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Germany Cabinet Approves Mandatory Measles Vaccination Law

Germany Cabinet Approves Mandatory Measles Vaccination Law

22.07.2019 | Stephanie Sundier | 1171

The German Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday approved a broad measure that would require proof of measles vaccination to access to community facilities, including daycares and schools.

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Adidas Loses Three-Stripe Trademark Battle in European Court

Adidas Loses Three-Stripe Trademark Battle in European Court

22.07.2019 | Editor | 1238

Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not "distinctive" enough.

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European Commission Opens an Antitrust Investigation into Amazon

European Commission Opens an Antitrust Investigation into Amazon

19.07.2019 | Leanne Winkels | 1254

In a press release on Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) opened an investigation into Amazon for possible anti-competitive conduct to “assess whether Amazon’s use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is a breach in EU competition rules.”

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France Lawmakers Approve Tax on Large Tech Firms

France Lawmakers Approve Tax on Large Tech Firms

18.07.2019 | Leanne Winkels | 1202

France’s National Assembly on Thursday approved a digital tax bill known as the GAFA Tax, an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, that will charge the companies a 3 percent tax on digital revenue earned in France.

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EU Court Rules On Air Pollution Standards

EU Court Rules On Air Pollution Standards

18.07.2019 | Charles Gallmeyer | 1233

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled Wednesday regarding how member states should interpret air quality regulations set up by the Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 (Directive 2008/50) on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.

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EU warns Turkey of sanctions for Cyprus drilling

EU warns Turkey of sanctions for Cyprus drilling

16.07.2019 | BBC NEWS | 1078

The EU has threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it continues "illegal drilling" in waters near Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean.

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 Facebook's Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin

Facebook's Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin

16.07.2019 | Russell Hotten | 1147

Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency faced further opposition on Monday when the US treasury secretary warned about its potential criminal use.

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UK commits to ending greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

UK commits to ending greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

16.07.2019 | Thomas DeLorenzo | 1054

British Prime Minister Teresa May issued a statement Wednesday committing to passing legislation aimed at reducing the UK’s climate change emissions to net zero by 2050.

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EU COURT ADVISOR SIDES WİTH AIRBNB AGAINST FRENCH RESTRICTION

EU COURT ADVISOR SIDES WİTH AIRBNB AGAINST FRENCH RESTRICTION

25.06.2019 | Brianna Bell | 1288

The European Court of Justice Advocate General submitted an opinion Tuesday siding with Airbnb in a case challenging strict French rules.

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TECHNOLOGY GROUPS CONDEMN UK PROPOSAL TO ADD LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENCRYPTED CHATS AND CALLS

TECHNOLOGY GROUPS CONDEMN UK PROPOSAL TO ADD LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENCRYPTED CHATS AND CALLS

25.06.2019 | Leanne Winkels | 999

A group of technology companies and organizations have sent an open letter condemning the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) proposal to secretly add law enforcement to encrypted chats.

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