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Technology and inequality: Can computers help or is it ‘all their fault’?

Written by Dr Mihalis Kritikos, On 11 October 2016, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel will host a workshop, chaired by Panel member Georgi Pirinski (S&D, Bulgaria), to discuss the effects of new technologies on labour markets. The workshop will bring together policy-makers, experts from academia, industry representatives and NGOs to assess … Continue reading

The EU and the digital economy [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, The European Union is presented with many opportunities and challenges from the rapid development of the digital economy, with its fast growth of data flows, domination of U.S. firms, concern of privacy and new business models in many sectors. The creation of the Digital Single Market is a central policy plank … Continue reading

Digital Single Market and geo-blocking

Written by Tambiama Madiega On 6 May 2015 the European Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market Strategy with which, inter alia, it intends to remove barriers to e-commerce across Europe. One such barrier is ‘geo-blocking’, that is commercial practices that prevent or restrict customers from accessing or purchasing a product or a service online, thereby … Continue reading

Digital single market in Europe [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski On May 6, the European Commission unveiled its strategy for creating a digital single market, one of the top priorities of President Jean-Claude Juncker. It aims to stimulate economic growth and create jobs by making the European Union embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses. … Continue reading

Can e-skills boost job growth in Europe?

Computers and the Internet are changing the world. The innovations produced by the digital economy are gaining in popularity: think of cloud computing, social networks, mobile broadband, to name a few. But can these be the solution for unemployment in Europe? As Internet in Europe rapidly penetrates all areas of life, EU-citizens are acquiring basic … Continue reading

21% GDP productivity growth – Why the digital economy is important!

This week is dedicated to the digital economy – let’s take a look at why it is increasingly relevant to everybody: whether as business, government or citizens. The digital economy refers to an economy empowered by digital technologies. For policy makers, these represent today one of the best opportunities for economic growth and job creation. In … Continue reading

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