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Latest News Open Letter October 27, 2021 Startup Initiatives: From Discussion to Coordination and Implementation

Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Commissioner Breton, Dear Commissioner Gabriel We, the undersigned startup organisations, welcome the increased focus on startup policies, including the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) with the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), ScaleUp Europe, Global Powerhouses and the Unicorns Group. These underline the political will to fuel the innovative digital economy …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter October 25, 2021 Open Letter: Making the DSA proportionate and balanced

Dear Members of the European Parliament, Dear Ambassadors to the EU, We, the undersigned startup organisations, encourage you to ensure the DSA becomes more proportionate and balanced so that startups can scale-up their innovations to businesses and consumers across the EU. Our members would like to request a meeting or roundtable with you at your …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter Uncategorized May 27, 2021 Joint statement to the 27 May Competitiveness Council on The Digital Services Act (DSA)

The undersigned organisations support the objective of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to increase digital innovation, online safety, and fundamental rights protection in the European Union Single Market. Considering the importance of this file we take this opportunity to congratulate the Portuguese Presidency and the Member States for the significant progress at the Working Party …

Latest News Open Letter Tax February 11, 2021 Open Letter: Tech sector bodies call for new impetus from the US, EU and UK to find a solution for the taxation of the digital economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital services to the modern economy. Tech sector has played a vital role in helping keep our society connected and our economies going throughout the harshest of years. To return to growth in 2021 the US, EU and its Member States and the UK are rightly seeking …

Data Latest News Open Letter October 8, 2020 Open Letter: Commit to Data Flows & Back it up with Action

Dear President of the European Council, Dear Mr. Michel, Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, Startup communities across Europe urge policy makers to enable data flows across markets. Committing to free data flows necessitates an updated data adequacy agreement with the United States and revamping of the Standard Contractual Clauses …

Open Letter Policy July 7, 2020 The response from the European Commission to startup communities on COVID-19

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis at Allied for Startups we have witnessed startups stepping up and providing solutions to the pandemic and the consequences of the lockdown. From medical and health solutions to ed-tech, entertainment and communications. In light of that, we sent  a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula …

Latest News Open Letter May 18, 2020 Join Letter From Startup Communities On Liquidity For Startups

Dear Commissioner Vestager, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to ensure that urgent COVID-19-related liquidity support for startup ecosystems is not delayed or blocked by EU legislation, in particular the Temporary Framework for State Aid. Our member associations stand ready to  ensure the health and wellbeing of citizens in the unprecedented …

Covid 19 Open Letter April 3, 2020 Joint Letter from Startup Communities on COVID-19

Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to give startups a central role in your solutions to the COVID-19 outbreak, to support startups through the difficult economic situation in the short run and to make startups central to your plans for …

Open Letter July 29, 2019 Letter to Commission President-elect von der Leyen

Dear Commission President-elect von der Leyen. We warmly congratulate you on your election as Commission President. More than ever, Europe is at a crossroad seeking unity and leadership to overcome challenging times of transformation. 

Open Letter Policy March 20, 2019 Entrepreneurs in Europe want to thrive!

Dear MEPs, European entrepreneurs are counting on your support to keep them innovating and are urging you to vote against the adoption of the copyright directive. Let’s find a better solution for startups because the current provisions will harm them. Here is why: The SME exemption proposed in the directive does not work for startups: It can …