2 hours ago

Could this be the end of privacy and the criminalization of encryption in the EU? Read on to find out.
#eu #europeanunion #privacy #dataprivacy #cybersecurity #infosec #cybersecurityawareness

European News 🇪🇺
3 hours ago

Zelenskiy says cooperation with EU vital for victory, Kyiv needs defence support

A Ukrainian victory in its war with Russia depends on cooperation with the European Union, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told EU foreign ministers gathered in Kyiv on Monday.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar

#Russia has been warned not to count on "weariness" in #Europe over support for #Ukraine, as #EuropeanUnion foreign ministers meet in #Kyiv

It is the first time the assembly has been held outside the bloc. #Ukraine is not an #EU member but wants to join

The meeting comes a day after further military funding for #Ukraine was left out of a last-minute #US budget deal

🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine🇺🇦

Top diplomats of the bloc gather in Kyiv in the first-ever meeting outside the EU borders in show of solidarity.#EuropeanUnion #Russia-Ukrainewar #Europe #Russia #Ukraine
EU foreign ministers in Ukraine’s Kyiv for unprecedented meeting abroad
European Commission
7 hours ago

EU unemployment in August 2023 (%):

🇨🇿 2.5
🇲🇹 2.7
🇵🇱 2.8
🇩🇪 3.0
🇸🇮 3.5
🇳🇱 3.6
🇭🇺 4.0
🇮🇪 4.1
🇩🇰 4.4
🇧🇬 4.5
🇦🇹 5.3
🇱🇺 5.3
🇷🇴 5.4
🇸🇰 5.8
🇪🇺 5.9
🇱🇹 6.1
🇵🇹 6.2
🇱🇻 6.6
🇨🇾 6.6
🇭🇷 6.9
🇫🇷 7.3
🇮🇹 7.3
🇫🇮 7.3
🇪🇪 7.6
🇸🇪 8.0
🇬🇷 10.9
🇪🇸 11.5

→ Source: Eurostat

ℹ️ More info:!Np6WH8

#EU #EuropeanUnion #unemployment #statistics

European News 🇪🇺
11 hours ago

EU foreign ministers meet in Kyiv in show of support to Ukraine

EU foreign ministers are paying a surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital on Monday (2 October) for an informal meeting meant as a show of support for the war-torn country.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion

European News 🇪🇺
11 hours ago

Polish opposition holds massive Warsaw rally ahead of tight election

Hundreds of thousands of people held an opposition rally in Warsaw on Sunday (1 October), two weeks ahead of an election that the liberal Civic Platform (PO) says may decide Poland’s future in the European Union and its democratic standing.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Poland

European News 🇪🇺
11 hours ago

Netherlands halts extraction from Europe's biggest gas field

The Netherlands halted extraction from Europe's biggest gas field on Sunday, which was resulting in earthquakes that have shaken local residents for decades and threaten to persist.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Netherlands

European News 🇪🇺
11 hours ago

EU's Borrell, in Kyiv, says bloc will increase military aid

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday the bloc would increase military support to Ukraine, after the U.S. Congress passed a stopgap funding bill late on Saturday that omitted aid to Ukraine.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #JosepBorrell #Ukraine

European News 🇪🇺
11 hours ago

European Parliament president backs UN naming an envoy to help restart Cyprus peace talks

The president of the European Parliament said Sunday she has conveyed the legislative body’s support for the appointment of a United Nations envoy to evaluate the chances of resuming stalemated talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #UN #UnitedNations #Cyprus

CelloMom On Cars
1 day ago

"The #EuropeanUnion launched on Sunday the first phase of the world's first system to impose CO2 #EmissionsTariffs on imported #steel, #cement and other goods as it tries to stop more polluting foreign products from undermining its green transition."

But also:
"The bloc will not begin collecting any CO2 emission charges at the border until 2026."
What are they scared of?


European Commission
1 day ago

Today, the Istanbul Convention enters into force in our Union.

It aims at protecting women from violence and to prevent, prosecute, and eliminate it by:

🔹 training professionals in contact with victims of violence;

🔹 running awareness-raising campaigns;

🔹 empowering their police and justice system to remove perpetrators from the house.

