EC joint press point by Commissioner Mariya GABRIEL and Madeleine de COCK BUNING, Chair of the High-Level Expert Group Final report by High-Level Expert Group on fake news, Brussels - EU monitor

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Berlaymontgebouw in Brussel
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date March 12, 2018 13:17 - 14:00
city Brussels, Belgium
location Berlaymont building (BERL) i Show location
station EbS+
attending M.I. (Mariya) Gabriel i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Press point opening remarks by Mariya GABRIEL, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society


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