Friday, July 19, 2019

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Government Europa brings you the latest Smart Futures News from across the field of European Government Policy.

Pride in STEM

Pride in STEM education

Alfredo Carpineti, founder of Pride in STEM, discusses how the visibility of presenting non-heteronormative educators as role models can ensure the future generations of...

Digitisation: don’t let the UK fall behind

Gary Benson, VP of Corporate Development at Tungsten Network, argues how imperative it is that the UK does not fall behind the rest of...
Michel Barnier welcomes draft Withdrawal Agreement © European People's Party

EU publishes draft Withdrawal Agreement

The EU has published a draft Withdrawal Agreement to provide clarity on its position on Brexit and summarise the progress made thus far. The draft...
Andrus Ansip defended net neutrality © Evgenia Levin

Commissioner Ansip defends net neutrality at Mobile World Congress

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip defended net neutrality and previewed EU priorities in this area. As...
Irish businesses not ready for GDPR compliance

Irish businesses not ready for GDPR compliance

The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) enters into force on 25 May, but a report shows less than half of Irish businesses are...
Industry Day 2018

Industry Day future technologies report released

A new European Commission report presented at the commission’s Industry Day event on Friday has been welcomed by DIGITALEUROPE. The report was prepared by the...
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici announced new tax structure for digital companies

EU announces new tax structure for digital companies

At the ‘Masters of Digital 2018’ industry event yesterday in Brussels, Belgium, European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici announced a proposed new tax structure for digital...
Vera Jourová promotes EU consumer regulations © Annika Haas

Social media companies ‘not compliant’ with EU consumer regulations

Efforts made by social media companies to improve compliance with EU consumer regulations have been criticised by the European Commission. The European Commission issued a...
Offsite construction could fix shortage of construction workers

Offsite construction could fix UK building sector shortage

A new report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that the UK’s is suffering a ‘severe’ shortage of construction workers, but offsite...
DG Connect talks Digital Single Market strategy

The Digital Single Market strategy

Roberto Viola, DG for DG CONNECT, discusses the impact of the Digital Single Market strategy, the data economy, and the practices of online platforms. In...

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