Europe

Dutch campaigner wins Traesko Prize

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Watching the watchers: Statewatch launches surveillance observatory

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London-based NGO Statewatch has launched what it describes as an 'Observatory on the surveillance of telecommunications in the EU'.

French left, Greens, progressive NGOs oppose State of Emergency

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On 8 November, a number of French political parties, civil associations and NGOs, including the Syndicate de la Magistrature (a left wing judges' union), the lawyers' trade union Syndicate des avocats

Journalists warn of threats to press freedom in EU anti-terrorism measures

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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) this week warned that proposals from the European Commission to bring the role of journalists into its anti-terrorism strategies are reinforcing concerns t

European Parliament votes on mandatory data retention

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Data retention laws affect us all and are of concern to anyone who understands the importance of a right to privacy in maintaining fundamental freedoms.

‘What Future for Social Europe?’

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Centre-left UK think-tank Catalyst this week published a collection of views on the future of social Europe from a largely social democratic perspective.

European Parliament rejects calls to ban most dangerous greenhouse gases

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Environmental groups and progressive MEPs reacted angrily this to the European Parliament's rejection of calls to ban some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases from fridges and air-conditioning unit

Polish far right moves close to power

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On Sunday, October 23, the conservative populist Lech Kaczynski won the Polish presidency, defeating his neoliberal rival Donald Tusk by nine point

A Dutch activist addresses the new German Left Party

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René Roovers, regional councillor, adviser on employment and social policy to the United Left group of Euro-MPs, and member of the radical left Socialist Party of the Netherlands, this weekend address

European bosses lament that nobody loves them while Labour promises them employers' paradise

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Last week EU employers' lobby group UNICE gathered in the European Parliament's hemicycle to sing their annual hommage to the Great God Competitiveness.

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