Enough of ignoring from the European Commission the great achievements of our mixed capital fishing companies that with their investments have done so much for the industrial and fishing development of so many countries, such as Morocco, Argentina, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Senegal and Malvinas . African countries are being much smarter than others and have opened up to Spanish investments in a smart and balanced way. But it is also that these investments, mostly Galician, are being instrumental in ensuring the supply of fish to the EU, thus escaping the monopolistic temptations of countries such as Norway, Iceland and others, perhaps the United Kingdom itself, which cease to monopolize thus the supply to the EU: Spanish joint ventures show the way and we should be proud of this because we also help our brothers in less developed countries. EU policy has to stop trying to put television cameras even in the gamelas of the Rías Baixas, while it laughs thanks to Norway, which continues to “scientifically” fish for whales (another dog with that bone! ) and snatching food from them in Antarctic krill fisheries. We must send a clear message that neo-protectionism is not tolerable neither in Norway nor in Iceland nor unfortunately in the Malvinas where it seems that there are those who propose a policy of more nationalization. If these policies were to progress, it would be a shame and a big mistake because nothing was better for these islands than their commercial relationship with Galicia. They have been left out of Brexit and are looking for solutions, but with all the affection I tell them that it is not the time to lower the squid tariffs, until we clear what future relationship they want with the EU. There are formulas. At the moment of tariff concessions nothing, patience and good handwriting.
Enrique César López Veiga is former Minister of Fisheries
One of the keys would be that the hypothetical independence was legal and agreed with London
The internal borders of the European Union were moved only four times. The French decolonization of Algeria sparked the first move by leaving the African country out of the EU. Greenland and Denmark agreed that they would remain united but that the territory of Greenland would not be part of the Union. German reunification brought eastern Germany out of the communist dictatorship into the EU. On January 1, 2020, the United Kingdom left the Union after almost 45 years of membership. The external borders were moving with the successive enlargements from the six founders to the current 27.
The European Union would only study the accession of Scotland if their separation from the UK had been by agreement. Let’s put ourselves on that stage.
Scotland would submit an application for membership which is detailed in Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union. This article establishes that “any European State that respects the values mentioned in article 2 (democracy, fundamental values) and undertakes to promote them may apply for membership in the Union.” Here you can read the rest of article 49.
There is no waiting list in order to enter the European Union although there are Balkan countries waiting for more than a decade and Turkey since the 70s. The Scottish case is different and it would be much faster because in Scotland all European legislation already governs and economically its income is above the European average and no one would see the small country (just over five million inhabitants) like a burden.
Accession could depend more on Scottish speed than European speed, because Brussels would require institutions that it does not have, such as the creation of a Central Bank that joins the European Central Bank. The biggest obstacles will have to be overcome by the Scottish Government and Parliament because the European Union seems chastened by the British experience and would hardly accept more exceptions. Brussels and Frankfurt (ECB) would refuse to accept a country that had a third-state currency as its currency, and Sturgeon repeated that it would keep the pound sterling. The European treaties oblige the new Member States to take steps towards the introduction of the euro.
From Brussels, the example of Finland is given, which spent less than three years from its application for membership until its formal entry in the mid-1990s. But as long as, like the Finns, the Scots accept all the acquis communautaire that the Kingdom Kingdom never accepted, such as the common currency and its integration into Schengen because they meet the requirements. ANDThe problem is that nobody sees how it would be possible for Scotland to enter Schengen and keep the border open with the rest of a United Kingdom that would remain outside the Union.
The eyes are focused on Spain in the case of a possible veto to Scotland – legally it would be possible – due to the possible effect on Catalan nationalism. But the situation would be totally different because the independence of Scotland would have been agreed with London and no one in Brussels expects a Catalan independence with the Madrid agreement. Spanish diplomacy already made it clear in Brussels in 2014 –with Rajoy in government – who would not accept that the European institutions take anything for official before a Scottish referendum.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Northern Ireland’s largest unionist political party, elected Edwin Poots, now Agriculture Minister, as its new leader, after Arlene Foster announced her resignation in late April, although it will be on the 28th when she leaves the leadership of the party and at the end of June her position as chief minister. “This party has been the true voice of trade unionism and will continue to be the true voice of trade unionism under my leadership,” said Poots after knowing the result of the vote, which he won by 19 votes against the 17 obtained by his opponent, parliamentarian Jeffrey Donaldson , party leader in Westminster.
