November 04, 2020
According to Germany Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chinese telecommunications giants, including Huawei, are facing a regulatory framework under which Germany will only work with trustworthy companies, thereby acknowledging that Chinese-made 5G wireless technology represents an intelligence crisis.
October 24, 2020
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) are set to launch a two-year pilot program enabling Chinese patent applicants to designate the EPO as an additional option for international searches creating a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two intellectual property (IP) offices helping Chinese applicants acquire IP protection in Europe.
October 13, 2020
In an effort to push for a global tech tax rate, Europe and Africa are joining forces through The Organization for Economic and Development to publish technical blueprints on how to tax digital companies across borders to compete with American skepticism and to aid in Covid economic recovery.
October 06, 2020
Despite concerns that restrictions on uses of the money could slow payouts, ministers backed a bill to create the EU coronavirus recovery fund, clearing the way for EU ambassadors to sign off on the text and open European Council talks with the European Parliament on a final form of the legislation.
October 01, 2020
The Guardian reports that Britain has offered the EU a three-year transition period for European fishing fleets to allow them to prepare for post-Brexit changes, allowing the catches of EU fishermen to be phased down by 2024 to allow enough time for European coastal communities to adapt.
September 21, 2020
Tens of thousands of British banking customers who live in Europe are to be stripped of their accounts and credit cards, after the UK Government failed to guarantee a continuation of pan-European banking rules post-Brexit.
September 15, 2020
According to Matthew Karnitschnig writing in Politico, as Beijing continues to be a source of concern and human rights violations, Germany must seriously consider the future of Euro-Chinese relations.
July 22, 2020
Although hailed by European Union negotiators as a landmark deal that enhances EU fiscal integration, the €1.8 trillion European Union budget deal contains a national budget reform review mechanism by the European Commission that could raise sovreignty concerns at the national level.
June 14, 2020
Writing in Business Insider, Thomas Colson explains how the proposed Franco-German 500 billion euro EU COVID-19 economic rescue plan could reshape the future of Europe, centralizing power in Brussels.
June 10, 2020
The ongoing dispute between the United States and Russia relating to the completion of the NordStream 2 natural gas pipeline has intensified, with German leaders having to navigate between the geopolitical concerns of the U.S., Poland, Ukraine, and Baltic countries and its own medium-term energy security.