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|Commission and Member States to raise consumer concerns with app industry
Europe's "app economy" is booming. It employs over 1 million people and is expected to be worth €63bn in the next five years. At present over 50% of the EU online games' market consists of games advertised as “free”, although they often entail, sometimes costly, in-app purchases. Often consumers are not fully aware that they are spending money because their credit cards get charged by default. The European Commission is meeting on 27 and 28 February national enforcement authorities and large tech companies to discuss and find possible solutions to these consumer protection concerns.”
|Third Health Programme 2014-2020 adopted by the European Parliament
On 26 February the EP adopted the Commission proposal for the establishment of the third Health Programme 2014-2020. The next step in the procedure is the adoption of the programme by the Council.
|Health: European Parliament approves a revised EU Tobacco Products Directive
On 26 February, the European Parliament approved a revised EU Tobacco Products Directive. This new law strengthens the rules on how tobacco products are manufactured, produced and presented in the EU, and introduces rules for certain tobacco-related products. This Memo seeks to answer questions on what exactly will change once the revised Directive enters into force.
|Health: Global Health Policy Fora in 2014
The European Commission is organizing five Global Health Policy Fora in 2014. The events will bring together Commission DGs, the European External Action Service, the Member States, third country representatives, non-government organizations, industry representatives, as well as representatives of international organizations to exchange views on various topics in global health and maximize synergies between the different actors.
|Commission creates European Fund for minor uses of pesticides
According to the Commission’s recent report, there is a need to create a €350 000 European fund for minor uses of pesticides.