The document outlines the achievements of the last four years of the mandate and what remains to be done to realise the ambitions set for a stronger and more resilient Union and to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.
After the ECJ invalidated the former EU-US Privacy Shield, businesses who operate cross- border have been waiting to get another EU-US Adequacy decision which will enable a sound legal basis for cross- Atlantic data flows.
In her State of the Union address in September 2022, President von der Leyen announced the revision of Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payments in commercial transactions. This measure is one of the measures that will be put in place to put an end to the culture of late payments. An essential aspect is the lack of transparency, and the creation of an Observatory is one of the main measures of this project.
On February 15th 2023, , the European Commission decided to refer Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia and the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to transpose EU rules on open data and the re-use of public sector data (Directive EU 2019/1024, referred to as the Open Data Directive) into national law.
On 18 October 2022, the European Commission adopted its 2023 Commission work programme setting out the next steps in its bold and transformative agenda in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, rising energy prices and the knock-on effects on the economy, while defending Europe’s democratic values and pursuing our long-term goals and interests.
In a letter unveiled on March 3, the US Tech representative organisation CCIA is urging the European Parliament and Member States to focus on getting a global European approach in the DSA, rather than national initiatives.
On November 6, 2020, the DG Grow H1 unit of the European Commission organised a webinar on Late Payments. One of the major aims of this webinar was to help the Commission to assess the scope and data needs for setting up an EU observatory on Late Payments.