Why the EU leads in digital regulation, but lags in digital innovation

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Andrus Ansip, connecting europe facility, Digital, Digital Europe, Digital Single Market, GDPR, Magrethe Vestager, News|

In its efforts to harmonise the digital legislation of its 28 countries, the European Union has accidentally become the world’s digital regulator – while ceding ground to other digital innovators.

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Four priorities for a future-oriented Connecting Europe Facility

By |november 5th, 2018|connecting europe facility, energy infrastructure, News, PCI list, PCIs, projects of common interest|

Swift implementation of the EU’s energy and climate commitments is only possible if the next EU budget gives a clear signal to invest in a transition to a low-carbon economy, write Lisa Fischer and Elisa Giannelli.

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CCUS is essential to reach net-zero emissions

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BECCS, carbon capture and storage, CCS, connecting europe facility, hydrogen, negative emission technologies, News|

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is not a silver bullet solution for climate change but a vital tool for reducing industrial emissions and enabling clean hydrogen production, argues Graeme Sweeney.

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Cohesion funds can stop Europe from moving at different speeds

By |november 23rd, 2017|cohesion fund, connecting europe facility, EU cohesion policy, European Innovation Council, European Innovation Summit, EUTop50, Growth, Horizon 2020, Innovation, Innovation Pact, Multi-speed Europe, News|

Cross-border and inter-regional cooperation in cohesion and research & development spending is still limited, but very much needed to prevent a multi-speed Europe writes Lambert van Nistelrooij. To unlock Europe's growth opportunities, the MEP calls for smart regional specialisation and an Innovation Pact 2.0.

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EU funds France-Ireland energy project that bypasses UK

By |julij 5th, 2017|Celtic Interconnector, connecting europe facility, energy infrastructure, Ireland, News, power transmision, Single Electricity Market, United Kingdom, wind power|

The European Commission has allocated €4 million to a project that will link the French and Irish electricity grids via an undersea cable. Irish lawmakers have now touted the plan as an “obvious solution” to Ireland’s energy reliance on a post-Brexit United Kingdom.

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Commission to approve €2.7 billion funding for transport projects

By |junij 23rd, 2017|air traffic management, connecting europe facility, News, railways, road transport|

The Commission proposed on Friday (23 June) to invest €2.7 billion in 152 transport projects ranging from a railway network upgrade in Poland to a road tunnel linking Slovenia and Austria.

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