E-commerce sales have been the main growth engine of the retail sector over recent years. However, according to the European Commission 75% of the Europeans use the Internet on a regular basis, while only 15% shop online from another country and only 7% of SMEs sell cross-border.
The European Commission will propose new measures in June to make it easier for police to access data on internet messaging apps like WhatsApp, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said yesterday (28 March), heeding calls from national interior ministers.
The only policy which has direct links with regional authorities, with citizens, is the cohesion policy, and this is why it is more necessary than ever, says Corina Crețu, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy.
Seven European countries announced on Thursday (23 March) a joint initiative to acquire and deploy world-class high-performance computers, a project the European Commission says is comparable to the size of Airbus or the Galileo satellite navigation project.
Digital technologies and communication have the potential to uphold a strong and dynamic internal market fit for the digital age, ultimately making every European citizen’s life much better, writes Antonio López-Istúriz.
240 European cities with populations over 100,000 have some "smart city" features--meaning they use technology to improve their energy use, transport systems or other infrastructure, according to European Parliament research.
The newly released 2016 Activity Report from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) shows a strong record of activity and adaptation to consumer needs over the course of last year.
During the #Media4EU editorial series more than 30 media experts from six countries were interviewed about how the sector can overcome its crisis.This LinksDossier refers to all the interviews that have been published, as well as a bibliography of relevant articles, policy documents and studies used for research.
A year after the Brussels attacks, Gilles de Kerchove told EURACTIV.com about the fast pace of development of EU security policy, calling for the “systematic use of biometrics” and “batch comparison” of databases in order to boost security in the Schengen area.
European media organisations have responded to the sector's crisis by focusing on domestic markets, while online platforms confirm their global vocation. But what if the key to success was more cooperation?
At a time of rising inequality across Europe, the European Investment Bank and the World Economic Forum have jointly sounded the alarm bell and called for social inclusion to become an organic part of EU economic policy.
Local governments around Europe paid €7.6 billion to light public streets in 2015, but their bills could be cut down by up to 70% if local governments are willing to shell out extra funds to install new lighting.
After the death of the print advertising model, news outlets are struggling to find sustainable solutions to fund quality journalism. Most publishers now diversify their activities by organising events, trying out new formats and forging long-term partnerships with the private sector.
An imminent commitments decision in the Amazon e-books case would help both parties avoid an escalation which would be in neither of their interests, according to sector experts. EURACTIV’s partner PaRR reports.
Experts in mainland Europe are counting on the EU to solve the crisis facing the media and have proposed measures varying from regulatory support to innovative programmes. But on the other side of la Manche, even pro-European outlets are sceptical about EU involvement.
Certainly, the past 10 years have been tough for Europe but, as the EU celebrates its 60th anniversary, it must also build on its positive achievements in order to tackle the numerous challenges ahead, writes Jacques Bughin.
The media sector in Europe is faced with a crisis of legitimacy, according to media experts from six different countries. Other challenges include concentration movements, misinformation about Europe and what EU reporting will be like after Brexit.
The #Media4EU editorial series interviewed more than 30 media experts from six countries about the parallel between the crises facing the sector and those facing Europe itself, as well as ways to foster better cooperate.
Hackers supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today (15 March) defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara's behaviour in an escalating crisis.