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09-07-2020

Make The Right Choice!

As I write, finally, cautiously, but steadily, things are beginning to return to a version of normal across Europe. For many of us, it’s like we are waking from a dream, or, maybe more accurately, some kind of nightmare. Abraham...
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03-07-2020

Reinforcing Digital Sovereignty In Post-Covid Era: Case Study Of Security Inspection Equipment

Digital sovereignty applies to a broad range of economic sectors impacted by digitalisation and poses many questions. Perhaps the most important one is the national security dimension: how to ensure the safe treatment of security-related data in a virtually borderless world?
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02-07-2020

Pandemic puts telemedicine and data access in the spotlight

What a dramatic difference a few months can make. At the beginning of 2020, it was hard to imagine that a worldwide health and economic crisis would develop so rapidly and cause a dramatic global shock.
01-07-2020

EU-UK cross-border data flows: New digital walls for the economy?

Data needs to continue to flow between the UK and the EU. The EU should limit safeguards to only those needed to protect personal data,  writes Andrea Giuricin.
01-07-2020

Digital tax could hinder European digitalisation when we need it most

The European Commission wants to create a Europe fit for the digital age. Its digital tax proposal goes in the opposite direction, argues Jörgen Warborn.
29-06-2020

Europe’s Experience Readiness Level – Navigating IoT and Arts in a New Digital World

The EU must deploy large scale projects quickly, or we’ll miss the next tech wave carrying us into the ‘New Digital Era’, writes Eva Kaili.
29-06-2020

Artificial Intelligence: The time for ethics is over

Organising ethical debates has long been an efficient way for industry to delay and avoid hard regulation. Europe now needs strong, enforceable rights for its citizens, writes  Green MEP Alexandra Geese.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

The new ERA must do more for gender equality

As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, one thing is clear – it has brought to the front various aspects of gender equality issues in Research and Innovation (R&I), writes Marcela Linkova.
24-06-2020

Digital tax: Stage set for EU leadership after Trump’s OECD withdrawal

Amazon does not need another massive handout, but that is what the Trump administration gave the US behemoth by withdrawing from international digital tax negotiations at the OECD. The timing could not be worse, write Christy Hoffman and Oliver Roethig.
19-06-2020

US Corporations are talking about bans for AI. Will the EU?

The conversation on banning certain uses of artificial intelligence (AI) is back on the legislative agenda. The European Commission's public consultation closed recently, leaving the EU to grapple with what the public think about AI regulation, write Nani Jansen Reventlow and Sarah Chander.
18-06-2020

Time to aim high: tackling disinformation during the pandemic

The EU needs a course correction in its approach to disinformation and fake news in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck.
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11-06-2020

Europe Needs Transparency, Creativity, and Empowerment for the Digital Future

Policy makers need lodestar themes to ground and inter-relate their enactments.  Transparency, creativity, and empowerment should form that core.  For a true digital transformation, the focus also must include digital physical infrastructure and uncensored internet access.  But those are stories for another day.
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10-06-2020

How a truly digital approach can accelerate the post-Covid economic recovery

When I presented our annual results last month, I spoke about the speed of our business continuity planning amid the Covid pandemic. This allowed us to focus on a comprehensive 5-point plan to support our customers and society in this...
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29-05-2020

We need to reinvent, not rebuild Europe’s industrial base after COVID-19

The economic situation is bleak. The IMF predicts a 3% fall in global GDP in 2020 because of COVID-19. Europe’s largest economy, Germany, officially entered into recession earlier this week and according to McKinsey, 60 million jobs are at risk...
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26-05-2020

Better Treatments & Diagnostics

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, we have become witness to the devastating, all-encompassing impact of infectious disease. First and foremost, the pandemic remains an ongoing public health emergency with over three million confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands of human lives lost. But COVID-19 has also emerged as an economic, social, and human rights crisis.
22-05-2020

EU should launch a specialist team to investigate Chinese disinformation

The Chinese government has flooded the European information space with disinformation, in an effort to control the narrative around the pandemic and divert the blame. This poisonous environment created by Chinese info-war operations calls for resolute answers, write Jakub Janda and Nathalie Vogel.
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19-05-2020

The tech sector needs to take the lead on gender equality

Europe still has a gender problem in business. Data from the European Institute for Gender Equality suggests that amongst Europe’s largest listed companies, only 8% are led by female CEOs. Less than a fifth of executives are women, and only...
07-05-2020

Data sharing and data protection: the essential third way for Europe.

Former MEP Jean-Marie Cavada argues for 'a right to share, a duty to protect' approach to data sharing and privacy amid the current public health crisis.
04-05-2020

Press Freedom and Europe: Wolves, vultures, trolls… plus knights and journalists

The media and the EU face similar dangers. Christophe Leclercq, who established Fondation EURACTIV and the EURACTIV media network,  creatively illustrates how characters could cooperate to avoid the worst.
29-04-2020

Blind faith in technology diverts EU efforts to fight terrorism

If there is one thing the coronavirus crisis proved to us is that automated tools used by big social media companies completely fail to provide a suitable online space for the exchange of vital health-related information, write Chloé Berthélémy and Diego Naranjo of European Digital Rights (EDRi).
28-04-2020

Building transnational immunity to the COVID-19 infodemic

The European Union is a major target of disinformation campaigns about COVID-19, both by Russia and domestic nationalist actors. What the bloc needs is a cross-national media engagement, a truly transnational European public sphere to build resilience against disinformation on EU affairs, writes Nad’a Kovalcikova.
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27-04-2020

False commentary and blinkered perspectives hampering TCO progress

The proposal on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online is stalled around two major sticking points but now is not the time to delay.
24-04-2020

EU’s digital vision in the era of dataism

The talk of the digital future is immensely in vogue. However, the future is already here. Nothing reveals and increases our reliance on virtual connection for work, education, business, and social life more than the current pandemic, writes Miroslava Sawiris....
Eastern Europe 15-04-2020

Global conspiracies, local panics

The COVID-19 pandemic, disrupting societies, economies, families and persons alike, is compounded by a global contagion of rumours, conspiracies, fake news and other deadly narratives that, despite their appearance of being tailored to fit local characteristics, are strikingly similar at a transnational level, writes Alina Bargaoanu.
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