Vera Jourova

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Puerto Rico makes the EU’s money-laundering blacklist. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and four overseas US territories have been named on the EU’s blacklist of territories at high risk of money laundering. The Eur(...)

European commissioner Vera Jourova said people obtaining EU nationality should need to have a genuine connection to the member state. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission is seeking to clamp down on “golden passports” and “golden residence” cash-for-visa investor schemes run by EU member states. (...)

Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, surrounded by her cabinet members, as they pay their respects for dead soldiers at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Bucharest, Romania, on October 25th. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila has called for a “truce” between her government and its opponents, in response to fears in Brussels that the c(...)

Cambridge Analytica’s former offices. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The EU is seeking the power to impose significant fines on European political parties that misuse voters’ personal data to influence elections, as Bru(...)

Airbnb has been told to modify the way it presents information on pricing from the initial search on their website. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Online accommodation platform Airbnb has been criticised by the European Commission for a lack of transparency in the presentation of its prices, and (...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The previous plan to to have Mr Zuckerberg give a presentation in private had been widely criticised by EU officials. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the European Parliament on Tuesday on the Cambridge Analytica scandal will be broadcast live on the(...)

GDPR  is a new EU regulation that updates and harmonises how data is gathered, processed, stored and used across the bloc

You can thank Brussels if your in-box is soon less clogged than usual with spam. Above all you can thank Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a boyish Green Party M(...)

European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourová: due to attempts to influence elections via social media,  “People do not have a chance to have a free choice because they are objects of manipulation.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourová has urged national governments to regulate online political advertising to throttle the “dirt” flowing through so(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal involving Bank of Ireland and other banks highlighted the lack of class action remedies, but this may be corrected by new proposals from the European Commission.

Irish consumers will win the right to bring class actions against companies under new proposals from the European Commission. National consumer autho(...)

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