Technology

KLM suspends Iran flights because of US sanctions, Air France continues

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Dutch airline KLM says it has decided to suspend its flights to Tehran for the time being "as a result of the negative results and financial outlook." The Dutch airline KLM said in a statement:...

EU to limit steel imports after US raised tariffs

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The European Union decided to introduce measures to curb steel imports. The Commission proposed a combination of a quota and a tariff to prevent a surge of steel imports that is threatened, notably since the...

Boeing pairs with Embraer to balance the Airbus-Bombardier alliance

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The US aviation giant Boeing is pairing with the Brazilian Embraer in a joint venture to produce smaller passenger planes. The deal gives Boeing an 80% share in Embraer’s commercial jetliner business for €3,3bn. If...

European Parliament to review copyright rules in September

The European Parliament’s plenary voted by 318 votes to 278, with 31 abstentions to reject the negotiating mandate, proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee on 20 June. As a result, Parliament’s position will now...

Six arrested in Europe for alleged bomb plot against Iranian opposition in France 

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Belgium authorities announced an Iranian diplomat was arrested, as well two other people, on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting of exiled Iranian opposition groups in France. Amir S., 38, and Nasimeh...

15 Swedish private companies account for 8 % of Sweden’s decrease in GHG emissions since...

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15 companies in the Swedish climate business network Haga Initiative have contributed with a decrease of emissions equivalent to approximately eight percent of Sweden’s total decrease between 2010 and 2017. Nine of the member companies have...

Airbus threatens to leave UK in case of no-deal Brexit

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Airbus issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying that a withdrawal without a deal on future trade would force it to reconsider its long-term position in...

US Senate prohibits sale of F-35s to Turkey

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The US Senate has approved a major defence bill that blocks the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey unless it abandons a deal to buy S-400 missile-defence systems from Russia. In a rare bipartisan effort by...

European Commission cancels first WiFi4EU call, carries budget forward

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After New Europe exposed the problems of first call for WiFi4EU project, which aims to install free public Wi-Fi hotspots in public squares, libraries, town halls or other places of public interest, the European Commission has...

Are claims that the FCC killed net neutrality true?

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Journalists around the world read stories from the American media on neutrality and internet regulation. Some copy-paste the stories into Google Translate to make an article for their local language publication. Some journalists consider...

Desire for change drives Eastern European business toward success

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When discussing the development of business in Eastern Europe, frequently the conversation revolves around the economic progress, or lack thereof, in the former Soviet satellite states of Central Europe and the Baltics. When the conversation...

Facebook: 99 percent attitude, 1 percent show

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Facebook has grown too fast for its own good. Unable to keep up with its own explosive pace, the company keeps finding itself either getting in trouble, or not doing enough to stay out...

Local and regional conservative politicians call for structured post-Brexit cooperation

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While gathering in London on June 4 for its external group meeting, local and regional politicians from the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Committee of the Regions discussed areas where structured cooperation...

Trade and Iran nuclear deal highlight EU-China strategic dialogue

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The EU-China Strategic Dialogue in Brussels last week showed that both parties share views on multiple economic and security issues as international security, energy, and climate change were among the topics discussed by the...

NATO, EU to tackle cyber threats

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – NATO has to take the necessary steps to protect the alliance from external cyber threats from other countries but also weaknesses within NATO, General John Allen told a closed on the...

Blue-Green Summit Profile with the Tea Party’s Debbie Dooley

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Debates between policymakers and experts about better approaches to environmental protection and bio-diversity preservation highlighted the EU's Green Week. New Europe’s Violetta Rusheva talked to Debbie Dooley, one of the co-founders of the Tea...

Samsung to pay Apple for patent infringement

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In a ruling that ended a seven-year legal battle, a US federal court has ruled that Samsung must pay €460 million over half a billion dollars in damages to Apple for patent infringements. Apple first...

EU cybersecurity debate generates agreements but more questions

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On May 24, Trust in Digital Life and New Europe co-hosted a half-day roundtable event at the Press Club Brussels, which brought together representatives from the European Institutions, academia and industry to discuss issues...

