2018 SO FAR

  • 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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