The Guest Blog

Archives for

Guest blog post by David Dechamps, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe – Mastercard. From one click payments to drones as the delivery service of the future, we often talk about the benefits and innovations of e-commerce businesses. But what about the consumer? At the heart of any retail service is the consumer… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

[En français plus bas] 60 years after the Schuman Declaration, Europe must reinvent itself by Jean-Louis Guigou, president of IPEMED and IPEMED’s Political Steering Committee* “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity” declared Robert… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Sebastiaan Wijsman, Economist at the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business   Summary: Over the past four years, government deficits throughout the EMU have declined, but for some countries this is mainly due to decreasing interest rates. This hides the lack of real fiscal consolidation efforts, while it reduces the… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by: Anders Nordstrand, Managing Director, SABO ; Reinhold Lennebo, Managing Director, Fastighetsägarna ; Marie Linder, the chair of Hyresgästföreningen Riksförbundet It is of highest importance that our energy use decrease – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to make the Union less dependent on imported energy. The work that is now done… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post by Alexander Kneepkens, Senior Account Manager at Cicero Group. The people have spoken; Brexit means Brexit. Oh wait, wrong result. The Dutch voters have voted for pro-European parties, giving the European ship the first nudge away from a populist uprising and the predicted demise of the European Union. Yes, Wilders’ anti-EU populist… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post Dr. Andreas Jüttner, Senior Legal Officer at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). On 28 February 2017 a typo at one of the leading US cloud providers took down a good chunk of the Internet, showing our dependency on few US providers. The IT industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, comparable to… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team