European Union

Ukraine is closer to a single roaming zone with the European Union

The Verkhovna Rada passed in the first reading a draft law on a unified roaming system with the European Union. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Mykhailo Fedorov. This is the draft law No. 10265 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine ... Read more

The EU has launched an official investigation into TikTok. What is the reason?

The European Union has launched an official investigation into ByteDance’s TikTok. The bloc will check whether the platform violated the rules on online content aimed at protecting children and ensuring transparent advertising, writes Reuters. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton said that this decision was made after analyzing TikTok’s risk assessment report ... Read more

TikTok to step up fight against fake news ahead of EU elections

TikTok, a social network owned by ByteDance, has announced that it is stepping up its fight against fake news and covert influence operations ahead of the European Parliament elections in June, reports Reuters. In this regard, a new application called “Election Center” will be created, which will support 27 languages. ... Read more

Microsoft has faced an EU investigation over possible competition violations

Microsoft faced an investigation by the European Union due to concerns that the company is crowding out competitors by unfairly bundling Teams with its Office 365 and Microsoft 365 packages, Bloomberg reports. The European Commission said it had opened a formal investigation into whether Microsoft may have breached EU competition ... Read more

The European Union has extended free roaming for Ukrainians for another year

Free roaming for citizens of Ukraine has been extended in the European Union for another year, reports AIN.UA. According to the European Commission, seven Ukrainian and 22 European mobile operators have reached such agreements. “The Commission has facilitated the agreement between 22 European and seven Ukrainian operators to prolong the ... Read more

The European Union will open “crash test” centers for AI, 220 million euros have been invested in the project

The European Union is introducing “crash-testing” systems for artificial intelligence to ensure the safety of new innovations before they hit the market. This was reported by Bloomberg. The block launched four permanent test and experimental centers across Europe, investing 220 million euros in the project. Starting next year, the virtual ... Read more

The European Union has taken an important step towards the regulation of artificial intelligence

The European Parliament has passed a bill known as the Artificial Intelligence Act that imposes new restrictions on what are considered the riskiest uses of the technology. This is reported by The New York Times. The document would severely limit the use of facial recognition software and would also require ... Read more

Google may receive an official antitrust complaint from the European Union

Google may receive an official antitrust complaint from the European Union. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation. That could pave the way for hefty fines and hit the bottom line of ad tech, which generates most of the company’s revenue. Google’s advertising business now accounts ... Read more

The EU may ban the use of Huawei for work in 5G networks

The European Union is considering the possibility of introducing a mandatory ban on the use of services of companies that may pose a security threat in 5G networks. We are talking, in particular, about the Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the Financial ... Read more