Google fine launches new era in privacy enforcement


The search giant is the first big tech company to feel the full brunt of GDPR enforcement. It won’t be the last.

Google has been hammered with a massive fine by France’s CNIL data watchdog | Leon Neal/Getty Images

Eight months after Europe imposed sweeping new privacy rules, France has opened a new chapter in data protection — one of sanctions, fines and tough enforcement. Tiếp tục đọc “Google fine launches new era in privacy enforcement”

The art of the free trade agreement

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The Hindu | June 07, 2017

The art of the free trade agreement

Prabhash Ranjan

A European Court of Justice ruling will have bearing on India-EU pacts

During their recent meeting in Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the need to resume India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) talks. These negotiations, covering trade, investment protection and intellectual property, have remained deadlocked since 2013. Tiếp tục đọc “The art of the free trade agreement”

The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability


The challenge of our generation: Avert dangerous global warming – invest in social cohesion and wellbeing of people – build local, national, and transnational alliances for transformative change towards sustainability

1. We can reach the goals of the Paris Agreement – but ambitious action is needed now! Climate change is a threat to humanity. Irreversible Earth systems changes need to be avoided. This is a civilisational challenge which requires unprecedented joint action around the globe. We are under huge time pressure. Global CO2 emissions must decline to zero by mid-century in order to achieve the ambitious Paris goal, aimed at stabilising the global mean temperature well below 2 degrees C, and if possible at 1.5 degrees C. This translates into a stylised “carbon law”, whereby emissions must be halved every decade in analogy to the Moore’s law of semiconductors. We have the resources and the technology to achieve this, but do we have the political will and the resolve? Recent developments, such as the declaration by the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, can be interpreted as a major setback. At the same time, they may inspire counter-movements, strengthening the determination to vigorously combat climate change. In particular, OECD countries and emerging economies should make commitments within the G 20 and within their national policies to ensure the achievement of global decarbonisation by the middle of the century. Tiếp tục đọc “The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability”

Ministry takes action in response to EU’s warning of IUU fishing


Update: December, 04/2017 – 09:00

A processing line of frozen shrimp for exports. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a plan to implement urgent solutions in response to the European Union’s (EU’s) warning about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Many solutions have been devised according to the EU’s recommendations. They include aligning the legal framework with regional and international regulations, implementing effectively the amended legal regulations for IUU fishing, and implementing effectively the international regulations and management measures through strict punishment. Tiếp tục đọc “Ministry takes action in response to EU’s warning of IUU fishing”

HSBC accused of breaking EU sanctions rules by co-financing Vietnam coal plant

HSBC might be breaking European Union rules on working with Russian banks by funding a new 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power station in Vietnam. The bank, which recently announced a US$100 billion fund to fight climate change, denies this.

 eco-business_HSBC, one of the world’s largest financial services groups, may have broken European Union (EU) sanctions regulations by working with a Russian bank on the financing of a new coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, according to an investigation by Market Forces, an environmental group that campaigns against the funding of fossil fuel power projects.

The London-based global banking giant is the lead arranger and global coordinator for the financing of LongPhu1, a 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power station that is also being funded by Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Tiếp tục đọc “HSBC accused of breaking EU sanctions rules by co-financing Vietnam coal plant”

What will Vietnam’s seafood industry do if it receives yellow card from the EU?

 Last update 08:00 | 11/10/2017
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Ngo Viet Hoai, deputy general director of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Seafood Processing & Import/Export Company, said if the EU gives a yellow card warning, 100 percent of seafood containers to be exported to the EU will be subject to inspection in terms of fishing sources. Tiếp tục đọc “What will Vietnam’s seafood industry do if it receives yellow card from the EU?”

Cambodia tells US to back off after charging opposition leader


The prosecution of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is a message from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government for the United States, one that says “stop interfering with Cambodia’s internal affairs”.

File photo of Cambodia’s Kem Sokha when he talked exclusively to Channel NewsAsia about living in self-exile, his protest plans and whether he would be PM. (Photo: Jack Board)

“We’re not a slave but, like them, an independent country. We want to stand on our own feet. We don’t need someone to tell us to do this or do that,” said Cambodian government spokesperson Phay Siphan. Tiếp tục đọc “Cambodia tells US to back off after charging opposition leader”

US, EU investors still hesitant: experts

Last update 15:00 | 23/08/2017

Unresolved issues in Vietnam’s regulations and the business environment have resulted in relatively low FDI inflows from US and European multinational companies, experts say.

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According to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), as of July 2017, US companies had invested US$9.3 billion in Vietnam and the major EU nations of France and Germany registering US$2.8 billion and US$1.6 billion, respectively.

