Del Castillo "digital agenda" report amendments

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Amendment COMPROMISE n°1[modifier]

replacing Amendments 51 to 55, 57, 273, IMCO1, CULT 1 and CULT 2


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral; 1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for an ambitious digital agenda and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society offering all citizens economic, social and cultural opportunities; proposes that this new digital agenda be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°2[modifier]

replacing Amendments 57 to 74, 125 and 159


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access to fixed and mobile broadband for all citizens and consumers, including by safeguarding competition to the benefit of consumers; emphasises that this requires targeted policies that promote competition and efficient investment and innovation in new and enhanced access infrastructures and consumer choice in delivering access, on fair terms and at competitive prices for all citizens, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;


Amendment COMPROMISE n°3[modifier]

replacing Amendments 75 to 81 and 88


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; calls upon the Commission and the Member States to promote all available policy instruments to achieve broadband for all European citizens, including the use of European structural funds and of the digital dividend for extending mobile broadband coverage and quality; calls, furthermore, on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°4[modifier]

replacing Amendments 82 to 84, 87, 112 and CULT 11

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Recalls that particular attention should be paid to rural areas, areas affected by industrial transition, and regions which suffer from severe and permanent natural or demographic handicaps, in particular the outermost regions; considers that an appropriate solution to ensure the effective supply of and access to broadband Internet by the citizens of these regions within an acceptable timeframe and at a reasonable cost is through wireless technologies including satellite which enable an immediate ubiquitous connectivity to the internet backbone;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°5[modifier]

replacing Amendments 85, 86 and IMCO 13


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3b. Recalls that the universal service obligations should serve as an effective safety net to consumers while not distorting the market and not imposing an additional burden on consumers and operators; urges the Commission therefore to produce its long awaited review of universal service without delay;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°6[modifier]

replacing Amendments 89 to 104 and CULT 7

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4, 4a and 4b


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are mobile broadband user with access to high-speed wireless services by 2015;



4a. Recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend spectrum in a non-discriminatory manner, without compromising existing and enhanced broadcast services;
4b. Calls on the Commission to address through the Radio Spectrum Committee practical and technical requirements to ensure the timely availability of spectrum, with sufficient flexibility, to enable the deployment of new technologies and services such as mobile broadband; calls on the Commission to report on competition and spectrum market developments;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°7[modifier]

replacing Amendments 111, 113 to 124 and 126


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, Member States should strive to achieve that 50% of EU households should be connected to very high-speed networks by 2015 and 100% by 2020 enabling a reliable and improved end-user experience in line with consumer expectations and needs; recalls that for achieving these objectives an appropriate policy framework is vital to enable private investment, while safeguarding competition and boosting consumer choice;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°8[modifier]

replacing Amendments 128 to 138 and IMCO 16


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Urges Member States to transpose the new electronic communications regulatory framework before the established deadline and to fully enforce it and to empower national regulators accordingly; emphasises that the new framework provides for a predictable and consistent regulatory environment which stimulates investment and promotes competitive markets for ICT networks, products and services contributing to an enhanced single market for information society services;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°9[modifier]

replacing Amendments 147 to 158


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; deleted

Amendment COMPROMISE n°10[modifier]

replacing Amendment 160, 203, 214, 252 and CULT 9

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7a. Recalls that interoperability and accessibility are interlinked and are the bricks on which an efficient information society will be built upon, in order for products, infrastructures and services to interoperate with each other so that Europeans can access services and data independently from which software they use;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°11[modifier]

replacing Amendments 105, 161 to 164, 167, IMCO 4 and CULT 21


Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; 8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered and have the incentives to develop the appropriate digital skills; stresses that digital competences could help disadvantaged people (i.e. elderly, low-income) to be included into society; calls on the Commission and on the Member States to tackle the disparities between the different groups of society in terms of digital literacy and internet use, the so-called emerging second digital divide; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°12[modifier]

replacing Amendments 165, 169 to 172

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections by 2015; 9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have reliable, quality Internet connections by 2013 and very high-speed Internet connections by 2015 with the support of the regional and cohesion policy where appropriate; emphasises that ICT training and e-learning should become an integral part of lifelong learning activities enabling better and accessible education and training programmes;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°13[modifier]

replacing Amendments 166, 174 to 178, 180, IMCO 5, IMCO 9, CULT 20, CULT 22, CULT 24, CULT 25, CULT 27

