Tag: Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

| December 10, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven member states will provide in the coming years up to approximately […]

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Commission awards more than €278 million to help start-ups and #SMEs market their innovations

Commission awards more than €278 million to help start-ups and #SMEs market their innovations

| December 6, 2019

The European Commission has selected 75 promising start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the largest funding round so far of the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), worth more than €278 million. As a major novelty, 39 of these companies are set to receive both a grant and a direct equity investment. Innovation, Research, […]

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Germany’s #Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite #SPD defeat

Germany’s #Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite #SPD defeat

| December 3, 2019

Germany’s Olaf Scholz (pictured) will carry on for now as finance minister despite losing a bid to lead his Social Democratic Party because he sees it as his duty not to sink the ruling coalition, people familiar with the matter said on Monday (2 December), write Holger Hansen and Christian Kraemer. Scholz and his running […]

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Germany’s Social Democrats to pick new leader to decide fate of #Merkel coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats to pick new leader to decide fate of #Merkel coalition

| November 29, 2019

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) on Saturday (30 November) choose a new leader whose first task will be to decide whether to quit their ruling coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, possibly triggering a snap election, writes Madeline Chambers. Germany’s oldest party is in turmoil after a run of dismal regional and European election results and […]

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#Huawei – Merkel calls for united European front on China #5G

#Huawei – Merkel calls for united European front on China #5G

| November 28, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) called for a common stance from European countries regarding the involvement of Chinese vendors in 5G network deployments, arguing mixed signals could be disastrous for Europe, Reuters has reported. During a debate in the German parliament she said one of the biggest dangers for the region was that “individual countries in Europe […]

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German parliament to vote on #Huawei #5G equipment, Merkel’s party rules

German parliament to vote on #Huawei #5G equipment, Merkel’s party rules

| November 25, 2019

© AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein According to the German chancellor’s CDU colleagues, there is an urgent  need to work out certain “security standards” to effectively decide if Huawei’s 5G technology will ultimately take hold in Germany, which, as it has emerged, has been widely using the tech giant’s previous-gen breakthroughs. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) […]

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Germany to maintain level field for #5G vendors

Germany to maintain level field for #5G vendors

| October 15, 2019

Germany was tipped to be on the brink of allowing Huawei to supply equipment for 5G networks in the country, ignoring calls from the US to ban the under-fire Chinese vendor, Reuters reports. A senior government source told the publication the country is set to publish a “security catalogue” this week, which had been finalized […]

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