The EADT calls on the European Commission to recognise digital networks as strategic infrastructures


The EADT has submitted its comments in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the White Paper – How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs? Our contributions revolve around one concept: the economic dimension of digital sovereignty which, as we have always advocated, must be a priority for the EU powers.

Our analyses and recommendations are based on a comprehensive view that considers digital infrastructure not only as a technical element but as a public good that is essential for the economic, technological and social development of the European Union.

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The ‘Letta report’ and the European digital transition: An intelligent wake-up call

The ‘Letta report’ and the European digital transition: An intelligent wake-up call

Bringing back a style that has been absent for decades, what is being called the “Letta report” – drafted by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on behalf of the European Council – is causing a major stir in European institutions. In part, it is a much-needed self-criticism. But it is also in part a wake-up call for the parliamentary majority that will emerge from the upcoming European elections and, with it, the shaping of the new College of Commissioners. Letta brings back one of the basic concepts on which all European politics must pivot, which is the “single market”, and what he defines as “five basic freedoms”: the ones that Jacques Delors formulated in his day – the free movement of people, goods, services and capital – and adding a fifth related to research, innovation and education.

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The future of employment: a new framework for a new paradigm beyond work


The world of work has changed forever. Even so, often we aren’t capable of seeing the entire picture. It’s not just a question of lost jobs, emerging professions, new working relationships… The revolution in employment, as a consequence of digitalisation, cannot be understood, in spite of its enormous transcendence, as an isolated event. As the president of the EADT, Ricardo Rodríguez, wrote in the latest edition of the magazine Telos, it is differentiated from other socio-labour revolutions in that it converges with the climate crisis. Accordingly, humanity is facing the challenge of shaping digital transition along with environmental sustainability. “Managing this transition requires democratic, social and economic control”, says the article. “It needs to build a framework that repositions people and citizens at the centre of equitable governance that shapes our future, and not just the future of work”. 

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The Uber files: leaked documents reveal a strategy of chaos – has anything changed?


Uber has had a controversial history since its founding in 2009, from violent conflicts among drivers to a secret software allegedly used to evade law enforcement. Now, a leak of over 124,000 documents dubbed the Uber files shows the extent to which the firm under co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick capitalised on that chaos to expand across 40 countries.

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The Digital Markets Act: five key questions


Following 15 months of negotiations, we’ve got white smoke. On Thursday, March 24, the technicians and experts at the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council reached an  agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Below, we provide a summary of this new regulation by looking at five questions. 

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Health and Digital Transition: How to make the most of Next Generation Funds

health and digital transition

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stated in June 2021: “We believe in a human-centred digital transition…. This is about who we want to be, as Europeans. To capture this better, we will formulate a set of digital principles. Such as: Access for all to the Internet; a secure online space; the right to learn digital skills; algorithms that respect people; and the protection of children online.”

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More power for Google: the Spanish government’s mistake with the media and the Copyright Directive


In all industries, the digitalisation process is unstoppable. And it’s been the same in the written press, which has adapted its models and structures for the online market with great effort and speed. Each day, as an essential pillar of democracy, the media provides information in compliance with the rights to give and receive information proclaimed in Article 20 of the Spanish Constitution.

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Madrid City Council: “Citizens need to understand that the type of city they want depends on their buying decisions”


How can we prevent the big Internet platforms from killing off local businesses, with the devastating consequences their disappearance would have on neighbourhoods? The European Association for Digital Transition, in collaboration with the digital newspaper El Confidencial, recently organised a debate on this question in Madrid during the second edition of its campaign, ‘Save your zone’

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New edition of ‘Save your zone’: for fairer and more sustainable business


For the second consecutive year, the European Association for Digital Transition is launching the ‘Save your zone’ campaign, an effort to raise awareness on the diminishing competition in business and the effects this has on various levels, such as activity in neighbourhoods, employment, and tax revenues. 

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