Mon, May 20 2013
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask attends a demonstration against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Prague, February 2 2012.
Twenty-five people arrested in international operation supported by Interpol against hacking group Anonymous. Arrests took place in four countries in Latin America and Europe.
Bulgaria will suspend the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement international treaty, Economy Minister Traicho Traikov said on February 14.
Several thousand turn out in Sofia and a number of other cities, joining February 11 2012 protests across Europe against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
Denial of service attack the latest by hacking collective as Eastern Europe governments back away from ACTA under public pressure.
PM Donald Tusk invited authors, NGOs, experts and bloggers to a debate on the ACTA copyright agreement, but several key organisations, including the Helsinki Foundation, rejected the invitation claiming that the talks will likely offer no opportunity to discuss concrete issues.
Tusk said that his government had made insufficient consultations before signing the agreement in late January, and it was necessary to ensure it was entirely safe for Polish citizens.
Hacking collective Anonymous hacked the website of Bulgarian music industry group Prophon on February 5.
Facing growing public backlash, Bulgarian Cabinet says ACTA treaty will not require amending copyright protections laws.
The option to postpone the due date was contingent on securing 55 million euro for immediate repayment of the amounts loaned by Belgium's Dexia and Japanese bank Mizuho.
The Eurostat data agency said that unemployment reached 10.9 per cent in March, up from 10.8 per cent in February. The March figure translates to 17.4 million people unemployed in the euro zone.
Citing three separate sources familiar with the deal, Capital Daily reports that the creditors found offers submitted by three bidders unsatisfactory.
Eurobank EFG is left with a 30 per cent stake in the merged entity but has said it will exercise its put option on the remaining holding.
The narrow focus of many euro zone countries on fiscal austerity is deepening the jobs crisis and could even lead to another recession in Europe, said the Director of the ILO Institute for International Labour Studies and lead author of the report, Raymond Torres.