Media Contributions

17 June 2021: The importance of back-ups

Considering that we live in the "age of the cyber-attack" (The Guardian) and possibly even a "new era of information warfare"(Financial Times), EIF's Head Gerda Falkner recently warned that Europe urgently needs a "Joint Cyber Unit" worthy of its name, as well as updates and upgrading of its relevant regulations. Universities and public infrastructures should try to have their data securely backed up: offline. Read her recommendations in the Wiener Zeitung.


25 May 2021: Commentary in the Wiener Zeitung

Gerda Falkner urges the public and officials to learn lessons from the ransomware attack that paralysed the IT systems of the Irish health services and additionally compromised the servers holding highly confidential health and employment records. Read her analysis in the Wiener Zeitung.


11 May 2021: Coverage of public lecture

At an international conference on Technology Assessment, Gerda Falkner spoke on the necessity of integrating perspectives from different scientific fields to assure that digitalisation does not erode democracy and set the path towards digital dictatorship. Her contribution was covered in a variety of outlets: ORF [Austrian Public Broadcast]; Kronen Zeitung (online); Drei News (online); Extradienst (online).


12 April 2021: Interview by the International Institute for Peace

In the context of the Conference for the Future of Europe the International Institute for Peace conducted an interview with EIF Pre-Doc Elke Schraik on Europe and Digitalisation.


19 December 2020: Interview for Radio France

Magnus Schoeller was asked for his expert take on European public debt by Radio France Internationale.


3 June 2020: Article in Challenges

The French magazine Challenges asked Magnus Schoeller for his insights into the position of four smaller member states on budget contributions. “Europe: Pays-Bas, Autriche, Suède... le 'club des radins' fait de la résistance“ [Europe: Netherlands, Austria, Sweden... the 'club of frugals' is resisting].


29 May 2020: Expert article

Katharina Meissner was invited to contribute an expert article to the Baltic Rim Economies Review: “The European Parliament: A tough trade negotiator?“


26 March 2020: Pravda Interview

Magnus Schoeller gave an interview ot the Slovakian newspaper Pravda: “Zúfalé časy, mimoriadne riešenia. Čo urobí EÚ?“ [Desperate times, extraordinary solutions. What will the EU do?]
















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