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22-07-2015 - 15:59
Extraordinary meeting of the ITRE Committee: Creation of a European Energy Union, Presentation by the Vice-President of the Commission for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic

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Presentations by the Luxembourg Presidency-in-office

22-07-2015 - 15:20
Luxembourg presidency

On 15-16 July, the ITRE Committee welcomed three representatives of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council - Mr Xavier Bettel (Prime Minister, Minister for Communications and Media), Mr Etienne Schneider (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economy) and Mr Marc Hansen (Secretary of State responsible for research) - for an exchange of views on the Presidency priorities that fall within the remit of the ITRE Committee.

Energy Union "Summer Package", European Research Policy: debate with Commissioners

22-07-2015 - 15:16

The "Summer Package" on Electricity Market Design and Retail Market was discussed by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy together with Commissioner Cañete on 15.07.15. The Committee also met with Commissioner Moedas on 16.07.15 to go over the state of play in European Research Policy and the Scientific Advice Mechanism, and look at upcoming initiatives in the areas of research, science and innovation.

Debate with Commissioners Cañete and Moedas

22-07-2015 - 14:53
Carlos Moedas

Carlos Moedas Miguel Arias Canete

On 15.07.2015, Commissioner Cañete discussed with ITRE Members on the Energy Union, especially focusing on the 'Summer Package' on Electricity Market Design and Retail Market. In addition, the ITRE Members welcomed Commissioner Moedas on 16.07.2015 to present the state of play in the European Research Policy, Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) and his next initiatives.

The Increasing Role of the EU's Culture, Education and Science Diplomacy in Asia

13-07-2015 - 11:17
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Luxembourg Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

INTA DEVE AFET BUDG CONT ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE PETI FEMM DROI TAXE SEDE ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 17-07-2015 - 11:20

The priorities of Luxembourg EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Luxembourg ministers in a series of meetings to be held during this week. (Read more)

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Cheaper mobile calls and open internet: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal

ITRE 30-06-2015 - 12:42

An informal deal to ban surcharges ("roaming fees") for making mobile phone calls, sending text messages or using the internet while abroad in another EU country from 15 June 2017 was struck by MEPs and EU ministers in the small hours of Tuesday morning. MEPs also inserted guarantees that all internet traffic is treated equally, without discrimination. To enter into force, this informal deal needs to be formally endorsed by the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers. (Read more)

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16-07-2015 - 09:10
ITRE Meeting
15-07-2015 - 15:09
ITRE Meeting

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J. Buzek

With reindustrialization as the overarching aim, the ITRE Committee will have four priority areas on which to concentrate.

First of all, we must ensure that EU’s legal and economic framework enables the European industrial sector to become more innovative. This will require adapting and mobilizing EU’s R&D and education programs to effectively respond to the actual needs of the industry.

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The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.

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