The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 70m loan to AVL List GmbH (AVL). Based in Austria, AVL is a world leader in the development of innovative powertrain systems – together with the necessary measurement and testing technology and simulation software – for the global automotive and transport industries. For 70 years, AVL has been working with global companies across the world in fields ranging from internal combustion engines, fuel cells and electric drives to alternative fuels, control software, transmissions and batteries.
Update: the draft minutes are now available.
The Council is due to agree a general approach on an updated mandate for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC). Ministers will also look at the progress made on a proposal to update privacy rules for electronic communications (ePrivacy). They will hold a policy debate on a draft regulation on the free flow of non-personal data. The presidency will brief ministers on the state of play of negotiations on a European electronic communications code. It will also provide information on Council conclusions on cybersecurity, from 20 November, as well as a draft Council action plan for their implementation. Lastly, the incoming Bulgarian presidency will present its work programme.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of amendments is now available.
Amendments 1 – 39 are available.
Update: 2 voting sheets are now available.
Amendments 1-69 are now available.
Adopted during meeting 43 on 26 September 2017.
Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel are today in Frankfurt where they will attend the opening of the International Motor Show (IAA) led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vice-President Šefčovič will deliver a speech on “European Mobility – Accelerating into the future”. Later today, Commissioners Bulc and Gabriel will take part in the Second High-Level Dialogue on Automated and Connected Driving. This is a follow-up to the “Amsterdam Declaration” of April 2016 where the Commission and EU transport ministers agreed to intensify cooperation for the development of self-driving technology. On Friday, 15 September, Commissioners Oettinger and Gabriel will take part in the sixth edition of the Round Table on Connected and Automated Driving, a platform which includes Member States and the representatives of the European industry. As President Juncker pointed out in the State of the Union, it is essential to invest in the cars of the future to keep Europe at the forefront of innovation and digitisation. To this end, President Juncker announced a new industrial policy strategy. (For more information: Enrico Brivio – Tel.: +32 229 56172; Alexis Perier – Tel.: +32 229 6 91 43; Inga Höglund – Tel.: +32 229 50698; Julia Bräuer – Tel.: +32 229 80707)
Source: European Commission
Roundup of all the initiatives, press releases and other documents related to digital policy announced in President Juncker’s State of the Union speech.