Jeremy Fleming

Digital 28-05-2015

EU tech standards team returns from discreet China trip

EXCLUSIVE / A delegation of senior European standards officials spent six days in China last month to explore scope for mutual work on 5G standards amongst other technology-related issues, EURACTIV has learned.

Waterskiing sailor
Brexit 12-05-2015

Greg Hands given key role as Cameron mulls early EU referendum

David Cameron could bring the UK referendum forward to next year following his surprise victory in last week’s (7 May) UK election, and has appointed a new minister to play a key role in negotiations.

Europe looks to laser-technology to blaze innovation

SPECIAL REPORT / Cutting edge laser technologies were amongst the prize winners and nominees as the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) crowned Europe’s best innovators at a glitzy awards ceremony in Budapest last week (6 May).

Ansip
Digital 11-05-2015

Ansip: ‘Cybersecurity public-private partnership to launch early next year’

Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, following his launch of the Digital Single Market plan last week, says that the Commission’s proposed public private partnership on cyber security will be launched early next year. In the meantime, he remains confident that the data protection regulation can be agreed on before the end of the year.

EIT woos Juncker Plan money to make up for lost EU budget

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is seeking to recoup funding lost to the Juncker investment plan from other funding sources. One idea being explored is to get money back from... the Juncker Plan.

EIT chief: ‘We will be able to satisfy Parliament’

SPECIAL REPORT / The head of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) said that concerns in Parliament about the management of funds is a historic issue. He is confident that the Budapest-based institution will be able to overcome the concerns of MEPs.

Digital 06-05-2015

European tech innovators face becoming rivals’ meal

SPECIAL REPORT / Problems with investment funding, stigmatising business failures and regulatory red tape are threatening Europe’s technical innovating industries, delegates at the InnovEIT Forum heard yesterday (5 May).

José Manuel Barroso at the EIT

EU innovation institute hosts crucial meeting amidst funding questions

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)’s annual forum will seek this week to address concerns over the body’s management of its flagship Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICS).

Digital 30-04-2015

Europe’s south, east, lagging on digital connectivity

The Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and Spain are flagging in the digital economy compared with their northern European counterparts, according to an index of global connectivity conducted by Chinese-headquartered tech company Huawei.

Euro & Finance 27-04-2015

Commission to put financial services, insurance under spotlight

SPECIAL REPORT / The EU executive is set to launch a broad consultation on the state of the internal market for financial services to gauge how fragmented it is and what can be done to encourage more cross-border activity in the insurance sector.

Euro & Finance 24-04-2015

Insurance tsar: Deliver on pensions to instill confidence in single market

SPECIAL REPORT / A pan-European pension markets product would help spur more cross-border economic activity and instill confidence in the single market amongst consumers, says Gabriel Bernardino.

Trade & Society 23-04-2015

Insurers lead moves to include financial services in TTIP

SPECIAL REPORT / Insurers from the US and EU are amongst leading backers of a financial services chapter within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), although the US remains opposed officially.