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Uusi osoite NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
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The European Parliament blog relaunch NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
As some might have observed, things changed a lot for me recently with my move out of Brussels back to Finland. What also changed was my perspective on things. Where in Brussels I was at the heart of the EU and following EU policy developments on an...
Conference on EDemocracy NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
We are clearing up our backlog of emails after a period of absence, and found a call for papers for a very interesting sounding conference organized by the Danube University Krems. We here at the European Parliament are big believers in eDemocracy, a...
Labour Union to claim paper giant Stora Enso breaches EU antitrust laws NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
According to the Finnish newspaper Talouselämä, a labour union from Northern Finland is filing a complaint against the paper company Stora Enso, claiming that Stora Enso's decision to close a factory in northern Finland is a violation of an...
Why Europe needs a common Eurolanguage - a case for Esperanto NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In my life so far I have lived for at least a year in four different European countries, only one of which was English-speaking. One thing I have noticed is that wherever I have lived, the locals have always treated me with a certain amount of hostil...
The EU adopts a European backed Mobile TV standard NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
One of the big news on the technology front of recent days has been the adoption of the DVB-H mobile video standard as a formal European standard. The move means that EU member states will soon have to ensure that mobile TV broadcasts in their territ...
A quick update NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
There has been a lack of updates on the site recently. The reason for this has been the unfortunate co-incidence of me moving from one country to another and starting at a new job, and Petteri being on holiday. Apologies for that. We will resume regu...
Commission attempts to reform copyright taxes NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The European Commission has announced that it will re-open its investigation into ways to reform copyright levies (often known as the copyright tax), which it considers harmful to the European market.Copyright levies, also known as private copying co...
Bringing Europe closer via social bookmarking NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Jon Worth's thought-provoking article on how to read EU blogs prompted my colleague Ossi to come out from the closet and do something with a project he has been planning for a while. Check out the beta of the Eurovalley Social bookmarking site for E...
EU Commission raids Intel and PC retailers NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The EU Commission announced that it has conducted surprise raids at the premises of the chip-maker Intel Corporation and several PC retailers selling Intel-based machines. The targeted retailers include at least MediaMarkt and possibly the UK-based D...
Germany takes on Nokia, Finland strikes at Fujitsu-Siemens NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
One of the German Länder, North Rhine-Westphalia, is demanding back subsidies it granted to the Finnish mobile phone company Nokia to help run its manufacturing facility in Bochum, Germany. The demand was prompted by Nokia's decision to close do...
New blog by European Movement International NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
We here strongly believe that blogs have the potential to bring people a better understanding of Europe.  Unfortunately the EU blogosphere is far from a sphere, but more like a collection of little islands lost in the Atlantic.  To help bui...
Review of EU copyright laws NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The EU Commission is keeping itself busy. When they are not going after those breaking antitrust rules, introducing internet filtering, and harmonised EU patent laws, they are working on revising the current copyright laws. Copyright in the EU is ha...
MEPs reject Internet Filtering plans - Let's hope the Commission is listening NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
We have reported on a few occasions on the Commission's plans to consider introducing voluntary internet filtering systems which would help participating ISPs to avoid legal liability for copyright infringement happening in their networks. Although...
If an IP address is personal information your website can be breaking the law NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
MEPs, privacy advocates, civil servants and the big three leading search engines got together this Monday to discuss the applicability of privacy laws on the Internet (and to discuss Google's acquisition of DoubleClick, but that is another story). Th...
Microsoft's free Live offer to Finnish schools can infringe EU law NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Microsoft has offered Finnish schools free use of Live.EDU, its Windows Live software bundle meant for educational institutions.  Finnish schools will thus be able to offer students free access to Windows Live Hotmail, a calendar, and other comm...
Breaking: EU opens new Microsoft antitrust investigations NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The EU Commission has just announced the opening of two new formal antitrust investigations into Microsoft's business practices. The investigations are based on the complaints launched by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems and Opera Sof...
Internet monitoring and filtering plans move forward in the EU NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
We reported early this month on the Commission's consultation on online content. The main focus of our reporting was on the DRM consultation, as the question of whether DRM is really needed or not has been a source of great debate over the past few y...
Former MEP Donnelly on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Sometimes "morning surfing" can reveal gems. Today was one of those days, as I happened to stumble upon a very good post titled Reform Treaty: Its Impact on the EU Institutions. The author is Brendan Donnelly, former MEP and a Director of t...
Choosing the EU President - Why not let the people decide? NEW
The European Parliament 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 45 Minutes ago
Everybody knows by know that Britain's most famous politician, former prime minister Tony Blair is seeking to be appointed the EU's President after the Lisbon Treaty is finally ratified. Now, I've always liked Blair (despite what many bloggers think,...