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IEU Monitoring - IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 19 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # UN URBAN AGENDA EU contribution strengthens UN global urban agenda # EU URBAN AGENDA Urban Agenda: new call for projects worth €50 million to help cities solve urban challenges Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017 Smart Cities Infosystem: Smart technology for cities and citizens # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM Smart Specialisation cooperation in Central Europe – Networking Workshop # EIP - SMART CITIES & COMMUNITIES EIP-SCC: Take a Look at the Outcomes of the EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meetings EIP-SCC: More than 5,000 Smart Cities Stakeholders Work to Make EU Cities Smarter EIP-SCC: Interview with Peter Staelens, Project Manager at Eurocities and Member of the New Mobility Services Initiative # SMART FINANCE ITU to join new global initiative to expand digital financial inclusion ITU Blog: Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable users of mobile money? Smart payment technologies (and why they help smart cities deliv

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 19 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM Draft agenda - Thursday, 12 January 2017 - PE 595.753v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Entrenched data localisation is holding back Europe’s digital economy - Is the Commission hearing the calls for action? # DATA PROTECTION EU Commission Vice-President Ansip and EU Commissioner Jourová discuss new Data Protection Rules with businesses # E-PRIVACY ePrivacy: Europeans call for stronger protection of their online communications ePrivacy: consultations show confidentiality of communications and the challenge of new technologies are key questions Full report on the public consultation on the ePrivacy Directive Eurobarometer on ePrivacy # STATE AID FOR APPLE State 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 Apple Apple and Irish government under fire for appeal against Commission tax ruli

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 13 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM Gabriel und Sapin festigen deutsch-französische Digitalpartnerschaft # E-COMMERCE EU Commission Answer - Postal e-commerce - E-005789/2016 Digital Europe: Export control in the digital age DIGITALEUROPE's open letter on the Radio Equipment Directive # DATA PROTECTION EU Commission Answer - Mobile apps and personal data protection - E-006654/2016 CNIL: Un référentiel international de formation des élèves à la protection des données # CYBER SECURITY EU Commission Answer - Stronger action to prevent cyberbullying - E-007192/2016 # PLATFORMS We need European regulation of Facebook and Google - LSE Media Policy Project # INTERNET GOVERNANCE Internet governance in February 2017 - Geneva Internet Platform  Internet governance in April 2017 - Geneva Internet Platform # MEDIA LITERACY EU Commission Answer - Media literacy - E-007490/2016 # DIGITAL SKILLS EU Commission Answer - Education and digital skills i

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 2 Dec 2106

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EU TELECOMS COUNCIL Main results of the EU Telecom Council on 2 Dec 2016 Statement by Vice-President Ansip for the Telecoms Council to welcome progress made by the Slovak Presidency of the EU Blog Post By Andrus Ansip: Connectivity, radio spectrum and the Digital Single Market: preparing for the future # WIFI Free WiFi4EU internet connection - EU Council agrees its position # ROAMING Wholesale roaming: Council ready for talks with EP BEUC: EU governments put promise to end roaming fees at risk # DATA PROTECTION EU Council on Umbrella agreement: EU ready to conclude deal with the US DigitalEurope: techUK Joins European Startups in Open Letter on Data Localisation # DSM S&D: Progressive forces outline their vision for a digital Europe # CYBER SECURITY EU Commission Answer - Cyber attacks - E-006365/2016 ITU Cybersecurity Workshop: Cybersecurity and Risk Assessments in Practice Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: IT-

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 1 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # MEDIA 1-2 December 2016: 25 years of MEDIA : Investing in Creativity, Building the Future # DIGITAL SKILLS EU Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily life Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip on the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Four outstanding projects winners of the European Digital Skills Award 2016 Join the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition - 39 organisations already pledge to take action # VAT - E-COMMERCE EU Commission proposes new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU EU Commission Fact Sheet: Modernising VAT for e-commerce Statement by Vice-President Ansip at the press conference to announce new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici concernant le paquet TVA pour le commerce électronique Guest blog: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CEF EU Commission: Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) # COPYRIGHT Hearing on Copyright reform - 29-11-2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs # GEO-BLOCKING Geo-blocking: EU Council agrees to remove barriers to e-commerce EU Commission Vice-President Ansip welcomes Member States' common position to tackle geo-blocking Cross-border online content services, cross-border adoptions: committee votes EP Draft opinion - Contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods - PE 594.153v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs DigitalEurope: The Council's General Approach on Geoblocking—unfinished business handed to the European Parliament BEUC: Member States lukewarm on tearing down obstacles for borderless shopping in the EU EuroCommerce sees rushed Council deal on geoblocking as a missed opportunity WKÖ zum Verordnungsvorschlag zu Geoblocking: Kein guter Tag für unternehmerisch

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 22 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # AVMS-D Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council on 22 Nov 2016 CP d'Audrey Azoulay au Conseil des ministres européens de la culture et de l’audiovisuel # GEOBLOCKING Geoblocking on the Agenda of the Competitiveness Council on 28-29 Nov 2016 ST 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-COMMERCE Updated: Digital content supply contracts, online sales of goods contracts: committee debates - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection UNCTAD - Building online commerce to its maximum potential requires more trust in the markets ST 14677 2016 INIT Outcome of the conference: "

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 16 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # UNCTAD UNCTAD - The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities to unbottle economic energies # AVMS-D AVMS-D on the Agenda of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, 21-22 Nov 2016 EU Commission Answer - Television permits - E-006764/2016 # EBU EBU project: Generation What finds Europe's youth optimistic about future # RADIO SPECTRUM 41st RSPG Meeting – 09 November 2016 - Radio Spectrum Policy Group  # ROBOTICS EP Opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 583.918v03-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (3rd version) # DIGITAL CONTENT SUPPLY EP Opinion - Contracts for the supply of digital content - PE 582.370v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (2nd version) # COPYRIGHT EU Court: The copyright directive precludes national legislation authorising the digital reproduction of out-of-print books in breach of the exclusive rights of authors ST 14447

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 7 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM Updated: Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Moedas participate in the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal Tenth meeting of the IMCO working group on Digital Single Market - 14-11-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Think Digital: DEBATING THE IMPACT OF THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET Digital Single Market - Presentation of the most recent survey on German crowd workers  # CONNECTIVITY State 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-D BEUC: Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) 17. Brüsseler Mediengespräch: Views, Likes & Shares - Videoplattformen im Visier des Unionsrechts # GEOBLOCKING EP ITRE Committee: Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establi

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 4 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM EU Commission at the Web Summit in Lisbon next week DIGITALEUROPE applauds the importance given to the Digital Agenda in the newly appointed Spanish government # AD INDUSTRY State aid: EU Commission finds Hungarian advertisement tax in breach of EU rules # AVMS-D ST 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 report ST 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

IEU MONITORING: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CONNECTIVITY EU Commission Answer - Development of next-generation broadband and LTE coverage - E-005691/2016 # TELECOM REVIEW Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung von BUGLAS und VATM: Förderung von Wettbewerb muss wichtigstes europäisches Regulierungsziel bleiben  # SKILLS 4.0 DG Grow: Bridging the digital skills gap DG Grow: Registration open for the high-level conference on ICT professionalism EU40: "New technologies, new skills, new jobs" debate # GEOBLOCKING ST 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 # COPYRIGHT ST 12993 2016 INIT Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council