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  • UK grants China's Huawei limited role in building nation's 5G network

    UK grants China's Huawei limited role in building nation's 5G network

    Britain on Tuesday greenlighted a limited role for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in the country’s 5G network, but underscored that “high risk vendors” would be excluded from “sensitive” core infrastructure. London’s decision, following a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, came shortly after Brussels said it would allow Huawei a limited 5G role in the European Union.

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  • EU Commissioner says door for dialogue with Poland is open

    EU Commissioner says door for dialogue with Poland is open

    The door to a dialogue between Poland and the EU on judicial reform is open and the EU hopes to find a long-term solution to tensions between Warsaw and Brussels, values and transparency commissioner Vera Jourova said on 28 January. Jourova is in Warsaw to meet officials, including Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, to discuss reforms to the judicial system, including a new law that critics say would muzzle judges. 

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  • Travel firms cancel trips to China as virus fears grow

    Travel firms cancel trips to China as virus fears grow

    Tour operators across Europe have started to cancel trips to China and offering customers refunds for bookings to the country as concerns grow about the spread of the new flu-like virus that has killed over 100 people and infected some thousands, news wires reported. Steps to limit travel to China come after Beijing extended the Lunar New Year holiday and many businesses shut or told staff to work from home to curb the infection.

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  • Six Eurozone banks fell short of ECB capital demands

    Six Eurozone banks fell short of ECB capital demands

    Six Eurozone banks have fallen short of the European Central Bank’s capital requirements and have been told to shore up their balance sheets or face tighter controls, ECB said on Tuesday. The Eurozone’s top banking supervisors kept both their mandatory capital requirements and their “guidance”, which is not binding, unchanged from the previous year, at an average 2.1% and 1.5%, respectively. 

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  • Erasmus+ confirmed as life-changing experience

    Erasmus+ confirmed as life-changing experience

    More than 10 million people have participated in Erasmus+ programme over the last three decades, and it turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them, the Erasmus+ 2018 annual report showed. “Erasmus+ has become for our younger generations a gateway to Europe and to the world. It is one of the EU's most tangible achievements,” Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said on Tuesday at a stakeholder event in Brussels

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  • Poland to sign $4.6bn F-35 fighter jet deal on Friday

    Poland to sign $4.6bn F-35 fighter jet deal on Friday

    Poland will sign a contract worth $4.6bn for 32 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Monday. The signing ceremony will take place on Friday in Deblin, eastern Poland. Poland has long been expected to buy the jets as part of efforts to bolster its armed forces in the face of renewed Russian assertiveness in eastern Europe, Reuters commented.

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  • Western Balkans speakers to meet at the European Parliament

    Western Balkans speakers to meet at the European Parliament

    Speakers from the Western Balkans parliaments will gather on Tuesday at the European Parliament, under President David Sassoli's patronage, to discuss European prospects for their region. Parliamentary Speakers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia will be joined by the Speaker of the Parliament of Croatia, the country currently holding the rotating EU Council Presidency.

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  • Charles Michel summons extra EU budget summit

    Charles Michel summons extra EU budget summit

    Invited by Council President Charles Michel, EU leaders will meet in Brussels on 20 February for an extraordinary summit devoted to the Union's long term budget, news wires reported. The summit will aim at bridging divisions on topics such as climate change goals, defence spending, etc. Any further delay might jeopardise both current programmes and policies and the launch of new ones, Michel pointed out.

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