We will only live in a truly fair and equal Union when #women and girls no longer live in fear of violence.

#EuropeanUnion #UnionOfEquality

An orange background. On it, a text reads “No. Means. No. Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention”. The EU emblem is on the lower left-hand side.
Wide Angle Analytics
2 days ago

Some data protection advocates claim that the GDPR is failing in its central goal—improving data protection for people and businesses across Europe.

This article explores the GDPR’s enforcement mechanisms, considers the differing approaches of regulators across Europe, and addresses the 🐘 “elephant in the room”:

Is GDPR enforcement working? 🤔

#GDPR #Privacy #EuropeanUnion

European News 🇪🇺
2 days ago

‘No turning back’: how the Ukraine war has profoundly changed the EU

Russia’s invasion has had a major impact on the bloc’s security and energy policies – and even its very raison d’être

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar

European News 🇪🇺
2 days ago

France builds on EU’s pro-nuclear momentum to host global talks at OECD

France sought to build on the “momentum” behind nuclear energy in Europe by hosting world leaders on 28-29 September to accelerate nuclear financing and discuss long-term international cooperation that excludes Russia

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Russia #France #NuclearEnergy

European News 🇪🇺
2 days ago

Seven countries order ammunition under EU scheme to aid Ukraine

Seven EU countries have ordered ammunition under a landmark European Union procurement scheme to get urgently needed artillery shells to Ukraine and replenish depleted Western stocks, according to the EU agency in charge

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar

European News 🇪🇺
2 days ago

Eurozone Inflation Rate Drops to 4.3 Percent

Inflation in most European countries dropped in September, causing the overall rate to dip to its lowest level since before the start of the war in Ukraine.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion

European News 🇪🇺
2 days ago

Orbán says EU must answer ‘difficult questions’ before starting Ukraine membership talks

EU leaders are set to decide in December whether to open accession negotiations with Kyiv.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Hungary #Orban #ViktorOrban

Disaster Guy In Sevilla
3 days ago

Bloodsucking #BedBug case that was discovered in 2019 demonstrates what a fraud #Science and #Tech in #EuropeanUnion is
In four years, it is not known whether French BedBug is a local variant that has become resistant to insecticide or an invasive species that has colonized the mattresses of the French. Indiscriminate fumigation campaigns do not eliminate pests but they do eliminate their predators, which is the reason for what is happening in France right now.
A lesson of #HighSchool #Biology

BedBug Apocalypse in France
Headlines The Guardian 2023 Sept.30

@joey Look at the funding for #Frontex, the #EuropeanUnion has been doing it for years. At sea, on land in neighbouring countries. All these places are unsafe because of the European #MilitaryIndustrial lobby.

demï7en 🎗
3 days ago

💡️🤯 Here's a wild and totally unreasonable idea: The 'Free World' industrialists and financiers that *empowered* and *emboldened* military-expansionist dictatorships that attack other countries should 'contribute' much higher proportion (from their loot) for the defence against those aggressors than the regular people.

Of course it is in everyone's interest that democracies don't simply fold and surrender, but those aiding and abetting the authoritarians shouldn't be simply allowed to stash away their profits and wash their hands and image from what they've done.

Case in point: Basically all nazi-collaborator corporations got off with zero consequences after #WWII, and practically all of them (and countless more) were again involved in building up the regimes in #russia and #china... 🤷🏻‍♂️

What have we learnt?

#Germany #UnitedStates #EuropeanUnion #humanrights #dictatorship #imperialism #AxisOfDespots #ccp #putin #Ukraine #UkraineWar

3 days ago

Georgia preparing limited live CBDC pilot, considering Ripple among tech providers - As the country is considered for EU membership, the digital lari ... - #digitalcurrency #europeanunion #europe #cbdc #euro

DER SPIEGEL | inoffiziell
3 days ago
Giorgia Meloni began her career as a fan of Italy's right-wing dictator Benito Mussolini. Her domestic policies are nationalist and far from inclusive. But on the international stage, she plays a moderate. Which is the real Meloni?#Italy #Right-WingPopulism #EuropeanUnion #Europe
One Year of Meloni: Has Italy's Right-Wing Leader Left Fascism Behind?
PC Gamer
3 days ago

EU court rejects Valve appeal against €1.6 million fine for 'geo-blocking' Steam games, says policy existed to protect publisher royalties and 'the margins earned by Valve'

Check it out! 👇

#EuropeanUnion #Valve

Chris Hartgerink (they/them)
3 days ago

The #EuropeanUnion really is an expert at doing the one step forward, two steps back eh!

