Schlagwort: Europa


The EDPS has therefore decided to order the Commission, effective on 9 December 2024, to suspend all data flows resulting from its use of Microsoft 365 to Microsoft and to its affiliates and sub-processors located in countries outside the EU/EEA not covered by an adequacy decision.

EDPS: European Commission’s use of Microsoft 365 infringes data protection law for EU institutions and bodies

Phun Fact.

The island is a condominium, the world's smallest, under joint sovereignty of Spain and France, and for alternating periods of six months is officially under the governance of the naval commanders of San Sebastián, Spain (1 February – 31 July) and of Bayonne, France (1 August – 31 January).

Wikipedia: Pheasant Island

Pink Venice.

The announcement of the event was spread in the beginning of April 1989, triggering a bitter polemical debate in the following three months, particularly concerning the city's decorum and the fear that the excessive volume of the music could damage its artistic heritage. The Superintendency of Cultural Heritage therefore set a limit of only 60 decibels so as not to damage the Byzantine mosaics of St. Mark's basilica [...]

Wikipedia: Pink Floyd in Venice: A Concert for Europe


The Spanish-Portuguese wholesale market intervention is a thought-through instrument that has, despite significant drawbacks, merits for the specific context. However, three conditions need to hold to make the intervention work as intended: little interconnection to neighbouring countries, an unconstrained gas market, and only limited forward hedging. In many European countries outside the Iberian Peninsula, none of these prerequisites holds.

To mitigate the impact of high energy prices, targeted measures such as income support (e.g. Bethuyne et al. 2022) are better policies than an intervention in the wholesale market.

Anselm Eicke Lion Hirth Christoph Maurer Jonathan Mühlenpfordt Ingmar Schlecht: The Iberian electricity market intervention does not work for Europe

Creative Commissioner.

Nicht die Bürokratie ist das Problem, sondern die Menschen, die sich hinter ihr verstecken.

Rena Tangens: Laudatio zum BigBrotherAward für die irische Datenschutzaufsicht (DPC)