EU conference Reset!

“Try turning it off and back on again” – How many times have we recommended this to fix our computers? With the Covid-19 outbreak, our economy was suddenly and dramatically turned off. The virus is taking thousands of lives and jobs, and is forcing us to live in isolation. Now it is time to restart!…

DSA: the way forward

DSA: the way forward Over the past months, I worked together with MEP’s of all political groups to draft our opinion on the IMCO-committee’s ‘Digital Services Act: improving the functioning of the single market’ report. Last week, we voted in the LIBE-committee on the compromises and the final report, which were both adopted with a…

European Parliament wants to forbid personalised advertisements

European Parliament wants to forbid personalised advertisements Today became known that a large majority of the European Parliament voted in favour of the proposal of Dutch MEP Paul Tang of the Socialists and Democrats, to ban personalised advertisements on the internet. Tang: “With this statement, the European Parliament swings a stone, like David to Goliath,…

Webinar VI: Together or Alone? Towards a European recovery

Webinar VI: Together or Alone? Towards a European recovery Will the financial package deal from the European Commission, to be presented in the coming weeks, be enough to help countries survive the economic Corona-crisis? Which strategies are countries deploying themselves? And is there a difference of opinion in what works best? These questions and yours…

My suggestions for the Digital Services Act

My suggestions for the Digital Services Act Today, the European Parliament (EP) published my draft opinion report on the Digital Services Act (DSA). On behalf of the LIBE-committee in the EP, I’m the rapporteur for opinion on the IMCO DSA report, which focusses on improving the functioning of the single market. In the upcoming months,…