At a Glance: Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation

The European Commission has proposed the revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation, to broaden its scope and strengthen the powers of the national authorities cooperating on cross-border EU consumer-law infringements. Three rounds of trilogue negotiations produced a provisional agreement in June 2017, now awaiting a first-reading vote in plenary in November.

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Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee − Taxation of the collaborative economy – analysis of possible tax policies faced with the growth of the collaborative economy (exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian Presidency)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Vote on Towards a digital trade strategy (6 November 2017)

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Compromise Amendments: EP ITRE Committee on Towards a digital trade strategy

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UPDATED – Agenda: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (7 November 2017)

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Press Release: Television adverts are about to get personal

Television viewers could be offered adverts that are a lot more relevant and personal with the help of new technology under development. It is an experience that may soon be coming to a small screen near you following an EU-funded project called TOUCHVIE. Researchers working on the project have created a software called Dive that uses artificial intelligence to identify objects, music, decor and locations in video content so tags can be added to them in real time.

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Amended proposal for a Directive: Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Agenda: Working Party on Postal Services (8 November 2017)

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Event: Regional Internet Development Dialogue: Will the internet benefit all Europeans? (Brussels, 7 November 2017)

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Update: Expert group on electronic commerce

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (20 – 21 November 2017)

The agenda includes items concerning digital and transport policy.

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Inception Impact Assessment: Fairness in platform-to-business relations

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OPP Meeting Summary: Telecommunications Council – Implementing the Digital Single Market Strategy: Follow-up to European Council and Tallinn Digital Summit (24 October 2017)

A summary of the policy debate is available.

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Written Answer to a Question: Price rises as a result of the abolition of roaming charges

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Study: Introduction of a lifespan guarantee in the proposed online sales and digital content directives-Impact assessment of substantial amendments

This study was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) as part of the Parliament’s general commitment to improving the quality of EU legislation, and in particular in undertaking to carry out impact assessments of its own substantial amendments when it considers it appropriate and necessary for the legislative process. The aim of this study is to conduct an ex-ante impact assessment of proposed substantial amendments from the IMCO and JURI Committees which would introduce a commercial lifespan guarantee. The impacts of these amendments have been analysed through the development of specific policy options.

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Report: EP TRAN Committee on cross-border parcel delivery services

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Agenda: Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society (25 October 2017)

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Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the stakeholder forum of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications

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The consultation on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – summary and contributions

All the results of the consultation will feed into the forthcoming European Parliamentary Research Service ‘Cost of Non-Europe on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Report’, and help the European Parliament to address the ethical, economic, legal, and social issues arising in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence for civil use.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast)

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