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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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Back in 2009 the European Commission published a recommendation on ICT which promoted the adoption of ICT and ICT-enabled technologies to deliver emissions reductions. In return, the sector agreed to a number of undertakings, one of which was the development of a common framework to measure the carbon impact of ICT processes. Over the last… » read more

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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck reportedly borrowed this title from a verse authored by Robert Burns: « The best laid schemes o’mice an’ men often go awry ». Arguably, times of crisis hold out as many opportunities as risks: in order to be fleet-footed enough to catch the former and ensure that they prevail over the latter, we… » read more

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Cyber security has become an imperative. Governments around the world are preoccupied by the possibility of targeted cyber-attacks and they rightly take initiatives to protect their citizens. To illustrate: security was selected as one of the priority topics for the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 last week in Brussels, and many other events have… » read more

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A ray of hope?

Media seem to go by the unwritten dogma that only difference in opinion, not consensus, is worth the headlines. Regardless, agreeing common principles has always been a prerequisite to joint action or effective progress in the real world. This at least holds true for the European Union, this innovative construct of national governments whose collective… » 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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The stereotype of a hacker is some dodgy looking, long haired, uncouth youth who creates and cracks codes in order to exploit a company or organisation. Nothing could in fact be further from the truth says Caroline De Cock, organiser of the EUhackathon, who is actively working to change the perception of a “hacker” into… » 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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