A consortium of twelve Finnish corporations calling themselves the "game-changers" have announced a new billion-euro offensive to build new digital infrastructure, saying the digital transition will be key to achieve green objectives after the COVID-19 crisis.
The European Commission wants supercomputers on European soil, saying it is essential for technological sovereignty. The executive was supposed to announce its new regulation on High-Performance Computers (HPC) on Tuesday (15 September), but there is a delay of several days. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The development of the EU's landmark cloud infrastructure project, Gaia-X, received a boost on Tuesday (15 September) as the contingent behind the project put pen to paper on documents marking the official founding of the organisation.
French President Emmanuel Macron defended 5G technology in his speech to a French startup gathering on Monday (14 September), providing a clear answer to a moratorium on the rollout of the super-fast broadband network wanted by leftist and green parties.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has taken a stand in support of EU net neutrality rules in a case probing 'zero-tariff' deals, which give preferential treatment to the use of certain popular web applications, such as Spotify, Netflix and Facebook.
A group of EU civil society organisations has written to the European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton, highlighting 'grave fundamental rights concerns' related to the Commission's draft guidance on the application of the copyright directive.
Ireland’s High Court on Monday temporarily froze a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant’s transatlantic data flows, a court spokesman said.
Google aims to power its data centers and offices 24-7 using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive said, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy.
The European Commission intends to act as a strong geopolitical player at next week's EU-China video meeting. But to do so, Europe must extend its 'digital sovereignty', also with regards to China. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space programme.
Two years after agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other tech rivals must try harder to be more effective, the European Commission said on Thursday.
Fifteen EU member states have breached bloc-wide rules in agreeing bilateral commercial deals with China as part of Beijing's ambitious belt and road initiative (BRI), according to a damning report published by the European Court of Auditors on Thursday (10 September).
The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States "cannot in practice be used" for such transfers, according to Ireland's Data Protection Commission, Facebook said on Wednesday (9 September).
Poland’s planned criteria for assessing the risk of telecoms equipment providers are political and may be aimed at excluding Huawei from developing the country’s 5G network, the Chinese company said on Wednesday (9 September).
Germany's ruling coalition has reached an agreement on the amendment to the 62-year old Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB). In the future, authorities will take stronger action against online giants that abuse their market power. EURACTIV Germany reports.
A broad spectrum of stakeholders have spoken out on EU plans to regulate the online ecosystem as part of its forthcoming Digital Services Act package, with fierce jockeying over the extent to which the EU will introduce new rules for the digital economy.
EU leaders will ask the European Commission later this month to develop an EU-wide public electronic identification (e-ID) to access cross-border digital services, according to the draft summit conclusions seen by EURACTIV.com.
The Digital Services Act (DSA) should not tear up the rulebook and start from scratch, three key principles which allowed the internet to prosper must be preserved. The DSA should build on these key principles of the e-Commerce Directive to establish a holistic framework which focuses on responsibility rather than liability.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire criticised the dominance of foreign firms in European marketplaces on Tuesday (8 September), directly referencing US tech giant Apple's power in the digital arena and calling for the creation of more 'European champions.'
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