EU trade chief Hogan returns to Washington as auto tariffs loom

By |februar 6th, 2020|car tariffs, EU, News, Phil Hogan, trade war, US|

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan returned to Washington on Thursday (6 Febrero) for talks with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer designed to improve transatlantic ties as the threat of auto tariffs looms.

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5G rollout will lead to an ‘increased exposure to attacks,’ EU says

By |januar 29th, 2020|5G, China, EU, News, telecommunications, US|

5G security standards are set to be bolstered across the EU, amid fears that non-EU states may be trying to infiltrate the bloc's next-generation mobile technology networks. The EU has, however, pledged not to exclude any specific suppliers, despite he...

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UK to make Huawei decision today, amid intensifying US pressure

By |januar 28th, 2020|5G, Huawei, News, UK, US|

Huawei's future involvement in the UK's future 5G network infrastructure hangs in the balance today (28 January), as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits down with members of the UK's National Security Council to come to an agreement on the Chinese teleco...

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Merkel defends financial crisis management legacy before economic elite in Davos

By |januar 24th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Davos 2020, EU foreign policy, financial crisis, Greece, Iran, Migration, News, trade, US|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her tough stand and the austere fiscal policy she pursued in response to the financial crisis that shook up the eurozone in 2008 as she addressed the World Economic Forum on Thursday (23 January).

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Davos 2020 diary – day #3

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Brexit, David Sassoli, Davos 2020, digital tax, Donald Trump, News, Pedro Sanchez, Prince Charles, trade tensions, Ursula von der Leyen, US, Volodymyr Zelensky|

Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.

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Von der Leyen and Trump fine tune transatlantic relations in Davos

By |januar 21st, 2020|Donald Trump, News, trade tensions, Ursula von der Leyen, US, World Economic Forum|

European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen met US President Donald Trump in Davos on Tuesday (21 January) and vowed to move forward the transatlantic agenda after a period of tense relations and trade threats between the two allies.

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Talks on digital tax with U.S. remain difficult – France’s Le Maire

By |januar 21st, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital services tax, digital tax, EU, News, US|

France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (21 January) talks with the United States on the taxation of digital companies “remained difficult” despite a pledge from the two countries to avoid a trade war until at least the end of this year.

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‘International alignment’ required on future AI rules, Google chief says

By |januar 20th, 2020|artificial intelligence, EU, Google, News, US|

Google chief Sundar Pichai has called for 'international alignment' and 'an agreement on core values' in the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence. But positions of the EU and the US on the issue diverge, following the recent leak of European Commission papers detailing a crackdown on facial recognition technologies.

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Europeans seek ‘lawful’ ways of intercepting 5G communications

By |januar 15th, 2020|5G, EU, Huawei, News, Spying, UK, US, wiretapping, Ylva Johansson|

The European Commission is working alongside Europol and EU member states to "identify appropriate ways of preserving lawful interception capabilities in 5G networks," said Ylva Johansson, the EU's Home Affairs Commissioner.

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Eurozone growth driven by services, weighed down by industry slump

By |januar 7th, 2020|China, Economy, Eurozone, France, Germany, Growth, Italy, Markit, News, private sector, Stagnation, Tertiary sector, US|

While the eurozone's private sector stagnated until December 2019, the manufacturing sector saw a prolonged slump. It is the services sector that continues to drive the Eurozone's growth. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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