Alice Iordache

Research Associate and Senior Community Manager

EurActiv, “Commission to Publish Guidelines on Sharing Economy Next”

EurActiv publishes an article on the High-Level Summit on ‘Ride-Share’ Revolution: How Technology Will Help Move People, Raise Productivity, Cut Emissions and Save Cities, where Travis Kalanick, CEO and co-founder of Uber Technologies Inc., delivered a fascinating keynote on novel ways to move people around cities.


Kathimerini, “Government Tactics Cost the Economy 25 pct of GDP”

Kathimerini reports on The Euro Plus Monitor Spring 2016 Update and writes: “The leftist-led Greek government’s so-called “negotiations” with the country’s creditors in 2015 are estimated to have cost the Greek economy 25 percent of its gross domestic product, or 45 billion euros, the Lisbon Council think tank and investment bank Berenberg argue in their updated report titled “The Euro Plus Monitor Spring 2016.”


Horizon Magazine,”EU Needs its Own GAFAs-Report”

Horizon Magazine quotes Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation, who delivered a keynote at The 2016 Innovation Summit organised by the Lisbon Council in Brussels.


StartupDelta,”To Be, or Not to Be”

Inspired by the launch of The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard by the European Digital Forum, Neelie Kroes, special envoy for Startups in the Netherlands and Sigrid Johannisse, director of StartupDelta, publish a blogpost on whether rankings matter in policymaking. And the answer is “yes”. They write: “Last year the European Digital Forum decided to benchmark all the proposed policy actions mentioned in the Manifesto. A whole movement was born and at this moment the European Digital Forum is working on a second European manifesto.”


SiliconRepublic, “Ireland Ranks 4th on EU Start-Up Scoreboard”

Silicon Republic reports on the findings of The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard. It writes: “Ireland has been ranked fourth in the EU by the European Digital Forum (EDF) as part of its 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard looking at how established a nation’s start-up ecosystem is.”


L’Opinion,”Emmanuel Macron, le chouchou de Bruxelles”

Paul Hofheinz, president and co-founder of the Lisbon Council comments on Emmanuel Macron, French minister of economy, industry and digital affairs, in an article at L’Opinion.


NRC Handelsblad, “Te Veel Banken, te Weinig Geld”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council, comments on the state of European banks, in a report by NRC Handelsblad, the Dutch newspaper.