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The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities, especially from an automotive perspective. Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ – data is wirelessly exchanged between vehicles, the infrastructure surrounding them and service providers. Tomorrow’s vehicles will be automated and autonomous, capable of sensing their environment and navigating through cities without human input. Undoubtedly, these advances will increase comfort… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

A seemingly insignificant debate is going on in the European Union, which will soon reveal its true magnitude if Brussels isn’t careful. A new regulation is being drafted, with a possible dramatic lowering of the cadmium levels admitted in phosphate-based fertilizers. The commission, lobbied by Russia, wants 20 mg per kilo, and Parliament barely voted… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

After years of almost unimpeded rise, wood’s reputation is coming under fire, as increasing numbers of experts are questioning the overall carbon footprint of wood and timber. In February of 2017, the Times published an article about the Drax power plant, in North Yorkshire, and its financial modus operandi. “Britain is more reliant on biomass,… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

One year ago people all over the world were still trying to understand the political earthquake of the Brexit-Votum and a few months later Donald Trump was elected as US president. At that time, the journalists Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus published an article in the Swish magazine “Das Magazin”, which immediately went viral in… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Investors daily have received news and opinions about different stocks or firms through specialised platforms. These one convey information, which leads different investors to make decisions. These decisions impact the market, which aggregates the information that investors receive and reflects it via the price of the firms or stocks. Given an algorithm for classifying text… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The German cabinet on April 5 approved a “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz), ostensibly aimed at combatting disinformation and hate speech, that raises concerns about restrictions on free expression and the privatization of censorship. The law would compel social media companies to remove content or risk fines as high as… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Digital Single Market” at its launching conference. Written by Martin Garrigue, External Content Officer. Europe 2.0: Making the… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

This article is part of a series of papers based on the preliminary results of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s policy cycle “Tackling Populism: Hope over Fear”. The following article is based on the results of the Roundtable “Education for Engagement” at its launching conference. Written by Greta Schmuelling, Content Officer. Knowledge is power, and this… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

This article is the first part from a short series of articles about investment and trading using SSIX social sentiment data. As social networks become more and more part of our daily life, an increasing volume of comments and opinions covering a huge variety of topics are shared every second. Considering that social networks are… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

At the beginning of December, ACEA organised its second passenger car conference entitled ‘Smart cars: Driven by data’. Our first car conference, held two years ago, gave a broad overview of the benefits and implications of the connected car. ACEA’s second car event proved to be an excellent opportunity to zoom in on what is… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

On the 16th of November, the Allegro Group Public Policy Team attended the inaugural EU Public Affairs Awards (EuroPAwards). The EuroPAwards celebrates Brussels Public Policy and it acknowledges the successes of public affairs professionals and consultancies in this sphere. The awards span various sectors and categories (“Outstanding Contribution”, “Promising Newcomer”, “In house team of the… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

More than 50 teenage students learned the basics of programming during the Coding Summer School in July in Brussels. Boeing and ThinkYoung, who jointly organized the school, are encouraging regulators to put ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (STEM) at the center of the educational agenda.

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

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