News from Brussels / Week 18 – 24 February 2017
Last week the European Commission published the annual review of the economic and social situation in the Member States within the framework of the European Semester. Meanwhile, the Council agreed on further measures to tackle tax avoidance at international level and discussed new ways to strengthen consumer protection cooperation in the digital age.
Digitization - let's make it happen
innovative ideas for the hospitality sector
The digitization megatrend is turning our lives and our markets on their heads. The wave of modernisation triggered by the digital revolution has rocked every single economic sector.
Every sector except hospitality, that is.
News from Brussels / Week 3 - 10 February 2017
Last week the Commission, the Council and the Parliament have reached an informal agreement on the portability of online content services, making it possible for all consumers to have access to their streaming services across the EU. They also found an agreement on the Structural Reform Support Programme. The Commission, meanwhile, has published the Environmental Implementation Review, showing that existing EU environmental legislation is not fully implemented, leaving a lot of potential unused.
News from Brussels / Week 7 – 13 January 2017
Last week the European Commissioners travelled to Malta to discuss the direction in which the EU will be heading in the next six months. Also, the Commission introduced legislative measures to update data privacy and to boost the single market of services, while the candidates for the European Parliament Presidency presented themselves in a TV debate.
News from Brussels / Week 12 - 16 December 2016
Last week the EU took one further step towards the abolition of roaming charges. The Parliament revised the rules of procedure and introduced new rules for lobbying. The Council supports the agenda on strengthening European farmers and together all three institutions made a pledge to give special priority to fast-track legislative work.