Digitalization

A connected continent
Physical borders are a thing of the past, now Europe has to tear down the digital ones. At the same time as digital services are already easing the lives of millions of EU citizens the challenges of a connected continent are becoming ever more diverse, such as cyber security, digital infrastructure and superfast internet.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) meets President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, during the G7 finance ministers meeting in London on June 5, 2021. Photo: Alberto Pezzali / Pool
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) m... […]

Global minimum tax still far from becoming reality

After the accolades, an agreement among the world's wealthiest countries to set a global minimum tax on the biggest companies now faces a long, bumpy road to implementation
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the proposed EU digital Covid Certificate during a statement to the press with the European Council President Charles Michel in Athens on May 28, 2021. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the p... […]

A peek behind the IT curtain of EU’s ‘vaccine passport’

From video calls involving 130 people to no-shows at the rehearsal, Josef Lieven and his software engineers faced their share of challenges on the road to Europe's digital Covid certificate
A passenger shows her Covid-19 test certificate on a platform of a train station in Milan on April 16, 2021, as the first Covid-free 'Frecciarossa' train prepares to run on the Milan-Rome route. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP
A passenger shows her Covid-19 test cert... […]

EU inches closer to Covid certificate for travel

The European Parliament has agreed its position on how a Covid certificate should work, bringing the EU closer to launching a document to open up travel within the bloc
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