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MSLGROUP Insight Brussels November 2013

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Presenting our monthly alerts on key EU policy developments affecting our clients and prospects. …

Presenting our monthly alerts on key EU policy developments affecting our clients and prospects.
Connect with our team in Brussels to help you and your clients navigate through the policy landscape of Europe's capital and to address any of these EU-related policy issues.@MSL_Brussels

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  • 1. .INSIGHTS BRUSSELS. .November 2013.
  • 2. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 SECTORAL POLICIES.................................................................................................3 Agriculture And Fisheries .................................................................................................................3 Defence and Security Policy...............................................................................................................4 Energy and Environment...................................................................................................................4 Financial Services..............................................................................................................................6 Food and Beverage .............................................................................................................................7 Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals ......................................................................................................7 Information and Communication Technology..................................................................................8 Media and Audiovisual works ..........................................................................................................11 Transport...........................................................................................................................................11
  • 3. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES.................................................................................. 14 Competition ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Consumers ........................................................................................................................................ 14 Intellectual Property Rights ............................................................................................................ 16 International Trade.......................................................................................................................... 16 Research and Development.............................................................................................................. 18 Taxation ........................................................................................................................................... 18
  • 4. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 SECTORAL POLICIES Common Fishery Policy: EU Parliament in favor of new fisheries fund Common Agricultural Policy: 2013 direct aid cuts revised down to 2.45% Agriculture And Fisheries
  • 5. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Defence and Security Policy Report by the High Representative in preparation of the European Council Energy and Environment Commission released a list of 248 priority infrastructure projects
  • 6. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 EU Parliament voted for impact assessment prior to any fracking activity
  • 7. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Financial Services European Parliament suspends the bank-sharing agreement with the US
  • 8. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Food and Beverage Members of the European Parliament pressure the Commission on processed products labelling Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals New rules on Tobacco products voted by the European Parliament .
  • 9. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 First study on the cost of cancer carried out in the European Union EU Leaders set 2015 for the completion of the EU digital single market Information and Communication Technology
  • 10. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Delays in the adoption of the EU data protection regulation Telecoms package raises EU stakeholder concerns
  • 11. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 . MEPs want to boost the use of cloud computing services
  • 12. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Media and Audiovisual works Commission to restrict state aid for audiovisual works Transport European Commission presents nine transport priority corridors
  • 13. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Baltic-Adriatic corridor (road and rail) North Baltic Sea corridor (ports and rail) Mediterranean corridor (ports, road and rail) Eastern Mediterranean corridor (ports and road) Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor (ports and road) Rhine-Alps corridor (ports and waterways) Atlantic corridor (ports, waterways and road) North Mediterranean Sear corridor (ports and inland ports) Rhine Danube corridor (waterways and road) 4th Railway package: new procedure proposed for rolling stock certification
  • 14. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Divergences between Member States on air passenger rights
  • 15. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES Competition European Commission searches new competition schemes for internet search engines Consumers Agreement on 2014-2020 Consumer Programme
  • 16. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Parliamentary Committee in favour of product safety and market surveillance package Public consultation on improving cross-border consumer protection
  • 17. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Intellectual Property Rights New rules for online products’ copyright International Trade EU requests WTO panel against Russia on car recycling fees
  • 18. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Council green-lights investment negotiations with China EU and Canada reached political agreement on free trade deal .
  • 19. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Research and Development Innovation and research under the spotlight at European Council summit Taxation European Commission issues a proposal for a VAT standardization
  • 20. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013 Commission asks France to abolish the discriminatory capital gains tax on precious metals European Digital Economy to go under scrutiny
  • 21. INSIGHTS BRUSSELS November 2013