Bitcoin, Kazakhstan and the burden on the Environment

By Maria Callewier In the first week of January massive protests erupted in Kazakhstan over rising fuel prices. Government buildings were set ablaze and dozens of protestors have reportedly been killed, in what seems to be the first major sign of instability in decades. After requesting aid from Russia, president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered aContinue reading “Bitcoin, Kazakhstan and the burden on the Environment”

EU’s Anti-trust investigations into Facebook: Tech giant versus the Single Market

By Valentina Alexandru What is maybe the most expansive advertising platform of all times – the Facebook Marketplace – has fallen under the radar of the European Union plus the UK, as suspicions arose as to how the data obtained from the advertising service is used. The antitrust investigation would shed light on whether theContinue reading “EU’s Anti-trust investigations into Facebook: Tech giant versus the Single Market”

What France’s reaction to the CJEU ruling on data retention could mean for the EU’s future

By Valentina Alexandru 10 months after the German Federal Constitutional Court declared the CJEU ruling on the legality of the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme not binding in Germany, the European Union is faced with yet another threat to democracy and the rule of law, as the French Government requested the Council ofContinue reading “What France’s reaction to the CJEU ruling on data retention could mean for the EU’s future”