Vote on EU Online Copyright Reform Splits Usual Allies

AFP - The European Parliament votes Wednesday on a highly complex online copyright law that has split natural political bedfellows and pitted music and news companies against Google and Facebook.

EU lawmakers are divided on the issue even within their usual ideological camps, and a jamboree of lobbying around the Strasbourg session has underscored divisions in the creative community.

Serbia has not implemented any of recommendations - CoE

Tanjug is reporting this on Tuesday, citing Council of Europe's anti-corruption body.

Serbia has not implemented in a satisfactory manner any of the thirteen recommendations provided by the Council of Europe's anti-corruption body GRECO (Group of States against Corruption) to the country in July 2015, states a new compliance report published on Thursday.

Former Trump aide Flynn says lobbying may have helped Turkey

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government.

Albania Party Splashes Cash to Get Trump Invite

The Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, - a partner party in Albania's coalition government - has signed an agreement with McKeon Group, which BIRN has seen, showing that the party will pay the company 15,0oo US dollars per month for six months, specifically to obain invitations for LSI leaders to attend the inauguration of new US President Donald Trump, on January 20, and organize meeting