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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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UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

British companies look set to cut their investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 as the Brexit crisis drags on, weighing on future economic growth prospects, a survey showed on Monday (17 June), writes William Schomberg. Business investment – key for productivity and pay growth – was forecast to fall by 1.3% this year […]

| June 18, 2019
PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

Britain’s paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (pictured), one of six men hoping to become the country’s next prime minister, writes William James. “The way we have gone about Brexit – Brexit paralysis – has (damaged Britain’s international standing), […]

| June 18, 2019
Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

Changing trends and challenges facing the European #Entertainment industry in 2019

How we pursue entertainment is changing thanks to improvements in technology. Europeans now enjoy faster internet and more readily available mobile technology than ever before, with performance and connectivity improving year on year. For consumers, the cost of entertainment enjoyed via technology is also continually falling in price, meaning it’s often cheaper to stay at home than […]

| June 17, 2019
#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

On Monday 17 June, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will participate in the fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare. Launched in June 2017, the Platform is now recognized as a pivotal forum for member states and stakeholders to share information and good practices. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioner Andriukaitis stressed: “The Platform’s achievements are […]

| June 17, 2019
#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

In response to a ruling by the General Court, today the Commission proposes to reinsert certain aspects of Real Driving Emissions testing (RDE) into legislation to be adopted by the European Parliament and Council.  The European Commission has been very active in promoting air quality, fighting climate change and supporting a shift to clean mobility. Actions include […]

| June 17, 2019
#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

The Council has adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, on the sale and marketing of the dangerous chemicals, which have been used to produce […]

| June 17, 2019
May seeks £27 billion boost for #Education – Sunday Telegraph

May seeks £27 billion boost for #Education – Sunday Telegraph

Prime Minister Theresa May is considering pushing through a £27 billion increase to the education budget in her final weeks in power prompting a clash with the finance ministry, the Sunday Telegraph reported, writes Andrew MacAskill. The prime minister is demanding a three-year funding settlement for schools and teachers as part of a bid to shore […]

| June 17, 2019
A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting #Disinformation ahead of European Council

A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting #Disinformation ahead of European Council

The Commission and the High Representative published a report on the progress achieved in the fight against disinformation and the main lessons drawn from the European elections, as a contribution to the discussions by EU leaders next week. Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for societies across the globe. […]

| June 17, 2019
Suspending parliament for no-deal #Brexit would be scandalous – Labour’s Benn

Suspending parliament for no-deal #Brexit would be scandalous – Labour’s Benn

Any suggestion of suspending parliament to try to force through a so-called no-deal Brexit would be “scandalous” and probably will never happen, Hilary Benn (pictured), an opposition Labour lawmaker and chairman of the Brexit parliamentary committee, said on Sunday (16 June), writes Elizabeth Piper. One Conservative hopeful to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, Dominic Raab, has […]

| June 17, 2019
UK PM hopeful Stewart says he will not serve under #BorisJohnson

UK PM hopeful Stewart says he will not serve under #BorisJohnson

Rory Stewart (pictured), a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Sunday he would not serve under Boris Johnson if the former London mayor won the leadership contest, and criticized him for refusing to debate his Brexit policy, writes Elizabeth Piper. “How is Boris going to deliver Brexit, how? I don’t even know […]

| June 17, 2019
Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make #Brexit case

Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make #Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what, writes Elizabeth Piper. With former London mayor and foreign minister Johnson keeping a low profile, the other candidates have targeted the […]

| June 17, 2019
#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 member states around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.  To underline the […]

| June 17, 2019
#DinnerInTheSky heads to Canal in Brussels

#DinnerInTheSky heads to Canal in Brussels

It’s one of the more novel culinary innovations of recent years in Brussels and elsewhere – eating while suspended 50 metres above the ground. For its 2019 edition, Dinner in the Sky will head to the Canal in Brussels, opposite the future Kanal Pompidou Museum. Since its launch in Brussels in 2006, Dinner in the […]

| June 17, 2019

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