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The four pillars of a digital strategy

The European Commission’s digital compass attempts to build strong fundamentals. It is a start. An ambitious digital agenda however requires a strategy that is all encompassing and coherent. This opinion piece was originally published in the Money Review section of Kathimerini and is forthcoming in El Economista. On 9 March, the European Commission published a Digital Compass to help advance EU ambitions for a digital transformation by 2030. The proposals rest on four points: 1) ensure...

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Regulating big tech: the Digital Markets Act

The European Union’s proposed Digital Markets Act will attempt to control online gatekeepers by subjecting them to a wider range of upfront constraints. Digital market forces drive huge efficiency gains. But they also create winner-take-all dynamics that can, left unchecked, lead to monopolistic markets and hurt consumers in the long-run. Slow-moving competition policy tools are ill-equipped to fully address these digital concerns. (1) The DMA was proposed alongside the Digital Services Act...

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Regulation in the era of matchmaking economics

New approaches and new tools are needed to prevent excessive concentration of economic power in the hands of a few matchmaking digital platforms that form multi-sided markets. Regulation in this area is only just emerging. By: Maria Demertzis Date: January 5, 2021 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This piece was originally published in the Money Review section of Kathimerini. The best characterisation I have heard of the economic role of digital platforms is that...

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The new EU digital regulations: Explained

Bruegel's experts walk you through all the details of the EU's Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act. By: The Sound of Economics Date: December 16, 2020 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy In this episode of the Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Maria Demertzis, J. Scott Marcus, Georgios Petroupolos, and Mario Mariniello, Bruegel experts on digital policy to delve into the latest EU digital regulations: the Digital Services Act and the Digital...

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Brussels’ Digital Plan Leaves the Key Issue Unaddressed

To promote well-being and shared prosperity, EU decision-makers will need to show the same desire for competition beyond the boundaries of digital markets. By: Mario Mariniello Date: December 14, 2020 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy This opinion piece was originally published on Euractiv, Rzeczpospolita and Il Sole 24 Ore. On 15 December 2020, the European Commission will publish its proposal to address excessive power in digital markets. Zeroing in on the digital...

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A timid start for European Union data governance

Europe needs all pieces of its data strategy puzzle to be in place to enhance its competitive position: there is still a long way to go. By: Mario Mariniello Date: November 26, 2020 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy This opinion post was originally published in Domani. The Data Governance Act proposal, published on 25 November 2020 by the European Commission, is a first step along what the Commission envisages as the path towards a common European data space. The act...

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Socio-economic effects of digital trade and artificial intelligence on EU industries including their value chains and EU imports and exports with major trade partners

Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of digital trade. On November 9th 2020, Bruegel senior fellow André Sapir and Bruegel scholar Georgios Petropoulos presented their testimony and participated in a discussion with MEPs by invitation of the Committee for International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament. At the webinar entitled ‘Data flows, artificial intelligence and international trade: impacts and prospects for the value chains of the future’, they presented their...

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Political assessment of possible future positive (cooperation) or negative (restrictive) attitudes of main trade partners of the EU

Testimony to the European Parliament on the geopolitical aspects of trade. On November 9th 2020, Bruegel research fellow Niclas Poitiers presented his testimony and participated in a discussion with MEPs by invitation of the Committee for International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament. At the webinar entitled ‘Data flows, artificial intelligence and international trade: impacts and prospects for the value chains of the future’, he presented his input drafted together with Dennis...

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Europe may be the world’s AI referee, but referees don’t win

The EU needs to invest in homegrown technology. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: February 19, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager has been tasked with developing a European strategy on artificial intelligence. For Europe, the crucial question is how to speed up AI uptake in the industrial sector — indeed, only 18 percent of large European companies use AI tools at scale.So far, however, the European...

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Europe may be the world’s AI referee, but referees don’t win

The EU needs to invest in homegrown technology. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: February 19, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager has been tasked with developing a European strategy on artificial intelligence. For Europe, the crucial question is how to speed up AI uptake in the industrial sector — indeed, only 18 percent of large European companies use AI tools at scale.So far, however, the European...

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