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Today β€” March 23rd 2019Your RSS feeds

Pinterest, Ahead of I.P.O., Reveals Fast Growth and Losses


The start-up, which lets people create virtual “pin boards,” officially joined the herd of tech companies stampeding to the public markets this year by unveiling its offering prospectus.

Macron slams the EPP compromise on OrbΓ‘n’s Fidesz party

By Georgi Gotev

French President Macron spoke in very critical terms on Friday (22 March) about the compromise reached by the European People’s Party to suspend, but not exclude Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from the European centre-right family.

5G not part of Italy-China agreement, Di Maio says

By Samuel Stolton

Chinese investments into the development of 5G communications networks are not included in the agreement between China and Italy set to be signed tomorrow, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday (22 March).

Tweets of the Week: Bercow, Orban, and Vestager

By Amanda Lee, Evan Lamos, Jennifer Baker
Bercow’s bombshell is rather splendid, Orban’s not banned, but he is suspended, and Google and Vestager are definitely unfriended. This week we are supported by EPRA.

EPP votes to suspend Hungary’s Fidesz party membership

By Alexandra Brzozowski, Beatriz Rios, Gerardo Fortuna

The European People's Party (EPP) suspended Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's ruling Fidesz party over alleged violations of EU rule-of-law principles on Wednesday (20 March), in a compromise solution that allowed the EPP to keep its 'bad boy' in and bolster party unity ahead of the European elections.

Commission urges platforms to take action on fake accounts before EU elections

By Samuel Stolton

Online platforms need to step up their attempts to quell the spread of fake accounts but also provide greater independent access to their content for fact checkers, as part of their wider efforts in compliance with the code of practice against disinformation, the European Commission said on Wednesday (20 March).

Salvini’s lawmaker threatens to purge an EU official, MEPs ask him to apologise

By Gerardo Fortuna

Several Italian MEPs have voiced concern and criticism after a lawmaker from Matteo Salvini’s ruling Lega party hinted at the possibility of removing an EU civil servant from his duties, after having had an argument with him on Twitter.

Vestager joins EU Commission presidency race

By Sam Morgan

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager will compete to be the next president of the European Commission, as Europe’s liberals are set to name the Dane among a team of lead candidates that also includes Guy Verhofstadt, Belgium's former Prime Minister.

Gabriel on cybersecurity: β€˜The world is watching us’

By Samuel Stolton

The EU's cybersecurity strategy is under the scrutiny of global actors, the EU's Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said on Tuesday (19 March). Her comments came at the European Court of Auditors criticised the 'fragmented' nature of cybersecurity policy across the continent.

Burning trees as climate mitigation: A resort to the Court

By Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Mary S. Booth

There is no debate that burning wood for energy emits more greenhouse gases per unit of energy than burning fossil fuels. Yet the EU's renewable energy directive continues to uphold that burning forest wood is "carbon neutral," write Jean-Pascal van Ypersele and Mary S. Booth.

Yesterday β€” March 22nd 2019Your RSS feeds

Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General


Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.

Robert Kraft Refusing to Accept Deal to Drop Charges of Soliciting Prostitution


To have two charges dropped, the owner of the New England Patriots would be required to publicly concede that he would have been found guilty at trial.