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IEU MONITORING: DIGITAL Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM EU Commission Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger at the European Digital Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia The Digital Revolution and the Future of Work: Policies and Politics - Results of the Roundtable on September 15, 2016 # CLOUD EESC: The European Cloud Initiative – Sharing innovation to boost growth # AVMS-D Documentation of a Hearings - The Audiovisual Media Services Directive Review - 26-09-2016 - Committee on Culture and Education # EU MEDIA EU Commission Answer - Strategy to develop more popular media with a European perspective - E-005744/2016 # M-HEALTH Hearings - Towards an mHealth Framework for Europe - 13-10-2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # DATA PROTECTION Irish Data Protection Commissioner: Explanatory memo on litigation involving Facebook and Maximilian Schrems EDRi: Freedom to be different: How to defend y

IEU MONITORING: SMART CITIES Telegram 26 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EU URBAN AGENDA Jobs and skills in cities: Eurocities conference in Rotterdam SCIS: Agreed Draft of the New Urban Agenda # EU COMMISSION DG Connect: Cultivating cities as test-beds for innovation 14th European Week of Regions and Cities - final call for registrations Covenant of Mayors Brokerage Event: Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities 2017 Call # EESC Report: Smart cities project: study visit in La Rochelle, France - European Economic and Social Committee # EIP-SCC How to Connect an E-Mobility Strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan? EIP-SCC: The Spanish National Plan for Smart Cities, a “pioneer governance framework” according to ITU/UNESCO EC Smart Cities Info Days Smart Summit London # SMART GOVERNANCE SCIS: Accelerating urban transition: tapping the full potential of smart city and community pilots – a Smart City Expo side event 1st International Conference “Smart Ideas and a New Concept of Economic

IEU MONITORING: DIGITAL Telegram 26 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM Next Generation Internet: The Internet of humans - Blog post by Roberto Viola # AVMS-D Bericht zu audiovisuellen Mediendiensten - Zitate der Europa-SPD # ROAMING Roaming fair use rules: Commission services submit draft to European Parliament, Member States and EU telecoms regulators Roaming: new “fair use” proposals are a good start, say Industry Committee MEPs EP background on roaming/fair use S&Ds welcome new approach to fair use of free roaming, but demand stronger consumer protection EuroparlTV: End of roaming: Questions from social media # NET NEUTRALITY Webinar: Net neutrality in Europe: The BEREC guidelines and beyond - Geneva Internet Platform # GEOBLOCKING Geo-blocking regulation: exchange of views on 29 September - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # PORTABILITY In-Depth Analysis - EU Portability Regulation: In-Depth Analysis of the Proposal - PE 571.369 - Committee on Legal A

IEU.MONITORING: EU DIGITAL Telegram 23 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # BIG DATA EDPS: 23 September 2016 - Fundamental rights in the age of Big Data Twitter and UN Global Pulse Announce Data Partnership # CLOUD  Draft report - European Cloud Initiative - PE 587.505v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # DSM Bündnis "Zukunft der Industrie": Dringender Handlungsbedarf bei Verkehrs- und digitaler Infrastruktur # GEOBLOCKING EP Motion for a resolution on geoblocking - B8-2016-1012 # NET NEUTRALITY Bundesrat will Netzneutralität stärken und Hörfunk-Digitalisierung beschleunigen  Bundesrat: Schnelles Internet für alle # 5G St 12279 2016 Add 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT 5G Global Developments Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION 5G for Europe: An Action Plan # CYBER SECURITY ENISA A week to go for the European Cyber Security Month launch! EU Council Answer - New information on the Edward Snowden case - E-003726/2016 Get Safe Online on t

