UNIC policy update 07/11/2019


    European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

    29/10: The Observatory launches two major studies on how SMEs and young Europeans perceive IP - EUIPO

    The two EU-wide studies focus on the perceptions of IP among European citizens and are the second editions of the IP SME Scoreboard and Youth Scoreboard series, which were first released by the EUIPO in 2016.

    EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027

    24/10: Prime Minister Rinne and President-elect of the Commission von der Leyen discuss the finalisation of the EU’s next financial framework – eu2019.fi

    On 24 October, Prime Minister Antti Rinne and President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen met in Helsinki to discuss the finalisation of the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), i.e. the EU’s long-term budget (2021–2027), and the priorities of the next European Commission.

    EU Copyright Directive

    /10: Poland seeks annulment of Article 17 of the DSM Directive – EAO Newsletter

    On 12 August 2019, Poland’s application to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) seeking annulment of a provision in the recently adopted Directive 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The DSM Directive was adopted on 17 April 2019 and Poland’s action was brought on 24 May 2019. The application seeks annulment of two provisions under Article 17 of the DSM Directive concerning the liability of “online content-sharing service providers” for content uploaded by users.


    24/10: Get multinationals to disclose where they pay taxes, MEPs tell member states – European Parliament

    MEPs adopted a resolution urging member states to work on long-overdue rules obliging multinationals to disclose what taxes they pay in each country.

    European elections

    29/10: Final turnout data for 2019 European elections announced – European Parliament

    The official and final turnout of the 2019 European Elections is set at 50.66% (up 8.06 pp on 2014), following the publication all 28 final national turnout data.


    6-7 November: IMCO Committee meeting, Brussels

    6-7 November: JURI Committee meeting, Brussels

    11-12 November: ITRE Committee meeting, Brussels  

    21-22 November: Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, Brussels  

    1 December: European Commission comes into office (TBC)

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