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EU slaps Google with a record 2.42 billion euro fine

The tech giant has a hefty fine in its future.

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One Way to Appease the Humans During the Machine Takeover — Make the Robots Pay Taxes

Or the well-off people that own them.
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This Is What Edward Snowden's EU Protection Vote Means for the US Whistleblower

The vote was 285-281. It was that close.

A European Court Just Did Something U.S. Privacy Activists Have Wanted For Years

This could dramatically change a lot of people's online lives.

Europe Gets It Right, Passes a Freedom Law the U.S. Desperately Needs

The U.S. is being left in the dust.

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700,000 Europeans Die From Smoking a Year. Now The EU Is Doing Something About It.

... And it's the same thing the U.S. has been doing for years.
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Wowza: The EU Wants to Turn Itself Into a "United States Of Europe"

It's federalism on a grand scale.
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Taksim Square Protest: Turkey in the EU? Not After the Istanbul Protests

After three weeks of protest and a brutal crackdown, is Turkey still welcome in the EU? And if so, does the Erdogan government care?
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Nigel Farage and UKIP: Will They Convince Britons to Exit the EU?

With the choice no longer looking like one between the EU and impoverished irrelevance, many increasingly feel ready to criticize the EU’s gaping democratic deficit.
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EU Porn Ban Distracts From Larger Issues For Women and Girls

The EU's proposed ban on the sexualization of girls, after the so-called "ban on porn," may be an example of good intentions gone wrong.

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Slovenia Joins Euro Zone Anti-Austerity Protests

A country that has been continuously upheld as a stable nation and a model of successful EU integration is now joining Greece, Spain in Italy in saying no to austerity.
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ACTA Would Put Europe in the Dark Ages of Internet Freedom

ACTA, yet another attempt at invasive, futile Internet legislation, is dealt a blow by European liberals. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to be the last attempt to control the web.
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British PM David Cameron: "We're Never Going to Join the Euro"

While the euro appears to have been saved, a rift has emerged among power players in the union.
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Is the EU Being Over-Ambitious in its Crisis Management Role?

The EU's latest crisis manegment simulation shows ambition, but can such a complex institution really produce results under pressure?
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An Uncertain Future for EU Humanitarian Assistance?

The EU is traditionally a generous humanitarian aid donor, but as its new diplomatic service gets up and running, aid agencies may discover an uncomfortable conflict of interests.

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Euro Zone Fears Still High Despite Recent Debt Plan

European leaders agreed a new plan to solve the euro zone crisis, but fears are still running high as debt in countries like Italy and Spain weigh on the EU.
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Eurobonds Are Solution to Eurozone's Crisis

The EU president has announced the creation of a common bond for the Eurozone, which is going to help solve the continent's economic crisis.
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Battle Lines Forming Over Future of EU Defense

By trying to move towards a centralized European Union military, France, Germany, and Poland are lining up for a major policy battle against Britain.
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European Stocks Plummet, Euro Leaders to Blame

As European markets fall, the president of the commission has failed to do his job and is exacerbating the continent's economic woes.