About: The Presidency Debates

Cybersecurity 08-06-2018

Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority?
Digital 18-05-2018

Digital Skills: Mind the gap

On 10 June 2016 the European Commission published a New Skills Agenda for Europe: Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness. It presents a number of actions and initiatives with the ambition to tackle the digital skills deficit in Europe.
Digital 28-03-2018

Digital Transformation: The opportunity and getting it right

Digital technologies continue to transform our world. Today, people in every profession and across governments are using cloud computing to work more efficiently and more effectively, to serve customers and citizens in new ways, and to find answers to once-unsolvable problems.
Digital 24-11-2017

Digital evidence: Europe’s fragmented crime scene

As the European Commission prepares a new legislative proposal dealing with digital data, expert panelists examine the challenges facing European judiciaries. Conflicting laws, and legal philosophies risk undermining citizens data privacy rights; this create economic uncertainty for digital service providers; and slows Europe’s uptake of cloud computing solutions. Is a new transatlantic framework possible? Our panel discussed this and many related issues. Check-out our event playlist.
Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.
Digital 29-09-2017

The Data Economy: Ownership, Access and Portability

Maximising the benefits of data-driven digital transformation requires the European Union to ensure that data flows across borders and sectors. The European Commission has identified emerging data issues during its preparation for a legislative proposal on the “Free Flow of Data”.
30-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Maritime policy

As Malta hands over the Presidency of the European Union to Estonia, Europe has charted a new route to a New World and Europe’s maritime policy is heading towards the bright horizon of the Blue Economy.
Global Europe 09-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Europe’s response to crises close to home, is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.
Economy & Jobs 04-04-2017

The Presidency debate: Social inclusion

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
Politics 29-03-2017

The Presidency debate: Europe’s security

Europe is facing many security challenges. The Maltese Presidency has made it a priority.
Global Europe 23-02-2017

The Presidency debate: Migration

Spring is coming, and with it a migration surge.
Economy & Jobs 26-01-2017

The Presidency debate: The single market

For the next six months, Malta holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Malta has set out its policy agenda, which includes advancing the single market, social inclusion and security.