Wed, Jun 19 2013
Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks attend a demonstration on February 4 against the signing of ACTA by the Slovenian government.
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.
Local firms in Czech Republic sound off on the ACTA and intellectual property debate.
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).
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 ACTA treaty, designed to enforce intellectual property rights, has already been signed by eight countries.
Earlier on Monday January 23, deputy prime minister Waldemar Pawlak said that Poland could put off signing the treaty.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.