FREE News: 4th May

Privacy: ‘German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges : Germany’s top public prosecutor will look into accusations that the country’s BND foreign intelligence agency violated laws by helping the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe, including Airbus group, the federal prosecutors office said.’ […]

UK elections: ‘UK elections: parties haggle over EU referendum: David Cameron has insisted that a Conservative-led coalition would have to commit to a referendum on EU membership. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s UK general election, the prime minister stated that he would “not lead a government that doesn’t have that referendum in law and carried out”.’ […]

Copyright: ‘MEP scuffle points to EU copyright controversy : A scuffle over whether to invite a UN expert on copyright to address MEPs is illustrative of what a hot political topic copyright reform is in the EU. Farida Shaheed, a Pakistani sociologist who wrote a report on copyright policy and the right to culture and science, will talk to MEPs on Wednesday (6 May) but her very invitation upset some.’ […]

Migration: ‘Big rescue mission saves 4,500 boat migrants: Nearly 4,500 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend and 10 bodies were recovered, Italy’s coast guard and navy said, in what looked to be the biggest rescue mission of its kind so far this year.’ […]

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