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Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on AP 24 Hour News

AP 24 Hour News

00:34 min | 10 min ago

Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on AP 24 Hour News

"It's from the new variant are emerging outside of Southern Africa where it was first identified This variant is spreading around the world with two cases so far identified here in the UK British prime minister Boris Johnson announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of the Macron variant many countries are imposing new restrictions on travel from Southern Africa including the U.S. we were so slow to act on Delta and the whole world paid such a high price for it Denny Altman is a Professor of immunology at imperial college London Let's try and be forewarned and do it properly this time So I think I can probably use warranted The good thing is that we have monitoring systems around the world to detect these variants very quickly The World Health Organization's Maria van kirkov Already scientists are sharing research with us information with us so that we can take action Open questions include the effectiveness of current vaccines against aron and whether it causes more severe disease There has been no indication of that so far I'm Ben Thomas AP news for this Friday November 26th I'm Jackie Quinn a new variant of COVID-19 is spreading alarm around the world and prompting travel restrictions The U.S. Monday will impose a travel ban from South Africa and 7 other African nations with exceptions for U.S. residents trying to get back home more from our Ben Thomas The World Health Organization has named the new variant on Macron declaring it a highly transmissible virus of concern Meant European Commission president Ursula von der leyen was proposing activate the emergency brake on travel from countries in Southern Africa and other countries affected Meanwhile financial markets fell sharply around the world the Dow lost more than 905 points or 2.5% while the price of oil fell about 13% I'm Ben Thomas Cases have spread from Southern Africa into Belgium Israel and Hong Kong through people traveling Health officials caution more research is needed into this variant and whether current vaccines will be effective Authorities arrested a man in nourish town Pennsylvania for fatally shooting a man who was inside his home eating his Thanksgiving dinner The suspect had been arguing with people out on the street a stray bullet went inside the victim's home There was a shooting at a North Carolina shopping mall three people were injured and Durham police say they have a suspect in custody with more expected shoppers were out in force on Black Friday Although fewer in years past when it was a giant event to scoop up bargains In California Christian McDonald was disappointed he couldn't find the game console He had been looking for But they didn't So I'm just going to go home I guess Music theater legend Stephen Sondheim has died He was 91 years old This is a P news This is disturbing to hear as holiday shipping begins hundreds of FedEx packages have been found in the Woods of Alabama An estimated 300 to 400 FedEx packages were found dumped in a ravine near the small town of Hayden Alabama on Wednesday The blunt county sheriff's office said deputies were sent to guard the scene until FedEx workers could arrive to pick up the packages Sheriff Mark moon said FedEx was sending multiple trucks and drivers from across the south in a statement FedEx said it is reviewing the situation and will take appropriate action I'm Mike Gracia Ukraine's president Vladimir zelensky says that his country's intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russian backed coup to occur next week allegedly involving one of Ukraine's richest oligarchs President Biden has expressed concern about this potential threat and renewed U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and self government I'm Jackie Quinn.

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EC president urges EU citizens to get vaccinated

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00:56 sec | 2 d ago

EC president urges EU citizens to get vaccinated

"European Commission president Ursula von delay and has urged E. U. citizens to get vaccinated and he's promoting the use of booster shots as Europe is at the heart of the new coded nineteen infection way I'm delaying the says nations need to convince more people to get the shots given a quarter you adults are still not fully vaccinated vaccination against covered nineteen save thousands of lives in the European Union but a new wave is hitting us and we need to step up axing nation further the European Commission president also makes clear the importance of taking up the offer of a booster shot says give us an even higher level of protection than the original vaccination they will prevent many hospitalizations and death than the lane reminds citizens you should get the booster shot six months after the original vaccination I'm Charles the last month

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Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on AP 24 Hour News

AP 24 Hour News

00:38 min | 36 min ago

Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on AP 24 Hour News

"World and prompting travel restrictions The U.S. Monday will impose a travel ban from South Africa and 7 other African nations with exceptions for U.S. residents trying to get back home more from our Ben Thomas The World Health Organization has named the new variant Alma cron declaring it a highly transmissible virus of concern When European Commission president Ursula von der leyen was proposing activate the emergency brake on travel from countries in Southern Africa and other countries affected Meanwhile financial markets fell sharply around the world the Dow lost more than 905 points or 2.5% while the price of oil fell about 13% I'm Ben Thomas Cases have spread from Southern Africa into Belgium Israel and Hong Kong through people traveling Health officials caution more research is needed into this variant and whether current vaccines will be effective Authorities arrested a man in Nora's town Pennsylvania for fatally shooting a man who was inside his home eating his Thanksgiving dinner The suspect had been arguing with people out on the street a stray bullet went inside the victim's home There was a shooting at a North Carolina shopping mall three people were injured and Durham police say they have a suspect in custody with more expected Shoppers were out in force on Black Friday although fewer in years past when it was a giant event to scoop up bargains In California Christian MacDonald was disappointed he couldn't find the game console He had been looking for The new switch I let in stock but they didn't So I'm just going to go home I guess Music theater legend Stephen Sondheim has died He was 91 years old This is AP news This is disturbing to hear as holiday shipping begins hundreds of FedEx packages have been found in the Woods of Alabama An estimated 300 to 400 FedEx packages were found dumped in a ravine near the small town of Hayden Alabama on Wednesday The blunt county sheriff's office said deputies were sent to guard the scene until FedEx workers could arrive to pick up the packages Sheriff Mark moon said FedEx was sending multiple trucks and drivers from across the south in a statement FedEx said it is reviewing the situation and will take appropriate action I'm Mike Gracia Ukraine's president Vladimir zelensky says that his country's intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russian backed coup to occur next week allegedly involving one of Ukraine's richest oligarchs President Biden has expressed concern about this potential threat and renewed U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and self government I'm Jackie Quinn.

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"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:34 min | Last month

"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Level in order to reach any kind of objective by 2050 It's been green washed and it's been watered down by the fossil fuel industry and they're lobbying Absolute rubbish says the European Commission But lobbyists are a very familiar sight in the corridors of Brussels You can track some of their activities on the EU's transparency register Fuels Europe's shell type in the name and you can see just how much they spent on lobbying in Brussels in a year Just 5 oil and gas corporations and their lobby groups are estimated to have spent over a quarter of a €1 billion targeting EU decision makers over the last decade But at a climate demo this month in Brussels attended by tens of thousands we found the focus of people's ire was less the European Commission and more the individual EU member states I think the grim deal is a good step in the right direction The problem is there's many many EU member states who are still not really on boards with the ambition that we should have I think that member states are not aligned and what they want and what their priorities are And I do think that the EU is trying but they need to put their foot down a lot harder The tussle and E member states isn't over whether to change its over how fast and how much change will cost Fossil fuels remain key in Europe in powering heavy industries creating jobs providing tax revenues and heating homes and so.

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Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:55 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"The simple loan scheme 130 million pounds in questionable payments perhaps loans but these are loans aren't they stefania So they do have to be repaid So I suppose I can hear people say well what's the problem Yes I mean the companies obviously have 6 years to repay those loans So as of now we don't know how much of this is going to come back to the UK government And now much of those are going to be going to be basically back loans for banks And so the company has been given greater flexibility But we already have many companies that are in liquidation and they're not going to be able to repay those loans And the banks will have to show that they may reasonable effort to collect them back to claim the guarantees So we're still in a third stage where we don't really know how much of the 26 billion I want to be lost And this is taxpayer money isn't it So how did you get the figures Because actually it looks like the government really did not want to release them saying that they were commercially sensitive Yes exactly Kind of makes them we try to get hold of those data last year but our requests were rejected by the British business bank However the UK government was under obligation to share some of the data with the European Commission and before leaving Europe So if the European Commission is actually making some of those data available and this is what we this is how we managed to get them So we are making basically available to the public dataset on 40 9000 entries of loans On Bloomberg radio this week I spoke to bimar who is a conservative MP on our lunchtime political chaplain by Westminster And so I put your reporting to him It was fascinating what he said to Stefani He gave a robust defense He said look this money is small in exchange for propping up the British economy at a time of deep national crisis global crisis in the pandemic And that if there is fraud involved that can be investigated and presumably then prosecuted he mentioned the serious Ford office What is your thought about that Yes of course I mean I think the UK government should really increase the efforts to check whether fraudulent applications were made And making those data available to the public will certainly help So I think they should change stunts and make data available That will help agency to investigate and obviously this is only one of the landings came And we don't even have all the data available So while this can look like a small amount to him compared to what people will have expect in terms of fraud There are still some very there are things known around also other programs bounce back loans for instance where again the data are not publicly available So the forward loss came while there has been there's been very different reports around about fraudulent applications So we're not just talking about the few millions of experiments that are going to be lost Okay There was also one case that you honed in on in particular that you highlighted in your reporting This is a donor to Boris Johnson's Conservative Party also one of the UK's richest financiers This is John beckwith receiving a taxpayer backed relief loan of 3.7 million even though the company that he did it through with hasn't been trading for years Again it sort of won incidents one donor why was that detail important to you Well this is just one of the examples that we found and our I'm still at puzzle by how a company with 60 pounds of assets was able to borrow 3.7 million Of pounds for in loans that were supposed to go to struggling small companies So it's definitely against the spirit of the program It's again some of the speed of the program and other applications that we highlight in the story For instance there is a former banker that has been setting up a company in the middle of the pandemic just a few days before getting the loan and used the money to do M and a acquisitions So operation M and a So buying care homes or their other companies have never been traded There have always been dormant full year I think that access to millions of loans So you really want that where are the controls Yeah Well all the controls And stefania you'll continue your reporting What are you looking to next in terms of response and more investigations As you say doing this reporting in the national interest I guess for the UK but perhaps even around the world of how you deal with the pandemic and propping up an economy Yes exactly I mean I think the message I want to Sam is that more transparency is just the best choice because you know if you are completely transparent there will be automatically less fraud So there is a public interest here You just if you publish those data if you're making it available to everyone then it's also easier to get to get the funds back in the in good time Stefani thank you so much for being with me that is Bloomberg's UK finance reporters stefania splits I'm Caroline Hepburn here in London You can catch us every weekday morning here for Bloomberg day break you at beginning at 6 a.m. in London That's one a.m. on Wall Street John Thanks Caroline Answers to.

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Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

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Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

"Sedans Medici has dissolved the country's transitional governments Alice off to troops arrested the acting prime minister after the early morning arrests of prime minister Abdullah Humm dog and other officials the head of the Medici channel up and felt that Britain announced on state TV that he was dissolving the government on the suffering council the council's a joint military and civilian body created four months off said longtime autocrat Amman but she is also to run the country current Q. tree condemnation from throughout the international community European Commission spokesperson WMS Riley said the European Union were worried about recent developments you is very concerned about Sudan's military forces reportedly putting prime minister hun dock under house arrest U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres tweeted that must be full respect for the constitutional charter to protect the hard won political transition I'm Karen Thomas

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US, EU to launch consultations on tech regulations, trade, China

WSJ Tech News Briefing

01:17 min | 2 months ago

US, EU to launch consultations on tech regulations, trade, China

"First s. e. u. tech trade summit starts today secretary of state antony blinken commerce secretary gina raimondo and us trade representative. Catherine tie will sit down with their european commission counterparts. In pittsburgh the talks are meant to address trade issues around technology including data governance rules and securing supply chains to offset the rise of china and russia. But our reporter. Dan michaels says some issues. Maybe thornier than others. It gets a lot more complicated when you get into specific regulations and how each side overseas these things so for example the eu is much stricter about a personal data than the us. The us has more government surveillance microchips or another area. There's a desire to cooperate because the past year or so has shown how reliant both the. us and europe are on both china but also friendlier places like taiwan and south korea. And there's a desire to develop some independence but what that actually means isn't so clear because us wants the us to be strong. Europe wants europe to be strong so figuring out how they both gain without one losing out to the other. It's it's it's a little dicey

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EU Pledges 200 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses to Africa

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

EU Pledges 200 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses to Africa

"The European Union is today nice another two hundred million coronavirus vaccine doses to Africa to help fight against the corona virus pandemic worldwide this is an investment in solidarity and it is an investment also in global health that's how European Commission president was set up on the land is describing the donation which adds to the two hundred and fifty million doses already pledged the move under school see you wrestled to boost the challenge low income nations are facing in his state of the union address the commission president stressed that global vaccine inequality hot to be addressed sooner rather than later less than one percent of global doses administered in low income countries the scale of injustice and the level of urgency is obvious sign Karen Thomas

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EU Agency Says to Focus on Vaccines First Not Booster Shots

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

EU Agency Says to Focus on Vaccines First Not Booster Shots

"The European union center for disease prevention and control has been urging countries to push ahead with that primary coronavirus vaccine programs the ECDC has played down the need the base to shots of the Cape vaccine preferring to focus on getting everyone that best chance the European Commission has recently announced that on average seventy percent of adults for fifty Bucks unaided across the twenty seven nation bloc but's not all vaccination rates are equal with from countries like Bulgaria and Romania and lacking behind I'm Karen Thomas

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Europes Travel Restrictions and the Fate of Aviations Recovery

Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

01:57 min | 3 months ago

Europes Travel Restrictions and the Fate of Aviations Recovery

"This summer began on a high note for the aviation industry in the us. Kobe nineteen infections were declining. Dramatically and air travel was rebounding sharply europe even reopened to us tourists. Some analysts saw it as the beginning of a fee shape rebound in air travel but as we head into september. The clouds are back cove is surging again in the us because of the highly. Contagious delta variant. The european union has proposed new restrictions on american travelers and the biden administration stubbornly refuses to let europeans in even though europe now has higher vaccination rates and fewer cove infections than north america as the moody blues would sing has the sunshine. We've been waiting for turn to rain here to discuss this all aviation weeks. Executive editor for commercial aviation jens float. He joins us from frankfurt germany. Also joining us as kevin michael's managing director of aerodynamic advisory and irregular. Aviation we calmness jens. Let's start with you. Tell us what's going on in europe with all these new restrictions it's complicated. That's the kind of the bad news part of it. So the european commission has proposed new restrictions for transatlantic travel given the high infection rate that we see in the us basically. It's saying that all nonessential essential traveled from the us should be stopped. Except if you're vaccinated and that the caveat is important because that obviously means that a lot of people will not be affected by this new mechanism. The other uncertainty in this is of course. European member states have to are in charge of zero and rules so the just proposal and it's not always that they all fall. Follow these proposals.

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Volkswagen, BMW Fined $1 Billion by Europe Over Diesel-Tech Collusion

WSJ Minute Briefing

00:18 sec | 5 months ago

Volkswagen, BMW Fined $1 Billion by Europe Over Diesel-Tech Collusion

"European commission levied fines totaling more than a billion dollars on several german automakers. The commission said bmw volkswagen as well as vw's porsche and audi units violated european union antitrust rules by colluding to not compete to develop the best emission systems for diesel powered.

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Daily Tech News Show

03:00 min | 6 months ago

testA highlight from The Social Network for Criminals? - DTNS 4047

"How things changed between freshman and senior year if you want a wider conversation on our expanded show. Good day internet. You never know where you're going to get on the internet either but you can know by becoming a member at patriot dot com slash gs. Let's start with a few things you should know are well. Apple's mac shipments in the first quarter experienced a year on year growth of thirty five point seven percent according to catalysts estimates sounds great however apple's market share of the computer market fell from twenty five percent in q one hundred twenty two nine thousand nine point five percent in the same quarter this year following from first to second place with hp leading all vendors in the us with over seven million devices shipped followed by lenovo and samsung reporting growth of ninety three and one hundred sixteen percent respectively google announcing a blog. Post that starting. In september will make five search provider options visible almost all android devices when people are setting them up and also make participation free for eligible search providers which will be displayed in random. Or so the. Google won't always show up first. The european commission said the tweaks were positive. Following it's twenty eighteen. Order that google offer more choice to rivals google stadia game streaming service will launch on chromecast with google tv june. Twenty third along with the number of android tv devices such as invidious shield. Tv unsupported device owners can opt into experimental support to play stadia need compatible bluetooth controller or google stadia controller to play. Bitcoin price fell almost eleven percent after a. Us government task force recovered. Most of the ransom paid too. Dirk side the cyber criminal gang that launch day cyber attack on colonial pipeline if investigators say they were able to access the private key of one of the hackers bitcoin wallets and these cyber security and security agency or ceaser has launched a vulnerability disclosure program allowing ethical hackers report security flaws to federal agencies. The platform will allow civilian federal agencies to receive triage and fix security vulnerabilities and will also help us share information about security flaws between other agencies. All right let's talk a little bit about some security flaws on the side of cyber operation so the australian federal police and the us fbi announced that a recent three year joint sting operation dubbed ironside lead to the arrest of more than eight hundred suspects in organized crime. All over the world the authorities used the encrypted device network and app called a nam. that's a nominal zero only available on customized phones that exclusively used the app as their own the communication platform so to phone burner phone. You're only doing one thing with it. There's no other information on this phone now. This let authorities read up to twenty five million messages in real time because the authorities were the ones behind it. Officials reportedly took control of a non back

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Catch-up Mustered: Europes Vaccination Drive

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:43 min | 6 months ago

Catch-up Mustered: Europes Vaccination Drive

"A covert passport scheme launched this week could soon allow vaccinated travelers to roam freely throughout the european union people. It's a great european achievement. Seven countries are already issuing digital certificates and all member states could be using them by july as restrictions. Lift vaccination numbers rise outdoor dining returns. It appears that the block as a firm hand on the pandemic but even just a few months ago that wasn't at all the case the eu has a waste ago and is vaccination drive less than a quarter of adults are now fully vaccinated compared to about half in america or britain stanley. All rights for the economist from peres. The good news is that supply. Bottlenecks in europe finally eased and national inoculation drives a really starting to take shape which is to say. The eu is catching up with britain america. Other vaccine leaders catching pretty fast. Europe wants seventy percent of its adult population fully vaccinated by the end of the summer. If it manages that it would actually be on par or even beyond the us where vaccination rates are steadily falling. That goal seemed implausible. A few weeks ago now it might just get. They're getting doses. Getting actual vaccine was the biggest problem but now they're coming in thick and fast just to give you an idea. In the three months ending on june thirtieth the eu expects member states for whom it's been buying these vaccines to receive over four hundred million jobs. That's nearly one per citizen in the eu and it's four times the figure for the first three months of the year by the end of twenty twenty one according to european commission estimates. The you could be making three billion vaccines a year.

