The study presented in this event deals with the new competition challenges brought about by the increasing number of FinTech services, which are provided by newcomer start-ups, traditional financial institutions and big tech companies. Namely, network effects derived from the use of online-platforms, the use of customer data, algorithms, standardisation and interoperability can result in anticompetitive behaviour. The analysis takes a service-by-service approach to provide both, a descriptive breakdown and normative tools to anticipate and manage anticompetitive behaviours as they occur. This presentation was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the ECON Committee.
The European Commission has adopted the 2019 revision of the ISA² rolling work programme on 26 March 2019. The new work programme includes 54 actions; 43 actions are ongoing from previous years and one is new. For 10 actions from the previous years, no additional funding is necessary to ensure their completion. The budget for 2019 is €27.1 million.
Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee
The event will consist of a debate on how Europe can ensure the long-term sustainability of its transport infrastructure.
“Europe for Aviation” is the theme around which European aviation organisations working to implement the Single European Sky (SES) will gather at this year’s World ATM Congress, from 12 to 14 March in Madrid, Spain.
In September 2017, the Commission adopted a cybersecurity package with new initiatives to further improve EU cyber-resilience, deterrence and defence. As part of these, the Commission tabled a legislative proposal to strengthen the EU Agency for Network Information Security (ENISA). Following the adoption of the Network Information Security Directive in 2016, ENISA is expected to play a broader role in the EU’s cybersecurity landscape but is constrained by its current mandate and resources. The Commission presented an ambitious reform proposal, including a permanent mandate for the agency, to ensure that ENISA can not only provide expert advice, as has been the case until now, but can also perform operational tasks. The proposal also envisages the creation of the first voluntary EU cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, where ENISA will also play an important role. Within the European Parliament, the Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted its report on the proposal in July. A agreement was reached with the Council during the fifth trilogue meeting, on 10 December 2018, and this was approved by ITRE committee on 14 January. The vote in plenary on this text is scheduled in March 2019.