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  Youth unemployment is a global issue. Approximately 74 million young people (15 – 24) are unemployed globally. In Europe the figure is around 4.5 million. Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia each have youth unemployment rates exceeding 40 per cent.     The social implications of this large scale youth unemployment are profound. Very soon… » read more

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When a technology proves disruptive and ubiquitous enough to power networks that attract 2.2 billion users – one third of the world’s population – daily, is it reasonable to pretend that nothing is happening and to support status quo? A variety of regulatory props have been designed to nurture creativity over the last five centuries.… » read more

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Est-il raisonnable de se voiler la face et de se retrancher derrière un dérisoire statu quo au moment où une technologie s’avère révolutionnaire et omniprésente au point d’attirer chaque jour 2,2 milliards de fidèles – un tiers de l’humanité – sur les réseaux dont elle est le moteur? Dans la panoplie réglementaire héritée de l’ère… » 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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Hail the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technologies and long live DG CONNECT! No need for exclamation mark actually: this acronym is propitious enough to sound like a burning imperative, a compelling invitation to act. So, DG INFSOC is out, CONNECT is in. This switch will likely inspire the digital natives: staying connected… » read more

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Having been solicited last year by Commissioner Michel Barnier, Antonio Vitorino has just decided to don the full gear of mediator in the thorny issue of private copying and reprography levies. His announcement back in November 2011 had originally raised hope mainly based on the calibre of this shrewd politician, a former deputy Prime Minister… » read more

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