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ACTA Legislation Rejected By European Parliament
2012-07-05 13:30:41

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international effort to criminalize copyright infringement spearheaded by music and film production companies in the US, Canada and Japan was defeated by an overwhelming majority by the European Parliament this week, according to various media reports. Backers of the ACTA said the act would curb counterfeiting, unpaid downloads and media streaming services, creating a common...

2011-11-12 05:52:08

After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites — an event of paramount political importance for Europe — politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8—9 November for the 4th Conference on EU Space Policy. The Conference, devoted to the benefits of space to citizens and society, confirmed that space is high on Europe´s political agenda by...

2011-11-07 08:53:13

Space as a key sector for Europe and its citizens will be the subject of a conference that will be held on 8 & 9 November at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament. The Conference, organized with the participation of ESA, is placed under the high patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Council, Mr Herman von Rompuy, and the Vice-President of the...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

The European Parliament debate on the cultivation of GM crops highlights how difficult it is to give more power to the Member States to opt-out of planting products whilst preserving a workable science-based decision-making system at an EU level. EuropaBio supports the Barroso vision in which, after a comprehensive EU-level safety assessment, Member States should be free to choose to cultivate GM crops at their own pace. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The European Parliament debate on the...

2011-05-27 05:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - EU Member States Losing EUR10 Billion in Tax Revenues Each Year and Facing Uphill Battle to Reverse the Trend At a meeting today on intellectual property, counterfeiting and piracy in Brussels, hosted by the European Parliament's Kangaroo Group, the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) warned the European Union (EU) that it faces an uphill battle to stem the flow of illegal cigarettes pouring through its borders and across its...

2011-05-09 08:00:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Parliament's web television channel is organizing a viral video competition on Diversity in Europe, calling on the creativity of citizens to create a quality viral spot of 1 to 3 minutes. The competition will be launched on 9 May 2011. The deadline for submission is 31 July 2011. The spots fulfilling all requirements will be released during one month (15 September - 15 October 2011) on the website of EuroparlTV for public...

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