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Improving roaming on public mobile telecommunications networks EN

12-05-2021 PE 662.637 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : This briefing finds that the Commission's impact assessment (IA) accompanying the regulation proposal (recast) on roaming is based on sound data and broad stakeholder consultations. Besides qualitative assessment, the IA presents also quantified estimates. The REFIT cost savings are only partially quantified. Further explanations would have benefited the analysis in the comparison of policy options.
Údair : ULLA-MARI TUOMINEN

Trans-European energy infrastructure guidelines: Updating the current framework EN

26-04-2021 PE 662.620 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : This briefing provides an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's impact assessment (IA) accompanying the above-mentioned proposal, adopted on 15 December 2020 and referred to Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). The proposal seeks to amend Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN E) with a view to ensure that the existing framework is consistent with, and contributes to, the new 2030 EU climate target, set out in COM(2020) 562, commonly known as the 2030 EU climate target plan, with the ultimate objective of achieving an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. climate neutrality) by 2050, and in line with the Commission communication on the European Green Deal, COM(2019) 640.
Údair : STEFANO VETTORAZZI

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - April 2021 EN

Sracfhéachaint
Achoimre : The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

First appraisal of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement by Policy Department A EN

Staidéar
Achoimre : “Agreements concluded by the Union are binding upon the institutions of the Union and on its Member States.” (Article 216(2) TFEU). According to the Case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), International law takes precedence over (secondary) EU law: “It should also be pointed out that, by virtue of Article 216(2) TFEU, where international agreements are concluded by the European Union they are binding upon its institutions and, consequently, they prevail over acts of the European Union (see, to this effect, Case C‑61/94 Commission v Germany [1996] ECR I‑3989, paragraph 52; Case C‑311/04 Algemene Scheeps Agentuur Dordrecht [2006] ECR I‑609, paragraph 25; Case C‑308/06 Intertanko and Others [2008] ECR I‑4057, paragraph 42; and Joined Cases C‑402/05 P and C‑415/05 P Kadi and Al Barakaat International Foundation v Council and Commission [2008] ECR I‑6351, paragraph 307)” . Arguably, acts adopted by bodies established by the EU-UK TCA could also enjoy primacy: “7 It follows [...] that decisions of the EEC-Turkey Association Council are measures adopted by a body provided for by the Agreement and empowered by the Contracting Parties to adopt such measures. 18 In so far as they implement the objectives set by the Agreement, such decisions are directly connected with the Agreement and, as a result of the second sentence of Article 22(1) thereof, have the effect of binding the Contracting Parties. 19 By virtue of the Agreement, the Contracting Parties agreed to be bound by such decisions and if those parties were to withdraw from that commitment, that would constitute a breach of the Agreement itself.
Údair : Andreas Huber at Al.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU industries EN

29-03-2021 PE 662.903 ITRE
Staidéar
Achoimre : The COVID-19 crisis has had a substantial impact on the EU27 economy and triggered unprecedented policy responses across Europe and the globe. With evidence on the effects on the EU industry manifested until the beginning of 2021, this report aims to address the following key issues: (1) impact of COVID-19 on the EU economy as a whole and across sectors; (2) impact on strategic value chains; and (3) necessary recovery measures to meet the needs of the EU industry. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
Údair : Jan Maarten DE VET, Daniel NIGOHOSYAN, Jorge NÚÑEZ FERRER, Ann-Kristin GROSS, Silvia KUEHL, and Michael FLICKENSCHILD

Renewable Energy Directive EN

18-03-2021 PE 662.619 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (the Renewable Energy Directive, RED II), established a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU and set a binding target of 32 % for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in the EU's gross final consumption of energy in 2030. It also established sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions savings criteria for biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels, and laid down rules on financial support to enhance renewable energy usage. The RED II is a recast of Directive 2009/28/EC (RED I), done as part of the 'Clean energy for all Europeans package'. In 2021 the European Commission will review the Directive with the aim to better adjust it to the European Green Deal objectives.
Údair : Anna ZYGIEREWICZ

Energy Efficiency Directive EN

15-03-2021 PE 662.615 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) was adopted in 2012 to promote energy efficiency across the EU and to help the EU to reach its (at least) 20 % energy efficiency target by 2020. In 2018, the EED was amended as part of the 'Clean energy for all Europeans package'. The amendments included raising the EU energy efficiency target to (at least) 32.5 %, to be achieved by 2030, among other things. The European Commission plans to submit its proposal for the revision of the EED in June 2021, with the aim of better adjusting the EED to the European Green Deal objectives and an increased climate ambition. Improvements will aim to achieve the objective for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Údair : Anna ZYGIEREWICZ

