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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 Patrick Gibbels, Secretary General of the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) and Managing Director of Gibbels Public Affairs. The European Commission is proposing a tax on the revenues of digital services. The tax is supposed to hit global tech giants, but the cost will be borne by small businesses and consumers.… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director at EURACTIV. The shaping of the FUTURE OF EU starts now. Brexit becomes a reality next March, paving the way for a rebalancing of power within the EU. Leaders will decide Europe’s future path at the FUTURE OF EU Summit (Sibiu, Romania) in May 2019. This summit will… » read more

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Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director at EURACTIV. European Political Context In less than a year, European Parliament elections will lead us to the next European Commission. Following the current polarising trend in global politics, the debate in Europe is mainly conducted between pro-Europeans and anti-Europeans. The ever-growing gap between decision-makers and citizens could… » 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 Lionel Rudant, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti and Bernard Strée, European Research Program, CEA-Leti The Industrial Revolution beginning in the mid-18th Century and its periodic echoes were driven by electronic miniaturisation that led to massive, low-cost production of consumer goods. From now on, new technologies will be deployed and adopted based on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Edward Danks, Programme Coordinator, European Institute for Asian studies As new, digital platforms have precipitated journalistic innovation, the simultaneous rise of fake news and the spread of disinformation throughout the media has left the industry in a state of flux. The implications of this issue however, spread far beyond the undermining… » read more

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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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