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The overall aim of the EU-SysFlex project is to provide a roadmap for Europe in meeting the challenge of integrating 50% renewables by 2030. Europe has ambitious plans to become greener and more decarbonized by increasing levels of renewable energy and implementing energy efficiency measures. Today, electrical energy accounts for approximately 20% of energy consumption… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) need more support, training and tools for implementing innovative pedagogies in schools, such as student-centred learning. It is of particular concern that more than 35% of STEM teachers think they get no pedagogical or technical support in their line of work, even from other teachers of the… » read more

  Posted by European Schoolnet

In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Guest blog post by Patrick Gibbels, Secretary General of the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) and Managing Director of Gibbels Public Affairs. The European Commission is proposing a tax on the revenues of digital services. The tax is supposed to hit global tech giants, but the cost will be borne by small businesses and consumers.… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

At the recent Malta Blockchain Summit I had the pleasure of meeting Totte Löfström (@TotteLofstrom). Totte is the CEO of the new Swedish cryptocurrency exchange Trijo. We agreed that I would interview him about his experiences. Thank you Totte! – Please tell us about your organisation, it’s founding and goals. Trijo is basically a three-legged… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

Guest post by Dan Luca, Senior Director at EURACTIV. European Political Context In less than a year, European Parliament elections will lead us to the next European Commission. Following the current polarising trend in global politics, the debate in Europe is mainly conducted between pro-Europeans and anti-Europeans. The ever-growing gap between decision-makers and citizens could… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Every other year in September, the global truck industry meets in Hanover for the International Motor Show dedicated to commercial vehicles. Given that ACEA represents the EU’s seven major truck manufacturers, we were also present in Hanover to set out the industry’s joint position on the EU proposal for truck CO2 standards. Most notably, we… » read more

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

            Ulrich Weber is the Head of Staff Unit Funding/Subsidies and EU Affairs at Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG and Director of Regional Office of VDV Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. He is a member of the UITP European Union Committee (EUC) and nominated Chair of the EUC since May 2017. Today marks the end… » read more

  Posted by International Association of Public Transport

Guest blog post by Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics at Copenhagen Economics European finance ministers are expected to discuss digital taxation when they meet later this week. Discussions will focus on the Digital Services Tax (DST), proposed by the European Commission in March, which introduced a new 3 percent tax on revenues… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Il 17 agosto 2018 si sono riuniti circa 20 cittadini per parlare d’Europa in una Convenzione Cittadina (CoCi) organizzata da Giorgio Clarotti per Alliance Europa sul modello ispirato dalle CoCi lanciate dai Presidenti Juncker, Macron e dalla Cancelliera Merkel. La riunione mirava ‘Adulti attivi’ nel lavoro o in associazioni perché avevano poco partecipato al “pilota”… » read more

  Posted by TAXI: Europa

Guest post by Vidvuds Beldavs, strategist for NZP FOTONIKA-LV, the national photonics platform of the University of Latvia Juncker’s European Commission (EC) has until the end of its term 31 October 2019 to take decisive action to address Europe’s energy problematique – intermingled problems that cannot be solved independently. The EU needs to maintain robust… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Patrick Oliver, Executive Director Intellectual Property 2 Innovate (IP2Innovate) IP2I member companies have direct experience of being attacked by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as patent trolls, and are concerned about their increasing litigation activity in Europe and its harmful effect on Europe’s digital economy. PAEs are financial vehicles that… » read more

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Guest blog post by Lionel Rudant, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti and Bernard Strée, European Research Program, CEA-Leti The Industrial Revolution beginning in the mid-18th Century and its periodic echoes were driven by electronic miniaturisation that led to massive, low-cost production of consumer goods. From now on, new technologies will be deployed and adopted based on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Edward Danks, Programme Coordinator, European Institute for Asian studies As new, digital platforms have precipitated journalistic innovation, the simultaneous rise of fake news and the spread of disinformation throughout the media has left the industry in a state of flux. The implications of this issue however, spread far beyond the undermining… » read more

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