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Secure smart grid architecture training from ENCS

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) has announced the launch of a new training course for security architects, aimed at giving them the...
EU phone connectivity

EU phone connectivity: cheaper, simpler, more accessible

Next week MEPs will vote on proposed new legislation to improve phone network infrastructure, reduce the cost of calls between Member States and boost...
facebook sweetheart tax deal

Facebook sweetheart tax deal could face investigation

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s Commissioner for Competition, is considering opening an investigation into the possibility of a Facebook sweetheart tax deal, as part of...
Women MPs of the World

Women MPs of the World unite in UK parliament

The UK Parliament today hosted the largest ever number of female MPs from around the world in its Women MPs of the World event. More...
2019 Spitzenkandidat

2019 Spitzenkandidat announced at EPP congress

The European People’s Party (EPP) has announced its 2019 Spitzenkandidat (“lead candidate”) for the presidency of the European Commission. German Manfred Weber beat former Finnish...
IPPR Economics Prize

IPPR economics prize to reward radical solutions

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a progressive thinktank, has launched the IPPR Economics Prize, a £150,000 fund for radical new economic ideas. The...
EU Cohesion Policy

EU Cohesion Policy to modernise

Having finalised the EU’s budget plans until 2020, the European Commission plans to use the next long term budget period between 2021 and 2027...
European Capital of Innovation 2018

European Capital of Innovation 2018 won by Athens

The Greek capital city Athens has been awarded the EU’s prestigious European Capital of Innovation 2018 title, with a prize of €1 million. The prize...
crowdfunding platforms

Crowdfunding platforms: ECON approves new rules

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) has voted to approve new rules which will streamline the responsibilities of crowdfunding platforms and...
Libraries Lead With Digital

Libraries Lead With Digital promotes community learning

A cohort of libraries around the UK and Ireland is pioneering Libraries Lead With Digital, a scheme to bridge the digital skills gap by...

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