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EurActiv,”Europe’s Data Authorities Step into Post-Safe Harbour Spotlight”

EurActiv reports on the High-Level Roundtable on Data-Driven Innovation: Productivity, Growth, Jobs and Wellbeing, that was organised by the Lisbon Council and served as the launch pad of the OECD’s new book on Data-Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Wellbeing. The article quotes Anne Carblanc, head of digital economy policy, science, technology and innovation at the OECD and a former director of CNIL, who commented on the ECJ ruling on Safe Harbour at the High-Level Roundtable.

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TreasuryToday, “Europe Heads Back to the Future”

Sergey Filippov, associate director of the Lisbon Council was quoted in an op-ed by Treasury Today, entitled “Europe Heads Back to the Future”. “What we beliεve and what we say in our paper, is that it is not really possible to regulate separately for a CMU and to facilitate digital innovations in the European market”, said Mr Filippov. The article also quotes from Financial Services in the Digital Age: Leveraging Technology and Regulation to Achieve a Stronger Capital Markets Union, a policy brief published by the European Digital Forum.

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The Telegraph,”How the Greek Crisis Changed Europe Forever”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council and former acting head of the Europe department at the International Monetary Fund, was quoted in The Telegraph. “This is a defining moment for the IMF,” says Alessandro Leipold “Greece is its biggest loan programme in history, the first developed economy to have ever fallen into arrears, and there is severe criticism about the quality of the programme and the IMF blindly following the Europeans.”

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Bloomberg Business,”Greece Is to Europe as Puerto Rico Is to America”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council, was quoted in Bloomberg Business, regarding the future of Greece in the Eurozone. “It’s not as if you get rid of Greece and then you have a really hard-core group of countries that are clearly an optimal currency area,” said Mr Leipold.

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Why the EU Is Fed Up With Greece”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council and former acting director of the European department at the International Monetary Fund, comments on the Greek crisis in an article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Entorno Inteligente,”2020: Eficiencia Energética Podría Crear más de 6Millones de Empleosa Nivel Mundial”

EntornoInteligente.com, a major news platform in Venezuela, reports on the findings of The 2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index: How Efficiency Will Drive Growth, Create Jobs And Spread Wellbeing Throughout Society, a Lisbon Council policy brief produced in collaboration with Ecofys and Quintel Intelligence. The index reveals the huge potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.

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Financial Times,”Greeks Share Frustration at Delaying Tactics”

In a letter published in the Financial Times, responding to the recent article by Francesco Giavazzi, in “Greeks chose poverty — let them have their way”, Harry Theoharis, member of the Greek Parliament and parliamentary spokesman of To Potami, argues that Greece has undergone unprecedented fiscal consolidation and presents results from The Euro Plus Monitor to support his argument. The Euro Plus Monitor is the authoritative competitiveness ranking jointly published each year by Berenberg Bank and the Lisbon Council. Greece ranked first in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 structural adjustment progress indicator, which measures the speed with which countries are adjusting to the challenges posed by the financial and economic crisis.

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