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#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series was held recently in The Hague under the theme ‘Security for 5G’, bringing together representatives from global carriers, equipment vendors, governments, and industry regulators. This event intends to drive consensus – across Europe and the globe at large – on 5G cyber security assurance, testing, and certification schemes. Sean Yang, […]

| June 11, 2019

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EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

The international community, including the  EU, has been urged to help Togo rid itself of its “mask of democracy”.  The plea was made by Nathaniel Olympio, who heads Parti Des Togolais, one of the main opposition parties in the country, during a visit to Brussels. He wants the EU to put pressure on the long-standing […]

| June 14, 2019
EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

On June 11, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad joined a group of senior British politicians to demand justice for the thousands of Vietnamese women raped by South Korean troops during their country’s war for independence. The event, held near the Houses of Parliament, was attended by several survivors as well as their children, who are known […]

| June 14, 2019
Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

On 6 June 2019, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC. The story begins much earlier in December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was unveiled by Spanish authorities and 269 suspects were arrested, among them 219 Taiwanese nationals. In May 2018, Spain extradited two of these […]

| June 14, 2019
Deepening Europe’s #EconomicAndMonetaryUnion – Commission takes stock of progress

Deepening Europe’s #EconomicAndMonetaryUnion – Commission takes stock of progress

Ahead of the Euro Summit on 21 June, the European Commission is taking stock of the progress made to deepen Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union since the Five Presidents’ Report and calls on member states to take further concrete steps. President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This Commission has fought hard for the completion of the Economic and Monetary […]

| June 14, 2019
PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal #Brexit

PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal #Brexit

Rory Stewart (pictured), one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said this week he would not vote for a move by opposition Labour lawmakers that would try to prevent a no-deal Brexit by taking control of the parliamentary agenda, writes Kylie MacLellan. Labour said earlier in the day it would try to […]

| June 14, 2019
With 31 October #Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

With 31 October #Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May this week with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on October 31, warning his divided Conservative Party “delay means defeat”, write Elizabeth Piper and William James. Johnson, 54, favourite for the top job nearly three years since he led the referendum campaign […]

| June 14, 2019
EU executive says – be ready for ‘very possible’ no-deal #Brexit

EU executive says – be ready for ‘very possible’ no-deal #Brexit

The European Commission on Wednesday (12 June) said a no-deal Brexit was “very much possible” as it updated its contingency preparations and told countries, companies and people to be ready for the expected economic fallout, writes Gabriela Baczynska. The European Union’s executive said it would pay particular attention in coming months to crucial areas including citizens […]

| June 14, 2019
Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to President of #Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to President of #Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

“On behalf of the European Council, I congratulate you on your victory in the presidential elections in Kazakhstan. “I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the European Union’s commitment to strengthened relations with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is an important partner for the EU; the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Co-operation Agreement anchors our substantial cooperation, […]

| June 14, 2019
1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

NDC Minister Chen Mei-ling (left) and DG Connect Director-General Roberto Viola exchange gifts at the opening of the Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy June 4 in Brussels. (Courtesy of NDC) The first Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy concluded on 5 June in Brussels, strengthening exchanges on topics spanning artificial intelligence, e-governance, technological transformation of traditional […]

| June 14, 2019
How to improve #EUForeignPolicy

How to improve #EUForeignPolicy

On 17 June, the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) will discuss ways to improve CFSP after several member states called for ‘stronger cohesion, greater coherence and increased effectiveness in EU foreign policy, writes Fraser Cameron.  The member states might look at themselves in the mirror as the Lisbon treaty pointedly asked them to support the Union’s foreign policy ‘actively and […]

| June 14, 2019
EU reporting on sustainability and #UNSustainableDevelopmentGoals still lacking, warn auditors

EU reporting on sustainability and #UNSustainableDevelopmentGoals still lacking, warn auditors

Despite the EU’s commitment to sustainability and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission does not report on or monitor how the EU budget and policies contribute to sustainable development and achieving the SDGs, according to a new review by the European Court of Auditors. The building blocks for meaningful sustainability reporting […]

| June 14, 2019
#Huawei has reportedly been working on its #Android rival for seven years

#Huawei has reportedly been working on its #Android rival for seven years

Huawei has been building an alternative to Google Android for the past seven years, according to a report in the South China Morning Post, writes Todd Haselton | @robotodd. Huawei told CNBC last month that its operating system may be ready as soon as this year if it can’t use Google Android or Microsoft Windows. Huawei currently installs Android on its […]

| June 14, 2019
Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

The Dushanbe Summit, to be held in the Tajikistan capital on June 15th, is a continuation of the efforts of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which numbers 27 members states. The summit will bring together high-level delegations who are expected to adopt an ambitious document, Dushanbe Declaration, which will cover all […]

| June 13, 2019

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