Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Orgalime General Assembly

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (22 & 24 November 2017)

Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.

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Agenda: Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks (23 November 2017)

The agenda items include information from the Commission on the EU-China Connectivity Platform, a continuation of examination of the draft Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 13/2017: “A single European rail traffic management system: will the political choice ever become reality?” and an examination of the final Presidency compromise text on “The Mid-term Evaluation of the Galileo and EGNOS programmes and on the performance of the European GNSS Agency”.

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Press Release: Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection today jointly adopted the Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content. The new Directive will aim to harmonise the standard set of digital contract law rules on contracts between businesses and consumers

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Speech: Commissioner Vestager on “Helping people cope with technological change”

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market (20 November 2017)

Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft opinion are available.

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Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (27 – 28 November 2017)

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Council conclusions on Digital for Development (D4D)

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Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November and 1 December 2017 – EU industrial strategy for the future

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union

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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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Security for a mobile generation

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Event: Connected Transport Summit 2017 (Brussels, 4 December 2017)

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Event: Shaping the EU-Japan trade relations (Brussels, 4 December 2017)

In July 2017, the EU and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the main elements of the EPA. Within the framework of our event we would like to discuss the possible challenges ahead to close the deal, the chances to overcome differences on the topic of investment protection and the ability of the partners to set global standards regarding digital trade and data flows. As speakers we will be welcoming Ambassador Akira Kono, Deputy Head of the Japanese Mission to the European Union, Philippe Duponteil, European Commission and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).

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Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Fintech Forum 2017

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In-depth analysis: Data flows – Future Scenarios

Prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), this report examines the current state of play in the open data market and the legal framework in the EU. Barriers and possible solutions are identified in the form of future scenarios to 2020-25. The key policy recommendation is to instigate a system of Open Data Licensing to drive access to open data, akin to open source software licensing.

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Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions SEDEC Commission (21 November 2017)

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Agenda: EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (20 November 2017)

The agenda includes a public hearing on the Digital Single Market in peripheral member states, challenges and opportunities.

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Agenda: Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks (P.M. only) (20 November 2017)

The agenda items include an Examination of the second revised version of the draft Council conclusions on “The Mid-term Evaluation of the Galileo and EGNOS programmes and on the performance of the European GNSS Agency” and an Update by the Commission on the PRS negotiations with Norway.

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Event: The impact of Brexit on data flows (Brussels, 21 November 2017)

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Agenda: Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society (21 November 2017)

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Press Release: Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: synergy between EEA countries strengthens our common voice

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser chaired the meeting of the European Economic Area Council (EEA) on behalf of the EU. The impact of UK’s withdrawal on the single market, the Eastern Partnership and cooperation in the field of data economy were discussed with the ministers of the EEA EFTA states; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Full article…

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2089 of 14 November 2017 on technical arrangements for developing, maintaining and employing electronic systems for the exchange of information and for the storage of such information under the Union Customs Code

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