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  • Embracing the Internet Opportunity to Drive the European Economy

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 30-04-2015

    Europe has an unprecedented opportunity to increase consumer and business use of online technology as it crafts its Digital Single Market plan. The outcome can help grow Europe’s domestic technology industry and boost productivity and sales for traditional European companies -- or stifle them depending on what choices are made.

  • Austrian activist spearheads class action suit against Facebook

    News | Digital 09-04-2015

    An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action suit against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches said ahead of the first hearing today (9 April) he hopes the case will eventually lead to an overhaul of a "Wild West" approach to data protection.

  • Oettinger: IT sector needs new ‘generation of Shakespeares’

    News | Digital 17-02-2015

    A meeting in Berlin between representatives from European startups and EU decision-makers stirred ignited debate over EU digital policies, with Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger speaking in support of net neutrality and tech-startups, while Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip called for other forms of IT promotion. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • EurActory: Who matters in EU policy-making?

     Video | Promoted content | Public Affairs 29-01-2015

    Today’s EU policy makers are overwhelmed with information from civil society, business representatives, lobbyists or think tanks.

  • Helping Small Businesses Grow Big

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 21-01-2015

    David Drummond talks about the challenges and opportunities of small business and entrepreneurs in Europe and the importance of the digital single market as a key driver for growth. David is the Senior Vice-President for Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer at Google and the Chairman of Google Capital and Google Ventures. He was in Brussels to speak at an event hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.

  • Vince Cable: The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Oettinger playing ‘catch-up’ on EU digital infrastructure

    News | Digital 16-01-2015

    During a visit to Berlin, Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger called for increased investment in Europe’s digital infrastructure, explaining that the economy alone will not be able to close the significant investment gap. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Closing the Internet gap

     Infographic | Promoted content | Development Policy 02-12-2014

    The latest data shows that internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world). The number of internet users in developing countries has doubled in five years (2009-2014), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world.

  • Commission: Hungary’s internet tax is ‘a terrible idea’

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 28-10-2014

    The European Commission said on Tuesday that Hungary's plans of introducing a tax on internet transfers "is a terrible idea" that "curbs freedom and won't work".

  • Hungarians protest Internet tax

    News | Central Europe 27-10-2014

    Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest yesterday (26 October) against a planned new tax on Internet data transfers, which they said would not only increase the tax burden, but would also curb fundamental democratic rights and freedoms.

  • German digital agenda is ‘better late than never’

    News | Innovation & Industry 21-08-2014

    On Wednesday (20 August) the German government passed its first "Digital Agenda 2014-2017" bill, aimed at helping Germany become a worldwide leader in expanding high-speed data lines, internet security and fostering cyber-related entrepreneurship. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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