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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