European app sector set to boom

Nearly 5 million jobs and €63bn could be added to the EU’s economy by 2018, says EU study. The market for “apps” – application software designed for mobile devices – already employs 1 million developers and 800 000 people in marketing and support posts in the EU. This could rise to nearly 5 million by 2018, according to a recent report.  Weiterlesen »

EU should support SMEs

The EU should help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop efficient internationalisation strategies to allow them to seize opportunities in the global market.  Weiterlesen »

Work for the EP by applying for a traineeship

Are you a university student or a fresh graduate interested in European affairs and the workings of the European Parliament?  Weiterlesen »

European Parliament rejects ACTA

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), was rejected by the European Parliament on Wednesday, and hence cannot become law in the EU.  Weiterlesen »

The Newshub, a new tool to follow EP politics as they happen

The newly launched EP Newshub has combined 754 MEPs, seven political groups, one president and a smattering of institutional news to create a single unmissable page of constantly updated Parliament news.  Weiterlesen »

Making it easier to pay without cash

We need your opinion on how to give EU shoppers a better choice of cash-free payment methods, especially online – by spurring competition in the electronic payments market.  Weiterlesen »

Growing the EU’s online economy

Proposals to encourage more online commerce would make it easier to shop on the Internet across the EU – contributing to economic growth and job creation.  Weiterlesen »

Standard European sales contract to ease cross-border shopping

Common set of optional sales rules would ease cross-border trade and cut costs for companies while giving consumers greater choice and protection.  Weiterlesen »