Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Sections
You are here: Home Newswire Green light for EU-US data deal - EUbusiness Week newsletter 766

Green light for EU-US data deal - EUbusiness Week newsletter 766


02-12-2016

EUbusiness Week 766 top stories: Winter package to reform EU's energy system; Simpler VAT rules to boost European e-commerce; EU agrees end to geo-blocking barrier to online business; EU plans EUR 5 billion defence fund; WTO rules in EU's favour over U.S. support for Boeing; MEPs back cross-border portability for films

Publisher's Note

MEPs have given the final green light to a historic EU-U.S. data protection agreement, despite concerns over how keen President-elect Trump will be for its implementation.

The deal, which puts in place a high-level data protection framework for EU-US law enforcement cooperation, provides important safeguards and guarantees of lawfulness for data transfers. It should also help restore some trust in the U.S., which took a big hit following revelations of mass surveillance by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
More ...

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

PARTNER OFFER

Reach our global audience of business & political actors with your own mini-website on EUbusiness.com! - Send us press releases, blogs, guides, events & jobs - Details
- Partners: Email content direct to editor@eubusiness.com

1. Winter package to reform EU's energy system

The Commission outlined an extensive set of reforms to the EU's energy system Wednesday, with a view to maintaining competitivity in a global transition to clean energy.
More ...

2. Simpler VAT rules to boost European e-commerce

New rules covering the VAT environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU aim to help businesses buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
More ...

3. EU agrees end to geo-blocking barrier to online business

Ministers have agreed to ban 'geo-blocking' barriers to e-commerce which prevent online customers from buying products or services from a website based in another Member State.
More ...

4. EU plans EUR 5 billion defence fund

The Commission set out proposals Wednesday to strengthen Member States' joint defence capabilities, defence spending efficiency and a EUR 5 billion European Defence Fund.
More ...

5. WTO rules in EU's favour over U.S. support for Boeing

The EU won a major victory Monday in its battle over United States support for production of the Boeing 777X, as the WTO ruled the aid breached international trade rules.
More ...

6. MEPs back cross-border portability for films

MEPs have backed cross-border portability of online music, games, films and sporting events, allowing travellers to enjoy content while abroad in another EU Member State.
More ...

EUROPEAN LAW

German road toll: the Commission and Germany finally reached agreement Thursday on a solution to end a long-running legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany.
More ...
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
More ...

Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

European fund for sustainable development - Eurogroup transparency - EU-Georgia Association Council - Passenger ship safety - Aviation safety, EASA and drones rules - Support to young researchers - Geo-blocking - EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta - report on EU international cooperation and development - mainstreaming digital solutions and technologies in EU development policy
More ...
Council ...

Commission Watch

Regulation of commodities markets - Modernising VAT for e-commerce - Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition - 25 years of MEDIA programme - Education for children in emergencies - EU drone policy - European Defence Action Plan - Capacity mechanisms - Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant - Georgia Association Agenda - Investment Plan for Europe - Reducing food waste - Central Counterparties Recovery and Resolution
More ...
Commission ...

Parliament Watch

Commission code of conduct - EU budget 2017 approved - EU-US data protection deal - protection for small investors - investor protection rule - Watch online films anywhere in the EU - EU-Turkey relations - Orange the World
More ...
More ...

EU diary

5 Dec: European Parliament Committee Meetings
5 Dec: Eurogroup
5 Dec: Europe as a global actor
6-7 Dec: 2016 EU agricultural outlook conference
6 Dec: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
8-9 Dec: Justice and Home Affairs Council
8-9 Dec: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Council
6 Dec: Commission adopts monthly infringements package
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

Euro-MPs greenlight EU-US data protection agreement 1-Dec
Roaming: MEPs vote to cap network wholesale prices 30-Nov
EU refocuses investment plan following evaluation 29-Nov
CAP returns EUR 435m to European farmers 29-Nov

EUbusiness Community

PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY ON EUBUSINESS

Your own mini-website on EUbusiness.com - press releases, blogs, and events - branded with your logo and links

Jobs

Lawyer (Course Director) for European Private Law with special expertise in European Consumer Law, Academy of European Law
Policy Officer - Commerce Sector, UNI Europa
Information and Communication Officer, euRobotics
Policy Officer, European Defence Agency
Senior Editor, Practical Law EU, Thomson Reuters
More jobs ...

Press

Launch of Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit
Beacons of hope in gloomy winter package - FoEE
Retail and wholesale need skills for the modern age
Automotive industry joins forces on access to vehicle data
EU lifeline to coal could derail renewable energy transition
More press ...

Guides

EU drone policy
EU-U.S. Data Protection "Umbrella Agreement" Q&A
Central Counterparties Recovery and Resolution Proposal
Food waste in the EU - factsheet
More guides ...

Events

7 Dec, London: Doing Business in Iran Masterclass
1 Mar, France: European Fuel Cell Car Workshop
17 May, Hamburg: How to produce a winning proposal for Horizon 2020
21 Jun, Malta: EuroNano Forum 2017
More events ...

Publications

Manufacturing Discontent: Rise to Power of Anti-TTIP Groups
More publications ...

Links

VAT

 

Food Waste

 

Geo-blocking

 

More links
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 803
Education inequality persists
→ EUbusiness Week archive

The Week Ahead no. 370
2018 EU budget - paradise papers - rule of law in Malta, Poland - safer online buying - car safety

Subscription options