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Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

| April 23, 2019

Efforts by the American administration to persuade European governments to ban equipment manufactured by Chinese company Huawei from next generation 5G networks is causing growing concern in EU capitals. 5G will change the way we live. It is not just the successor to the 4G mobile phone network, but a quantum leap in technology which […]

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Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

| April 15, 2019

Le Freeport Luxembourg, a hulking warehouse adjacent to Findel Airport which thanks to a special status allows goods from fine wine to Old Masters to remain untaxed almost indefinitely in its vaults, has been under heavy scrutiny recently. After a group of MEPs expressed their concerns that the facility could be used “as a hotbed […]

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#EU-China Summit: closer collaboration needed on ICT

#EU-China Summit: closer collaboration needed on ICT

| April 12, 2019

A senior Huawei official has called for “closer collaboration” between the EU and China, particularly in the ICT field. Speaking on Wednesday, Abraham Liu, who heads up the company’s Office to the EU institutions, said there was “great potential” for cooperation, not least in 5G, cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. He said, “The EU and China […]

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#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

| March 18, 2019

“I presented my Peace Plan in the European Parliament, here in Brussels. It is clear, and it consists of concrete steps. It is completely in accordance with the framework of both the Minsk and Normandy formats. It has great popularity and support in Ukraine. I run for the presidential office in order to achieve peace […]

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May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

| March 12, 2019

Theresa May is this week heading for a triple defeat. Tonight her illusory deal will be voted down. Tomorrow Parliament will take a suicidal ‘no deal’ scenario off the table. On Thursday, the Article 50 period will be extended to take us beyond the 29 March cliff edge that has been threatening for the past […]

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Ukraine at a crossroads

Ukraine at a crossroads

| March 6, 2019

Ukrainian presidential hopefuls gathered today in Brussels to debate the country’s future.  Candidate Vitaliy Skotsyk writes for EU Reporter about the opportunities and challenges the country faces. In a month, Ukraine holds its most important presidential election for decades. Our nation is at a crossroads. The five-year-old conflict with Russia is causing intolerable suffering and […]

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Cross-border #healthcare needs to be better implemented

Cross-border #healthcare needs to be better implemented

| February 13, 2019

This week saw a European Parliament debate in Strasbourg on the implementation of the cross-border healthcare directive, an area that the European Alliance for Personalise Medicine (EAPM) is following closely – writes Denis Horgan, EAPM Executive Director. The EPP’s Ivo Belet acted as rapporteur on an own-initiative report on the implementation of the directive, which everyone has acknowledged […]

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