Europe should not fear data - EUbusiness Week newsletter 758
EUbusiness Week 758 top stories: Lobby register to be mandatory for all EU institutions; Brexit risk to Euro economy remains: ECB's Draghi; EU suspends sanctions against Colombia's FARC; EU opens probe into LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger; Germany in EU dock over road toll plan; Counterfeit goods seized in EU up 15 pct in 2015
As we head inexorably towards an 'Internet of Things', where our every
move is monitored, the huge amount of data collected from us presents
businesses with big opportunities to sell us more things relevant to our
It also presents legislators with a big challenge to ensure transparency and privacy in the use of our data. But we should not be afraid of data, Commissioner Ansip told the Digital Assembly in Bratislava this week. It can provide the basis for "Europe's digital future and prosperity, driving competitiveness and economic growth".
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1. Lobby register to be mandatory for all EU institutions
The Commission proposed Wednesday that its 'Transparency Register'
evolve into a mandatory system covering all EU institutions -
Parliament, Council and Commission.
2. Brexit risk to Euro economy remains: ECB's Draghi
The eurozone economy has been resilient to global and political
uncertainty, particularly to the UK's Brexit vote, European Central Bank
chief Mario Draghi told Euro-MPs Monday, but risks to the economic
3. EU suspends sanctions against Colombia's FARC
The EU suspended sanctions against the FARC guerrilla movement Tuesday,
following the Colombian government's signing of a peace agreement with
FARC a day earlier.
4. EU opens probe into LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger
The Commission is to investigate whether the proposed merger between the
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse would reduce competition in
several financial market infrastructure areas.
5. Germany in EU dock over road toll plan
Germany was referred Thursday to the EU Court of Justice over its plan
to introduce a road charging scheme for private vehicles (PKW-Maut)
which, according to the Commission, is discriminatory.
6. Counterfeit goods seized in EU up 15 pct in 2015
Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more
counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year - an increase of 15 per
cent, according to new figures.
September infringements: in its September monthly package of
infringement decisions, the Commission is pursuing legal action against
EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Statement on the passing away of former Israeli President Shimon Peres -
Environment Council agenda - Competitiveness Council agenda - Brussels
Conference on Afghanistan - EU suspends sanctions against the FARC
Eurostat treatment of PPPs - UK referred to Court for failure to protect
marine species - Tunisia partnership - mandatory Transparency Register -
Implementing EU-Turkey Statement - temporary internal border controls -
exports of dual-use items - access to European Structural and
Investment Funds for businesses - International Skating Union
eligibility rules - new Head of Representation in Ireland
Cleaner cars: type-approval rules - Paris climate agreement - MEPs
reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts - future of Jewish communities in
Europe - Transparency register - possible suspension of structural funds
for Spain and Portugal - Colombia's peace deal referendum - End of
roaming safeguards - visa requirements for Ukrainians - Panama papers
3-6 Sep: European Parliament plenary session
3-4 Sep: European Nuclear Energy Forum plenary meeting
4-5 Sep: Brussels conference on Afghanistan
6-7 Sep: EU Compass Forum on mental health and well-being
6-7 Sep: Madrid Forum
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