Poland defends a Europe of states

Poland defends a Europe of states

Poland’s foreign minister has called for strengthening the role of states and national parliaments in the European decision-making process and moving away from the federalist model. EURACTIV.fr reports At a conference at the Institut Francais des relations internationals (Ifri) on Thursday (5 April), the Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz delivered the Polish vision of the future of […]

Nest's outdoor facial recognition camera is available in Europe

Nest's outdoor facial recognition camera is available in Europe

The Cam IQ outdoor has impressive specs to aid its facial recognition tech, with a 4K digital sensor, HDR and 1080p HD video and the ability to zoom in 12x. It’s IP66 weather-certified to endure rain, snow and wind; It needs to be constantly plugged in, but at least you won’t have to worry about […]

Eastern Europe's journey from totalitarianism to social democracy has stalled

Eastern Europe's journey from totalitarianism to social democracy has stalled

There are some tragic similarities between the murder of Ján Kuciak in Slovakia in late February and the murder of Veronica Guerin in Dublin in 1996. Kuciak, a 27-year-old journalist, was shot at his home near Bratislava along with his fiancée Martina Kusnirová. Police suspect the crime, which prosecutors say looks like a contract killing, […]

'Unprecedented ATTACK on Europe!' EU Commissioner reveals bloc WILL RESPOND to Russia

'Unprecedented ATTACK on Europe!' EU Commissioner reveals bloc WILL RESPOND to Russia

Russia’s attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was an “unprecedented” attack on EU territory and there will be a response, said Valdis Dombrovskis.  Mr Dombrovskis told CNBC: “There are certainly concerns with this Skripal case and it was indeed chemical weapons used on European territory so it is quite unprecedented. “Certainly […]

Hungary's prime minister sneers at democracy. It's time for Europe to stop subsidizing him.

Hungary's prime minister sneers at democracy. It's time for Europe to stop subsidizing him.

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, third from right, and Zsolt Semjen, Hungary’s deputy prime minister, following results for the parliamentary elections in Budapest on April 9. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg) Frida Ghitis is a columnist for World Politics Review and a regular CNN.com opinion contributor. What will it take for the European Union to stand up for […]

Ukraine's Naftogaz will go after Gazprom assets in Europe

Ukraine's Naftogaz will go after Gazprom assets in Europe

Russia’s Gazprom is seeking to cancel a 2009 gas transit contract with Ukraine and is refusing to pay Naftogaz more than $2.5 billion under a Stockholm arbitration ruling. Pressure gauges, pipes and valves are pictured at a “Dashava” underground gas storage facility near Striy, Ukraine on May 28, 2015. ( Reuters ) Ukraine’s state-owned energy […]

Fujitsu Central Europe Head Rolf Werner Joins IOTA Foundation

Fujitsu Central Europe Head Rolf Werner Joins IOTA Foundation

Blockchain non-profit organization the IOTA Foundation continued its high-profile hiring moves April 9 with the appointment of Dr. Rolf Werner, Head of Central Europe at Fujitsu. In a blog post, executives said Werner’s “unmatched enthusiasm and drive” would bring “great value for the IOTA project as it continues to cement it’s leading role in the […]

Netherlands has 6th highest hourly wage in Europe

Netherlands has 6th highest hourly wage in Europe

The Netherlands had the sixth highest hourly wage in the European Union’s business sector with an average of 38.80 euros last year. Denmark came in first place with 42,50 euros, according to European stats office Eurostat, ANP reports. The public- and agricultural sectors are not included in these figures.  In addition to Denmark, employers in […]

Guardiola, Klopp know 'anything can happen' in Europe

Guardiola, Klopp know 'anything can happen' in Europe

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – “In football, anything can happen,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with a shrug, as he looked ahead to Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg where his team have to overcome a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool. Soccer Football – Champions League – Manchester City Training – City Football Academy, Manchester, Britain […]

Authoritarians on the rotten fringes imperil European values

Authoritarians on the rotten fringes imperil European values

In an era when autocracy and corruption are on the march, the EU proudly proclaims that it stands for democracy and the rule of law. But while most of the bloc’s 28 members can still make that boast without blushing, an anti-democratic rot has set in on its fringes. If it is not treated, the […]