Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee
BEREC guidelines on intra-EU communications
In the light of the new European Electronic Communications Code, the Board of Regulators of the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) adopted guidelines on intra-EU communications, starting to fulfil the tasks entrusted to it by the co-legislators.
Update: the document has been re-issued.
The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put the relationship between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean countries on a new footing. This will be discussed during the high-level ministerial conference Digital4Med.
France Brevets, EURECOM, the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), and Qualcomm Incorporated are holding a joint 5Gconference in Paris on 26-27 March 2019. This conference will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into 5G technology, the current evolutions of 5G standards, and plans for 5G commercialization. The audience will hear industry & technology experts from Qualcomm, academic & research experts from IMT and EURECOM, and IP policy experts from France Brevets about the latest developments in 5G innovation and have the opportunity to connect with major industry players, SMEs, standards setting organizations and governmental bodies from the European 5G landscape. The conference follows a joint agreement signed between these four partners on 4 March to research new technologies for future 5G standards.
The EU wants to make sure its flagship programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will continue to fund key projects in the areas of transport, digital and energy beyond 2020. Today, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee confirmed the common understanding reached by the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament on a proposal to launch the second edition of the programme, to run from 2021 to 2027.
Last week the 27th ENISA Article 13a Expert group meeting took place in Stockholm, Sweden, bringing together 70 experts from all over Europe attended the event, hailing from private sector, public sector, R&D institutes, vendors, consultancy firms, etc.
The EU is supporting the digitisation of its economies and societies by setting up a new funding programme, Digital Europe, for the years 2021 to 2027. Today, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee confirmed the common understanding reached by the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament on the proposal, which aims to promote the large-scale roll-out and uptake of key digital technologies such as artificial intelligence applications and state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools.
Today, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee granted the Romanian presidency a mandate to start talks with the European Parliament on establishing a top knowledge base for cybersecurity called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and setting up a Network of National Coordination Centres. Together, these structures will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.