EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Bertelsmann Stiftung Chairman Aart De Geus EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Bertelsmann Stiftung Chairman Aart De Geus

How to Deepen Economic Integration within the EU Single Market?


Last week in Brussels the Bertelsmann Stiftung successfully held its long planned joint conference with the European Commission "Making the EU services market an engine for growth". The conference was a full success and a lot of valuable input was collected which we want to look at in a bit more detail in this post. More ...

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The Untapped Potential of the EU Services Market


As highlighted in last week’s blogpost, the EU services market holds considerable growth potential and represents a vital component of the completion of the EU single market. This week we focus in particular on the current state of the EU services market and the positive growth effects that could be generated by further integration of the service sector. More ...

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Transatlantic Data Flows and Data Protection: The State of the Debate


Last week we talked about the benefits and challenges of transatlantic data flows in the 21st century. This week we want to look at the challenges in particular, though in a less theoretical light. We want to explore, what the state of play regarding data flows and data protection between the EU and the US is right now. What regulatory systems are in place and what are the immediate developments we can expect in this relationship. More ...

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UPCOMING: GED-Seminar on Digital Trade
“Shaping Free & Safe Transatlantic Data Flows: Benefits & Challenges”


Over the past twenty years, cross-border data flows have become a strategic and necessary element of the transatlantic economic relationship. But while they contribute highly to vast economic growth on both sides they also come with their own set of complex regulatory burdens and risks. On our “Transatlantic Data Flow Conference” we want to discuss those benefits and challenges and think about how to best shape data flows between the US and the EU in the future. More ...

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