The election is historic, not only because of its close competition, but because it is the first time in the half century of the party’s existence that this mechanism is used to choose the person who will be in charge. Only three people have served as DUP leader since the party was established in 1971: its founder, the late Reverend Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson, and its current leader, Arlene Foster. Now the fourth, elected by secret ballot by party MPs and Assembly members, said it was an immense honor to have been selected for the highest office and that he hoped to have a ‘positive relationship across Northern Ireland with my party colleagues ”and“ with people from other parties ”.
Poots had words for the Northern Irish, who he said have shown “remarkable resilience.” “I am here very proud to assume the leadership as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and that carries a responsibility towards all unionism,” he said, and promised: “I will be a leader in unionism who will reach out to other union leaders. I want unionism to work together.
At 55 years old, and the son of one of the founding members of the DUP, Poots is a controversial figure, not only because he is a creationist and believes that planet Earth is only 6,000 years old, but above all because of his position with respect to the homosexuality. In fact, when he served as Health Minister, he opposed adoption by same-sex couples and gay men donating blood, a ban that had been lifted in the rest of the UK. However, it is precisely these positions that have led to the support of the most traditional wing of the party.
His work, however, will have to go beyond his personal opinions, since he takes the reins at a time when it is urgent, according to training sources, to reconnect with the bases and reform the training, as promised during your campaign. And it is precisely that Foster’s departure occurred after his leadership was questioned after Brexit, and a group of regional and national deputies supported a motion of no confidence against him.
The narrow margin by which Poots won reflects the division in the party, which is at a time complicated by the tensions generated after the divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union, which even provoked situations of violence for several days in April that they awakened the ghosts of the past among a population that fears reliving the suffering that plagued the nation for three decades. This protocol imposes commercial border controls on ports between Northern Ireland, which is part of the Community Single Market, and the rest of the United Kingdom, and its objective is to avoid a hard border on land.
The new leader has wanted to make it very clear that he does not intend to succeed Foster in the role of prime minister, a position for which he will nominate another candidate from the DUP, and that he would like to continue as minister of agriculture. Still, he is expected to take a tougher position on the Northern Ireland Protocol that is part of the Brexit agreements. His ministry is precisely one of those in charge of supervising the post-Brexit border checkpoints, despite the fact that he himself opposed them, and last February he was the one who made the decision to withdraw the staff in the port of Larne, after that they received threats.
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Poots, who was born in 1965 in Lisburn, County Antrim, was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in 1998. His first controversial decision was to oppose the signing of the Good Friday Peace Agreement, as he considered that it was necessary to have absolutely clear evidence of the dismantling of weapons by the IRA and he was against the release of prisoners.
British regional elections gave new impetus to Scottish nationalism, that he wants a new independence referendum after the 2014 one and immediately afterwards ask to rejoin the European Union, from which he left with the rest of the United Kingdom just over a year ago. What would happen if a hypothetical independent Scotland decided to ask to join the European Union as the Chief Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the nationalist SNP party promises to do? The Union would give an answer to Scotland that would be mainly marked by how that hypothetical separation from the United Kingdom would have been.
Before the previous referendum, this reporter spoke with the professor of Political Science at the University of Aberdeen, Michael Keating, who is considered an authority on British constitutionalism. Keating said then that the key would be the position of London. In 2014 the United Kingdom was a member of the Union and now not, but from Brussels that position would be looked at and it would be practically impossible for the Member States – which are the ones that would finally have the last word unanimously – to accept Scotland if your separation from the UK was not agreed with the British Government after a referendum. Keating foresees that the final decision of London and Edinburgh will still take time.
The European Union would only consider Scotland’s accession if its separation from the United Kingdom it would have been by agreement. Let’s put ourselves on that stage.
Scotland would submit an application for membership which is detailed in Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union. This article establishes that “any European State that respects the values mentioned in article 2 (democracy, fundamental values) and undertakes to promote them may apply for membership in the Union.”
Here you can read the rest of article 49. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A12016M049
There is no waiting list in order to enter the European Union although there are Balkan countries waiting for more than a decade and Turkey since the 70s. The Scottish case is different and it would be much faster because Scotland already governs all European legislation and economically its income is above the European average and no one would see the small country (just over five million inhabitants) as a burden.
