MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij argues that the EU has fallen behind Silicon Valley in the last ten years, but has now a "unique possibility" to grow stronger during the Trump period, if telecoms legislation is successfully modernised.
2017 will be a pivotal year for FinTech. The European Commission recently published a consultation and the European Parliament voted on its own initiative report in May. Both initiatives will input into an EU FinTech strategy expected by the end of the year.
Stakeholders, including country representatives, consumer advocates and digital economy players rate Europe's Digital Single Market proposals using emojis ahead of the European Commission releasing its DSM midterm review.
"Precision farming is a farm-management concept that should and must be available to all farmers who are committed to developing a sustainable and responsible agriculture sector” says Yara’s CEO, Svein Tore Holsether.
As the pace of technology continues to advance, tech figures, app developers, education, industry and public policy leaders gathered in Brussels to find out how businesses can make the most of the mobile economy.
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 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.
It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.