Radio listeners need more time to go digital, says consumer group

Radio listeners need more time to go digital, says consumer group

Radio listeners should be given 10 years to switch from FM to digital technology and for exclusively FM radios, which will eventually become obsolete, to be withdrawn from the market, according to consumer group Test Achats. The switch from FM to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+), the technology that enables listeners to use digital radios, is a decision with “heavy consequences” and requires a transition period that is long enough, the consumer rights association noted. The association urged the Francophone Minister for Media, Jean-Claude Marcourt, to come up with a “clear…

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Belgium did not push for carbon neutrality by 2050 at European Council

Belgium did not push for carbon neutrality by 2050 at European Council

A firm objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 was not included by the European Council in their conclusions. A group of states tried unsuccessfully to convince the European Council to include the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 in their conclusions. Belgium was not part of the group, the Echo reported on Thursday. The conclusions’ project draft, obtained by the newspaper, mention the importance of presenting an ambitious long-term strategy to “endeavour” to achieve carbon neutrality… without elaborating. A handful of member states wanted to go further and requested the…

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