Covering: Apple/Shazam, Praxair/Linde, Tronox/Cristal, and Daimler/BMW/Car Sharing JV
Today 16 July 2019, the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) selected Mr. Juhan Lepassaar to be the new Executive Director of the Agency.
Ursula von der Leyen to become President of the European Commission. Vote result: 733 voted. In favour 383. Against 327. Abstentions 22. 1 blank vote. Political group reaction, media reaction, and more to follow. This post will be updated with more info throughout the next few hours.
It’s World Youth Skills Day! To celebrate, let’s take a look at how the EU’s Programme for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME) is helping young people improve their skills and become more competitive on the job market.
In order to incentivise European content industries to nurture and embrace innovation and take up new technologies and to help them to sustain their position as pioneers in the digital era, the Commission will implement the pilot project “Platform(s) for cultural content innovation”.
Deadline: 20 September 2019.
Update: The deadline was extended until 26 July 2019 17:00 CET.
ECA examined whether the European Commission has established a sound regulatory and control framework for e-commerce with regard to the collection of VAT and customs duties, and whether Member States’ control measures help ensure the complete collection of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce. The report found that despite recent positive developments the EU is not currently dealing adequately with these issues but have addressed some of the weaknesses identified with the “e-commerce package”.
ECA makes a number of recommendations as to how the European Commission and the Member States should better address the challenges identified and establish a sound regulatory and control framework.
By candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.