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Healthcare in your pocket: unlocking the potential of mHealthChoose translations of the previous link 

Man using tablet computer © EU

10/04/2014

Environment, consumers and health, Science and technology

The European Commission is launching a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

 

European Commission calls for tough standards to regulate civil drones Choose translations of the previous link 

Siim Kallas © EU

08/04/2014

Science and technology, Transport and travel

The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. The aim is to allow European industry to become a global leader in the market for this emerging technology, while at the same time ensuring that all the necessary safeguards are in place.

 

Ensure open access for internet service suppliers and ban roaming fees, say MEPs

Woman with tablet computer and mobile phone © EU

03/04/2014

Environment, consumers and health, Science and technology

Internet access providers would be barred from blocking or slowing down selected services for economic or other reasons by the latest draft EU “telecoms package” legislation voted by Parliament.

 

MEPs push for common charger for all mobile phones

Mobile phones on display © EU

13/03/2014

Science and technology

A common charger should be developed for all mobile phones sold in the EU, to reduce waste, costs and hassle for users, said MEPs voting on an update to EU radio equipment laws.

 

Hand typing on laptop keyboard © EU

MEPs tighten up rules to protect personal data in the digital era

12/03/2014

Justice and citizens rights, Science and technology

MEPs inserted stronger safeguards for EU citizens’ personal data that gets transferred to non-EU countries in a major overhaul of the EU’s data protection laws voted on Wednesday.

 

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The €63 billion app boom. Nearly 5 million jobs in European app sector by 2018, says EU report

13/02/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Science and technology

The EU's app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years. By 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute €63 billion to the EU economy according to a report presented in Brussels.

 

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Commission to pursue role as honest broker in future global negotiations on Internet Governance

12/02/2014

Science and technology

In the wake of large-scale Internet surveillance and reduced trust in the internet, the European Commission proposes a key reform to the way the Internet is managed and run.

 

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New connected car standards put Europe into top gear

12/02/2014

Science and technology, Transport and travel

Two European standards organisations, ETSI and CEN, confirmed that the basic set of standards requested by the European Commission to make connected cars a reality has been fully completed.

 

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European Cybercrime Centre – one year on

10/02/2014

Justice and citizens rights, Science and technology

What are the main future cybercrime threats on the horizon? And how has the European Cybercrime Center (EC3) contributed to protect European citizens and businesses since its launch in January 2013? These questions are at the core of an EC3 report presented today.

 

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Commission sets out an action plan to support the development of blue energy

20/01/2014

Energy and natural resources, Science and technology

The action plan should help drive forward this nascent 'blue energy' sector towards full industrialisation. Ocean energy covers all technologies to harvest the renewable energy of our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

 

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Horizon 2020 launched with €15 billion over first two years

11/12/2013

Science and technology

The European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

 

Mr Evaldas GUSTAS, Lithuanian Minister for Economy © EUpdf

Council adopts "Horizon 2020": the EU's research and innovation programme for 2014-2020

03/12/2013

Science and technology

Horizon 2020 will replace the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013. Compared with FP7, the new programme is expected to further eliminate fragmentation in the fields of scientific research and innovation.

 

Employee at work in laboratory © EU

Horizon 2020 research programme: more support for small firms and new players

21/11/2013

Science and technology

Horizon 2020, the EU's €70.2 billion framework programme for research and innovation in 2014-2020, was approved by MEPs.

 

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ERA progress report: 'single market' for research closer, not yet a reality

23/09/2013

The report provides a factual base for assessing progress in target areas like open and fair recruitment of researchers or better circulation of scientific knowledge

 

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Commission proposes major step forward for telecoms single market

11/09/2013

The “Connected Continent” legislative package, when adopted, will reduce consumer charges, simplify red tape faced by companies, and bring a range of new rights for both users and service providers, so that Europe can once again be a global digital leader.

 

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New Biocides Regulation improves human health and environmental protection

30/08/2013

A new Regulation on biocidal products applying from 1st September will significantly increase the safety and simplify the authorisation procedure of biocides used and placed on the market in the EU.

 

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EU and industry join forces to invest €22 billion in research and innovation

10/07/2013

The European Commission, EU Member States and European industry will invest more than €22 billion over the next seven years in innovation for sectors that deliver high quality jobs.