EU charges against Silicon Valley cloud transatlantic tech alliance – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The EU’s plan to strengthen Silicon Valley through new competition rules is emerging as a serious irritant to the transatlantic relationship, as are the two sides committed to deepening their tech and trade ties. Senior officials from Brussels and Washington gathered in Pittsburgh last month to inaugurate the … Read more

Ireland’s Facebook decision sparks controversy over GDPR limits – POLITICO

EU officials are preparing for a fight over how much companies should be free to process personal data after a decision targeting Facebook from Ireland’s privacy regulator prompted to push from campaigners. Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland said last week it plans to fine Facebook between € 28 million and € 36 million for … Read more

Buy now, pay later plans don’t charge you fees, should you take advantage?

If there was any doubt that the rapid expansion buy now, pay later The industry is here to stay, new developments have put that question to bed. In recent months, the nation’s two largest retailers have announced or formed partnerships with popular buy now, pay later vendors, making these payment plans virtually unavoidable for most … Read more

Removing the highest court in Europe from the Brexit protocol is ‘an impossibility’ – POLITICO

Turning the European Court of Justice into a Brexit “bogeyman” threatens Northern Ireland’s place in the EU’s single market for goods, and removing it from the protocol treaty is “an impossibility”, according to leading figures of the EU. European Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness and EU Ambassador to the UK João Vale de Almeida … Read more

EU unity faces fresh test in Northern Ireland’s Brexit row – POLITICO

LONDON – A move by the British to suspend the post -Brexit Northern Ireland protocol could pose a major test of European unity. The protocol, which aims to avoid the need for a land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the south, has long been the most difficult Brexit conundrum. The … Read more

Keir Starmer is not the star at the Labor conference, yet – POLITICO

BRIGHTON, England – This is the first in-person Labor conference since Keir Starmer became the party’s leader. But it’s struggling to get the spotlight. As the party’s annual meeting approaches its third day, Starmer has been rocked by the resignation of a prominent leftist from his main team. And his thunder was already being stolen … Read more

The United Kingdom bets on boosters and vaccines for adolescents to prevent winter restrictions – POLITICO

The UK government hopes that coronavirus booster shots, injections for teens and potential mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers will avoid the need for further restrictions during the coming winter months. In a statement to Parliament on Tuesday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid laid out the government’s plan for the fall and winter, when there are fears … Read more

UK posts ‘miserable’ growth in July amid fears of stalled recovery – POLITICO

LONDON – The coronavirus and supply chain shortages caused the UK economy to grow just 0.1 percent in July, according to the Office for National Statistics. data posted on Friday. UK production in July was 2.1 percent below its pre-pandemic peak, according to analysts at the agency. Services and construction were particularly affected, as millions … Read more

Boris Johnson pledges £ 5m aid to veterans amid Afghanistan criticism – POLITICO

LONDON – Boris Johnson will offer an additional £ 5 million to help charities supporting veterans on Monday, as he faces another parliamentary questioning about the crisis in Afghanistan. The prime minister will pledge to “use all economic, political and diplomatic means to protect our country from harm and assist the Afghan people” in a … Read more

How we are failing the children who need us most – POLITICO

Jack leaves Westminster politics for a week to hear about the struggles families in Sheffield face to get the support their children need. Sheffield Heeley MP and Shadow Cabinet Minister Louise Haigh says helping parents whose children have special educational needs has become an important part of their weekly social work, with the demand for … Read more