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#EUstrivesformore – President-elect von der Leyen unveils her ‘geopolitical Commission’

#EUstrivesformore – President-elect von der Leyen unveils her ‘geopolitical Commission’

| September 10, 2019

Today (10 September), President-elect Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission college. The new structure reflects the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines that received broad support from the European Parliament in July, writes Catherine Feore. VDL wants the EU to lead on a […]

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#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

| September 9, 2019

European Commission President Juncker meets President-elect Ursula von der Leyen President-elect Ursula von der Leyen today (9 September) formally presented her draft list of commissioners-designate, however, Commission watchers will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the portfolio of each one, writes Catherine Feore.   Although politically neutral, Commissioners reflect the political balance of the EU. […]

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Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) will try to call a snap election today (4 September) after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat, write Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, […]

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#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

| August 30, 2019

Huawei has announced a €70 million investment in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next three years to support its growing business in Ireland. The company has said the R&D will focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and site-reliability engineering (SRE). The work will be supported by over 100 […]

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#Conte accepts president’s mandate to form new Italian government

#Conte accepts president’s mandate to form new Italian government

| August 30, 2019

Italy’s president asked Giuseppe Conte (pictured) to head a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could mark a turning point in Italy’s frayed relations with the European Union, write Giselda Vagnoni and Angelo Amante. Sergio Mattarella handed Conte a fresh mandate to form a cabinet […]

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#Brexit – Is a U-turn in sight?

#Brexit – Is a U-turn in sight?

| August 20, 2019

Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on 19 August, setting out the UK government’s position on ‘key aspects’ of Brexit, particularly in relation to the ‘backstop’ provisions in the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. The letter comes before one-to-one meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, and […]

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#Huawei launches new distributed operating system, #HarmonyOS

#Huawei launches new distributed operating system, #HarmonyOS

| August 19, 2019

At the Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei launched HarmonyOS – a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, explained the company’s thoughts behind developing this new OS. “We’re entering a day and age where people expect a holistic […]

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