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EU Leaders Express Support for Holding Tokyo Olympics

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 6 months ago

EU Leaders Express Support for Holding Tokyo Olympics

"The talk to leaders of the European Union expressed support and confidence in the take your Olympics despite growing opposition in Japan because of the crowd of virus pandemic European Commission president it was sort of Underland said she was satisfied with the safety measures in place at the games the signal that from the European Union a one hundred more than one hundred million doses of vaccines have been authorized to be exported to Japan also is a strong sign that we support any preparation for the Olympic Games games and the safety of these games any error physician representing a Japanese medical body warned that holding the the spy and take care of the picks in two months could lead to the spread of variants of the coronavirus initially planned last year to take your Olympics have been delayed by a year because of the times that make the scheduled to open on July the twentieth that I'm Karen Thomas

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EU Asks Belgian Court to Fine AstraZeneca

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:59 min | 6 months ago

EU Asks Belgian Court to Fine AstraZeneca

"The european union and vaccine producer. Astrazeneca are attempting to settle their differences in brussels court today. The e contends that astrazeneca has been slow to deliver the doses of covid nineteen vaccines was contractually obliged to and that at least fifty million doses the e. You should have had were sent elsewhere. Astrazeneca unsurprisingly disputes. This cynical souls have suggested that. The eu is seeking to deflect blame for a generally slow rollout of covid nineteen vaccines especially when measured against the progress of recent. You abscond e the united kingdom. Well joining me now. From brussels fronts twentyfold europe editor. Catherine nicholson She's joined also by independent legal expert. Get vancouver who is joining us from leuven catherine first of all to the basics of the case itself. What is the use case here in what of i hoping to gain from this i say the european commission signed a contract with seneca supply Vaccine doses at the end of august last year and it paid two hundred twenty four million euros astrazeneca a full ingredients for these vaccines in september of twenty twenty so the commission is saying that contracts to astra zeneca to deliver three hundred million indexes affects seem by the end of june this year But it's now expecting to receive just fifty million even the listens per we remember that astrazeneca said earlier in the yet they have some production problems therefore saving issues as we know with experts being restricted from various places around the world the european commission. Oversees saying this is not what they contracts it. That's their arguments And they are demanding. That's more doses be delivered And it's essentially arguing that astrazeneca's failed to honor contractual commitments. To deliver vaccine doses. On the other hand astra zeneca says that this case is without

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From out of Thin Air: Belarus Dissidents' Fates

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:00 min | 6 months ago

From out of Thin Air: Belarus Dissidents' Fates

"Belarus is facing mounting pressure over its detainment of dissident journalist remond porta savage and his girlfriend sofia pay last night. Mississauga appeared in a video. Ostensibly confessing to publishing information about belarusian officials but looking extremely uncomfortable. Let's here on sunday. The country's president alexander lukashenko had ordered the payers flight from greece to lithuania to be diverted to belarus's capital. Minsk were arrested mr. His mother. Natalia has called on the international community to help. I said that. The person giving american president joe biden has called belarus's actions outrageous and i love. Underline president of the european commission said there would be new sanctions on belarus. This is an attack on democracy. This is an attack on freedom of expression and this is an attack on european sovereignity and this outrageous behavior needs a strong answer but putting meaningful pressure on. The regime won't be easy. It was very clear from the beginning that this was ordered by alexander lukashenko himself the president. The dictator of belarus ruled it for twenty. Six years are cutting ostrovsky. Economists russia editor to international audience. They said there was a bomb alert. They received an email over tanner's threat so the instructed the pilots to make a u-turn and landed minsk airport. No explosive obviously found because none were ever planted for the domestic audience. Interestingly enough there was a different message a few days earlier one of the security chiefs and belarus said they were going to hunt down all the opposition leaders who they consider to be

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EU Signs New Deal With Pfizer-BioNTech, Hungary Opts Out

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 6 months ago

EU Signs New Deal With Pfizer-BioNTech, Hungary Opts Out

"The European Union has signed a new deal with fines up by on tech but one block country hungry is opting out the bloc's executive arm this finalized a flood faxing contract with FISA biotech food twenty twenty three for an additional one point eight billion doses of that could be nineteen shots to share between the blocks countries except for hungry the European Commission says the contract which is agreed on behalf of all twenty seven EU countries early this month will allow the bond of nine hundred million doses of the current Schultz I'm over serum adopted to the viruses veterans with an option to purchase an extra nine hundred million of them I'm Charles de Ledesma

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EU Ready to Discuss Vaccine Technology Sharing

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

EU Ready to Discuss Vaccine Technology Sharing

"Europe one swift progress on sharing with nineteen vaccine technology European Commission president Sheila von delay and says she wants to open up a discussion on an American proposal to share because the vaccine technology to help speed up the end of the pandemic we are ready to discuss how the US proposal for waiver on intellectual property protection for covered vaccines could help achieve that objective in a video address in Brussels the lane says meanwhile in the short run we call upon all vaccine producing countries to allow exports and to avoid any restrictive measures I'm Charles the last month

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European Commission Unveils Plan to Tackle Foreign Subsidies

The Daily

02:08 min | 7 months ago

European Commission Unveils Plan to Tackle Foreign Subsidies

"It block deals with foreign companies if those companies get unfair subsidies from their governments. You don't have to read too terribly closely between the lines to see the EU was talking about China here as the global search for leverage over the world's second biggest economy. Seems to be waning event marketplaces to replenish or has that one European leaders are increasingly worried that China's state heavy economic system is threatening their own companies. James Lewis is with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He says China and Europe have a history here about a decade ago. The Chinese through a combination of industrial has been nauseous and economies of scale from the local market and huge government subsidies, basically ate the solar panel market and drove the Europeans out of the business. Europe's new rules are trying to level the economic playing field. Concern over human rights is another factor. Other governments also concerned President Biden is reportedly circulating proposals targeting China. The G seven summit David Dollar is with the Brookings Institution. We and the Europeans we can control who invest in our economy Who's able to do mergers and acquisitions in our economy that there lots of other areas where we just do not have any leverage. Anything that China does within its territory from subsidies to human rights is probably out of reach, he says Jennifer Hillman with the Council on Foreign Relations. Says China's growing influence as an investor and infrastructure through its international belt and road initiative has made it harder for some countries to confront him. And Hillman says the U. S is partly to blame. It's very hard when we're going around the world telling everyone don't use wall weighs five G when we do not have a five G alternative to offer we're concerned about the degree to which China is building all of this high speed rail around the world, but we do not have a high speed rail alternative to offer. Governments have called for a level playing field with China. But for now it is a moving playing field in the U. S and its allies are just trying to find their footing in New York. I'm sorry, banish shorts for marketplace.

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EU Plans Summer Opening for Vaccinated Tourists

All Things Considered

00:40 sec | 7 months ago

EU Plans Summer Opening for Vaccinated Tourists

"Travelers have been fully vaccinated may be allowed into Europe this summer. Teri Schultz reports the European Union is considering a proposal to ease restrictions for non essential travel among those who have been vaccinated for covert 19. The latest recommendation from the European Commission would allow tourism by everyone who has received vaccinations approved by the block. Which includes AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Madonna and Fizer. People coming from countries with a very low infection rates would also be allowed to travel. Even if they haven't had their shots. Regardless of the EU wide proposal, Individual governments still have the right to enforce their own rules, such as requiring negative tests at their borders.

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European Commission Charges Apple With Antitrust Violations

Daily Tech Headlines

00:18 sec | 7 months ago

European Commission Charges Apple With Antitrust Violations

"European commission charged apple with antitrust violations saying apple abused its market position by making music streaming apps. Use it's inept. Payment system and distorted competition by limiting how developers could inform users of cheaper ways to subscribe outside the app. The case stems from an antitrust complaint filed by spotify in march two thousand nineteen

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E.U. Chief Ursula Von Der Leyen Blames Sexism for Turkey Chair Snub

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 7 months ago

E.U. Chief Ursula Von Der Leyen Blames Sexism for Turkey Chair Snub

"European Commission president Ursula von Irland says she was treated poorly recently during a meeting with Turkey's president simply because she's a woman blunder lane is the first woman to be commission president there were three people at the meeting only two chairs were set out the two men took the chairs she sat on a large so far away from the man I felt hurt and I felt alone Bader lane wonders if this would have happened if she wore a suit and tie in the pictures of previous meetings I did not see any shortage of chips but then again I did not see any women in these pictures by that she did not blame the two men at the meeting including Turkish president Erdogan the other man the eagles Charles Michelle apologized saying he should have given up his seat I'm a Donahue

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"european commission" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"It is truly a Christmas miracle. President Trump and First lady Melania Trump in a video message, part of their video message posted today, even as Corona virus vaccines are being distributed in the U. S, and the CDC says over one million people have gotten the first dose. A new model. Projecting the U. S death toll from the pandemic will reach by April 567,000 and that could go to 731,000. If states do do ease restrictions, this is Washington today. A week before the deadline. Britain and the 27 Nation European Union reaching a tentative free trade deal to allow for a smoother economic split between the two that split known as Brexit it British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking in London. So I'm very pleased to tell you that this afternoon that we have completed the biggest trade deal yet worth £660 billion year a comprehensive Canada style free trade deal between the UK and the EU a deal that will protect jobs across this country if you allow Goods, UK goods and companions to be sold without terrorists and without quotas in the EU market, a deal which will if anything, allow our companies and our exporters to do even more business with our European friends and yet Which achieves something that the people of this country instinctively knew. Walls doable. Which they were told was impossible. We've taken back control of our laws and our destiny. We've taken back control of every job on tittle off regulation in a way that is complete on bettered from January. The first we are outside the Customs Union on outside the single market British laws will we made solely by the British parliament. Interpreted by UK judge judges sitting in UK courts and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will come to an end. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson both Britain and the European Parliament's will Need to vote to ratify this agreement for it to take effect. Not sure that's going to happen before January 1st in Brussels, European Commission President Ursula von DeLay in praising the deal. The U rules and standards will be respected. We have effective tools to react if fair competition is distorted and impacts our trade. Secondly, we will continue cooperating with U K in all areas of mutual interest, for example, in the field of climate change, energy, security and transport together with Will achieve more than we do apart. And Thirdly, we have secured 5.5 years off full predictability for our fishing communities and strong tools to incentivize to remain so off course, This whole debate has always bean about serenity, but we should capture the sound bites and ask ourselves what sovereignity Actually means in the 21st century. For me, it is about being able to seamlessly do work Travel study and do business in 27 countries. It is about pooling our strength and speaking together in a world full of great powers, and in the time of crisis, it is about pulling each other up. Instead of trying to get back to your Eat alone and the European Union shows how this works in practice, and no deal in the world can change reality or gravity in today's economy and today's world we are one off the Giants European Commission president or Slovan delay in It was 4.5 years ago that Britain voted narrowly to leave the European Union. The political Brexit was January 31st of this year and now the economic Brexit taking place with the start of 2021 when people and goods will no longer be able to freely move back and forth between great Britain and the EU countries. Ahead of Christmas. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has been very busy following Santa Claus, commander of Nora General Glen Van Herk. Explaining how those Santa tracker tradition began. Started with an accident back in 1955. When a department store accidentally published a flyer with the wrong number..

