European Commission

    • WEF: EU Commission champion in the circular economy

      WEF: EU Commission champion in the circular economy

      Yesterday evening in Davos, the European Commission was awarded the 2019 Circular Economy prize by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders as recognition of the work done to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy that protects the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions while delivering opportunities for jobs, growth and investment

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    • Commission kicks off Women4Cyber initiative

      Commission kicks off Women4Cyber initiative

      Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, is kicking-off today the Women4Cyber initiative in Brussels, which was launched by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) in November last year. With the help of the 28 Founding Members, i.e. 28 female leaders coming from the public sector, the private sector and academia, the project aims to increase the involvement of women in the development and promotion of European cybersecurity.

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    • Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is reportedly backing a €20m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases.

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    • EU starts developing AI-demand-platform with €20m funding

      EU starts developing AI-demand-platform with €20m funding

      This month the AI4EU project officially starts, with a kick-off meeting among the partners in Barcelona tomorrow. As stated earlier the development of the AI4EU platform will bring together 79 top research institutes, SMEs and large enterprises in 21 countries that will build a focal point for artificial intelligence (AI) resources, including data repositories, computing power, tools and algorithms. To further facilitate access to AI technology the project team will work closely with the Digital Innovation Hubs for robotics and the future network of AI excellence centres.

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    • EU trade negotiator heads to Washington for talks

      EU trade negotiator heads to Washington for talks

      The EU's top trade negotiator Cecilia Malmstrom was headed to Washington on Monday to meet US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to breathe life into an attempt to strike a trade deal. During her visit Malmstrom will also take part in a US-EU-Japan meeting today. The three nations are due to discuss subsidies made to state-owned firms and forced technology transfers. China will be the main topic of these talks.

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    • Commission approves €50m voucher scheme in Greece

      Commission approves €50m voucher scheme in Greece

      The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabits per second (Mbps). The measure will contribute to reducing the digital divide, in line with the objectives of the EU's Digital Single Market, while limiting distortions of competition at the same time. The scheme will be also accompanied by a detailed evaluation to assess its impact. The results of this evaluation will be submitted by Greece to the Commission by December 2021.

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