Roaming Regulation: EU Digital Single Market policy EN

15-02-2021 PE 662.599 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : The Roaming Regulation established the ‘Roam-Like-At-Home’ (RLAH) rule that mandated the end of retail roaming charges as of 15 June 2017 in the EU. The Regulation will be in force until 30 June 2022. In 2021, the European Commission would review the Regulation, assessing its effects and the need to prolong it. The analysis of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) shows that a regulatory intervention is still necessary to ensure the EU citizens can continue to benefit of the RLAH rule.
Údair : Anna ZYGIEREWICZ

Data Governance Act EN

12-02-2021 PE 662.608 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : The Commission is proposing a European Data Governance Act as the first of a series of measures envisaged in the 2020 European Strategy for Data. This initial appraisal of the Commission’s impact assessment on the proposal finds that the impact assessment traces a clear intervention logic, connecting problems and their drivers with specific objectives and policy options. The IA process appears to provide a reliable assessment underpinned by a mix of reliable qualitative and quantitative data and analysis. It is felt however that the IA as a self-standing document does not do justice to the considerable data collection and analysis effort that seems to be behind it and a true idea of the substantial process undertaken can only be had if the IA is read in conjunction with the underlying support study.
Údair : HUBERT DALLI

Improving the common level of cybersecurity across the EU EN

11-02-2021 PE 662.606 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : Drawing on the findings of an evaluation of the NIS directive, the IA generally seems to provide a clear and relevant analysis of the shortcomings of the existing NIS Directive and the available policy options for their improvement by a new legal act. It appears that the IA's assumptions are based on a thorough stocktaking exercise involving the consultation of a big number of stakeholders. The IA could however have explained in closer detail practical implications of the proposed initiative. It would have been useful if the IA had provided a fuller impact analysis particularly of potential economic costs and fundamental rights implications, as noted in the RSB opinion. Finally, the range of options assessed is limited to two in addition to the baseline. Given that the final outcome of the assessment is a significant revision of the existing legal framework, one might have expected a more granular formulation of policy options in the IA.
Údair : Vadim KONONENKO

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - December 2020 EN

Sracfhéachaint
Achoimre : The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events. regional development, cohesion policy, COVID19, WTO, budget control, budget, economy, international affairs, international law, Schengen governance, single market, European court of Auditors, energy.

Budget and staffing needs at the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) EN

31-10-2020 PE 658.177 ITRE
Staidéar
Achoimre : This study analyses the role, organisational structure, tasks and financial and human resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). ACER plays an important role in the development, integration and functioning of the electricity and gas systems and markets in the EU, and its responsibilities in these domains have since its establishment in 2011 substantially increased. Although its resources have also significantly grown, ACER is facing a structural budget shortage and had to deprioritise, delay or cancel some tasks in recent years. Collection of fees from 2021 should alleviate these limitations. ACER’s request for a higher budget appears reasonable and appropriate given its important contribution to major energy policy priorities, and the fact that its functioning seems efficient and effective.
Údair : Andrea DEMURTAS, João GORENSTEIN DEDECCA, Luc VAN NUFFEL and Koen RADEMAEKERS.

Commitments made at the hearings of the Commissioners-designate - von der Leyen Commission 2019-2024 EN

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Achoimre : This document provides links to all Briefings produced by the Policy Departments of the Directorate-General for Internal Policies and of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament, with salient points and essential commitments made by the Vice-Presidents and Commissioners-designates at their respective hearings before the European Parliament, in September-November 2019 and in October 2020. For an exhaustive list of all commitments made and positions taken by the candidates, the full verbatim report of each public hearing is available on the dedicated hearings website of the European Parliament, as are the written questions and answers.

