EU Copyright Directive
13/02: Agreement reached on digital copyright rules – European Parliament
Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to a deal reached on copyright rules which also contains safeguards on freedom of expression.
13/02: EU copyright rules adjusted to the digital age – European Council
The EU is amending its copyright legal framework to make it fit-for-purpose in today's digital environment. Representatives of the Romanian presidency of the Council reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a draft directive that introduces changes to existing EU copyright rules as part of creating a true EU digital single market.
13/02: Digital Single Market: EU negotiators reach a breakthrough to modernise copyright rules – European Commission
The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission found a political agreement to make the copyright rules fit for digital era in Europe and bring tangible benefits to all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, cultural heritage institutions, and citizen.
EU Platform-to-Business Regulation
14/02: Online platforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses – European Parliament
EU lawmakers agreed on a set of measures to halt unfair practices in the digital market. More than a million EU enterprises trade via platforms to reach their customers.
14/02: Questions and answers – EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices – European Commission
EU Elections 2019
18/02: First seat projections for the next European Parliament – European Parliament
Parliament released the first seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, for the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament.
Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU
12/02: Romanian EU Council Presidency: Presenting a united front – The Parliament Magazine
The Romanian EU Council Presidency comes at a time of multiple challenges for Europe, writes Claudia Ţapardel.
19-20 March: EP Creative Week
25 March: EU SatCab Directive - European Parliament plenary sitting
25-28 March: EU Single Use Plastics Directive - European Parliament plenary sitting
8-12 April: EUIPO Working Group meetings