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The launch of the Digital Agenda by Commissioner Kroes in May this year marked an important milestone Europe’s evolution towards a fully functiong digital economy of the 21st Century. John Higgins, DIGITALEUROPE Board Member (IntellectUK), explains the importance of using trade associations to present key messages of the Digital Agenda across member states to ensure… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 The European Commission (EC) recently published its “Internal Security Strategy” – a wide-ranging security programme covering international crime networks, radicalisation, cybersecurity, border management and crisis/disaster management. One almost amusing element is how it included “piracy” (meaning unauthorised downloads) as a security issue. The logic is very reminiscent of the 1980s British… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 The legislative process on Internet blocking is about to move from almost standstill to almost completed between now and the beginning of February. In the Council of Ministers, an informal agreement is planned for the Justice Council in December, while the MEP in charge in the Parliament will present her draft… » read more

Dr Erkki Ormala, President of Digital Europe (Nokia), explains why we need to face the challenges of competing in the digital age head on and deliver growth, jobs and a fully operational Digital Single Market. Dr Ormala points to reform of the current copyright levies regime as a being critical priority for Europe. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AHgmy6kf-YM”… » read more

A truly open and innovative network is essential for a fully functioning and productive economy. The Internet is a central tool in people’s lives, whether for recreational, educational or work related activities. The intrinsic benefits drawn from the Internet’s open nature is the ability for anyone to develop new and innovative devices and services that… » read more

MEP Edit Herczog together with DIGITALEUROPE, European Schoolnet and the European e-Skills Association cordially invites you to a lunch debate on the “e-Skills Manifesto, A Call to Arms” on 11 October 2010, 12.00 – 13.30 in the European Parliament, (Rue Wiertz 60, 1040 Brussels). e-Skills are an essential building block of European competitiveness in the… » read more

IMPORTANT STEPS FOR SIMPLIFYING THE RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES. Dear Commissioner, On behalf of DIGITALEUROPE members we would like to communicate the ICT industry’s appreciation regarding the European Commission’s adoption of the Communication on simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes on 29 April 2010. The membership is pleased to see the Commission adopt the… » read more

I have assisted several investors build broadband business plans/models the last few years. And I have always been requested to prove the sustainability of the project as a way to help my occasional employer achieve its objectives (ie get funding, decide and schedule the investment etc.) However, I can’t honestly align myself with the notion… » read more

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