Accession could depend more on Scottish speed than European speed, as Brussels would require institutions that it does not have, like the creation of a Central Bank to join the European Central Bank. The biggest obstacles will have to be overcome by the Scottish Government and Parliament because the European Union seems chastened by the British experience and would hardly accept more exceptions.
Brussels and Frankfurt (ECB) would refuse to accept a country that had as its currency that of a third State and Sturgeon he repeats that he would keep the pound sterling. The European treaties oblige the new Member States to take steps towards the introduction of the euro.
The example of Finland is given from Brussels, which spent less than three years from its application for membership until its formal entry in the mid-1990s. But as long as, like the Finns, the Scots accept all the acquis communautaire that the Kingdom Kingdom never accepted, as the common currency and its integration into Schengen because they meet the requirements. The problem is that nobody sees how it would be possible for Scotland to enter Schengen and keep the border open with the rest of a United Kingdom that would remain outside the Union.
The eyes are focused on Spain in the case of a possible veto to Scotland – legally it would be possible- for the possible effect on Catalan nationalism. But the situation would be totally different because the independence of Scotland would have been agreed with London and no one in Brussels expects a Catalan independence with the Madrid agreement. Spanish diplomacy already made it clear in Brussels in 2014 – with the conservative Mariano Rajoy in the Government – that it would not accept that the European institutions would take anything for official before a Scottish referendum.
The title on the EHF Cup, third competition in the European club ranks, automatically grants the Fertility Corner the invitation to access the 2021/22 season EHF European League, lsecond. Above is only the select Champions, with 16 teams.
It is now time to evaluate the corner entity if it can assume the expenses derived from a more demanding competition, both for what the tournament itself generates and for what it would imply to reinforce the squad with players with more cache. The EHF European League is a very demanding competition, with two previous rounds and a phase of four groups of four teams (16 in total), with quarter-finals and a Final Four that was played this weekend also in Baia Mare (Romania), with the local team, French Nantes, Danish Herning and Hungarian Siofok.
The Spanish champion, the Fallow Guipuzcoan, who also on Saturday was proclaimed champion of the Iberdrola Guerreras League and has obtained the automatic pass. But it is a competition in which teams from more professional leagues and of a much higher level take part. To put it in context, Bera Bera, dominator in Spanish handball and the most powerful team in the country, was eliminated in the previous tie against him. Russian Zvezda (51-56 accumulated) and he only played two games in the European season. There are teams from the best leagues on the continent. For example, four Russian teams (with what the displacements imply) that were among the 16 best and that raise the level quite a bit compared to the step in which the Fertility Corner has won. In addition, going to the group stage ensures three more trips and skyrocket costs.
So that is the dilemma that El Rincón will have to face, which will depend on the financial support it has. There is dialogue with the institutions and there may be news in the next few hours to find out what money is available. The heart would encourage you to compete at a higher level and explore sporting limits, but the head still advises to continue at the same level to grow more naturally.
The top step is the Champions League, where 16 teams participate. Two clubs contribute the six most powerful leagues (Romania, France, Russia, Denmark, Hungary and Germany) plus the champion of Norway, Slovenia, Montenegro and Croatia. The malagueña has competed at that level this year Marta López (Ramnicu Valcea) and Jennifer Gutiérrez (Borussia Dortmund), the Algecireña formed in El Rincón and also internationally.
Colombian footballers are characterized by their wealth on the field, leaving samples of all the potential that exists in each of them. Some have needed to emigrate from the land to seek an opportunity not only in football, but also in life. There are many born in the country whose path has led them to places where no one imagines arriving, but, being there, they make a name for themselves, strengthening and consolidating themselves as the fundamental ones.
The Colombian scorer, with silent work, but with a firm step. The story of Frank Castañeda, Sheriff’s player of the Moldavian League. His beginnings were in the quarry of Deportivo Cali, but with his debut in Orsomarso in a Cup match against América de Cali.
The 26-year-old attacker describes himself “I’m a fast, unbalanced player, hungry for goals. With a lot of technique like any Colombian player ”.
