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Last week, European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry Antonio Tajani, stated that more than 95% of the new models of data-enabled mobile phones placed on the EU market by Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signatories during the first half of 2012 offer the common charging capability. For consumers this means that the latest… » read more

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The resource efficiency agenda aims at merging two narratives that at times were perceived as opposing each other: economic growth and environmental protection. Indicators need to make for a compelling joint narrative. Accordingly, resource efficiency indicators must be based on a clear definition of the system under evaluation. Indicators to evaluate overall (national) resource consumption/… » read more

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DIGITALEUROPE’s vision is of a Europe that nurtures and supports digital technology industries, and prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address. So we are pleased to read, in the renewed EU Industrial Policy published on 10 October, with the telling subtitle “A Stronger… » read more

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The last couple of weeks have been improbably eventful and positive in Brussels on an issue notorious for moving slowly, if at all. 1. The Cloud strategy released on 27 September under the propitious title “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe” combines a visionary layout of a successful migration to the cloud with… » read more

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