Facebook under Fire across EU for Users Privacy Violations

The social network conglomerate Facebook faced another restrictive measure from the EU, Reuters reported. Facebook and other tech giants found themselves under cross-fire after the top EU court backed national agencies in their intentions to pursue the companies even when they are not their lead regulators. The court's decision opens the gate for series of potential new sanctions.

Democracy Digest: Taxing Times for Central Europe

The G7, which is holding its annual summit this weekend in a Cornish resort in the UK, gave the effort a boost last week when it issued a joint statement on how revamping the global corporate tax structure should proceed. But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week called the idea "absurd" and said he would not support it.

Biden Gave Boris Johnson Bicycle as Present and Received Framed Photo

US President Joe Biden presented a bicycle to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Associated Press reported.

The White House said Biden had given the prime minister "an American-made bicycle and a bicycle helmet made to order by Bilenki Cycle Works, a small family business in Philadelphia." Biden is a native of Pennsylvania.

Democracy Digest: Hungary and Poland Refuse to Join EU Justice League

Hungary and Poland were among five countries not to join EPPO, which will be partly staffed by prosecutors sourced from participating member states. Ireland and Denmark enjoy opt-out benefits in justice and home affairs cooperation, while the European Commission says Sweden plans to join EPPO next year. Hungary and Poland will be harder to convince.

Reynders urges Slovenia to fulfil its obligations regarding delegated prosecutors

Luxembourg – The European Commission is in contact with the Slovenian authorities for Slovenia to fulfil its obligations regarding the appointment of its European delegated prosecutors as soon as possible, European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said on Tuesday.

EU Public Prosecutor’s Office Started Operating, Laura Kövesi Plans Visit to Sofia

The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), an independent EU body, starts operating on Tuesday. Based in Luxembourg, this first supranational public prosecution office will investigate, prosecute and take to judgment criminal offences that damage the EU's financial interests.

European chief prosecutor concerned over govt decision

Brussels – European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kövesi has reacted to the government’s decision to annul the procedure to appoint Slovenia’s two European delegated prosecutors by saying the Slovenian authorities’ lack of sincere cooperation seriously undermines the trust in the effective functioning of the management and control systems for EU funds in Slovenia.