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2017 so far

  • The European Union’s “Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility” received a €60m top-up (December)
  • The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement to end unjustified geo-blocking (November)
  • The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament adopted its opinion on the Regulation on Online Broadcasting (“SatCab”) (November)
  • The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament adopted its opinion on the proposal for a directive on copyright (November)
  • The Commission adopted a Guidance Communication clarifying the provisions of the Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (November)
  • The European Commission launched a public “Evaluation of European Agenda for Culture” (October)
  • The European Parliament adopted the Preparatory Action "Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent" (October)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on “Fairness in platform-to-business relations” (October)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on “Fair taxation of the digital economy” (October)
  • The European Commission published a “Communication on Tackling Illegal Content Online - Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms” (September)
  • Estonia took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU (July).
  • The European Commission fined Google €2.42 billion for abusing its dominance in search (June)
  • The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its opinion on the proposal for a directive on copyright (June)
  • New roaming rules entered into force, allowing people who travel periodically to pay domestic prices for mobile internet (June)
  • The Council adopted new rules on the portability of digital services, allowing consumers who paid for online content services in their home country to access them when visiting another country within the EU. (June)
  • The European Commission published the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy (May)
  • The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament adopted its opinion on the proposal for a Regulation on  geo-blocking (April)
  • The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament published its draft report on the proposal for a directive on copyright (March)
  • The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament published its draft opinion on the proposal for a directive on copyright (March).
  • The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament published its opinion on the proposal for a Regulation on  geo-blocking (February).
  • The Proposal for a regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market was adopted by the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Member States (February).
  • The Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of the European Parliament published their respective draft opinions on the proposal for a directive on copyright (February).
  • The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) published an own-initiative draft report on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market (February).
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on Creative Europe (January).
  • The Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament published its opinions on the proposal for a Regulation on geo-blocking (January)
  • The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament published its opinion on the revised proposal for a directive on Audiovisual media services (AVMS) (January).
  • EC presented a package of digital initiatives on the data economy and privacy of electronic communications, and on the protection of personal data in international exchanges and new data protection rules for EU institutions (January).
  • Malta took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU (January).

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