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Commission Staff Working Document: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe: Analysis and Evidence

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/digital-single-market/docs/dsm-swd_en.pdf

Sections on policy context, online access to goods and services across Europe, conditions for digital networks and services to develop, and investing in the digital single market.  From the European Commission

 

 

A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission Sets Out 16 Initiatives to Make it Happen

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4919_en.htm?locale=en

Press release which describes 16 initiatives to bring about a single market where 28 national markets now exist.  From the European Commission

 

Snapshot Review of Sexual Assault Report Files at the Four Largest U.S. Military Bases in 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Gillibrand_Sexual%20Assault%20Report.pdf

Alleges that sexual assault cases have been under-reported by the Defense Department, particularly in excluding cases involving civilian spouses of military members and civilian women living near military bases.  One of the four bases covered in the investigation was Naval Station Norfolk.  From the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

 

Fair Lending Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_fair_lending_report.pdf

Describes efforts by the Bureau over 2014 to protect consumers from credit discrimination and broaden access to credit.  Claims $224 million in remediation to 303,000 consumers.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Categories: Energy,Environment,Nuclear Energy,Waste Management

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33461.pdf

Discusses recent developments in the long struggle to dispose of highly radioactive waste from U.S. nuclear reactors and what current policy and regulations exist.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Assessments, Responses, and Issues for the United States

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44003.pdf

Discusses the concerns about U.S. and European citizens who join terrorist fighting groups in the Middle East, the magnitude of the problem, and what European governments, in cooperation with the U.S., are doing to enhance national security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Corporate Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS): An Examination of the Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Taxes

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44013.pdf

Examines the magnitude of profit shifting by U.S. corporations to evade taxes and policy options for reducing such shenanigans.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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