European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and day-to-day running of the EU.The Commission operates as a cabinet government, with 28 members of the Commission (informally known as "commissioners"). There is one member per member state, though members are bound to represent the interests of the EU as a whole rather than their home state. One of the 28 is the Commission President (currently José Manuel Durão Barroso) proposed by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament.
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  • Five of the most interesting search stories from this week

    … have like this, then it could be affecting your crawl rate, in that if we waste a lot of time crawling content on your site and we miss the new content, then that’s probably not that great for you. “ Google in trouble with Europe (again) The European Commission has sent two ‘Statements of Objections’ to Google, on the following issues: Google…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • France Gives Facebook Three Months to Comply With Privacy Order

    … Facebook is running into privacy-related regulatory issues in another European nation, as the social network was on the receiving end of an order from a regulator in France. Reuters reported that the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, France’s data-protection authority, ordered Facebook to stop tracking Web activity…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
  • Month in Numbers: November 2014

    … Friday? £233 million UK shoppers were set to save £233m over the course of the Black Friday Weekend, including a saving of £98m on Cyber Monday alone. 46% According to statistics by SocialBro, 46% of Twitter users plan to shop in the Black Friday sales. 2011 Black Friday is the biggest consumer shopping day of the year in the US, and has been…

    Charlotte Hardy/ Attacat of Edinburgh- 16 readers -
  • European Commission Vote Could Mean the End for Google

    … Google just can’t catch a break in Europe. The search giant has been embroiled in an intense legal battle over its allegedly anticompetitive position since 2009, and despite its efforts to appease European officials by displaying paid Shopping ads by competitors in the SERPs, the European Commission still isn’t satisfied that Google is playing…

    Larry Kim/ WordStreamin Paid Search Google- 14 readers -
  • .wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?

    … Review Process complaints. These CEPs are evidently what kick-started the current negotiations. There are three applicants for .wine — Donuts, Famous Four and Afilias. Only Donuts has applied for .vin. Donuts declined to comment on the talks referred to in the Chehade letter. Related posts: Europe continues to object to .wine gTLD Democrat congressman sides with France on .wine .wine is a go …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
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