European Union

The Failing Global Governance

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau of the European Commission at Techonomy 2014.

What if We Treated our Children with the Respect They Deserve?

If only our country focused on finding the potential in its children, amazing things could happen, as this inspiring article from The New York Times shows. When a committed philanthropist spent a relatively small amount...

Davos 2015: Author Noreena Hertz on Tech and Geopolitics

Author Noreena Hertz visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015 to discuss her geopolitical concerns about Russia, Europe's dire economic situation, and technological disruptions in global business.

Can Government Get a Better Grip on Tech?

"I'm very worried," says Neelie Kroes, who has served as a vice president of the European Commission since 2010. "The changes in technology nowadays are so fast that we have to change our mindset. This...

Paranoia Muddies Media’s View of Bitcoin’s Potential

European financial regulators just took a positive step to engage directly with the disruptive effects of the growing cryptocurrency ecosystem, but you might not have realized that. The European Banking Authority (EBA) watchdog agency issued...

The Right to Be Forgotten? Europe’s Orwellian Internet Time Warp

When the European Court of Justice—the rough equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court—ruled that individuals have the "right to be forgotten," it took a dangerous step backward. Among many potential negative consequences, it could contribute...

Can We Hold Back Data-Secessionism?

German Chancellor Merkel has called for a "European data network" that would prevent Europe-to-Europe information from passing through the U.S., and the EU has joined with Brazil to build a new undersea fiber optic cable...

European Legislators Face “Data Secessionism”

The key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to “Googlement”—driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store,...

Techonomic Top 5: Startup Slowdown, Euro Urban Innovation, Prescribing Addictive Games, and More

Every week we spotlight techonomic happenings on the Web and beyond, picking people, companies, and trends that exemplify tech’s ever-growing role in business and society. Here’s what’s got our attention. A new report from entrepreneurship...

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