Science: European law could improve ‘scandalous’ lack of clinical trial data reporting

Science: European law could improve ‘scandalous’ lack of clinical trial data reporting. “A total of 3846 European trials—nearly 28% of 13,874 completed trials in the EU Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR) on 1 July—had not posted their results on the register, according to the latest data from the EU Trials Tracker, set up by U.K. researchers in 2018 to expose lax reporting. Public research hospitals and universities, not drugmakers, are responsible for the vast majority of the lapses, which appear to violate European rules that require sponsors to post their results within 1 year of a trial’s conclusion.”

Clean Air Task Force: Massive Quantity of Methane Emissions Documented Across Europe at Oil & Gas Facilities

Clean Air Task Force: Massive Quantity of Methane Emissions Documented Across Europe at Oil & Gas Facilities. “Using a state-of-the-art infrared camera, Clean Air Task Force has documented methane emissions leaking or venting from oil & gas facilities all over Europe. So far, the organization has visited over 150 sites in seven European countries and found harmful, invisible methane pollution at the vast majority of sites. Today, Clean Air Task Force (CATF) releases footage from Germany, Italy and Hungary as the first wave of evidence for its new campaign, CutMethaneEU.”

EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details (The Register)

The Register: EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details. “Europe’s top court has ruled ISPs can be forced to hand over the details of customers who are alleged to have downloaded material illegally online – but only if they meet certain criteria. That’s the latest judgement in another case involving Cyprus-based Mircom International Content Management Consulting, and Belgian ISP Telenet.”

BNN Bloomberg: Google Bows to EU, Rivals With Android Choice-Screen Tweaks

BNN Bloomberg: Google Bows to EU, Rivals With Android Choice-Screen Tweaks. “Google will scrap a fee and add more mobile search apps for users to choose from on new Android phones, bowing to pressure from the European Union and smaller rivals. The U.S. tech giant will make the changes from September ‘following further feedback’ from the European Commission, it said in a Tuesday blog post. The EU authority said the tweaks were ‘positive’ and addressed a number of complaints by other search companies.”

Europeana XX: Subtitle-a-thon Challenge Warsaw (Europeana Pro)

Europeana Pro: Europeana XX: Subtitle-a-thon Challenge Warsaw. “The National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA) and The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster Warsaw invite you to the first of four subtitle-a-thons focused on audiovisual heritage. The kick-off of the subtitle-a-thon takes place on Saturday, June 12th at 11.00 CET with a two hour introductory session, and will run online for seven days with a closing session on Friday, June 18th at 17.00 CET.”

Engadget: European Commission may soon open an antitrust investigation into Facebook

Engadget: European Commission may soon open an antitrust investigation into Facebook. “Facebook is facing yet another antitrust battle in Europe in the midst of an ongoing investigation in Germany and a looming case in the UK. The European Commission is gearing up to probe the social network’s alleged abuse of power in classified advertising, according to the Financial Times. An investigation could be launched in a matter of days as officials seek greater clarity on Facebook’s promotion of its Marketplace service.”

Luxembourg Times: EU dispute over vaccines continues, now in the background

Luxembourg Times: EU dispute over vaccines continues, now in the background. “When EU leaders met last Thursday, it wasn’t the European Commission’s decision to toughen up the mechanism to block vaccine exports that heated up discussions. It was Austria’s demands for how to divide the doses available to the countries most affected by AstraZeneca’s shortages. One might argue that trying to convince 26 other heads of state and government that your people’s lives are more important than theirs was neither a very smart move nor an easy task. Yet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz seemed pretty confident he would succeed.”

Coronavirus: EU says AstraZeneca must ‘catch up’ on vaccine deliveries (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: EU says AstraZeneca must ‘catch up’ on vaccine deliveries. “The vaccine producer AstraZeneca must “catch up” on its promised deliveries to the EU before exporting doses elsewhere, the bloc’s chief has said. ‘The company… has to honour the contract it has with member states,’ European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday evening. She spoke after EU leaders held a summit to discuss vaccine supplies.”

Coronavirus: Third wave will ‘wash up on our shores’, warns Johnson (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Third wave will ‘wash up on our shores’, warns Johnson. “Boris Johnson has warned the effects of a third wave of coronavirus will ‘wash up on our shores’ from Europe. The PM said the UK should be ‘under no illusion’ we will ‘feel effects’ of growing cases on the continent. His comments come amid a row over Covid vaccine supplies, after the president of the European Commission warning the EU could ‘forbid’ doses made in the bloc from being exported to the UK.”