In Slovenia, the opposition has prevented a draft bill that would exclude providers such as the Chinese telecommunications group Huawei from the market. Huawei was not specifically mentioned in the bill. But the legislation would have excluded providers that have been flagged as a risk by law. Slovenia and the US had signed a non-binding agreement in summer 2020 to keep “untrustworthy” providers out of 5G technology. At the time, Washington had been talking to several Eastern and Central European governments in an effort to push Huawei out of markets there.
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