China correspondent Stefan Blommaert will be presenting his newly published book – The Age of Xi – wherein he addresses internal developments in China, as well as those along the New Silk Road from an international reporter’s perspective.
Municipalities and other public authorities across Europe spend huge amounts of money on the purchase of goods, services and
works each year – according to European Commission estimates, public procurement accounts for 14% of EU GDP1. A very wide
variety of items are procured, from office supplies, to canteen catering services, from street furniture to the construction of
municipal buildings. In almost every case some form of transportation of people or products is required to deliver the contract.The BuyZET project aimed to understand the impact of this spending on transportation flows in EU urban areas, to see how procurement may be used to best support the shift to sustainable mobility.
This colloquium brings together members of the European scientific community and their international partners involved in the use of GNSS, and in particular Galileo, in their research. The various possibilities to use GNSS satellites for scientific purposes shall be reviewed. The Colloquium shall contribute to GNSS development in general based on scientific approaches, in particular to raise awareness of those in charge of GNSS development and operations as well as in development of recent scientific achievements in the field.
The U.S. administration just announced on Friday 17 May the lift of Section 232 tariffs for aluminium against Canada and Mexico. It is time to also exempt Europe from the 10% tariff on aluminium products, says European Aluminium.
Orgalim’s economists compile and analyse the latest data and forecasts for Europe’s technology industries twice a year, looking at economic trends across the branches mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and ICT, and metal technology. Their latest report shows steady growth in turnover and employment across the tech industries in 2018, while warning of the risks posed by creeping protectionism and a shortage of skilled workers.
Plastic waste shipments that are today destined for intra-EU trade will be affected by the significant new hurdles caused by the new rules, since collection, sorting and recycling often take place in different Member States.
The Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) and Brussels Chamber of Commerce (BECI) organises a seminar ‘Seize an Opportunity in China – Updates on New Foreign Investment Law‘ on May 23, 2019 in Brussels, as our invited China legal expert Mrs. Moey Li will tell you how to expand your business in China. She will update you on the latest laws and regulations affecting foreign companies active in China.
Its been a year since the world’s most significant privacy law, Europe’s GDPR, went into force.
Politically, European authorities count it as a giant success, allowing them to position themselves as protecting Europeans’ privacy and setting a global standard to be followed. Consumers seem to love it. Companies, on the whole, seem able to live with it. On the other side of the Atlantic, the U.S. is beginning to wake up to the need to protect privacy in the online world. California has already passed what has been presented as a stronger version of Europe’s GDPR. A vigorous debate is taking place in Washington to draw up a Federal law.
Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly.
While there are numerous positive use cases, facial recognition has been identified by the High Level Expert Group on AI as a critical concern, and in June, the European Commission will put its recently published AI ethical guidelines to a test.
The open public consultation for the evaluation of the TEN-T guidelines has been launched and will be open until 17 July 2019.
TEN-T policy remains key in promoting the free circulation of goods, services and citizens throughout the EU. It is instrumental in boosting economic, social and territorial cohesion between all Member States and their regions, as well as beyond the EU.
This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers – among others – promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.
This month, a milestone for sustainable transport in and for Europe was reached: the two hundredth LNG fuelling station was opened. These stations provide fuel for the over 6.000 LNG trucks now running in Europe driving a low-carbon emissions transport system that natural and renewable gas offer.
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is conducting the study “Big Data and B2B platforms: the next big opportunity for Europe” whose objective is to analyse how to accelerate the growth of the data-based economy and to support the development of B2B platforms in Europe focusing on two sectors: automotive and healthcare.
This first health data workshop will cover two content blocks: the infrastructure of the data sharing and the opportunities and barriers for the health data market and commercial use. The workshop’s main objective is to introduce the participants to the aims of the health data pilot, present the work done so far on the infrastructure, and most importantly to gather the participants’ views on infrastructure and business opportunities for health data.
This is the latest in the RSPG’s stakeholder briefing sessions where the stakeholders are updated on the progress of the RSPG work program. Also an opportunity to meet and interact with the WG rapporteurs and the chairmanship. On the agenda are issues on the role of the RSPG in light of the EECC, input on the future work program for 2020-2021 and the latest status from the working groups of the RSPG.
The Conference, organised by the QED, will tackle broad issues in the field of finance, including with a digital perspective.