2018

  • The new audiovisual media services Directive entered into force (December)
  • European Parliament adopts its report on Horizon Europe, EU's future programme 2021-2027 for research & innovation  (December)
  • European Parliament’s budget and economic affairs committees adopt their joint position on InvestEU, confirming that the investment programme should support cultural & creative sectors (December)
  • Trilogue reaches an agreement on the satellite & cable Directive (December)
  • European Parliament adopts its position on the EU's future Multi-annual Financial Framework (2012-2027), including a proposed increase of the Creative Europe budget (November)
  • Member States reach an agreement on Brexit (November)
  • Sony’s buyout of EMI approved by European Commission (October)
  • MEP Silvia Costa published her draft report on the future Creative Europe programme 2021-2027, the EU's support programme for cultural and creative sectors (October)
  • EU Council endorsed a new EU customs action plan to combat infringements of Intellectual Protection Rights (September)
  • Sony’s acquisition of EMI Publishing notified to European regulators (September)
  • Copyright proposal adopted by the European Parliament goes to trilogue discussions (September)
  • Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker gives States of the Union speech ahead of EU elections in 2019 (September)
  • Apple's buyout of Shazam confirmed (September)
  • Launch of new EU prize: Music Moves Europe Talents Award (August)
  • EU fines Google for android antitrust violations (July)
  • European parliament moves to full debate in plenary on copyright reform (July)
  • Austria holds the Presidency of the Council: 1 July - 31 December 2018 (July)
  • The JURI Committee of the European Parliament votes on rapporteur's mandate in plenary on copyright package (June) 
  • European Parliament legal committee adopts package on proposed copyright directive (May)
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation enters into force (May)
  • Sony announces deal to buy 90% of EMI Music Publishing, triggering new merger procedure (May)
  • New EU budget proposed – culture set to get increase (May) 
  • EU launches detailed investigation to Apple’s purchase of Shazam due to competition concerns (April)
  • The European Commission proposed a regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (April)
  • The European Council adopted a new set of conclusions on the enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights in the EU (March)
  • The European Parliament adopted the geo-blocking regulation (March)
  • The European Commission published a package on Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy with new rules for digital business activities (March).
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on "The New European Agenda for Culture” (March)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on "Measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online” (March)
  • The European Commission published its new strategy for the Western Balkans (February)
  • The European Commission launched a stakeholders consultation on the "European Agenda for Culture” (February)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on the "Review of the SME definition” (February)
  • The European Commission officially launched the Preparatory Action "Music Moves Europe: Boosting European Music Diversity and Talent” (February)
  • The European Commission published a proposal on VAT rates (January)
  • Bulgaria took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU (January)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on "EU funds in the area of values and mobility" (January)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on "EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market" (January)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on future “Counterfeit and Piracy watch-List” (January)
  • The European Commission launched a public consultation on "SME VAT Package" (January)

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