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"european commission" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"805 183 84 really factor dot com. The European Commission says it's appealing a court ruling that overturned in order for Ireland repay billions of dollars in back taxes from Apple. The European Commission originally ruled that Apple owed $15 billion in unpaid taxes. That the agreement island made with the company was an illegal state aid. Apple and island took the decision to court where they want, but the European Commission is now seeking to have that ruling reversed. The top U. Competition official, Margaret Avesta said it was a top priority of the commission that all companies pay their fair share of tax. Otherwise, she said the public purse would be deprived of funds for investments, which were acutely needed now to support Europe's economic recovery. It's the BBC's Andrew Walker reporting hundreds of anti cold protesters entered of mine in western Germany protest ng the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels. Breaking news and analysis the townhall dot com One lawmaker is fighting attempts to change the name of Mount Rushmore, A California resident has proposed changing the name of about into big moon talk up. Ah ha! Which means Cool mountain. It was the name given to the baton by the Lakota people represented Dusty Johnson in South Dakota introduced legislation earlier this summer that would prohibit not only changing the monument's name but also bar using federal funds to alter, destroy or remove the likeness of any of the faces on the memorial. The idea of changing the name of the South Kota Monument gained momentum in 2015 after the Obama administration changed the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali. Patrick false reporting. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife have both tested positive for the Corona virus. The governor is showing no symptoms while his wife's symptoms are mild. Couples isolating for 10 days while they're working remotely from home. Check out more in the stories log onto townhall dot com. I'm Rhonda Rocks,.

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"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"News with Sue Montgomery, a man armed with an axe has attacked two people near the former officers off the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Both sustained serious injuries. Police say they have made two arrests. He was Scofield is in Paris. The attack was on the street right outside the very building where Charlie Hebdo used to be based on where the massacre of its staff took place five years ago. Two employees of a TV production company that has offices in the same building. We're having a cigarette when a man came at them with an axe. He then ran off. Someone answering his description was arrested a short time later at Bastille, the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 attacks is currently underway in Paris. The European Commission says it's appealing against a court ruling. That overturned in order for island to recoup billions of dollars in back taxes from Apple, the computer corporation. In a statement, the commission said the decision in July but the use General court Raised important questions about applying state aid rules in respect of tax his under Walker. The European Commission originally ruled that Apple owed $15 billion in unpaid taxes. That the agreement island made with the company was an illegal state aid. Apple and island took the decision to court where they want, but the European Commission is now seeking to have that ruling reversed. The top U. Competition official, Margaret Avesta said it was a top priority of the commission that all companies pay their fair share of tax. Otherwise, she said the public purse would be deprived of funds for investments which were acutely needed now to support Europe's economic recovery. A senior cardinal ordered to resign, but the pope has protested against the way he was dismissed. And rejected the accusations against him. Giovanni Angelo bed, Chu said he had pleaded with the pontiff not to force him to go. The dismissal is linked to a controversial property deal in London during Cardinal better choose time as the Vatican's deputy secretary of state. Mark Loneliness in Rome. In a reportedly tense meeting, the pope is said to have confronted the cardinal over church money he had given to co operatives on businesses run by his brother's, including one used to renovate the Holy See Embassy in Cuba. And another that ran a charitable association. The cardinal denies some claims and says others did not constitute a crime. His dismissal lays bare once again the scandals that have beset the top levels of the church in recent years. And potentially creates a new enemy. For Pope Francis. Thousands of farmers across India have been protesting against new lawns, which could change the way they sell what they grow. The controversial reforms and all farmers to sell directly to private companies rather than through government regulated wholesale markets. World news from the BBC It says W. One might see in New York. I'm David first governor, Cuomo says he's setting up a task force to plan for the distribution of a covert 19 vaccine. When it becomes available, the group will decide who gets immunized first how to share it among local health departments. And how to track who has received it. The governor says the panel will also review if the vaccine is safe, though they do not play a role in vaccine approval. Frankly, I'm not going to trust the federal government's opinion. And I wouldn't recommend to New Yorkers based on the federal government's opinion. Cuomo says he's concerned President Trump might intervene in the approval process. The Food and Drug Administration is considering new guidelines for approval of a vaccine that could delay it past election Day. But earlier this week President Trump claims the White House could overrule them. More than 100. New York City schools have reported a positive covert 19 case, and many are remaining open. Gothamist publisher Jake Dopkin is mapping the buildings. He says there aren't any major clusters in a specific area yet. They're spread all over the city. But there do appear to be concentrations emerging in a few neighborhoods, including Bensonhurst in Midwood and in the South West Bronx, But has more data comes in the pattern will become clear. Data is being reported by the city's Department of Education. Every 1 to 2 days all schools will close if New York City's infection rate reaches 3% over a seven day period, But one school could be closed. If two cases were found in different classrooms. You confined the interactive map at gothamist dot com slash cove in schools. New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bill that could free about 3000 people from prison early to protect them from covert 19. The bill now goes to Governor Phil Murphy's desk. The state's prisons have the highest corona virus death rate in the country. 64 degrees right now. Mostly sunny skies today with a high near 80. Hello and welcome to news from the BBC World Service. We're coming to you live from London. I'm James.

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"european commission" Discussed on Insureblocks

Insureblocks

10:31 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Insureblocks

"Great great and the point is city not consumer protection investor protection. I mean you've got a set of imperative principles of the EU takes in designing that kind of strategy Or takes when considering blockchain the public good is something that is I would imagine is always in the forefront of your mind. Is there like a of principles that that the EU ticks when looking at colleges just blockchain lemon? I think you would say that. We're with a technology neutral approach. I mean where it's a little bit too simplistic to say technology neutral because we do see key technologies like artificial intelligence quantum computing block chain Internet of things that need to be supported with clear. Legal frameworks investments infrastructures in Europe and we are supporting them but in a legislative approach. We don't say that This is blockchain so you have to have a specific antifraud piece of legislation on it. It's ideal that you apply the same consumer protection the same investor protection and this is one of the challenges with digital assets. There are things that the technology can make faster more efficient and you don't want to apply requirements that are linked to a certain business model of the past if not necessary but at the same time you don't necessarily have to repeat that information cannot be fraudulent issue a prospectus And then completely change what you promise to the investor or the consumer or to say you have no responsibility if the decentralized system that people invested in doesn't work anymore if you're one of the the people has been promoting and profiting from it There is a an interesting legal challenge in the in the decentralization. But which in a lot of ways is not completely original Amin. We've had cooperative and partnerships in the past which sometimes even quite large in membership but obviously decentralization. You have to have a certain flexibility which the law accommodates That's if you're applying something that may have been thought of twenty years ago to a silo as single control over a process to a process which might have a hundred thousand or or ten thousand different participants. You have to find a different way too. Pragmatically apply it and an important principle of e you law is proportionately so to accomplish something you don't need to put tore. You cannot put a unproportionate proportionate burden on those who are either being regulated or also those two. How perhaps a right that they want to assert right so one of the Groups that reports into you is the European blockchain observervation work group. Nine understand that it finished or a restarted. I should say last week. Could you tell us a little bit about its objectives and the results of their previous groups? Findings yes I mean. It's As you say we have a little bit. The Implementation. The regulation with The partnership and the services infrastructure and the legal instruments and. Then we have as a another leg of the stool or of the table. You have the knowledge which is the blockchain observatory inform. We kind of look at it as a semi autonomous think tank working for us I mean we fund it and And the funding goes through through my unit through the European Commission but They look at the landscape on subjects. That we decide together and give us an independent point of view on that. So for instance blockchain and the General Data Protection Regulation Blockchain an identity blockchain and governance. Which is one of the paper. That's about to come out blockchain and digital assets blockchain and legal aspects such as smart contracts. All of these are published on the website. There's also videos of the workshops reports of the workshops so both to inform us of everything that's going on out there some of which hopefully no but also bringing in a new insights and and new points of view which may contradict something. We think or sometimes happily see that we're thinking in a in a correct direction or a direction that reflects what's happening in the market or in society and that is that is there rule and it was as a two year public procurement open to any company group of companies and universities and then we did a another one after the two years as a as the contract required. And so now there's a new group coming in that we just we just met with so they haven't started their work. But I mean they'll be continuing the website that's online now and I really would encourage people to look at it if they're interested in blockchain. I mean you also have issues like convergence of blockchain with artificial intelligence and Internet of things. I would say that I find it very interesting. But of course I'm somebody in the space so this will continue and And another thing that it did it. Help US organize this convergence. Global Blockchain Congress in Malaga in Spain last year with the International Association of trusted blockchain applications and other parties including the government of Spain. So this is the type of thing that it does brilliant any. He said that all of it he knows of Abelino for the public to go investigate. Is it also open for them to to comment to to add their thoughts onto it or is it more of a one? Wake a communication absolutely. There's there's a community various discussions That is curated by by different groups. And there's a mapping so you can have your your blockchain project or initiative on that map also to inform others and there's also been a advisory groups to it the advisory groups we will probably renew. I mean some people have lost interest because they have other Other mandates the responsibilities now and it's always good to get new people in because two years is a long time in in blockchain and decentralized technologies. So sometime I without over promising Were promising speed because we are obviously in this strange time of of Corona virus. We will probably do a call for proposals to renew the renew the membership and so it'll be people from academia people from the stakeholders world and look forward to that in the coming months. Of course of course I'd like to spend a little bit of time. Not Talking about the European blockchain partnership Could you tell us a little bit of body in Sherman's woods objectives? And what will its first use case be okay? The blockchain partnership is as I said twenty nine countries coming together. There was a ministerial declaration. That was signed and at the ministerial level. Generally ministers of economy or ministers discern responsible for a digital economy digital public services. Were those who signed. And we've moved forward to have a specific groups and assist together with another another group of our colleagues Digi digit. Who are the colleagues responsible for for programming for implementation of ICT in the European Commission and the use cases that we have right now? Our regulatory reporting in the tax and Customs Excise Area A diploma certification a certification of audit documents and self sovereign identity. And these will or several of these will launch this year. I mean we're a little bit affected by the the corona virus not so much that the work has slowed down but data had to say the visibility at the political level is a little lower now. So you don't want to launch a service in a political way when when no one notices it So the work is going on full speed and then we'll see an opportune time which most likely will be in the autumn to announce a launch of and this is a full launch. As I said of one or more of the services and then all of these services Within the next The next year. And then we're adding and a public announcement will come up adding a few more use cases. The one that is known to the public it was announced in the small and medium enterprise in startup strategy was adopted in March this year and this is to explore how small and medium enterprise balans could be issued on the blockchain across the entire digital single market across the twenty seven countries. So there we have a a working group internal to the commission with the financial services colleagues most of all but also consumer colleagues and Then we're going to see how technically we can launch that and that one might be speeded up if seen as opportune in order to address some of the access to finance issues which the which the crisis has only made more obvious and More urgent need indeed. That's definitely Wearing on a lot at the moment because of On Karma virus in different governments have been launching different initiatives.

