Category: Europe

I saw first-hand how US tech giants seduced the EU – and undermined democracy

Silicon Valley used opaque lobbying to weaken crucial new regulations. Firms like Google and Meta must be held to account The tide is seemingly turning against Meta, Google and other tech giants. Groundbreaking new European Union legislation is imminent, aimed at forcing the large digital platforms to do more to keep users safe and cutting…
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I saw first-hand how US tech giants seduced the EU – and undermined democracy

Silicon Valley used opaque lobbying to weaken crucial new regulations. Firms like Google and Meta must be held to account The tide is seemingly turning against Meta, Google and other tech giants. Groundbreaking new European Union legislation is imminent, aimed at forcing the large digital platforms to do more to keep users safe and cutting…
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Europeans are overwhelmingly pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean women’s rights are safe | Anna Grzymala-Busse

Roe v Wade was overturned in the US by a court, not by voters. The same happened in Poland – and it could happen again Abortion access is about to be severely curtailed or cut off for millions of women in the United States following the supreme court’s decision to abolish the constitutional protections for…
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Europeans are overwhelmingly pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean women’s rights are safe | Anna Grzymala-Busse

Roe v Wade was overturned in the US by a court, not by voters. The same happened in Poland – and it could happen again Abortion access is about to be severely curtailed or cut off for millions of women in the United States following the supreme court’s decision to abolish the constitutional protections for…
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Europeans are overwhelmingly pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean women’s rights are safe | Anna Grzymala-Busse

Roe v Wade was overturned in the US by a court, not by voters. The same happened in Poland – and it could happen again Abortion access is about to be severely curtailed or cut off for millions of women in the United States following the supreme court’s decision to abolish the constitutional protections for…
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In this government by Grand Designs, Johnson has spaffed the budget and the roof is leaking | Marina Hyde

The PM touting for a £150k treehouse while voting against free school meals makes the MPs’ expenses scandal look like a halcyon era In many ways it was impressive to get a whole two days into Boris Johnson’s world statesman tour before it emerged he’d tried to get a Tory donor to fund a £150,000…
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In this government by Grand Designs, Johnson has spaffed the budget and the roof is leaking | Marina Hyde

The PM touting for a £150k treehouse while voting against free school meals makes the MPs’ expenses scandal look like a halcyon era In many ways it was impressive to get a whole two days into Boris Johnson’s world statesman tour before it emerged he’d tried to get a Tory donor to fund a £150,000…
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What the presidential election really revealed about fractured France | Jérôme Fourquet

The divide is no longer along political lines, but between those with opportunities and those who feel disregarded The decisive round of the presidential race in France revealed it to be a deeply fractured country. Just as the Brexit referendum laid bare the UK’s divisions, in France we now have two electoral blocs characterised by…
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What the presidential election really revealed about fractured France | Jérôme Fourquet

The divide is no longer along political lines, but between those with opportunities and those who feel disregarded The decisive round of the presidential race in France revealed it to be a deeply fractured country. Just as the Brexit referendum laid bare the UK’s divisions, in France we now have two electoral blocs characterised by…
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As France goes to the polls, voters are asking: who really is Emmanuel Macron? | Marion Van Renterghem

His mutability has let him straddle political divides, but now he must settle on an identity if he is to tackle the country’s crises In the autumn of 2018, as the gilets jaunes movement took off, Emmanuel Macron faced a crisis in France that also represented a personal political failure. A little more than a…
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