News article originally published in the Guardian on Tuesday 21 December 2010. The European commission has rejected calls from eastern Europe to introduce a so-called double genocide law that would criminalise the denial of crimes perpetrated by communist regimes, in the same way many EU countries ban the denial of the Holocaust. Last week six countries wrote to Viviane Reding, the European justice […]Read more "Eastern Europe and the push for ‘double genocide’ laws"
News article that was originally published in the Guardian on 4 March, 2011 The European commission has launched morning raids on several publishing houses suspected of fixing the prices of ebooks, as a huge battle for the future of the sector is fought within the publishing and technology industries. Officials in Brussels have refused to say how many […]Read more "EU raids ebook publishers in price fixing investigation"
News article originally published in the Guardian on Thursday 25 August 2011. A year after a succession of countries in Europe began breaking up Roma encampments and expelling hundreds of EU citizens back mainly to Romania, the European commission has claimed it is winning the battle to protect citizens’ right to free movement across the bloc. But advocates of Roma rights have warned […]Read more "Roma campaigners dismiss Brussels’ claim on evictions and expulsions"
News article originally published in the Guardian on Wednesday 7 September 2011 The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that honey which contains trace amounts of pollen from genetically modified (GM) corn must be labelled as GM produce and undergo full safety authorisation before it can be sold as food. In what green groups are calling a “groundbreaking” […]Read more "EU bans GM-contaminated honey from general sale"
Investigation originally published in the EUobserver 12.07.10 Transparency campaigners are worried that a PR outfit that lobbies the EU on maritime issues has “bought up the top of the EU’s maritime department lock, stock and barrel.” The alert comes as Malta’s Joe Borg, the commissioner responsible for maritime affairs and fisheries until last year, gets set to […]Read more "Ship Ahoy! Lobby firm buys up EU maritime officials"
Article originally published in Red Pepper in April 2011. She’s lovely really. She has a painting of her you did when you were six framed in the kitchen, and however old you may be now, she still keeps Mars bar ice creams in the bottom freezer-bit of her little fridge for when you pop over. […]Read more "Don’t let your slightly racist gran be the only one to take on Europe’s silent coup"