EU Parliament votes financial assistance for countries affected by COVID-19

By |marec 27th, 2020|cohesion policy, COVID19, EU Solidarity Fund, EU structural funds, European Council, European Parliament, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Younous Omarjee|

Following an urgent procedure, the European Parliament on Thursday (26 March) almost unanimously backed two packages of financial support for countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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No more coronavirus masks from us, Huawei says

By |marec 26th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, EU, Europe, Huawei, Mask Diplomacy, masks, News|

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will halt its European mask donation programme for fear of becoming embroiled in a wider geopolitical powerplay, following comments from the EU's Foreign Chief Josep Borrell that a ‘politics of generosity’ is being played out, as well as a 'global battle of narratives'. 

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EU’s Breton defends COVID-19 telecoms data acquisition plans

By |marec 26th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, data protection, ePrivacy, EU, european health data space, GDPR, health data, News, Privacy, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton has defended plans to obtain mobile data from EU telecom firms during the coronavirus outbreak, saying the acquisition of certain datasets allows for a clearer reading of "the impact of the...

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Commission touts importance of ‘data for common good’ amid COVID-19 privacy concerns

By |marec 25th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, data, data protection, EU, News, Privacy, symptom tracker, Thierry Breton, ZOE|

The European Commission will task EU governments with establishing structures that facilitate the use of data for the 'common good' before the end of the year. The executive is hoping that the response to the Coronavirus crisis can demonstrate the powe...

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Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

By |marec 25th, 2020|#Media4EU, coronavirus, COVID19, media, News|

In this Open Letter to the President of the EU Commission, media stakeholders and experts, in a personal capacity, along with MEPs and former MEPs ask for the Commission to support trust in public action, and to help sustain the media in this testing t...

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Commission hits out at online COVID-19 scams

By |marec 24th, 2020|consumer protection, coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, Didier Reynders, EU, News, products, scams|

The European Commission has rebuked online platforms including Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba and eBay for the alleged "proliferation of deceptive marketing techniques" that exploit consumers' fear of Coronavirus for economic gain.

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YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus

By |marec 20th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, News, YouTube|

Alphabet's YouTube said on Friday (20 March) it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avert internet gridlock as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to working from home.

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European Parliament to roll out ‘distance voting’ technology for MEPs

By |marec 19th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, News, Technology|

Administrative staff at European Parliament have been tasked with developing technology that will "facilitate the remote participation" of MEPs during the prolonged period of remote working brought on as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, documents ...

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Phishing emails, trojans and spam in the age of the Coronavirus

By |marec 19th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, Cybersecurity, Digital, News, Technology|

Phishing emails, trojans and spam are now spreading over the Internet. Experts estimate that more than three percent of coronavirus websites that have been created since the beginning of the year contain malicious content.

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Commission: Internet ‘under strain’ amid COVID-19 overuse

By |marec 19th, 2020|bandwith, Breton, coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, internet, Netflix, News, Thierry Breton|

The EU's internet infrastructure is 'under strain' and a series of measures should be implemented by online streaming platforms as a means to mitigate the higher demand for bandwidth amid the current coronavirus quarantine period, the European Commissi...

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