> Europol wants to use Chatcontrol legislation to train machine learning models

3 days ago

Gemini to halt operations in the Netherlands by mid-November - The company cites the inability to meet the regulators’ requireme... - #europeanunion #netherlands #gemini #europe #mica

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
3 days ago

🇭🇺 #Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor #Orban said on Friday that "very difficult questions" would need to be answered before the #European Union could even start membership talks with #Ukraine 🇺🇦🇪🇺

#hungary #europe #europeanunion

Disaster Guy In Sevilla
3 days ago

What we are beginning to see right now is just the early stage of what is next to come
On the one hand, the drought, the over-exploitation of the natural environment, terrorism and the new dictatorial regimes beyond the borders of #EuropeanUnion will push the unfortunate towards rich countries of EU while
on the other hand, traffickers of human beings, drugs, weapons and women for our brothels become rich.

Pact on Migration and Asylum busted
Headlines The Guardian 2023 Sept.29
Disaster Guy In Sevilla
3 days ago

Yesterday I wrote that Chancellor told media that goverment of #Germany would remove the blockade on crisis and force majeure regulation piece of #EuropeanUnion's
New Pact on Asylum and Migration
Today blockade comes from #Italy and Italian idea are that goverment could breach detention center standards in times of migratory crises and prosecute the role of NGOs in rescuing migrant loaded boats in the #MediterraneanSea
What is going to happen? Everything points to disaster.

Never ending story of Pact on Asylum and Migration
Headlines The Guardian 2023 Sept.29
European News 🇪🇺
3 days ago

The European Socialists (S&D) are encouraged to follow the example Spain set in the 23 July snap general elections and stop the far-right in the June 2024 European elections, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said at a meeting with S&D in Madrid on Thursday.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Spain #FarRight

European News 🇪🇺
3 days ago

Kazakhstan’s support is vital for enforcing sanctions against Russia and ending the war, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said as he met Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Berlin on Wednesday, as EU countries seek to win over Central Asia as a key geopolitical ally.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Kazakhstan #Germany Ukraine #Russia #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar

European News 🇪🇺
3 days ago

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 583 of the invasion

Russia to increase defence spending by almost 70%; EU extends rights of Ukraine refugees to 2025

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Russia #Refugees #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar

🌈 Gangster Maddy Stylo 🦄
4 days ago

Inside Job: An anonymous #politician just told me, he is not corrupted. He does it for half the price than all the other politicians. And this is "just enough to pay his private swimming pool". He even mostly uses his privately acquired Porsche Cayenne for work. 🤭 #EU #EuropeanUnion #Corruption

4 days ago

We need #EUreform and #EU #treatychange because:

1 country wanted to block the extension of temporary protection for #Ukrainian refugees in the #EuropeanUnion
No, not the country you're thinking of. RMF radio confirmed again today that the Polish government was against, but couldn't block the EU decision as this wasn't a #unanimity vote.

If Viktor #Orban is Exhibit A for why we need to drop unanimity, his BFFs #PiS are Exhibit B.,nId,7053175#crp_state=1

Screenshot of EU Council announcement: infographic Refugees from Ukraine in the EU.
European News 🇪🇺
4 days ago

Musk ousts X team curbing election disinformation

The announcement comes after EU digital chief Vera Jourová criticized the social media company over rampant falsehoods on its platform.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Musk #ElonMusk

🌈 Gangster Maddy Stylo 🦄
4 days ago

Looks like the peace plans of #EuropeanUnion for Nagorno-Karabakh region with a peaceful dissolution of #RepublicOfArthsak and transition into #Azerbaijan becomes true.

