Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004

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UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) Council (30 November – 1 December 2017)

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.

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Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 December 2017)

Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market

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Speech by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas at the Estonian Presidency digital seminar

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Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the CEPS event “A Digital Presidency”

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Agenda: Working Party on Civil Law Matters (Contract Law) (18 December 2017)

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Press Release: Better cross-border parcel delivery services – presidency reaches provisional deal with Parliament

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.

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Notice to Members: Report on the IMCO delegation visit to the United States on 19 – 21 September 2017

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Online dispute resolution: first report on the functioning of the platform

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Fact Sheet: Affordable communications for businesses and consumers

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.

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Official Journal (C Series): Council conclusions on promoting access to culture via digital means with a focus on audience development

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (13 & 15 December 2017)

Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.

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Event: CPDP – Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2018: Internet of Bodies (Brussels, 24 – 26 January 2018)

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (ePrivacy Regulation)

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes

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List of Working Papers (WK) distributed to the Education Committee, the Cultural Affairs Committee, the Working Party on Sport, the Youth Working Party and the Audiovisual Working Party in the period between May and August 2017

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Agenda: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal market/Public Procurement) (13 December 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – LIBE ad-hoc delegation to Tokyo, Japan, 30 October – 3 November 2017 (7 December 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods (7 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (7 – 8 December 2017)

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.

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 December 2017)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade and transport policy.

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