Frank Castañeda is one of the Colombians with the most goals this season in European football, only surpassed by Luis Muriel. Gunner with 21 goals in the Moldavian league with Sheriff Tiraspol, of whom he is also the captain. At 26 years old, he is very close to being crowned champion, in addition to advancing to the preliminary phase of the Champions League “now I am still a league scorer, we are two games away from defining the championship. We can become champions, we also advance to the final of the Cup ”.
“The league in general has grown. There are three teams that will participate at the end of the season in European competitions. It is a league that personally has contributed a lot to me, due to the goals, being the captain of the club ”he recognizes the affection that the fans have for him, for his work and for the camaraderie that surrounds the Sheriff.
The case of Frank Castañeda is particular, from his inferiors performed in Cali he was able to share with people like Jairo ‘el maestro’ Arboleda, who led him in the training process and his advice was to have fun on the field. In addition to coinciding at that time with Rafael Santos Borré and Harold Preciado. “When I arrived at Deportivo Cali, I was in a category higher than mine. I met players like Brayan Perea, Harrison Mojica ”.
Within those dressing room anecdotes, such as when Borré told him that he did not want to continue playing “he entered the dressing room with anger, he did not play much with the sub-20s, he did not want to play football anymore. Between the companions we spoke to him, today it represents a lot for the Colombian soccer ”.
Leonel Álvarez was the coach who at that time assumed the technical direction of Cali, Castañeda was one of those discarded, along with another group of colleagues. The doors of the professional were closed there “Then I went to a first C that Patriotas was forming in Cali. I went to Jamundi to a team to prepare and look for an opportunity. One day we made a friendly match with Orsomarso, they saw me and called me to some tests to form the professional team ”.
His career has not been easy, he was close to leaving football due to the lack of opportunities, he even thought about putting his career aside, but perseverance would lead him to fulfill his dream. most difficult moments. He had been insisting for two years, back and forth looking for an opportunity. At one point I said it wasn’t for me. I remember that one day I cried and went to where my father, who did not want to know more about football, was going to go to study. My family told me to wait and make an effort for the last two months of 2016. That time I endured and made my debut at Orsomarso ”.
Despite fulfilling a dream, the few performances in the second division changed his perspective, even playing as a full-back on occasions, but his representative saw him and believed in him, presenting him with an option that he could not miss “the arrival in Europe was a surprise . I didn’t have the contacts and I had three years left on my contract. My agent gives me this opportunity, I started dreaming. In a match they put me as a forward, he sees it and contacted me to get to European football. One day he arrived with the contract and all the conditions to start Slovakia ”.
Castañeda is no stranger to the situation in Colombia “the most difficult thing is having my family far away, not being close to them and more than just being a fundamental part of the family. From here I have spoken with them to calm them down ”.
The dream with the Colombian National Team is, despite not having any contact with the tricolor environment yet, his hope is that the goals and talent will carry him one day. For now Frank Castañeda has his head in Moldova, despite the rumors that place him in other European leagues and even in Peñarol, which he himself denies.
There are many talents who have fled in Colombia, Frank himself admits it, that in Europe they have valued their work and conditions, something that in the country they did not have an opportunity. He emphasizes that in the training processes these talents must be taken into account more to give them a chance.
The negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament have reached an interim political agreement enshrining in legislation the EU climate neutrality target for 2050 and a collective target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions (emissions after removals) by at least 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels.
“We are very satisfied with the interim agreement reached today. The European Climate Law is ‘the law of laws’ that establishes the EU’s legislative framework on climate for the next thirty years. The EU is firmly determined to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and today we can be proud to have set an ambitious climate target that can be supported by all. With this agreement we are sending a strong message to the world – just before the leaders’ climate summit on 22 April – and paving the way for the Commission to propose its’ Goal 55 ‘climate package in June, ” João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of the Environment and Climate Action
Regarding the goal for 2030, negotiators have agreed on the need to prioritize reducing emissions over removals. To ensure that sufficient measures are taken to reduce and avoid emissions by 2030, they have introduced a limit of 225 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent to the contribution of removals to the net target. They also agreed that the Union should aim to achieve a higher net carbon sink volume by 2030.
