Gender gap in EU's digital sector - EUbusiness Week newsletter 815
EUbusiness Week 815 top stories: Brussels unveils plan for sustainable finance; US steel move 'threatens thousands of European jobs'; Structural weakness holding back growth: EU reports; 1-hr deadline for tech giants to remove terrorist content; MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees; EU radio spectrum deal paves way for 5G
Marking International Women's Day, an EU report finds that despite the
fact that European women are better educated than men, the gender pay
gap remains, women are under-represented on company boards and
gender-stereotypical attitudes persist.
A welcome EU initiative is empowering women in the digital world. The
ICT sector offers highly skilled, well-paid jobs but fails to employ
many women. "Europe's future will be digital," says Commissioner Mariya
Gabriel: "Women and girls cannot be left out of the digital
transformation of our economy and our society. Our 'Women in digital
agenda' will be about enabling, empowering, encouraging and motivating
women and girls to close the gender digital divide."
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1. Brussels unveils plan for sustainable finance
The Commission unveiled a financial strategy to support EU climate and
sustainable development goals Thursday, with additional investments of
EUR 180 bn a year needed to achieve 2030 targets agreed in Paris.
Fintech plan to boost innovation in financial services
2. US steel move 'threatens thousands of European jobs'
The EU promised a 'firm and proportionate response' to possible US
import restrictions for steel and aluminium announced on 1 March, which
they say puts thousands of European jobs in jeopardy.
EU extends anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel
3. Structural weakness holding back growth: EU reports
The Commission published Wednesday its annual analysis of the economic
and social situation in the Member States, including progress in
implementing country-specific recommendations.
4. 1-hr deadline for tech giants to remove terrorist content
Tech giants Facebook and Google will be given one hour to remove
terrorist content from their social media platforms under tighter rules
on illegal content online.
5. MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees
The EU needs a long-term strategy to rebuild the bee population,
Europe's Parliament said as it called for more investment in protecting
bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers.
6. EU radio spectrum deal paves way for 5G
Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a provisional political
agreement on several important parts regarding the EU's new telecom
rules and radio spectrum policy.
Airline compensation: an airline operating only the first leg of a
connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of
the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top
court has ruled.
March 2018 infringements package: key decisions
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Insurance distribution: Council delays application of new rules - Tusk
meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar - Tusk meeting with President of
Georgia - Europol new Executive Director - Draft guidelines on framework
for future relationship with UK - Implementation roadmap for Permanent
Structured Cooperation (PESCO) - Circular Economy and the Plastics
Western Mediterranean fishing sector - International Women's Day -
Value-added tax on yachts - EC Court referrals: aviation security,
industrial waste in Croatia, hunting wild birds in Finland, Spain River
Basin Management Plans - sustainable finance - FinTech - March
infringements - Crowdfunding - priorities for Structural Reform Support
Programme - support for industrial regions - European Semester Winter
Package - EU-Tunisia cooperation - REACH
Budget MEPs approve EUR 2.1 million in EU aid for former tyre workers in
Germany - Brexit: Parliament to set out its vision for future EU-UK
relations - Murder of journalist Jan Kuciak: EP delegation visit to
Slovakia - International Women's Day 2018 - Migrants in Libya
12 Mar: Eurogroup
12-13 Mar: Competitiveness Council
12-15 Mar: European Parliament plenary session
13 Mar: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
15 Mar: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Council
15 Mar: Entrepreneurship outside the EU
15-16 Mar: The European Qualifications Framework
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