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Merkel opens IT fair with China showcasing rise

HANOVER, Germany–German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. Merkel — who has visited China seven times in a decade — will meet Vice Premier Ma Kai as more than 600 Chinese companies exhibit their tech marvels at the CeBIT fair in the western city of Hanover. 9 more words


Step By Step We Move Towards War

Russia Responds To Threats From EU’s Juncker With Typical Bluntness

When the President of the European Commission, the former Luxembourg first minister Jean Claude Drunkard… 1,597 more words


Europe's FTTH Subs to Double by 2019

By the end of 2019, according to ’s forecast, that number should have risen to almost 62 million, representing about 19% of the 324 million households in those 44 countries. 67 more words

Streaming Production

Italy's €6bn broadband plan: Spread 100Mbps far and wide, fill in the rural notspots

The Digital Agenda, which all EU member states have signed up to, stipulates all countries in the union must ensure that 100 percent of their citizens have internet access at speeds of at least 30Mbps by 2020, and by the same year 50 percent of the population must have access to speeds of 100Mbps or more. 51 more words

Streaming Policy & Ethics

The E.U. and the 300 Dead Refugees

Happy Shrove Tuesday! Also known as Pancake Day!! I admit I probably won’t be eating pancakes today, so if you’re reading this and you’ve had a pancake, or planning to, I am very jealous of you! 809 more words

A Sparkling Interview with Alfred Grosser

Alfred Grosser, Anne Hidalgo and Manuel Valls

The French political scientist Alfred Grosser emigrated from Germany to France in 1933 at the age of eight. He devoted his life to enlightening the Germans about France and the French about Germany, and has received high honours in Germany. 295 more words

Don't Wait For A Ban - Stop Buying Animal-Tested Cosmetics Today

National bans on animal testing for cosmetics are gaining momentum. The European Union, Norway, Israel, and India have all passed national legislation to inhibit animal testing in the creation of cosmetics. 397 more words

Animal Cruelty