local wireless access points, while the public authority will cover the running costs of the connection itself.Announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address in September 2016, the Wi Fi4EU initiative is part of the ambitious overhaul of EU telecoms rules including new measures to meet Europeans' growing connectivity needs and boost Europe's competitiveness.And that is one of the reasons why he fought as hard for countries of the former Soviet bloc to join the European Union as he did for German reunification.It is historically symbolic that when news of the fall of the Berlin Wall reached Kohl, he was in Warsaw on an official visit to the first non-communist prime minister.
Local authorities will be able to apply for funding once the system is set up.
ocal public authorities (municipalities or groups of municipalities) wishing to offer Wi-Fi in areas where a similar public or private offer does not yet exist will be able to apply for funding via a simple and non-bureaucratic process.
A grant allocated in the form of vouchers will be used to purchase and install state-of-the art equipment, i.e.
Helmut Kohl's contribution to the process of building mutual understanding was momentous.
It is thanks to him, as well as others, that words such as 'trust' and 'reconciliation' became meaningful once more in Franco-German and German-Polish relations.