January 25, 2012
The European Commission yesterday adopted a Communication outlining the different options for a European terrorist finance tracking system (TFTS) – which acts as a counter-part to the American Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP). The US system has been legalised in 2010 by the so called SWIFT agreement between the EU and the United States. The… » read more
The European parliament adopted a resolution on the SWIFT data transfer negotiations. Here is why even the Parliament’s conditions are problematic.
February 7, 2010
I have written before why the SWIFT agreement is bad for Europe. This post is an update based on the final agreement and the new arguments that have been brought forward. In short: the situation has not changed and MEPs should reject the SWIFT agreement.
November 27, 2009
November 26, 2009
The EU justice and home affairs minister are about to agree on a large-scale banking data sharing plan with the United States. The agreement will have a massive impact on the privacy of banking data of European businesses and citizens.
September 17, 2009
Like many people in Brussels I was following yesterday the election of Jose Manuel Barroso as Commission President in the European Parliament. Specifically I was asking myself what role the Socialist Group in the EP played.
September 9, 2009
I wanted to write about this since long time. I strongly believe the Belgian Post (“La Poste“) is one of the worst customer service experiences which the country has to offer. And an ideal exampe of where competition will help improve it.
September 3, 2009
A new, interesting tools has been launched to detect the online traces of any person. Here is what it shows for “Brusselsblogger”
August 21, 2009
A recent OECD report compares mobile phone charges in OECD countries. Many readers will not be surprised to hear that – for high-usage customers – Belgium is one of the more expensive countries.