UNIC policy update 17/03/2021


    International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

    08/03: UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme: Call for applications open - UNIC

    UNIC is delighted to announce that the call for applications for the 5th edition of the UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme is now open.

    COVID-19: EU response

    10/03: European Commission raises further €9 billion under SURE via second issuance in 2021 – European Commission

    The European Commission has issued a €9 billion single tranche bond due in June 2036 under its EU SURE programme to protect jobs and workers, and to mitigate the severely negative socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

    09/03: Parliament adopts InvestEU programme for strategic and innovative investments – European Parliament

    MEPs adopted the new InvestEU programme, which will mobilise public and private investments and guarantees simplified access to financing.

    09/03: Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of InvestEU – European Commission

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's vote, confirming the political agreement on InvestEU reached in December 2020.

    03/03: Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on the updated approach to the fiscal policy response to the coronavirus pandemic – European Commission

    01/03: Senior MEP voices concern over role EU regions will play in Coronavirus recovery plan – The Parliament Magazine

    Specifically, Ferber, a German member, accuses EU Member States of failing to comply with the Parliament’s demand that cities and regions are fully consulted about the way the flagship plan is put into practice at local level.

    Digital tax

    10/03: Better cooperation between national authorities on taxation of digital trading – European Parliament

    MEPs recommended changes to draft legislation aiming to trace and tax the sales that people make through online platforms more effectively.


    11/03: State aid: Commission approves €1.1 billion Polish scheme to further support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak – European Commission

    The European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion (PLN 5 billion) Polish scheme to support companies in various sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak.


    17 – 18 March: IMCO Meeting

    18 March: Transparency of content moderation – EAO Webinar

    23-26 March: EUIPO working groups

    23 March: Rebuilding Europe: what happens next? Conference

    May 2021: Porto Social Summit