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Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

1 hour 36 min ago

Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on iPhones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.

As wireless telecom companies gathered in Barcelona this week at the Mobile World Congress, the sector's biggest trade fair, specialists in e-health said healthcare is quickly shifting into the connected sphere.

Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

1 hour 36 min ago

Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on iPhones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.

As wireless telecom companies gathered in Barcelona this week at the Mobile World Congress, the sector's biggest trade fair, specialists in e-health said healthcare is quickly shifting into the connected sphere.

France helps Fiji with COP 21 contribution

2 hours 3 min ago

The world’s poorest countries will have access to financial aid from several donors, including France, to help them implement projects to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The EU is encouraging other member states to participate, ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. EurActiv France reports

France helps Fiji with COP 21 contribution

2 hours 3 min ago

The world’s poorest countries will have access to financial aid from several donors, including France, to help them implement projects to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The EU is encouraging other member states to participate, ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. EurActiv France reports

SOS for science-based EU policy-making

2 hours 37 min ago

The past few months have not been a triumph for science-based policy making in the EU, writes Hans-Olaf Henkel.

SOS for science-based EU policy-making

2 hours 37 min ago

The past few months have not been a triumph for science-based policy making in the EU, writes Hans-Olaf Henkel.

EU moves to improve Energy Union interconnections

2 hours 51 min ago

The European Union yesterday (4 March) took a step to reduce its energy dependence, especially on Russia, seeking instead to improve connections between renewable energy giants Spain and Portugal, and the rest of Europe. 

The European Commission has also launched a initiative to attract €100 million of investment to help complete the EU energy market. EU energy ministers are meeting today (5 March) in Brussels to discuss the plans for the Energy Union, the project designed to bolster the bloc's security of supply.

EU moves to improve Energy Union interconnections

2 hours 51 min ago

The European Union yesterday (4 March) took a step to reduce its energy dependence, especially on Russia, seeking instead to improve connections between renewable energy giants Spain and Portugal, and the rest of Europe. 

The European Commission has also launched a initiative to attract €100 million of investment to help complete the EU energy market. EU energy ministers are meeting today (5 March) in Brussels to discuss the plans for the Energy Union, the project designed to bolster the bloc's security of supply.

It's time for the EU to get serious about wildlife crime

5 hours 7 min ago

At this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, people and organisations all over the world celebrated the stunning diversity of flora and fauna around the planet, writes Catherine Bearder MEP.

It's time for the EU to get serious about wildlife crime

5 hours 7 min ago

At this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, people and organisations all over the world celebrated the stunning diversity of flora and fauna around the planet, writes Catherine Bearder MEP.

UK sells Eurostar stake

5 hours 15 min ago

The British government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar for a total of £757 million.

The purchasing consortium will pay £585 million to the government. As part of the deal, Eurostar have agreed to redeem the government’s preference share, which will raise an additional £172 million.

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said the deal “exceeded expectations”. According to government accounts for 2013/2014, the share capital value of the stake was £325 million.

UK sells Eurostar stake

5 hours 15 min ago

The British government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar for a total of £757 million.

The purchasing consortium will pay £585 million to the government. As part of the deal, Eurostar have agreed to redeem the government’s preference share, which will raise an additional £172 million.

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said the deal “exceeded expectations”. According to government accounts for 2013/2014, the share capital value of the stake was £325 million.

UKIP drops immigration cap policy

5 hours 18 min ago

The UK Independence Party has dropped the idea of imposing a cap on immigration of 50,000 a year.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said people where “obsessing” over caps and that there needed to be more “flexibility”.

The party will retain its policy on a five year ban on unskilled immigration it seeks to being immigrations levels down to what it calls “normality” which UKIP define as between 20,000 – 50,000 a year.

UKIP drops immigration cap policy

5 hours 18 min ago

The UK Independence Party has dropped the idea of imposing a cap on immigration of 50,000 a year.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said people where “obsessing” over caps and that there needed to be more “flexibility”.

The party will retain its policy on a five year ban on unskilled immigration it seeks to being immigrations levels down to what it calls “normality” which UKIP define as between 20,000 – 50,000 a year.

Avramopoulos: We cooperate with dictatorial regimes to fight migration

5 hours 38 min ago

The EU's migration chief insisted yesterday (4 March) that the bloc must work with dictatorships in order to fight smugglers who traffic migrants to Europe, often using dangerous sea routes across the Mediterranean.

The comments by Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, came as at least 10 more people were reported dead after a migrant boat capsized off Sicily.

Avramopoulos: We cooperate with dictatorial regimes to fight migration

5 hours 38 min ago

The EU's migration chief insisted yesterday (4 March) that the bloc must work with dictatorships in order to fight smugglers who traffic migrants to Europe, often using dangerous sea routes across the Mediterranean.

The comments by Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, came as at least 10 more people were reported dead after a migrant boat capsized off Sicily.

Closing the gaps in EU cybersecurity: Let’s get it right

6 hours 47 min ago

An unhelpful patchwork exists in Europe when it comes to cyber protections, writes Thomas Boué. But EU member states would be ill-advised to extend the scope of the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive beyond critical infrastructure, he says.

Closing the gaps in EU cybersecurity: Let’s get it right

6 hours 47 min ago

An unhelpful patchwork exists in Europe when it comes to cyber protections, writes Thomas Boué. But EU member states would be ill-advised to extend the scope of the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive beyond critical infrastructure, he says.

Bulgaria wants to revive Nabucco, Azerbaijan says pipeline name ‘not important’

8 hours 3 min ago

Hosting the President of Azerbaijan on an official visit to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said his country wants to revive the Nabucco pipeline project. President Ilham Aliyev said that what really matters is to bring more Azeri gas to Europe, and that the name of the future pipeline is not important.

Bulgaria wants the European Commission to revive plans for the Nabucco pipeline that would bring gas from the Shah Deniz gas field in the Azeri territorial waters of the Caspian Sea, Borissov said Wednesday (4 March), following talks with Aliyev.

US election could trigger battle over Internet governance

8 hours 20 min ago

SPECIAL REPORT: Officials attempting to reach a deal over the reform of Internet governance have told EurActiv that delays and the “weaponisation” of the issue in the current US political climate are threatening to ignite an international dispute.

A September deadline is “almost certainly going to be missed”, an official told EurActiv at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.