“We were blackmailed”: Goyens

Facebook and Google pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe and published today by openDemocracy, the London-based global news website. Extracts from these testimonies allege that Facebook and Google undermined efforts to make the tech giants…

UK Employment Statistics Positive: McIntyre

New UK jobs figures show “progress on all fronts”, says the Conservative Party’s employment spokesman in Brussels. Anthea McIntyre pointed to falling unemployment in tandem with rising wages as clear evidence that government policies were transforming Britain’s jobs landscape. Welcoming the latest employment statistics McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said: “We have let…

Magnus Hall New President of Eurelectric

Magnus Hall, President and CEO of the Swedish-based electricity company, Vattenfall, has taken over the Presidency of Eurelectric. The priorities of his two-year mandate will be to continue the efforts of the electricity industry in becoming carbon-neutral by 2045 and leading a timely energy transition. Under his Presidency, Eurelectric will call on new EU policymakers to enable widespread electrification, while ensuring a…

EU Must Deliver on Social Policies or Face the Consequences

Trust in political institutions will plummet if decision-makers fail to follow up on promises to improve EU social policies, warns Europe’s largest social civil society network. Invited to represent civil society at the European Commission’s fourth Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth, Social Platform called on EU and national decision-makers to end the practice of introducing…