Tag Archives: EU citizens

EP mass surveillance hearing: Microsoft, Google and Facebook denied giving NSA direct or unfettered access to their servers

Microsoft, Google and Facebook managers denied giving the NSA or any government in the world direct or unfettered access to their servers, at the ninth NSA inquiry hearing on the mass surveillance of EU citizens held at Parliament on Monday. … Read the full press release

EU intelligence experts told MEPs EP should reconsider EU-US data transfer deals

The European Parliament should use its powers to reconsider EU-US data transfer deals and push for the creation of a European privacy cloud, EU-level protection for whistleblowers and a strong judicial authorisation of surveillance activities, data protection and intelligence experts … Read the full press release

The 43 European Citizen’s Prize 2013 winners attended official event in Brussels at the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium, 18-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The 43 winners of the European Citizen’s Prize 2013 attended an official event in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday at the European Parliament, where they met its President Martin Schulz. They had already received medals … Read the full press release

Vice-President Viviane Reding to debate Future of Europe with citizens in Helsinki on 24 September, 2013

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding will be in Helsinki with Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Sirpa Pietikäinen tomorrow to hold a debate on the future of Europe with about 300 citizens. The debate will take place on 24 September between 10:00 and 12:00 (9:00 and 11:00 … Read the full press release

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs hear key journalists on the impact of US NSA and other surveillance programmes on EU citizens’ privacy and media freedom

The impact of US National Security Agency and other surveillance programmes on EU citizens’ privacy and media freedom and the lack of democratic oversight of these programmes were the key concerns voiced by MEPs and key journalists on Thursday, in … Read the full press release

46% of EU citizens say they use eGovernment services online

Brussels, 28-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Almost half of EU citizens (46%) now go online to look for a job, use the public library, file a tax return, register a birth, apply for a passport or use other eGovernment services. 80% say online … Read the full press release

Vice-President Viviane Reding held Citizens’ Debate about the Future of Europe in Brussels

Brussels, 7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As the debate about the future of Europe and the consequences of the economic crisis is gathering pace, the European Commission is reaching out to different European towns to listen to citizens, their concerns and hopes for … Read the full press release