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Finally: EU Council Supports Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

This is where the democratic and pluralistic fight against radicalism and populism has to start: media literacy and critical thinking, already in our schools. Today, the EU Council adopted conclusions on "developing media literacy and critical thinking" through "education and training", including the "many benefits and opportunities that the Internet and social media can bring", but also highlight the "potential threats and dangers they can present" The conclusions stress the fundamental role of education and training in helping young people to become media-literate and responsible citizens of the future. Read the full text of the Council conclusion on developing media literacy and critical thinking through education and training Visit the meeting page

IEU Monitoring covering Europe's digital evolution - IEU DIGITAL Telegram 25 May 2016

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# E-COMMERCE Opening statement by Vice-President Ansip at the European Parliament on the decision adopted on the Digital Single Market package - Andrus Ansip Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market Questions and answers: Boosting e-commerce in the EU Proposal for a Regulation on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on place of residence or establishment, or nationality within the Single Market Proposal for a Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services Proposal for a revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation Guidance on the application of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive   COM(2016) 320 final - Communication "A comprehensive approach to stimulating cross-border e-Commerce for Europe's citizens and businesses"  EU Commission: Impact assessment accompanying the proposed Regulation on geo-blocking EU Commission Memo: Boost

IEU Monitoring of European and Global Smart Cities Initiatives 23 May 2016

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# UNITED NATIONS Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities: UNECE and ITU launch the United for Smart Sustainable Cities global initiative Wave of Smart Initiatives Raise Public Climate Action - ACE Dialogue at UN ‘The Earth is not flat; it is urban,’ says UN report, urging new agenda for resilient, sustainable cities # DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda # EIP-SCC EIP-SCC launches App and start interacting! for General Assembly Smart city leaders meet to strengthen community Smart Cities WG – Triangulum Workshop Sustainable Energy Week Check Covenant of Mayors Benchmarks of Excellence catalogue and get inspired # EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT EU Commission releases 2016 European Digital Progress Report: unequal progress towards a Digital Single Market Progress by country eCommunications Eurobarometer report I-DESI report All reports Digital Economy and Society Index # EU COMMISSION - DG GROW DG Grow: Blueprint for cities and regions

IEU Monitoring of Europe's Digital Agenda 23 May 2016

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# EU TELECOM COUNCIL Background brief of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on 26 May 2016 Use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band - draft general approach Review of the regulatory framework - policy debate Digital single market for Europe # DSM On Wednesday EU Commission will present measures for e-commerce, audiovisual media and online platforms EU Commission releases 2016 European Digital Progress Report: unequal progress towards a Digital Single Market Progress by country eCommunications Eurobarometer report I-DESI report All reports Digital Economy and Society Index EDPR country profiles - Telecom Annex European Digital Progress Report (EDPR) - Country Profiles New data shows that mobile internet is used more but phone call remains most popular communication EU Commission: Scoreboard 2016 Research and Development ITRE Committee 23-24 May 2016: Exchange of views with Mr. Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market

IEU Monitoring of Europe's Digital Agenda - 13 May 2016

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# DIGITAL COMPETITION Competition is a consumer issue – speech by Margrethe Vestager at the BEUC General Assembly, 13 May 2016 # DSM Vice-President Ansip to discuss progress on the Digital Single Market strategy in Poland ETNO: Innovation and the Open Internet - Joint Industry Statement on Innovation and the Open Internet  Creating a Gigabit Society – Vodafone Breakfast in Brussels on 25 May 2016 ICT Standardisation for Digital Single Market - European Economic and Social Committee Multiple Requirements to be Addressed for Digital Transformation in Europe BCG - Five Priorities for Achieving Europe’s Digital Single Market # DATA PROTECTION Kurzer Hintergrund - Schlussanträge zur Speicherung dynamischer IP-Adressen EU-Generalanwalt gegen deutsches Verbot der Protokollierung des Surfverhaltens im Internet Safe Harbor - Bundesrat will Klagerecht für deutsche Datenschützer schaffen BDI: Europäischen und transatlantischen Datenschutz zukunftsfähig gestalten # TSM

IEU Monitoring: Europe's Digital Agenda 11 May 2016

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# TELECOM MERGER Mergers: Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK EU Commission Factsheet on Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefonica UK Statement by Commissioner Vestager on competition decision to prohibit Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK # TSM BEREC: Public debriefing from the 27th plenary meeting BEREC: 3rd Contact Network meeting for 2016 in Limassol # OPEN NETWORKS CDU/CSU im Bundestag: WLAN-Störerhaftung wird abgeschafft - Herstellung von Rechtssicherheit wird weiteren WLAN-Ausbau befördern Digital Gesellschaft: OFFENE NETZE: GROSSE KOALITION EINIGT SICH AUF BEDINGUNGSLOSE ABSCHAFFUNG DER WLAN-STÖRERHAFTUNG # DSM St 8621 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - Presidency compromise proposal with a view to agreeing on a general approach St 8512 2016 Init Pr