UNIC Policy update 09.08.2016


    Digital Single Market
    02/08: Time for reflection - but also time to build the Digital Single Market – Andrus Ansip blog
    Commissioner Andrus Ansip argues that DSM should be seen as the blueprint for Europe’s social, economic and industrial future. The Commission will aim to finalise all remaining DSM initiatives by the end of 2016.
    28/07: Digital single market: No extra tax burden for SMEs, insists Commission – The Parliament Magazine
    The Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip stated firmly that EU plans to create a digital single market will not impose additional tax burdens on small businesses. In 2017, the Commission will also table plans for a VAT simplification package designed to support the growth of SMEs and to make it easier for them to trade across borders.

    European Film Funds
    02/08: Funding for film and TV content in Europe rocketed by 13.4% between 2010 and 2014 –European Audiovisual Observatory
    European Audiovisual Observatory releases up-date of its landmark Film Funding Report that analyses extensive European film and TV financing economic data for the period 2010 – 2014.

    Paramount case
    26/07: Commission accepts commitments by Paramount on cross-border pay-TV services –European Commission website
    The European Commission has made commitments offered by Paramount legally binding under EU antitrust rules. These address the Commission's concerns regarding certain clauses in film licensing contracts for pay-TV between Paramount and Sky UK.

    27/07: President Juncker appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Negotiator in charge of the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU – EC website
    03-04/09: Venice European Film Forum, session on the future of cinema on 04/09

    Last modified on 26-10-2016