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    • Commission seals agreement with collaborative platforms

      Commission seals agreement with collaborative platforms

      The Commission has reached a landmark agreement with Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group and Trip Advisor on data sharing, allowing Eurostat to publish data on short-stay accommodations offered via these platforms across the Union, the EU press service reported. The agreement will for the first time permit access to reliable data about short-stay accommodation offered via these collaborative economy platforms, and will contribute to more complete statistics on tourist accommodation across Europe.

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    • Commission tables European Climate Law

      Commission tables European Climate Law

      As promised in its Work Programme for this year, the Commission tabled on 4 March the European Climate Law that along with the existing framework will help the EU to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This draft legislation is also in the core of the European Green Deal and aims as well to strengthen efforts on adaptation to climate change. 

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    • 2021 proposed to be the European Year of Rail

      2021 proposed to be the European Year of Rail

      The Commission proposed on Wednesday to make 2021 the European Year of Rail in order to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. A series of events, campaigns and initiatives during the year will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will highlight its benefits for people, the economy and the climate. The Commission's proposal now needs to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council.

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    • EU planning carbon border measures 'as soon as possible'

      EU planning carbon border measures 'as soon as possible'

      The European Union will propose carbon border measures as soon as possible to protect its industries from competitors in countries with less stringent climate policies, the bloc’s industry chief said on Thursday. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive, is planning to propose a carbon border mechanism in 2021, but on Thursday fielded a call from Spain to bring forward the proposal to the second half of this year.

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    • Shaping trustworthy digital future

      Shaping trustworthy digital future

      The Commission on Wednesday put on the table its new digital strategy taking into account the bigger challenges that lay ahead in this respect and issuing the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the European data strategy. The EU executive thus outlined its ideas for future actions demanding that Europe can set global standards on technological development while putting people first.

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    • European economy on a path of steady, but moderate growth

      European economy on a path of steady, but moderate growth

      The European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth, according to the Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published last Thursday by the Commission. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999. The forecast projects that Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) growth will remain stable at 1.2% in 2020 and 2021. For the EU as a whole, growth is forecast to ease marginally to 1.4% in 2020 and 2021, down from 1.5% in 2019.

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