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The EU's 5G mobile broadband race was kicked off at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona on Tuesday with EU commissioners Ansip and Oettinger adressing the audience. Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, China's Huawei, Finland's Nokia and France-based Alcatel-Lucent are all in position to develop the next-generation mobile broadband.
The refusal by Russian authorities to allow several European indivuduals in the country to attend Boris Nemtsov's burial, including Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete, is "a clear breach of basic principles", EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said Tuesday. The justification of a threat to security "is arbitrary", she added.
Belgian taxi drivers on Tuesday afternoon briefly blocked Rue Belliard in the EU neighborhood of Brussels, in an anti-Uber protest. "It's unfair competition", one protester told this website, adding that they are against a plan by Brussels region minister Pascal de Smet to incorporate the car-sharing app into law.
Polish senate president Bogdan Borusewicz and Latvian centre-right MEP Sandra Kalniete were barred from entering Russian to attend Boris Nemtsov's funeral, reports AP. It is the third time a member of the European Parliament has been stopped at the Russian border. Nemstov, a Putin critic, was shot over the weekend.
Prices in the eurozone fell for the third consecutive month in February, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on Monday. Inflation was projected to be -0.3% in February, slightly up from -0.6% in January, according to a flash estimate. Industrial goods and energy prices were the main cause of deflated prices.
The Greek government will adopt the four month extension to its EU bailout without submitting it for a parliament vote."The government chooses not to ratify this agreement in parliament," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis said in a radio interview Monday. "It is just an extension of a loan agreement," he added.