Wikimedia Foundation says proposed European copyright laws infringe on human rights

On Thursday, the European Parliament rejected a controversial proposal to overhaul the European Union’s copyright laws that critics say would significantly damage internet freedom. The legislation — dubbed the Copyright Directive — was rejected by a vote of 318-278. That means the proposed rules, which passed the European Parliament’s legal

Record number of Irish passports issued as Brexit vote spurs demand

779,000 Irish passports issued in 2017, the highest number since records began and up 6% on the year before The number of Irish passports issued has hit record levels since the Brexit vote, with applications from Britain and Northern Ireland continuing to rise, the Irish government has announced. More than

Brexit is a ‘nationalist spasm’: Lord Adonis resigns as infrastructure tsar

Labour peer urges his party to support second referendum as he steps down as chair of national commission Brexit has caused a nervous breakdown in Whitehall, the former Labour minister Andrew Adonis has said following his resignation as chair of the government-backed National Infrastructure Commission. Lord Adonis resigned on Friday

Labour voters could abandon party over Brexit stance, poll finds

Party urged to clarify policy as poll finds more than half of Labour voters oppose leadership backing Brexit Labour is coming under pressure from leading pro-remain campaigners to clarify its stance on Brexit, after polling showed that a quarter of its current voters could switch party by the next election

Poland cries foul as EU triggers ‘nuclear option’ over judicial independence

European commission tells member states that Polish government has put fundamental democratic values at risk The Polish government has accused the European commission of a politically motivated attack after the EUs executive body triggered a process that could see the country stripped of voting rights in Brussels, over legal changes

EU planning for collapse of Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier

Chief negotiator says no-deal scenario is not Brussels preferred option, but everyone needs to plan for it The EUs chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the bloc is drawing up contingency plans for the possible collapse of Britains departure talks. Barnier, who told Frances Journal du Dimanche newspaper the

MPs move to block May from signing no deal Brexit

Cross-party group draws up plans to make it impossible for PM to allow Britain to crash out of the EU without a deal A powerful cross-party group of MPs is drawing up plans that would make it impossible for Theresa May to allow Britain to crash out of the EU

Food brands ‘cheat’ eastern European shoppers with inferior products

European commissioner says firms are guilty of manifest cheating by wrapping worse products in same packaging Multinational food and drink companies have cheated and misled shoppers in eastern Europe for years by selling them inferior versions of well-known brands, according to the European commissions most senior official responsible for justice