Digital

Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

Achieving a digital and sustainable recovery

The COVID-19 crisis led to new creative solutions and long-term policies to make society more resilient to future shocks.
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26-06-2020

Experience Readiness Level – Intersection of Arts and Technology in the New European Digital Era

Today, we stand on the edge of a new era, powered by 5G, Industrial IoT and quantum computing. The challenge for the European Parliament, and for the whole of Europe, is to go further. To help industry stay focused on...
11-05-2020

Towards a new Marshall Plan for Europe – the role of ICT

EC President Ursula von der Leyen stated in April that: “Europe needs massive investment to jump-start our economies”. She said, “We need a Marshall Plan for Europe’s recovery and it needs to be put in place immediately.” She wants to...
Data protection 04-05-2020

Why are authorities in Bulgaria hiding the results of serological tests?

The latest investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Achchieva shows that the authorities are hiding the results of serologic tests which suggest that a large proportion of the population has already become immune to COVID-19. The findings shed light on...

COVID-19 should not become a security crisis, NATO chief warns

"We have to deal with COVID-19, but at the same time, we have to make sure that the health crisis doesn't become a security crisis," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told EURACTIV in an interview about NATO's crisis response and threat preparedness, China's role and the pandemic's impact on the military alliance.
10-03-2020

The ePrivacy Regulation saga three years on

EURACTIV takes a look at what has happened during the three years while the Commission’s proposal has been stuck in the legislative process. The Croatian Presidency is the latest member state with responsibility to resolve the ePrivacy Regulation conundrum. The...
19-02-2020

Digital Agenda – speaking with Ismail Ertug, S&D

Ertug’s Social Contract for the Digital Age “We need a new Social Contract for the digital age” says Ismail Ertug, Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, in charge of the group’s Digital Agenda. Speaking with EURACTIV’s...
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07-02-2020

Google Online Safety Summit 2020

The Google.org Online Safety Summit took place in Brussels on Tuesday (4 February), showcasing Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety community organisations tackling hate, extremism and child safety online.
15-01-2020

Storytelling and Multilingualism at Netflix

Netflix's Diego Avalos discusses the importance of original storytelling as part of Netflix's creative output, how the company identifies the stories at the heart of its production, and multilingualism in the age of mass online media
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18-12-2019

In conversation with Maike Olij and Atte Jääskeläinen, authors of The EBU News Report 2019: The Next Newsroom

The EBU News Report 2019 examines what the fourth major wave of digital transformation means for journalism.
Cybersecurity 13-12-2019

Cybersecurity: What does it mean to EU citizens?

Cybersecurity represents one of the greatest challenges that companies, individuals, national governments and supranational organisations currently face. The technological devices that citizens use daily could be at risk of potential cyber-threats due to insufficient built-in security safeguards.
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’.
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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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...
Data protection 13-11-2019

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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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!
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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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Data protection 28-10-2019

The EU asking the impossible

The European Union wants Cloud Infrastructure Providers to snoop on their customer’s data, slowing down their digital transformation and immediately bringing to a halt the protections of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
17-10-2019

The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?

The European Union, with 500 million consumers, has huge potential in digitalising the economy. The ‘Digital Single Market’ is no longer stand-alone. Rather, digitalisation affects all sectors and companies. It is argued that European digital services lag behind the US and China, especially when it comes to its global presence. However, opportunities exist in B2C and B2B services and beyond.
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25-09-2019

Unleashing digital opportunities in Europe

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, was in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with Finnish Prime Minister Rinne to discuss his priorities for the European Union Presidency, from building sustainable economic growth to achieving a carbon-free future.
Politics 28-06-2019

#Media4Democracy: ‘VP Democracy’ for Sound Platforms & Independent Media

Following the EU Elections, it will be clear if online platforms were used to influence the outcome. Newly elected MEPs will have the opportunity to review the future strategy for the media sector, ensuring its sustainability and support to democracy. They may wish to create a media intergroup.
Cybersecurity 07-06-2019

AI-enabled facial recognition: More than just ethics?

Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly. While there are...
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Delivering a connected future
21-05-2019

Delivering a connected future

A connected Europe is closer than you might think. An explosion of new digital services is just around the corner, from autonomous driving to e-democracy and virtual reality.
Economy & Jobs 17-05-2019

An Innovative and Responsible Europe: Empowering young people

According to the UN, quality education is the foundation to create sustainable development. Education and teachers’ empowerment are therefore considered as key factors in supporting youth as a globally connected engine for change.
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