So good that #UniversalHumanRights protects the 99.6% Armenian population from an Islamist military dictatorship. And #InternationalLaw protects us all.

And it is a Win-Win-Win situation. US is happy for Armenia dragged into the US camp. Europe is happy for peaceful end of an eternal conflict. And Azerbaijan is happy too.

Nothing to worry for a #EU fanboy.

Did I forgot a party? 🙄

4 days ago

European Commission Initiates €800,000 Study to Address Crypto's Environmental Impact - On Tuesday, the European Commission awarded an 800,000 euro ($842,000) contract as part o... - #environmentallyfriendlycrypto #europeancommission #blockchainnews #europeanunion #eu

brad m
4 days ago

“Most global #coffee firms will not be ready to comply with the #EuropeanUnion's new law preventing imports of commodities linked to #deforestation, and small #farmers may suffer as a consequence”
“Without proactive support from buyers, smallholders lacking organization and resources to provide the requisite #data for compliance (with the law) will bear the initial impact” #EU #supplychain #climatechange #traceability

4 days ago

Twitter…Top Platform for Spreading Misinformation. “…#EuropeanCommission Vice President Vera Jourova identified Twitter…known as X, as the worst offender for spreading #misinformation among social media platforms. While speaking of the #EuropeanUnion’s 2022 Code of Practice on #Disinformation…she…blasted #Twitter for spreading wrong information, particularly on sensitive issues like the upcoming #EU elections and the #Russia-#Ukraine war. | Tech Report

European Commission
5 days ago

Facing a changing geopolitical and economic environment, we rose to the challenge of delivering a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable #economy.

In Versailles, two weeks after Russia's brutal aggression on Ukraine, #EU leaders vowed to take responsibility for our #security and strengthen sovereignty.

Since then, we have taken action to live up to the call. ↓

Photo: EU Leaders at the Informal Summit Versailles on 11 March 2022. © European Union


Group photo taken at the Informal Summit of Heads of State and Government in Versailles, France, on 11 March 2022.

From left to right:

- First row: Josep Borrell Fontelles, Petr Fiala, Roberta Metsola, Klaus Werner Iohannis, Emmanuel Macron, Charles Michel, Nicos Anastasiades, Gitanas Nauséda, Ursula von der Leyen and Magdalena Andersson.
- In the second row: Xavier Bettel, Mario Draghi, Micheál Martin, Alexander De Croo, Pedro Sánchez, Viktor Orbán, Mette Frederiksen,   Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Krišjānis Kariņš, and Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen.
- In the third row: Janez Janša, Olaf Scholz, Sanna Marin, Kiril Petkov,  Eduard Heger, Mark Rutte, Kaja Kallas, Karl Nehammer, Andrej Plenković, and Antonio Costa.
Darnell Clayton :verified:
5 days ago

So #ClimateChange youth in #Portugal 🇵🇹 are suing nations in #Europe (I believe most are in the #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺) as they believe the countries are not moving fast enough to counter #GlobalWarming.

👉🏾 ‘Truly a David and Goliath case’: Six young people take 32 countries to court in unprecedented case

European News 🇪🇺
6 days ago

Musk's X is the biggest purveyor of disinformation, EU official says

A top European Union official said Tuesday that the social network X, formerly known as Twitter, is the biggest source of fake news and urged owner Elon Musk to comply with the bloc’s laws aimed at combating disinformation.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Twitter #Musk #ElonMusk

European News 🇪🇺
6 days ago

France seeks stronger EU stance on fossil fuel exit at COP28

The EU should publicly set out dates by which planet-warming oil, gas and coal should be phased out, in a bid to push for a global deal on eliminating fossil fuels at the upcoming COP28 UN climate summit, France has said.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #UN #UnitedNations #France #FossilFuels

kravietz 🦇
6 days ago

I’m long fan of #EuropeanUnion European Citizens Initiative mechanism and occasionally following notifications from their website if I see something interesting. Now, after supporting an initiative for planning of high-speed rail network between EU capitals, I’ve found this one:

Stop #5G - stay connected but protected:

Everything is wrong about this project: it’s 100% based on manipulated research, conspiracy theories, pseudo-science and misrepresentation of actual scientific research.

Yet, they were able to submit this initiative and gathered ~80k signatures, at which stage they failed short of the required 1m.

And I believe this is perfectly OK that even such fringe initiatives were able to register, because behind each signature there’s a person probably honestly convinced about the harm imposed by 5G who should have a chance to be heard. ECI reduces chances of their marginalisation, radicalisation and resorting to extremist methods, such as destroying mobile towers etc.

I’ve also checked initiatives that passed the 1m threshold and they were all answered by EC and subsequently reflected in EU legislation. There’s a few about treatment of animals (vivisection, slaughter of horses, finning), water rights, rights of asylum seekers etc (there’s just one which I personally consider pseudo-scientific, on the ban of glyphosate).

For an example of how the water rights initiative was answered by EC you can check - essentially, the initiative was used to influence a number of EU directives and international initatives:

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
6 days ago

🇪🇺 🇺🇦 The #European Union must begin a major wave of change to prepare for the arrival of #Ukraine as a member state, the leader of its parliament has said, with “nothing off the table”, including removing trade tariffs and giving Kyiv access to internal markets before full membership.

#europe #europeanunion

Mr A Dean :mastodon:
1 week ago

Tens of thousands marched through London in Saturday's National Rejoin March - one of the largest UK protest marches of the year. It was covered in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Australia, and others - but not by the BBC.
62% of people polled just last week, and more than 80% of people under the age of 25 want to be back in the EU.

#Europe #EuropeanUnion #Rejoin #Brexit #BBC

Jamie Magee :unverified:
1 week ago

The EU has just launched their own CAPTCHA service. Looks like a great privacy oriented, accessible first, and localised alternative to a lot of the other CAPTCHA services out there.

#CAPTCHA #reCAPTCHA #EU #EuropeanUnion #Privacy

demï7en 🎗
1 week ago

@itsfoss Coming to Mastodon *private* messaging in 3-2-1...?

Perhaps #EuropeanUnion could give a little hand to @Gargron and help protect everyone's #privacy where privacy hasn't yet been criminalized?

Several Western governments express concern over political climate as Bangladesh is set to hold elections in January.#Elections #EuropeanUnion #Asia #Bangladesh #Europe
No EU election team for Bangladesh amid concerns over free and fair vote
European Commission
1 week ago

There are challenges that no country can address alone.

From the global impact of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine to climate change, multilateralism is key when committing for a better future.

This is why being at the #UNGA is pivotal.

In New York, we:

📌 reiterated the commitment towards 🇺🇦
📌 took part to the Climate Ambition Summit
📌 signed the Treaty for the High Seas

Working with our partners is key for a greened and fairer future.


Photo of the general view of the United Nations General Assembly. Representatives from all around the world sit behind tables facing a raised speaker's rostrum and podium.
Photo of president von der Leyen entering the room of the United Nations General Assembly together with Commissioner Urpilainen.
Photo of President von der Leyen walking in New York City on her way to the United Nations General Assembly.
A half-length photo of President von der Leyen speaking on the podium at the United Nations General Assembly.
European News 🇪🇺
2 weeks ago

Right to repair: Germany pushes for more ambitious EU rules

The EU is still a way away from reaching its goals regarding manufacturers’ obligations to repair faulty goods, a German official said at a discussion on Tuesday (19 September).

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Germany #RightToRepair

The group will argue at the European Court of Human Rights that government inaction discriminates against youth.#Features #Climate #ClimateCrisis #Courts #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Portugal
Six Portuguese youth take 32 nations to European court over climate change
Spaceflight 🚀
2 weeks ago

@vicgrinberg that's how I understood their mission : "@EUSPA is the only #EuropeanUnion agency dedicated to #space. Our unique mission is to serve as the essential link between space technology and user needs, #translating the European Union’s investment in space into valuable, reliable services for European citizens."

Like "WHY does it take so long" or "WHAT is it good for"

A backlash against immigration, LGBTQ rights, abortion and support for Ukraine is unfolding across the continent.#Features #EuropeanUnion #LGBTQ #Politics #TheFarRight #Europe #Hungary #Poland
Nationalist, populist, far-right parties eye rising support across Europe
EU Economic & Social Committee
2 weeks ago

Towards an enlarged 🇪🇺 Union of freedom, rights and values for all.

We welcome @EU_Commission President Von der Leyen's commitment to the future of 🇺🇦 Ukraine, 🇲🇩 Moldova and the Western Balkans within the EU in her #SOTEU speech.

EU neighbourhood and enlargement are part of our key priorities.

Let's keep working together for our shared future!

Read more:!3XHtBg

#Enlargement #EuropeanUnion

Pact that promised Tunisia financial support in return for stopping migration is being debated in Europe.#EuropeanUnion #Migration #Racism #Refugees #Europe #Italy #MiddleEast #Tunisia
Europe frets over migration; Tunisia moves refugees to departure points
Tunisia made the decision two days after the European Parliament held a debate on a migration pact with Tunis.#EuropeanUnion #Migration #MiddleEast #Tunisia
EU condemns Tunisia ban on delegation entering country
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says it is time for the two countries to normalise ties 'in earnest'.#Conflict #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Kosovo #Serbia
Serbia, Kosovo leaders hold talks as pressure mounts to dial down tensions
Petra van Cronenburg
3 weeks ago

@Sheril Against the "humanity is bad resignation": Humanity can protest and make pressure. Humanity can change things.
The synthetic substitute is approved in the #EuropeanUnion plus 39 in pharmacy federated countries since 2021 (!)
It works but the problem is that the powerful #US pharmacopeia rejects that! So make pressure especially in the USA! Use the European results! 1/3 #BiodiversityLoss #medicine #crabs

European News 🇪🇺
3 weeks ago

Von der Leyen wants Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen ASAP

‘Let us finally bring them in — without any further delay,’ says European Commission president.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Schengen #UrsulaVonDerLeyen #VonDerLeyen #Bulgaria #Romania

Romanovich 🇺🇦
3 weeks ago

The day begins with the first rays of the sun. Kyiv

#photography #reward #nature #travel #blockchain #steemit #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine

Sometimes it seems to me that Ukrainian nature is the most beautiful. This is probably because I really want it. I would like to wish everyone good health and peaceful skies above their heads. After the war, I invite you to visit my country Ukraine. There are a lot of smart and kind people here, and a lot of beautiful architecture. I love and respect you all, my friends!
The European Commission chief announces policy reviews to ensure that the enlarged bloc can still function properly.#EuropeanUnion #Europe #Ukraine
EU must prepare to grow to more than 30 members: Von der Leyen
European Commission
3 weeks ago

Europe once again must answer the call of history.

And that is what we must do together.

Follow our updates on President von der Leyen #SOTEU speech as it happened. ↓

#EU #EuropeanUnion

A photo of President von der Leyen delivering the State of the Union speech 2023
European Commission
3 weeks ago

“We have to get rid of dependency on Russian fossil fuels.” — President von der Leyen at #SOTEU 2022.

In the first eight months of the war, we replaced over 70 billion cubic metres of Russian pipeline gas and in 2023, less than 10% of our total gas imports come from Russia.

We’re now working with reliable international partners like 🇳🇴 Norway and the 🇺🇸 United States.

Ahead of #SOTEU 2023, check out our #EUDataCrunch that reflects this considerable change. ↓

#REPowerEU #EuropeanUnion

A visual reflecting the reduction in Russian gas and LNG imports. 

Russian pipeline imports were reduced from 50% in 2021 to 8% in 2023. LNG imports from non-Russian suppliers increased from 54.4 bcm in 2021 to 98.3 bcm in 2022.  

Norway is our main gas supplier, and the United States is our main supplier of LNG.
Apereo Foundation
3 weeks ago

Moodle comments on #CyberResilienceAct

#Moodle, is an #OpenSource learning management system, used by more than 70% of Europe’s #HigherEducation institutions to facilitate the delivery of quality education as a public endeavor. The platform is also used by numerous European #Education Ministries, some of which are listed below, as well as #Unesco, the #UnitedNations, and the #EuropeanUnion itself (

#EdTech #HigherEd #EdTechChat

European News 🇪🇺
4 weeks ago

Gazprom Starts to Feel Pain of Losing Europe

Gazprom's first-half 2023 revenues drop to pre-Ukraine war levels on lower gas prices and limited supplies to Europe.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Ukraine #Russia #Gazprom #RussianInvasion #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar

European News 🇪🇺
1 month ago

Musk’s new Twitter policies helped spread Russian propaganda, E.U. says

Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter) has played a major role in allowing Russian propaganda about Ukraine to reach more people than before the war began, according to a study released this week by the European Commission.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #Russia #Twitter #X #Musk #ElonMusk

European Commission
1 month ago

One Union, one speech, two weeks to go.

In just two weeks, we're gearing up for the highly anticipated State of the Union (SOTEU) address.

Every September President von der Leyen takes the spotlight before the European Parliament to reflect on our accomplishments and unveil the exciting agenda that lies ahead.

Join us for the landmark annual event at the political heart of our Union!

❗️Save the Date: September 13

#SOTEU #EU #EuropeanUnion

Concentric circles each made of the word Europe in the 24 official languages of the EU.

At the centre, the text: "14 days to go" - "State of the Union address" - "2023"
European News 🇪🇺
1 month ago

EU to Stick With Climate Ambitions Despite Mounting Backlash

“We are not going to dilute our ambition because it would be like shooting ourselves in the foot,” Maros Sefcovic, commission executive vice president, told a group of reporters.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #EU #EuropeanUnion #ClimateChange

European Commission
1 month ago

Jump into the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg!

From this point of view, President von der Leyen will deliver her annual speech for the State of the European Union (SOTEU) on 13 September.

SOTEU happens once per year, and it is the moment we look back at our achievements and look forward to the future ahead.

Be part of the moment that charts the course of our Union's journey!

#SOTEU #EuropeanUnion

A 180 ° view of the European Parliament’s hemicycle in Strasbourg from the point of view of the central podium.
European Commission
1 month ago

Who brings a smile to your face with just a wag? 🐶

On #InternationalDogDay, let's take a moment to honour our furry companions!

These four-legged heroes work diligently to ensure our safety.

With their sharp senses and unwavering dedication, they not only intercept unlawful items at #EU borders but also provide aid during conflicts, natural disasters, and anti-terrorism efforts.

These dedicated heroes deserve our recognition every day.

#CustomsUnion #EuropeanUnion

Rescue dog searching through earthquake rubble to find casualties during a disaster response exercise with teams from different EU countries in Poland.
A dog wearing a special camera jumps out of a police lorry while taking part in a special intervention demonstration at the Belgian Federal Police Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
A dog searches bags in a demonstrative event in Brussels, Belgium.
A dog of the French Customs sits next to an officer waiting to check containers at the Port of Le Havre, France.
Primo Natura
1 month ago

"Europe’s rivers are running dry, spelling trouble not only for industries that rely on them to move cargo but also for the EU's climate ambitions."

#EU #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Climate #ClimateChange #Water #Rivers

European Commission
1 month ago

United in diversity. Emboldened in democracy. 🇪🇺

Each year, the President of the Commission delivers her vision for our Union and debates it before the #EU Parliament.

The State of the Union is our chance to:

- Take stock of what we achieved
- Look ahead to priorities and actions for the following year
- Engage with the members of the Parliament

It is a chance to see #democracy in action. And YOU are the centre of it.

Check out this video to find out why 👇

#SOTEU #EuropeanUnion

Lukas VF Novak
2 months ago

#ClimateCrisis: Morocco breaks heat record #ClimateChange #ExtremeWeather

"#Temperatures in #Morocco have for the first time on record topped 50 degrees Celsius (120 F)... Morocco has experienced a series of #heatwaves over the summer... The #heatwave has caused #wildfires in recent days in northern Morocco near #Tangier and further east in #Taza province... July has been the #hottest month ever recorded on Earth, according to the #EuropeanUnion's @CopernicusECMWF"

firefighting plane douses a wildfire


As sb who holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in:

#IntellectualProperty & Information #Technology Law

❷ Substantive #EuropeanUnion Law (+ #EU #Competition)


❸ International Commercial Arbitration #Law (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

📌 I treat #LLM & all #AI hype — #MachineLearning #LargeLanguageModels #DeepLearning #GenerativeAI #ArtificalIntelligence #LLMs — the same way I DO #Cyber (#InfoSec #CyberSecurity, etc.) hype🔴 #Tech #Risk #News #Politics #Security

European Commission
2 months ago

Today is International #YouthDay!

And 2023 is also the European Year of Skills so there’s never been a better time to learn something new.

The EU provides plenty of opportunities for young people to learn, work, volunteer, travel or even be part of the democratic process.

From #ErasmusPlus to #DiscoverEU to volunteering and being part of the democratic process, there are many opportunities in store for you.

Discover them now ➡


A photo with President von der Leyen talking with young people during the State of the Union address in 2022.
European Commission
2 months ago

How's your work-life balance?

One year ago today, the Work-Life Balance Directive entered into force, setting out minimum standards:

🔸 Introduction of paternity leave,

🔸 Strengthening existing right to parental leave,

🔸 Introduction of carers’ leave,

🔸 Extension of right to flexible working arrangements.

The law on Work-Life Balance ensures parents and carers can care for loved ones without sacrificing the love of work →!tf43Vq

#WorkLifeBalance #EuropeanUnion

Email template with EU emblem in bottom left corner. The email reads as follows:  

From: Working parents and carers 

To: Colleagues 


Thank you for your message. Since the EU entitles me to a better work-life balance, I cannot answer this email immediately.  

Feel free to forward this email to let all parents and carers know that they can now prioritise their overall wellbeing.
2 months ago

@peterdutoit the answer is independence for Scotland. Energy policy is foist upon us by Westminster. Scotland doesn't vote Tory or Red Tory and is more aligned with a #left leaning #Green #NorthenEuropean #EuropeanUnion #SocialDemocracy #Renewables #ScottishIndependence

Seth G.
2 months ago

When actual #Nazis are polling at 18%-22%, it has to be remembered that the " #progressive" parties on the #left that push only #neoliberal policies could have prevented this but didn't. #Reactionary parties can only get a foothold when there is actually something bad to react to; manufacturing #crisis only works AFTER you have a following.

#Germany #politics #EU #EuropeanUnion #socialism #communism

@osma It was not about “competence” but whether could they legally comply with all of the requests.

The “right to be forgotten” rule does not work in every country (I do not even think it works in the #UnitedStates 🇺🇸), & #Japan 🇯🇵 might require them to hold onto user data that the #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺 requires them to delete.

#Misseky instances in Japan 🇯🇵 are simply avoiding being ensnared between two sets of potentially conflicting laws which is wise.

The flagship #Misskey instance is experiencing growing pains, but is also discouraging #Fediverse residents in #Europe (or rather the #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺) from signing up due to #GDPR issues.


Too long; Did Not Read:

👉🏾 Misskey ( signing up 20,000 new users per day
👉🏾 After consulting lawyers, will now discourage Europeans from signing up
👉🏾 #Firefish could fill in the vacuum in Europe

2 months ago

🇪🇺 The #EuropeanUnion has its own Mastodon and PeerTube servers for its official accounts.

We know these are genuine as their server is on the #EU's official domain.

➡️ @EU_Commission - EU's executive body, appointed by elected governments of member states

➡️ @EC_OSPO - Handles European Commission’s relationships with libre software community

➡️ (main) & (videos) - Co-ordinates EU space services incl. Galileo sat nav, Copernicus climate sats, asteroid monitoring etc


@alexl Actually the first statement is correct. If a server is located outside of the #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺 domain, their power or ability of enforcement is nullified.

Some companies in #America 🇺🇸 already ignore #Europe & any decrees from the #EU are countered with “we are not located in your region so your rules can not be enforced against us.”

@alexl Actually moving servers would lesson the possibility of fines being enforceable against me if #GDPR applies to smaller #Fediverse servers.

When I was seeking out hosting many years ago, some companies refused to take me as a client because I was not a resident within the #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺.