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On Tuesday March 10th, the European Parliament adopted with a large majority (526 votes in favour, 108 against and 59 abstentions) a report by European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Morten Messerschmidt on EU Competition Policy, including the EU’s competition investigation into Google, and the ongoing investigation surrounding tax practices in certain EU member states. “No… » read more

EurActory, the directory that gathers information about experts on EU affairs, was recently launched in beta at the European Parliament. Of course, you already knew that. Above is the video we recorded at the event, including statements of the supporters behind the project. “Anything that we can do to make policy-making more transparent and more… » read more

Can we use your data?

How can you put data to good use while respecting users’ concerns about their personal data protection? It’s a question that many projects are confronted with when digging into all kinds of data sources. Already, big data is triggering innovation across different sectors in Europe. Businesses in the retail sector, for instance, started looking into… » read more

By Tony Graziano, Vice-President of Huawei’s EU Public Affairs Office Wouldn’t it be handy to know which of the people participating in the same event as you share your interests? Well, now there’s an app for that. Thanks to the winning team at the EU-China App Hackathon, the COCOFFEE app will soon enable us to… » read more

MyN has been showcased at the Connected Smart Cities Conference organised by ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) in Brussels on 22 January, 2015. The conference covered the following topics: Interoperability, harmonisation of APIs, solutions portability, avoid vendor lock-in. Connected Smart cities at national, regional and European level: National networks and their local work. Using… » read more

EU Community will launch the beta version of its first, free service EurActory on 29 January at the European Parliament. But first, we explain the idea one ‘frequently asked question’ at a time.   FAQ7 – Hold on, let’s recap In the past few days, we have written about EurActory and what it is for.… » read more

  Before you obsess over your next analytics report, read the recent article by Ev Williams (Twitter and Medium cofounder) on measuring what matters. William’s article was prompted by the infantile way otherwise supposedly intelligent people (venture capitalists, Wall St analysts, tech & business journalists…) measure the value of companies like Twitter and Instagram: we… » read more

Rania Tsopana, Municipality of Nea Ionia Attikis Graduate of Division of Local Government TEI Kalamata raniaaa_t@yahoo.gr Fotis Zygoulis, Municipality of Heraklion Attikis, PhD candidate at the University of Athens (Business Process Reengineering) fotiszygoulis@gmail.com Key words: transparency, open data, government policies, consultation, budget, citizens, interoperability. Open Data Policies in Greece Open public administration data is data… » read more

An interview with Jim Bankoff, who just raised another raised $46.5 million in funding for Vox Media (“the fastest growing Web brand of 2014″), caught my eye: “Vox.com’s main draw [is] making sense of complicated issues in ways that are easily digestible for online readers… Our content platform is less about the 1s and 0s… » read more

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