Friday, July 10, 2020

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

Is Brussels willing to pay for EU nationals’ UK application fees?

Discussions at the highest levels of the European Commission have taken place regarding proposals for Brussels to cover application costs of EU nationals wanting...
Vĕra Jourová © Annika Haas

EU welcomes progress in removing internet hate speech

A report monitoring Europe’s code of conduct on countering illegal internet hate speech suggests good progress has been made by IT companies. The code of...
Tibor Navracsics © Diarmuid Greene/Web Summit

EU launches digital skills action plan

The European Commission has proposed three initiatives to support the improvement of digital skills and education. The initiatives proposed include a digital education plan, a...
Nicola Sturgeon © Ninian Reid

Scotland could lose £12.7bn from hard Brexit

A new paper commissioned by the Scottish government says that Scotland’s economy could be £12.7bn (~€14.3bn) worse off per year following a hard Brexit. The...
Mariya Gabriel © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Commission to invest €1bn in supercomputers

The European Commission has proposed a new joint undertaking which would invest around €1bn in high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. The new legal and funding...
Mental wellbeing for the many

Mental wellbeing for the many

PEN speaks to the chief executive of Place2Be, Catherine Roche, about ensuring health, safety and wellbeing for future generations. In December 2017 the UK government’s...
Seeing green

Seeing green

PEN profiles smart and sustainable strategies in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, which has been named European Green Capital 2018. The European Green Capital award is given...
EU reveals eurozone reform plans

EU reveals eurozone reform plans

The European Commission has announced plans to reform the eurozone, including the creation of a monetary fund based on the existing bailout mechanism. Contentious...

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