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Counterfeiting is bad news for everyone, bar fraudsters. Consumers are exposed to inferior or dangerous products, brands lose their value and online platforms like Allegro risk their reputation as trustworthy marketplaces. Although legal instruments to prevent IPR infringements, such as the IPR Enforcement and E-Commerce Directives, exist at EU/national level, they can be complemented by… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

A slight weakening in the ‘Remain’ side can be noticed. ‘Remain’ opinion is still within the positive range, showing small volatility but a slightly downward trend, while ‘Leave’ opinion is gaining some momentum. Overall the monitoring performed shows us a side-ways/ horizontal ‘Remain’ trend as preference of Twitter users. Percentage share of Tweets: 59.9% ‘Remain’… » read more

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

This is the conclusion of the Brexit monitoring from today (21 June) by the SSIX EU project consortium. All the X-factors show us that there is a stable trend with low volatility within the Twitter opinion towards staying in the EU. The X-Scores provide us with the ability to understand sentiment/opinion behaviour in detail and… » read more

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

On April 27th, the 1989 Generation Initiative, or ‘89ers’ presented visions and proposals on the future of the European Union at the European Parliament, to an audience of MEPs, think tank professionals and young Europeans. The core message: The EU should always aim to improve its citizens’ lives. Their aspirations and livelihoods should be placed… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Bunga Berlusconi

I have met Silvio Berlusconi twice. Well, met, every time there were so many bodyguards around him that it is better to say that I have seen him twice. Except for that second time, no, no sensation, it was not during one of those infamous bunga bunga-parties. The great Berlusconi. Although great was a big… » read more

  Posted by Wytze Russchen's 'Oliemannetje'

Twenty years ago, thinking how Europe, faced with its demographic and industrial decline, could develop a competitive and harmonious model, I posited it could become the world’s museum (of clean air and quality of life) or the muse of a new manufacturing Renaissance. Then, I hoped Italy, led by a ‘Red Catholic’ from Emilia (Romano… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

Following the activities initiated last September in Budapest, this whole week the SSIX Project will be in Vancouver (BC, Canada) for attending the ApacheCon North America 2016. ApacheCon is a well-established event in the open source community. For more than a decade, these events have brought the Apache project community together to meet, network, learn… » read more

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

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