Tag Archives: EU

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers

by Simon Bowers

Whistleblowers who leak information to journalists, or otherwise reveal unlawful behavior, are a step closer to improved legal protections following a vote by the European Parliament.

Backed overwhelmingly by parliamentarians, the proposed uniform safeguards aim to encourage reports of wrongdoing by shielding whistleblowers from dismissal, demotion or other retaliation.

The poor pays principle in Bulgaria

On January 30 there were dangerously high levels of air pollution in the capital reported, three times higher than the norm. In its latest air quality report, the European Court of Auditors points out that Bulgaria is at the forefront of the EU in shortening life length as a result of the dirty air. As the main reason for the pollution the Court points the domestic heating with solid fuel. For the current 2014-2020 programming period, Bulgaria has not only reduced its investment in tackling this phenomenon, but none of the approved projects have been directly targeting it.

Can the EU Survive Its Own Censorship?

by Tom Luongo

The EU’s new, comprehensive new Copyright Directive passed the European Parliament ensuring the way we use the Internet will change in the future.

Call for action Health4all

On April 7th, “European Network against the Commercialization and Privatization of Health and Social Protection” and “People’s Health Movement Europe” call for the fourth edition of the European Day of Action against Health Commercialization.

Latvia: Thousands march glorifying Nazism

LATVIA: On March 16 thousands of Nazis and neo-Nazis march in remembrance of soldiers who fell in the service of the Nazi SS.

The annual march of the Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires — glorify soldiers from the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS and the 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st and 2nd Latvian, respectively).