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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

Publisher's Note

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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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Council Watch

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 Strategy
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Commission Watch

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
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Parliament Watch

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
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EU diary

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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