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Trade & Society 15-03-2016

Taiwanese official: Some EU countries overlook the potential of deeper bilateral ties

Opportunities for further cooperation between Taiwan and the EU have sometimes been overlooked by some EU member states. It is time to boost our bilateral economic ties, starting with signing a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement, says Lee Yao-Hsiung.
Technology 22-02-2013

Kroes: Europe needs a digital ecosystem to create growth

Europe's ICT sector is falling behind its Asian and American competitors due to the lack of skills and lack of women active in the sector. Europe needs a digital ecosystem as the evidence of the sector's impact on growth is endless, says Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president.
Technology 22-10-2012

UN envoy: Affordable broadband a global challenge

The UN Broadband Commission for digital development has set four targets related to accessibility, affordability and getting online in order to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals. Among these, universal access to broadband seems to be manageable, but affordability is and will continue to be the bigger problem, says Suvi Lindén.
Technology 23-05-2012

EURid: Being green pays off in increased competitiveness

It is not by making new regulations that policy-makers will force ICT companies to reduce their carbon footprint, but rather pushing member states to implement existing rules and convincing companies that they gain in competitiveness, argues Marc Van Wesemael, EURid CEO, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Technology 04-05-2012

Huawei boss: Europe is falling behind on broadband

Chinese and European businesses need to find new ways of strategic co-operation, says Huawei’s regional boss in an interview with EURACTIV. Kevin Tao is confident that his company can take on incumbents in key ICT markets, but identifies network security as a common challenge affecting all players.
Technology 15-02-2012

Kroes: Cloud can deliver digital growth

European institutions and governments should throw their weight behind joint procurement of computing services to encourage the use of cloud computing, says Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Health 28-01-2010

Microsoft: ‘Robotic doctor’ to cut health costs in poor countries

A leading figure in the information technology sector believes virtual doctors can help raise health standards in the developing world. Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, says world population growth means low-cost technologies must become accessible for billions of people.

Microsoft: E-health will drive future innovation

Corporations will pump billions of euros into e-health R&D in a bid to steal a march on competitors in a sector expected to be a major driver of economic growth, Pamela Passman, corporate vice-president at Microsoft, told EURACTIV in an interview.

Biologist: Life sciences need to enter ICT age

As advances in basic biological research move up a gear, the amount of data generated can no longer be understood via traditional experiments and life scientists must turn to ICT experts for computational modelling and simulation of how living systems work, argues a biologist in an interview with EURACTIV.
Transport 19-09-2007

‘ICT key to curbing road deaths, pollution and congestion’

Intelligent Transport Systems and Services have the potential to resolve many of Europe's mobility-related problems, ERTICO-ITS Europe Director for Development & Deployment Michael Nielsen tells EURACTIV. But he stresses that EU and member state authorities have to work harder to provide the necessary incentives for the take-up of these life-saving technologies.
Technology 13-06-2007

‘Re-introduction of tariffs looms on ICT products’

The ICT industry is putting pressure on the Commission, asking for a reassessment of WTO trade rules on ICT products, introduced in 1996, to remain in step with technological progress and defend the elimination of tariffs for many electronic products.
Enlargement 06-05-2004

Full interview with Jaak Aaviksoo, former education minister of Estonia

Professor Jaak Aaviksoo, former education of minister of Estonia considers that his country has understood that education and information technology are a guarantee for the future.