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#France and others plan tax clampdown on #DigitalGiants

#France and others plan tax clampdown on #DigitalGiants

| January 2, 2020

Paris is not alone among capitals in Europe and beyond in proposing a tax on big tech firms. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the government was exploring whether to open similar investigations into the digital services taxes of Austria, Italy and Turkey. Here are some of the others: BRITAIN Prime Minister Boris Johnson has […]

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Governing the Global Commons

Governing the Global Commons

| October 18, 2019

The European Union has the chance to shape the digital market for the better for the next generation. As digital citizens, it’s our responsibility to keep track of the issues that matter – writes Nayef Al-Rodhan. When the newly appointed European Commissioners officially take up their posts on 1st November, some very important technology policy questions […]

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EU ready to act alone on #DigitalTax if no global deal in 2020

EU ready to act alone on #DigitalTax if no global deal in 2020

| October 1, 2019

European Union commissioners-designate said the bloc should agree on a digital tax if no deal on the matter was reached at a global level by the end of next year, ramping up pressure on multinationals accused of paying too little, writes Francesco Guarascio of Reuters. In written answers to EU lawmakers published on Friday (27 […]

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Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

| September 28, 2019

  Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides. The boss of the Chinese telecom giant, facing a ban in the US, has said that he was open to a dialogue with Washington and was willing to “license the entire […]

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Commission report on the impact of #Digitization on world of work in EU

Commission report on the impact of #Digitization on world of work in EU

| September 25, 2019

The Commission’s science and knowledge hub, the Joint Research Centre, launched its latest report, ‘The changing nature of work and skills in the digital age’. The report offers an evidence-based analysis of the impact of technology on labour markets and the need to adapt education policies to boost digital skills. Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Commissioner […]

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New report on #DigitalEducation shows upward trends in Europe’s schools

New report on #DigitalEducation shows upward trends in Europe’s schools

| September 12, 2019

The European Commission’s Eurydice network published a report today (12 September) that maps the state of digital education in schools across Europe. The report looks at how digital competences are taught and assessed. It also gives an overview of the digital skills of teachers, the policies designed to support digital education and the use of technology […]

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#Huawei welcomes UK commitment to digital infrastructure

#Huawei welcomes UK commitment to digital infrastructure

| August 27, 2019

“We welcome the Secretary of State Nicky Morgan’s commitment to the development of world-class digital infrastructure that will help the UK continue to ‘compete and grow in the global economy’ said a Huawei spokesperson today. “Over the last 18 years, Huawei has helped build the UK’s broadband, 3G and 4G networks and, as independent analysts […]

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