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Understanding and fighting disinformation – #EDMO #EuropeanDigitalMediaObservatory begins

Understanding and fighting disinformation – #EDMO #EuropeanDigitalMediaObservatory begins

| June 4, 2020

The EU-funded European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) project started its activities on 1 June. Led by the European University Institute of Florence (Italy), EDMO will support the creation and work of a multidisciplinary community composed of fact-checkers, academic researchers and other relevant stakeholders with expertise in the field of online disinformation. The project will contribute to a […]

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Commission launches consultation to seek views on #DigitalServicesAct package

Commission launches consultation to seek views on #DigitalServicesAct package

| June 4, 2020

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act, a landmark package announced in the Commission’s digital strategy Shaping Europe’s Digital Future. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said: “The internet presents citizens and businesses with great opportunities, which they balance against risks that come with working and interacting online. At this time, […]

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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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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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#Huawei – Not everyone wants a level playing field

#Huawei – Not everyone wants a level playing field

| April 7, 2020

I remember one particular week in December 1990 very well.   The great and the good of world trade were gathered in a Brussels conference hall, at an area known as the Heysel, to conclude – they hoped – the ‘Uruguay Round’ of trade talks that would hopefully remove barriers to commerce around the world, writes […]

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#DigitalFinance and #RetailPayments – Commission launches two targeted consultations

#DigitalFinance and #RetailPayments – Commission launches two targeted consultations

| April 3, 2020

The Commission has today (3 April) launched targeted consultations in two areas: digital finance and retail payments. While the Commission’s political priority is fighting the coronavirus, we are continuing our preparatory work on long-term policy priorities including towards a strong and innovative financial sector. The coronavirus outbreak has shown that consumers and businesses are increasingly […]

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#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

| April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted most of Europe and forced nationwide shutdowns in Italy, Spain, France, and the UK has also forced a delay in European 5G rollouts, most notably in France. France’s telecoms authority, ARCEP, was supposed to launch the country’s long-awaited 5G spectrum options in mid-April; the regulator has now admitted it […]

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