| Number of views :305Good to see that today’s European Council has explicitly supported the Connecting Europe Facility, including for digital technologies and infrastructure.
And that makes sense – because those national leaders also support m…
Number of View: 375I’m off on my summer holiday soon – perhaps many of you are too. We haven’t really succeeded in making the sun shine here in Brussels – but I hope we can brighten up your holiday a bit anyway.
If you’re planning to take your mobile with you, here’s four things to remember:
ICT can bring greater openness: regular readers will know how committed I am to delivering those benefits for everyone. Today, some exciting news about how we are also helping open up science, and a reminder of the benefits it can bring.
It’s partly about making access to scientific information more affordable. Currently, in many cases [...]
Regular readers of this blog will know how central broadband targets are to our digital agenda. By 2020, I want half of all Europeans with broadband subscriptions at 100 Megabit/s or higher.
We’re going to need those high speeds: and the “next generation” fibre networks to support them. Those great new great apps and services – [...]
Last week’s vote on ACTA ? although hardly a surprise for those who’ve been following ? was a reminder about the big debate currently going on, about how to balance intellectual property rights with Internet freedoms
For me it’s about making it easier for artists to promote their work widely, and make a living from it: [...]
Europe has wonderful media and creative industries. Of the top 10 publishing groups in the world by turnover, 7 are European. Add that to world-class news agencies, film-makers who made (among other things) the last two Oscar-winners, great TV shows that export round the world, globally bestselling albums – you name it, we are leading [...]
Today in one in four European adults have not yet used the Internet, while we face a big skills gap to fill the 700,000 surplus ICT jobs of the future.
I’m determined to get every European digital. We’re not there yet: but the reasons for this gap are different in different countries. So you may recall [...]
Today, we launch some changes to the structure of the part of the Commission that leads on the Digital Agenda for Europe. I know changes in the Commission’s internal plumbing might be of limited interest outside the Brussels bubble. But for me it represents and echoes something much more significant.
Those of you who work [...]
It was really nice today to meet the members of CIONET again – IT leaders from businesses around Europe, showing what new technology and systems can do for businesses.
I’d asked them to give me evidence about what the “digital agenda” means for them: like what fast broadband can do for their business. And the report [...]
I don’t think we could make the Digital Agenda succeed without the active involvement of all those people who are out there and interested in making it happen – stakeholders and citizens. To get them together, last year we held the first ever Digital Agenda Assembly: which I found very refreshing, with lots of participation [...]
Maybe you haven’t heard of Photonics? Or maybe you just think it’s something they might use to kill the bad guys in Star Trek? In fact, it’s not just real, it’s an incredibly important field of technology.
In manufacturing, for example, lasers can create new processes that lead to extraordinary high quality: faster, more accurate “zero [...]
An EU study supports the need to modernise and harmonise the legislative framework applicable to information society services in the Digital Single Market. A series of gaps and inconsistencies have appeared and may hinder the next generation of Europeans to turn their creativity into new services, growth and jobs. This study confirms that new and [...]
“Markets, law, technology and commercial fundamentals are all key features of a new consultation on Cloud Computing”, the European Commission has announced.