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Digital 06-12-2019

EU ‘data sovereignty’: opportunities and challenges

In November 2018, the European Commission presented its Digital Strategy, where it set the vision to become a ‘digitally transformed, user-focused and data-driven administration by 2022’.
Politics 06-12-2019

Tweets of the Week: Commission Handover, NATO jokes, Malta Rule of Law

VDL Commission takes up its seat, Trump under fire as NATO leaders meet, and Rule of Law in Malta feeling the heat.
Energy 05-12-2019

Financing the energy transition: Incentives to bring all regions on board

To meet the objectives of the Energy Union and support the transition to a clean energy system, funding will be needed to finance structural changes to ensure security of supply, due to lack of capacity and funding restraints.
Digital 05-12-2019

The role of ethics in artificial intelligence and data usage

The EU’s digital agenda for the next mandate will be marked by a series of broad-ranging reforms, from artificial intelligence and data protection to digital tax. However, the issue of ethics in the digital field continues to be at the centre of the debate, namely in regulating AI and data usage.
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Economy & Jobs 02-12-2019

Opening ceremony of the Europe Enacted exhibition

On 13 November, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union held the opening ceremony of the Europe Enacted exhibition at the European Parliament, in the presence of representatives of the 22 notariats of the European Union, the European institutions and the Member States.
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Digital 29-11-2019

No time to waste – #EUindustry calls new Commission to action

Orgalim Director General Malte Lohan shares the views of Europe’s technology industries as new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her team take office – calling for a strategy that puts industrial innovation at the heart of the EU’s...
Politics 29-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: VDL Commission, Climate Emergency, and #BlackFriday nonsense

VdL Commission gets the okay, it’s a climate emergency MEPs say, and #BlackFriday nonsense, please go away.

Do NECPs from the 28 Member States meet EU transport decarbonisation targets?

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are the blueprint for climate action between 2020 and 2030. Although transport decarbonisation is an essential part of the puzzle, some argue it lags behind in the EU. Transport’s climate footprint in Europe continues...
Future of mobility 22-11-2019

Greening mobility: Are we acting fast enough?

Transport has brought plenty of benefits to society, providing jobs, connecting people and moving goods. It now has to face its next challenge: reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Economy & Jobs 22-11-2019

Revitalising the Single Market: Challenges and opportunities for EU’s new leadership

The EU leadership plays a key role in furthering human development, sustainable growth and decreasing inequalities in Europe.
Politics 22-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Google Ads, Green Deal Protests, Tusks New Job

Google brings political advertisers to heel, Wemove.EU calls for European Green Deal, and Donald Tusk greets new job with zeal.

Consumer behaviour & climate change: Can heating make a difference?

The planet is heating up fast. Whichever predictions you read, the consequences look serious.
Climate change 21-11-2019

Decarbonising the construction industry: Can Europe lead in low carbon buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.
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Global Europe 18-11-2019

Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference

How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
Energy 15-11-2019

A cost-effective transition: Unlocking the benefits of sector coupling

‘Sector coupling’, the integration of energy end-use and supply sectors, could potentially reduce the costs of decarbonisation and improve energy efficiency, in line with the EU's transformation towards a low-carbon economy as detailed in the 2050 long-term strategy.
Politics 15-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Commissioner Title Changes, Tusks Speech, Boris’ Mop

VdL’s new titles are a bit of a flop, Tusk Brexit  speech is a major mic-drop, and Boris Johnson it appears can’t use a mop.
Central Asia 15-11-2019

New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

Following the presidential elections on June 9th, Kazakhstan has a new leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is the second president to be elected after almost thirty years of uninterrupted rule by Nursultan Nazarbayev, who occupied the position since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Global Europe 12-11-2019

Clothing imports to the EU: Achieving sustainability & transparency in the supply chain

The EU’s retail clothing sector sources textiles and clothes from all over the world. In addition to sourcing at the most competitive rates, they must also consider how industries, such as cotton production, are regulated in different countries, both in terms of the environment and international labour standards.
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12-11-2019

Elimination of child and forced labour in the Uzbek textile sector

Adkham Ikramov, Chairman of the Chamber of Trade and Industry of Uzbekistan, commended the efforts of Uzbekistan’s government since 2013 to eliminate child and forced labour in the cotton harvesting sector.  
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Digital 11-11-2019

#CECESummit 2019 – Let’s rewind!

If you didn't have a chance to join us for the #CECESummit 2019, you don't know what you've missed!
Energy 08-11-2019

Renewable gases: Where do they stand in the EU’s 2050 energy roadmap?

Widely accepted as a “transition fuel” until 2030 to help wean Europe from coal, gas is also positioning itself as a clean fuel beyond that date. But meeting the EU’s 2050 climate goals will require a deep transformation of the sector, amid growing competition from solar and wind power.
Politics 08-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Empty UK Chairs, EU China Food Deal, Schiphol Airport

Boris Johnson has chairs to fill, Emmanuel Macron had steak to grill, and Dutch police get impromptu alarm drill.
Transport 07-11-2019

Emission-free mobility: How will Europe reach its targets?

Decarbonising transport is a core theme of the EU 2020 strategy. The long-term objective of the European Union on CO2 emissions is an overall reduction of 80-95% by 2050.
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Digital 05-11-2019

The EU asking the impossible

Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.

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