IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 3 May 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY: 

  • EP Internal Market Committee calls for EU strategy on the collaborative economy +++ 
  • Innovation boosts sharing economy models like Uber or Airbnb - EPP Group supports the development of the collaborative economy in Europe +++ 

# E-COMMERCE: 

  • MEPs vote to lower VAT on e-books, aligning them with printed books - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ 
  • EPP: E-books and online newspapers to become cheaper - Favourable tax treatment for e-publications important boost to EU e-commerce +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - Online dispute resolution platform - benefits for consumers and businesses - E-001223/2017 +++ 
  • Résultats de l’investigation surprise de l’OCDE sur la sécurité des produits vendus en ligne (FR) +++ 
  • UK Research and analysis: Online search business survey +++ 

# E-GOVERNMENT

  • Report - EU eGovernment action plan 2016-2020 - A8-0178/2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

# SPECTRUM

  • Lack of ambition on EU spectrum reform will slow down the 5G ambition - Statement by ETNO and the GSMA

# BROADBAND

  • FTTH Council Europe organises a lunch debate about investments in 5G enabler infrastructure at the European Parliament

# DATA PROTECTION

  • EDRi: EU data protection watchdogs support stronger ePrivacy legislation
  • The European Digital Health Revolution - Digital Single Market Blog post by Stefan Buttigieg
  • EU Commission Answer - E-health and data collection - E-000577/2017

# DATA EXCHANGE

  • EU Commission Answer - Exchange of vehicle registration data between Member States in order to prevent cross-border insurance fraud - P-000806/2017

# COPYRIGHT

  • Deutscher Bundesrat: 355/17 | Stellungnahme der Europäischen Kommission zu dem Beschluss des Bundesrates zum Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt C(2017) 2577 final | 3. Mai 2017

# EBU

  • EBU celebrates World Press Freedom Day
  • EBU: Public Service Media are leading investors in European content

# MEDIA FREEDOM

  • EU support for media freedom – looking East: Turkey, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Russia - European Parliamentary Research Service

# FAKE NEWS

  • EU Parliament: World Press Freedom Day: fake news and how to spot it
  • EU Commission Answer - Fake news - P-000792/2017

# GERMANY

  • Bundeswirtschafts-Staatssekretär Machnig: „Den Mittelstand beim Einsatz von Smart-Data-Technologien unterstützen“
  • Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Zypries: Wichtiger Impuls zur Digitalisierung der Hörfunkübertragung
  • Deutsche Telekom: Digitalpolitik 2017-2021 – Digitale Agenda Reloaded?


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