Motion for a resolution

Paragraphs 10 and 10a


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10. Proposes the launch of a 'Digital literacy action plan' at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme; 10. Proposes the launch of a 'Digital literacy and inclusion action plan' at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for unemployed people and groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students, including those engaged in life-long learning and professional training, familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme;
10 a. Notes the importance of equipping EU citizens with digital skills in order to help them fully exploit the benefits of participating in the digital society; reaffirms the need to ensure that the knowledge, skills, competence and creativity of the European workforce meet the highest global standards and are constantly updated; believes that digital literacy and competences should be central aspects of EU policies as they are the main drivers of Europe's innovation society;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°14[modifier]

replacing Amendments 56, 181 to 186, 198 and IMCO 10 (1-3 sentence)

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights and obligations through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment; believes that this Charter should consolidate the Community acquis including, in particular, users’ rights relating to the protection of privacy, vulnerable users and digital content as well as guaranteeing adequate interoperability performance; reaffirms that the rights in the digital environment should be considered within the overall framework of fundamental rights;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°15[modifier]

replacing Amendments 188 to 190 and CULT 10

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 12


Motion for a resolution Amendment
12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the 'right to be forgotten'; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment 12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the 'right to be forgotten'; urges the Commission to take account not only of data protection and privacy questions as such, but especially of the specific needs of minors and young adults with respect to these questions; calls on the Commission to submit a proposal for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment

Amendment COMPROMISE n°16[modifier]

replacing Amendments 191 to 200, IMCO 7 and IMCO 11

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to take further action to improve digital security, to fight cybercrime and spam, to enhance users’ confidence and to secure the European Union cyberspace against all kinds of crimes and offences; calls on the Commission and the Member States to effectively engage and enhance international cooperation in this area; reminds Member States that almost half of them have still not ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and urges all Member States to ratify and implement this Convention;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°17[modifier]

replacing Amendments 44, 187, 204 to 213 and CULT 8

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right and business users are able to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice as provided for by the new regulatory framework; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to promote the ‘net neutrality’ provisions, to monitor its implementation closely and to report to the European Parliament before the end of 2010; ; considers that EU legislation should preserve the 'mere conduit' provision established in e-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC) as a crucial way of enabling free and open competition on the digital market;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°18[modifier]

replacing Amendments 215 to 219 and IMCO 6

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15. Calls on the Commission to propose before 2013 a long-term solution to the problem of roaming; 15. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming; underlines the further need for constant monitoring of EU mobile roaming prices, including those of data roaming; calls on the Commission to propose before 2013 a long-term solution to the problem of roaming in order to ensure a well-functioning, consumer-oriented and competitive roaming market; calls on BEREC to analyse before the Commission's review of the roaming regulation methods other than price regulation which could be used to create a competitive internal market for roaming;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°19[modifier]

replacing Amendments 222 to 232, 234, 243, 244, IMCO 8 and IMCO 12

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16, 16 a (new) and 16 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Stresses that digital services can contribute to Europe making full use of the internal market; calls for an effective policy for a digital single market that make online services in Europe more competitive, accessible, cross-border and transparent providing the highest possible level of consumer protection and putting an end to territorial discrimination; calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory and administrative obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2013; calls on the Commission to further its ongoing assessment of the Community acquis affecting the digital single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;
16a. Calls on the Commission to consider measures to further increase the transparency of terms and conditions of cross-border online trade and the effectiveness of cross-border enforcement and redress; underlines that a successful development of online trade requires efficient distribution of products and goods and therefore highlights the need for a rapid implementation of the 3rd Postal Directive (2008/06/EC);
16b. Believes that Member States should ensure the necessary digital environment for enterprises, especially SMEs; calls on Member States to establish 'one-stop-shops' for VAT in order to facilitate cross-border e-commerce for SMEs and entrepreneurs and calls on the Commission to support the wide use of e-invoices;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°20[modifier]

replacing Amendments 235 to 242

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives constituting the legal framework for the information society appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment, the introduction of new technologies and the fact that EU citizens data are increasingly processed outside of the EU; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision and that the adoption of an international framework for data protection is needed;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°21[modifier]

