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EU banks counter rising cybercrime as traditional hold-ups decrease

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 14:26

The EU Banking Authority (EBA) today (19 December) issued new regulations to beef up security of internet payments across the bloc to counter cybercrime, which is on the rise.

The guidelines require that payments service providers (PSPs) carry out stronger customer authentication before proceeding with online payments.

PSPs will also be required better to assist customers in relation to internet payment frauds and to initiate customer awareness programmes to ensure that users understand risks.

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Achieving the extraordinary: A world without polio

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 12:37

It would be naïve to feel safe from the threat polio virus poses to children everywhere. Critical action is needed by European leaders now to protect the world from this threat and realise the promise of global eradication, writes Geeta Rao Gupta, John Hewko and Bruce Aylward.

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Tehran’s egregious human rights record should not be overlooked for nuclear talks

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 12:23

The European Union cannot turn a blind eye to the horrors faced by the people of Iran, writes Soraya Post.

Soraya Post is a Member of European Parliament from Sweden, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

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Court of Justice rejects draft agreement of EU accession to ECHR

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 10:37

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the draft agreement on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is not compatible with EU law. The ruling deals a blow to efforts to make the Union accede to the ECHR as the Lisbon Treaty requires.

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Tusk highlights need of EU unity vis-à-vis Russia

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 08:50

European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine.

"We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and realise our own strengths," said Donald Tusk, the former Polish premier who chaired a brief EU summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 08:15

European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready to exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine.

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EU leaders skip second day of summit – and escape protests

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 07:59

EU leaders finished their summit in the early hours of 19 December, avoiding major protests that have completely blocked the centre of Brussels Friday.

During the night, convoys of tractors from Walloon neighbourhoods reached the centre of Brussels. The European quarters around the flagship monuments of the Council and the Commission were completely blocked this morning, both by police and by tractors.

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Divided EU leaders give nod to €315bn Juncker plan

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 07:58

European Union leaders endorsed a new €315 billion investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth at a summit in Brussels yesterday (18 December), despite deep differences over the substance of the plan.

"We agreed (on) three things,” European Council President Donald Tusk said in a video statement.

“One, we call for the urgent establishment of a European fund for strategic investments; two, a renewed commitment to intensify structural reforms; three, continued efforts to ensure sound public finances."

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UN boss: Lima was a reality check, and leaders need to step up for Paris

Euractive general - Ven, 19/12/2014 - 07:30

The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to drive the talks, says Achim Steiner.

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Compra viaggio con la fidanzata che lo lascia. E lui parte con un’omonima

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 19:35
Il canadese Jordan Axani, 28 anni, aveva acquistato un tour intorno al mondo con la sua (ex) ragazza. Ora partirà con un’altra che lo stesso nome e cognome
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I soldati cinesi si addestrano a 30 gradi sotto zero

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 19:15
Le immagini dell’addestramento di un reparto di fanteria nella zona di Heihe
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La città di New York sotto accusa per Rikers, il carcere degli orrori

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 18:50
Il Comune deve accelerare le riforme necessarie a cambiare «la profonda cultura di violenza» fra le mura della prigione, dove soprattutto i minori subiscono sevizie
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NATO turns its gaze to the Baltic region

Euractive general - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 17:46

Sweden should make wise use of NATO's benevolent attitude to establish closer relations, writes Anna Wieslander.

Anna Wieslander is Deputy Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

For the first time ever, Sweden and Finland will be meeting with NATO a few weeks from now to discuss security in the Baltic region. The discussion will be the opening shot for a new kind of strategic dialogue.

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Commission's better regulation panel mooted for watchdog role

Euractive general - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 16:46

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission’s reformed Impact Assessment Board could one day evolve into an independent watchdog, scrutinising legislation on behalf of the executive, the EU Parliament and Council, EurActiv has learnt.

Currently the Parliament and the Council are separately responsible for scrutinising legislation, including commissioning their research and studies, if they see fit. The current board works under the authority of the Commission president, issuing opinions on draft research.

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Obesity can be deemed a disability at work - EU court

Euractive general - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 16:30

Europe's top court ruled on Thursday (18 December) that obese people can be considered disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.

The decision followed a question from a Danish court, which was reviewing a complaint of unfair dismissal brought by Karsten Kaltoft, a child-minder, against a Danish local authority.

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Abitare dentro a un «masso»

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 16:06
All’interno un letto e un tavolo, strutture pieghevoli realizzate in legno
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Member states seek guarantees for Juncker plan contributions

Euractive general - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 16:03

Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday presented his investment plan for the European Council's consideration, using the opportunity to ask for further contributions. On top of numerous criticisms, the question of the distribution of funds has caused divisions within the Council. EurActiv France reports

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Isis massacra 150 donne yazide Rifiutavano di sposare i miliziani

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 15:52
La denuncia del governo iracheno. Alcune erano incinte. La maggior parte di loro, di origine yazida, era stata ridotta in schiavitù e venduta ai miliziani di Al Baghdadi
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Corea, gli hackers hanno vinto: ritirato il film su Kim Jong-un

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 18/12/2014 - 15:35
Fonti americane accusano la Nord Corea per l’attacco alla Sony. Interviene anche Obama per rassicurare la gente
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