Agenda: Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information (24 April 2019)

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Blog by Vice-President Ansip: A Digital Single Market for Europe: trust and transparency

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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UPDATED: ‘I/A’ Item Note: Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC, and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC (first reading)

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Press Release: Copyright reform clears final hurdle: Commission welcomes approval of modernised rules fit for digital age

Today the Council of the European Union gave its green light to the new Copyright Directive which will bring concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions.

Press Release: EU adopts new rules on sales contracts for goods and digital content

The EU is introducing new rules to make it easier and safer for consumers to buy and companies to sell both goods and digital content cross-border.

The Council today adopted a package comprising a directive on contracts for the supply of digital content and services (Digital content directive), and a directive on contracts the sales of goods (Sales of goods directive). This formal adoption marks the end of the legislative procedure.

Press Release: EU adjusts copyright rules to the digital age

The EU is amending its legal framework on copyright to make it fit-for-purpose in today’s digital environment. The Council today adopted a directive that modernises existing EU copyright law to pave the way towards a true digital single market. The new rules ensure adequate protection for authors and artists, while opening up new possibilities for accessing and sharing copyright-protected content online throughout the European Union.

UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (27 & 29 March 2019)

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Question for Written Answer: ‘Emergency stop’ under PSD2

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Event: IAB Europe Webinar: GDPR One Year On. Lessons Learned. (17 April 2019)

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Intellectual Property in the Q3 2018

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (15-18 April 2019)

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Agenda: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth – Attachés (Internal Market) (16 April 2019)

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Report: EP LIBE Committee on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (9 April 2019)

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Joint statement on ensuring Europe’s digital future

At Digital Day 2019, participating Ministers and representatives of the EU confirmed their full commitment to work more closely in key areas where digital technologies will make a significant impact in the coming years.

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics, Phil Hogan and Mariya Gabriel welcomed the commitments from European countries to step up cooperation on the digitalisation of cultural heritage, digitalisation of agriculture and rural areas, and promoting greater participation of women in digital.

Speech by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the Digital Day 2019 on making cultural heritage accessible to all

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Updated – Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (11 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Report: EP IMCO Committee on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules

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Event: Protecting consumers taking credit in the digital era: Can we do better? (Brussels, 18 June 2019)

This full-day conference, jointly organised by CEPS-ECRI and the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, aims at exchanging views on the functioning of the existing rules for consumer credit and discussing possible improvements. Among others, the conference will cover the role of consumer credit in the economy, the scope of application of existing rules, the effectiveness of information disclosure and the model of responsible lending in the digital era. These issues will be debated with senior practitioners, distinguished academics, high-level officials and influential representatives from consumer associations.

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