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Publié le 25-08-2016

Reforming the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services: Implementation Appraisal

25-08-2016

A set of legislative and non-legislative proposals to reform the regulatory framework for eCommunications is expected in September 2016. At the time of writing this briefing, the REFIT evaluation of the current framework was still ongoing and is likely to be published only together with the proposals. In the meantime, the results of the dedicated public consultation held by the European Commission in 2015 confirmed the framework's overall effectiveness in fostering competition and, to a certain extent ...

A set of legislative and non-legislative proposals to reform the regulatory framework for eCommunications is expected in September 2016. At the time of writing this briefing, the REFIT evaluation of the current framework was still ongoing and is likely to be published only together with the proposals. In the meantime, the results of the dedicated public consultation held by the European Commission in 2015 confirmed the framework's overall effectiveness in fostering competition and, to a certain extent, citizens' interests. The relevance and EU added value of the framework were also confirmed, as stakeholders agreed that some form of ex ante regulation of the sector would still be needed in the future to maintain competition. Conversely, the consultation together with other studies and publications analysing the framework's implementation indicated that results in terms of creating a true internal market for eCommunications remain mixed. In particular, market fragmentation can still be observed and a certain degree of inconsistency in the regulatory approaches followed by NRAs has been highlighted. Efficiency is another dimension where areas for improvement have been identified.

Digital Single Market: boosting e-commerce and combatting consumer discrimination in the EU. 8th Meeting of the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market

25-08-2016

This report summarizes the discussion during the 8th Meeting of the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market. It explains an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission and experts on the topic of boosting e-commerce and combatting consumer discrimination in the Digital Single Market. The proceedings were prepared by Policy Department A for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

This report summarizes the discussion during the 8th Meeting of the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market. It explains an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission and experts on the topic of boosting e-commerce and combatting consumer discrimination in the Digital Single Market. The proceedings were prepared by Policy Department A for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

Publié le 23-08-2016

Precarious employment in Europe: Country cases

23-08-2016

This note by Policy Department A gives a summary of the study "Precarious employment in Europe: Country cases". The study contains the results of eight country reviews carried out in the framework of the European Parliament study on Precarious Employment in Europe: Patterns, trends and policy strategies. The featured countries are Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

This note by Policy Department A gives a summary of the study "Precarious employment in Europe: Country cases". The study contains the results of eight country reviews carried out in the framework of the European Parliament study on Precarious Employment in Europe: Patterns, trends and policy strategies. The featured countries are Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Auteur externe

Andrea Broughton, Werner Eichhorst et al.

Precarious employment in Europe: patterns, trends and policy strategies

23-08-2016

This note by Policy Department A gives a summary of the study "Precarious employment in Europe: Patterns, trends and policy strategies". The study explores the risk of precariousness of different types of contract, using a set of indicators with a connection to quality of work. It finds that so-called "standard" contracts show the lowest risk levels, but have been continuously decreasing over the last decade. In the longer term they may be outnumbered by other types of employment relationships.

This note by Policy Department A gives a summary of the study "Precarious employment in Europe: Patterns, trends and policy strategies". The study explores the risk of precariousness of different types of contract, using a set of indicators with a connection to quality of work. It finds that so-called "standard" contracts show the lowest risk levels, but have been continuously decreasing over the last decade. In the longer term they may be outnumbered by other types of employment relationships.

Auteur externe

Andrea Broughton, Werner Eichhorst et al.

Publié le 22-08-2016

Review des élections européennes et nationales. Troisième actualisation

22-08-2016

La présente édition offre une troisième version actualisée de la Review des élections européennes et nationales, publiée en novembre 2014 par l'Unité de Suivi de l'Opinion Publique de la DG Communication. Cette Review était consacrée aux résultats des élections européennes de mai 2014 et à l'historique de 35 ans des élections directes du Parlement européen depuis 1979, ainsi qu'aux différentes élections nationales. Cette dernière actualisation porte en premier lieu sur les modifications intervenues ...

La présente édition offre une troisième version actualisée de la Review des élections européennes et nationales, publiée en novembre 2014 par l'Unité de Suivi de l'Opinion Publique de la DG Communication. Cette Review était consacrée aux résultats des élections européennes de mai 2014 et à l'historique de 35 ans des élections directes du Parlement européen depuis 1979, ainsi qu'aux différentes élections nationales. Cette dernière actualisation porte en premier lieu sur les modifications intervenues au sein du Parlement européen depuis la deuxième mise à jour de février 2016. Le lecteur trouvera également les résultats des élections qui ont eu lieu dans les États membres depuis l’édition du février 2016 : quatre législatives (ES, IE, CY et SK) et une présidentielle au suffrage universel direct (AT).

