Pirates call to reject EU copyright rules

MEPs adopted the directive for copyright rules on internet in European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. The vote concludes the  legislative process for the European Parliament, lasting since 2016, and now member states have to approve MEPs decisions. In case the EU member states accept the…

Dutch Parliament blocks Albania EU accession talks

The Netherlands is blocking the opening of negotiations with Albania on joining the European Union. A majority of the House of Representatives gave a clear opinion to the upcoming meeting of European foreign ministers in Brussels on June, 25. The decision did not come as a surprise, because Dutch lawmakers have already expressed serious concerns…

US-Russia diplomatic expulsions quid pro quo

Russia will expel 60 US diplomats and close the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. #Lavrov: We will retaliate in kind, but there will be more. These include the expulsion of the same number of US diplomats and our decision to withdraw our consent to the operation of @USinStPete https://t.co/fBjicEuykk…

OSCE: Russians had no real choice

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said there had been no real choice in  presidential election of Russian Federation and complained it had been marked by unfair pressure on critical voices. BREAKING: OSCE observers: Russia's presidential election conducted openly but in an 'overly controlled' environment. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 19, 2018…

Moscow to mirror UK expel of 23 diplomats

Moscow will ‘definitely’ expel British diplomats in wake of UK’s reaction to Skripal case, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said. BREAKING: Moscow will ‘definitely’ expel British diplomats in wake of UK’s reaction to Skripal case – Lavrov https://t.co/MSgPq4fV2Z pic.twitter.com/gln1Bb1esb — RT (@RT_com) March 15, 2018 Previously Lavrov insisted on respect of international law,…

Salvini versus Di Maio contesting ‘laurel wreath’

Two anti-establishment leaders declared readiness to govern Italy, the move is sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament. With the EU27 third-largest economy seemingly facing prolonged political instability, the anti-immigrant Lega Nord claimed the right to rule after its center-right alliance won the…

Nokia launches risk index service

Nokia is addressing rising security threats to telecom networks by launching its Security Risk Index assessment service and Managed Security Service. Together, they form a unique, holistic approach to targeting security challenges across mobile, IP and fixed networks in the digital transformation era, when new services and virtualized systems also introduce new vulnerabilities. In addition…

May to involve Macron in online conterterrorism strategy

Today Prime Minister Theresa May and President of France Emmanuel Macron will engage in discussion on counter-terrorism,  returning to May’s election campaign pledge to tackle online extremism following two attacks in Manchester and London that killed 30 people, the Prime Minister spokesperson said ahead of May’s visit to France. Britain and France will join forces…

Duma to ban IT learning for childern

Russian State Duma has introduced a law prohibiting children to use electronic school diaries and to engage in online learning. The law is formally called “On the legal regulation of social networks” – according to the idea of the authors it was supposed to prohibit the registration of persons under 14 years of age in…