A common European data space - EUbusiness Week newsletter 826
EUbusiness Week 826 top stories: Talks launched for 'ambitious' EU-Australia trade deal; Brussels activates retaliatory duties on US imports; EU confirms deal on energy savings and governance; MEPs' copyright reform proposals cause Internet concern; Talks set to start on pan-European pension; Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid
Following up on the excitement over GDPR, EU negotiators provisionally
agreed this week the second half of the data equation, rules for the
free flow of non-personal data.
This is important because it will break down localisation barriers
blocking the free flow of data - thus helping businesses make full use
of cloud services, choose the most cost-effective locations for IT
resources and switch between service providers. It is important because
it will create 'a European data space for all types of data', and boost
the economy by an estimated growth of up to 4% GDP by 2020.
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1. Talks launched for 'ambitious' EU-Australia trade deal
EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem met with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm
Turnbull Monday to officially launch negotiations for a comprehensive
trade agreement between the EU and Australia.
EU launches trade talks with New Zealand
2. Brussels activates retaliatory duties on US imports
The EU's 'rebalancing measures' in response to US tariffs on steel and
aluminium came into effect Friday, targeting steel products,
agricultural goods and other products worth some EUR 2.8 billion.
3. EU confirms deal on energy savings and governance
EU decision-makers have reached agreement on a 32.5 per cent target for
energy savings by 2030, as well as a new instrument to help Member
States deliver on Europe's energy and climate goals.
4. MEPs' copyright reform proposals cause Internet concern
Plans to update EU copyright rules, including measures to monitor and
filter virtually all uploads to the Internet, backed by MEPs Wednesday,
have been termed a 'vote for mass internet censorship'.
5. Talks set to start on pan-European pension
EU states have asked the presidency to start negotiations with the
Parliament on a proposal for a pan-European pension product that would
make it easier for people to put money aside for their old age.
6. Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid
Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on
almost all their profits for about a decade, without any valid
justification, the Commission finds.
Malta birds: Malta has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law in
its adoption of a derogation regime to allow the trapping of seven
species of wild birds, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.
Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court
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Coordination of social security systems - Leave and flexible work for
parents and carers - Transparent and predictable working conditions -
Partnership Council meeting between EU and Armenia - Easier access to
professions - Posting of workers - mutual recognition of freezing and
confiscation orders - new rules for Eurojust - easier access to online
information and procedures - illegal competition practices in the
internal market - pan-European pensions - amendment of visa code - South
Pacific regional fisheries
Antitrust: Qatar Petroleum investigation - World Atlas of
Desertification - humanitarian aid to Uganda and Kenya, Sudan and South
Sudan - EU-New Zealand trade talks - free flow of non-personal data -
Energy Union - illegal Luxembourg tax benefits to Engie - US steel and
aluminium tariffs - EU Syria Trust Fund - DIGITAL4HER conference -
Article 50 negotiations - EU-Morocco partnership - Facility for Refugees
in Turkey - Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 - EU-Australia trade talks -
Artificial Intelligence impact
Further measures to curb use of antimicrobials - Future ACP-EU
partnership: MEPs agree on concrete objectives - Copyright: MEPs update
rules for the digital age - Energy Union: deals on efficiency targets
and governance - Asylum: deal to update EU fingerprinting database - EU
job-search aid worth EUR 9.9m for 1,858 former Air France workers
25 Jun: Foreign Affairs Council
25 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
25 Jun: Environment Council
26 Jun: European Week of bees and pollinators 2018 symposium
26 Jun: Workshop on Solvency II public disclosure
26 Jun: Webit.Festival Europe
28 Jun: Workshop on sailplane licensing requirements
28 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
28-29 Jun: European Council
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