Industrial Strategy

Digital & Media 15-11-2021

Silicon Saxony to play key role in Europe’s bid for producing cutting-edge chips

During a visit to Silicon Saxony, where most of Germany's chip production is located, Commissioner Thierry Breton said the region will be one of the epicentres of the EU’s bid to bring the production of leading-edge semiconductors back to Europe.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Media Partnership: Leading-edge semiconductors: a cornerstone for Europe’s digital future

Rewatch this Intel event, in partnership with our media partner EURACTIV, to learn more about the importance of leading-edge semiconductors for the European economy.
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Digital & Media 10-11-2021

Europe faces surge in demand for leading-edge chips

The EU’s demand for leading-edge semiconductors by 2030 will be equivalent to the total demand for computer chips today, according to a new report by the global management consultancy Kearney.
Data protection 01-11-2021

LEAK: Draft impact assessment sheds some light on upcoming Data Act

The draft impact assessment of the EU Data Act, seen by EURACTIV, illustrates the key aspects of the upcoming legislative proposal that has recently failed an independent review. The Regulatory Scrutiny Board, an independent body that quality-checks the Commission’s impact...
Digital & Media 29-10-2021

Chips geopolitics and EU’s new semiconductors sovereignty agenda

The technological is alarmingly becoming too geopolitical, especially in the case of the current global semiconductor shortage, writes Raluca Csernatoni. Raluca Csernatoni is an expert on European security and defence, focusing on emerging and disruptive security and defence technologies at...
Digital & Media 27-10-2021

EU Commission announces in-depth investigation into NVIDIA case

The European Commission has decided to investigate further whether the acquisition of the UK company Arm by the US chipmaker Nvidia breaches the EU merger regulation.
Digital & Media 26-10-2021

European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

Service providers are arguing that for the European cloud market to develop, the new EU antitrust law should prevent anti-competitive practices by large software providers.
Digital & Media 05-10-2021

EU Missions: It’s time to be bold

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the urgency to act and find solutions to extreme weather events that are becoming all the more frequent. This summer, the floods, and forest fires that devastated several regions of Europe served as a painful reminder that climate change is real and will affect us all.
Digital & Media 23-09-2021

Galvanised French tech sector eyes capitalisation heavy-weights

France presented its shining performance and ambitious plans to stay at the top of the tech industry for years to come in front of French and European tech players at France Digital Day on Wednesday (22 September) in Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 15-09-2021

European Commission to launch Chips Act in bid for strategic autonomy

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday (15 September) the intention to present a European Chips Act meant to boost Europe’s semiconductor capacity and reinforce its new drive for strategic autonomy.
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Nvidia seeks clearance, Germany’s conflicting views, DMA & DSA Council updates

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are working through the regulatory process and we look forward to engaging with the European Commission to address...
Digital & Media 09-09-2021

Nvidia requests Commission’s clearance on acquisition of Arm

Computing tech giant Nvidia officially notified the European Commission on Wednesday (8 September) about its intention to acquire UK-based Arms, a Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.
Transport 08-09-2021

Intel to invest up to €80 billion in boosting EU chip capacity

Intel Corp on Tuesday (7 September) said it could invest as much as €80 billion in Europe over the next decade to boost the region's chip capacity and will open up its semiconductor plant in Ireland for automakers.
Digital & Media 07-09-2021

Open source software boosted the EU economy by ‘between €65 to €95 bn’ – report

Open source software boosted the European Union’s GDP by between €65 to €95 bn in 2018, a new report published by the European Commission on Monday (6 September) has shown, but warned that the EU should do more to actively promote open technologies.
Digital & Media 03-09-2021

Germany to invest billions to bring semiconductor production back to Europe

As part of a major European project, Germany wants to invest several billion euros into bringing semiconductor production back to Europe, with the aim of strengthening German and European technological sovereignty. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital & Media 02-09-2021

France, Netherlands join forces in quantum technology race

France and the Netherlands signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday (31 August) to intensify synergies for the research and development of quantum technologies, joining the race in building high-performance supercomputers. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 27-08-2021

Is German industry at risk of falling behind in digitalisation?

The German economy is in danger of falling behind in Industry 4.0, digital association Bitkom warned in one of its position papers published on Thursday (26 August). The paper warns that failing to digitalise the industry could have a serious impact on both growth and employment. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Cybersecurity 27-08-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: US national (cyber)security, UK tech superpower bid

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “I’ve invited you all here today because you have the power, the capacity, and the responsibility, I believe, to...
Digital & Media 09-08-2021

EU extends deadline for decision on Facebook, Kustomer deal to Dec. 15

EU antitrust regulators have extended the deadline for a decision on Facebook's acquisition of U.S. customer service startup Kustomer by a week to Dec. 15, a European Commission filing showed on Monday.
Digital & Media 28-07-2021

German carmakers partially shut down amid semiconductor shortage

The German automotive industry is continuing to struggle with a severe supply shortage in semiconductors, while national and European authorities are trying to boost local production capacities.
Digital & Media 27-07-2021

Mastery of technology is central to the ‘new geopolitical order’, Breton says

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed Europe's strategic vulnerabilities and underscored the need for the European Union to foster its own industrial policy and aim for technological sovereignty in "the new geopolitical order", the EU's Commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, has stressed.
Cybersecurity 23-07-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Pegasus affair, Schrems III, online anonymity questioned

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “These [allegations] have to be verified, but if it is the case, it is completely unacceptable, against any kind...
Data protection 16-07-2021

Digital Brief: DGA adopted, DSA opinion, WhatsApp complaints

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.  “We want to build up a European data economy. The personal data revolution was made by Facebook, Google and others....
Digital & Media 15-07-2021

Ideological debate over EU industrial strategy heats up

An ideological debate over the future of Europe’s industrial strategy is heating up as the bloc reconsiders how best to achieve strategic independence from foreign suppliers in key economic areas. The disruption of international supply chains due to the pandemic...

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