The digitisation of broadcasting in the EU has been encouraged by the Commission since 2002 because it has significant advantages over analogue broadcasting. This digitisation can be carried out technically via terrestrial, satellite or cable platforms or through broadband Internet access.
Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
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The agenda items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, and general policy.
Digital technologies are set to make the European energy system more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. Data collection and exchange are growing exponentially, creating digital threats but also valuable opportunities. In this rapidly evolving context, the European energy industry has both the challenge and the opportunity to reinvent itself. With this event, Bruegel aims at fostering a discussion about the industrial implications of Europe’s digital energy revolution, the new business models needed to make the best of it, and the policy frameworks required to facilitate all these developments.
Today, the European Parliament adopted for the first time and by a very large majority a digital trade strategy. Its Members, representing all political groups apart from the extremes, call for international trade rules to deliver tangible benefits for consumers, to dismantle the digital obstacles faced by European companies in third countries and to promote worldwide respect for fundamental rights. To this end, they ask for the inclusion in the EU’s trade agreements of rock-solid provisions in line with EU law, in particular on personal data protection, forced data localisation, net neutrality, roaming and intellectual property.
Today, the European Parliament adopted as the first EU institution a digital trade strategy. The digitisation of our economies raises new questions about market access for digital goods and services in third countries and the protection of digital rights. Most of the existing trade rules were written in the ‘analogue age’, the European Parliament now wants to bring them into the 21st century.