Publié le 10-08-2016

Economic Inequality

15-07-2016

This leaflet provides the main points on economic inequality and the take-home messages from the ECON/EMPL hearing on 21 June 2016 in an easy-to-read Q&A format, to make this topic more easily accessible to a wider audience. It has been prepared by the European Parliament’s Policy Department A on Economic and Scientific Policy.

This leaflet provides the main points on economic inequality and the take-home messages from the ECON/EMPL hearing on 21 June 2016 in an easy-to-read Q&A format, to make this topic more easily accessible to a wider audience. It has been prepared by the European Parliament’s Policy Department A on Economic and Scientific Policy.

Impact of Economic Inequalities on Job Creation and Growth

15-07-2016

This literature review provides an overview on the impact of economic inequalities on growth, and the up to now lesser studied impact on job creation, and gives summaries and citations of relevant papers on the subject. It has been prepared by the European Parliament’s Policy Department A on Economic and Scientific Policy.

This literature review provides an overview on the impact of economic inequalities on growth, and the up to now lesser studied impact on job creation, and gives summaries and citations of relevant papers on the subject. It has been prepared by the European Parliament’s Policy Department A on Economic and Scientific Policy.

Publié le 05-08-2016

Financial Services Liberalisation and TiSA: Implications for EU Free Trade Agreements

26-07-2016

With 23 participating countries, including all of the world’s largest financial centres, covering the vast bulk of global financial services trade, the TiSA negotiations on financial services trade are strategically important for the EU. They are likely to deliver commitments and rules, which go significantly beyond the GATS package negotiated over two decades ago – and to extend their umbrella to a greater range of countries. In addition, the level of market access commitments ultimately incorporated ...

With 23 participating countries, including all of the world’s largest financial centres, covering the vast bulk of global financial services trade, the TiSA negotiations on financial services trade are strategically important for the EU. They are likely to deliver commitments and rules, which go significantly beyond the GATS package negotiated over two decades ago – and to extend their umbrella to a greater range of countries. In addition, the level of market access commitments ultimately incorporated into TiSA will set a new benchmark and reference point for future EU FTA negotiations. Depending on the outcome of remaining negotiations, the TiSA may also establish influential new and consolidated texts on such matters as data transfer, forced localisation, source code, regulatory transparency, and domestic regulation.

Auteur externe

Andrew LANG and Leonie AMARASEKARA

Publié le 03-08-2016

India and China: Too Close for Comfort?

15-07-2016

India and China — two emerging Asian giants — have historically been polar opposites in many ways and relations between them have been tense. In recent years, however, their co-operation has been improving and they have signed numerous bilateral agreements. From the EU’s perspective, it is crucial to monitor the relationship between these strategic partners. Not only do these two emerging countries have the two largest populations in the world, but projections suggest that they will together account ...

India and China — two emerging Asian giants — have historically been polar opposites in many ways and relations between them have been tense. In recent years, however, their co-operation has been improving and they have signed numerous bilateral agreements. From the EU’s perspective, it is crucial to monitor the relationship between these strategic partners. Not only do these two emerging countries have the two largest populations in the world, but projections suggest that they will together account for a significant share of the world economy by the middle of the century. The EU must be able to meet the regional and even global challenges presented by the rise of China and India.

Publié le 02-08-2016

How the EU and Member States Manage Data Transparency and Accessibility on EU Funds

15-06-2016

The objective of this study is to identify factors that impact on transparency and accessibility in the EU and its Member States. Cases studies with reference to shared management have been carried out in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. A variety of funds in direct and indirect management as well as the European Development Fund are also part of the research. The periods under scrutiny are the Multiannual Financial Frameworks (MFF) 2007 – 2013 and in particular 2014 - 2020.Finally ...

The objective of this study is to identify factors that impact on transparency and accessibility in the EU and its Member States. Cases studies with reference to shared management have been carried out in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. A variety of funds in direct and indirect management as well as the European Development Fund are also part of the research. The periods under scrutiny are the Multiannual Financial Frameworks (MFF) 2007 – 2013 and in particular 2014 - 2020.Finally, the study concludes with evidence-based policy recommendations which can allow further data transparency and accessibility.

Auteur externe

Michèle Finck (LSE Enterprise), Katharina Ehrhart (LSE Enterprise) and Jorge Nunez Ferrer (CEPS)

Evénements à venir

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Hearings of Faurecia S.A. and the former Commissioner, Mr Günter Verheugen
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Hearing on the impact of economic developments in China
Audition - ECON
31-08-2016
ECON Public Hearing "Towards a definitive VAT system and fighting VAT fraud"
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