The US stands at number nine on the list of countries and territories investing in Vietnam, way behind the number 1 investor, the Republic of Korea, at US$55.3 billion, or Japan at number 2 with US$46.5 billion and Singapore at number 3 with US$41.6 billion. Tiếp tục đọc “US, EU investors still hesitant: experts”

Ngành cá tra muốn lập quỹ ứng phó sự cố truyền thông ở châu Âu

Trung Chánh Thứ Sáu,  23/6/2017, 17:16 (GMT+7) 
Nhân công chế biến cá tra xuất khẩu tại một doanh nghiệp. Ảnh: Trung Chánh

(TBKTSG Online) – Liên quan đến sự cố truyền thông bôi nhọ ngành cá tra ở thị trường Liên minh châu Âu (EU) xảy ra hồi đầu năm nay, 20 doanh nghiệp dẫn đầu về xuất khẩu cá tra trong nước đã quyết định thành lập “quỹ phát triển thị trường” để ứng phó với sự cố này…

Thông tin nêu trên được đưa ra tại hội nghị “Triển khai Nghị định 55/201/NĐ-CP và bàn giải pháp phát triển bền vững ngành hàng cá tra” được tổ chức hôm nay (23-6-2017) tại tỉnh Tiền Giang. Tiếp tục đọc “Ngành cá tra muốn lập quỹ ứng phó sự cố truyền thông ở châu Âu”

EU prolongs sanctions on Iran over human rights violations

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday extended until April 2018 sanctions against Iran for “serious human rights violations”, a narrower measure than restrictions the bloc had already lifted after an international accord on Tehran’s nuclear programme.

The EU has pursued rapprochement with Iran since the 2015 nuclear deal, which reversed a decade of hard-hitting Western financial and trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Top EU officials have been shuttling in and out of Tehran since, often accompanied by large European business delegations. Tiếp tục đọc “EU prolongs sanctions on Iran over human rights violations”

Merkel ally calls for Europe to retaliate if Trump imposes trade tariffs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Volker Kauder (L), 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Volker Kauder (L),  Credit: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Europe should impose punitive tariffs on imports from the United States if President Donald Trump acts to shield U.S. industries from foreign competitors, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview.

Trump has already formally withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, distancing America from its Asian allies, and vowed to renegotiate the U.S. free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

The tycoon-turned-president has also threatened German carmakers with a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported into the U.S. market, saying such a levy would help create more jobs on American soil.

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Nước Đức: Khi niềm tin bị đánh cắp

BQT – 15:39 | 29/12/2016

Người dân Đức ứng phó với khủng hoảng, khủng bố với một tâm thế hoàn toàn khác so với nhiều nơi trên thế giới.

Vụ khủng bố bằng xe tải hạng nặng tại chợ Giáng sinh ở Berlin ngày 19/12 mà một số báo chí gọi là “vụ 11/9” của Đức, khiến 12 người thiệt mạng và hàng chục người bị thương, còn đang trong quá trình điều tra nhưng dư âm của nó đang còn nóng và chắc chắn sẽ còn theo người dân Đức trong thời gian tới.

Nhưng vì sao là Đức và vì sao đúng dịp này? Liệu bọn khủng bố quốc tế có đạt được điều mà chúng mong muốn qua những hành động vô nhân tính này hay không?

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Quang cảnh đổ nát của khu chợ sau vụ việc kinh hoàng. (Nguồn: Reuters)

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4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

Written by

Alex GraySenior Writer, Formative Content

weforum_Did you know that Polish people represent the highest percentage of the foreign-born population in Norway? Or that the largest proportion of immigrants to the Republic of Ireland hail from the UK?

These four maps, created by Jakub Marian, a Czech linguist, mathematician and artist, are based on a 2015 study by the United Nations on international migration. They show European migration split into various numbers:

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Russia’s Path to Another Resurgence

December 1, 2016 | 09:16 GMT


After enduring three years of a foundering economy and feuds with the West, things may be looking up for Russia. The Brexit vote in June exposed the deep discord in the European Union, giving Moscow a glimmer of hope that dissenting member states might break the bloc’s consensus on its sanctions against Russia in a future vote on their renewal. Though EU members decided unanimously in July to extend the measures, upcoming elections on the Continent could undermine the bloc’s unity. In the United States, meanwhile, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has opened a potential path to warmer relations between the United States and Russia, and perhaps even an end to Washington’s sanctions on Moscow. The turning political tides in Brussels and Washington could give the Kremlin the leeway to increase its influence in the former Soviet Union, leading the countries in Russia’s periphery to re-evaluate their foreign policy positions. Tiếp tục đọc “Russia’s Path to Another Resurgence”

We are witnessing the end of the liberal era

We are witnessing the end of the liberal era

Story highlights

  • Nile Gardiner: The winds of change are sweeping through the West, overturning the dominant liberal consensus
  • It is nation states that will stand up to terrorism and tyranny, and not the grandiose dreamers sitting in the European Commission

Nile Gardiner is the director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation and a former aide to Margaret Thatcher. The opinions in this article are those of the author.

(CNN) In just two months’ time, the world will bid farewell to President Obama. In his final overseas trip before exiting the White House next January, Mr. Obama stood alongside his German counterpart Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, warning against a “meaner, harsher, more troubled world.”

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