Commission created a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900,000 job vacancies expected to exist in ICT

The European Commission launched a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. For this reason, the Commission called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join the Coalition.

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eTwinning, the virtual classroom network for schools, will be extended to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

The European Commission reported that the 'eTwinning' network, the virtual classroom network for schools, that has encouraged 100,000 schools in 33 European countries to talk to each other via the internet, will be extended from today to schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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The Commission proposed to use ICT to speed-up, facilitate and reinforce border check procedures

The European Commission proposed a 'smart border package' that consists of a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP) and an Entry/Exit System (EES) that, according to the EU institution, will simplify life for frequent third country travellers at the Schengen external borders and enhance EU border security.

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The Commission launches in beta version its Open Data Portal

The European Commission is gathering views with regard to the new open data portal recently launched in beta version. According to this European institution, this new Data Portal provides access to open public data from the European Commission. The Commission also highlights that this Data Portal promotes and builds literacy around Europe’s data.

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€50 million from the EU funds for research to deliver 5G mobile technology by 2020

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes announces new EU research grants in 2013 to develop '5G' technology, with the aim to put Europe back in the lead of the global mobile industry. Overall, from 2007 to 2013 EU investments amount to more than €700 million for research on future networks.

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JRC Director General called for integrating more science to support smart regulation and economic governance

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) Director stressed in a roundtable on "Scientific support to Internal Market" that the JRC stood ready to build on its current research and contribute, along with policy Directorates General, both to short and long term efforts to improve the functioning of the single market.

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