Don’t Leave Behind the Elderly

transport mobility for the elderly

Elderly people and those with a disability “must not be left behind” in Europe’s rush to digitilization, an international conference on transport mobility was told. The conference heard that new technologies such as artificial intelligence will have a crucial role to play in transforming Europe’s transport eco system. But, in any debate about the future…

EU-Namibia Partnership

President von der Leyen and President Geingob

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of Namibia Hage Geingob have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership between the EU and Namibia at the COP27 in Egypt. The partnership aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable supply of raw materials, refined materials and renewable hydrogen to support the…

WhiteBIT crypto exchange expands functionality

Cryptocurrency

WhiteBIT crypto exchange expands the functionality of its services: withdrawal of dollars and euros to Visa/Mastercard, as well as hryvnia to IBAN account number. The largest cryptocurrency exchange in Europe of Ukrainian origin, WhiteBIT continues to expand the functionality and capabilities of its services. From now on, WhiteBIT users can withdraw dollars (USD) and euros (EUR) to…

Surveillance Spyware in Greece

In the opening Plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs have demanded that the European Commission take action against Greece for alleged failure to uphold EU privacy law.  For some MEPs the case of spyware in Greece, as in other cases, highlights a wider problem in the EU that the rule of law…

Albanian Cyber Attacks

NATO chiefs have hit out against what it calls the “malicious” cyber activities against Albania. The comments came with a strongly worded statement aimed at countering the outbreak. The statement reads: “We stand in solidarity with Albania following the recent cyber attack on its national information infrastructure. “Allies acknowledge the statements by Albania and other Allies attributing…

Internal Market Committee Visits Silicon Valley

Andreas Schwab

Last week a delegation from the Internal Market Committee visited leading tech companies including Google, Meta, Apple, Airbnb, eBay, Paypal and Uber in the Silicon Valley. From 23 to 27 May, an Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee delegation travelled to the Silicon Valley to meet with tech companies, local authorities and academia. MEPs had…

Vodafone Digital Enabler Showcase

digital enabler showcase

Vodafone this week hosted its Digital Enabler Showcase event at the Concert Noble in Brussels.Leaders and policymakers from EU institutions, ambassadors, permanent representatives, academics, and media attended the event, which spotlighted the opportunity of digitalisation. Real-life examples of how the latest 5G digital technologies are being used to transform and accelerate the EU’s Digital and Green transition,…

Destination Earth

Destination Earth

The Commission has launched together with partnering organisations the Destination Earth initiative to help tackling climate change.  Supported with an initial €150 million from the Digital Europe Programme until mid-2024, the goal is to develop a highly accurate digital model of the Earth.  It will help monitor, model and predict natural and human activity, and…

Sharp Increase in Cyberattacks in EU

Cyber attacks

The number of cyberattacks on EU bodies is increasing sharply. The level of cybersecurity preparedness within EU bodies varies and is overall not commensurate with the growing threats. Since EU bodies are strongly interconnected, a weakness in one can expose others to security threats.  This is the conclusion of a special report by the European…

Digital Decade 2030

Safer Transport for Europe

The proportion of businesses using cloud technology must significantly increase in order to meet the European Commission’s Digital Decade 2030 goal, according to a new report out on Wednesday.  The EU’s Digital Decade, which sets key targets on different digital areas until 2030, is the EU’s vision for Europe’s digital transformation and a critical element…