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20/08/2014
Trying to squeeze into tight spaces, carrying out highly repetitive tasks and living with back injuries: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction will soon be over. By bringing robots onto the factory floor to carry out the uncomfortable and tedious tasks, the EU-funded project VALERI hopes to place a higher value on human know-how. Seven partners, including Airbus, from Spain, Germany and Austria are building a working laboratory prototype and will test it in a factory setting by 2015. Read more
08/08/2013
The European Commission has again requested the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) to amend or withdraw its proposal to set fixed termination rates (FTRs) three times (300%) higher than the average of Member States which follow the recommended approach set out in EU telecoms rules. This request comes after a three-month investigation, during which the German regulator has failed to provide convincing reasons for its proposal. Read more