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02/05/2016

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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.

European Business Summit 2015

EurActiv has been a Knowledge Partner of EBS since its launch in 2000. This year's edition will focus on how the industry and the society are impacted by digitalisation, the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution.
Digital 28-04-2015

Seven concrete steps for Europe to regain leadership in the digital economy

Europe needs to act decisively and clearly if it wants to harness the digital revolution, writes Gunnar Hökmark
Digital 06-04-2015

No Digital Europe without a strong Telecom Single Market

Without more forward looking political leadership and an ambitious Telecoms Single Market, the European digital single market will remain only a virtual reality.
Digital 16-03-2015

German digital fair showcases China relationship

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (15 March) urged closer high-tech cooperation with China as she opened a major IT business fair with the Asian giant as official partner country.
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Digital 12-03-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How Digital is the EU in 2015?

The European Commission has published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions:
Digital 10-03-2015

Betting on Europe’s Digital Future

Europe should learn from history and make better broadband and private investment not only coexist, but form the cornerstone in achieving Europe’s digital agenda.