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EU to probe big tech companies in Digital Single Market overhaul

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Digital 26-05-2016

Member states support spectrum shake-up for mobile internet

The Council endorsed on Thursday (26 June) the European Commission’s proposal to liberate the 700 MHz frequency by 30 June 2020, in time for the irruption of the next generation of wireless broadband (5G).
Digital 23-05-2016

Member states call for the removal of barriers to data flows

Half of the European Union's member states on Monday (22 May) called for the removal of barriers to the free flow of data both within and outside the 28-nation bloc to ensure the continent can benefit from new data-driven technologies.
Agriculture & Food 23-05-2016

'Farming 4.0' at the farm gates

Big data and analytics are set to transform the world of agriculture as we know it. Ulrich Adam asks what kind of changes can we expect and what has to be done to make ‘Farming 4.0’ a reality?
Digital 13-05-2016

Consumers back Commission on protecting digital subscriptions abroad

Consumer organisations are fighting with specific member states, including France, Italy, Spain and Greece, to limit access to subscriber content, such as films and music, when travelling abroad.
Digital 10-05-2016

Oettinger to investigate Germany’s greenlight for 'vectoring' web bandwidths

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Germany's approval of Deutsche Telekom's plan to use its existing copper wiring to connect homes and offices to its high speed fibre optic broadband network because it could harm competition.
Digital 06-05-2016

Commission's digital single market turns one and has a big seven months ahead

The European Commission's digital single market strategy turns one year old today. With seven months left in the 16-point policy plan, the executive has only scratched the surface.
Digital 28-04-2016

Google defiant in face of EU claims

The European Commission’s charges on Google Android are likely to result in a lengthy dispute as analysts understand the internet giant will put up a vigorous defence to all charges. EurActiv's partner PaRR reports.
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Commission backs data sharing 'by default' to spur innovation

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's upcoming data initiative will establish open data as the paradigm "by default", while allowing opt-outs only in restricted cases for commercial purposes, Commissioner Carlos Moedas told EurActiv.com.
Digital 26-04-2016

Fate of the DSM is tied to 5G and the Internet of Things

Standards will need to be reliable and secure to ensure the interoperability of 5G systems connecting cars, homes, city and industrial infrastructure as they are foundation of an effective Digital Single Market, writes Wassim Chourbaji.
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Digital 08-04-2016

Broadband internet set to win dedicated EU investment funding

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Investment Bank (EIB) will set aside a dedicated part of the Juncker Plan to target broadband funding in rural areas, according to sources.
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Europe looks for digital growth recipe to revive ailing economy

SPECIAL REPORT / More investment in skills and the completion of the digital single market are among the top priorities in order to relaunch economic growth in Europe, experts and policymakers agreed during a European Commission conference yesterday (6 April).
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Nordic countries lead EU in digital entrepreneurship

SPECIAL REPORT / The Nordic countries lead the rest of the EU in fostering new digital startups and helping businesses go digital, according to a European Commission report.


Digital 01-03-2016

Commission guidance on sharing economy delayed until summer break

The European Commission is expected to publish its guidelines on how to apply existing EU legislation on the sharing economy in mid-2016, while ministers mull whether new legislation may be needed to deal with Uber, Airbnb and other similar companies.
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Digital 26-02-2016

How to become a successful ‘tech-nation’ from scratch

SPECIAL REPORT / Amid global concerns about economic growth, countries without natural resources like Estonia or Israel have converted technology into their main source of prosperity.
Digital 16-11-2015

EU 'brains' warn about end of free capital markets by 2030

Europe faces daunting years ahead, according to a report by the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), which looks at major global developments until 2030.
Digital 13-11-2015

Tapscott: There is a very real risk that capitalism can be replaced

Don Tapscott, whose books have been used by Barack Obama, gave a TED-type inspirational speech to senior members of the in-house think tanks of the EU institutions on Thursday (12 November). In his view, either we share wealth, or it will be the end of capitalism.
Digital 29-10-2015

€4-5bn EU digital investment fund needed, France says

France's Minister for the Economy, Emmanuel Macron, insisted on the need for a €4-€5 billion European digital investment fund at the French-German digital conference on Tuesday (27 October). EurActiv France reports.
Digital 27-10-2015

France and Germany push their own digital agenda

François Hollande and Angela Merkel will use a conference at Paris' Élysée Palace today (27 October) to rally support for their vision of the digital single market. EurActiv France reports.

EU Code Week 2015

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EU Code Week raises awareness about a skill that will only become more influential as time passes. Coding is the language of computers – when you learn it, you will be able to create software, websites, and apps.
Digital 01-09-2015

EU official: Big data ‘here forever and in all sectors’

The data revolution is so pervasive that it’s hard to predict which sectors of the economy are going to be hit first, said Robert Madelin in an interview with EurActiv. The senior EU official warned lawmakers against being too restrictive on privacy protection, saying it was “utopian” to believe that citizens should always be “enabled to hide”.

Higgins: Digital Single Market strategy needs to safeguard cross-border data flows

For a successful Digital Single Market, European policies need to guard the ICT sector against discrimination and promote transparency, says John Higgins, Director General of DigitalEurope, in an interview with EurActiv Germany.
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Digital 12-06-2015

Digital for Growth: Removing Barriers to Build for Europe's Future

Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market, delivers the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture at the European Digital Forum.
Digital 03-06-2015

Europe split on abolition of mobile roaming charges

The European Union's ambition to end mobile roaming charges for citizens travelling across the continent is being stymied by member states backing their national operators, officials say.
Digital 06-05-2015

EU to probe big tech companies in Digital Single Market overhaul

The European Union will announce a wide-ranging probe on Wednesday into how big technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook use their market power as it considers whether to regulate them more tightly.