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"european commission" Discussed on Insureblocks

Insureblocks

13:47 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Insureblocks

"Hello and welcome to inch blocks urine. Decadent podcast to blockchain ans- mark contracts. I'm will eat. Scuff your host for this week's podcast. We be discussing the European Commission approach to blockchain. And I'm very pleased to have Peters Zilkha this head of unit digitalization Blockchain Digital Single Market Directorate at the European Commission Peteris. You've got a lot of titles. Many thank you many. Thanks for joining us today. Could you please give us a brief introduction on yourself? I'm glad to I mean I'm a lawyer by background. I have the JD degree from University of Southern California before they had a political science degree. And though I've never really practiced their California state bar for almost thirty years now and since Two Thousand and five Florence. My Country Latvia joined the European Union. I've been ahead of unit in the European Commission and digital innovation. Blockchain is what I've been working on and you could say to US sometimes perhaps over used term but It's a little bit my passion. I've been interested in walk chain and tech since about two thousand and twelve so perhaps not at the very beginning but at least relatively early for the public service this is also why I'm The original co chair of the Fintech Task Force. I have my second Co-chair coming from the financial services side. And then I'm from digital single market and I mean in both these areas I'm working in legislation and policy in funding infrastructure and research and managing it as well as working with with stakeholders and international cooperation. So it's an interesting bunch of things to work on. I'm glad to be doing it well. As you sitting the key term as passion because you're effectively getting the job of three other men so very impressive So Peter is As it is customary here at Inter blocks. Could you please explain our listeners? What is blockchain? And how does it work? Well glad to try. This is one of these things. It's a little bit of a communications challenge and exercise. But I mean I would say that. It's simply a growing list of records of blocks In a ledger that are linked utilizing cryptography and generally managed by peer to peer network adhering to a protocol for communication between the nodes and then validation of the new blocks that perhaps gets already a little little technical some listeners. But I would say. It's a way of validating transactions and data in an immutable in permanent way. So that you can be sure that they haven't been tampered with and that you don't have double spending of a value and that you can transfer data along with that value. That's the way that we see it and I think it's also important because some people are I think most of all sometimes negative that they say Blockchain is something that's bad because let's say uses a lot of energy if they take the original crew for work and everything that doesn't do that is is not blockchain. I mean we take a very wide view. I mean distributed Ledger Technologies Hash graphs tangle on these types of blockchain inspire technologies is is blockchain for us. I mean we're not trying to freeze history in two thousand and nine. When the BITCOIN paper was Was published or at some other point. It's developing technology and I would say what is really important is the element of decentralization which is not black and white. It is a gradient going from something which may not exist of completely centralized to something which also may not exist of being completely decentralized but actually allowing a degree of decentralization That a single database or even some federated databases. Don't don't allow so. This is where I think it gets exciting and where it makes it possible for a diverse group of actors to work together while preserving their autonomy. Excellent really loved that. I'm element of your definition of. It's a gradient of decentralisation incidents that's a spot on now could you introduce to us all the different bodies within the European Commission you have the digital innovation in Boston you need. And other bodies within your commission that are here to research enable and further development of blockchain in the EEG perhaps give us an overview where we'll do some deep dive in in some of the sure. I mean starting with with my unit. We're kind of the policy leaders on blockchain as a technology. But we're not. We're not the programmers as I said. I'm a I'm a lawyer and a political. Scientists have other colleagues are engineers but were more economists lawyers people looking at digital policy and in my unit we have the e U Blockchain Observatory in Forum which is a think tank working for us that has a whole set of reports and videos and regular workshops which used to be physical in at least right. Now they're virtually cited We also have the European blockchain partnership that my unit runs. This is twenty nine. Different countries twenty-seven all twenty seven e. You member states and Norway and Liechtenstein. Who are building a European blockchain services infrastructure together. I mean actually building an infrastructure. This piloting this is not testing. We're putting public services on the blockchain justified. We had quite a filtering to see which cases were justified to utilize the blockchain. And this is also something you could call a regulatory sandbox because while the countries and us are working together we obviously have to look at European Union legislation. We have to look at national legislation. Most likely you don't find anything. We're blockchain is prohibited. But you certainly don't find many cases where it specifically allowed though. You're getting some legislation in France in multi in other countries. It's specifically see a root for blockchain Roxanne legally And then we also collaborate with the International Association of Trusted blockchain applications as stakeholders organization I myself I'm in the OECD Policy Expert Advisory Board on Blockchain so we collaborate with OCD with the United Nations and others and In Not Buzz. International position of trusted blockchain applications a global governmental advisory board but also in the OECD activities. In the other activities. We probably would participate in the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This year I spoke myself in the IMF Fintech roundtable last year. Also you have the collaboration in the Fintech Task Force as I said from our side digital single market I gave a basic description on the other side. You have the financial markets colleagues the call as coming from research in Salon with the financial markets colleagues. Were collaborating on the digital assets possible legislation we just closed the public consultation on digital assets. Hearing what the stakeholders with the community has to say and in another context of the Digital Services Act which is a updating of ECOMMERCE along with addressing the platforms. We are seeing how perhaps smart contract so we have to do something to ensure that there is not any fragmentation of different requirements smart contracts across the digital single market and the twenty-seven member states. Something that we want to want to avoid than we have started up E You which is Cross all sectors. Not Just blockchain union as well to link. Accelerators ECO-SYSTEMS ON START UPS. And yes I think. That's a general presentation. There's all kinds of other things happening in the European Commission. But that's a little bit the blockchain landscape. Actually I should underline then for policy areas as I said. We're the lead on blockchain policy but obviously where its application of blockchain to transport application of blockchain to energy than it is the Policy Directorate? General of who bring together in a group called the Interservice Competence Network which I chair Again to bring everybody together but the colleagues are responsible for financial markets responsible for energy. Obviously they're the ones who have the say on. How blockchain is utilized in their area of policy. While I mean that's a huge amount of Each of them. You know either. Have a strong focusing or blockchain or has elements of it. So how does he? E You have a a uniform. Blockchain strategy or the each of these different bodies have their own little version of a strategy. We have The the digital strategy which was adopted in February for saw that in the second quarter which is more or less a ending at the end of June we would adopt a blockchain strategy. And Mrs Actually one of the things that I've been working on this morning and before for the weekend and a little bit on the weekend and after I leave this call with you so you can expect the probably towards the end of June We did have a date of issuing at the end of May and principal. Our work is is ready as you can see. There's a lot of thinking going on but for various obvious various reasons And very obviously a lot of the political level is concerned most of all at the moment with corona virus and the exit and so on so it's Not The best time to have it adopted right at this moment so it'll come up a little bit later is General Lines that you can talk about on this podcast regarding strategy or that would be for another podcast would rather explain the strategy itself in the podcast in another podcast but general lines. I can give I mean with with the caveat which is important just when you're looking at the European Commission in general I mean it is a political organization led by politicians. The commissioners who are appointed by by each government in the member state and until they have adopted a strategy communication. It's not adopted so with the preparation stages are things that we're thinking about in proposing but it's the politicians who who adopted That said obviously it will talk about the the European blockchain partnership what is happening between the member states. The European Commission Meccan also add European Court of auditors that were building this blockchain services infrastructure utilizing a regulatory sandbox approach to ensure that we have pro innovation approach innovation regulatory framework in place Something else which I think you can easily for see that will be there. That to blockchain is not the solution for everything we think that it is a very nice solution especially for the European Union public services where we have multi level governance and actually blockchain that respect the autonomy of having perhaps some National databases public sector databases in the different countries. Or at least I mean run by the different countries wherever they are But at the same time sharing a lot of information on common policies Also perhaps bringing in private actors who may wish to collaborate in a supply chain or sharing data on a common concern but for reasons of competition concerns and competition law. Even Shouldn't share all the information with with each other. I mean the to allow the market to work properly so this could be public. Private collaboration in the future The PRO innovation regulation as I mentioned where we will intervene. And if it was ever true that if it moves The regulates it. It is now as I said myself and other colleagues have been in this space a little bit at the beginning already at around two thousand twelve so we have really waited and analyzed to make sure where an intervention is necessary and it will be a regulation on blockchain as we don't have a regulation on Transistors or servers or something that sort I mean it would be addressing applications which can benefit from a pro innovation clear framework and at the same time ensuring that consumer protection and investor. Protection is continued. That you don't need to repeat that fraud is fraud or theft is theft. Common Principles apply to to blockchain like for all other technologies.

