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#Cybersecurity – Nine more EU countries sign up for joint initiative to explore secure quantum communication

#Cybersecurity – Nine more EU countries sign up for joint initiative to explore secure quantum communication

| December 5, 2019

Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, France, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Finland have agreed to work with ten other EU countries towards the development of a quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) across Europe. They have signed the declaration of co-operation launched in June 2019. Its signatories will explore together, with the European Commission and with the support of the […]

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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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#Huawei delivering safe networks for the 5G era

#Huawei delivering safe networks for the 5G era

| October 10, 2019

Huawei welcomes the EU coordinated 5G network security risk assessment that was released today. This exercise is an important step towards developing a common approach to cybersecurity and delivering safe networks for the 5G era. Huawei said today “We are pleased to note that the EU delivered on its commitment to take an evidence-based approach, […]

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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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#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission has launched the second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call of 2019, with €25 million available to help European public administrations and businesses connect to pan-European digital platforms and ensure that the services provided are interoperable across borders. The call focuses on six areas: cybersecurity (€10m), eHealth (€5m), eProcurement (€1m), European e-Justice (€3m), public Open Data (€5m), and the new European Platform on Digital Skills (€1m). […]

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Next big investment opportunity for #Africa – #RuralDigitalization

Next big investment opportunity for #Africa – #RuralDigitalization

| June 21, 2019

Investors are cottoning on to Africa’s digital potential. Building on last year’s record amount of funding secured by African start-ups, this April saw Jumia, ‘Africa’s Amazon’, be valued at over $1.9 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Airtel Africa, which is the continent’s second-largest mobile operator, has confirmed its upcoming initial public offering, and […]

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1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

| June 14, 2019

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 […]

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