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Big tech to face full force of new EU law

The world's biggest digital companies will have nowhere to hide starting on Aug. 25, when the toughest EU rules on online content since social media first burst onto the scene enter into force.

The landmark law is part of the European Union's legal arsenal deployed to bring tech companies to heel and enforce order in what officials have described as an online "Wild West."

Marinakis: Gov’t firm in upholding law amid ‘beach-towel revolt’ protests on Aegean islands

Prompted by protests on popular Aegean Sea resort islands, dubbed the "beach-towel revolt," the Greek government said it remains firm in upholding the law and refrains from making concessions. Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis emphasized this stance on Skai TV's morning bulletin on Thursday.

Zakharova reacted: Vučić was right

In the context of Ukraine's non-admission to NATO, the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, also mentioned the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui.
She told "Russia 24" TV Channel that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, should not worry about Ukraine not being accepted into NATO, but because his country has fallen apart.

NGOs Fear EU Measures Against Kosovo Could Hit Civil Society Funds

Civil society organisations in Kosovo have expressed concern that their future sustainability might be affected by Brussels' decision to temporarily suspend funds provided under the European Commission's Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, IPA until Pristina complies with the EU's prescriptions for restoring stability in the country's Serb-majority north.

Our essential obligation

Barring any big surprises, Sunday's election race will be a personal triumph for Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Come Monday morning, Greece will be in the unprecedented position of having a new government and no real opposition. SYRIZA is looking at a long period of introspection, with the prospect of dropping back down to the 3% threshold looming large.