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EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager will serve another term, with expanded powers to regulate tech companies

European competition chief Margrethe Vestager, who had been facing the end of her term, will instead return for a another five years, with an expanded role on the new team of commissioners, according to Reuters.  Vestager has been behind much of the European Commission’s scrutiny of tech giants, and will now serve as an Executive Vice […]

European Commission cuts 2020 Digital Agenda budget by 90%

European Commission cuts 2020 Digital Agenda budget by 90%

Coming on the heels of Liam’s adventures in the hallowed halls of the European Commission and just in time for one of telecoms biggest events of the year, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comes some disappointing news from Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda.  In the midst of the tough EU budget deal negotiations, some […]

Today I’m pitching the European Commission for 80 Billion Euros for my startup, Europe.

Today I’m pitching the European Commission for 80 Billion Euros for my startup, Europe.

This afternoon I’m making my way north from Paris to Brussels, the capital of the European Union and home of the European Commission. There I’ll be giving a workshop to Neelie Kroes, the very outspoken Vice President of the European Commission who has spoken about Europe’s need to build startups that stay in Europe. “Start […]

European Commission strategy for tech startups: Start in Europe, Stay in Europe

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda of the European Commission, ended the second day of LeWeb, talking about the European Commission’s strategy for supproting European tech startups. The talk was part of an ambitious action plan by the European Commission, currently being studied with input from the European startup scene, which will be presented in […]

European Commission seeks ideas to improve startup ecosystem

The European Commission has launched an initiative to reinforce one of its key Digital Agenda Priorities – to strengthen the environment for web-entpreneurs in Europe.  What they’re looking to do is gather ideas directly from web-entrepreneurs on  “any actions in the area of ICT innovation for the benefit of web based entrepreneurship / web businesses, which could be […]