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Politicizing the telecom sector risks increasing costs for consumers

Politicizing the telecom sector risks increasing costs for consumers

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Colin Stevens Huawei’s chief EU representative Abraham Liukang Speaking this afternoon at an African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) webinar on the importance of EU-AU co-operation in research, Huawei’s chief EU representative Abraham Liukang warned that politicizing the future development of the telecom sector will only have the effect of pushing up consumer costs. “Basically, […]

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Kazakhstan sets parliamentary elections for January 2021

Kazakhstan sets parliamentary elections for January 2021

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Astana Times Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree scheduling Majilis elections for 10 January 2021, reported Akorda press service, writes Assel Satubaldina. Majilis is the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament consisting of 107 deputies, who are elected for a five-year term. The previous elections were held in March 2016. Six political parties […]

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EU says there is a  deal to be done, but reminds the UK that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

EU says there is a deal to be done, but reminds the UK that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent Following last week’s European Council, President of the European Council Charles Michel, Vice President of the European Commission MaroÅ¡ Å efÄ�oviÄ� and EU Chief negotiator for relations with the UK, Michel Barnier presented the conclusions to MEPs. The British government, through its Chief Negotiator Lord Frost, appeared to take the hump […]

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As clock ticks, EU and UK tell each other to budge on Brexit

As clock ticks, EU and UK tell each other to budge on Brexit

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent A frustrated European Union and piqued Britain both exhorted the other on Tuesday (20 October) to compromise to avoid a fast-approaching disruptive finale to the five-year Brexit drama that would add to economic pain from the coronavirus crisis, write Guy Faulconbridge, Gabriela Baczynska, Elizabeth Piper, Michael Holden and Costas Pitas in […]

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EU Threat Landscape Report: Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeted and widespread

EU Threat Landscape Report: Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeted and widespread

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent On 20 October, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) published its yearly report summarizing the main cyber threats encountered between 2019 and 2020. The report reveals that the attacks are continuously expanding by becoming more sophisticated, targeted, widespread and often undetected, while for the majority of them the motivation is […]

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EIT Awards 2020: Announcement of nominees

EIT Awards 2020: Announcement of nominees

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent On 20 October, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) unveiled the list of 28 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Europe nominated for the EIT Awards 2020. The nominees will compete in four categories: the EIT Venture Award celebrating outstanding start-ups and scale-ups; the EIT Change Award recognising top graduates from […]

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Commission approves €39.6 million Greek scheme to support certain vegetable producers affected by coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €39.6 million Greek scheme to support certain vegetable producers affected by coronavirus outbreak

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Commission has approved a €39.6 million Greek scheme to support producers of certain vegetables in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants. The scheme will be open to producers of […]

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Commission approves €450 million Greek scheme to support companies active in certain sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €450 million Greek scheme to support companies active in certain sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Commission has approved a €450 million Greek scheme to support companies active in the tourism, transport, construction and energy sectors that have been particularly affected by the measures imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support, […]

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Commission approves €9.35 million Portuguese employment aid scheme to preserve jobs on the Azores Islands during the coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €9.35 million Portuguese employment aid scheme to preserve jobs on the Azores Islands during the coronavirus outbreak

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Commission has approved a €9.35 million Portuguese aid scheme for preserving employment on the Azores Islands during the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. It follows two measures approved by the Commission in May 2020, which have expired.  The scheme aims at […]

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Baltic Sea: Agreement reached on 2021 fishing opportunities

Baltic Sea: Agreement reached on 2021 fishing opportunities

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent On 20 October, the Commission and the member states reached an agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2021. The agreement comes at a difficult time for the Baltic region, as it struggles with the ongoing environmental threats to the ecosystem and the economic impact of the coronavirus […]

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