Vestager the digital chief in name, but Goulard in practice

By |september 11th, 2019|artificial intelligence, data protection, DG Connect, Didier Reynders, Digital, digital economy, digital services act, digital tax, ethics, EU, European Commission, GDPR, Margrethe Vestager, new commissioners, News, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová|

The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager received broad support on Tuesday (10 September) following her nomination as the Commission's Executive Vice President for Digital.

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Vestager’s grand plan for regulating the digital economy

By |junij 4th, 2019|ALDE, Amazon, Commission president, Digital, digital economy, DigitalSingleMarket, DSM, EU, Facebook, Google, Margarethe Vestager, News, Vestager|

The EU should be "ready to act" should social values such as "privacy, freedom and fairness" be under threat from expanding digital monopolies, the bloc's Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday (3 April).

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Dirty money risks encroach on Estonia’s digital utopia

By |februar 1st, 2019|banking, cryptocurrency, digital economy, Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, money laundering, News|

Estonia’s push to become a digital society has left it vulnerable to dirty money and sanction breaches, the country’s top banking regulator has warned.

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Minister: Digitisation of agriculture at the core of post-bailout Greece

By |november 12th, 2018|digital economy, digital farming, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, News, Nikos Pappas, Precision farming, smart farming|

The digitisation of the agricultural sector will be at the heart of Greece’s growth following the exit from austerity-driven bailouts, Greek minister Nikos Pappas told EURACTIV.com in a recent interview.

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An African solution to the global tech talent shortage

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|Africa, coding, digital economy, Kenya, News, software|

‘Eat, sleep, code, repeat,’ is the mantra in Andela’s Nairobi campus, home to a network of Africa's brightest coders. Taking the inspiration for its name from the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Andela invests in Africa’s software engineers.

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Europe should lead in greening digitalisation and AI

By |september 24th, 2018|artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital economy, green economy, Greening ICT, News, sustainable consumption and production|

Greenhouse gas emissions linked to digitalisation are rapidly increasing, despite efforts by tech groups to get more of their energy from renewables. The negative environmental effects need to be addressed more clearly than today, argues Mats Engström.

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Minister: Developing digital economy is matter of national security for Kazakhstan

By |maj 29th, 2018|brain drain, digital economy, digital innovation, e-government, Industry 4.0, Kazakhstan, News|

Kazakhstan is developing its digital technologies in many fields, such as the economy, agriculture or administration, and the Central Asian country also wants to become a pioneer in digital innovation, with the creation of technology hubs and parks.

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Why we need to stabilise the Western Balkans

By |maj 14th, 2018|digital economy, economic growth, News, public private partnerships, sustainable development, Western Balkans, youth leadership|

As Europe is confronted by different visions about its future, the question remains how these different visions will affect the developments in the Western Balkans. The Balkans remain fragile, and the external pressures and internal divisions could del...

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Access to car data – the new battleground that risks consumer choice

By |februar 16th, 2018|Automotive Industry, digital economy, European Parliament, GDPR, News|

Ahead of the 20 February vote in the TRAN Committee on the draft report on a European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems access to vehicle data, Laurianne Krid takes a look at the issues facing motorists with regard to the automotive digital economy.  

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Taxing the digital economy could slow progress on tax harmonisation

By |oktober 20th, 2017|common tax base, Council of the European Union, digital economy, European Commission, European Parliament, fiscal consolidation, fiscal integration, France, News, tax harmonisation, taxing digital economies|

The issue of taxing the digital economy could undermine efforts for harmonising fiscal rules in Europe. Unless member states kill two birds with one stone. EURACTIV France reports.

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