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Europe lagging in #fibre roll-outs, report finds

Europe lagging in #fibre roll-outs, report finds

| May 28, 2020

A new study highlights the investment gap to reach the strategic connectivity objectives for 2025. Europe is lagging behind global benchmarks for full-fibre access, and a substantial increase in investments will be required to speed up progress. These are the key findings of a new report published today (28 May) by consultancy Analysys Mason at […]

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#Huawei praises European recovery plan

#Huawei praises European recovery plan

| May 28, 2020

Speaking during the 28 May webinar ‘After the Crisis: how digital transformation can help Europe get back on its feet’, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu said the €750 billion plan would “have to be used in a smart manner” in order to maximize the benefits for European citizens and businesses.   […]

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EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

| May 28, 2020

On 26 May, the European Union and the Spanish Government convened the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). International donors pledged a total of €2.544 billion (of […]

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Investment Plan: First #EIB financing of #SolarEnergy project in #Poland  

Investment Plan: First #EIB financing of #SolarEnergy project in #Poland  

| May 28, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed on 27 May its first loan to a company building and running solar energy plants in Poland. The EU bank will lend PLN 82 million (around €18m) to Energy Solar Projekty sp.zo.o. for the construction and operation of 66 small-scale, independent photovoltaic plants. The plants are expected to […]

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Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe to lead the green and digital transition

Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe to lead the green and digital transition

| May 28, 2020

On 27 May, the Commission released its latest report on the EU’s Science, Research and Innovation Performance, through which it analyses how Europe performs in the global context. Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said: “Research and innovation is at the core of the response to the unprecedented crisis we are facing and […]

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EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

| May 28, 2020

EU in action: medical equipment from RescEU reserve being delivered to Spain in May 2020. ©EU/A.P.E.  In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58%) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis. Conducted at the end of April 2020, nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want […]

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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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