Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Sections
You are here: Home Newswire EU boosts re-use of open data - EUbusiness Week newsletter 535

EU boosts re-use of open data - EUbusiness Week newsletter 535


17-06-2011

EUbusiness Week 525 top stories: Europe bids for time in Greek bailout 'quarrel'; EU votes EUR 210m for bacteria-hit farmers; Germany-Danish customs row rumbles on after talks; EU sets up anti-hacker team of IT security experts; Iceland rebuts European body's Icesave repayment deadline; Swedes turn cooler on joining eurozone: poll

This Week's Top Stories

1. Europe bids for time in Greek bailout 'quarrel'
2. EU votes EUR 210m for bacteria-hit farmers
3. Germany-Danish customs row rumbles on after talks
4. EU sets up anti-hacker team of IT security experts
5. Iceland rebuts European body's Icesave repayment deadline
6. Swedes turn cooler on joining eurozone: poll

Publisher's Note

Good to see the Commission encouraging greater exploitation of public data. Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week presented awards for two open data competitions for ideas for creative re-use of information held by the public sector.

European public bodies produce thousands of datasets every year - from how our tax is spent to the quality of the air we breathe - and these can be re-used in products such as car navigation systems, weather forecasts, and travel apps.

Commission plans for a further boost in this area, by revising the Public Service Information Directive, are welcome. Public data is a valuable source for innovation, and wider deployment and more effective use of digital technologies is in the interest of both consumers and business.
More ...

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

EUROFFICE

Euroffice, the UK's largest supplier of stationery and office supplies online, selling to the UK and Italy - have sold to over 220,000 small businesses and will not be beaten on price.
More ...

1. Europe bids for time in Greek bailout 'quarrel'

Europe on Thursday sought to buy time amid costly squabbling over a second bailout for Greece as Athens fought to stave off a bankruptcy that would place huge strain on the euro.
More ...
ECB tries to squash 'fruitless' EU plans for Greece

2. EU votes EUR 210m for bacteria-hit farmers

The European Union has approved EUR 210m in emergency aid for vegetable farmers hit by the fallout from the killer E. coli bacteria outbreak, despite opposition from Spain and France.
More ...
At least 39 dead from killer bacteria outbreak

3. Germany-Danish customs row rumbles on after talks

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle underlined Wednesday Berlin's objections to Danish plans for permanent customs checks at their internal EU border, after talks with his Danish counterpart.
More ...
Schengen enlargement to increase illegal migration: Europol

4. EU sets up anti-hacker team of IT security experts

The EU has set up a new anti-hacker team of cyber fire-fighters after a string of recent attacks, one of which saw 30 million euros' worth of carbon credits stolen.
More ...

5. Iceland rebuts European body's Icesave repayment deadline

Iceland disagrees with a European watchdog's three-month deadline to repay Britain and the Netherlands for compensation they shelled out to their citizens who lost money in the collapse of the Icesave bank.
More ...

6. Swedes turn cooler on joining eurozone: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Swedes are against the country joining the euro single currency and support for membership of the EU is also sliding, says the national statistics agency.
More ...

EUROPEAN CASE LAW

Bulgaria: a nepotism scandal in Bulgaria's judiciary has escalated as hundreds of judges demanded the dissolution of the top judicial body over its controversial appointment of a court chief.
More ...
Kosovo pledges to cooperate with EU organ trafficking probe
Latest Court of Justice judgements
Official Journal latest issues
EU Law ...

Caselex offers Supreme Court cases linked to Community law from national and European Courts. Free 30 day license for EUbusiness readers - thereafter at a special introductory discount of 20 per cent
Caselex trial ...

Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Commodities: French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for tighter controls on the speculators he blames for soaring food and energy prices threatening global growth.
More ...
EU mulls toughening sanctions on Syria
Macedonia expects progress in name row talks with Greece
EU hails Turkish poll victory, but Israel wary
Council ...

Commission Watch

Croatia: Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele says Croatia will not be subject to the same special monitoring that Bulgaria and Romania were after they joined the EU in 2007.
More ...
EU seeks final decision on Greek bailout July 11: Rehn
Commission ...

Euro-Parliament Watch

ECB: a key Parliament committee has announced its backing for appointing Italian central bank governor Mario Draghi's as the new head of the European Central Bank.
More ...
German MEP stripped of doctorate for plagiarism
Austrian, Serb nationalist parties in alliance deal
Also this week, Parliament in talks with Council and Commission outlined agreements on issues blocking a political agreement on new legislation on food labelling; the Internal Market Committee backed a deal on rules to better protect consumers and ensure clear common conditions for firms competing in the single market; and the Civil Liberties Committee said all EU citizens should have the right to know what information is being stored on them and for what purpose.
Parliament ...

EU diary

17 Jun, Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Affairs Council
20 Jun, Economic and Financial Affairs Council
20 Jun, Eurogroup meeting
22-23 Jun, European Parliament Plenary Session
23-24 Jun, European Council
27 Jun, Competitiveness Council
The Week Ahead
Long-term diary

RESOURCES

EU Law Firms
Summaries of EU Legislation
EU Decision-Making
Treaties of the European Union
Key EU Legal Terms

Other news on EUbusiness this week

Irish U-turn on Anglo Irish bonds sparks surprise 16-Jun

 

More than 8,000 E.Europe job-seekers arrive in Austria 16-Jun

 

China 'long-term investor' in European debt market 16-Jun

 

Eurozone inflation eases to 2.7% in May 16-Jun

 

EU voices deep 'dissatisfaction' on Russia food ban 15-Jun

 

EU approves Lactalis takeover of Parmalat 14-Jun
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 804
Tax dodgers under fire
→ EUbusiness Week archive

The Week Ahead no. 371
Digital culture - Solidarity Corps - Alpine Strategy - corporate bond markets - glyphosate petition - ECB bonds buying - online shopping - online TV and radio

Subscription options