St. Petersburg, Russia, lawmaker Vitaly Milonov (above) wants to put people in jail if they promote so-called gay propaganda. But a member of Russia's upper house of parliament says Milonov himself should be jailed for his extremist behavior. Russian Senator...
In a vote of 105 — 92, Finland’s parliament granted equal marriage rights to same-sex couples Friday. read more
The European Parliament recently postponed a vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, but the vote will likely come in mid-December. The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials say such a move would be purely symbolic and not reflective of public opinion, though Israeli diplomats...
The British Parliament's Science and Technology Committee seized on Facebook's emotion-manipulation study as a perfect example of why people need to be more aware of how their personal data is used.
Finally the Europeans seem to be waking up to the Islamist threat around the world even if they continue to ignore it close to home in their own countries. The European Parliament is demanding that Pakistan do away with their ‘blasphemy laws.’ Here’s the story from BosNewsLife: The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, […]
Search monopoly Google is facing new scrutiny as Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange has accused the company of essentially being a tool for the US government. In his new book Assange reportedly claims that, contrary to public proclamations...Show More Summary
PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.
Finland’s Parliament is today set to vote on a proposal to make marriage gender-neutral and provide for marriage equality
The European Parliament on Thursday voted to break up Google, Reuters reports. The motion against Google, which already has its fair share of legal troubles in the EU, was “overwhelmingly backed” — 384 votes for and 174 against — although it’s not exactly clear what that means for the giant corporation’s search business. Show More Summary
Earlier this year Zac Goldsmith complained that he had been given the ‘the worst office of any MP in Parliament’ as punishment for his disparaging remarks about the coalition. Now… Continue reading The post Tories give Mark Reckless ‘worst office in Parliament’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Based on the Finland Ministry of Transport and Communication’s maritime strategy, the Finnish parliament has announced a final and lawful decision on the new
The Times quotes an anonymous member of Labour's shadow cabinet who seems to be very upset at the latest developments in devolving more powers to the Scottish Parliament. I don't blame the chap, I has to say, because it only a few months...Show More Summary
Good morning! Here is what you need to know before your first meeting of the day. 1. The European Parliament voted to break up Google because it is too monopolistic. Don't worry, it will probably never happen. Google has, however, leveraged its dominance to distort non-search markets in the past, so you can see why this vote happened. Show More Summary
Earlier this week I reported on a story about European Parliament wanting to break up, or “unbundle”, Google search from the rest of its services. The vote was held today and EU Parliament voted in favor of the motion to break up Google, with 384 legislators for the motion, 174 against, and 56 abstaining from voting. Show More Summary
Social media sites should drastically simplify their terms and conditions, according to a new report from the UK parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Running the risk of stating the obvious, MPs say the complexity of the terms and conditions means many users aren’t fully aware of how their data can be used. Show More Summary
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google on Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant. In a direct challenge to Google, MEPs assembled in Strasbourg approved a...
Proposed legislation that would've cut the current number of Hollywood films playing in Russian theaters by as much as half is dead, according to Leonid Levin, head of the information policy committee of the Russian Duma quoted by local media. Show More Summary
Juncker presents his €315bn investment plan to the European Parliament in Strasbourg On the eve of two of the most momentous events of his young tenure as European Commission president – Thursday’s failed vote of no confidence against...Show More Summary
Europe's parliament has made a statement with a nonbinding vote: Google, the body says, needs to be divided. The European Parliament doesn't actually have power over antitrust matters, the New York Times reports, but the vote says that the EU's competition commissioner should "consider proposals aimed at unbundling search engines...