Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Spain is ready for the future internet

    Wed, 03/10/2012 - 18:25

    Spain is a country of contrasts: geographic extremes and economic diversity. You can travel from snowy mountain peaks to arid plains. You can pass from the cosmopolitan, vibrant cities of Barcelona and Madrid to the remoteness of Asturias. However, information and communications technologies (ICT)...

  • Latvia, land of innovative progress

    Wed, 26/09/2012 - 17:53

    Latvia is a land of extremes, not least its economy. Over the last decade alone, this Baltic state of 2.2 million people has experienced Europe's highest economic growth rates and its sharpest recession, alongside the continent's highest inflation and greatest deflation. After this severe economic...

  • Germany, a world leader in technology, engineering and innovation

    Wed, 26/09/2012 - 17:49

    Few countries have contributed so much to science and technology as Germany. From physics and chemistry to cars and consumer products, Germany is a world leader in innovation, boasting leading universities and research institutes alongside major engineering, IT and manufacturing industries. A...

  • Digital Agenda 101: from supporting research to meeting social challenges

    Tue, 25/09/2012 - 19:01

    This is the second part of ICT Features' 101st story, reflecting the stories and testimonies shared by the many EU-funded technology research projects so far. In so doing, we also pay homage to the number 101 and the 101 policy actions of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE).

  • Digital Agenda 101: from a single digital market to high-speed internet

    Tue, 25/09/2012 - 18:57

    As ICT Features publishes our 101st story, we take a moment to reflect on the stories and testimonies shared by the many EU-funded technology research projects covered so far. We also pay homage to the symbolism of the number 101 — which just so happens to represent the 101 policy actions of the...

  • Study on analysis of the needs for cross-border services and assessment of the organisational, legal, technical and semantic barriers (SMART 2011-0074)

    Wed, 19/09/2012 - 15:59

    On the basis of already existing cross-border e-government pilot services and other EU initiatives, the study aims to explore and substantiate the existing and future needs (including socio-economic, environmental, legal and even sector-specific needs) and demand for cross-border e-government...

  • Lithuania, a leading light in laser technology

    Fri, 14/09/2012 - 17:02

    The European Union's innovation scoreboard ranks Lithuania as a modest innovator, but there is one field in which this Baltic country of 3.2 million people shines, literally: lasers. Half of all picosecond lasers sold worldwide are produced by Lithuanian companies, while Lithuanian-made femtosecond...

  • Digital Agenda for Europe: Reality or still a challenge

    Mon, 10/09/2012 - 15:33

    The conference aims to outline the activities along the guidelines of the “Digital Agenda for Europe” that will help the countries in the region to transform one of its weaknesses into an advantage and overcome the gap in connectivity at national and regional level. Special guest of the event will...

  • From ancient times to today, Greece's great scientific heritage

    Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:37

    Few European countries can claim to have contributed more to science than Greece, where innovation in the natural sciences, medicine, mathematics, philosophy and politics has a deep and rich tradition going back thousands of years. The legacy of that tradition can still be seen today in a range of...

  • A network to guide the future of computing

    Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:31

    More computer processing power means more performance, which, in turn, means new applications, devices and entirely new markets for products and services. But current technologies cannot support the exponential increase in computer performance since the 1960s forever. An EU-funded network bringing...