The agenda includes a presentation of the Commission proposal on laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers.
Hume Brophy, the global communications firm specialising in PR, public affairs, investor relations and corporate and financial communications, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy with operations in New York and Hong Kong.
The EU is ready for a digital revolution and for reaping its benefits – this was one of the conclusions of the conference on the Advantages of a Digital Society, which took place on 25 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The participants discussed various aspects of e-society and the Digital Single Market. Cyber security, societal trust, the free flow of data, the further development of infrastructure and getting rid of barriers hindering the Digital Single Market were just a few of the issues raised.
Parliament elected Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA) by acclamation as a Vice-President on Thursday. She will take the Bureau seat vacated by Ulrike Lunacek (AT).
A summary of the policy debate is available.
Update: minutes are now available.
During the discussion on jobs, growth and competitiveness, the European Council is expected to review efforts to deepen the Single Market, identifying areas where progress needs to be sped up to complete and implement by 2018 the Single Market strategy, the Digital Single Market strategy, the Capital Markets Union Action Plan and the Energy Union. EU leaders will also discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement and how to make the EU more digital. Other items for discussion include migration, security and defence and external relations.
Today, the Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo chaired the Council meeting in Luxembourg, marking the first Telecommunication formal ministerial meeting held by the Estonian Presidency.
The European Commission is today setting out how we can complete our Better Regulation Agenda.
Following on from the announcements made in President Juncker’s 2017 State of the Union Address, the European Commission is today presenting its plans for completing the work on President Juncker’s ten political priorities before the end of its mandate, as well as a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.