About: Günther Oettinger

Social justice 08-03-2017

Brussels, where are all the women experts?

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, women are still noticeably lacking from expert panels. One project, The Brussels Binder, seeks to level the playing field, writes Virginia Marantidou.

Digital Single Market needs real skills and substance to succeed

Europe is creating digital jobs but lacks the skilled workforce to fill them. The Commission should promote the benefits of action at national level without drowning member states in red tape, writes Jamie Greene.
Jean-Claude Juncker.
Elections 05-07-2016

How can the Commission president be replaced?

Nicholas Whyte contends that in the event of a vacancy at the top of the European Commission, the EPP vice-presidents are well-placed to fill it.
Digital 23-02-2016

Does the mobile industry have a future?

As the Mobile World Congress gets underway in Barcelona, Luigi Gambardella considers what kind of future the European mobile industry can expect and what can be done to improve services and consumer satisfaction.
Digital 28-09-2015

China, EU, 5G and the Internet of the future

The road to 5G may be long and contain hurdles and a detour or two but European commissioner's visit to Beijing provides perfect opportunity to jumpstart the collaboration, writes Luigi Gambardella.
EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger in Silicon Valley this week
Digital 24-09-2015

European standardisation process ain’t broke, so don’t fix it

As Gunther Oettinger, sits down to discuss standards during his trip to the US this week, Paul Meller explains why Europe’s approach to this important topic does not need a massive overhaul.

Investor confidence to meet Europe’s energy efficiency challenge

The European Commission puts the size of the investment required for building energy efficiency retrofits at around €100 billion per year. This is a significant opportunity for investors and businesses, writes Panama Bartholomy.
The EU needs to be a fair referee of American tech companies
Digital 30-07-2015

EU referees shouldn’t seek home advantage

Europe needs a climate for growth—not just less regulation—if it wants to be competitive in the global technology sector, writes Gary Shapiro.
Mobile colour game
Digital 18-05-2015

Europe’s digital start-ups need swift DSM strategy

The EU can take responsibility for changing the overall business environment for digital start-ups and infuse a more entrepreneurial mind-set throughout Europe, writes Kaya Taner.
Digital 15-05-2015

Where is the culture in the Digital Single Market?

A digital pact is a good idea. But Pascal Rogard asks what is being done to foster the diversity of our cultures.
EU Priorities 2020 02-04-2015

The New European Commission frustrates Germany

Germany and the newly appointed European Commission have different visions for Europe's future, which has caused tension between the two, writes global intelligence company Strafor.

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