MEP: Commission “irresponsible” of the risks to health caused by 5G

MEP: Commission “irresponsible” of the risks to health caused by 5G

The European Commission is “irresponsible” in not addressing the health risks associated with the future rollout of next-generation mobile network, Bulgarian MEP Ivo Hristov has said. His comments echo concerns recently highlighted by EU telecoms ministers, related to “non-technical” elements of 5G cybersecurity, as the debate continues around Europe’s ability to keep pace with the rest of the world on 5G deployment. However, discussion over the potential health risks of establishing denser network infrastructures consisting of considerably higher capacities has recently surfaced as a growing concern among Parliamentarians in Brussels….

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The UK economy has fallen to the lowest point since 2009

The UK economy has fallen to the lowest point since 2009

The British economy had its worst quarter since 2009, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Tuesday. The economy flatlined month-on-month in October, after two months of decline. Services expanded by 0.2% from August-to-October, offsetting a 0.7% contraction in manufacturing and 0.3% in construction. Reflecting a drop in manufacturing exports, Britain’s goods trade deficit widened to £14.5bn in October, up from £11.5bn in September. The pound shrugged off the low growth, gaining both against the dollar and the Euro. The pound broke over €1.19 on Monday, for the first…

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Soros Orchestra: the next chapter in Hungary, article 7 odyssey

Soros Orchestra: the next chapter in Hungary, article 7 odyssey

The General Affairs Council held a thematic hearing on Tuesday (10 December) on the ongoing Article 7 procedure against Hungary, tackling the alleged breaches of judicial independence, academic freedom and freedom of expression, particularly media freedom. While no concrete steps were adopted, the Council’s Finnish presidency that made rule of law its priority was satisfied with the discussion. “I think today’s work on the rule of law issue shows that there is the necessary commitment and that is good news for the future work,” said Tytti Tuppurainen, the presiding Finnish…

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