The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has published the International Roaming Benchmark Data Report (1 April 2017 – 30 September 2017). The new report shows that the roaming traffic increased considerably in the EU/EEA in summer 2017 compared to summer 2016.
In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The main deliverable of the HLEG was a report designed to review best practices in the light of fundamental principles, and suitable responses stemming from such principles.
The public consultation took place between 13 November 2017 and 23 February 2018. The aim of the consultation was to help assess the effectiveness of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news.
The Eurobarometer survey was conducted via telephone interviews early February in all EU Member States. Over 26.000 citizens were interviewed about their perception of fake news and their trust in news media sources. The first findings show a clear concern for the spread of disinformation online in Europe.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) provides basic capabilities that can be reused in any European project to facilitate the delivery of digital public services across borders and sectors. As the CEF programme comes to an end in 2020, it needs to be considered how these basic capabilities can be sustained in the long-term. This study assesses the most relevant and credible solutions to continue providing such capabilities.
On January 18th, 13 participants joined the European Commission and study team supporting the European Commission’s Review of the PSI Directive for a high-level discussion on the public-sector information re-use within the current legislative framework.
The first meeting of the Working Group on Future Parnerships explored how to increase the impact of European Research & Innovation (R&I) by improving synchronisation between public-private partnerships and national programmes.