France and Germany set out position on copyright reform
The two countries say they are not opposed to creating rules against geo-blocking, as advocated by the Commission, but authors' rights must be protected.
The French and German governments have issued a joint position on reforming European Union copyright law ahead of a planned revision by the European Commission expected after the summer. The two countries have been wary of any drastic change to the rules.
The propaganda deployed by modern Russia gives its former victims every reason to feel nervous.
Simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy is a priority for the Commission, writes Phil Hogan, but the costs to the taxpayer cannot be ignored.
Profile of the European commissioner for justice.
For 33 days, a Czech prison was home for the woman who is now the European commissioner for justice, Vĕra Jourová. It was a scarring period. It was harder still for her daughter: she ended up in psychiatric care. Once released, Jourová struggled to find work, even though she had been a deputy minister.
People & Places
Eugen Teodorovici has been named as Romania’s new finance minister by Victor Ponta, the country’s social-democrat prime minister. The 43-year-old Teodorovici joined Romania’s transport ministry in 1991 …
- Held to account on banking reforms
- Straining at the controls
- From disaster to disaster
- The EU takes on the big banks
- Capital markets to challenge banks?
- The painful death of banking secrecy
A focus on boosting investment may signal greater flexibility on bank regulation after the tough reforms of the sector.
The collapse of a medium-sized bad bank in Austria will test the EU's new bank resolution rules.
A look at how new banking rules have – and have not – learnt from the past
A European Commission proposal to order large financial institutions to create subsidies for risky trading angered the banking industry and the political left.
Jean-Claude Juncker must involve the banking sector in his plan for integrating Europe’s capital markets to boost investment.
New legislation will oblige banks in the EU to share information about account holders with tax authorities.