DIGITAL
DIGITAL: MEPs  adopt position on audiovisual domain, while Council puts finishing touches to its position

Brussels, 25/04/2017 (Agence Europe)Things are speeding up with regard to the revision of the rules on audiovisual services. The European Parliament’s culture committee adopted its position on Tuesday 25 April and the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU is expected to give its opinion on a new draft compromise, seen by EUROPE, on Wednesday 26 April.

The result of the vote in Parliament’s culture and education committee is quite close to what we announced in a previous issue (see EUROPE 11773). MEPs effectively rejected the compromise amendments to satisfy the ALDE...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 980
EU and Russia aim to improve relations

Brussels, 24/04/2017 (EDD)At a joint press point in Moscow, on Monday 24 April, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced their wish to improve relations between the EU and Russia.

Mogherini, who pointed out that Brussels and Moscow had worked on a strategic partnership in the past, said she...

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1953 - 2017

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-fourth anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11774 - 26/4/2017
SECTORAL POLICIES
DIGITAL: MEPs  adopt position on audiovisual domain, while Council puts finishing touches to its position
DIGITAL: Geo-blocking - MEPs postpone question of audiovisual services
MIGRATION: Refugees should be able to join labour market within two months of asylum application, MEPs say
MIGRATION: New proposals for Council to define concept of 'effective solidarity' in asylum field
MIGRATION: Hotspots are useful but an insufficient means of responding to numbers of migrants still stranded in Greece and Italy
CLIMATE: EU ministers lay groundwork for adaptation strategies adjusted to Paris Agreement
COHESION: Corina Creţu presents actions to improve communication of cohesion policy
COHESION: MEPs put up safeguards between Juncker Plan and ESI Funds
FISHERIES: Parliament fisheries committee wants protection for Mediterranean small-scale fishing
FISHERIES: Parliament fisheries committee endorses ICCAT recommendations
ENERGY: Parliament energy committee paves way for adoption of revised energy labelling
ENERGY: Study highlights key role of energy savings targets in transport
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
MONEY LAUNDERING: Fight against money laundering in Europe by no means won, says TI
TAXATION: 'Interest and royalties' directive – member states invited to take position on a Maltese compromise proposal
EXTERNAL ACTION
DEVELOPMENT: MEPs support EFSD for boosting investment in Africa
USA: EU still awaiting position of Trump administration on TTIP talks
UKRAINE: EU helps Ukrainian police prepare to host Eurovision fans
TURKEY: Johannes Hahn calls for reflection on new cooperation format with EU
INSTITUTIONAL
HUNGARY: European Commission looks at Hungarian case once again
BUDGET: United Kingdom succeeds in getting Council's vote on mid-term revision of multi-annual financial framework postponed
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
TURKEY: PACE reopens monitoring procedure against Turkey
COUNCIL OF EUROPE: PACE president Pedro Agramunt in hearing after his meeting with Bashar al-Assad
NEWS BRIEFS
ENVIRONMENT: New EU regulation restricting use of mercury adopted
JHA: Directive on protection of EU's financial interest adopted
MALDIVES: EU calls for investigation into brutal murder of human rights defender
SINGLE MARKET: Ministers definitively adopt Firearms Directive
DIGITAL: Formal adoption of new rules reorganising spectrum
DIGITAL: Scrapping roaming mobile costs in EU from mid-June
YEMEN: EU increases humanitarian aid by €116 million
CORRIGENDUM
INDUSTRY: ACEA press conference on impact of Brexit on car sector