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"european commission" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

06:56 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"One eight seven seven D. O. C. G. A. L. I. reporters is reporting that the European Commission said today that there is no evidence hydroxyl core queen the anti malarial drug is effective against coal that nineteen spokesperson for the European commission's of the efficacy of the drug to core queen in the treatment of Copa ninety patients has to date not been privy now it is an internal opinion from the European medicine agency a lot of us were scratching our heads going wait a second does have drug score queen antimalarial lupus rheumatoid arthritis drug help or not there has been reports that using that Anna's the for my sent an antibiotic seem to help people come out of the grips of respiratory failure but hasn't been officially proven maybe not so some states such as New York as they tackle this whole you know just do what you can't use are you throw everything after patient whatever you can you do but this has become very interestingly you know a very interesting time where you know for the European Commission and that's no small group for them to actually say that dies we don't have proof that it works it is very I don't know intriguing I think at a time like this when you would think everybody will be trying to use whatever they can the spokesperson also said there's no evidence either of positive effects of Quinn which is another malaria drug that is being tested for its possible user gets cold it now U. S. health Human Services on Thursday listed hydroxyl core queen as a protected medical resource when trump signed an executive order to prevent that hoarding and price gouging I agree that a hundred percent you know if we do a possible resources out there we don't need price gouging which has been going on but hungry a European Union member last week banned the commercial export hydroxyl point as hungry as one of the world's largest exporters of this ingredient the particular medical supply of the Hungarian population is not priority so fairly **** in may be happening in Hungary so like I said I'm intrigued by this announcement of no proof because okay one is is it because they want to keep it for themselves in Europe two is a because a like look guys we've had people that died anyway so we don't need false hope four three if you look at Reuters headline it says no proof drug touted by trump ugh is effective against coronavirus so people are using this drug support queen term medications always next to Donald trump's innate and so again I'm just a little worried about secondary gain by that I you know I mean especially since we are kind of you know in the thick of this just to give you guys the latest in terms of numbers and I apologize if this keeps changing and by the time some of you listen to the broadcast it could be worse but and okay well internet numbers internet is slow so the hundred that's in America understudy six thousand cases in America thirty four hundred S. New York leading the pack at seventy five thousand cases where fifteen hundred tests New Jersey sixty thousand cases California at seventy four hundred if we look at the United States as a whole I'm sorry not the United States as a whole if we look at I apologize the you know what I don't think the numbers one to be found all right well we got a lot of cases I can say eight hundred thirty seven thousand eight hundred thirty seven thousand worldwide forty one thousand deaths hundred seventy four of a covered like to know how those under seventy four covered difficult cover because it was mild or did they recover because they were given Hydroxycut point so you know it's a very very frustrating time when we're trying to grapple with who's at risk who's not when you look at the cove in nineteen the fatality rate by age the majority of them have been over eighty years old and then the seventy seven nine range those in their sixties those in their fifties but predominately much much older yeah I'm noticing in America we are having more younger people affected in terms of the sex ratio male versus female they'll still predominate but it is still affecting females looking at the coal morbidity the other medical conditions that could put one at risk cardiovascular disease was a Biggie they say thirteen percent of those who died had a cardiac issues now I a lot of people of cardiac issues especially at the age of eighty so yeah I'm surprised only thirteen percent nine point two percent of diabetes eight percent have chronic respiratory disease like as morals or COPD hypertension was about eight point four percent cancer seven point six percent now we do have some good news on the from the testing front they're supposed to be a five minute test and there's an FDA approved test a test by Abbott we're going to take the bus to result in just five minutes it's based out of Illinois expressed plans to roll it out next day or two and a beta Morrow they hope they can manufacture fifty thousand times a day twelve percent of the test reporters during a press conference yesterday called a highly accurate and the test in a five minute coronavirus test could be fan tastic they're also having to ramp up production of the fifty thousand nasal swab tests now these nasal swab tests have to be long and they have to go in pretty deep again I would like to hear the numbers of people eighteen you know very I guess pleasantly surprised by the testing procedure where that didn't even make me gag or cough for it was totally comfortable because then I kind of wonder how many of those tests were done correctly in order to test you need to get to the nays affair you need to get to the back wall which means it has to go all the way up your nose not just you know where you pick your nose confira farther and have ever you guys like picture does really really high up and you're like oh my gosh it's so sensitive yeah you're gonna cringe now a five minute test it's called ID now.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"On the Bloomberg terminal the buy side and the sell side together collaborating across markets in countries in real time sharing ideas negotiating trades and forming an influential network of over three hundred and twenty five thousand financial professionals that helps power global markets isn't it time you joined them request to download at Bloomberg dot com slash professional this is the Bloomberg green business report the European union's so called green deal programme to slash fossil fuel pollution will be part of the queue or for the economic slump brought on by the corona virus pandemic European green deal is exactly the right answer also to the corona crisis at a news conference in Brussels European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stood firmly behind the far reaching package of environmental measures to slash emissions to zero by twenty fifty it was launched just before the corona virus outbreak which is now pushing the region into a recession as the European Commission draft plans for economic recovery package centerline suggests the shift to renewable energy sources is the way to put Europe back to work that vehicle necessity is as strong as it was before the crisis climate change and global warming did not stop they will keep on going there's growing pressure from companies and non governmental organizations to stand by the sustainability principles that's the Bloomberg green business report I'm Bob moon imagine imagine being denied an apartment because of.

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"european commission" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on KCRW

"The European Commission to join him in presenting a United European front to the Chinese leader been fomented could Ashim. Macron told she China must respect European unity. The reality is far different says venture capitalist Andrei Luther croup, yet Trie who spent a decade in China. Everything shows that the Chinese plane divide and conquer. Now, we have Italy who has accepted to be the first G seven country to join the belt and road, France and Germany were shocked that Italy signed onto China's math infrastructure project when she swan through Rome before heading to Paris, Los accrue, Pietri says only a United Europe will be strong enough to stand up to China's so-called silk road initiative, which many believe is designed to extend China's influence in Europe and beyond Eleanor, Beardsley, NPR news Paris. All right. That's the view from Beijing westward to France. Now, let's look south of China's capital sixteen hundred miles to Laos China is building a railway. On Laos, and our producer, Ashley western visited. Ashley what you learn. I learned that locals are concerned about one of China's global projects, and the nickname of laws is a clue what that problem is nickname. Yes, blouses known is the land of a million elephants, but elephants are getting scarce and at the elephant conservation centre. I learned more about how the railway could make things worse. I was there snacktime on a warm spring afternoon. Five female Asian elephants each over seven feet tall in weighing some six thousand pounds were standing in the shade munching on sugarcane and banana tree stocks fed to them by their handlers or MMA hoots elephant guide punks. Awesome Eliah tongue waves.

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"european commission" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on AP News

"If the US concludes the European cars are a threat to national security AP. Correspondent Charles de LA desma says it could mean tariffs are likely. The komo's department is expected to issue soon opinion on whether auto imports endanger national security enough to justify import taxes. The president within have ninety days to decide whether to impose them now. The us Margarita Schinas says if the US goes ahead with actions detrimental to European exports. The European Commission would react in a swift. And adequate Mana Brussels and Washington have been trying to work out a trade deal. The progress has been slow I'm Charleston, the desma a new digital services tax, targeting, Google, Facebook and other online giants is being introduced in New Zealand companies earned plenty of money, but pay little in taxes, prime minister just into our Dern says the current tax system isn't fair, and there's the gap that needs to be closed. He says under the proposal. Multinational online companies would be taxed at about two or three percent and the revenue they generate in New Zealand. She says the rates in line with other countries considering similar taxes revenue minister, Stuart Nash says the tax could be implemented next year. The marijuana industry wants access to banks and the last week had congress heard the pitch banking government and industry reps. At a house committee hearing urged lawmakers to pass a proposal that would allow pop businesses to access loans lines of credit and other banking services. Most banks don't want anything to do with money from the cannabis industry because they're scared of legal trouble from the federal government, which still considers marijuana illegal that leaves many growers and sellers in a legal dilemma, and forcing many businesses to operate only in cash supporters say a change is necessary to reduce crime risks and resolve challenges for cannabis companies like paying taxes to getting alone. The main concern is that the proposal would create confusion while marijuana remains illegal at the federal level..

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"european commission" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on AP News

"Music app today for listening to the AP digital news network. The EU says it's reaction will be strong. If the US concludes the European cars are a threat to national security AP. Correspondent Charles de LA desma says it could mean tariffs are likely. The Commerce Department is expected to issue soon and opinion on whether auto imports endanger national security enough to justify import taxes. The president within have ninety days to decide whether to impose them now. The us Margarita chinos says if the US goes ahead with actions detrimental to European exports. The European Commission would react in a swift. And adequate Mana Brussels and Washington have been trying to work out a trade deal. Their progress has been slow I'm Charleston with desma team abroad comes out on top of the NBA all star game AP's, Brent McMillan reports. It was only after a late comeback led by team captain and his first team. Lebron flip the script in the second half and rallied from a twenty point deficit to beat team Janas one seventy eight one sixty four in the NBA all star game, Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson got the rally started then. Kevin Durant took over in the fourth quarter scoring eleven of his team high thirty one good enough tonight him as second all star most valuable player award team Janas was led by namesake Janas combo who scored fourteen of his team's twenty four points and all scores with thirty eight Brent McMillan, Charlotte. A new SCI fi fantasy is the biggest draw the nation's theaters for one of the slowest president's day weekends in twenty years. AP's? Ben Thomas has a look at the weekend box office.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:52 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Parliament. There's been debate and vote on seven amendments at this hour. The really key headline right now is the UK parliament backing the Brady minute amendment to renegotiate Brexit. And what's interesting about this is this amendment remove the Irish border backstop and replaced it with alternative arrangements. And so now, you do is get a new Brexit deal. And now Theresa May has to take that to the European Union. I think what's also interesting here. Jason Jeremy Korman saying that he is now to meet to resume to talk about Brexit once again. So the issue is kind of the opened at the same time. We know what amendment that was rejected was extending the deadline that March deadline in short. It's a little bit of a mess. So let's try and figure out where we go from here Maria today. Oh of Bloomberg joins us from Brussels where she's been tracking all of this very closely. So Maria break this down for us. What happens next high denied, it's incredibly complicated picky. So Maria break this down for us. What happens next high denied ED's incredibly complicated? Because you see the prime minister may herself has acknowledged that is the only way to get this deal done as by determine the backstop. She's now asked the eat, and it's actually the tournament to you just forget about the dealership pit to vote two weeks ago. Forget about a to with eighteen months and the making and somehow in sixty nine days, she's got to be able to find a magic plan and the e which I'm sure we'll pet reaction and just minutes. We'll say we're not gonna ditch the backstop. He Irish government won't says because feature arrangements. What does that mean? We're talking about technology in twenty nine PM. So you can see that for the reaction in the market today. Starting just basically plunged as the fact that we're back to square one, right? It's really nothing need here. And there's headlines from European Union spokesmen who saying withdrawal deal, the backstop will not be renegotiated saying that the EU also stands ready to consider a Brexit delay withdrawal deal only way to ensure orderly exit. So we're hearing from the EU, right? There's so many different parties that are involved in this process, as we know, and there are steps in formalities at the same time as you said tick tock that marks deadlines getting closer and closer. Right. And we were expecting the European Commission to put out this statement immediately after because they want to send a very clear message the divorce deal the withdrawal agreement if you will cannot be touched. And that is clear is Dan against Asians have vanished, and the eyes of the opinion leaders and the European Commission, and I wanna point out because it's interesting. See how the market has somehow just assumed that there will be a deal. No deal is just not possible and prime minister may just said I wanted to steal. But again, and Brussels music actually sounds very different. They would tell you or no deal by accident is actually a possibility will continue to play this game. Ready? Nothing changes. And we put things to vote that either don't fly in London would just you simply cannot be accepted in Brussels. And so Marie. We also point out. We've been trying to follow this alongside you and the general consensus from our top live blog that's been looking at this. Is that a tree Somme overall? Did ultimately come out. Okay. From all of these votes because there were a number of amendments that would have dramatically changed the trajectory of this. As you say, it looks like she at least has a path toward renegotiation of some sort. It feels like one of the big questions here is going to be will there be a delay? Right. I think to your question was a good night for prime Minister Mate. Before conservative party, would certainly not in the eyes of Brussels Beck is again, she's seized extent article which they thought she would do by now. So and is the European officials and everyone in Brussels, the default option is that if you don't have a deal, and you don't for many ask for an extension and only the UK can do this you cross out in March twenty nine. That's it's that simple. All right. Fascinating Maria today are thank you so much in Brussels for Bloomberg news getting us up to speed on the Brexit vote. Once again, another Brexit vote on this Tuesday. You are listening to Bloomberg BusinessWeek quick check on the markets for you. We've just got about nine minutes to go in today's trading session right now, the S and P five hundred it is down about six and a half points bouncing around a little bit today. The Dow Jones industrial average a gain of thirty points up one tenth of one percent. The NASDAQ it is the underperformer it is down about sixty three points for a loss of nine tenths of a percent. We've got the closing bell coming your way in. Just a moment. This is Bloomberg..

