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#EUBudget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on #InvestEU

#EUBudget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on #InvestEU

| March 22, 2019

The European Commission welcomes the preliminary agreement on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027. This agreement between the European Parliament, member states and the Commission is a crucial step towards the creation of the InvestEU programme, which will bring together under one roof […]

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Steps UK government is taking to make sure travel and commerce remain unaffected after #Brexit

Steps UK government is taking to make sure travel and commerce remain unaffected after #Brexit

| March 21, 2019

After Brexit, there’s a good chance that many Brits will still want to travel to and from Europe for holidays and business. If the UK leaves without a deal, then the rules are likely to change somewhat. However, the government is trying to ensure that UK nationals’ and UK business’ working conditions aren’t impacted. The […]

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European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted rules against unfair competition in air transport. As air transport is not covered by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, the EU is now filling this gap with its own protection instrument for European airlines. “Europe will no longer accept predatory competition at the expense of its airlines. In future, the EU […]

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MEPs adopt #CybersecurityAct and want EU to counter IT threat from #China

MEPs adopt #CybersecurityAct and want EU to counter IT threat from #China

| March 14, 2019

Parliament adopts a cybersecurity certification scheme for products, processes and services© AP images/European Union-EP On Tuesday (12 March), MEPs adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act with 586 votes to 44 and 36 abstentions. It establishes the first EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme to ensure that certified products, processes and services sold in EU countries meet cybersecurity standards. […]

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Parliament works to boost Europe’s #CyberSecurity

Parliament works to boost Europe’s #CyberSecurity

| March 13, 2019

Internet use and the number of connected devices continue to increase, but so do cyber threats. Parliament is working on new legislation to improve your security.     Activities by cybercriminals are increasing in complexity and sophistication. On Tuesday 12 March, MEPs voted on the cybersecurity act which aims to improve the European response to the increasing number […]

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European companies drive growth in number of #PatentApplications

European companies drive growth in number of #PatentApplications

| March 12, 2019

Companies and inventors from all over the world filed 174,317 patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2018, an increase of 4.6% compared to the previous year. The EPO also published 127 625 granted European patents last year, 21% more than in 2017 and the largest number to date date (Fig.: Growth of patent applications). […]

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Italy-China: Smart cities and #DigitalTransformationDialogue

Italy-China: Smart cities and #DigitalTransformationDialogue

| March 11, 2019

The world embraces the wave of development of smart cities in an era where new technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence and big data, are set to revolutionize industries and people’s daily life. Building smarter cities for their citizens has stayed one of the priorities for numerous national and local governments in the world. From […]

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