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What are the key areas for digital change in the near future? And how can Europe make greater progress towards creating a Digital Single Market? These were the key questions covered by a high-level conference with senior speakers from policy, academia, business and think tanks organized by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) in Brussels on September 17th 2018. Featured topics of the conference were AI, 5G, IoT and cybersecurity policy – and what policies that should be front and centre as the EU gears up for new reforms. Moreover, it was discussed how countries in Europe can collaborate more to help best practices flow through Europe and push Europe-wide policy improvements.

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Webinar: ‘Digital Services Act: Where Are We and Where Do We Go?”   ALEX AGIUS SALIBA MEP IMCO Committee, Former IMCO Rapporteur on the DSA, Co-Chair SME Connect Platform Economy Working Group HENNA VIRKKUNEN MEP ITRE & AIDA Special Committee, Co-Chair of the SME Circle in the European Parliament, ITRE Committee Shadow Rapporteur on the […]

Date: 2021-06-16
Location: ZOOM

Webinar: ‘The Digital Markets Act: What is the Right Way to Regulate the Tech Industry to Empower SMEs?’ Ivan ŠTEFANEC MEP IMCO, ITRE, AIDA Committees President SME Europe of the EPP Keynote Andreas SCHWAB MEP IMCO, FISC, ECON Committees, IMCO Committee Rapporteur on the DMA We must not miss a historic opportunity to devise what […]

Date: 2021-06-16
Location: ZOOM

SME Connect together with Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers kindly invite you to join a discussion on the Digital Services Act. Detailed agenda and invitation with registration link will follow shortly.  

Date: 2021-06-16

Regulatory Affairs

The EU Intellectual Property Office recently launched a new EUR 20 million grant scheme which offers financial support to SMEs in the EU for reimbursement of trade mark and design applications and for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan). Applications will be open throughout 2021. Other initiatives throughout 2021 will be launched to empower EU SMEs within the […]

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers and then European Centre for International Political Economy hosted a video with Houk Lee-Makiyama, Director at ECIPE on the Digital Services Act.  You can see the video here: Part I Part II

The Commission has today proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. Their combined firepower will mobilise significant investments to boost the economic recovery, safeguard sustainability, and create jobs. It will prioritise green and digital spending in order to make Europe […]

Position papers, presentation, declarations

EEA Press release: ‘Mobility Package I: European Commission publishes study results’.

Pursuit of technology sovereignty or new protectionism? Discussion on the new direction of European policy-making with particular emphasis on the Digital Services Act.

Protectionism within the European Union and how to counteract it?


‘Returning MEPs settle for Strasbourg lite‘ – By MAÏA DE LA BAUME for Politico. 

‘Commission to approve first Covid-recovery plans next week‘ – By Eszter Zalan for EU Obesrver. 

‘First return to Strasbourg for EU Parliament This WEEK‘ – By Eszter Zalan for EU Obesrver. 

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