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Technology 28-02-2022

Addressing gender inequalities crucial to closing digital gaps, say Commission officials

Efforts to address the gender imbalances in the tech sector will be fruitless without action to close the gender pay gap more generally, the European Commission’s former Deputy Director-General for Communication has said. 
Economy & Jobs 02-02-2022

SMEs need better connectivity and skills to embrace digital transition, experts say

While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitalisation of SMEs in the EU, experts argue that policymakers' focus should now move to infrastructure and education in order to bridge the remaining digital divide.
Technology 26-01-2022

European Commission puts forth EU’s values and principles for the digital age

The European Commission presented on Wednesday (26 January) a draft declaration on digital rights and principles which will complement the digital targets Europe aims to reach by 2030.
Technology 16-11-2021

Data show mixed situations across EU states on digital transition

The European Commission has set a number of objectives for the digital transition of member states as part of the EU's "2030 Digital Compass", and the annual progress report, released on 12 November, showed mixed results across the bloc.
Technology 14-10-2021

Policymakers ask for more coordination in EU digital education

Digital skills and excellent infrastructure are essential to ensure no European is left behind in the digital transition. Still, experts at a panel this week said that a faster pace and better cohesion are needed to achieve the Commission's targets for 2030.
Technology 14-09-2021

LEAK: Commission to launch governance framework for digital transition

The European Commission is set to launch a new governance framework for monitoring the digital transition and new legislative tool for multi-country projects, according to a leaked copy of the draft legislation obtained by EURACTIV.
Industrial Strategy 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.
Industrial Strategy 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.
Technology 04-06-2021

European Commission proposes ‘digital identity wallet’

The European Commission has introduced a legislative proposal for an EU "digital identity wallet" that would allow numerous services like opening a bank account or filing tax returns to be done purely digitally.
Technology 26-05-2021

EU Commission greenlights German initiative to eradicate ‘dead spot’ problem

The European Commission approved on Tuesday (25 May the German government's plan to invest almost €1.1 billion in expanding its network in order to finally get to grips with the smouldering problem of so-called 'dead spots'.