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Roam like at home - EUbusiness Week newsletter 789


EUbusiness Week 789 top stories: EU Parliament backs new carbon cuts; MEPs target fake news and illegal online content; Go-ahead for talks on mandatory EU lobby register; Brussels seeks mandate for Russia talks on Nord Stream 2; EU agrees plan for cheaper cross-border parcel delivery; Protecting workers from cancer-causing substances

Publisher's Note

The fight against mobile roaming charges was finally won this week. As of Thursday, you can call, send a text and browse the internet at the same conditions you enjoy in your home country, wherever in the EU you are travelling.

Launched ten years ago by then Commissioner Viviane Reding, the fight to end the charges was about more than cheaper calls. The most concrete and visible example of the advantages of the EU's digital single market was, as the now MEP says, about "freedom to travel, to feel at home, to no longer have to pay for crossing borders, but also to see the whole of Europe as home."
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Nick Prag
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1. EU Parliament backs new carbon cuts

The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris agreement on climate change following a debate on President Trump's announcement of U.S. withdrawal.
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MEPs vote in simpler energy efficiency labels

2. MEPs target fake news and illegal online content

Current laws regulating online platforms need to be updated for the digital age, the Parliament urged on Thursday, reflecting increasing public disquiet over fake news and illegal content.
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3. Go-ahead for talks on mandatory EU lobby register

Negotiations between MEPs, Commission and Council on a mandatory Transparency Register for EU lobbyists have been given the go-ahead by European Parliament political groups.
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4. Brussels seeks mandate for Russia talks on Nord Stream 2

The Commission has asked Member States for a mandate to negotiate with the Russia the key principles for the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
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5. EU agrees plan for cheaper cross-border parcel delivery

The EU Council has agreed its stance on a legislative proposal for cheaper parcel deliveries and convenient return options even to and from peripheral regions in the EU.
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6. Protecting workers from cancer-causing substances

Member States reached a general agreement Thursday to guarantee protection of more than 4 million workers from exposure to cancer-causing chemical substances.
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Gibraltar gaming: providing services by operators established in Gibraltar to persons established in the UK constitutes, in EU law, a situation confined in all respects within a single Member State, the EU's top court has ruled.
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Cancer-causing substances at the workplace - Moldova financial assistance - Passenger ship safety - Safer sea travel: digitalising passenger information - Inspections of ro-ro ferries - Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - Uniform format and security features for residence permits - End of roaming charges
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Commission Watch

2017 EU Terrorism Report - Joint statement by Department for Exiting EU and Commission - EU-Jordan relations - Eurostat figures: Consumer price levels in 2016, Euro area international trade in goods, Industrial production, Employment, GDP per capita - EUR 143m support for crisis in North East Nigeria - Infringement procedures: relocation against Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, Croatia for failing to fully enact EU rules on audit - End of roaming charges - Probe into Nike's, Sanrio's and Universal Studios' licensing and distribution practices - Partnership Framework on Migration - supervision of central counterparties (CCPs) - 30 years of 'Erasmus' exchanges
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Parliament Watch

The future of cohesion policy post-2020 - European Capitals of Culture for 2020-2033 - Simplifying energy labels for home appliances - Bureau working group on revision of list of expenses to be defrayed under the general expenditure allowance (GEA) - Multinationals could be required to disclose tax information
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EU diary

19 Jun: Single Market Forum - SIMFO
19-20 Jun: EU skills profile tool for 3rd country nationals
19 Jun: Foreign Affairs Council
19 Jun: Environment Council
19-22 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
20 Jun: International forum on women and trade
20-22 Jun: EU Sustainable Energy Week policy conference
20 Jun: Crowdfunding4Culture conference
21 Jun: High-level conference on migration management
22-23 Jun: European Council
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