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EU-Japan Energy Dialogue: a wide-ranging partnership

Energy policy-makers from the EU and Japan are due to discuss topics that include electricity market design, renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy research and innovation. They will also focus on the global liquid natural gas (LNG) market, in preparation for a bilateral Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the liquidity, flexibility and transparency … Continue reading

Italy may spend billions to shut two failing banks

As Italian authorities said on Sunday may spend EUR17 billion for the two failing Banks Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza. Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza, are midsize bank in the north east of Italy in the very industrialized Veneto. On Friday the European Commission approves aid for market exit of BPVI … Continue reading

Commission approves aid for market exit of BPVI and Veneto Banca

Commission approves aid for market exit of BPVI and Veneto Banca under Italian insolvency law, involving sale of some parts to Intesa Saopaolo The European Commission has approved, under EU rules, Italian measures to facilitate the liquidation of BPVIand Veneto Banca under national insolvency law. These measures involve the sale of some of the two … Continue reading

Consumer protection in the digital age: EU presidency to strengthen EU-wide cooperation

The Maltese presidency reached a preliminary agreement with European Parliament representatives to strengthen cooperation between EU national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws. “Trust in e-commerce by citizens and companies is an essential condition for making the digital single market more attractive and dynamic. The safeguarding of consumers’ rights and interests will … Continue reading

Fighting cyber-attacks: Alexander de Croo call for more Europe and less administration

Cyber attack is a global fight and need a global strategy. At the Fujitsu world tour 2017 we had an exclusive interview with the Belgian Minister of Development Co-operation, Digital Agenda and Telecom, Mr. Alexander de Croo. We asked him the current strategy to fight cyber attacks and the cooperation at Eu and international level. … Continue reading

Fighting cyber-attacks: collaboration between policymaker, companies and educational institutions

    At Fujitsu World Tour 2017 we interviewed Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of Digital Europe about fighting Cyber-attacks and the possible evolution of Artificial Intelligence: What we can do to fight Cyber-attacks at Eu level and at International level? We have been collaborate internationally and in Europe for many years to create peace and … Continue reading

Eurogroup statement on Greece

The Eurogroup welcomes that agreement has been reached between Greece and the institutions on a policy package of structural measures, which aims at shoring up growth and addressing the underlying structural imbalances in public finances and paves the way for a successful completion of the second review of the ESM programme. The Eurogroup also welcomes … Continue reading

Remarks by Jeroen Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 15 June 2017 Good evening everyone and welcome to this Eurogroup press conference.

  Today we welcomed two new ministers, Toomas Toniste, who is the new finance minister for Estonia, and Paschal Donohoe, who is the newly appointed Irish minister of finance. We very much look forward to working together with them. We also congratulated Edward Scicluna who, after winning the elections, was appointed for another term as … Continue reading

IMF and EIB, “valued and valuable” cooperation in and outside EU

The EIB and the IMF are doing more together to promote economic stability in Europe and beyond. At a meeting today at the headquarters of the EU bank in Luxembourg, EIB President Werner Hoyer and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde took stock of progress of complementary efforts by the two … Continue reading

Fujitsu World Tour 2017: the future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and cyber security were among the topic of 2017 Fujitsu World Tour held in Brussels the 8th of June 2017. In a world of constant digital transformation, Cyber security and Artificial intelligence are actual topics. Organizations and citizens need to learn fast, act quickly and where possible, scale rapidly. No-one can do this … Continue reading

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