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Commission proposal for more and better internet connectivity for all citizens and businesses

Thursday 15 September 2016

On 14 September, the European Commission proposed ‘an overhaul of EU telecoms rules with new initiatives to meet Europeans’ growing connectivity needs and boost Europe’s competitiveness. These proposals will encourage investment in very high-capacity networks and accelerate public access to Wi-Fi for Europeans.’ (Read the full press release here) The Commission proposes the so-called ‘Electronic…

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#BeActive – this week is the European Week of Sport

Thursday 15 September 2016

The European Week of Sport takes place at EU, national, regional and local level. Public authorities, the sport movement, civil society organisations, the private sector, grassroots initiatives and individuals are working together to inspire people to be more active. The Week is structured around four themes: education environment, workplace, outdoors, and sport clubs and fitness…

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EU copyright reform – First good step to empower creators – wrong way on cultural diversity

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Entertainment unions affiliated to UNI Global Union and its European region UNI Europa welcome the Commission’s proposal on “copyright in the Digital Single Market” as a constructive proposal for discussion with Parliament and Council to reform EU copyright rules. Trade unions applaud the Commission’s courage recognising the need to take legal measures that can empower…

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ESBG/UNI Europa Finance statement: Local banks are crucial for jobs

Tuesday 13 September 2016

UNI Europa Finance and the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) have published a joint statement outlining three pillars which existing and upcoming regulation should take into account. ESBG and UNI Europa Finance believe in strong retail, regional and responsible banking shaped by diversity of banking business models, proportionality of regulation and individual and…

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