IEU Monitoring: DIGITAL Telegram 21 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ROAMING  End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017: Commission agrees on new approach to make it work for all Europeans  EU Parliament: Fair use of roaming services: committee debate  EPP Group welcomes new EC proposal to cement the end of roaming charges  Statement MdEP Reul (EVP/CDU) zu EU-Kommission und Missbrauchsbekämpfung Roaming  Statement MdEP Niebler zu EU-Kommission und Roaming  Statement MdEP Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Thema Roaming  S&D leader Pittella: We welcome the new approach to fair use of roaming and will verify the details  ALDE: Roaming charges: Revised proposal on “fair use” a significant improvement  BEUC: Roaming time-limit dropped  # DSM  EU Commission: Your ideas - make an impact on Europe's Silver Economy  UEAPME: SME needs have to be better recognised in digitalisation process  "Internet of Things& 5G revolution. The highway for the future of EU services and industry"  Worksho

IEU Monitoring: IEU Smart Cities Telegram 19 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EU URBAN AGENDA Available Online the Draft of the New Urban Agenda # EU COMMISSION State of the Union: smarter energy use creates jobs and growth EUROSTAT: Annuaire régional 2016: ma région en chiffres # URBAN EUROPE Urban Europe: Introduction to JPI UE Urban Europe: 1st World Urban Parks Europe Region CongressUrban Europe: 1st World Urban Parks Europe Region Congress # EIB EIB to support Vilnius’ urban investment programme # EESC Smart cities project: study visit in Eindhoven, Netherlands - European Economic and Social Committee  # EIP-SCC Registration Open for the Conference "Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement" (Brussels, 23 November 2016) EIP-SCC:  52% of People Living in Cities Used the Internet to Interact with Public Authorities in 2015 EIP-SCC: How to Solve the Urban Challenges Cities Face? Smart City Expo World Congress Is Looking for Solutions EIP-SCC: TEAM Final Ev

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 19 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM Highlights - European agenda for the collaborative economy: exchange of views on 26 September - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Roundtable on Digitising European Industry with Commissioner Oettinger "Voices of Start-ups often not heart" -  Speech by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger Europe's digital agenda meets Silicon Valley ST 12232 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing 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 Investment Plan for Europe: Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 100 million to support Research, Development and Innovation REGISTRATIONS OPEN: EuroCommerce Wholesale Day 2016 Think Digital: DEBATING THE IMPACT OF THE DIGITAL SINGLE

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 14 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COPYRIGHT State of the Union 2016: Commission proposes modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate Communication - Promoting a fair, efficient and competitive European copyright-based economy in the Digital Single Market Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market Regulation on the cross-border exchange between the Union and third countries of accessible format copies of certain works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled Directive on certain permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impair

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 13 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ALPHABET / GOOGLE #AskJuncker: YouTube creators to interview the European Commission President - Google Europe Blog  An extinct world brought back to life with Google Arts & Culture - Google Europe Blog # ROBOTICS EP Draft opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 589.230v01-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism # DATA PROTECTION EP: How EU and MS manage data transparency Ireland: Data Protection Office issues Guidance on Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation # TELECOMS EBRD: €339 million syndicated EBRD loan for Greece’s OTE # ROAMING St 11974 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 as regards rules for wholesale roaming markets # E-GOVERNMENT St 12080 2016 Init Draft Council Conclusions on the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020: accelerating the digital transformation of government - Adoption # CYBER SECURITY Cyber Diplomacy Spotli

IEU Monitoring: IEU DIGITAL Telegram 12 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ROBOTICS EP Draft opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 589.153v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs # DSM Europe in the context of the 30th Edition of the 'Telcos & Digital Economy' Summit EP Written declaration on the potential of digital technologies for an improved and widespread access to knowledge - P8-DCL-2016-0085 # TECH FLAGSHIPS DG Connect: The Human Brain Project and the Graphene Flagships are moving ahead to the next stage of their 10-Year Voyage # SPECTRUM DG Grow: Draft Radio Frequency Regulation 4U/2016 M of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and the associated radio frequency utilisation plan (Frequency Allocation Table) within the frequency spectrum 9 kHz – 400 GHz, which also includes the radio interface specification # CYBER SECURITY ENISA: Discussion on implementing the NIS Directive and enhancing competitiveness ENISA in 2015 - Annual Report EP Wr