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SECTORAL POLICIES................................................................................................. 4
Agriculture And Fisheries ................................................................................................................. 4

Defence and Security Policy............................................................................................................... 5

Energy and Environment ................................................................................................................... 6

Financial Services .............................................................................................................................. 8

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals ...................................................................................................... 8

Information and Communication Technology .................................................................................. 9

Media and Audiovisual works ......................................................................................................... 10

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

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CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES .................................................................................. 13


Competition ...................................................................................................................................... 13

Consumers ........................................................................................................................................ 13

Intellectual Property Rights ............................................................................................................ 14

International Trade.......................................................................................................................... 15

Research and Development .............................................................................................................. 16

Taxation ........................................................................................................................................... 17

Others................................................................................................................................................ 18

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SECTORAL POLICIES
Agriculture
And Fisheries
EP fisheries committee authorises deep-sea trawling, under conditions

Commissions report on organic farming

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Defence and
Security Policy
Parliament in favor of a strong EU defense policy ahead of December EU Summit

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Energy and
Environment
Commission issues guidelines to further reduce state aid to renewable
energy

Review of the Biofuel directives: no compromise on Land use impacts

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EU agreement on the ETS back-loading proposal

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Financial
Services
Adoption of rules for the portability of supplementary pension rights

Healthcare and
Pharmaceuticals
Member States permanent representatives endorses compromise on new
health programme 2014-2020

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Two reports released on antibiotic resistance

Information and
Communication Technology
Adoption of the regulation on Trans-European Telecommunication Networks

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Member States discussed cooperation on digital learning

Media and
Audiovisual works
Commission unveils revised rules on aid to cinema

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Transport
Commission launches investigations into shipping companies

European Parliament divided on mega trucks

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Commission allows airlines to offer 3G and 4G services on board

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CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES
Competition
Commission consults on modernising state aid trough better evaluation

Consumers
Commission to update low-value claims regulation

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Member States divided on made in labelling

Intellectual
Property Rights
EU agreement on collective management of copyright and licencing online

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International
Trade
EPs committee adopts the reciprocity mechanism for global public bids

2nd Round of EU-US negotiations for a transatlantic trade agreement

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Start of the EU-China negotiations for an investment agreement

Research and
Development
Parliament approves EUs Horizon 2020 research program

Adoption of a strategic plan for Smart cities

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Taxation
Tackling tax issues for multinationals

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Others
Improving gender equality in companies boardrooms

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