not sure if I'm missing the point, but Germany's mobile phone infrastructure is way behind even Romania's, if I remember correctly, one of the poorest countries in the #EU. So, yes, "third-world country", Germany.

@energiepirat@SilviaMarton


EU policies have a real impact.

Here are some examples we'd like to share with you:

鉃 #EUChipsAct

The EU-funded Infineon chips fab in Germany will create over 1,000 new skilled #jobs.

鉃 Green Deal Industrial Plan

France's newly opened, first gigafactory in Billy-Berclau received 鈧1.3 bn in #EU funding.

鉃 #REPowerEU

The EU鈥檚 biggest geothermal heating system in Szeged, Hungary, provides affordable #energy to over 28,000 households.

More on 13 September. 鈫 https://europa.eu/!hBrJFX

#SOTEU

A picture showing a microchip with the text EU funded. A photograph of a geothermal energy power plant in Szeged, Hungary.
Image of an electric car plugged into a charging point.


Dear @EU_Commission,

If I own a social media network and sentence some of the people who post on it to death, will I be allowed to keep operating in the EU?

Asking for Twitter/X and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/08/29/saudi-arabia-man-sentenced-death-tweets

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/28/saudis-kingdom-holding-company-to-maintain-twitter-stake

#twitter #x #saudi #saudiArabia #eu #humanRights


Who brings a smile to your face with just a wag? 馃惗

On #InternationalDogDay, let's take a moment to honour our furry companions!

These four-legged heroes work diligently to ensure our safety.

With their sharp senses and unwavering dedication, they not only intercept unlawful items at #EU borders but also provide aid during conflicts, natural disasters, and anti-terrorism efforts.

These dedicated heroes deserve our recognition every day.

#CustomsUnion #EuropeanUnion

Rescue dog searching through earthquake rubble to find casualties during a disaster response exercise with teams from different EU countries in Poland. A dog searches bags in a demonstrative event in Brussels, Belgium.
A dog wearing a special camera jumps out of a police lorry while taking part in a special intervention demonstration at the Belgian Federal Police Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. A dog of the French Customs sits next to an officer waiting to check containers at the Port of Le Havre, France.


#Poland to vote on #migration referendum in upcoming election

Poles will be asked their if they back selling off state firms, including to foreign entities; whether to raise the country's retirement age; and whether they want to maintain a border fence with Russia's close ally #Belarus.

Citizens will also be asked if they want to accept asylum-seekers and #migrants under an #EU deal.

The text of the PiS drafted referendum refers to migrants as "thousands of illegal immigrants" from Africa and the Middle East under the EU agreement, which the referendum denounces as having been "imposed by European bureaucracy."

The referendum comes at a time of border tensions with Belarus. The opposition says the ruling Law and Justice party is misusing public funds to demonize migrants.
https://www.dw.com/en/poland-to-vote-on-migration-referendum-in-upcoming-election/a-66566578?


馃攱 From electric mobility to energy storage, we must ensure batteries are fit for our green future.

As of today, the #EU Batteries Regulation will make them safer, circular and sustainable throughout their lifecycle, including:

- A restriction on harmful substances
- Mandatory minimum levels of recycled content from 2025
- Removable and replaceable portable batteries in consumer electronics by 2027
- Recovery targets for raw materials, such as nickel and lithium

More 鉃 https://europa.eu/!bRHxqc

A white background with the text 鈥楶owering our sustainable future鈥. An infinity symbol is split down the middle 鈥 the right side is green with a fully charged green battery attached to it. The left side is colourless, with a grey battery detached from the infinity symbol.
#EU

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