#Europe agenda “EU vs. Big Tech”

European Union passes landmark laws to rein in big tech The Social Software Weblog Today, after months of negotiations and procedural hurdles, the European Union has passed a pair of landmark bills Big Tech must deal with disinformation or face fines, says EU BBC News | Europe | World Edition  Tighter EU rules will demand firms … Read more

There is an unabashedly racist mayor out there in Bolu…

Things are definitely complicated and a new wave of Afghan refugees paved the way to an organized anti-refugee outcry. However, this does not hide the fact that some are explicitly racist. Bolu mayor is from the CHP and the main opposition party seems not to provide a clear-cut response to this racist mayor… Bolu Mayor ‘won’t … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Germany’s new Berlin airport set for take off, nine years late (!)

But I liked the old one. I have good memories of it. Let’s see how it will be with the new one… Germany’s new Berlin airport set for take off, nine years late BBC News | Europe | World Edition  There may be no passengers on the horizon but the long-awaited airport will launch in October. … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Spain plans to use robots to test 80,000 people a day for the coronavirus…

Spain plans to use robots to test 80,000 people a day for the coronavirus The Next Web by Thomas Macaulay Spain plans to deploy a fleet of robots that will automate the country’s coronavirus testing. Swift testing is essential to curtail the spread of the pandemic. But it also exposes testers to the infection, risking their lives … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people…

Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people BBC News | Europe | World Edition/ Milan and Venice are among the cities in the lock-down zone as Italy tries to contain the coronavirus. Coronavirus: Italy death toll soars amid travel ban BBC News | Europe | World Edition  Italy’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 133 in … Read more

Towards a global #Coronavirus crisis- “Turkish Airlines plane from Iran diverted to Ankara amid coronavirus worry…

Ankara on alert after plane lands due to suspicions of coronavirus among passengers Hurriyet Daily News A Turkish Airlines plane flying from Iran to Istanbul was diverted to Ankara on Feb. 25 at the Turkish Health Ministry’s request, Turkish Airlines plane from Iran diverted to Ankara amid coronavirus worry Reuters A Turkish Airlines plane flying … Read more

#Europe agenda: Far-right attacker kills at least 11 in Germany’s Hanau…

Far-Right Attacker Kills 11, Including Five Citizens of Turkey in Germany’s Hanau Bianet :: English Eleven people in two shisha bars have been killed by an armed attack that authorities believe was carried out with “xenophobic motives.” Germany shisha bar shootings: What we know about the victims Al Jazeera English (In Depth) Many killed were of … Read more

In the meantime, in Germany How  AfD caused political earthquake… #Europe agenda

Germany AfD: How far right caused political earthquake BBC News | Europe | A vote in the state of Thuringia has caused outrage and shame in Germany, Jenny Hill reports. Germany AfD: Outrage as far right helps oust Thuringia PM Ramelow BBC News | Europe | World Edition The AfD helps a liberal politician come to power, … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe…

Freetown Christiania: an economic ‘nowtopia’ at the heart of a European capital city open Democracy News Analysis –  If we know where and how to look, we discover that other worlds are possible in the here and now. Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods BBC News | Europe | World Edition  Just … Read more

Generation gap may have messed up UK’s future… #Europe agenda…

via Huge win for Conservatives in UK election EUobserver.com – Headline News Britain is almost certain to leave the EU in January after a huge election win for prime minister Boris Johnson, but Scotland aims to break off and stay. Who won the UK general election – and what now? BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest PM

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest PM BBC News | Europe | World Edition Social Democrat Sanna Marin will head a female-led governing coalition in the Nordic nation. Finland’s new leader to be world’s youngest PM at 34 Al Jazeera English (In Depth) Left-wing Sanna Marin, ex-transport minister, to head coalition run by … Read more

#Europe agenda: “UK General Election 2019: Doctored videos, fake accounts and suspicious ads…

UK General Election 2019: Doctored videos, fake accounts and suspicious ads surface in the second week First Draft by Ali Abbas Ahmadi First Draft is keeping close tabs on the UK’s general election as the party campaigns pick up speed in their second week. Investigations from the collaborative CrossCheck project included a Conservative councillor behind an anti-Corbyn Facebook … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Venice’s Flooding Has Become Another Tourist Attraction…

Venice’s Flooding Has Become Another Tourist Attraction Slate Articles by Shannon Palus But for the dwindling number of locals, it’s a catastrophe. This is the (finally) approved European Commission EUobserver.com – Headline News MEPs gave the green light to the entire new European Commission during the plenary session in Strasbourg – but with the abstention of the … Read more

#Europe agenda: Europe’s most Islamophobic leader meets with the most Islamophiliac one. Politics makes strange bedfellows- 2019 version

Turkey’s Erdoğan welcomed by pro-Kurdish protests while on … https://www.euronews.com › News › World 2 days ago – Uploaded by euronews (in English) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Budapest for further talks with Hungarian leader, Viktor  Erdogan thanks Orban for ‘support at the international stage … Oct 15, 2019 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hungarian Prime … Read more

In the meantime, in #Europe, “Gas and oil spent €250m lobbying EU… “EU blocks Albania and North Macedonia membership bids

Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal BBC News | Europe | World Edition EU leaders have hailed the agreement as a big step even though it still has to get through the UK Parliament. Gas and oil spent €250m lobbying EU EUobserver.com – Headline News / BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, … Read more