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  • The spillover of the US-China trade and technology frictions is adding additional uncertainties to the industry’s future. The Chinese AI industry advanced during the heyday of free academic exchanges, thriving global open-source communities, and free talent flows between the United States and China. The continuation of these elements can no longer be taken for granted going forward.As such, artificial intelligence in China has entered a stage of rationalization and recalibration, leading to greater unpredictability. China’s AI industry is poised at an inflection point. The question of how China’s AI industry will be shaped in the future becomes more significant, yet less visible.
  • One of the natural properties of coffee grounds is that they help eliminate odours – good news for anyone familiar with the smell of well-worn sneakers. And Rens says its shoes are vegan, too.With customers in 57 countries, the firm is about to ramp up production after a successful fundraising campaign. Its coffee collection and shoe-making processes are currently handled in China, but it says it has ambitions to move manufacturing to its founders’ home country of Vietnam.
  • Participants either played anonymously or were informed of the identity of their partner, in which case it was one of their Facebook friends. In addition, they were invited to play either a single game or repeated ones with that partner. To gauge the strength of social ties between a pair of players, the researchers tallied the number of their common friends, shared wall posts and photos in which both were tagged.As expected, the level of trust was highest between partners who knew each other and played repeated games with one another. The second highest level of trust was seen between anonymous players who played repeatedly together. Trust was lowest among anonymous players who partnered only once.
  • The issue of geographical balance has been relevant since 2004, but only since the Lisbon Treaty do we talk of ‘top jobs’. Before, there was the Commission president, the Parliament president and Javier Solana.Since 2009, there are other top jobs, including a beefed-up High Representative as the vice-president of the European Commission and chair of the Foreign Affairs Council, and a permanent President of the European Council.
  • We have a vision, which is to build a fairer capitalism. But we also want to have the tools to reach that vision.What do you hope to achieve on the digital tax, given that there is a US investigation on France’s national digital tax?We want to have effective taxation of internet giants. I made very clear from the very beginning that, as soon as there is an international tax on digital companies, we will withdraw our national tax.Instead of putting sanctions against France, I will urge my American friends to enter into a fair negotiation to find a compromise at the G7 level. I really think that the fact that France has introduced a national tax has led to an acceleration of the process within the OECD.



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EU Politics: A Narrow Vote for Progress

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Four women put in jeopardy the Democrat chances to defeat President Trump in 2020

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On a low-competitiveness country joining the Eurozone: Are there lessons from Greece?

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European elections 23-26 May 2019

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

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A Central Bank as the Symbol of Turkey’s Political Thriller

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Has Europe lost the new biotechnology battle?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Local Media Must be Strengthened if We Wish to Uphold Press Freedom

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The High Cost of Being Private

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Vaccines are victim of their own success, global health expert says

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Which Healthy Eating Nudges Work Best?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Will New Democracy undermine the positive momentum in the Western Balkans?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Greece: A Solid Base for Reform

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Greece: The Mitsotakis Family Clan is Back in Power

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Four reasons why von der Leyen can prevail

Friday, July 5, 2019

Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

Friday, July 5, 2019

Winners and losers in Europe

Friday, July 5, 2019

Trump scores big at trip to Asia, G20 and North Korea summit

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Mining companies spending millions to help boost the "green" economy

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Peace in our time? Not really, but that should be the real aim of EU’s new leaders

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Paolo Baratta: "We must go against the mainstream of the moment"

Friday, June 28, 2019

What is the new economic agenda for Europe?

Friday, June 28, 2019

EUCO’s choice

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Europe’s Absence in the Middle East

Thursday, June 27, 2019

This EU-backed report fails to tackle our demographic ills

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We need to think and design policies beyond administrative borders

Monday, June 24, 2019

David Attenborough’s worried about this ocean threat - and it’s not plastic

Friday, June 21, 2019

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

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Why socialism is back

Friday, June 21, 2019

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

Thursday, June 20, 2019

It’s time for Africa

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spain extradites Taiwanese nationals to China contrary to EU concerns about human rights situation

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

NewB or not to be?

Friday, June 14, 2019

A new trade deal between Trump and Xi?

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Georgia is a country on the up

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