EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc. (Archive)

ScotGov:  Mackerel agreement reached ~ Defra:  Mackerel agreement & support for fisheries affected by Russian ban

BIS:  Business Secretary to put steel top of Brussels agenda ~ ScotGov:  Steel talks

techUK:  London tops ranking of best EU capital cities for digital entrepreneurs

Information Commissioner's Office:  Alert to help cross border privacy enforcement

End in sight for mobile phone “roaming” fees and unequal internet access ~ BIS:  EU holiday boost to British tourists – cheaper holiday calls and tougher consumer protection

Reform of European electoral law: vote postponed

Juncker Commission adopts second annual Work Programme ~ FCO:  Foreign Office Minister responds to EU Commission Work Plan 2016 ~ No time for “business as usual”: Commission’s 2016 work programme

Germany and Austria acting in compliance with Schengen Borders Code ~ Western Balkans Migration Route: Leaders Agree on 17-point plan of action ~ Migration: Debate on Turkey, Balkans, funds and borders with Tusk & Juncker ~ EC grants additional emergency funding to Greece ~ EU provides €365.5m to support Southern Mediterranean countries ~ EC increases co-financing for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism ~ Migration debate: the real divide ~ Budget 2016: Parliament adds extra funds for migration and competitiveness ~ Conciliation to start on 2016 EU budget

EASO: Sex Trafficking of women

New report highlights crucial role of EU customs authorities in fighting against counterfeit goods

MEPs adapt package travel rules to the digital age

Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Switzerland

Council deal on automatic exchange of tax rulings is a “missed opportunity” ~ EU & Liechtenstein sign deal on automatic exchange of tax data

MEPs ask EC to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud

A further step towards comprehensive EU data protection

A deeper & fairer Single Market: EC boosts opportunities for citizens & business

EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

Air quality: MEPs approve new national caps on pollutants ~ EC welcomes Member States' agreement on robust testing of air pollution emissions by cars

Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

Report on Financial Structures details structural changes in the euro area

Mass surveillance: EU citizens' rights still in danger, says Parliament

Develop satellite tracking of aircraft to improve safety & security, urge MEPs

Drones: guidelines for rules on commercial & recreational use and safety

New guidelines: EC helping Member States with public procurement issues

European Parliament adopts EC proposal to improve transparency of the shadow banking sector

EU and African civil society is ready to cooperate in tackling the refugee crisis

Belarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities

New Ways to Engage: The Potential of Voice Technology in the Public Sector