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"european commission" Discussed on Le Show

Le Show

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Le Show

"Times greater you figure it out a British environmental consultancy called, you know, me discovered that nurdles are the second largest plastic pollutant, not incised, but in pollute pollutant and thing. UK could be unwittingly losing between. Well, we don't want to. Even go there. They got enough problems in the UK as it is without nurdles, the European Union Chemicals Agency this week proposed a ban on deliberately adding micro-plastics the products such as cosmetics, detergents and agriculture fertilisers by twenty twenty to combat pollution g you mean? We're ahead of Europe. We in the United States. Rip out the front page and tell the kids what a front page was while you're at it, the tiny bits of plastic pollution of waterways and oceans bub-bubba the European Commission which estimates that between seventy thousand and two hundred thousand tonnes of micro-plastics enter the environment each year, another one of those. Yeah. That's a range the European Commission had requested the proposals as part of its plastics strategy. The aim is to avoid nearly thirty thousand tons of micro-plastics ending up in nature. Each year said the spokesperson for the U Chemicals Agency. In helsinki. The emerged that agriculture is the largest user of micro-plastics according to. The spokesman for the European Commission Chemicals Agency. Mati vein. Neil. He's referring to a widely use technology that encapsulate encapsulate sorry agricultural fertilizers within tiny plastic shells that omit them slowly into the soil, but leave behind micro-plastics. So it's not enough. To put fertilizer into the soil drains into the rivers and drains and thing, but you encapsulate them in micro-plastics. So there it's like a time release capsule. Just like we use. Just one word, ladies and gentlemen. Micro-plastics? Think about it. Meanwhile, elsewhere in hell..

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"european commission" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The new pricing goes into effect April. Second twenty nineteen. Ms raising their prices inflation going up. Let's talk a little bit or about Europe's copyright directive. We haven't talked about this in a few weeks. So let's update. Yeah. They're still working on the final wording. The if you remember we talked about this in September the copy directive passed, but it in Europe's way of doing things it's taking a little while to get to become the law. Google has taken issue with the directive and put out a warning of what it search would look like in Europe, if article eleven of this new copyright directive goes into force article eleven is the one that gives publishers the right to demand paid licenses for the use of snippets of stories. Right. So saying like, look if you use any of the words from our store, you got to pay us for that. Otherwise, all you can do is link. We'll Google test screen shots shared with search engine land show a page of results for latest news. So somebody searched latest news. The results have no images. No headlines. Because that would be considered a snippet and only the names of the news sources and Timestamps so like Daily Mail one seventeen PM with no other information, the legislation is enclosed or negotiation right now between the European Commission council and parliament, the European Council will vote on Friday January eighteenth on the directive. They can make changes to the wording that might be. Why Google is out there making this push right now the directive would be followed by negotiation. If it passes that January eighteenth vote with the European parliament starting January twenty first and then a final vote would happen sometime in March if it passes all of that it doesn't go into law until all the nations pass it sometime in twenty twenty one. So this is them trying to demonstrate that they would not have a product, right? I mean, it's a little bit of a scare tactic. But it's it's basically saying if we wanted to be the most conservative followers of this directive, this is what we'd have to do to make sure we didn't step on anybody's toes and part of that is that Google fears that I I think. think they do have reason to assume that they should play as conservative as possible to this kind of regulation, right Google. They got a lot of cash they they fight in the courts all the time. If they if they felt like it they can put out headlines and claim that this is a fair. They don't have fair use in in Europe. But that this is a fair way of displaying it, and it's not necessarily a snippet because it's a common name it cetera et cetera. Google has all kinds of I they can do some processing where they change the wording. And so they get across the gist of what they're linking to without actually using the exact, wording, etc. There's all kinds of things they could do to make this more usable. This is them being obstinate and saying, well, you know, we're not gonna do anything. And this is what you want. This will get I will defend Google Lear. I do think that they that. Yes. This is them saying. All right. We don't have a product. You don't get the traffic. This is a lose lose for everybody. I think that they are trying to demonstrate that. But I don't know if they're in the wrong to do. So the more that they challenge. Enj- the more that they invite further regulation, and whether or not they are exactly complying with this one. Then the next round of it might be more restrictive. And they would rather make a deal. I think the reason why they're doing this is they wanna show the forces that are pushing this to say look you'll like the traffic that we give you you just don't like the fact that people don't go to your site by reading too much of it on our site. So let's show you what zero looks like it's a threat, right? And I don't even disagree with anything. You just said I don't think this is what Google actually does if they lose this fight is. I guess they shut down news if they lose this fight. Yeah. They might do that they might. But then they still have to deal with regular search results as well. Which is what this page is showing. I mean, then they can depreciate news search results to the point where they don't show sites that they feel like they can't legally..

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"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

Techdirt

03:50 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

"And I kept thinking about that and thinking artificial tells its first of all ninety percent of the use cases have nothing to do with all the good things they want you're talking about things like flying airplanes or driving cars or building a better factory things or solving healthcare problems were none of those issues matter, but they're focused on a few things. Like facial recognition doesn't identify African American faces. Well, and you know, that's the there's an example that they always give or letting people out of prisoner putting them in prisoner stopping people for security risks could be racist or sexist or whatever or because of the problems in France, recently, everybody has to be served. So they're all very focused on the problems. And my question to the group. It was chafe on house rules, which. As you're not allowed to quote, anybody. But I will quote myself to the entire group was you spent the day talking about this about all the ways you have to regulate it. But you do realize that none of this. Most of this has nothing to do with. How will be used number one? And number two, China is out there with none of these privacy restrictions with you know, one point four billion people and millions of engineers focused on solving these problems in an incredibly, yes, there's a copying culture a little bit. But it's getting better. But they're all entrepreneurial enter trying to figure out commercial ways of exploiting anything. They will be. They're way ahead of us. And we are going to non-competitive direction and the European regulators that are pushing this whole approach are the same ones that gave us these incredibly choking restrictions on the internet like the right to be forgotten and GDP are which is choking many, many small companies, not necessarily large ones is just a cost, but for small companies are stopping to do business. So they're going out of business in Europe. And it's basically restricting. The ability to use data in a way, which will serve customers very positively which reminded me of a conference. I was at just a few months ago, the Hague focusing on the internet and sitting at a table where the European Commission who Commissioner that pushed this whole GDP are was said I spent three years in and now we've regulated the world because it's extraterritorial toll is now we're going to regulate a because we have to do the same thing to a what we've done to to privacy as like, oh my gosh. And I'm sitting there with these two people from Africa and Latin America, and and they said, oh my gosh. This is the biggest first world problem. There is we love our access to data. We love the ability to go online and do searches we love the ability, Facebook, and these other products out there. This is a first world problem privacy. We're trying to get information. We're trying to eat. We're trying to communicate and he's technologies miracles for us and you want to raise their cost or take them away for us because you're concerned about privacy when you're hungry privacy's irrelevant when you're sick or dying. From a disease it could be cured privacy's irrelevant. When thirty thousand people in the United States are getting killed by car accidents every year privacy's a little less important a car, then it would would be another environments like the home. So by view of the world is let's have some reasonable discussions. Let's recognize that there's some situations where privacy is less important somewhere. It's more important, and let's be reasonable in our approach to privacy. And I don't want the US to go. The way of Europe, we have, you know, five or six times, a number of of truly innovative company is one of the ways we define that is we look at the number of unicorns per population. And frankly, China in the US or killing Europe and Europe has gone the wrong way in so many different things. And I don't want the US to become like Europe. Yeah. One of the incredible things to me is how much it it feels like Europe has decided that that they have to regulate things to to the point that no bad can never happen and trying to prevent bad means you end up throwing out a ridiculous amount of good stuff in the process..

