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What are the key areas for digital change in the near future? And how can Europe make greater progress towards creating a Digital Single Market? These were the key questions covered by a high-level conference with senior speakers from policy, academia, business and think tanks organized by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) in Brussels on September 17th 2018. Featured topics of the conference were AI, 5G, IoT and cybersecurity policy – and what policies that should be front and centre as the EU gears up for new reforms. Moreover, it was discussed how countries in Europe can collaborate more to help best practices flow through Europe and push Europe-wide policy improvements.

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Events

The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) invite for the seminar to discuss the results of a new ECIPE study that shows which countries impose the highest and lowest level of restrictions in online platforms.  Program and registration.   Date: 2019-01-22 Location: ECIPE Office, 6th Floor, Avenue des Arts 40, 1040 Brussels

Date: 2019-01-22
Location: ECIPE Office, 6th Floor, Avenue des Arts 40, 1040 Brussels

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union and Polish Electricity Association invite for a high level debate with Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner, Climate Action & Energy and Mr Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment.  Program and registration link.   Date: 2019-01-22 Location: Residence Palace – […]

Date: 2019-01-22
Location: Residence Palace – Polak Room, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels

The European Commission organizes its annual workshop on fiscal policy, dedicated this year to “Fiscal policy in an uncertain environment”. The workshop will be a one-day event with high-profile speakers and discussants from academia and international institutions.  More information. Date: 2019-01-29 Location: European Commission, Charlemagne, Rue de la Loi 170

Date: 2019-01-29
Location: European Commission, Charlemagne, Rue de la Loi 170

Regulatory Affairs

The Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament  voted on Thursday 10 January 2019 on new compromises to be tabled to Plenary on the social pillar of the Mobility Package (on posting of drivers, on driving and rest time and on cabotage). These three files were rejected in Plenary in July and were sent […]


Romania exercises its first mandate at the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During her presentation, Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania, focused on priorities such as cohesion, which she believed to be a common European value, and stressed the need for unity within Europe. She also acknowledged that the Romanian Presidency was […]


Between 1st  of January and 30 June 2019, Romania will exercise its first mandate at the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union against a background of a European agenda marked by political developments and dossiers with a decisive impact on the future of the Union. More information.


Position papers, presentation, declarations

Joint Letter on Terrorist Content Online Regulation.


Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the digital services tax.


Single-Use Plastics Directive supplementary arguments to the Union’s position paper (SUPD). Link.


Reading

Lithuanian Hauliers on Mobility Package –  Mobility Package is a bad political deal. Moving EU. More Information


Romanian Presidency Priorities and Events information. Link. 


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