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Commission co-opts private sector in grand ICT skills venture

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission in March is due to launch an initiative designed to close the gap between an unskilled workforce and the EU’s growing demand for information and communications technology (ICT).
Digital 01-02-2010

Social networks put careers at risk, survey finds

Almost half of European recruiters seek information on potential candidates using online social networks and almost a quarter have rejected candidacies on the basis of their research, according to a survey released for EU Data Protection Day.
Climate change 02-05-2002

EU-US discuss terrorism and trade

EU and US leaders are meeting on 2 May 2002 in Washington to discuss terrorism, trade, and other topics of importance to both regions. This is the second Summit with the Bush Administration after the EU-US Summit in Göteborg in June 2001.
Digital 28-01-2002

Commission adopts Communication to help worlds’ poor with ICTs

The Commission Communication outlines its intention to play a more proactive role in the use of the information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the fight against poverty.
Digital 28-01-2002

ICTs crucial to business logistics, says Commission survey

A survey done for the Commission concludes that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to business logistics. The impact would be less apparent in business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions, albeit still substantial, than in business-to-business (B2B).
Digital 23-01-2002

Priorities Spanish EU Presidency in the field of information society

During its EU Presidency, Spain intends to focus on the future of e Europe and on cooperation with Latin American countries in the field of the Information Society.

Commission closes inquiry into compact disc prices

The European Commission has closed an investigation into possible price-fixing for compact discs (CDs) after changes to business practices. The inquiry focused on allegations of retail price maintenance by the world's biggest music companies.
Digital 02-08-2001

Electronic signatures authentication network gets green light

On 1 August the European Commission cleared 'Identrus', a global network for the authentication of electronic signatures. The clearing enables participating financial institutions to operate as individual and competing certification authorities for the purpose of securing e-commerce transactions using the Identrus infrastructure.
Digital 25-07-2001

EU electronic signatures directive comes into force

As of 19 July 2001 advanced electronic signatures have the same binding force as a handwritten one in the EU. Although not all Member States have yet fully implemented the directive, this means documents can be signed via electronic means and have the same legal consequences as a document signed with a traditional signature.