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Towards a European Data Sharing Space


In April 2019, the Big data Value Association (BDVA), private counterpart of the European Commission in the Big Data Value Public-Private-Partnership (BDV PPP), published a position paper Towards a European Data Sharing Space – Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential. The paper stresses that the successful development and adoption of a pan-European data sharing space will mark a milestone in the evolution of the new data economy. The envisaged macro-level space can incorporate existing vertical, cross-sectoral, personal and industrial data spaces, offering services and experimentation opportunities to all stakeholders. For this to happen, dialogue is required among European and national policy makers, industry, research, public sector and civic society in the definition of a common roadmap for the development and adoption of a pan-European Data Sharing Space. The paper identifies and analyses foreseen technical and non-technical challenges (business, organizational, legal compliance and skills-related challenges) as well as specific challenges that need to be tackled in a coordinated manner at both national and regional levels.

European Open: England's Richard McEvoy wins maiden European Tour title

BBC News

England's Richard McEvoy won his first European Tour title after a dramatic finish to the European Open in Hamburg. The 39-year-old carded a one-over-par 73, which included a 20-foot putt for birdie on the final hole, to finish one shot ahead of Renato Paratore, Christofer Blomstrand and Allen John. American Bryson DeChambeau began the final round as joint-leader but fell to tied-13th after a six-over 78. "It was a roller coaster ride, but I fought hard," McEvoy told Sky Sports. "I've tried to enjoy my golf that little bit more and it's come up trumps," he added.

Scheduling Issues Hamper NBA's European Expansion Plans

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"We would love to do it," was Silver's universal answer -- before outlining the scheduling difficulties that are currently hampering any such plans. The Celtics and 76ers, for instance, both had at least four days off before and after this game in order to cope with the travel. That's one reason the Celtics have played the most games of any team in the league so far -- 44 -- as their schedule was compressed to make room for this trip. The 76ers have played the fewest games of any team -- 39 -- and have the busy part of their season yet to come.

Spring Forward: European Grid Fixes Lag That Slowed Clocks

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The problem started earlier this year after a dispute between Serbia and Kosovo resulted in energy being diverted from the local grid. That triggered a domino effect across the network that spans the continent from Portugal to Poland and Greece to Germany.