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  • Former Prime Ministers pledge to smarter Europe

    On 27 June 2016, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies Honorary Board held its first meeting. In the aftermath of the UK Referendum on the EU, the members of the board agreed that now is the time for not less, not more, but a smarter Europe. It has become evident that the EU institutionalism process has not been a satisfactory response for European citizens in furthering European integration.
  • Europe, get ready for the Makers Revolution!

    “Pleased to make your acquaintance,” European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen meets 3D-printed life-sized robot InMoov at Makerstown.  
  • Economic Ideas Forum, inspiring ideas into policy action: 7 key takeaways

    "We have stabilized the Euro and carried out reforms. Now we need to focus on innovation for growth and the digital economy." These are the words used by Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament during his opening of the Economic Ideas Forum that was held in Brussels on December 2nd 2015.
  • Mikuláš Dzurinda runs Kyiv half marathon in show of support for Ukraine

    On 26 April 2015, former prime minister of Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda will be taking part in the Kyiv Half Marathon. He will be leading a team of runners including members of the European Parliament Dita Charanzova (Czech Republic), Ivan Štefanec (Slovakia) and Roman Babjak, European Commission Programme Manager.
  • Taking on Google: "We haven’t got the right tools for the digital economy yet"

    German MEP Andreas Schwab has recently introduced into the European Parliament a resolution on the creation of a digital single market where, amongst others, Parliament asks the Commission to check the possibility of the unbundling of search engines. Schwab, a Member of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, is determined to create a fair and open digital single market in the EU but so far “we lack a level playing field”.
  • Market has to function according to European rules and not national ones

    Kumardev Chatterjee is not only involved in shaping European innovation and entrepreneurship policy as the Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum, he actually started his first profit-making company at the age of 19. In this interview he talks about why he thinks new start-ups do not flourish in Europe as well as they do in the USA.