Alice Iordache

Research Associate and Senior Community Manager

Die Welt, ‘Selbstgefälligkeit Wird Zum Risiko für Deutschland’

Die Welt publishes an article on The 2017 Euro Plus Monitor: Into a Higher Gear, analysing the results for Germany and the eurozone as a whole. The article warns that complacency is the biggest risk for the German economy, based on the results presented in the report, which is published every year by Berenberg and the Lisbon Council.


Intellectual Property Watch: ‘CCIA Report: Digital Music Industry Sees Strong Revenue Growth, Creativity, Choice’

Intellectual Property Watch publishes a brief on Value Growth and the Music Industry: The Untold Story of Digital Success, a Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) study. The study launched at the High-Level Working Lunch on Value Creation, Streaming Video and the Music Industry, convened by the Lisbon Council in Brussels.


Huffington Post, ‘Research Reveals the Economic Value of Open Data’

The Huffington Post writes about A New Framework for Free Movement of Data in the Digital Age: Making Europe a Data Economy“A recent report, by the Lisbon Council, examines some of the issues to be overcome if data is to be liberalised, and Europe is to lead the world in the new data economy. It analyzes a range of proposals for facilitating data flow, before outlining a roadmap for achieving the free movement of data throughout Europe.”


ERT, ‘Lisbon Council: Greece Ranks Among the Top EU Countries in Reform Progress’

ERT, the Greek national TV broadcaster, reports on the country’s performance in The Euro Plus Monitor September 2017 Update. The study, published by the Lisbon Council and Berenberg, ranks Greece first in the adjustment progress indicator.


Huffington Post, ‘Establishing the Free Movement of Data’

Huffington Post publishes an analysis on A New Framework for Free Movement of Data in the Digital Age: Making Europe a Data Economy, a policy brief by Paul Hofheinz, president and David Osimo, director of research at the Lisbon Council. The article concludes, “the paper provides a nice contribution to what is a growing volume of works published around data and its applications.”


European Commission, ‘Startup Hubs Converging Towards a Truly Unified European Startup Ecosystem’

In this guest post in Günther Oettinger’s blog, Karen Boers, co-founder and CEO of and European Startup Network, argues that power movements are key for startups to be heard.


European Commission, ‘Scale-Ups Are the New Corporates’

In a blog post on the new Start-Ups and Scale-Ups Initiative by the European Commission, Günther Oettinger, European commissioner for digital economy and society, writes: “Based on input from the startup community, and not least from the Scale Up manifesto, the Commission today presents a ‘Startup and scale up initiative’…I recommend you read the manifesto for inspiration, comment on it and spread its messages to governments, the private sector, academia or startup founders.”