Newsmakers at the Blue-Green Summit II

The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) hosted the second annual Blue-Green Summit in Brussels on May 22, highlighting the full spectrum of conservative environmental thinking while discussing how best to improve...

Mr GDPR : Interview with Giovanni Buttarelli

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In the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s closed-door meeting with European Parliament heavyweights just prior to the introduction of the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) activation, New Europe’s Irene Kostaki caught up with...

Europe wakes up to the General Data Protection Regulation regime but personal data can...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on Friday, May 25, although this is not the end of concerns for the management of personal data. Large and small businesses are still not clear...

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg grilled for 90 minutes by European lawmakers

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After being grilled by the US Congress over questions about his company handing over the private data of its users to third parties, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on May 22 found himself in a setting that was...

5 questions EU leaders should ask Mark Zuckerberg during his Brussels visit if they...

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With Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in the US Senate giving the global public more memes than real answers, the capital of the European Union, Brussels, is preparing to enter a media frenzy of its own....

Facebook’s Zuckerberg will explain Cambridge Analytica scandal to EP committee

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE) at an as-yet-unscheduled-date to explain his company's privacy policies, according to the Parliament's President, Antonio Tajani. "The...

EU moves to safeguard interests in Iran after threat of US sanctions

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Days after US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would buck international protocol and unilaterally pull the United States out of a landmark deal that helped curb Iran's nuclear weapons programme, the European...

What now for Iran?

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Two years after candidate Donald J. Trump vowed to undo one of his predecessor’s main foreign policy achievements, few were surprised when word came from the Oval Office that he would stick to his...

Vodafone agrees €18.4 bln takeover of Liberty Global assets in Germany, East Europe

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British multinational telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone Group Plc has agreed to buy Liberty Global Plc’s German and Eastern European units for €18.4 billion, a deal that shakes up the region’s TV and broadband market as...

Belgium to allow driverless cars for testing on its roads

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Belgium is one of the rare European countries to authorise tests for driverless cars on its public roads. Belgian consumers have a bright outlook on the safety of autonomous vehicles, though concerns remain. Significantly fewer...

Amnesty International says Turkey has become ‘a dungeon for journalists’

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With the international community celebrating World Press Freedom Day on May 3, journalists and human rights activists around the world used the occasion to speak out about the climate of fear in Turkey since a failed...

EU institutions strike preliminary 30% quota deal on Netflix-like providers

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The EU’s legislating tripartite of the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission has reached a preliminary deal on revisions to the audiovisual media services directive. According to the Vice-President for the digital single market,...

Turkey undeterred by US threat of sanctions over purchase of Russian missile system

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Turkey has dismissed Washington’s threats of imposing sanction on Ankara over its planned buying of Russian S-400 missile defense system, saying the deal is largely done and will not be reversed. The delivery of Russian...

Commission proposes measures to tackle fake news and disinformation online

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Ahead of the impending implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation on May 25, the European Commission plans to take steps to counter disinformation and fake news in an effort to fight for greater transparency, traceability,...

Hatred of journalism threatens democracies says media watchdog RSF

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The organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships. The Paris-based group said in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released...

Google, Amazon services partially blocked in Russia

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Google, Amazon and other services inside Russia have been hit by the country's bids to stop people using the Telegram messaging app. On 17 April, Roskomnadzor, Russia's state authority regulating telecommunications has asked Apple and...

Disagreements over Iran expected at Macron-Trump meeting

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Disagreements over the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers are expected to be an important part of French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to the United States these days. US allies and rivals...

BEREC’s net neutrality process is a black box

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Strand Consult has followed the net neutrality debate around the world for years. Its team includes some of the leading experts, and we have published many reports on the topic. In this research note...

Three Belgian companies in court over chemical exports to Syria

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Dozens of tons of banned chemicals were exported by three Antwerp-based companies to Syria and Lebanon after July 2013, in violation of an export ban that had been in force since 2014, Belgium's Finance Minister Johan Van...