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July Update: Tech and Telecoms

2 July 2018

What's on the agenda this month

by Leonie Hogervorst, EU Policy Analyst

July is the first month of Austria’s six-month Presidency of the Council of the EU, which gets a quiet start with summer recess starting towards the end of the month. 

If the calendar allows, Austria may however already lead trilogue meetings on the contracts for the supply of digital content proposal and the SatCab Regulation. Council also needs to move forward on the ePrivacy file, one of Austria’s key priorities during its Presidency. 

To find out more about the Austrian Presidency's priorities for the next six months, download our exclusive briefing.

Meanwhile Parliament will hold its final Committee vote on the Cybersecurity Act, after which trilogues with Council can start. Following a Committee vote on the controversial Copyright Directive in June, the report is expected to be taken to a plenary vote in July’s Strasbourg session. Furthermore, work kicks off on the consumer protection proposal and the proposal on fairness for business users of online platforms. 

The Commission will start preparing its Work Programme for 2019, but is not expected to launch any new proposals in the summer months.

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Leonie Hogervorst, Digital Policy Executive
Leonie Hogervorst
Digital Policy Executive

Leonie works in DeHavilland’s EU team, responsible for the portfolio in the area of digital and technology policy. She graduated in European Studies and Journalism and worked for several organisations active in EU policy in Brussels before joining DeHavilland in January 2016.