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The EU wants to block Romania's 51% local food shift. Who cares? | Transition Network

The EU wants to block Romania's 51% local food shift. Who cares? | Transition Network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amid all the mayhem and turmoil of recent weeks, here's a news story you may have missed. The Romanian parliament unanimously passed an amendment to the country's "Law on the Sale of Food Products" bill which states that every large supermarket in the country must ensure that 51% of the fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, dairy products and baked goods they stock are "locally sourced". As a demonstration of how enlightened policymaking can unlock Transition, it's an eye-catching and paradigm-shifting piece of legislation. But is it legal, and, actually, does that matter anyway?

 

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Eric Snyder's comment, February 26, 2017 8:43 AM
Interesting conundrum... Apparently we can't suck and blow at the same time.
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An overview of social innovation in Europe

An overview of social innovation in Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Spain to Finland, from Greece to Scotland, the Europe Tomorrow team studied more than 2500 social innovations.
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Europe as a republic - Ulrike Guérot The story of Europe in the twenty-first century

Europe as a republic - Ulrike Guérot The story of Europe in the twenty-first century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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In Europe, it’s not much of a gig economy for now

In Europe, it’s not much of a gig economy for now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber and Airbnb have to conform to most rules that a traditional business would
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A win for Uber and Airbnb: EU Urges Light-touch Regulation | Investopedia

A win for Uber and Airbnb: EU Urges Light-touch Regulation | Investopedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EC projects the sharing economy to expand robustly after doubling in one year, setting guidelines for member countries to reap the benefits of growth.
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ALMR welcomes European Commission report on sharing economy | Eat Out Magazine

ALMR welcomes European Commission report on sharing economy | Eat Out Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ALMR has welcomed the European Commission’s report into the sharing economy as a provider of innovation and job creation and as a chance to discuss regulation across traditional and collaborative businesses.
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Europe Isn't Quite Ready for the Sharing Economy

Europe Isn't Quite Ready for the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EU's guidance on services such as Uber and Airbnb is no embrace of Silicon Valley-type disruption.
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How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project

How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RT @Welteninstituut: How to make a European $MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project https://t.co/heKpsG3VgD https://t.co/gRdN7oSJ9o
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Procomuns statement and policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at European level - Commons Transition Wiki

Procomuns statement and policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at European level - Commons Transition Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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EU Policy Lab | What future for platform mediated labour markets?

EU Policy Lab | What future for platform mediated labour markets? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the context of our foresight project on the “sharing economy” we carried out a second workshop on 25-26 February. Building on the relevant drivers of change identified in the 1st workshop in December 2015, a set of four future scenarios was developed to be further enriched and used as a basis for discussion. About 40 participants from “sharing economy” platforms, academia, international organisations, trade unions, agency work industry, think tanks, and Commission Services shared their views and ideas about future platform-mediated labour markets, a sector of the ‘sharing economy’ with potentially strong implications for the future of work, and the focus of this workshop.

 

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Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards

Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Op-ed: Big US companies could use patent licensing to throttle EU startups.
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EU Cracks Down on Independent Volunteers in Greece

EU Cracks Down on Independent Volunteers in Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When they started throwing volunteers in jail, it was a sign of things to come. The first five were locked up on smuggling charges after they rescued 51 people from a stranded dinghy the coastguard would not look for. “They treated us like terrorists,” said one, when they were released on bail for €5-10,000 per…
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How Austerity Has Crippled the European Economy

How Austerity Has Crippled the European Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europe’s post-crisis response of fiscal austerity, neoliberal structural reforms and expansionary monetary policies has unambiguously failed.
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Europe Moving to Industry 4.0 | EE Times

Europe Moving to Industry 4.0 | EE Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the past five years the European Union has made significant advances in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, M2M communications, and Internet of Things connectivity in industrial applications.
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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies
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EU policy making: new guidelines for the collaborative economy

EU policy making: new guidelines for the collaborative economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a communication published earlier this month, the European Commission policy makers explain the key regulatory issues at hand and provide policy  guidelines for member states. A short spoiler: it focusses on topics that  most of us find dry and even boring. But it is worthwhile understanding the main questions and suggestions raised by the Commission because they will
determine the political discourse in the future and therefore affect stakeholders in the collaborative economy. That is why Paula summarizes the most important points for you as short and spicy as possible. Read more... 

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more explotación than collaboration?

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The US is no longer the dominant engine of global innovation, and Europe will overtake it - here's why - Tech.eu

The US is no longer the dominant engine of global innovation, and Europe will overtake it - here's why - Tech.eu | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this guest post, researcher and author Boyd Cohen argues that Europe will overtake the US as the dominant global innovation hub, and explains why.
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A European agenda for the collaborative economy

A European agenda for the collaborative economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A European agenda for the collaborative economy
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The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market | Centre for European Policy Studies

The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market | Centre for European Policy Studies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The digitalisation of work is creating new ways of intermediating work, with for example platforms intermediating work between individuals online. These so-called online collaborative platforms have the potential to fundamentally change the labour market, but for the moment, with an estimated 100,000 active workers or 0.05% of total employees in the EU, they do not seem to have a large impact on the offline/traditional labour market or the create/destroy impetus.

 

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A European agenda for the collaborative economy

A European agenda for the collaborative economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Commission presented guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.
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EU makes progress on uniform sharing economy policy

EU makes progress on uniform sharing economy policy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Commission will ask member states to review and amend legislation, when necessary, to end the fragmentation faced by Uber, Airbnb and other collaborative platforms in Europe, EurActiv.com has learned.
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Draft study on impact of TTIP open for public consultation - Trade - European Commission

EU Trade relations with United States. Facts, figures, latest developments and archives.
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Scenarios For A Digital Europe

Scenarios For A Digital Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Where will digitalisation lead? Different trends are already detectable, and each would lead towards quite a different vision of a future.
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Tell the European Parliament to vote "probably carcinogenic" glyphosate out of Europe

SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers all around the world, standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable and just path for our global economy. It's not going to be fast or easy. But if enough of us come together, we can make a real difference.
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Wikileaks Reveals IMF Plan To "Cause A Credit Event In Greece And Destabilize Europe" | Zero Hedge

Wikileaks Reveals IMF Plan To "Cause A Credit Event In Greece And Destabilize Europe" | Zero Hedge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a leaked transcript, IMF staffers are caught on tape suggesting that a threat of an imminent financial catastrophe was needed to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, or as Bloomberg puts it, "considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe."
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