EU bulletin 19th December 2015 Protecting EU're privacy in USA

January 19, 2016 9:15 AM

General care nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides can now pursue their professions more freely in other EU countries thanks to the European Professional Card available from today: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8627

The European Parliament will adopt its position on the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy today (19 January). In an interview with EurActiv, rapporteur Kaja Kallas warned that it would be a "mess" if the European Commission does not come up with its proposals in a timely manner: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/digital/kaja-kallas-digital-single-market-all-about-time-321082

The DSM will bring numerous benefits for the EU in terms of jobs, skills and economic growth, but the right conditions must be created, according to the European Movement International: http://europeanmovement.eu/news/jobs-and-growth-through-the-digital-economic-model-2/

The European Parliament on Monday backed talks on a proposed pact with 22 countries that aims to improve international trade in areas including banking, health care and telecommunications, Politico reports: http://www.politico.eu/article/meps-back-ambitious-global-trade-pact-tisa-trade-services-agreement/

The European Commission wants Washington to agree on rules safeguarding the privacy of EU nationals whose data is transferred to firms within the US, reports EUobserver: https://euobserver.com/justice/131892

Leading EU states, including Germany and the UK, have said quicker reform
and more EU "visibility" in Ukraine are the best way to resist "Russian
aggression", EUobserver reports: https://dub111.mail.live.com/?tid=cmfvBcWIy-5RGnOAAhWthW3g2&fid=flinbox

With the migrant crisis ongoing, Central European countries are 
increasingly inching towards populism and nationalism. Russian president
Vladimir Putin may well be become a model for some, warns an opinion piece in EUobserver: https://euobserver.com/opinion/131884