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    EurActiv, the principal portal for information on EU policies, is one of the partners contributing to the success of the SSIX Project.   As this week guest blogger, we provide a collection of our most recent editorial coverage of financial markets and social media from across Europe. Now you only need to sit,… » read more

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

The Road to Nowhere

  Could EU data protection rules ultimately thwart the Juncker Commission’s digital ambitions?   The Juncker Commission’s flagship Digital Single Market Strategy, in the words of former DG CONNECT Director-General Robert Madelin[1], is “focused, ambitious, and risk-taking”. Indeed senior European Commission officials will acknowledge that in implementing the DSM, the Commission is going to have… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

I’m launching a weekly enewsletter to ensure I absorb something from the social media firehose. I’ve already written about research showing that people share stuff they don’t actually read, for reasons buried deep in our dopamine-fixated minds: But even as you take a closer look, you feel FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) tugging you back… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

This is the third part of a series that looked at how emphasising the hazard-based approach to regulations has led to irrational decisions and the rise of the contrapreneur’s agenda to return to some pre-industrial ideal world where we lived risk-free with nature. I ended by questioning how this incoherent policy agenda could succeed in… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Any decent Communication Strategy will integrate offline, online, internal and external communications. But what about your organisation’s Innovation Strategy? I’ve been developing integrated offline and online communications strategies since my first database-driven website in 1995 opened my eyes to the possibilities content databases – which, in essence, help you keep track of your stories –… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

  The Risk-Monger spent the day on a large Belgian farm having the opportunity to see the challenges and opportunities farmers are presently facing. I was able to tour the fields and barns, hear how they are trying to address sustainability questions. I was impressed but I could not help thinking how the idealists (those… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Guest blog post by Bror Salmelin, Adviser Innovation Systems to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission Open Innovation 2.0 is the new innovation space for creativity. It replaces the traditional triple helix innovation model with enterprises, research and public sector players with the co-creative quadruple helix innovation model… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

(English version here) Lo scorso martedì ho partecipato a una conferenza sui Mercati dei Capitali (CMU) e le piccole e medie imprese (PMI). La conferenza Maximising the Capital Market opportunity for SMEs and Start-ups (cioè Massimizzare le opportunità del mercato dei capitali per le PMI e startup, ndr) è stata organizzata da ACCA e Barclays… » read more

  Posted by EuroPeano

In the context of the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) package the European Council and the European Parliament are revisiting the issue of net neutrality. Net neutrality is a principle of internet traffic management that says that all internet traffic should be treated equally, regardless of the content, sender or receiver. As responsible minister I introduced… » read more

  Posted by Growth, jobs and more

The Akhal-Teke are thoroughbred horses native to Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Known for their intelligence, endurance, and speed, they were brought to China’s Central Plains during the Han Dynasty to breed. Unfortunately, China lacked the pedigree systems needed to support their development, and the horses perished. Creating an environment where innovation flourishes is a bit… » read more

  Posted by Huawei - For a better connected Europe

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