Other aspects of the interim agreement include the creation of a European scientific advisory council on climate change, composed of fifteen high-level scientific experts of different nationalities with a maximum of two members holding the nationality of the same Member State, with terms of four years. This independent council will be responsible, inter alia, for providing scientific advice and reporting on EU action, climate targets, indicative greenhouse gas emission budgets and consistency with European climate legislation. and with the international commitments of the EU in the framework of the Paris Agreement.
Negotiators have agreed that the Commission propose an intermediate climate goal by 2040, if applicable, no later than six months after the first global stocktaking carried out under the Paris Agreement. At the same time, it will present an indicative EU greenhouse gas emissions budget for the period 2030-2050, together with its underlying methodology. The budget is defined as the total indicative volume of net greenhouse gas emissions (expressed in carbon dioxide equivalent and with separate information on emissions and removals) that are expected to be generated in that period without jeopardizing the commitments made by the Union under the Paris Agreement.
Negotiators have also agreed that the Commission collaborates with sectors of the economy that choose to develop voluntary roadmaps indicative to achieve the Union’s climate neutrality target by 2050. The Commission would oversee the development of such roadmaps, facilitate dialogue at EU level and share best practices among stakeholders.
The interim agreement also sets an ambitious target for the EU to strive for negative emissions from 2050.
The provisional political agreement will be submitted to the Council and Parliament for approval before proceeding to the formal phases of the adoption procedure. The provisional agreement has been reached by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council and the representatives of the European Parliament, on the basis of the mandates of their respective institutions.
The vaccination campaign in the large tourist-issuing markets and the improvement in the health situation has aroused optimism among the Spanish tourism sector, sunk in a depressive climate after thirteen consecutive months of paralysis, which have accumulated millions of losses in the accounts of results from hotels, bars, restaurants, travel agencies and transportation. If last summer (June to September included), Spain only received 6.1 million travelers, the forecast for this year is that the figure will triple to 18 million tourists. Despite this, the arrival of travelers would remain only 50% of the 37 million received in the summer of 2019, in a pre-pandemic scenario.
But Spain is not alone in this competition to attract European travelers, if they were traditionally the most loyal to Spain, now they will be much more, as long as prices and sanitary conditions convince them. Large Spanish destinations will have to compete with Italy, Greece, Cyprus or Malta to attract tourists from the EU eager to travel after more than a year of confinement. Competition from North Africa (Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Morocco), which flourished since 2012 thanks to tax and price cuts, will not pose a challenge this year, since the epidemiological situation is significantly worse than in Other European destinations and travel to those destinations will be prohibited or discouraged by the Community authorities. Therefore, the battle to attract European tourism is among those five destinations that will bid to attract the 190 million tourists (less than half of what was received before the pandemic) who are expected to travel in the summer months.
Apart from North Africa and other more distant destinations, such as Turkey, the main battle of these five countries will be, taking advantage of the express processing of the health passport, to attract travelers from those countries where the vaccination process goes much faster than in the EU. This is the case in the United Kingdom, in which more than half of the population already has a first dose of the vaccine and in which herd immunity is expected to be achieved in early summer. The British government is working to install a traffic light with three lights (red, amber and green). In any of them, travelers will have to do, at least, one PCR on the way out and another on the way back. In 2019, Spain received 18 million British travelers, as many as in all of 2020, and the goal is to re-retain them.
The good health situation in Spain may be the main driving force to attract millions of Britons, although the high cost of being clean from the virus (at an average of 100 euros each PCR, the cost for a family of 4 is close to 800 euros) It can lead many people to cancel their trip and choose, as they did in 2020, to stay in their places of origin. The economic problem has been joined by the latest report from the UK health authority, which advises against traveling abroad due to the risk involved in importing new strains of the coronavirus, despite pressure from large tour operators (TUI or Jet 2) and large airlines, eager to reactivate air traffic.
The other major source market is Germany, which must also show in the coming weeks its rules to prohibit or allow mobility to its travelers during the next summer. It will be the European Union that will have to dictate the rules to be followed, although the pressure from the Balearic and Canary Islands has already taken effect and Germany will consider them apart from the rest of Spain. The two autonomous governments are fighting hard to open tourist corridors with Germany and as of May 19 with the United Kingdom, based on the fact that their insularity provides them with a greater capacity to control the virus, since all those who enter and leave the island must pass a PCR test.
