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SECTORAL POLICIES................................................................................................. 3
Agriculture And Fisheries ................................................................................................................. 3

Defence and Security Policy............................................................................................................... 4

Energy and Environment ................................................................................................................... 4

Financial Services .............................................................................................................................. 6

Food and Beverage ............................................................................................................................. 7

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals ...................................................................................................... 7

Information and Communication Technology .................................................................................. 8

Media and Audiovisual works .......................................................................................................... 11

Transport ........................................................................................................................................... 11

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CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES .................................................................................. 14


Competition ...................................................................................................................................... 14

Consumers ........................................................................................................................................ 14

Intellectual Property Rights ............................................................................................................ 16

International Trade.......................................................................................................................... 16

Research and Development .............................................................................................................. 18

Taxation ........................................................................................................................................... 18

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SECTORAL POLICIES
Agriculture
And Fisheries
Common Fishery Policy: EU Parliament in favor of new fisheries fund

Common Agricultural Policy: 2013 direct aid cuts revised down to 2.45%

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Defence and
Security Policy
Report by the High Representative in preparation of the European Council

Energy and
Environment
Commission released a list of 248 priority infrastructure projects

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EU Parliament voted for impact assessment prior to any fracking activity

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Financial
Services
European Parliament suspends the bank-sharing agreement with the US

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Food and
Beverage
Members of the European Parliament pressure the Commission on
processed products labelling

Healthcare and
Pharmaceuticals
New rules on Tobacco products voted by the European Parliament

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First study on the cost of cancer carried out in the European Union

Information and
Communication Technology
EU Leaders set 2015 for the completion of the EU digital single market

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Delays in the adoption of the EU data protection regulation

Telecoms package raises EU stakeholder concerns

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. MEPs want to boost the use of cloud computing services

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Media and
Audiovisual works
Commission to restrict state aid for audiovisual works

Transport
European Commission presents nine transport priority corridors

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Mediterranean corridor (ports, road and rail)


Eastern Mediterranean corridor (ports and
road)
Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor (ports
and road)
Rhine-Alps corridor (ports and waterways)
Atlantic corridor (ports, waterways and road)
North Mediterranean Sear corridor (ports
and inland ports)
Rhine Danube corridor (waterways and road)

Baltic-Adriatic corridor (road and rail)


North Baltic Sea corridor (ports and rail)

4th Railway package: new procedure proposed for rolling stock certification

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Divergences between Member States on air passenger rights

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CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES
Competition
European Commission searches new competition schemes for internet
search engines

Consumers
Agreement on 2014-2020 Consumer Programme

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Parliamentary Committee in favour of product safety and market


surveillance package

Public consultation on improving cross-border consumer protection

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Intellectual
Property Rights
New rules for online products copyright

International
Trade
EU requests WTO panel against Russia on car recycling fees

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Council green-lights investment negotiations with China

EU and Canada reached political agreement on free trade deal

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Research and
Development
Innovation and research under the spotlight at European Council summit

Taxation
European Commission issues a proposal for a VAT standardization

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Commission asks France to abolish the discriminatory capital gains tax on


precious metals

European Digital Economy to go under scrutiny

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