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Study on using millimetre waves bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union

The study on using millimetre wave bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union (SMART 2017/0015) was carried out by a team led by IDATE DigiWorld with Plum Consulting and Scott Marcus. By: J. Scott Marcus Date: October 17, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy The study on using millimetre wave bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union was carried out by a team led by IDATE DigiWorld with Plum Consulting and Scott Marcus.The objectives of the...

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Questions to Sylvie Goulard, Commissioner designate for Internal Market

If confirmed. Commissioner-designate Goulard will soon have direct responsibility for three areas within this broader mandate. Firstly, digital economy and society. Secondly, European industry and the single market. And thirdly, the defence industry and space. Because this diverse brief makes it easy to focus on the trees while losing sight of the forest the role must be defined by a clear overarching strategy By: J. Scott Marcus Date: September 30, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics &...

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Questions to the Competition Commissioner-designate

Commissioner Vestager has been given two portfolios; Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age and Competition Commissioner. While having more than one portfolio may not be new, combining an important policy coordination function and an enforcement function is a novel approach. This raises a number of important questions related to how the objectives of either portfolio can be delivered cleanly. In her Mission Letters to Commissioner-designate, Margrethe Vestager, the...

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Addressing the EU’s Global Challenges Locally: the EU’s Competition and Antitrust Tightrope

This blog is part of a series following the 2019 Bruegel annual meetings, which brought together nearly 1,000 participants for two days of policy debate and discussion.The European Union, the world’s largest consumer market, needs a clearer vision for how it wants to manage competition and state subsidies affecting European markets and consumers. As business becomes ever more inter-connected, however, increasingly complex challenges confront EU policymakers, enforcers and market...

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Jobs and robots: Europe’s Debate Over the Destiny of the Welfare State

This blog is part of a series following the 2019 Bruegel annual meetings, which brought together nearly 1,000 participants for two days of policy debate and discussion.Artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and the internet of things are bringing huge transformative changes in society. The questions that have been increasingly on the table are what these changes imply for the future of work, and what they imply for the future of European welfare states. A 2013 study by Frey and...

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In an era of digitalisation, the Single Market needs a software update

This blog post is part of a series following the 2019 Bruegel annual meetings, which brought together nearly 1,000 participants for two days of policy debate and discussion. For more from the sessions, check out our special-edition podcasts and live audio and video recordings of the event’s public panels.The digital age will be an era of winning and losing firms. If Europe doesn’t act fast it seems likely that the winning firms will be in American and China. Why is this happening and what...

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Deep Focus: What is a hybrid attack?

Hybrid attacks are fast, dynamic and ever-evolving. They can cross borders and span industries. They are best dealt with at the national level, but without international cooperation, nation-states are bound to be overwhelmed. So should hybrid attacks must be repelled by responsive nation-states and by cooperative international bodies. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 18, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Increasing cyber and hybrid risks will test the...

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Backstage at BAM19: Designing a competition policy fit for Europe’s needs.

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Rebecca Christie talks with Mathew Heim on competition policy. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 5, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Should competition policy adjust to current concerns and support industrial policy? How can we contextualise long-run consumer welfare? How can we maintain independence and objectivity in enforcement? In this podcast, Rebecca Christie discusses competition policy, with Mathew Heim.

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Backstage at BAM19: AI, robots and platform workers

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Giuseppe Porcaro talks with J. Scott Marcus on AI, robots and platform workers. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 4, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Will increasing use of AI, machine learning, robots and big data lead to massive unemployment? How are non-traditional workers and the self-employed to obtain health insurance and pensions? What role should public policy play going forward? In this podcast, Giuseppe...

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Backstage at BAM19: How can Europe’s economy thrive in the digital age?

Backstage at the Bruegel Annual Meetings, Giuseppe Porcaro talks with session chair Reinhilde Veugelers on Europe's economy in the digital age. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 4, 2019 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy What corporate strategies and public policy support are needed to turn the potential of digital technologies into opportunities for sustainable growth of EU firms, and for addressing EU societal challenges? In this podcast, Giuseppe Porcaro...

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