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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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‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

| September 30, 2019

France’s and Germany’s major publishers are closing ranks in an attempt to fight back against Google’s refusal to pay them when their content appears in its search index, writes Jessica Davies. For months, European publishers have labored to re-establish a more even economical balance between the negotiating power of large tech companies like Google and […]

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MEPs slam attempt by Russia to rewrite #WorldWarII

MEPs slam attempt by Russia to rewrite #WorldWarII

| September 24, 2019

An attempt by Russia to re-write the history of World War II has angered many central and east European member states and has been the subject of a debate in the European parliament to mark the 80th anniversary of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the non-aggression pact one week before the […]

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