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European standards: how Europe plans to keep China at bay

Europe is still a major power when it comes to setting technical norms and standards (European standards). However, its dominance, which was founded in the industrial age, is visibly crumbling: Within the framework of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Europe has recently “been left out in the cold” when it comes to awarding secretariats for quantum computing, augmented reality, brain-computer interfaces, and lithium, said Reinhard Buetikofer, a Green Party industrial policy expert.

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