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IEU Monitoring - IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 19 Dec 2016

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# UN URBAN AGENDAEU contribution strengthens UN global urban agenda# EU URBAN AGENDAUrban Agenda: new call for projects worth €50 million to help cities solve urban challengesConnected Smart Cities Conference 2017Smart Cities Infosystem: Smart technology for cities and citizens# SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMSmart Specialisation cooperation in Central Europe – Networking Workshop# EIP - SMART CITIES & COMMUNITIESEIP-SCC: Take a Look at the Outcomes of the EIP-SCC Action Cluster MeetingsEIP-SCC: More than 5,000 Smart Cities Stakeholders Work to Make EU Cities SmarterEIP-SCC: Interview with Peter Staelens, Project Manager at Eurocities and Member of the New Mobility Services Initiative# SMART FINANCEITU to join new global initiative to expand digital financial inclusionITU Blog: Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable users of mobile money?Smart payment technologies (and why they help smart cities deliver on their promise) - Smart Cities CouncilHow sma…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 19 Dec 2016

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# DSMDraft agenda - Thursday, 12 January 2017 - PE 595.753v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEntrenched data localisation is holding back Europe’s digital economy - Is the Commission hearing the calls for action?# DATA PROTECTIONEU Commission Vice-President Ansip and EU Commissioner Jourová discuss new Data Protection Rules with businesses# E-PRIVACYePrivacy: Europeans call for stronger protection of their online communicationsePrivacy: consultations show confidentiality of communications and the challenge of new technologies are key questionsFull report on the public consultation on the ePrivacy DirectiveEurobarometer on ePrivacy# STATE AID FOR APPLEState aid: EU Commission publishes the non-confidential version of the final negative decision concluding that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to AppleApple and Irish government under fire for appeal against Commission tax ruling - GUE/NGL# E-COMMERCEEU Commission Answe…

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 13 Dec 2016

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IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 2 Dec 2106

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# EU TELECOMS COUNCILMain results of the EU Telecom Council on 2 Dec 2016Statement by Vice-President Ansip for the Telecoms Council to welcome progress made by the Slovak Presidency of the EUBlog Post By Andrus Ansip: Connectivity, radio spectrum and the Digital Single Market: preparing for the future# WIFIFree WiFi4EU internet connection - EU Council agrees its position# ROAMINGWholesale roaming: Council ready for talks with EPBEUC: EU governments put promise to end roaming fees at risk# DATA PROTECTIONEU Council on Umbrella agreement: EU ready to conclude deal with the USDigitalEurope: techUK Joins European Startups in Open Letter on Data Localisation# DSMS&D: Progressive forces outline their vision for a digital Europe# CYBER SECURITYEU Commission Answer - Cyber attacks - E-006365/2016ITU Cybersecurity Workshop: Cybersecurity and Risk Assessments in PracticeBundeswirtschaftsministerium: IT-Sicherheitsnavigator bietet Beratung und Hilfe für Unterneh…

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 1 Dec 2016

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# MEDIA1-2 December 2016: 25 years of MEDIA : Investing in Creativity, Building the Future# DIGITAL SKILLSEU Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily lifeSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip on the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs CoalitionFour outstanding projects winners of the European Digital Skills Award 2016Join the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition - 39 organisations already pledge to take action# VAT - E-COMMERCEEU Commission proposes new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EUEU Commission Fact Sheet: Modernising VAT for e-commerceStatement by Vice-President Ansip at the press conference to announce new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EURemarques du Commissaire Moscovici concernant le paquet TVA pour le commerce électroniqueGuest blog: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Cu…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Nov 2016

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# CEFEU Commission: Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)# COPYRIGHTHearing on Copyright reform - 29-11-2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs# GEO-BLOCKINGGeo-blocking: EU Council agrees to remove barriers to e-commerceEU Commission Vice-President Ansip welcomes Member States' common position to tackle geo-blockingCross-border online content services, cross-border adoptions: committee votesEP Draft opinion - Contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods - PE 594.153v01-00 - Committee on Legal AffairsDigitalEurope: The Council's General Approach on Geoblocking—unfinished business handed to the European ParliamentBEUC: Member States lukewarm on tearing down obstacles for borderless shopping in the EUEuroCommerce sees rushed Council deal on geoblocking as a missed opportunityWKÖ zum Verordnungsvorschlag zu Geoblocking: Kein guter Tag für unternehmerische Freiheit # DSMDigital Single Market: St…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 22 Nov 2016

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# AVMS-DMain results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council on 22 Nov 2016CP d'Audrey Azoulay au Conseil des ministres européens de la culture et de l’audiovisuel# GEOBLOCKINGGeoblocking on the Agenda of the Competitiveness Council on 28-29 Nov 2016ST 14662 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC - General approach# E-COMMERCEUpdated: Digital content supply contracts, online sales of goods contracts: committee debates - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionUNCTAD - Building online commerce to its maximum potential requires more trust in the marketsST 14677 2016 INIT Outcome of the conference: "Collaborative Economy" (Brussel…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 16 Nov 2016

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# UNCTADUNCTAD - The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities to unbottle economic energies# AVMS-DAVMS-D on the Agenda of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, 21-22 Nov 2016EU Commission Answer - Television permits - E-006764/2016# EBUEBU project: Generation What finds Europe's youth optimistic about future# RADIO SPECTRUM41st RSPG Meeting – 09 November 2016 - Radio Spectrum Policy Group # ROBOTICSEP Opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 583.918v03-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (3rd version)# DIGITAL CONTENT SUPPLYEP Opinion - Contracts for the supply of digital content - PE 582.370v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (2nd version)# COPYRIGHTEU Court: The copyright directive precludes national legislation authorising the digital reproduction of out-of-print books in breach of the exclusive rights of authorsST 14447 2016 INIT Information by the Commission about the secon…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 7 Nov 2016

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# DSMUpdated: Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Moedas participate in the Web Summit in Lisbon, PortugalTenth meeting of the IMCO working group on Digital Single Market - 14-11-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionThink Digital: DEBATING THE IMPACT OF THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKETDigital Single Market - Presentation of the most recent survey on German crowd workers # CONNECTIVITYState aid: EU Commission endorses French broadband scheme "Plan Très Haut Débit"ETNO: New BCG report calls for inclusive gigabit society, €660bn required to reach the goal# AVMS-DBEUC: Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)17. Brüsseler Mediengespräch: Views, Likes & Shares - Videoplattformen im Visier des Unionsrechts# GEOBLOCKINGEP ITRE Committee: Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market - Cons…

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 4 Nov 2016

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# DSMEU Commission at the Web Summit in Lisbon next weekDIGITALEUROPE applauds the importance given to the Digital Agenda in the newly appointed Spanish government# AD INDUSTRYState aid: EU Commission finds Hungarian advertisement tax in breach of EU rules# AVMS-DST 13624 2016 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities - Progress reportST 13934 2016 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities - Annotated version# GEOBLOCKINGDIGITA…

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# CONNECTIVITYEU Commission Answer - Development of next-generation broadband and LTE coverage - E-005691/2016 # TELECOM REVIEWGemeinsame Pressemitteilung von BUGLAS und VATM: Förderung von Wettbewerb muss wichtigstes europäisches Regulierungsziel bleiben  # SKILLS 4.0DG Grow: Bridging the digital skills gapDG Grow: Registration open for the high-level conference on ICT professionalismEU40: "New technologies, new skills, new jobs" debate # GEOBLOCKINGST 13787 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC - Presidency compromise # COPYRIGHTST 12993 2016 INIT Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective manageme…