IEU DIGITAL Telegram 23 May 2016


# 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, as part of the Structured Dialogue
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Apple’s Tim Cook take the stage at Startup Fest Europe
  • DG Grow: Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation poster 

# E-COMMERCE

  • Hearings - Contractual relations and consumer remedies in the digital sphere - 24-05-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • International digital trade: hearing. Technology agreement: committee vote
  • Nine takeaways on trade and technology - MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/NL)
  • European Small Business Associations urge to introduce an exemption on VAT for digital sales
  • UNICTRAL: EFPE 2016 - European Forum on Electronic Signature

# CYBER SECURITY

  • DG Connect: Call for tenders to purchase services that help make the Internet a trusted environment for children and young people
  • EU Council: St 9256 2016 Init Improving criminal justice in cyberspace
  • ENISA: National coordinators meet to prepare for ECSM launch
  • ENISA: Europol in cooperation with the European Institute of Public Administration hosts conference on privacy and security online
  • ENISA- Europol issue joint statement

# DATA PROTECTION

  • EDPS at EU Open Day Brussels - Saturday 28 May 2016
  • 2016 EDPS-Civil Society Summit - 16 June 2016
  • Digitaleurope: Transatlantic Data Flows – European Parliament Motion for Resolution

# CEF E-DELIVERY

  • Info session on the AS4 profile of CEF Telecom eDelivery

# PORTABILITY

  • EU Council: St 8879 2016 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content (First reading) - Policy debate
  • Digitaleurope - DiPP workshop on ‘Content without frontiers: Europe’s ICT-enabled culture takes on the world’

# ACCESSIBILITY

  • 10th European e-Accessibility Forum : e-Accessibility in a connected world
  • DIGITALEUROPE Proposal for the European Accessibility Act (EAA)

# FILM INDUSTRY

  • Moi, Daniel Blake de Ken Loach, film soutenu par Europe Créative – MEDIA, remporte la Palme d'Or à Cannes   

# INTERNET GOVERNANCE (IG)

  • GIP's WSIS Forum 2016 final report
  • Bringing together multiple stakeholders with and for GIPO

# ROBOTICS

  • DSM Blog: A Technology Readiness Level (TRL) dilemma in the Alps
  • # EBU
  • EBU and IBU sign exclusive media rights agreement until March 2022

# EU REGISTERS

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Motion for a resolution on transatlantic data flows - B8-2016-0623 - Axel Voss, Monika Hohlmeier, Michał Boni, Roberta Metsola, Esteban González Pons, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt on behalf of the PPE Group
  • Subject files - Accessibility of public sector bodies' websites - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection 
  • Answer - Reduced storage in IT products - E-002573/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • Background brief - Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council 30-31/05/2016
  • St 9039 2016 Init Commission Delegated Directive (EU) .../… of 19.4.2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders of electrical connections to temperature measurement sensors in certain devices - Intention not to raise objection to a delegated act
  • ST 8285 2016 INIT Draft COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the United States of America laying down the terms and conditions of the detailed rules for access by the United States of America to the Public Regulated Service provided by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme - Adoption
  • ST 8285 2016 ADD 1 Draft COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the United States of America laying down the terms and conditions of the detailed rules for access by the United States of America to the Public Regulated Service provided by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme - Adoption
  • St 8287 2016 Init Draft COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway laying down the terms and conditions of the detailed rules for access by the Kingdom of Norway to the Public Regulated Service provided by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme - Adoption
  • St 8287 2016 Add 1 Draft COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway laying down the terms and conditions of the detailed rules for access by the Kingdom of Norway to the Public Regulated Service provided by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme - Adoption
  • St 9243 2016 Init Presidency conference on quantum technology (Amsterdam, 17-18 May 2016) - Information from the Presidency
  • St 7448 2016 Rev 1 Mandate for Action 8.2 "Customs against Internet crime" (C@iC - extension of Action 7.3)" - approval
  • # EU COMITOLOGY
  • EGPC-16-06-8/9-01 Draft Agenda - European GNSS Programmes Committee
  • Draft Agenda Telecommunications Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance Committee (TCAM)
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