A delegation of S&D MEPs travelled to the United States this week to meet leading digital and hi-tech players in Silicon Valley, and to discuss how best to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new digital environment.
Reviewing the EU-US Privacy Shield deal, the US CLOUD Act and the visa waiver programme were high on the agenda of the Civil Liberties delegation visit to Washington D.C.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €27 million financing agreement with software company M-Files from Tampere, Finland. The loan was made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, which was launched by the EIB Group and the European Commission to boost the competitiveness of the European economy. This operation is the EIB’s largest commitment in the Finnish IT sector for years. With these funds, the rapidly growing company aims to revolutionise the way organisations manage and use information, making it more intelligent, intuitive and compliant.
Latvia has announced its intention to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, and participate in and contribute to European and national efforts to acquire, build and deploy in Europe the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report ‘Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).