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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Implications of US CLOUD Act for protection of data in EU information systems – E-003651/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Justice, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Privacy, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Implications of US CLOUD Act for protection of data in EU information systems – E-003651/2018

Source: European Parliament On 23 March 2018, the US Congress adopted the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. With this law, any US law enforcement body can compel US companies to disclose any data of US or foreign citizens, regardless of its geographical location and regardless of the privacy and data protection laws applying there. In […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Wifi4EU – E-003654/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Wifi4EU – E-003654/2018

Source: European Parliament Ireland has made 31 applications for the promotion and development of free Wifi zones under the new Wifi4EU scheme. These applications were made by 31 local authorities. These local authorities cover 95 municipal districts. In the Irish system, municipal districts are the secondary level of administration, while the local authorities make up […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Closure of savings accounts when moving within the EU – E-003653/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Banking and Finance, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Closure of savings accounts when moving within the EU – E-003653/2018

Source: European Parliament It has been brought to our attention that certain banks will close the savings accounts of customers moving from the Member State in which they are established to another Member State. In response to a complaint by a citizen, the national supervisory authority of the Member State in question has determined that […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Humanitarian crisis in Hodeidah, Yemen – E-003658/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Health, MIL OSI, NATO, Open Source Intel, Saudi, United States of America, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Humanitarian crisis in Hodeidah, Yemen – E-003658/2018

Source: European Parliament The UN has warned that hundreds of thousands of civilians’ lives will be under threat if the Saudi forces in Yemen step up their assault on the city of Hodeidah. The warning from the coordinator of UN missions in the country came at a time when the Saudi military was preparing to […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Non-performing loans in Romania – E-003655/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Aid, Banking and Finance, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Non-performing loans in Romania – E-003655/2018

Source: European Parliament In February this year, the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and Senate amended the government ordinance No 25/2017 for the amendment of Law No 227/2015 on the Tax Code, modifying the tax regime for sales of non-performing loans (NPLs), thus affecting the policy of reducing the rate of non-performing loans in Romania, initiated according to […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Commission staff working document on identifying high-risk third countries – E-003666/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Terrorism, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Commission staff working document on identifying high-risk third countries – E-003666/2018

Source: European Parliament On 22 June 2018, the Commission presented its working document on identifying high-risk third countries. Using a list, it intends to examine countries whose financial systems are considered highly likely to be misused for money laundering and terrorism financing. Back in July 2017, it unveiled a strategic plan for drawing up such a list and […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Protection of the waters around Antarctica – E-003663/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  antarctica, Australia, China, Climate, Climate Change, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Fisheries, Health, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, Trade, Weather, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Protection of the waters around Antarctica – E-003663/2018

Source: European Parliament Within the framework of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the EU is proposing the establishment of two large marine protected areas. Recent reports have highlighted not only how important the Southern Ocean around Antarctica is to the health of the ocean globally, but also how vulnerable it […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Extension of the scope of the Blocking Regulation – E-003662/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Business, Commerce, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, France, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – VP/HR – Extension of the scope of the Blocking Regulation – E-003662/2018

Source: European Parliament In the US, the discovery procedure allows any American company to force other companies, including foreign ones, to send it any data it deems necessary for potential litigation. This litigation tool, which could have cross-border applications, enables American companies to obtain sensitive data from their competitors. Several national blocking laws, such as France’s […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Food label tricks on the market – E-003659/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Food label tricks on the market – E-003659/2018

Source: European Parliament The Food Information to Consumers Regulation (Regulation 1169/2011) states that food labelling should not be misleading to the consumers, yet there are many examples of food label tricks on the market: for instance, foodstuffs with pictures of fruit on the front but having low actual fruit content, or with the more expensive […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Brexit negotiations and repercussions for Honda workers – E-003668/2018

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Brexit, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Trade, United Kingdom, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Brexit negotiations and repercussions for Honda workers – E-003668/2018

Source: European Parliament As the Commission will certainly be aware, the Honda car manufacturer currently employs 8 000 people in the EU, of whom 65% work in the UK, as their vehicles are produced in Swindon. Trade union representatives on Honda’s European Works Council are concerned about the repercussions that Brexit will have. In its negotiations with […]

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