[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

quinta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2017

MEPs amp up pressure on Commission over digital trade

Tech and foreign policy: Bridging the gap
[European Parliament]
The European Parliament’s Trade Committee (INTA) will vote Thursday (23 November) on a set of demands for clearer rules on digital trade deals and a stop to barriers that hamper the operations of European companies outside the bloc.

“It’s a rapidly changing field and I think we have no time to lose to set up a strategy that we would like to see in relation to our trading partners,” Dutch Liberal MEP Marietje Schaake, the author of the Committee report, said in an interview.

The report is not legally binding, and the Commission has not announced plans to come out with such a strategy.

Schaake said there’s an urgent need for the bloc to agree on rules that guarantee European firms benefit from trade, and that safeguards citizens’ data protection rights.


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