Tag: European Union

Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

| September 13, 2019

The escalating dispute between a Swiss telecommunications firm and its leading shareholder might seem like a domestic matter, without many knock-on effects for the European bloc. But the storm brewing between Sunrise, Switzerland’s second most prominent telecom operator, and German shareholder Freenet— which is trying to block Sunrise from acquiring cable firm UPC—is a bellwether […]

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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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#Huawei confident UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure

#Huawei confident UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure

| August 16, 2019

Tech titan Huawei is “confident” the UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure to drop the Chinese company from its 5G plans. America has been pressing for Britain to stop Huawei supplying infrastructure for the future mobile network. Washington has warned signing a post Brexit trade deal could hinge on the UK’s decision to work […]

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Raising the bar – Positive trends are shaping Europe’s sweetest industry

Raising the bar – Positive trends are shaping Europe’s sweetest industry

| August 1, 2019

Good news for Europe’s chocoholics: their favourite industry is growing. The size of the European chocolate sector is projected to reach $57 billion by the middle of the next decade. This represents a major chunk of the world’s $162 billion total. It even dwarfs the US market, which is expected to surpass $22 billion in […]

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Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

| July 31, 2019

According to several submissions to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Spanish legal system allows for violation of human rights, either by directly ignoring EU standards, or through loopholes in existing laws, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré. An emblematic case in point is the abuse suffered by the Kokorev family (Vladimir Kokorev, […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

| July 19, 2019

The EU has applauded the efforts of a pioneering project which aims to reconcile people in Georgia and South Ossetia, a so-called frozen conflict zone. A source of tension since the break-up of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia hosted a brief war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. Moscow subsequently recognised South Ossetia as an […]

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