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February Update: Digital

1 February 2019

What's on the agenda this month

by Jacopo Lange, Digital and Technology Policy Executive

Romania Presidency Briefing

February will be a busy month for the Digital and Technology sector with both the Romanian Presidency and the European Parliament pushing to complete as many files as possible before the European Elections

Find out what else to expect from the Romania Council Presidency in our exclusive briefing.

The month will start with the LIBE Committee consideration of Draft Report on Preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online on the 4th of February. Furthermore, a new trilogue on the directive on Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services will take place on the 12th of February. Both Parliament and Council hope to reach an agreement on the text in the next meeting in order to proceed to a Plenary vote in March. 

However, the star of the month is the EU Copyright Directive, now reaching its final showdown. Following the failure to reach an agreement between member states the and the cancellation of the ‘final’ trilogue on the 21st of January all eyes are on the Council, and in particular the Romanian Presidency, to finally break the impasse and bring the proposal to a vote before the end of this Parliamentary term.  

On the 7th of February the Commission will hold a stakeholder workshop on “5G Strategic Deployment Agenda (SDA) for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM)”, meanwhile the Council will hold a conference on the 26th and 27th of February “Criminal Justice in Cyberspace”.

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Jacopo Lange, Digital Policy Executive
Jacopo Lange
Digital Policy Executive

Jacopo focuses on Digital Economy, Technology, Retail and Education. Before joining DeHavilland he worked as a Blue Book Trainee in DG Trade at the European Commission, and as Project Coordinator for the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.