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Technology 24-06-2022

EU’s tech policy: a mid-term review

The Von der Leyen Commission recently passed its mid-term. With Andrea Garcia Rodriguez, the lead digital policy analyst at the European Policy Centre, we discussed what the EU executive has achieved in this first half of the mandate and potential...
Technology 15-04-2022

The AI Act unpacked

As the European Parliament is preparing to discuss the first draft of the AI Act, we took a critical look at the proposal with Lilian Edwards, professor at the University of Newcastle and expert legal adviser at the Ada Lovelace...
Technology 01-04-2022

DMA: the rapporteur’s take

Last week, the EU co-legislators reached an agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), landmark legislation targeting the largest tech companies. We discuss the key points of the file with the European Parliament’s rapporteur Andreas Schwab.
Technology 25-03-2022

The UK’s post-Brexit data policy

London has been working on several laws and initiatives with potentially profound implications for its data protection regime. We discuss how these different pieces might come together and impact the EU’s data adequacy decision with Robert Bateman, head of content...
Technology 14-01-2022

Europe and emerging technologies

As the debate on digital sovereignty is as relevant as ever, we discuss with Jean-Marc Leclerc, the co-Director of IBM’s policy lab, Europe’s position on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing and cloud.
Technology 07-01-2022

France’s digital agenda

As Paris has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU Council, we discuss with our correspondent Mathieu Pollet how France is expected to shape the EU digital agenda in the coming months.
Technology 17-12-2021

How the DMA & GDPR will work together

Access to data is increasingly recognized as an area of focus for competition policy in the digital space. As the DMA approached the finishing line, we were joined by Bojana Bellamy.
Technology 10-12-2021

Poland facing hybrid threats

The migration crisis at the Polish border was combined with a number of cyber attacks and disinformation offensives. Janusz Cieszyński, Poland’s secretary of state and government plenipotentiary for cybersecurity.
Technology 01-10-2021

Google’s take on the DMA

After having heard the views of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), we have spoken to Adam Cohen, Google’s director of economic policy, to hear the perspective of what is likely to be labelled as a ‘gatekeeper’.
Economy & Jobs 26-01-2021

Worst yet to come? Jobs and Cohesion in 2021

As the EU economy reels from the pandemic, forecasts suggest that unemployment rates across the bloc may hit their peak this year. At the same time, some 20% of firms foresee a permanent reduction in employment, according to the European Investment Bank's (EIB) investment report published last Thursday (21 January).
Technology 22-10-2020

Empowering Citizens – The key to a successful digital health transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts,...
Technology 02-04-2020

Europe’s COVID-19 App Attack

In a desperate attempt to gain some of a sense of control over the spread of the COVID-19, governments across Europe are looking out to the far-east for lessons on how to trace the spread of the virus.

EU policy plans held hostage by post-Brexit Brits

The British vote to quit the European Union has frozen long-term policy planning at the European Commission, which is unable to make contingency plans for the UK’s exit until it receives formal notice of Britain’s intention to leave the EU.
Technology 06-02-2013

Interlocking policy jungle needed for tech success

SPECIAL REPORT / Interlocking policy initiatives covering education, seed funding and access to broadband are all part of the policy mix required to boost European technology start-ups, but the sector also fears that proposed data protection rules might have a chilling effect.

Innovation in Europe lacks ‘creative destruction’: Report

European innovation policies lack the "creative destruction" widely accepted in the US, raising barriers for businesses seeking to find new ideas and applications, according to a report compiled by the Centre for European Reform, a British think-tank.