New Council President can steer Europe towards Digital Leadership

Donald Tusk today takes office as President of the European Council representing the 28 EU Member States.  This inauguration completes the EU’s five year leadership change. Mr Tusk’s challenges won’t be easy.  The EU is steering towards a lost decade, still struggling with weak economic recovery and high unemployment.  Business as usual is not an…

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EU Parliament Passes Resolution To Pressure EC to Consider Unbundling Search Services

Brussels – The European Parliament has passed a measure asking the European Commission to consider unbundling search engines from other commercial services. The move is seen as a political one after a lengthy independent investigation of Google by the European Commission did not satisfy the company’s critics. For more than 40 years, the Computer &…

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President Obama Announces Executive Action Including Some Measures For Skilled Workers

Washington — President Obama announced his administration’s executive action on immigration Thursday evening in a prime- time address. The President seeks to streamline employment-based immigration programs, including making it easier for entrepreneurs to obtain visas and for foreign students studying engineering or technology at US universities to participate in existing training programs after graduation. The…

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The New Commission Must Make Online Sales Restrictions A Priority

Completing the digital single market to support Europe’s increasingly connected economy will be a top priority for the new Juncker-led Commission. While Commission officials embark upon formulating new policies aimed at invigorating the digital economy, increased attention should be paid to the very practical obstacles blocking a healthy online economy and harming small businesses and…

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