State of the Union: Commission proposes a Path to the Digital Decade to deliver the EU's digital transformation by 2030

The Commission proposed a Path to the Digital Decade, a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of our society and economy by 2030. The proposed Path to the Digital Decade will translate the EUʼs digital ambitions for 2030 into a concrete delivery mechanism. It will set up a governance framework based on an annual cooperation mechanism with Member States to reach the 2030 Digital Decade targets at Union level in the areas of digital skills, digital infrastructures, digitalisation of businesses and public services. It also aims to identify and implement large-scale digital projects involving the Commission and the Member States.

The pandemic highlighted the central role that digital technology plays in building a sustainable and prosperous future. In particular, the crisis exposed a divide between digitally apt businesses and those yet to adopt digital solutions, and highlighted the gap between well-connected urban, rural and remote areas. Digitalisation offers many new opportunities on the European marketplace, where more than 500,000 vacancies for cybersecurity and data experts remained unfilled in 2020. In line with European values, the Path to the Digital Decade should reinforce our digital leadership and promote human centred and sustainable digital policies empowering citizens and businesses.

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for ‘A Europe Fit for the Digital Age', said: “The European vision for a digital future is one where technology empowers people. So today we propose a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation. For a future where innovation works for businesses and for our societies. We aim to set up a governance framework based on an annual cooperation mechanism to reach targets in the areas of digital skills, digital infrastructures, digitalisation of businesses and public services.”

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[MEDIA STATEMENT] ANNOUNCEMENT OF SECTOR OPENING AND PHASE TRANSITION

A media statement has been issued by YAB Prime Minister regarding the Announcement of Sector Opening and Phase Transition – media statement as follows:

The Pandemic Management Special Committee meeting today agreed to allow a phase shift for the following states effective September 24, 2021:

•             Negeri Sembilan from Phase 3 to Phase 4

•             Pahang from Phase 2 to Phase 3

•             Johor from Phase 1 to Phase 2

This transition of phases is per the guidelines set by the National Recovery Plan (NRP) taking into account hospitalization for symptomatic cases, usage of ICU beds as well as percentages of full vaccination.

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BizTalks Webinar #13/2021 Stroke – Overview and Treatments

In case you missed out on our webinar yesterday 21 September 2021 with Sunway Medical Centre on the topic of Stoke – Overview and Treatments.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the BizTalks Webinar session:

- Prevention of strokes are possible with the proper care and prevention methods and must be taken seriously.

- Stroke treatment is a race of time! Identify it early to enable rapid treatment.

- Surgical treatment for stroke must be customized to each individual.

We’d like to thank our speaker Dr Johan Quah Boon Leong, Sunway Medical Centre’s resident Consultant Neurosurgeon for the very interesting and informative discussion on the topic of Strokes – Overview and Treatments.

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BizTalks #15/2021 Protection & Financing for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Join us tomorrow, September 23, 2021, at 3 PM (+8 GMT) for our BizTalks webinar with AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad on the topic of Protection & Financing for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Learning effective and cost-saving methods are vitally important as well as managing protection and financing in Malaysia especially for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). This webinar will share some insights that address the challenges that may be faced in Malaysia.

This webinar will focus on the importance of transferring insurable risk to proper risk through a proper risk transfer mechanism, in addition, it will provide further information for business owners to learn ways to defend and protect the business legacy. Join us for a beneficial and informational session by Weng Eu Gene, Head of SME and Commercial Agency at AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad together with Calvin Goon, Head of Wealth Management at Affin Bank Berhad on the topic of Protection & Financing for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

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Bulgaria Independence Day

We’d like to wish all of our Bulgarian members and friends a Happy Independence Day!
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EUROCHAM Malaysia Conducted their First-Ever Honorary Council of Advisors Meeting

EUROCHAM Malaysia conducted the first Honorary Council of Advisors meeting yesterday as part of our mission to create value for the European-Malaysia business community. The Honorary Council of Advisors (HCA) was created and initiated by EUROCHAM Malaysia to provide advice, collaborate, and start discussions on new projects, programmes, and initiatives, which shall be mutually beneficial and offer a platform to bridge the gap between the EU and Malaysia.

Among the distinguished founding council members that attended the meeting were His Excellency Mr Michalis Rokas, Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy and Chairman of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia, Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, Managing Director of DM Analytics Malaysia and Former Economic Adviser to former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Muhamad and Mr Adam Yee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Malaysia.

Also, in attendance were EUROCHAM Malaysia’s Chairman, Mr Oliver Roche, EUROCHAM Malaysia’s Deputy Chairman, Mr Luciano Pezzotta, EUROCHAM Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sven Schneider, together with EUROCHAM Malaysia’s Board of Director and Chairman of Malaysian Danish Business Council (MDABC), Mr Allan Jensen and EUROCHAM Malaysia’s Board of Director and CEO of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC), Mr Daniel Bernbeck.

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