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French G7 Presidency Focuses on Climate Change, Human Development & Peace

As France takes over the Group of Seven presidency this year, it has an ambitious agenda, focusing on climate change,…

EU Countries Deepen Economic and Monetary Union, But More Work Is Needed

At the Euro Summit in Brussels, on December 14th, EU leaders agreed on a major measure to deepen integration of…

France Launches Tech Tax On January 1st, Urging The EU To Agree On A Common Digital Services Tax

An EU-wide tech tax is still stalled, and tired of waiting it out, France has decided to tax big tech…

New Web Contract Set to Transform The Internet

Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, and now he’s helping governments – and citizens –  control it.…

French ISPs Come Out on Top for Their Compliance with Net-Neutrality Regulation

At the Internet Governance Forum in Paris last month, data gleaned from a new app called Wehe, revealed that France…

The United States Re-Imposes Sanctions on Iran, While France Leads Europe in Trying to Find a Work-Around

The USA has officially exited the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as “the Iran deal”. Their…

EU Equal Pay Day Shines Light on Region’s Gender Pay Gap

With 16% of the working year left, November 3rd symbolizes the day when women in the EU stop earning money…

Closing the Gender Gap on Entrepreneurship in Europe

A 2014 study from the European Commission (EC) found that there were around 10.3 million female entrepreneurs working throughout the…

Macron Pushes Ahead with Reform Agenda, Including Billions in Tax Cuts in 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing ahead with the country’s largest labour market reforms in the 2019 budget. “I will…

EU Countries Pledge Funds to Women’s Empowerment

Last month, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini made an inspiring announcement for advocates of women’s empowerment: the EU will…
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