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E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders

E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders
New powers for national authorities to check whether e-commerce websites geo-block consumers, track down rogue traders or even, subject to safeguards inserted by MEPs, order that websites hosting scams be shut down, were approved by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday.
21-03-2017, 17:10, Новости » Экономика

EBRD donors back economies' financial resilience

Out of 125 projects signed with financial institutions in 2016, more than half were backed by donor-funded grants. In total in 2016, the EBRD secured €139.4 million in grants for this work, with the European Union continuing to be the largest contributor.
21-03-2017, 14:52, Новости » Экономика

Education to promote inclusion and mutual respect essential to counter hate speech, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Education to promote inclusion and mutual respect essential to counter hate speech, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Promoting inclusion and mutual respect through education and strong positive narratives is essential to preventing incitement to hatred and countering hate speech in the digital age, the heads of three European human rights institutions said in a joint statement on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
21-03-2017, 13:05, Новости » Общество

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on World and European Water Day

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on World and European Water Day
Safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for a healthy and dignified life. Yet, 663 million people, 1 out of 10 people in the world, still lack access to safe water and are deprived of a basic human right. The world has also fallen short of the sanitation target, leaving still 2.4 billion people, 1 out of 3 people, without access to adequate sanitation facilities. The persistence of water scarcity and water stress, given climate change and demographic developments, are likely to affect more and more people in the future.
21-03-2017, 11:20, Новости » Общество