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In this month's edition of Insight Brussels, our newsletter on key policy developments in the European Union, we discuss policy and regulatory changes, notably those related to energy, healthcare and ...

In this month's edition of Insight Brussels, our newsletter on key policy developments in the European Union, we discuss policy and regulatory changes, notably those related to energy, healthcare and taxation.

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    Insight Brussels December 2013 Insight Brussels December 2013 Document Transcript

    • .INSIGHTS BRUSSELS. .December 2013. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • SECTORAL POLICIES................................................................................................. 4 Agriculture And Fisheries ................................................................................................................. 4 Defence and Security Policy............................................................................................................... 5 Energy and Environment ................................................................................................................... 6 Financial Services .............................................................................................................................. 8 Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals ...................................................................................................... 8 Information and Communication Technology .................................................................................. 9 Media and Audiovisual works ......................................................................................................... 10 Transport ........................................................................................................................................... 11 INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES .................................................................................. 13 Competition ...................................................................................................................................... 13 Consumers ........................................................................................................................................ 13 Intellectual Property Rights ............................................................................................................ 14 International Trade.......................................................................................................................... 15 Research and Development .............................................................................................................. 16 Taxation ........................................................................................................................................... 17 Others................................................................................................................................................ 18 INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • SECTORAL POLICIES Agriculture And Fisheries EP fisheries committee authorises deep-sea trawling, under conditions  Commission’s report on organic farming INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  Defence and Security Policy Parliament in favor of a strong EU defense policy ahead of December EU Summit  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Energy and Environment Commission issues guidelines to further reduce state aid to renewable energy  Review of the Biofuel directives: no compromise on Land use impacts INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  EU agreement on the ETS “back-loading” proposal  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Financial Services Adoption of rules for the portability of supplementary pension rights  Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Member States permanent representatives endorses compromise on new health programme 2014-2020 INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  Two reports released on antibiotic resistance Information and Communication Technology Adoption of the regulation on Trans-European Telecommunication Networks INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  Member States discussed cooperation on digital learning Media and Audiovisual works Commission unveils revised rules on aid to cinema INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  Transport Commission launches investigations into shipping companies European Parliament divided on mega trucks  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Commission allows airlines to offer 3G and 4G services on board  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES Competition Commission consults on modernising state aid trough better evaluation  Consumers Commission to update low-value claims regulation     INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Member States divided on “made in” labelling  Intellectual Property Rights EU agreement on collective management of copyright and licencing online  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • International Trade EP’s committee adopts the reciprocity mechanism for global public bids  2nd Round of EU-US negotiations for a transatlantic trade agreement  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Start of the EU-China negotiations for an investment agreement Research and Development Parliament approves EU’s Horizon 2020 research program  Adoption of a strategic plan for Smart cities INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    •  Taxation Tackling tax issues for multinationals  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • Others Improving gender equality in companies’ boardrooms  INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013
    • INSIGHTS BRUSSELS December 2013