Poland changes taxi and app-based rides regulations

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Huawei as a strategic IT partner in Hungary

Romania with a system for reporting cybersecurity incidents

Poland

Polish government changed the transportation law to allow individuals and companies providing app-based ride services. Under the new rules the process of acquiring a taxi license will be simplified and drivers will be able to use mobile applications instead of traditional taxi meters and cash registers.

Poland’s cab drivers have argued that the planned legislation would expose them to unfair competition from such companies as Uber. Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk said that the new law would ensure fair competition on the market and eliminate tax evasion.

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Hungary

“Continuing good cooperation with telecom giant Huawei is a national economic and strategic interest for Hungary,” Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said during the One Belt One Road forum in Beijing.

“It is a basic interest for small countries with an open economy, such as Hungary, to be ahead of the competition in 5G infrastructure. From this point of view, the strategic cooperation agreement Hungary signed with Huawei years ago was of great importance” Mr. Szijjártó added.

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Romania

Romania’s Minister of Communications, Alexandru Petrescu, announced a launch of a unique phone number 1911 that can be used by citizens who want to report cybersecurity incidents, news.ro informed.

The phone number will be available through the National centre for response to cyber-security incidents (CERT-RO) in May. It will be accessible from all networks by those who want to report cybersecurity incidents. The call-center will provide primary assistance and advice on diagnosing and solving issues.

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What’s up in indexes

Friday, April 26th was a non-trading day at Bucharest Stock Exchange. BET (of Bucharest) closed at 8422.33 index points Thursday, April 25th. It’s down 6.48 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 43054.00 index points Thursday, April 25th to 43064.40 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.02 per cent d/d and up 12.5 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1032.45 index points Thursday, April 25th to 1029.51 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s down 0.28 per cent d/d and down 3.02 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1254.40 index points Thursday, April 25th to 1261.70 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.58 per cent d/d and down 0.03 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 676.56 index points Thursday, April 25th to 674.85 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s down 0.25 per cent d/d and down 3.67 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1085.62 index points Thursday, April 25th to 1091.47 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.54 per cent d/d and down 2.95 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1245.98 index points Thursday, April 25th to 1247.01 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.08 per cent d/d and up 8.73 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 354.07 index points Thursday, April 25th to 360.86 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 1.92 per cent d/d and up 9.30 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 573.70 index points Thursday, April 25th to 573.77 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.72 per cent d/d and down 13.47 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1692.44 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 5.55 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2358.76 index points Thursday, April 25th to 2372.25 index points Friday, April 26th. It’s up 0.57 per cent d/d and up 3.90 per cent y/y.

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