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The One Free Press Coalition every month spotlights the “10 Most Urgent” journalists whose press freedoms are under threat worldwide. The coalition uses the collective voices of participating news organizations to spotlight brave journalists whose voices are being silenced or have been silenced by “standing up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth.” To… » read more

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Guest blog post by Charalambos Tsekeris, a research fellow at the National Centre for Social Research (Athens, Greece), and Theodora Papaefthimiou, a lawyer specialised in Public Law. This short article maintains that, in times of structural and persistent crisis, Europe needs to tackle the multiple challenges and existential fears by cultivating a strong and dynamical… » read more

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Guest blog post by Danilo D’Elia, Senior Policy Manager, & Ana-Isabel Llacayo, Policy Manager at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). With the upcoming European Parliament elections, the call for a set of strong measures to raise the cyber resilience is becoming the central point of discussions in the European Union (EU) capitals. To have… » read more

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Guest blog post by Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics at Copenhagen Economics European finance ministers are expected to discuss digital taxation when they meet later this week. Discussions will focus on the Digital Services Tax (DST), proposed by the European Commission in March, which introduced a new 3 percent tax on revenues… » read more

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Guest blog post by Austeja Trinkunaite, Secretary General The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) According to our recent study, 38 % of the analysed European National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS) fail to represent a holistic and political-strategic approach to cybersecurity. Many EU member states focus almost exclusively on short-term, operational aspects, and neglect the… » read more

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Guest post by Vidvuds Beldavs, strategist for NZP FOTONIKA-LV, the national photonics platform of the University of Latvia Juncker’s European Commission (EC) has until the end of its term 31 October 2019 to take decisive action to address Europe’s energy problematique – intermingled problems that cannot be solved independently. The EU needs to maintain robust… » read more

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Guest blog post by Patrick Oliver, Executive Director Intellectual Property 2 Innovate (IP2Innovate) IP2I member companies have direct experience of being attacked by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as patent trolls, and are concerned about their increasing litigation activity in Europe and its harmful effect on Europe’s digital economy. PAEs are financial vehicles that… » read more

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Guest blog post by Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director, European Publishers Council MEPs will vote this week on the controversial Publisher’s [neighbouring] right. There’s a lot at stake: As MEPs consider the details: the wording, the phrasing, the multiple possible interpretations, the nitty gritty of every line in every article of the draft EU Copyright… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gary Machado, President of EU DisinfoLab. Mark Zuckerberg is finally coming to Brussels. We, Europeans, were granted a visit and it feels we had to beg for it. In the US, Mark Zuckerberg did not have a choice; he had to testify in front of both the Senate and Congress, publicly… » read more

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