OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Annual report on Competition Policy (20 November 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Mission report following the visit of the Committee on Legal Affairs to Silicon Valley, USA (21 November 2017)

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Speech: Commissioner Moedas at the STOA Annual Lecture: “Media in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

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Press Release: Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection today jointly adopted the Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content. The new Directive will aim to harmonise the standard set of digital contract law rules on contracts between businesses and consumers

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Speech: Commissioner Vestager on “Helping people cope with technological change”

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Vote on Rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes (21 November 2017)

Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft report are available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market (20 November 2017)

Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft opinion are available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO/JURI Committee – Vote on Contracts for the supply of digital content (21 November 2017)

A summary of the committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft report and the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations is now available.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (20 – 21 November 2017)

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Written Answer to a Question: Data protection in Catalonia

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At a Glance: Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response

The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. Ahead of the European elections in 2019, the EU is now stepping up its efforts to tackle ‘fake news’.

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Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November and 1 December 2017 – EU industrial strategy for the future

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws

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Event: Digital Music Europe Launch (Brussels, 20 November 2017)

DME brings together European companies that have revolutionized how people discover, enjoy and experience music.  Representing Europe’s leading digital music innovators such as Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud, Shazam and other digital music services, the coalition will work with policy-makers and stakeholders to ensure that the sector’s growth and European leadership continues and that the most important stakeholders – creators and consumers – continue to benefit.

To celebrate its official launching, DME is organizing an event on November 20 in the Musem of Musical Instruments with a panel discussion featuring the prominent voices of the European Digital Single Market and followed by a series of ignite talks delivered by start-ups that at are at the forefront of European innovation. The Belgian indie band Alice on the Roof will offer a concert after it in the rooftop of the Museum to close the event.

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Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions SEDEC Commission (21 November 2017)

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Agenda: EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (20 November 2017)

The agenda includes a public hearing on the Digital Single Market in peripheral member states, challenges and opportunities.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (29-30 November 2017)

Agenda items concern energy, digital and trade policy.

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Report: EP ECON Committee on value added tax obligations for supplies of services and distance sales of goods

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (16 November 2017)

Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.

Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.

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Press Release: Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: synergy between EEA countries strengthens our common voice

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser chaired the meeting of the European Economic Area Council (EEA) on behalf of the EU. The impact of UK’s withdrawal on the single market, the Eastern Partnership and cooperation in the field of data economy were discussed with the ministers of the EEA EFTA states; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Full article…

Agenda: High Level Working Party (Taxation) (23 November 2017)

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