COVID-19: List of the measures taken in relation to the ITRE remit May-June 2020 EN

13-07-2020 PE 652.726 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : This briefing summarises the recent measures taken by the European Commission on matters within the remit of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy in response to the urgent and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, while referencing relevant parts of the resolution of the European Parliament of 15 May 2020 on the new multiannual financial framework, own resources and the recovery plan.
Údair : MATTEO CIUCCI, Frederic GOUARDERES

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - July 2020 EN

Sracfhéachaint
Achoimre : The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Covid-19 Newsletter 2: Exit strategy EN

Briefing
Achoimre : As EU Member States embark on a cautious de-confinement path, the economy slides into recession and the question of the proportionality of public health-related measures and their economic consequences is increasingly present in the public debate. As long as a vaccine (or an effective treatment) for the Covid-19 disease is not found and deployed, post-Covid-19 societies will have to coexist with the virus, and find an equilibrium between the social constraints resulting from health protecting measures and the need to mitigate as much as possible a huge economic shock, which if not addressed adequately, could have unpredictable social and political consequences. The Covid-19 crisis has shown above all the importance of joint European action. Although public health is primarily the competence of the Member States, the European Parliament has called on the Commission and the Member States to act together and to rise to the challenge and ensure that the Union emerges stronger from this crisis. In particular, a differentiated but coordinated post-lockdown approach in the EU should be ensured, in order to avoid a resurgence of the virus. The present Covid-19 Newsletter focuses on the de-confinement strategies and EU measures to support the economic recovery. An update of ongoing Covid-19 related expertise work for the ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE and IMCO committees is provided at the end of this document.
Údair : AOIFE KENNEDY, Zsuzsanna LAKY, Adolfo BARBERA DEL ROSAL, MATTEO CIUCCI, Christina RATCLIFF, Dirk VERBEKEN

Energy-intensive industries EN

01-07-2020 PE 652.717 ITRE
Staidéar
Achoimre : Energy-intensive industries need to reach climate neutrality by 2050. This study describes the technologies available for the decarbonisation of the iron and steel, chemicals, refining and cement industries as well as the existing financial instruments. Technology and policy roadmaps are presented to help shape the Green Deal and enhance the transition to a climate neutral European industry.
Údair : JSander de BRUYN, Chris JONGSMA, Bettina KAMPMAN, Benjamin GÖRLACH and Jan-Erik THIE

Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence EN

15-06-2020 PE 652.713 ITRE
Staidéar
Achoimre : This study focuses on presenting the technological, impact and regulatory state of play in the EU, as compared to key competitor countries. This study also highlights industrial areas in which AI will bring significant socioeconomic benefits, before presenting a methodology for scrutinising the fitness of the EU policy and regulatory framework in the context of AI.
Údair : James EAGER, Mark WHITTLE, Jan SMIT, Giorgio CACCIAGUERRA, Eugénie LALE-DEMOZ

National COVID-19 contact tracing apps EN

15-05-2020 PE 652.711 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : While the coordination of cross-border interoperable COVID-19 contact tracing apps is a competence of the European Commission, their development is a national competence. This short briefing summarises the current efforts towards, functionalities of and technical decisions on the development of national COVID-19 apps, with a focus on the ongoing centralised vs. decentralised approach and the interoperability of different apps across Europe. All Member States and the Commission consider the interoperability of the apps and backend servers to be essential for the effective tracing of cross-border infection chains, especially for cross-border workers and neighbouring countries. Ultimately, this effort will support the gradual lifting of border controls within the EU and the restoration of the single market’s integrity.
Údair : MATTEO CIUCCI, Frederic GOUARDERES

COVID-19: List of the measures taken in relation to the ITRE remit - March-April 2020 EN

12-05-2020 PE 648.804 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : This briefing summarises the recent measures taken by the European Commission on matters within the remit of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy in response to the urgent and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, while referencing relevant parts of the resolution of the European Parliament of 17 April 2020 on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.
Údair : MATTEO CIUCCI, Frederic GOUARDERES

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - May 2020 EN

Sracfhéachaint
Achoimre : The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Covid-19 Newsletter 1 EN

Briefing
Achoimre : In its resolution of 17 April 2020, the European Parliament called on the Commission and the Member States to act together and to ensure that the European Union will emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis. This newsletter on COVID-19 aims to keep the ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE and IMCO committees updated about the main EU recent developments and responses to the current crisis.

