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#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

| May 18, 2019

Cyber attackers around the world could now face EU sanctions, thanks to a new regime pushed for by the UK and its partners. The new sanctions regime, which was signed off on 17 May in Brussels, sends a clear message to hostile actors everywhere that the UK, and the EU, will impose tough consequences for […]

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#EuropeChina trade and investment: Converting challenges into co-operation

#EuropeChina trade and investment: Converting challenges into co-operation

| May 17, 2019

As European perceptions towards China evolve and mature, let us remember the lessons of the past while staying optimistic about the future, writes Huawei Technologies Global Government Affairs Vice President Simon Lacey.  Last week a panel was convened in Brussels by the newly established Europe-Asia Interlink Initiative to discuss ‘Europe-China Trade and Investment: Converting Challenges into Co-operation’. […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Commission invests in boosting EU’s cybersecurity resilience

#DigitalSingleMarket – Commission invests in boosting EU’s cybersecurity resilience

| May 16, 2019

The European Commission has launched a new  call for tenders to support the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs Network), created by the Directive on security of network and information system (NIS Directive), the first EU-wide cybersecurity rules which enable national authorities and market operators to better tackle cyber threats.  With a budget of €2.5 million funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Cheaper calls to other EU countries as of 15 May

#DigitalSingleMarket – Cheaper calls to other EU countries as of 15 May

| May 14, 2019

As of 15 May, a new maximum price will apply for all international calls and SMS within the EU. As a result, consumers calling from their country to another EU country will pay a maximum amount of 19 cents per minute (+VAT) and 6 cents per SMS message (+VAT). Following the end of roaming charges […]

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Commissioner Gabriel participates in #Webit.Festival Europe 2019 in Sofia

Commissioner Gabriel participates in #Webit.Festival Europe 2019 in Sofia

| May 14, 2019

Today (14 May), Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (pictured) is in Sofia, Bulgaria, to participate in Webit.Festival, Europe’s innovation and technology flagship forum. She will make an opening keynote speech about the future of Europe, in which she will insist on the need to support and protect people and businesses online and discuss European values of […]

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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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Almost one year of #GDPR: Has the new EU privacy legislation changed anything?

Almost one year of #GDPR: Has the new EU privacy legislation changed anything?

| April 25, 2019

It has been almost a year now since the new EU privacy legislation came into force on May 25, 2018. Since then, both businesses and individuals have had the chance to revisit how they handle personal data. How much has changed during this time? The Wide Reach of the New EU Privacy Rules The new […]

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