Update: The draft minutes are now available.
The Council will be invited to agree on a general approach to establish a single digital gateway. Ministers will also take part in a debate on industrial policy with a view to adopting conclusions on a future EU strategy on this topic. In addition, the regular “Competitiveness check-up” part of the session will focus on industrial policy objectives. The Council will examine the way forward for the EU space programmes and will be invited to adopt conclusions on the mid-term review of the Copernicus programme. Finally, A set of draft conclusions titled “From the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 towards the ninth framework programme” will be submitted to the Council for approval.
Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.
Some difficulties still hinder cross-border sales.
EU negotiators reached a provisional agreement last night to make prices for cross-border parcel delivery services more transparent and affordable and to increase regulatory oversight of the EU parcel market.
The Estonian presidency today reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on new rules to make cross-border parcel delivery tariffs more transparent and to give regulators more powers to monitor the cross-border parcel delivery market.
The concept of ICTs covers a broad spectrum of technologies, ranging from information technology (IT) through telecommunications, broadcast media, and all types of audio and video processing and transmission to network-based control and monitoring functions. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and data and internet access services have taken the place of traditional telephone services as the key products for both consumers and businesses. Although linear broadcasting continues to be the principal medium of information distribution and entertainment in Europe, more and more audiovisual content is available on demand and 4G and 5G internet connectivity is subject to exponential growth. As a consequence, the EU has set up a regulatory framework for telecommunications covering fixed and wireless telecoms, internet, broadcasting and transmission services, through a series of rules which apply throughout the EU Member States.
Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
Update: lists of A items are now available. Non-legislative activities concern an item on trade policy.
The agenda includes items related to digital and transport policy.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade and transport policy.