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"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

Techdirt

03:50 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

"And I kept thinking about that and thinking artificial tells its first of all ninety percent of the use cases have nothing to do with all the good things they want you're talking about things like flying airplanes or driving cars or building a better factory things or solving healthcare problems were none of those issues matter, but they're focused on a few things. Like facial recognition doesn't identify African American faces. Well, and you know, that's the there's an example that they always give or letting people out of prisoner putting them in prisoner stopping people for security risks could be racist or sexist or whatever or because of the problems in France, recently, everybody has to be served. So they're all very focused on the problems. And my question to the group. It was chafe on house rules, which. As you're not allowed to quote, anybody. But I will quote myself to the entire group was you spent the day talking about this about all the ways you have to regulate it. But you do realize that none of this. Most of this has nothing to do with. How will be used number one? And number two, China is out there with none of these privacy restrictions with you know, one point four billion people and millions of engineers focused on solving these problems in an incredibly, yes, there's a copying culture a little bit. But it's getting better. But they're all entrepreneurial enter trying to figure out commercial ways of exploiting anything. They will be. They're way ahead of us. And we are going to non-competitive direction and the European regulators that are pushing this whole approach are the same ones that gave us these incredibly choking restrictions on the internet like the right to be forgotten and GDP are which is choking many, many small companies, not necessarily large ones is just a cost, but for small companies are stopping to do business. So they're going out of business in Europe. And it's basically restricting. The ability to use data in a way, which will serve customers very positively which reminded me of a conference. I was at just a few months ago, the Hague focusing on the internet and sitting at a table where the European Commission who Commissioner that pushed this whole GDP are was said I spent three years in and now we've regulated the world because it's extraterritorial toll is now we're going to regulate a because we have to do the same thing to a what we've done to to privacy as like, oh my gosh. And I'm sitting there with these two people from Africa and Latin America, and and they said, oh my gosh. This is the biggest first world problem. There is we love our access to data. We love the ability to go online and do searches we love the ability, Facebook, and these other products out there. This is a first world problem privacy. We're trying to get information. We're trying to eat. We're trying to communicate and he's technologies miracles for us and you want to raise their cost or take them away for us because you're concerned about privacy when you're hungry privacy's irrelevant when you're sick or dying. From a disease it could be cured privacy's irrelevant. When thirty thousand people in the United States are getting killed by car accidents every year privacy's a little less important a car, then it would would be another environments like the home. So by view of the world is let's have some reasonable discussions. Let's recognize that there's some situations where privacy is less important somewhere. It's more important, and let's be reasonable in our approach to privacy. And I don't want the US to go. The way of Europe, we have, you know, five or six times, a number of of truly innovative company is one of the ways we define that is we look at the number of unicorns per population. And frankly, China in the US or killing Europe and Europe has gone the wrong way in so many different things. And I don't want the US to become like Europe. Yeah. One of the incredible things to me is how much it it feels like Europe has decided that that they have to regulate things to to the point that no bad can never happen and trying to prevent bad means you end up throwing out a ridiculous amount of good stuff in the process..

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

09:35 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Craftsman tools, which were just foundational to every house in America. Ship plan will still be around sold theirs being sold. They're being sold off their they're being sold in other places. So did you ever buy a router from craftsman, I actually have four routers, which we? Adjustable speed. Can you discuss your shopping in the commercial break? Fastest Marcus Chandler Schindler's fascinated by John Tucker Siri folks, seriously exquisite woodworker would have four craftsman around in his I don't loan them out. I I bet you'll cry woodwork. Can I can imagine. When anything three pounded by nail. My father would say, Tom go lunch. They say up Linda Klein that's said what he's like craftsman socket wrench. Metric wouldn't let metric in the house. Bringing Marc Chandler place Chandler grew up with this. I mean, Mark you did a great book on the social astronomy of America as well. Give us your Sears story. Quickly. Marc chandler. End of an era. Internet changes everything. -opoly how bad in a Twitter. That's good. We like that is it's what a Sam by. If we can. Getting them to talk about it might get in trouble. He said to talk about Bannockburn, why don't you start off on foreign exchange. The weakness we've seen in the last couple of days Mark, do you see that as some kind of inflection point for the US Donald after year a strength? I don't know. I think it's a bit early to say that I think that would happen. You know, the US trying to raise more than one hundred and fifty billion dollars this week selling bills and bonds and with the dropping yields and a strong dollar. Something's gotta give. And so I think that what we're seeing is the dollar weakening he'll riding a little bit. But we're still stuck in between, you know, last week. We we did the whole range of the euro one thirteen to one fifteen dollar yen was the big move. But put the flash crash but other currencies like the Canadian dollar the AUSSIE which were hit by flash crashes. Well, completely rebounded. Let's talk about a unique difficulties of twenty nine thousand nine two thousand seventeen was really interesting because we had this big consensus view that the dollar was going to strengthen than it. We can twenty eighteen the total opposite of that twenty nine thousand nine just feels so much more nuance. What is uniquely different about twenty nine in the FX market this year? Mark. I suppose like most people would probably say that most unique things that here is that the major central bank's net neck are shrinking their balance sheets. So the fact that even the US in shrinking its balance sheet, which is last year was offset by the OJ. And now the EC be is done buying in the BJ has had pulled back extended its buying. And so I think there are a lot of people are concerned that lady says oh nine or ten that the cue we had fluffed up at the crisis. And now that QE in aggregate is being unwound, or at least at least stalling now is seeing the asset crisis still dig through. So I think that's one thing. The other thing, I think. The driver easy divergent to renew. Divergence happened today. Jeremy factory orders slumped after the Jeremy Konami contracted in Q three. It's possible that they contracted to four as well. And the be the Japanese which contracting accused three and having a very lukewarm type of the country and the US despite the slowdown remember whistling down from four point two percent in q two if people's horrible, but I'll be doing is going to train which about half the, oh, we're going to try, but what's the opportunity out there? John, and I talked about this. Is it a year where it can make big figures? Forty forget about a year. Is it a quarter where I can make big figures in a foreign exchange traders, it's just gonna be range-bound in a mess of a jumble. Marc chandler. Yeah. I hear you, Tom. I think that it will be a message over here. And she because we have a lot of things coming to an end at the end of two early Q two and by this. I mean, the US trade talks that China we've got like an early March deadline, April the US exemptions to the Iranian embargo, come doing it. And then in may we have the European parliamentary elections. So I think in here in the first quarter, we get a little bit more dollar weakness. But then when we come back within the strange, and we stayed there until we get a clearer picture on the trajectory of trade and US policy. Some mock a lot of people keep bringing up the European parliamentary elections, what is important about the parliamentary elections, not just for the politics. But for the market. Yeah. So I think device -cause Bryson point for the market is it's not just the European parliamentary elections, but with the European parliamentary elections would allow happen is for a new European Commission. And this will set the gentlest trust of European policy going forward and talking about integration. Many people still think even though many people are bullish euro this year, many people I think underlying a cyclical bouncing the euro are concerned about this the going through the never ending story of monetary union without fiscal union. I think that what's interesting. I think this year is it Germany couldn't Germany's turned ahead of the central Bank. Johnny's turn and can act Tober. You've had a Dutch excuse me. We've had Dutch you've had French. It's gentleman. Turn it would seem like after the Italian turn and yet Merckel teams to be playing cards closer. That's not really supporting vitamin seeming to realize that Germany's ability to protect itself its own interests. And to further Europe is not going to be the ECB that the European Commission level, and you're in the middle of this huge text whole range of offices. And so I think the European parliamentary elections are just. I sort of a catchall phrase for this big transition that's taking place in European leadership. The idea though, that we would have a change in leadership at the that went towards the Bundesbank. President yen's vitamin I think it was something people thought would happen, maybe twelve months ago. Most people Mark of the idea that it will not be the head of the Bundesbank's run of the big that just will not be tolerated from many individuals across Europe. I don't know about tolerated. I think that maybe. Won't be supported than Mark. Let's use that word. I think Jerry really wanted to do that. I think they could force. There will I'm getting Bundesbank president could be the next ECB. Here's the problem with that is that there is a woman who's from Germany who's on the board. She's the only woman on the executive board. And if Biden and becomes the the Detroit Treadwell we'd have to step down. And so in big picture Seth I think that the future Germany is they interest are not going to be in the EC, which is normalizing monetary extensively. Okay. How do I how do I make money at this? If not lose money. I mean, what euro pair is most attractive to Marc Chandler. Right now, I think that euro-sterling is very attractive because I think that was still partly because of the directed story. But I'm looking at the euro, though, still identity the euro is still a I mean, I think it was going to happen is they're going to have an ECB easing move here in the first half of the year where they give a new long-term what we'd call it targeted. Long term refinancing operation to T L Piero, and I think that will weaken the euro in the second quarter. So I'm looking to to to your point. I say take advantage of the rally in the yo above the recent range, which is above one fifteen to sell it for the move down when the ECB policy. Hi, mark. Yeah. Fascinating much, no idea about a gun club for ex chief market strategist. I had no idea how they like pick the next Draghi. You know, like the complexities of. Yes. National League Bishop. Yeah. Yeah. It's like you wonder if they go to a second or third distant nations in and around the same time that the European Commission open up, which is why Chancellor Merkel has got on that and perhaps not the European Central Bank. Okay. Well, there we get lots going on futures up eighteen for eighty all of us looking at the again, Reuters headlines Sears to s US bankruptcy court judge to liquidate please stay with us worldwide. Coast to coast. This is Bloomberg. And now for the news from New York City. Here's Michael Barr. Jonathan Tom thank you very much. Donald Trump is set to make his first Oval Office speech as president to make his case during prime time that a crisis at the US Mexico border requires a wall, tonight's speech comes as the partial government shutdown enters its eighteen th day. Bloomberg will carry the speech live starting at nine. PM Wall Street time on Thursday. President Trump will visit the southern border national security adviser John Bolton is set apart Turkey without meeting with president race uptight or the one in an apparent snub over disagreements about Kurdish fighters in Syria. Ridwan criticize the US position that the Kurds must be protected reiterating his government's position that they are a terrorist group. Global news twenty four hours a day on Aaron Antic duck on Twitter, powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts more than twenty countries. So Michael Barr. This is Bloomberg member the.

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