Archive for category European Union Regulation
* Taiwan & New Zealand Sign FTA Taiwan signed its first FTA with a developed economy, New Zealand. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Connecting Europe Facility * EU – Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) The European Commission proposed a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for the Banking Union, which would complement the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). Please follow the link for more.
* Israel & Columbia Signed FTA 10 June 2013, Jerusalem Israel and Columbia signed a free trade agreement (FTA). Read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * New EU Open Data Rules 13 June 2013, Brussels The EU’s Parliament adopted the updated EU rules on the re-use of public sector information. The aim of the rules is to make it easier for businesses to obtain access and permission to re-use government-held information. Check here for more. Open Data website. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Investor Education Gateway 4 June 2013, Madrid IOSCO revealed its new website feature – the Investor Education Gateway. This online tool is an education initiative and aims to enhance the sharing of investor education information. Check here the new initiative. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * A Common European Asylum System 12 June 2013, Strasbourg EU adopted updated rules on asylum applications; these include common procedures, the creation of a basic set or rights for asylum seekers arriving in the EU and a proposal to stop transfers to member states struggling to cope with the number of asylum seekers and related responsibilities. Kindle read the press release here. DG Home Affairs website.
* SESAR – Single European Sky European Commission adopted a regulation establishing governance and incentive mechanisms to facilitate the effective and timely deployment of SESAR. SESAR is the EU’s project that aims at modernising the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. Please read more here and here. You can find more about SESAR here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * International Code of Direct Selling ICC released the revised International Code of Direct Selling which was developed in close co-operation with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA). Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) Liechtenstein became the first WTO member to ratify the amended version of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Read more here.
* Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) The Parliamentary Assembly – Union for the Mediterranean relaunched its cooperation objectives in the fields of infrastructure, education and training. Read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Trade Defense Instruments The European Commission is studying to improve the trade defense operations through anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties and expect that its proposals to become law next year. Cheek here for more.
——————————————————————————————————————————————–—* EU – Multinational Tax Info Exchange The EU’s six biggest members, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Poland have agreed to develop and pilot a major new multilateral tax information exchange program. Kindly follow the link.
* EU and Japan to Start Negotiation on FTA The EU and Japan are set to hold a summit within the month as a launch pad to talks that could lead to a major free trade deal. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU-Thailand FTA Negotiations to Start Soon The EU will start negotiations with Thailand on a free trade agreement soon. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU-Morocco Talks on FTA Begin The EU and Morocco begin talks on free-trade agreement. Please follow the link.
* Science and Technology Advisory Council The European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council. The Council is an independent and informal group of outstanding science and technology experts from academia, business and civil society from across the European Research Area. Check here please. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Key Enabling Technologies – KETs The Key Enabling Technologies, or simply KETs – nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – represent and exceptional importance for the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU. To assure and improve access to finance for investments in KETs, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Kindly find additional information here.
The European Union (EU) member countries signed an agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC). The Unitary Patent system will make obtaining a European Patent less complex and cheaper while ensuring legal certainty throughout the entire single jurisdiction. Read about UPC here and here.