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Posted on01-12-2021
The NIS2 Directive: A high common level of cybersecurity in the EU
Briefing 01-12-2021
The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity, and its specific aim was to achieve a high common level of cybersecurity across the Member States. While it increased the Member States' cybersecurity capabilities, its implementation proved difficult, resulting in fragmentation at different levels across the internal market. To respond to the growing threats posed with digitalisation and the surge in cyber-attacks, the Commission has ...
ASEAN: Economic indicators and trade with EU
At a Glance 01-12-2021
The economies of most ASEAN countries contracted due to the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Three of them, however, (Brunei, Myanmar/Burma and Vietnam) still managed to grow in terms of GDP, although at a much slower rate than in previous years. Despite the fact that the value of trade in goods declined by 10 % to €189 billion, the ASEAN countries remain an important partner for the EU, collectively representing 5 % of the EU’s overall trade in 2020, ranking in sixth place after ...
Towards a joint Western alternative to the Belt and Road Initiative?
Briefing 01-12-2021
Since the People's Republic of China (PRC) launched its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy project has drawn widespread criticism, including for challenging the traditional model of multilateral infrastructure financing. Western-led bilateral and plurilateral infrastructure and connectivity initiatives designed as alternatives have remained fragmented and have been dwarfed in scope and scale by a geographically and thematically rapidly expanding ...
EU action plan for the social economy: Pre-legislative synthesis of national, regional and local positions on the European Commission's initiative
Briefing 01-12-2021
This Briefing forms part of an EPRS series which offers a synthesis of the pre-legislative state-of-play and advance consultation on a range of key European Commission priorities during the latter's five-year term in office. It seeks to summarise the state of affairs in the relevant policy field, examine how existing policy is working on the ground, and identify best practice and ideas for the future on the part of governmental organisations at all levels of European system of multilevel governance ...
Posted on30-11-2021
Prospects for EU economic recovery [What Think Tanks are thinking]
Briefing 30-11-2021
Uncertainty is growing over the recovery of the European economy from the recession generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The European Commission has painted an optimistic growth scenario in its most recent forecast, with the economy expected to expand by 5 per cent and 4.3 per cent in 2021 and 2022 respectively. However, an increasing number of analysts see the potential for growth dampened by new restrictions in the run-up to Christmas this year given a fourth/fifth wave of the pandemic currently ...
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01-12-2021 09:00
Public Hearing on Naiades III
The TRAN Committee will hold a public debate on the "Naiades III - Strategic Tools for Sustainable Inland Waterways Transport within the EU" which will examine the major elements of the new programme and its implications for the sector. Specifically, experts could discuss how the proposed measures could contribute to reaching the economic and environmental objectives of the programme.
01-12-2021 10:00
ECON-LIBE public hearing on anti-money laundering
On Wednesday 1st of December from 10:00 to 12:00, ECON and LIBE Committees will have a joint public hearing on anti-money laundering, with 2 panels.
01-12-2021 10:30
Hearing on Improving correct application of IPR online through design
On 1 December 2021, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on "Improving correct application of IPR online through design". At this hearing, experts will be invited to reflect on the question whether a correct application of IPR online could be improved through IPR data management and the use of new technologies such as Blockchain.
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