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Turning climate deal into action - EUbusiness Week newsletter 741


EUbusiness Week 741 top stories: Google hit by EU anti-trust charges over Android; EU votes in new rules for personal data protection; New public procurement changes come into force; Commission plans to digitise Europe's industry; EU to open up Europe's passenger railway market; Brussels earmarks EUR 8.7m for innovative businesses

Publisher's Note

Following today's signing of the Paris agreement on climate change in New York, the hard work on its ratification and implementation begins in each of the EU's 28 Member States. It could be a lengthy process.

The EU also has to demonstrate that it has the policies in place to meet its commitments - policies such as the Energy Union, and fostering an environment favourable to the future opportunities, innovation and job-creation that the transition to a low-carbon economy will bring.
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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness


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1. Google hit by EU anti-trust charges over Android

Google may have breached EU antitrust rules by 'abusing its dominant position' in the Android market and imposing restrictions on manufacturers and mobile operators, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
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2. EU votes in new rules for personal data protection

Euro-MPs have given the green light to new EU data protection rules aiming to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU.
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3. New public procurement changes come into force

Changes designed to open up the EU's public procurement market to competition and prevent 'buy national' policies by public authorities came into force on Monday.
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4. Commission plans to digitise Europe's industry

The Commission has set out plans to help European industry make the most of new digital technologies and to boost investment in the sector.
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5. EU to open up Europe's passenger railway market

The EU reached provisional agreement late Tuesday on opening up the EU market for domestic passenger rail transport, with the aim of boosting the quality of services and improving the performance of the rail sector.
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6. Brussels earmarks EUR 8.7m for innovative businesses

189 smaller European businesses are to benefit from a total of EUR 8.7 million of EU funding under the latest round of Horizon 2020 research funding for SMEs.
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Latest news from the European Court of Justice
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Rights of children in criminal proceedings - San Marino taxation agreement - Provisional deal on opening of railway market - Countering hybrid threats - Central African Republic military training mission - Council conclusions on Libya - Visit of President of Indonesia Joko Widodo - Declaration on Yemen - Mission Support Platform
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Commission Watch

Illegal fishing - Paris Agreement - Acquisition of Equens - European Agenda on Security - Visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine - EU-Turkey Agreement - Statement of Objections to Google - Fourth Railway Package - State of play of the economy - European Cloud Initiative - conditions for refugees in Greece - Investment Plan for Europe to Greece - EU supports Ecuador following deadly earthquake
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Parliament Watch

Fate of 10,000 missing refugee children - Turkey visa-free travel - defeating radicalisation - more innovative single market - energy market - EU passenger railway market - changes to firearms proposal - Female poverty - overfishing
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EU diary

25-27 Apr: EU-Latin America dialogue on raw materials
25-27 Apr: European Parliament Committee Meetings
27-28 Apr: Improving transparency in tobacco lobbying
27-29 Apr: European Parliament plenary session
28-29 Apr: Future of Open eGovernment Services
28 Apr: Reforming the regulation of professions
29 Apr: First Single Resolution Board conference
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Other news on EUbusiness this week

EU issues country warnings against illegal fishing 21-Apr
EU notes sharp decrease in refugees from Turkey 21-Apr
EU proposes visa-free travel for Ukraine citizens 21-Apr
EU looks to strengthen security cooperation 21-Apr
EU okays Worldline buy of Equens and PaySquare 20-Apr
EU scientists to benefit from 'European cloud' 19-Apr
EU agri-food trade continues to increase 18-Apr
Sustainable work and healthy ageing for all: campaign 17-Apr

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