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#Digitalization

European telecoms lobby group ETNO published a study naming the firms they see as the major culprits for failing to support internet infrastructure -- Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Netflix
European telecoms lobby group ETNO publi... […]

Tech vs telecoms: EU ignites debate on ‘net neutrality’

Tech and streaming giants suck up vast amounts of bandwidth, so the EU this week revived a long-standing idea to make them pay the telecom firms who maintain the infrastructure
US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft -- collectively dubbed GAFAM -- have been accused of not paying enough taxes, stifling competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading fake news. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, ... […]

Europe’s battle to curb Big Tech

As an EU court upholds a 2.4-billion euro ($2.8-billion) anti-trust fine against Google for abusing its power over rivals in online shopping, we look at how the bloc has tried to regulate Big Tech
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) meets President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, during the G7 finance ministers meeting in London on June 5, 2021. Photo: Alberto Pezzali / Pool
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) m... […]

Global minimum tax still far from becoming reality

After the accolades, an agreement among the world's wealthiest countries to set a global minimum tax on the biggest companies now faces a long, bumpy road to implementation
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the proposed EU digital Covid Certificate during a statement to the press with the European Council President Charles Michel in Athens on May 28, 2021. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the p... […]

A peek behind the IT curtain of EU’s ‘vaccine passport’

From video calls involving 130 people to no-shows at the rehearsal, Josef Lieven and his software engineers faced their share of challenges on the road to Europe's digital Covid certificate
A passenger shows her Covid-19 test certificate on a platform of a train station in Milan on April 16, 2021, as the first Covid-free 'Frecciarossa' train prepares to run on the Milan-Rome route. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP
A passenger shows her Covid-19 test cert... […]

EU inches closer to Covid certificate for travel

The European Parliament has agreed its position on how a Covid certificate should work, bringing the EU closer to launching a document to open up travel within the bloc