Brussels attacks – Police were keeping an eye on Khalid El Bakraoui

Brussels attacks – Police were keeping an eye on Khalid El Bakraoui

Federal police searched Khalid El Bakraoui’s house just twenty days before the Paris attacks. El Bakraoui was behind the attack on the Maelbeek metro station on the 22nd of March 2016, De Morgen reported on Saturday. The paper got access to a police report that describes how El Bakraoui asked friends to gather “as much Kalachnikov ammunition as possible” during the summer of 2015. Investigators bugged his phone, placed him under surveillance and photographed him while he was meeting with a buyer. His house was searched on the 21st of…

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Europe paves the way for the development of super-fast internet

Europe paves the way for the development of super-fast internet

The European Union has got one step closer to developing super-fast internet. The European Parliament and the member States have reached a political compromise on releasing the radio spectrum for 5G from 2020. They reached agreement on a number of key elements in the “telecoms” packet on Thursday. The European Commission wants to use this to launch the development of super-fast internet in Europe. They have agreed on the release of radio frequencies from 2020, the attribution of 20 year licences to provide businesses with more investment security and closer…

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EU and UK on Brexit collision course?

EU and UK on Brexit collision course?

This week has seen EU and UK clarifying their positions on how to solve the outstanding issues in the withdrawal agreement after the negotiators made some progress last December in the first phase of the negotiations. EU presented a 100 pages long draft withdrawal agreement on Wednesday which translates the joint report from the negotiators into legal terms. One important issue is a protocol on how to avoid a hard border on Ireland. “If the UK has better ideas on how to avoid a hard border while preserving the integrity…

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