Protection of personal data – European Commission #europa,european #commission,institutions,news,calendar,organisation,commissioners,president,recruitment,contact,services,european #union,eu


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Protection of personal data

In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of data protection rules in the EU .

On 4 May 2016, the official texts of the Regulation and the Directive have been published in the EU Official Journal in all the official languages. While the Regulation will enter into force on 24 May 2016, it shall apply from 25 May 2018. The Directive enters into force on 5 May 2016 and EU Member States have to transpose it into their national law by 6 May 2018 .

The objective of this new set of rules is to give citizens back control over of their personal data, and to simplify the regulatory environment for business. The data protection reform is a key enabler of the Digital Single Market which the Commission has prioritised. The reform will allow European citizens and businesses to fully benefit from the digital economy.

Whenever you open a bank account, join a social networking website or book a flight online, you hand over vital personal information such as your name, address, and credit card number.

What happens to this data? Could it fall into the wrong hands? What rights do you have regarding your personal information?

Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data.

Under EU law, personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose. Furthermore, persons or organisations which collect and manage your personal information must protect it from misuse and must respect certain rights of the data owners which are guaranteed by EU law.

Every day within the EU, businesses, public authorities and individuals transfer vast amounts of personal data across borders. Conflicting data protection rules in different countries would disrupt international exchanges. Individuals might also be unwilling to transfer personal data abroad if they were uncertain about the level of protection in other countries.

Therefore, common EU rules have been established to ensure that your personal data enjoys a high standard of protection everywhere in the EU. You have the right to complain and obtain redress if your data is misused anywhere within the EU.

The EU’s Data Protection Directive also foresees specific rules for the transfer of personal data outside the EU to ensure the best possible protection of your data when it is exported abroad.

Article 29 Working Party on Data Protection

The Article 29 Working Party, composed of representatives from all EU Data Protection Authorities, the EDPS and the European Commission, was set up under the Directive 95/46/EC. It has advisory status and acts independently.


24/09/2017

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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont


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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont merger

The Dow logo is seen on a building in downtown Midland, Michigan, in this May 14, 2015 file photograph. Rebecca Cook/File Photo

(Reuters) – Dow Chemical and DuPont won the blessing of the European Union for their $130 billion merger on Monday by agreeing to sell substantial assets including key research and development activities.

The European Commission had been concerned that the merger of two of the biggest and oldest U.S. chemical producers would leave few incentives to produce new herbicides and pesticides in the future. The deal is one of a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the industry and consolidate six companies into three.

Asset sales would ensure competition in the sector and benefit European farmers and consumers, the Commission said.

“We need effective competition in this sector so companies are pushed to develop products that are ever safer for people and better for the environment,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

“Our decision today ensures that the merger between Dow and DuPont does not reduce price competition for existing pesticides or innovation for safer and better products in the future.”

The two other big deals in the industry are ChemChina’s [CNNCC.UL] $43 billion bid for Syngenta and Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.

Dow and DuPont said they were still on target for $3 billion in cost synergies and $1 billion in growth benefits.

The deal is still to be approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada, but the companies said they were confident of clearance in all remaining jurisdictions.

“This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded companies,” Dow spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra said in an email.

The EU approval may be a sign that U.S. regulators would follow suit because the agencies have traditionally coordinated on reviews and remedies for large multinational mergers, said Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute non-profit group.

However, any required asset sales would likely reflect antitrust concerns in the local marketplace.

“In the U.S. there are very high shares in corn and soybean seeds. We would expect those problems to be significant enough for enforcers in the U.S. to remedy them,” Moss said.

Weighty Decision

DuPont products are shown for sale in a hardware store in National City, California, December 9, 2015. Mike Blake/File Photo

The 1,000-page decision underlined the significance of the merger. In return for the EU green light, DuPont will divest large parts of its global pesticides business, including its global research and development organization.

The unit makes herbicides for cereals, oilseed rape, sunflower, rice and pasture and insecticides for insect control for fruits and vegetables.

Dow, in turn, will sell two acid co-polymer manufacturing facilities in Spain and the United States, as well as a contract with a third party through which it buys ionomers. The company has already found a buyer in South Korea’s SK Innovation.

