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Digital Single Market: Survey shows Europeans are well aware of rules against unjustified geo-blocking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Seven months after new rules against unjustified geo-blocking began to apply, general consumer awareness of the new rules against restrictions for online shopping and cross-border sales is already high. A Eurobarometer survey published today shows that just a few months after the new rules on geo-blocking […]

Digital Single Market: Europe announces eight sites to host world-class supercomputers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate […]

Digital Single Market: Cheaper calls to other EU countries as of 15 May

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As of 15 May, a new maximum price will apply for all international calls and SMS within the EU. As a result, consumers calling from their country to another EU country will pay a maximum amount of 19 cents per minute (+VAT) and 6 […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The EU Cybersecurity Act for a more secure and cyber-resilient European Digital Single Market”, by EU Commissioner Gabriel

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The European Cybersecurity Act will help us step up our cybersecurity in the EU. The Cybersecurity Act is one of the key initiatives […]

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday evening the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online […]

How digital is your country? Europe needs Digital Single Market to boost its digital performance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission is publishing the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) , a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services. According to it, the […]

EU Leaders’ meeting in Sofia: Completing a trusted Digital Single Market for the benefit of all

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission Brussels, 15 May 2018 Ten days ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is today presenting a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens’ privacy and make the EU’s Digital […]

Digital Single Market: New EU rules for online subscription services

EU Regulators have found last week an agreement on new rules concerning online content portability, allowing EU citizens to access online subscription services with no restrictions while travelling within the Union. The new rules will practically end the so-called “geo-blocking tactics”, and will enable European consumers to access services such as Netflix, Sky’s Now and Spotify […]

Apparently the EU Digital Single Market passes necessarily from China’s Digital Silk Road

The Road of the EU digital growth agenda paradoxically seems to necessarily pass from Beijing. This was the key take-away that came out from the third panel discussion during the China-Europe Investment & Connectivity Cooperation Forum. This one day conference took place last Monday 09 November at the Committee of Regions in Brussels. “Digital economy and […]

Changing the EU copyright law won’t bring us much closer to Digital Single Market

It was last Monday in Cannes when Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission (EC) for Digital Single Market (DSM), was interviewed in the context of the music industry’s annual Midem event. Supporting the Commission’s view and strategy for a Digital Single Market in the EU Mr Ansip mainly focused on the part of eliminating […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The competitiveness of Europe depends on a digital single market”, EPP President Joseph Daul highlights live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Joseph Daul, the President of European People’s Party (EPP) Our lives are digital. This has changed the way we interact, work, produce, consume and live. We must embrace this digital revolution, as it can lead to sustainable growth and jobs for European entrepreneurs, employees and citizens. Our American friends are using new digital services […]

Yesterday’s “jokes” and sarcasm by Digital Single Market’s Vice President Ansip on EU member states’ right to protect their telco markets

The distance between an actual speech and a press release is abyssal. A good example of that came out of Mr Ansip’s introductory speech at an event in Brussels yesterday evening about the EU Digital Single Market. The Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market (DSM) touched there briefly all current hot topics of the […]

Digitalising and modernising judicial cooperation: Council endorses provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament on service of documents and taking of evidence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council endorsed the provisional agreement reached with European Parliament on 30 June, on the European Commission’s amended regulations for the service of documents and the taking of evidence abroad. Vĕra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency and Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice […]

Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report shows the GDPR has met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of […]

Digital Finance: Commission holds closing pan-European conference following extensive outreach events

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission today hosts the closing conference of the 2020 Digital Finance Outreach (DFO) event in Brussels. This conference is the final in a series of 19 national events organised together with Member States, which took place from February to June 2020. More […]

Commission adopts White Paper on foreign subsidies in the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a White Paper dealing with the distortive effects caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market. The Commission now seeks views and input from all stakeholders on the options set out in the White Paper. The public consultation, which will […]

Commission launches consultation to seek views on Digital Services Act package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission has launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act, a landmark package announced by President von der Leyen in her political guidelines and in the Commission’s Communication “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future” of 19 February. The consultation seeks to gather views, […]

3 steps to boost your digital safety while working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes  As people work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, they become more vulnerable to digital attacks and scams. Hackers may try to exploit […]

COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs voiced concerns about the internal market during a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager on Monday. The majority of MEPs perceive the timely state aid schemes as a lifeline for companies during the COVID-19 crisis. However, they stress […]

Making Europe’s businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical plates and increasing global competition. The […]

Making Europe’s businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical plates and increasing global competition. The […]

Shaping Europe’s digital future: op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. I am a tech optimist. My belief in technology as a force for good comes from my experience as a medical student. I learnt and saw first-hand its ability to change fates, save lives and make mundane what once would have been a miracle. […]

3 steps to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lochbihler, Global Director, Public Affairs, Booking.com Europe’s economic advantages include cultural diversity, an educated workforce and public services to support a stable and prosperous business environment. The Digital Single Market (DSM) can help traditional industry sectors take […]

Would a digital border tax slow down adoption of 3D printing?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum 3D printing files are not currently subject to customs duties. Imposing digital duties could slow the adoption of 3DP adoption […]

Roaming market review: use of mobile phones abroad has surged since end of EU roaming charges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published today the first full review of the roaming market, showing that travellers across the EU have benefitted a lot from the end of roaming charges in June 2017. The use of mobile data while travelling in the EU has increased […]

Future-proofing the European banking market – removing the obstacles to exit

This article was first published by European Central Bank Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the S&P Global’s European Financial Institutions Conference, Paris Consolidation seems to be something of a buzzword. It is associated with discussions of the profitability […]

Why the internet is yesterday’s news in China’s digital leap forward

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Wenyan Ma In May 2017, China hosted the historical Go match between Ke Jie, the world’s No 1-ranked player and world champion, and the AI-enabled computer program AlphaGo, designed by Google’s DeepMind Lab. The Wuzhen showdown was […]

A roadmap for destination management in the digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvina Moschini, Co-founder, TransparentBusiness, Inc. In the digital economy, tourist destinations face management challenges like never before. As tourism has become a truly global activity, destinations compete with other destinations worldwide. New technologies have accelerated tourism growth, bringing supply […]

Algorithms could give the world its first ‘born digital’ free trade agreement in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Atkinson, Research Fellow, World Trade Institute The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, presently signed by 52 African Union (AU) member states, is remarkable in its geographic coverage and ambition to create a single market for […]

The digital revolution will transform the steel industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yvonne Zhou, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group & Lisa Hu, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Digital technologies are changing the world and dramatically improving the way that organizations operate. Today, steel and metals manufacturers face a huge […]

Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today , the 8th edition of the Digital Assembly is taking place in Bucharest, Romania. The event, co-organised by the Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will bring together representatives of EU Member States with stakeholders from industry, academia and civil […]

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.  Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with […]

4 ways Africa can prepare its youth for the digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simbarashe Moyo, Mandela Rhodes Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand More than ever, it is vital for Africa to prepare her youth for the digital economy and the future of work. The World Development Report 2019 notes that the labour […]