The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) has elected a new Chairperson for 2019. Current Vice-Chair Mr Ľuboš Kukliš, of the Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission of Slovakia, will take up the role.
On 31 May 2017, the Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union. It was presented within the context of the Commission’s first ‘Europe on the Move’ package that seeks to modernise mobility and transport. Tying in with the 2015 energy union strategy and the Commission’s 2016 European strategy for low emission mobility, and announced in the 2017 Commission work programme, the revision of the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) was presented together with the revision of the directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (the Eurovignette Directive). In June 2018, both Parliament and Council adopted their positions on the Commission’s proposal, opening the way for interinstitutional (trilogue) negotiations to begin.
By Georges Lobo and Victoria Kalogirou, Joinup Project Officers, Interoperability Unit, Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission
A new certification framework for connected devices, together with a stronger role for the EU Cybersecurity Agency, were backed by Industry Committee MEPs on Tuesday.
“Today’s vote is a very important step towards a long-term vision of improving cybersecurity in the European Union. It will increase consumers’ trust in internet-connected products and IT solutions”, said the EPP Group Spokeswoman in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee, Angelika Niebler MEP, after the adoption and vote to enter into negotiations on the EU Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA).