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Guest post by Melina Sanchez, co-founder and chairwoman of the international think tank European Horizons.   “Are you a monopoly?”   U.S. Senator Graham asked billionaire Mark Zuckerberg that question when the CEO and chairman of Facebook testified last month. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal may have prompted the current clash between American lawmakers and the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Eva Maydell. Maydell is a Member of the European Parliament from Bulgaria. When it comes to technology pioneers in Europe, Estonia often gets the plaudits, and deservedly so. Europe is not always good at talking up its efforts and successes in technology so any recognition is not just welcome – it’s… » read more

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  Guest blog post by Stefano Quintarelli, Member of Parliament, Italy. Two weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s time to draw some conclusions and try to advance the debate with some structural proposals. Facts are clear: large-scale usage of a massive amount of user’s profiles collected from unaware and non-participating users, utilized to systematically… » read more

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  Guest post by Johan Merlevede. Merlevede is the director of Leuven MindGate, an association that represents the knowledge, high-tech, and healthcare sectors in Leuven, Belgium. Shout the phrase ‘innovation hub’ into a crowd of European techies or start-up fanatics and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about one of the grand capitals known for their… » read more

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Guest post by Gabriel A. Giménez Roche, assistant professor of economics at NEOMA Business School, and associate researcher at the Institut Économique Molinari   At a time when the nuclear menace of North Korea becomes increasingly serious, South Korea is also threatened from within by a series of high impact financial scandals. To face it,… » read more

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Guest post by Kris Beyens, VP and COO of eBay EMEA Racing to keep up with a rapidly evolving digital world can be exhausting for everyone, and when you’re just starting out, it is even more important to find that competitive edge.   For digital businesses, whether that’s an artisan baker in L’Aquila, Italy, or… » read more

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Guest post by Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President Digital Payments & Labs Europe, Mastercard The 4th industrial revolution is here. And it is digital. Unlike any other time in recent history, society is witnessing an intense interest in digital transformation. What is changing is nothing less than how consumers interact: with their families, friends, communities… » read more

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Guest post by Michal Kurtyka, PHD Electromobility is one of the several strategic directions for Poland’s economic development in the near term. On March 16, 2017, the Polish government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan, which set goals and directions for action in this area until 2025. The energy composition of transport fuels, shaped through history,… » read more

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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

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Guest blog post by Dr. Maikel Pellens, senior researcher in the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany.   The commercialisation of research is one of the bottlenecks in European science and innovation policy. The economic impact of the billions of euros invested in… » read more

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