Negotiations have accelerated in recent weeks, especially in the case of Germany and the Balearic Islands (50% of their foreign travelers are Germans) thanks to the good epidemiological situation of the archipelago. Despite this, a slight rebound in infections has led it to exceed 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the limit set by the German Government to pass quarantine upon return from the trip, which could discourage many travelers and force the Balearic Executive to raise the restrictions.
Vaccinations and tourist vouchers
EE UU. It will be the largest outbound market for travelers in the world, since the aggressive vaccination campaign will lead it to be the first nation with its entire population immunized. This has led the Community Executive to speed up negotiations so that American tourists vaccinated or with a negative PCR can directly access a European destination, as Greece does. “The Greek exception, to which Spain must join immediately, shows that we cannot continue to accept without question being hostages of the Brussels policy, decided by a group of countries for which tourism does not have a representative weight in their economies, “says Juan Molas, president of the Tourism Board.
Tourist vouchers. Many autonomies have launched tourist bonds to finance and stimulate travel within their region. The desire to travel and the economic crisis have caused an unprecedented reception. The two million euros that the Xunta de Galicia put in, in bonds of 200, 375 or 500 euros (which must be accompanied by a tourist expenditure of 100, 150 or 200 euros) were exhausted in ten hours. Andalusia offers a 25% discount for stays of two nights and up to 50% if they exceed four nights, with a maximum amount of 200 and 500 euros respectively.
MADRID, May 23 / PRNewswire / – PANTUM, a global brand that designs, manufactures and markets laser printers and toner cartridges, has launched the Elite Series, a premium line of six models available worldwide, ranging from single to Multifunction printers are enough.
The Elite series is designed for commercial channels and, with its outstanding performance, is particularly suitable for customers in small and medium-sized companies, companies, administrative departments, banks and hospitals.
Both the single-function BP5100 series and the multi-function BM5100 series offer the highest possible productivity and performance with high-speed printing of 40 pages per minute on A4 paper. Printing is also very convenient and can be done on a mobile device via the PANTUM app, AirPrint or Mopria. In addition, the printers offer outstanding capacity with a maximum monthly print volume of 80,000 pages, which is supported by a powerful 60-page multipurpose paper tray and two optional 550-page paper trays. As multi-function printers, the BM5100ADN and BM5100ADW can also copy and scan, while the BM5100FDN and BM5100FDW still have a fax function compared to their predecessor models.
Pantum’s launch of the Elite series of printers in Europe will not only complete the company’s product line and give users greater choice, but also demonstrate its technical strength.
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The European smartphone market appears to be on the road to recovery after a difficult 2020. An improvement in the outlook for COVID-19 compared to the same period last year has helped smartphone sales in the region grow 6% annually in the first quarter of 2021. However, the current challenges of the pandemic mean that the market continues to decline slightly from 2019 levels.
The market has also been helped by new device launches from most of the major vendors, which continue to fight for the market share vacated by Huawei. Samsung was the main winner for the quarter, having regained the top spot from Apple, although Apple remains the clear leader in France, Germany and the UK. Xiaomi’s performance was equally impressive, particularly in southern Europe. In March, Xiaomi overtook Samsung to become Spain’s largest smartphone supplier, seizing number two in Italy at Apple’s expense. Xiaomi now accounts for a fifth of terminal sales in Europe, almost triple its market share 18 months ago.
“The first quarter of 2021 was an excellent example of the intensely competitive nature of the European smartphone market. January saw Apple as the clear leader after its most successful device launch in history; Samsung rebounded in February following strong sales of the Galaxy S21 series and the popular Galaxy A series; and subsequently Xiaomi reached its largest market share in Europe in March thanks to the launch of its mi11 devices. OPPO, OnePlus, Realme and Vivo also continue to grow strongly, with most launching new ones. devices in the quarter, “says Counterpoint Research Associate Director Jan Stryjak.
As predicted, it’s going to be a fascinating year, and for Research Director Peter Richardson, “Accelerating vaccination programs will lay the foundation for a year-round recovery. The market will also see increased competition between vendors: Samsung and Apple improved their market share in the first quarter of 2021, and their leadership positions will come under renewed challenge from a number of Chinese players, led by Xiaomi. , which reached a 20% market share for the first time in March. Meanwhile, OPPO and Vivo hope that their back-and-forth battle for leadership in their China domestic market may also lead to further momentum in Europe. “