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30/04/2015

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Commission launches public consultation on Database Directive

The Database Directive, adopted in 1996, aims at encouraging the development of databases through appropriate legal protection and the use of data. The Commission launches today a consultation to understand better how the Database Directive is used, to evaluate its impact on users and to identify possible needs of adjustment. Since the entry into force of the Directive, the database market, and more generally the role of data in the economy, has evolved. The Commission has recently presented several initiatives to boost the European data economy. 

Preparatory meeting on Digitising European Industry - European Platform of National Initiatives

In order to prepare the Autumn Roundtable and meeting of the European Platform of national initiatives, this meeting will gather the sherpas of the Roundtable representatives. Participation, at working level, is also welcomed of representatives of the ministry(ies) in charge of the digitalisation of industry, as well as where a national initiative for Digitising Industry is already in place, a representative of the national initiative, typically from industry or from the platform, of the European H2020 Public-Private Partnerships and of European Associations.

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the European Parliament's vote on the portability of online content

"I welcome today's positive vote of the European Parliament on the portability of online content across borders, following the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission at the beginning of the year. I warmly thank the European Parliament rapporteur Jean-Marie Cavada for his work in achieving this and look forward to final approval by Member States in the coming weeks."

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the general approach agreed in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

"I am pleased that the Council adopted today a general approach on the update of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. It is essential to have one common set of audiovisual rules across the EU and avoid the complication of different national laws. We need to take into account new ways of watching videos, and find the right balance to encourage innovative services, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech in a better way."

Workshop on the transformative effect of access and re-use of data for smart industries

This workshop represents an opportunity for data intensive industry sectors to have their say and provide their input on the challenges they face when trying to access and re-use data.