“The main surprises here are the inclusion of the pesticides and the exclusion of any kind of seed assets,” Bernstein analysts wrote in a note. The analysts also said they had expected EU to be concerned about the concentration of seed sales, and that they would require Dow to divest its corn seeds business.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference after Dow Chemical gained conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $130 billion merger by agreeing to significant asset sales, one of a trio of mega mergers that will redraw the agrochemicals industry, in Brussels, Belgium March 27, 2017. Yves Herman

“We see the required divestments here as smaller than we originally expected, due to the exclusion of seed assets”.

Antitrust experts said the regulator’s demand to sell large swathes of R editing by Robin Emmott/Keith Weir/Sriraj Kalluvila

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10/09/2017

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Renewable energy – European Commission #energy, #european #commission, #european #union, #eu


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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

Overview

Renewable energy can be produced from a wide variety of sources including wind, solar, hydro, tidal, geothermal, and biomass. By using more renewables to meet its energy needs, the EU lowers its dependence on imported fossil fuels and makes its energy production more sustainable. The renewable energy industry also drives technological innovation and employment across Europe.

2020 renewable energy targets

The EU’s Renewable energy directive sets a binding target of 20% final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. To achieve this, EU countries have committed to reaching their own national renewables targets ranging from 10% in Malta to 49% in Sweden. They are also each required to have at least 10% of their transport fuels come from renewable sources by 2020.

All EU countries have adopted national renewable energy action plans showing what actions they intend to take to meet their renewables targets. These plans include sectorial targets for electricity, heating and cooling, and transport; planned policy measures; the different mix of renewables technologies they expect to employ; and the planned use of cooperation mechanisms .

A new target for 2030

Renewables will continue to play a key role in helping the EU meet its energy needs beyond 2020. EU countries have already agreed on a new renewable energy target of at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU as a whole by 2030 as part of the EU’s energy and climate goals for 2030 .

On 30 November 2016, the Commission published a proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive to make the EU a global leader in renewable energy and ensure that the 2030 target is met.

Support schemes for renewables

Public interventions such as support schemes remain necessary to make certain renewable energy technologies competitive. To avoid distorting energy prices and the market however, these schemes should be time-limited and carefully designed. The EU has issued guidance on support schemes to help governments when they design or revise support schemes.

Progress reports

Every two years, the EU publishes a renewable energy progress report .

The 2017 report states that the EU as a whole achieved a 16% share of renewable energy in 2014 and an estimated 16.4% share in 2015. The vast majority of EU countries are well on track to reach their 2020 binding targets for renewable energy.

This report was published in February 2017 alongside the Second State of the Energy Union report.

Transparency Platform

Under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission must keep a ‘transparency platform’. This allows public access to national and Commission documents relating to renewable energy.


06/09/2017

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Email Mailing Lists of Travel Agencies in USA, EU – UK

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  Examples of Businesses listed in the American Travel Agencies Directory:-

Email List of Travel Agencies contains more than 16 thousand internet contacts in that niche. The list is the ultimate source of contacts which can lead you to endless number of clients. The list contains thousands of unique contacts coming from travel services and agencies as well as tourism guides in the northern America. The contact information is complete with site URLs, companies’ full names and addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. There are no other directories having a gigantic yet affordable list of profitable contacts in the line of travel. For those who’re looking to grow their list of clients, bring in more profit or advertise products and services, they’re invited to have a look at the various segments of information provided by the Email List of Travel Agencies. Overall, the list is comprised of more than 15,000 unique contacts, with around 8,500 of them coming from tourism companies, 7,770 from site URLs, 15,000+ from email addresses, read more at Database Directory Marketing Lists

