Covering: Apple/Shazam, Praxair/Linde, Tronox/Cristal, and Daimler/BMW/Car Sharing JV
In order to incentivise European content industries to nurture and embrace innovation and take up new technologies and to help them to sustain their position as pioneers in the digital era, the Commission will implement the pilot project “Platform(s) for cultural content innovation”.
Deadline: 20 September 2019.
ECA examined whether the European Commission has established a sound regulatory and control framework for e-commerce with regard to the collection of VAT and customs duties, and whether Member States’ control measures help ensure the complete collection of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce. The report found that despite recent positive developments the EU is not currently dealing adequately with these issues but have addressed some of the weaknesses identified with the “e-commerce package”.
ECA makes a number of recommendations as to how the European Commission and the Member States should better address the challenges identified and establish a sound regulatory and control framework.
The European Commission announced today that, as a result of negotiations with Airbnb, the platform has improved and fully clarified the way it presents accommodation offers to consumers, which is now in line with the standards set in EU consumer law. This follows the call from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities in July 2018.
On Tuesday 16 July 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the EU action to tackle VAT fraud and collect customs duties on e-commerce.
The EU Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, launches its consultation paper ‘EU ICT Industrial Policy: Breaking the Cycle of Failure’, a paper that aims to explore issues such as digital sovereignty and the supply chain of cybersecurity products in Europe, as well as to present an overview of the relationship between the global ICT market and the cybersecurity market.
Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 31 August 2019.
It is however obliged to provide those consumers with a means of communication allowing them to contact it quickly and to communicate with it efficiently.
Finland’s Presidency aims to maintain a strong focus on sustainability. A sustainable and growing economy will form the foundations for a sustainable future, and for Europe. Economic growth is necessary if we are to continue to secure our wellbeing in the future. But growth must be ecologically and socially sustainable.