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    • Negotiating international rules on electronic evidence

      Negotiating international rules on electronic evidence

      The Commission recommended last Tuesday engaging in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence, the EU press service reported. With the majority of criminal investigations requiring access to evidence based online and often outside the EU, there is an urgent need to equip police and judicial authorities with quick and efficient tools fit for modern reality.

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    • Safeguard measures on steel imports imposed

      Safeguard measures on steel imports imposed

      The Commission published a regulation imposing definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products. The measures will take effect on 2 February and will replace the provisional ones in place since July 2018. They concern 26 steel product categories and consist of tariff-rate quotas above which a duty of 25% will apply.

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    • Online platforms to report each month until May EU elections

      Online platforms to report each month until May EU elections

      Our objective is simple, we need to keep working together to fight against disinformation and its dissemination online, said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, kicking off a conference in Brussels on 29 January, organised by the EU executive. The event that brought together more than 400 representatives of online platforms, advertising sector, academia and journalists, was titled ‘Countering online disinformation: Towards a more transparent, credible and diverse digital media system’.

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    • Vice-President Katainen to visit Cyprus

      Vice-President Katainen to visit Cyprus

      European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, arrives in Nicosia, Cyprus today to meet with Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and participate in a Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe and tomorrow's megatrends.

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    • 75 countries launch WTO  talks on e-commerce

      75 countries launch WTO talks on e-commerce

      75 countries - the European Union and 47 other members of the WTO decided today to start negotiations to put in place global rules on electronic commerce. The prepositions will be aimed at enhancing opportunities and addressing challenges of e-commerce in both developed and developing countries. Then, the negotiations are intended to result in a multilateral legal framework that consumers and businesses, especially smaller ones, could rely on to make it easier and safer to buy, sell and do business online.

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    • EU invests in priority energy infrastructure

      EU invests in priority energy infrastructure

      Up to €800m will be invested in key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits, after Member States voted on a Commission proposal, the EU press service reported. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure.

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    • Commission warns of investor citizenship schemes risks

      Commission warns of investor citizenship schemes risks

      The Commission presented last Wednesday, for the first time, a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU Member States, warning of risks such schemes create, the EU press service reported. The report maps the existing practices and identifies certain risks such schemes imply for the EU, in particular, as regards security, money laundering, tax evasion and corruption.

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    • WEF: EU Commission champion in the circular economy

      WEF: EU Commission champion in the circular economy

      Yesterday evening in Davos, the European Commission was awarded the 2019 Circular Economy prize by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders as recognition of the work done to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy that protects the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions while delivering opportunities for jobs, growth and investment

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