Denmark's Margrethe Vestager obtained the seal of approval from European Parliamentarians on Tuesday evening (8 October), after a hearing in front of MEPs in which she rallied the importance of improving the EU's digital transformation as well as the bloc's green initiatives.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has lowered its global trade growth forecasts for 2019 to 1.2%, compared with its earlier 2.6% prediction issued last spring, with South and Central America bucking the downward global trend. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. “Concerning technologies of the future, such as artificial intelligence or 5G for example, the European Union can establish...
The EU's copyright directive, which aims to provide legal protection and remuneration for content creators online, was adopted in April of this year and member states are now required to transpose the reforms into national legislation by June 2021. In a pan-European survey, EURACTIV has been talking to national governments to obtain an understanding on the matter.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said he and the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were doing all they could to get a Brexit deal, and if they failed it would be Britain's responsibility.
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The European Commission has assured those involved that the EU's controversial copyright directive is "not in danger," following Google's announcement that it will avoid renumerating content creators by implementing technical changes to the way it displays news online.
In an interview with EURACTIV'S media partner EuroEFE, German MEP Axel Voss, rapporteur for the controversial European "copyright" directive, defends the need to combat monopolies on the Internet, including that of the US giant Google.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proroguing of Parliament is 'unlawful, void and of no effect,' the country's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (24 September), in a decision that commentators said will have "huge constitutional consequences" for the future of the government.
Google has fended off a landmark legal challenge from the French data protection authority after the EU's top court ruled that the search engine giant does not have to apply 'right to be forgotten' rules globally.
The European Commission's controversial bid to establish connectivity standards for next-generation vehicles, blocked by a group of member states just before the summer, remains an important area of the EU executive's working schedule, EURACTIV has learnt.
The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will substantially increase investments into high-performance computing, its rotating chairman Ken Hu announced on Wednesday (18 September). The move came as Huawei faces increasingly tense relations with the West, appearing in front of American judges this week.
Europe's global standing in the cloud infrastructure market has long come under scrutiny for a lack of investment and presence compared with global players. EURACTIV has caught up with DG Connect's Roberto Viola to analyse the importance of the EU's data economy and examine how Europe can achieve a greater level of independence in its cloud services.
UK opposition parties have hit out at the government for an alleged harvesting of user data, surreptitiously obtained from individuals accessing the official Gov.uk website, ahead of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the EU at the end of October.
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. “There are some big decisions to make.” US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, speaking about Huawei,...
A contingency of trade unions came out in solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners on Monday (2 September), with a group in Brussels calling for Europe to lead the way in ensuring that human rights are eroded no further in the region, amid greater political pressure from Beijing in the region.
Welcome back to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. “GDPR includes provisions which could potentially hinder the development of data-driven, self-learning algorithmic systems.” – S&D...
EU antitrust regulators want to know whether Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency and its use of consumer data pose possible anti-competitive constraints, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday (21 August).
Almost half of the UK's digital exports go to the European Union, recently published UK government figures have revealed, amid growing concerns in the tech industry ahead of the country's scheduled departure from the EU at the end of 31 October.
The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is ‘preparing for the worst but hoping for the best’ in the run up to 19 August, the expiration date for the temporary reprieve on the US trade ban of Huawei equipment, according to the company’s Vice-President for Europe, Abraham Liu.