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7 July 2021 - Edition no.249
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POLICY

Why the telecommunications industry must still make its operations, products and services more sustainable

TotalTelecom - 6 JUly 2021

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Net-zero targets are not achievable without digital solutions like 5G, fibre and IoT

TotalTelecom - 6 JUly 2019

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France hopes for 5G market worth €15 billion by 2025

Euractiv - 6 July 2021

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What Vestager can teach Lina Khan on antitrust

Politico - 2 JUly 2021

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EXCLUSIVE EU's planned digital levy to cover hundreds of firms, Vestager says

Reuters - 2 july 2021

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Infighting in Europe and US threatens global tax deal

Politico - 2 JUly 2021

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ePrivacy regulation not a priority for Slovenia’s digital agenda

Euractiv - 1 July 2021

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Focus on

THE CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY REGULATION ADOPTED TO SUPPORT CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE EU


Following the Council’s adoption on 14 June, the European Parliament has adopted the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) regulation. With a budget of 2.07 bn euros (in current prices), the digital part of the CEF, will fund connectivity projects of common EU interest and contribute to deploying Gigabit and 5G networks across the EU.

The current pandemic has highlighted the need for better connectivity and accelerated emergent digitalisation trends. Access to fast, reliable and stable connections allows many to turn to teleworking, take their businesses online and stay connected. Connectivity supports access to online education, public services, digital skills and new opportunities. More so, advanced networks, particularly 5G, can contribute to unleashing widespread innovations across sectors including medicine, manufacturing, transport, automotive and energy sectors
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Digital Competition | Fairer markets, better societies 


The rise of big technology companies has granted few large online platform with unprecedented market power, while allowing digital services to scale. The European Commission has proposed regulation on large platforms to safeguard fair competition in online services and restore markets contestability. What is the expected impact of these rules on consumer choice, innovation and competition in the digital economy? Can the EU lead the way in creating a new global standard, as it did in data protection with the GDPR?

Andreas Schwab (MEP and Rapportuer on the Digital Markets Act) underlined the importance regulating gatekeeping to spark innovation, in his panel discussion at #DigitalPolicyDay with MLex. The full speech and panel discussions on digital networks are now available for replay at the link below:
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Reports

AI Watch - National strategies on Artificial Intelligence: A European perspective, 2021 edition

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JULY 2021

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Are innovative regions more resilient? Evidence from Europe in 2008–2016

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JULY 2021

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Facts & Figures

5G Is Reliably Faster Than 4G  

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

Waste collection in difficult areas such as ports became easier, thanks to #5G. #JellyFishBot, the water decontamination robot, is functional in Marseille & Le Havre, powered by @Orange . The robot can be controlled remotely, but also recognize waste: oran.ge/3qVDiuZ/
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@VESTAGER

Great to meet you @LinaKhanFTC ! We share an ambition to protect & empower consumers, keep our markets fair and open & make sure #BigTech play by the rules. Looking forward to working together 🇪🇺🇺🇸 #antitrust #mergers
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@LiseFuhr

#5G alone can generate an annual increase of €113bn in GDP and 2.4 million new jobs in Europe by 2025. Moreover, a widespread uptake of digital solutions can also reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%. Read the latest #digital insights from #ETNOBCG report: bit.ly/3deOKf1
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@GeSIConnect

GeSI is searching for a full-time Programme Assistant! Click here for more information: bit.ly/3qZ4lWf
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@DIGITALEU

Green light from @Europarl_EN for the #ConnectingEurope Facility With €2 bn for #digital, CEF will: improve connectivity in Europe support better coverage create faster networks Read the news: bit.ly/3wnUqdS
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@ETNOAssociation

We discussed #competition in the digital space with Thomas Kramler ( @EU_Competition ), who stressed the absolute necessity to have a coordinated approach between different regulators for enforcement of the #DMA. Full video from #DigitalPolicyDay: bit.ly/2VfTxr8 @Mlexclusive
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TECH

TikTok lets users apply for jobs with video resumes

Reuters - 7 July 2021

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Chip shortage to hit TV and smartphone OLED displays

Financial Times - 6 July 2021

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Pentagon cancels $10bn Jedi contract with Microsoft after Amazon challenge

The Guardian - 6 July 2021

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Nvidia gives health researchers access to UK supercomputer

Reuters - 6 July 2021

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EU COVID travel certificates go into effect

POLITICO - 1 JULY 2021

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Events
JULY
Euractiv
8 July 2021, Virtual Event

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN THE EU - CHALLENGES IN A FAST-CHANGING WORLD

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PubAffairs BRuxelles,
12 July 2021, Virtual Event

Smart and Sustainable: how can Digitial help the green transition?

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CLOUD TRANSFORMATION CONGRESS,
13 July 2021, Virtual Event

Enabling digital transformation with the power of cloud

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POLITICO,
15 July 2021, Virtual Event

POLITICO’s TECH 28 – 2021 edition

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Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center,
19-22 July 2021, Virtual Event

Cyber Week

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European Economic and Social Committee,
20 July 2021, Virtual Event

The societal and ecological impact of the 5G ecosystem

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