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Technology 28-07-2020

EU startup innovation can aid recovery, MEP says

Despite the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across a range of sectors in the European single market, the bloc's economic recovery can be aided by making the most of new markets that will emerge in the startup ecosystem, says Eva Kaili.
Technology 11-06-2020

MEP: Europe’s digital education strategy is key to future recovery

As part of the European Commission's recently revised long-term budget proposal, an increased outlay could go towards the digital up-skilling and re-skilling of citizens. EURACTIV caught up with MEP Victor Negrescu to talk about why this issue has risen to the top of the EU agenda.

Hogan: Empowering women farmers in developing countries is ‘absolutely crucial’

SPECIAL REPORT/ In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his vision of how the EU and developing countries could greatly improve global food security togther, through innovation and sustainable farming practices.
Languages & Culture 05-05-2015

Language technologist: Europe needs a language infrastructure, not just Google Translate

Europe's language industry has lost ground to American technology companies. But it still has a chance to offer better services, says Jochen Hummel.
Technology 24-07-2013

Microsoft security boss: EU should harmonise cybercrime controls

Europe’s proposed cybersecurity strategy would see companies reporting incidences of when they have been attacked. Microsoft’s Paul Nicholas says that there needs to be more clarity on what the reason for the reporting is, and calls for more collaboration between governments to harmonise cybersecurity controls.
Transport 17-06-2013

Aircraft engine exec: No more rock bands in the air

Since the dawn of the jet age, aircraft engines have gotten progressively quieter and technological developments will make them even easier on the ear, says Alan H. Epstein, who helps produce quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft propulsion systems.
Elections 09-05-2012

Klaus Welle: EU Parliament must plan for 2025

The European Parliament must think long-term and take bold decisions to incorporate ‘change’ in its organisational culture, said its Secretary-General Klaus Welle in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Health 22-09-2009

Expert: eHealth may have ‘disruptive impact’

The potential of technology to fundamentally change how health care is delivered could help curb runaway medical inflation, but some doctors and hospital managers view it as a threat, eHealth expert Dr. Michael Tremblay told EURACTIV in an interview.
Development Policy 02-04-2009

IPCC chief urges US to match EU climate goals

The US must not do less than the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions, said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the Nobel peace prize in 2007 together with former US vice-president Al Gore.

Analyst: EU caution on new technologies causing missed opportunities

While the Union's cautious approach to granting market authorisation to new technology applications like GMOs or products derived from nanotechnology has meant that EU has not suffered from any major backlash, it could also mean the bloc is missing out on major opportunities to improve its competitiveness, argued a policy analyst from a Brussels-based think tank in an interview with EURACTIV.com.

Microsoft: Tech transfer sparked by talented people

Successful technology transfer stems from a pool of talented people with smart ideas supported by right incentives to help their companies thrive, said Microsoft's research chief in an interview with EURACTIV.

INRIA: EU firms ‘too shy’ about basic research

Dialogue between big companies and research organisations should be improved in order to boost the EU's innovation potential, argues Michel Cosnard from the French national institute for research in computer science (INRIA).

Philosopher: ‘Science should be more democratic’

Politicians and scientists need to listen to the people and strive towards more democracy in science by means of interactive new technologies such as blogs, said Michel Serres, a French philosopher and member of the French Academy.