Protection of minors and online age verification: the case of France

The debate on online protection for minors is gaining momentum in Europe. Despite certain European regulations providing safeguards for minors in the digital environment, there are still pending challenges.

EU 2024-2029 Forging a competitive path: The competitiveness challenge

Under the theme “EU 2024-2029: Forging a competitive path”, we are launching a series of articles analysing the keys to strengthening the EU's competitiveness and successfully navigating the geopolitical, digital, and green transitions.

The recent published 2024 Digital Economic Outlook (Volume 1) examines the growth outlook of the ICT sector, the future of AI, advancements in next-generation wireless networks, digital technology diffusion and data...

EU 2024-2029: Enabling an environment for business to grow and compete

Under the theme EU 2024-2029: Forging a competitive path, this second post highlights the importance of turning regulation into a competitive advantage for business, creating a favourable environment for investment and innovation in the EU.

Given the geopolitical relevance of home-grown digital capabilities, both in terms of connectivity infrastructure and services, and the need to revitalise European competitiveness, the Digital Networks Act (DNA) should be a legislative priority in the new EU 2024-2029 cycle.

The UN Digital Compact: Towards the Summit of the Future

The Global Digital Compact, being developed by the United Nations, aims to outline common principles to promote an open, free and secure digital future for all. The first 'zero draft' of the Global Digital Compact was launched on 5 April.

How to strengthen the competitiveness of the European Union?

The EU's competitiveness is weakening. This is the conclusion of ERT's latest report, which identifies the keys to strengthening it: Single Market, business-friendly regulation, technological leadership, and digital and green transition.

Enrico Letta´s report sets out the roadmap to the Single Market

The report presented by Enrico Letta on the future of the European Single Market sets out a roadmap for the new European political and institutional cycle 2024-2029 with the aim of strengthening Europe's economy and competitiveness, as well as the well-being of its citizens.

Towards a European Single Market driven by the telecommunications sector

The Single Market needs the telecoms sector. Connectivity and digital solutions drive business transformation and scale. Removing barriers to investment and innovation in the sector is key to realising the potential of the Single Market

Adapting the rules to a new economy: the revised Market Definition Notice

The European Commission has published the revised Market definition Notice. Telefónica is confident that, by re-defining markets more appropriately, the Commission will better contribute to the Union’s competitiveness objectives.

Competition, competitiveness, and consumer welfare standard: a new deal

Rebuilding the business case in Europe is key, looking at the interplay between competition policy, regulatory approach, competitiveness, innovation, and consumer welfare. It is the path to find a new deal that better serves people, businesses, and the economy as a whole.

Towards Global Governance: Progress on AI Regulation in Europe

Recent developments in the regulation of AI in Europe mark an important milestone in the governance of this technology. It is essential to develop public policies and regulations that promote the responsible development of AI and the protection of human rights worldwide through international cooperation and dialogue

Artificial Intelligence and competition law

The debate on Artificial Intelligence and the protection of competition is up for consultation in Europe.

Competition in virtual worlds

The European Commission launched a consultation on virtual worlds, seeking information on competition issues that may affect the development of virtual worlds and their impact on European citizens.

Digital inclusion: from the coverage gap to the usage gap

The paradigm shift from a coverage gap to a usage gap requires a rethink of digital inclusion policies. This first of three new position papers analyses the causes and proposes innovative strategies to bridge the digital divide. It also contains the first points of our Digital Inclusion Compass.

Digital, green and allies: EU-LAC cooperation and investment

Euro-Latin American cooperation is experiencing a new momentum. From the EU-LAC Digital Alliance and the Global Gateway, we foresee opportunities in innovation, productive efficiency, institutional strengthening, regulatory stability, connectivity and infrastructure, in addition to the positive social and ecological impacts that these two initiatives offer to each country and to the Latin American region as a whole.

Orange/MásMóvil JV decision: a challenge for Spain´s telecoms sectorn

The European Commission has missed a great opportunity to adopt an investment-friendly approach that could contribute to Spain's competitiveness challenge, free from regulatory intervention.

Boosting Europe´s Competitiveness through the Single Market

The European business community identifies obstacles to investment, innovation and economic growth and advocates the removal of barriers to the single market and a renewed commitment to competitiveness and the well-being of citizens

New momentum for transatlantic cooperation

At the fifth meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Washington, progress was reviewed and priorities for future action were established. The participants emphasised their shared commitment to strengthening transatlantic cooperation in key areas, including economic security and emerging technologies.

After León is before…

Since adoption of the 2002 regulatory framework, EU telecommunications policy has seen no major step change in its strategic orientation. What is to be expected from the Commission’s forthcoming White Paper in this respect?

Technology and telecoms policy trends in 2024 (2/2)

How will technology, policy and regulation drive the year? Let’s find the Top Tech & Telecoms Policy Trends for 2024 in our changing world. This is the second (2) in a series of two remains to be done under the Belgian Presidency.

The Spanish Presidency has set the path for the EU 2024-2029

2024 is a crucial year in the European context because of the institutional changes that will take place following the European elections and the election of the new European Commission. During the Spanish Presidency of the EU, great progress has been made towards a more competitive and digital Europe. The question is how much and what remains to be done under the Belgian Presidency.

Digital Trade priorities: the E-commerce Moratorium

Against a backdrop of challenges and uncertainties, Business AT OECD (BIAC) has set out the OECD's top trade trends by highlighting opportunities in the field of digital trade. 

Bridging the Digital Divide: A compass for digital inclusion

Telefónica prioritises digital inclusion and proposes a Digital Inclusion Compass to promote public-private policies and initiatives in Europe and Latin America. The objective is to close the digital divide without leaving anyone behind.

The impact of telecommunications transformation on innovation

Public policies in the European Single Market should be inspired by the pursuit of innovation and global competitiveness. European technology companies would benefit from an environment conducive to investment, transformation, and innovation.

Telefónica Policy Lab | The Infinite Possibilities of AI Unleashed

Telefónica Policy Lab landed in Brussels for the first time with the event "Code of the Future: The Infinite Possibilities of AI Unleashed"...