Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • New handbook on EU broadband state aid

    Mon, 12/05/2014 - 12:16

    Today the Commission publishes new guidance to help governments invest in broadband. The handbook is useful for any public authority investing in broadband or looking at co-funding projects with EU structural and investment funds (ESIF).

  • A handbook on EU broadband state aid

    Thu, 08/05/2014 - 11:09

    A handbook to help develop broadband networks. This guide suggests how to choose an appropriate technology for broadband deployment and a business model.

  • Commission welcomes EU Member States' approval of multi-billion euro innovation partnerships

    Tue, 06/05/2014 - 16:51

    The European Commission has welcomed today's final adoption by EU Member States of nine public-private and public-public research partnerships worth up to €20 billion. The partnerships had already been approved by the European Parliament on 15 April. Most of the investment will go to five public-...

  • e-Skills: Commission launches new campaign; Greek Coalition for Digital Jobs and Skills

    Tue, 06/05/2014 - 12:08

    Demand for jobs requiring digital skills is growing rapidly – and likely to create a skills shortage that may leave up to one million positions vacant by 2020 in Europe. The Commission has identified ICT as one of three employment growth areas and to raise awareness on e-skills the Commission...

  • Robin the robot helps take care of 94 year old Italian Grandma Lea

    Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:51

    At 94, Grandma Lea could not live alone anymore but wanted to stay at home. In our ageing society, many elderly people are in the same situation. Robotics offers a safe and affordable solution.

  • Have your say on Future and Emerging Technologies!

    Fri, 02/05/2014 - 13:20

    Do you have a great idea for a new technology that is not possible yet? Do you think it can become realistic by putting Europe's best minds on the task?

  • Global conference delivers momentum for reform of how internet is run

    Fri, 25/04/2014 - 14:28

    Vice-President Neelie Kroes welcomes the outcome of the NETmundial conference on Internet Governance in Sao Paulo, Brazil: "Netmundial has put us on the right track. The concluding declaration adopted by acclamation proves that a global multistakeholder approach can produce concrete outcomes...

  • NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:45

    The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. Neelie...

  • New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:06

    Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. The research team participates in...

  • EU-wide hunt for top tech startups

    Thu, 17/04/2014 - 13:47

    The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and Niklas Zennström.