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#Huawei – Helping to make 5G the most secure standard ever

#Huawei – Helping to make 5G the most secure standard ever

Thanks to collaboration across the ICT ecosystem, 5G has become the most secure standard for communications ever built, with Huawei contributing important expertise. During a debate held at the Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels on 20 June, Huawei presented its latest White Paper on 5G security.  The paper argues that 5G is far more […]

| June 21, 2019

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US Democratic candidates must put democracy reform first to beat #Trump

US Democratic candidates must put democracy reform first to beat #Trump

Ten minutes. That’s about the most possible time any particular will get a chance to speak at the much-anticipated Democratic debates this week. With ten candidates on stage for each two-hour event, plus five moderators, plus commercials, plus promos, it’ll be tough for anyone to get a word in edgewise, writes Executive Director & Chief Counsel […]

| June 26, 2019
EU ministers take important step towards a more sustainable #EUChemicalsPolicy strategy

EU ministers take important step towards a more sustainable #EUChemicalsPolicy strategy

The Council has today (26 June) adopted conclusions on chemicals which offer political guidance on the development of a sustainable EU chemicals policy strategy. The conclusions address in particular the topics of REACH, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals. In its conclusions, the Council underlines the need to protect human health and the environment through the sound […]

| June 26, 2019
Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

The EU takes steps to set safe minimum standards to enable the reuse of water for agricultural irrigation The EU is taking new measures to reduce the risk of shortages of water for irrigating crops. The Council today (26 June) agreed its position (general approach) on a regulation which facilitates the use of urban waste water for […]

| June 26, 2019
US wants upcoming elections in #Albania to proceed peacefully  

US wants upcoming elections in #Albania to proceed peacefully  

The US has warned that this weekend’s elections in Albania must be allowed to go ahead peacefully otherwise the country’s opposition will be classed as a “violent organization”. The unusually-strong warning comes just ahead of key local elections on Sunday, which will be boycotted by the opposition Democratic Party. Deputy Acting Chief of Mission of […]

| June 26, 2019
Newly elected #Kazakhstan president to focus on economic prosperity, multi-vector foreign policy and fight against corruption 

Newly elected #Kazakhstan president to focus on economic prosperity, multi-vector foreign policy and fight against corruption 

With the election over and a strong mandate won for his leadership, newly elected Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (pictured) has wasted no time in setting out his vision for the country. His inaugural address on 12 June was both comprehensive and ambitious, underlining his determination to build on his predecessor’s legacy.   But he also used this […]

| June 26, 2019
#Huawei dominates global race to #5G despite pressure from Washington

#Huawei dominates global race to #5G despite pressure from Washington

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured 50 5G contracts outside the domestic market, according to the company’s senior executive Ding Yun. That’s an almost 50% gain from the number of contracts reported in February, the executive told a summit on Tuesday ahead of the launch of MWC19 Shanghai (the largest industry annual event in Asia). […]

| June 26, 2019
EU will let #Italy increase deficit if it helps economy – deputy PM

EU will let #Italy increase deficit if it helps economy – deputy PM

The European Union will allow Italy to increase its deficit if it helped the country’s economy, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was quoted as saying on Tuesday as Rome is facing a budget tussle with Brussels, writes Giselda Vagnoni. Di Maio, who leads the ruling 5 Star Movement, added that he was confident his government […]

| June 26, 2019
Faster rail travel in northern #Slovakia thanks to #CohesionPolicy

Faster rail travel in northern #Slovakia thanks to #CohesionPolicy

The Cohesion Fund invests almost €285.5 million for faster rail travel in northern Slovakia, on the railway line between the cities of Žilina and Púchov, near the border with Czechia on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The EU-funded project will upgrade the section of the line between Púchov and Považská Teplá so that trains can travel up […]

| June 26, 2019
Commissioner King in New Zealand to discuss fight against #Terrorism – online and offline

Commissioner King in New Zealand to discuss fight against #Terrorism – online and offline

Security Union Commissioner Julian King (pictured) will be visiting New Zealand on Wednesday (26 June) and Thursday. Today (26 June), the Commissioner will be in Wellington, where he will meet Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand. He will also hold meetings with Justice Minister Andrew Little, Police Minister Stuart Nash and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister […]

| June 26, 2019
Hunt says he cannot envisage Britain joining US-led war with #Iran

Hunt says he cannot envisage Britain joining US-led war with #Iran

Britain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday (25 June), writes Guy Faulconbridge. “The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we […]

| June 26, 2019
Britain’s new #PrimeMinister will be announced on 23 July

Britain’s new #PrimeMinister will be announced on 23 July

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday 23 July, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday (25 June), writes Michael Holden. The party said a postal ballot of the 160,000 or so Conservative Party members to decide who will replace Theresa May as leader would close on July 22 […]

| June 26, 2019
Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Photo by the European Defence Agency While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence co-operation. Since 2016, there has been significant progress in the area of EU security and defence with several concrete EU initiatives to encourage cooperation […]

| June 26, 2019
EU set to sign trade and investment agreements with #Vietnam

EU set to sign trade and investment agreements with #Vietnam

The Council of Ministers has approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature on Sunday 30 June in Hanoi. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I welcome the decision taken today by member states. After Singapore, the agreements with Vietnam are the second to have been concluded between the EU and a Southeast […]

| June 26, 2019

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