British travelers rage as Vodafone reintroduces data roaming charges in the EU

British travelers in the EU were disappointed today as another mobile phone company reintroduced roaming charges. young trendy couple in love kissing each other Mobile phone operator Vodafone said it would reintroduce European roaming fees for new and upgrading British customers in January 2022, following the lead set by rival EE. Roaming charges were completely … Continue reading British travelers rage as Vodafone reintroduces data roaming charges in the EU

EU anti-money laundering measures include making crypto wallets traceable

Cryptocurrency exchanges could be forced to collect the details of people sending and receiving crypto under new rules proposed by the European Commission. Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com The EU's executive branch announced the potential change on Tuesday as part of a package of reforms aimed at tackling financial crime within the bloc. "The aim … Continue reading EU anti-money laundering measures include making crypto wallets traceable

EU halts legal action against UK over Northern Ireland

The EU has agreed to a standstill in legal action against the UK for breaches to the Northern Ireland protocol, Euronews has learned. The European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the UK government last March after it unilaterally extended Grace Periods on goods no longer allowed to be exported to Northern Ireland due to Brexit. … Continue reading EU halts legal action against UK over Northern Ireland

Everything you need to know about the new EU Whistleblower Legislation

Enacted by the European Union Parliament on 16 December, 2019, the EU Whistleblower Directive is yet to achieve its purpose due to discrepancies in its adoption and implementation. More than half of the 27-member political institution are already transposing the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive into national law. But there are widespread concerns that all Eurozone … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the new EU Whistleblower Legislation

The EU approves AstraZeneca as safe COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union's drug regulatory agency said Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine doesn't increase the overall incidence of blood clots and that the benefits of using it outweigh the possible risks, paving the way for European countries to resume dispensing the shots. France, Italy and Germany promptly announced they will start using the vaccine again … Continue reading The EU approves AstraZeneca as safe COVID-19 vaccine

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Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

The UK has agreed to remove the law breaking elements of a piece of Brexit legislation that had been threatening to derail the prospect of a free trade deal with the EU and US. Boris Johnson's government has agreed "in principle" to remove controversial aspects of the UK Internal Market Bill, meaning there has been a resolution … Continue reading Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

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Why the EU and UK are still arguing over Brexit

It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.” Spoiler alert: It is not done. As negotiators from the two sides hunker down for their final weeks of talks on an elusive trade … Continue reading Why the EU and UK are still arguing over Brexit

EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small indication of success, Spain's government said it won't extend a state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires Saturday, but will look to more local measures. But as a … Continue reading EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

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UK threatens to boycott trade negotiations with EU

Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try to forge a new relationship following the … Continue reading UK threatens to boycott trade negotiations with EU

A major post-Brexit challenge for the EU

The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the 27-nation bloc. But now that Britain has finally left, where does the EU revamp even start and who is going to foot the bill? Those questions loom large for EU officials and … Continue reading A major post-Brexit challenge for the EU