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By Adriana Minović on 28 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

With contributions from Barbara Rosen Jacobson, Roxana Radu, Marília Maciel, Sorina Teleanu, and Stephanie Borg Psaila

The last few weeks were a vibrant period for e-commerce. New initiatives have flourished on a global and national level; in this blog post, we cover some of the latest developments at European Union level.

By Ana Andrijević on 28 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

With contributions from Barbara Rosen Jacobson, Roxana Radu, Marília Maciel, Adriana Minović, and Jovan Kurbalija

E-commerce has been remarkably present in intergovernmental forums this summer. Many new initiatives have flourished. This was paralleled by developments at the national level, where the taxation of electronic commerce gained renewed impetus.

By on 22 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum is around the corner. Held under the theme 'Inclusive Trade', the forum will discuss how new technologies have transformed commerce and have given a boost to trade growth.

By on 20 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

E-commerce has been part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agenda since 1998, following the Ministerial Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce. In the same year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched its Action Plan for Electronic Commerce, a key framework guiding the activities of member states on this matter.

By on 20 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Why has Pokémon Go become such an ‘instant’ success? How does it - and augmented reality in general - affect different areas in digital policy? And what will augmented reality (AR) look like in the future? These questions - and more - were in focus during our webinar on Pokémon politics: Digital policy in the age of augmented reality, on 15 September.
 

By on 17 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

In the previous blog post, we have looked at the overall process related to the transition of the US Government (USG) stewardship role over the IANA functions, providing an overview of  the changes that will accompany the transition, and outlining the steps taken over the past several months in preparation for these changes.

By on 16 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The attention of the global Internet community is very much focused these days on the IANA stewardship transition process. The umbilical cord between the US government and ICANN is expected to be cut on 1 October; afterwards, ICANN is to function as an entity accountable to the global multistakeholder Internet community. With this date rapidly approaching, both the supporters and the opposers of the transition tend to become more and more vocal in arguing for their positions.

By Aida Mahmutović on 16 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Nine months after the invalidation of the Safe Harbour Agreement, the European Commission (EC) confirmed that the new EU-US Privacy Shield affords adequate protection to the privacy of EU citi­zens. The framework imposes stronger obligations on US companies and requires the US govern­ment to more robustly enforce the new provisions and monitor their implementation.

By on 15 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Gender equality is undeniably important in diplomacy. The need for women’s political participation has been repeatedly emphasised.

By on 14 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Can negotiation skills be taught? Some argue that they cannot; they are only acquired through practice. But while it is true that any skill is honed through deliberative practice, Prof. Raymond Saner, teacher of international and multi-stakeholder negotiations at the University of Basel, and Prof. Paul Meerts, visiting professor in international negotiation analysis at the College of Europe in Bruges, believe that teaching negotiation is not only possible but absolutely crucial.

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