Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Government Europa brings you the latest Smart Futures News from across the field of European Government Policy.

EU outlines plan for controlled disembarkation centres for migrants

EU outlines plan for controlled disembarkation centres for migrants

The European Commission has announced further details about its plan to establish controlled disembarkation centres for migrants. First proposed at the June assembly of the...
Global Disability Summit to fight stigma and discrimination

Global Disability Summit to fight stigma and discrimination

The UK will host the first Global Disability Summit in London, to highlight the discrimination and stigma faced by people living with disabilities. The Global...
UK launches fixed and wireless network connectivity strategy

UK launches fixed and wireless network connectivity strategy

The UK has launched a long-term national strategy for fixed and wireless network connectivity, to increase 5G internet access in rural areas. The strategy will...
Solar-powered, IoT-connected bins installed in UK borough

Solar-powered, IoT-connected bins installed in UK borough

The borough of Greenwich, UK, has installed 18 state-of-the-art solar-powered, IoT-connected bins to improve the efficiency of local waste management services. The bins were installed...
EU takes legal action over Hungary’s asylum and return legislation

EU takes legal action over Hungary’s asylum and return legislation

The European Commission has referred Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union over recent changes to the country’s asylum and return...
Creating a ‘value economy’ for the European cultural sector

Creating a ‘value economy’ for the European cultural sector

Caroline de Gruyter reports on the first European Cultural Challenge 2018, and discusses the need for lobbyists to represent the European cultural sector. Economics focuses...
Smart streetlight controls to power energy efficiency in Edinburgh

Smart streetlight controls to power energy efficiency in Edinburgh

UK wireless technology developer Telensa will provide smart streetlight controls for 64,000 LED lights around Edinburgh, UK, as part of the city’s energy efficiency...
Kosovo meets Visa Liberalisation Roadmap benchmarks

Kosovo meets Visa Liberalisation Roadmap benchmarks

The European Commission has confirmed that Kosovo has fulfilled all of the benchmarks set out in the EU’s Visa Liberalisation Roadmap. The Visa Liberalisation Roadmap...
EU fines Google €4.34bn over Android mobile device restrictions

EU fines Google €4.34bn over Android mobile device restrictions

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34bn for imposing restrictions on manufacturers of Android mobile devices aimed at reinforcing the tech firm’s dominance over...
EU-Japan free trade agreement signed at landmark summit

EU-Japan free trade agreement signed at landmark summit

The EU and Japan have signed a landmark Economic Partnership Agreement at a summit in Tokyo, which amounts to one of the largest free-trade...

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