There are several core functions and role of travel agencies. For one, clients can book any tourism packages or even cruises without being charged for it. Two, travel agents are equipped with specific software to detect price differences between one tourism package to the next, so this allows clients to book for the cheapest available rates without compromising on their requirements and the quality of services. Three, these agencies are aware of delayed or cancelled travel schedule, so anyone can book a last minute vacation and still able to go to their dream destination. Four, clients are able to book a package and request for additional perks later on with ease. This is because tour agents are allowed full access to information about amenities and the dates where vacancies for accommodation are available. Five, tour operators and agencies know the in-depths of travelling in various different countries, so they can inform you about what to prepare before their clients start their vacation journey. Note:  See our New Australian List at http://travelagencies-aus.com

Why Email List of Travel Agents is Good for Your Hospitality Industry

Hospitality industry is one such industry that needs constant patronage of visitors for it to remain successful. Hotels, tours companies, game parks, amusement parks, conference centers, guest resorts, museums, etc, do offer services to travelers across the globe.

When it comes to local tours, there is significant number of travelers who make direct bookings. However, when it comes to international travels, agents hold a near-monopoly. Therefore, it would make sense for any businessperson in the hospitality industry to build up a business link with travel agents in order to get a favorable consideration when it comes to receiving preferential bookings. See the Database Directory and Marketing List for further details.

In the hospitality industry, the higher the bookings, the bigger the premium received. Therefore, it would be important for a businessperson in the hospitality industry to maintain contact with as many agents as can be possible. Yet, this contact can be so erratic resulting into breakage of important links if not well organized through a compiled email list of travel agents. This list of travelagents ensures that your are able to manage communications such that no travel agent feels left out or neglected for such a frustrated sales lead could easily dry up cutting off essential revenue flow.





04/08/2017

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Email Mailing Lists of Travel Agencies in USA, EU – UK

#uk travel agents
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  Examples of Businesses listed in the American Travel Agencies Directory:-

Email List of Travel Agencies contains more than 16 thousand internet contacts in that niche. The list is the ultimate source of contacts which can lead you to endless number of clients. The list contains thousands of unique contacts coming from travel services and agencies as well as tourism guides in the northern America. The contact information is complete with site URLs, companies’ full names and addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. There are no other directories having a gigantic yet affordable list of profitable contacts in the line of travel. For those who’re looking to grow their list of clients, bring in more profit or advertise products and services, they’re invited to have a look at the various segments of information provided by the Email List of Travel Agencies. Overall, the list is comprised of more than 15,000 unique contacts, with around 8,500 of them coming from tourism companies, 7,770 from site URLs, 15,000+ from email addresses, read more at Database Directory Marketing Lists

There are several core functions and role of travel agencies. For one, clients can book any tourism packages or even cruises without being charged for it. Two, travel agents are equipped with specific software to detect price differences between one tourism package to the next, so this allows clients to book for the cheapest available rates without compromising on their requirements and the quality of services. Three, these agencies are aware of delayed or cancelled travel schedule, so anyone can book a last minute vacation and still able to go to their dream destination. Four, clients are able to book a package and request for additional perks later on with ease. This is because tour agents are allowed full access to information about amenities and the dates where vacancies for accommodation are available. Five, tour operators and agencies know the in-depths of travelling in various different countries, so they can inform you about what to prepare before their clients start their vacation journey. Note:  See our New Australian List at http://travelagencies-aus.com

Why Email List of Travel Agents is Good for Your Hospitality Industry

Hospitality industry is one such industry that needs constant patronage of visitors for it to remain successful. Hotels, tours companies, game parks, amusement parks, conference centers, guest resorts, museums, etc, do offer services to travelers across the globe.

When it comes to local tours, there is significant number of travelers who make direct bookings. However, when it comes to international travels, agents hold a near-monopoly. Therefore, it would make sense for any businessperson in the hospitality industry to build up a business link with travel agents in order to get a favorable consideration when it comes to receiving preferential bookings. See the Database Directory and Marketing List for further details.

In the hospitality industry, the higher the bookings, the bigger the premium received. Therefore, it would be important for a businessperson in the hospitality industry to maintain contact with as many agents as can be possible. Yet, this contact can be so erratic resulting into breakage of important links if not well organized through a compiled email list of travel agents. This list of travelagents ensures that your are able to manage communications such that no travel agent feels left out or neglected for such a frustrated sales lead could easily dry up cutting off essential revenue flow.





20/03/2017

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