Many SMEs lack the skills to harness the digital transformation. The European Commission has recognised their decisive impact and made digital skills one of the five pillars of the Digital Europe programme. In the business world, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has become ubiquitous.
The FOSS4SMEs consortium wants to explore how Europe and its SMEs can benefit from FOSS by adjusting public policy. For this reason, we have drafted policy recommendations on how the European Union can support SMEs using FOSS. Join us to discuss these recommendations with our distinguished panel and at the following cocktail reception.
Europol’s EC3 signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global non-profit dedicated to reducing cyber-risk in the financial system through intelligence sharing.
New Presidency text for discussion at the WP TELE of 24 September 2019 (the meeting will discuss the child imagery issue and on articles 1 to 4a and 18 to 29)
A multi-country action day coordinated by Eurojust in The Hague led to the dismantling of an international criminal network committing massive fraud with pay-TV, which shows organised crime expanding its illegal activities to large-scale violations of audiovisual copyright.
On 11 September, the EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised a tabletop exercise with EU Member States’ law enforcement authorities, third countries and online service providers (OSPs) at Europol’s headquarters, in The Hague, under the umbrella of the European Commission-led EU Internet Forum.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers, and Gender Equality Věra Jourová made the following statement regarding the third annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to media freedom and independence of journalism in the Western Balkans and underpins the ongoing regional programmes worth €20 million.
A summary of the exchange of views with Commissioner King is now available.
Speech by Margrethe Vestager at the CCBE Standing Committee, Copenhagen, 13 September 2019.