UNIC policy update 19/12/2018


    EU Broadcasting Directive

    13/12: Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to facilitate access to online TV and radio content across borders – European Commission

    The negotiators of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, have reached a political agreement on the proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes.

    EU Budget

    12/12: EU budget 2019 approved: focus on the young, innovation and migration – European Parliament

    After Council formally approved the conciliation agreement with Parliament on the 2019 budget on 7 December, Parliament approved the budget on Wednesday by 451 votes to 142, with 78 abstentions. It was then signed into law by President Antonio Tajani.

    Digital Taxation

    13/12: MEPs agree on new rules to tax digital companies’ revenues – European Parliament

    The plenary proposed widening the scope of the directives on taxing digital businesses operating in the EU.

    Copyright Enforcement

    07/12: Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List – EUIPO

    The European Commission has published its long-awaited Counterfeit and Piracy Watch-List.

    EU Elections

    07/12: European Parliament aims to reverse voter apathy with new election awareness campaign – The Parliament Magazine

    The European Parliament has launched a new campaign designed to boost voter turnout in the elections next May.

    Gender Balance

    10/12: EU actions progress -Women in Digital – European Commission

    This factsheet gives an overview of all key issues related to the trend in participation of women in the digital sector and the EU actions in progress to address them.

    Recent Studies

    EAO - Brexit: The impact on the audiovisual sector - December 2018

    EAO - YouTube and Facebook together net over 50% of the online video advertising market - December 2018


    14/15 January: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive