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Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics

From the EU’s ‘Digital Decade’ to claims of interference in an inquiry into the sale of OneWeb, here are the key developments from the second half of the week.

European Commission postpones plans for AI legislation

The European Commission president, Urusula von der Leyen, has revealed that new legislation governing the use of AI will be pushed back until 2021.

OneWeb deal: business secretary ‘interfered’ in parliamentary inquiry

The chair of an inquiry into the government’s £400m OneWeb deal has accused the business secretary, Alok Sharma, of interfering in his committee’s work.

The biggest govtech deals of the week

In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week.

‘Many businesses want to be MSPs but still see it as selling technology’

Calligo CEO Julian Box tells NS Tech contributing editor Sooraj Shah why he believes the current MSP model is broken.

Why Indian tech startups are so excited about the UAE’s tech boom

Sponsored: The relationship between the UAE and India is a storied and symbiotic one. Both countries benefit from a strong trade relationship that extends from imports and exports to talent and a rich cultural exchange. More recently, however, this has expanded into bilateral investments in the technology space, building up digital ecosystems and futuristic, knowledge-based economies. Read the full story here.