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Can Ukrainian refugees choose which EU country they get temporary protection in?
Analysis by Dr. Esin Küçük -

Horrific outcome of FoI request to ⁦⁩ re #ResearchFishGate including “UKRI also shares what appears to be a long list of awards one reported academic holds, and it considers what “disciplinary options” it might have against the academic.”

Can Ukrainian refugees choose which EU country they get temporary protection in?
Analysis by Dr. Esin Küçük -

Part 2 of my analysis of the proposed new law on long-term resident non-EU citizens in the EU - on their rights to move to other Member States:

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My analysis of the proposed revision of EU law on the rights of long-term resident non-EU citizens (part 1):

How can law repower Europe?

Ending fossil fuels and the Sustainability Directive - by Ewan McGaughey:

An EU Commission draft law could require digital companies to detect, remove and report illegal images of abuse to the authorities.The rulebook comes as child-protection hotlines report record amount of disturbing content shared online during the pandemic.

Just read an article about online identify theft so did a reverse image search on my picture and WHAT THE FUCK GOOGLE

Analysis of the first judgment on the rights and equality guarantees in the Northern Ireland protocol, by Colin Murray:

The legal challenge to the Northern Ireland protocol
Analysis of a recent judgment, by Anurag Deb:

What are the limits to EU foreign policy powers, as compared to other EU powers?

Analysis of a CJEU judgment on EU/Armenia relations, by Narine Ghazaryan:

Please enjoy this awesome video of the HR 8799 system made by Jason Wang, for anyone who hadn't seen it yet.


The star itself was blocked by the telescope so we can see the planets, though some of the light still scatters around the edges. All four known planets are visible. The orbital motion is interpolated from a series of images taken by the Keck Telescope in Hawaii.

As for the planets themselves...

On the new EU proposal to combat abusive litigation against journalists and human rights defenders, by Prof Borg-Barthet:

Today the @EU_Commission has issued its first notification under the general conditionality regulation.

#Hungary is now invited to reply to the #EC’s concerns.

In our duty to protect the #EUbudget, the @EU_Commission continues to screen all Member States under this instrument.


who called them crypto-scammers instead of ape-pics predators.

Hello Twitter refugees! Allow me to teach you about one of the things that makes Mastodon much chiller: the CONTENT WARNING. 

Here on Mastodon, we have a thing called a Content Warning, or a CW for short. It's a button at the bottom of the new toot box. When you hit it, it will add a new text box above the new toot box; whatever's in the main box will now be hidden behind whatever you type in the upper box, with a "SHOW MORE" button like this toot has.

We use this to hide anything we think will make our friends unhappy to read. So if you're posting about something that an American politician did that made you angry, you might give it a CW of "uspol". There's an additional subtlety that's evolved; a lot of the time we'll follow a CW with a +/- in parenthesis - "uspol (-)" would be bad news, "uspol (+)" would be good.

This lets Mastodon function as a place for more measured discussion; you can CHOOSE to engage with whatever bullshit the world is throwing at you this morning, instead of forcibly having your attempt to catch up with your friends interrupted by a million retweets of today's shitty news with a big photograph of that asshole who made that shitty news staring at you from the preview card. Not ready to deal with whatever bullshit's going on yet today? Don't click those "show more" buttons, keep scrolling, say something nice to your friends instead.

Different instances have different rules about what you MUST CW; the only requirement on my instance is politics. Check /about/more on your instance for their rules, see what they would like you to put this safety valve in front of.

🇪🇺🇺🇦 We are granting Ukraine zero duty, zero quota trade with the EU. This means:

Scrapping all customs duties on products not fully liberalised yet in our trade agreement, such as

⚙️industrial products or
🌾agricultural products currently limited by quota or entry price.



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