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EU Public Policy March 13 Update

Council adopts EU rules on Medical Devices On March 7 2017, the Council of the EU adopted rules which would be contributing to the safety of medical devices in the EU. These rules comprise of two proposals, a Regulation on Medical Devices and a Regulation on Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The adopted rules will give … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy February 27 Update

European Parliament approves the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) The European Parliament’s plenary approved on February 15 2017 the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), concluding the ratification process of this deal in the EU. Once the agreement is also ratified by the Canadian side, it will enter into force provisionally. CETA … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy February 6 Update

Energy Union Progress Report The European Commission published on February 1 its second progress report on the State of the Energy Union. The updated Energy Union Roadmap was also issued, as well as the 5-dimensions of the Energy Union and the key indicators for progress on the Energy Union. According to the report, Europe is … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy January 23 Update

European Parliament Elects New President The European Parliament elected Antonio Tajani (European People’s Party, Italy) with 351 votes as the new President on January 17 for a two year and a half term. Furthermore, the European Parliament elected 14 Vice-Presidents, responsible for chairing debates when the President is absent as well as 5 Quaestors to deal … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy January 17 Update

Malta Taking Over the Rotating Council Presidency  The Presidency of the Council of the EU is rotating every six months among the EU Member States. The Presidencies are held by a group of three Member States which are rotating per semester. The Council’s Presidency is responsible to set up the agendas and to determine the … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy December 12 Update

EU Public Policy Comes to Capital Thinking Given the growing influence that global policy initiatives are having on the development of U.S. policy, our colleagues in Brussels will now bring boots-on-the-ground coverage of policy developments in EU to Capital Thinking. Council of the EU Agrees on WiFi4EU Initiative The EU 28 Member States Telecommunications Ministers met on … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy December 5 Update

EU Publishes Banking, Energy, and VAT Legislation In addition to our Washington legislative updates, Capital Thinking will now include EU legislative developments, covering updates from Brussels. The European Commission, responsible for proposing European legislation, published a number of legislative proposals last week. A package of reforms to strengthen the resilience of EU banks was published on November 23, … Continue Reading