The White Paper on Artificial Intelligence EN

02-04-2020 PE 648.773 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : On 19 February 2020, the EU Commission’s published the white paper 'Artificial Intelligence - A European approach to excellence and trust', together with the report 'The safety and liability aspects of AI' and the communication 'A European strategy for data', as part of a wide package on Artificial Intelligence. This briefing summarizes the main aspects of the white paper on Artificial Intelligence, which is currently undergoing a public consultation process open until 31 May 2020.
Údair : MATTEO CIUCCI, Frederic GOUARDERES

SME focus - Long term strategy for the European industrial future EN

19-03-2020 PE 648.776 ITRE
Staidéar
Achoimre : This study focuses on the role of SMEs in Europe’s long-term industrial strategy. It introduces the recent SMEs and digital strategies, together with the European Green Deal. The author recommends the rigorous application of the Think Small First principle in impact assessments for legislation and policy evaluations, the development of different strategies for different SMEs segments, arguing in favour of an SME policy, which mirrors the digital and green twin transition. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
Údair : Stephanus Johannes SMIT, Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services LLP

Europe - the Global Centre for Excellent Research EN

12-03-2020 PE 648.772 ITRE
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Achoimre : This paper summarises the study that analyses the EU’s potential to be a global centre of excellence for research as a driver of its future growth in a complex global science and technology (S&T) landscape, and how EU public resources, most notably its research and innovation Framework Programmes, can contribute to this.
Údair : Reinhilde Veugelers, Michael Baltensperger

Gealltanais a tugadh ag éisteachtaí na gCoimisinéirí ainmnithe - Coimisiún Von der Leyen, 2019-2024

Briefing
Achoimre : Is é atá sa doiciméad seo ná bailiúchán de phointí suntasacha agus de ghealltanais riachtanacha a thug na Leas- Uachtaráin agus na Coimisinéirí ainmnithe ag a n-éisteachtaí faoi seach os comhair Pharlaimint na hEorpa. Tá sé beartaithe leis uirlis phraiticiúil agus achomair a sholáthar daoibh chun a fháil amach faoin obair leantach agus na gníomhaíochtaí leantacha a dhéanfaidh an Coimisiún a bheidh ann amach anseo. Chun liosta uileghabhálach de na gealltanais uile a rinne na hiarrthóirí agus na seasaimh uile a ghlac siad a fháil, tá tuarascáil iomlán focal ar fhocal gach éisteachta poiblí ar fáil ar shuíomh gréasáin tiomnaithe na éisteachtaí 2019 de chuid Pharlaimint na hEorpa, mar aon leis na ceisteanna agus na freagraí i scríbhinn. Áirítear sa doiciméad seo aguisín ina bhfuil na gealltanais a tugadh ag éisteachtaí mhí Dheireadh Fómhair 2020.

Commitments made at the hearing of Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner-designate - Energy EN

22-11-2019 PE 638.435 ITRE
Briefing
Achoimre : The commissioner-designate, Kadri Simson, appeared before the European Parliament on 03 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs’ in the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: - Safe, secure and sustainable energy; - Empowering people and regions.
Údair : Francesca BELTRAME, Frederic GOUARDERES

Commitments made at the hearing of Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner-designate - Innovation and Youth EN

22-11-2019 PE 638.438 ITRE CULT
Briefing
Achoimre : The commissioner-designate, Mariya Gabriel, appeared before the European Parliament on 30 September 2019 to answer questions from MEPs’ in the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy and on Culture and Education. During the hearing, Ms Gabriel made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: - Education, research and innovation; and - Culture, youth and sport.
Údair : Katarzyna Anna ISKRA, Frederic GOUARDERES, PIERRE MARIE HERIARD

Commitments made at the hearing of Thierry BRETON, Commissioner-designate - Internal Market EN

22-11-2019 PE 642.340 ITRE IMCO
Briefing
Achoimre : The commissioner-designate, Thierry Breton, appeared before the European Parliament on 14 November 2019 to answer questions put by MEPs from the Committees on Industry, research and energy and Internal market and consumer protection. During the hearing, he made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to his portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to him by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: - The digital economy and society; - A future-ready European industry and single market; and - Defence industry and space.
Údair : Mariusz MACIEJEWSKI, Frederic GOUARDERES

Commitments made at the hearing of Margrethe VESTAGER, Executive Vice-President-designate - Europe Fit for Digital Age EN

22-11-2019 PE 642.342 ITRE IMCO ECON
Briefing
Achoimre : The commissioner-designate, Margrethe Vestager, appeared before the European Parliament on 8 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy, Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Economic and Monetary Affairs. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission and include a Europe fit for the digital age and competition.
Údair : Mariusz MACIEJEWSKI, Frederic GOUARDERES, Drazen RAKIC