China to France: do not allow Huawei discrimination in 5G networks

China to France: do not allow Huawei discrimination in 5G networks

The Chinese embassy in Paris on Sunday (9 February) urged the French government not to discriminate against Huawei as it selects suppliers for its 5G mobile network, saying it feared the company would face more constraints than rivals. China’s Huawei, a global giant in telecoms network equipment, is the centre of an international political storm as the United States seeks to convince countries to ban the company from their mobile networks. Washington says its technology could allow “back doors” for Chinese spying – an allegation denied by Huawei and Beijing….

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Member States “in the Dark” on Commission Talks with US

Member States “in the Dark” on Commission Talks with US

A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal, various diplomats and European officials told EURACTIV. When Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with US President Donald Trump in Davos (Switzerland) in late January, she said she would travel to Washington soon and both sides would reach an agreement to settle the trade dispute “in a few weeks”. Von der Leyen was…

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Shelter in Greece for refugees “only for a fixed period” and reversible – Minister

Shelter in Greece for refugees “only for a fixed period” and reversible – Minister

Greece will only grant refugee protection for three years as it struggles to integrate foreigners, the conservative government’s migration minister Notis Mitarachi said in remarks published Sunday (9 February). Greece last year was the first EU port of entry for migrants and has struggled to manage the influx, with many kept in overcrowded camps on the Aegean Greek islands near the Turkish coast. “The asylum we grant has a duration of three years, it is not indefinite,” Mitarachi told To Vima weekly. “If conditions change in a country (of origin),…

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