replacing Amendments 245 to 251

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18



Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value for citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services (e-government) in order to enable a more efficient and personalised provision of public services; calls on Member States to seize ICT tools to improve transparency and accountability of government action and to contribute to a more participative democracy; calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°22[modifier]

replacing Amendments 221, 230, 255 to 265, 267, 270, CULT 17 and CULT 18

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19, 19 a (new) and 19 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop a "Fifth Freedom" that enables the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a convergent, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would improve certainty to consumers and achieve a fair balance between the right-holders’ rights and the general public’s access to content and knowledge; urges the EU in view of the pace of technological development to accelerate the debate on copyright and to analyse the impact of an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU to provide uniform protection of intellectual property rights throughout the Union, both online and offline;
19a. Underlines that Internet, which offers many new opportunities for the circulation of and access to the products of the creative work, also poses new challenges to secure the European Union cyberspace against new kinds of crimes and offences;
19b. Believes that, in the light of new technologies, new digital delivery means and changing consumer behaviour, the EU needs to promote supply-side policies and to consider the further development of copyright licensing and clearance rules; calls for an improved, more efficient, and more consistent transparent rights management and clearance system for both musical and audiovisual works and for more transparency and competition between collecting rights management organisations;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°23[modifier]

replacing Amendments 289 to 296



Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to meet the 20-20-20 objectives of the Climate Change strategy; considers that the implementation of applications such as smart power grids, smart metering, smart mobility, smart cars, smart water management and eHealth should be key initiatives of 2015.eu; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°24[modifier]

replacing Amendments 302, 303 and IMCO 3

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 24


Motion for a resolution Amendment
24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation; 24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation across all relevant policy fields (i.e. electronic communications, education, research, innovation, cohesion policy); calls on the Commission to carry out a regular review of the 2015.eu strategy's achievements on the basis of a broad set of indicators enabling a quantitative and qualitative analysis of social and economic impacts; calls upon the Commission and the Member States to ensure appropriate coordination among EU and national and regional programmes in this field;

Amendment COMPROMISE n°25[modifier]

replacing Amendments 298, 6 and 8



Motion for a resolution

Recital Aa (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Aa. whereas Europe should play a leading role in creating and applying ICT, bringing more value to its citizens and businesses; whereas the use of ICT contributes to underpin current structural challenges, achieving a sustainable economic growth,

Amendment COMPROMISE n°26[modifier]

replacing Amendments 7, 9, 10 and 12



Motion for a resolution

Recital Ba (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ba. whereas the development of the digital society should be inclusive and accessible to all EU citizens, and should be supported by effective policies aiming at closing the digital gap within the EU, empowering more citizens with e-skills to fully use the opportunities offered by ICTs,

Amendment COMPROMISE n°27[modifier]

replacing Amendments 13, 15 to 19 and 23



Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee and enforcement of fundamental rights in this context is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens; whereas the guarantee of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) and other rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of business,

Amendment COMPROMISE n°28[modifier]

replacing Amendments 25 to 31



Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level,


E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning digital single market for online and communications services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services and cross-border e-commerce is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas European companies and public services will gain economic and social benefits from the use of advanced ICT services and applications,

Amendment COMPROMISE n°29[modifier]

replacing Amendments 41 to 43, 47 and 48



Motion for a resolution

Recital Ea (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea.whereas whilst the Internet is the fastest growing retail channel, the gap between domestic and cross-border e-commerce in the EU is widening; whereas a considerable potential for substantial savings exists through cross-border e-commerce for EU citizens, as identified by the Commission Communication on cross-border business to consumer e-commerce in the EU (COM(2009)0557),


Amendment n°1[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Citation 1a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
- having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled ‘Cross-Border Business to Consumer e-Commerce in the EU’ (COM(2009)0557);

Amendment n°2[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Citation 1 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
- having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled ‘Cross-Border Business to Consumer e-Commerce in the EU’ (COM(2009)0557);



Amendment n°3[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Citation 1 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
- having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled ‘Cross-Border Business to Consumer e-Commerce in the EU’ (COM(2009)0557);



Amendment n°4[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/EFA Group

Motion for a resolution

Citation 5 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
- having regard to its resolution of 3 March 2009 on pre-commercial procurement: driving innovation to ensure sustainable high quality public services in Europe1,
1 OJ C 100, 30.4.2009, p. 6.



Amendment n°5[modifier]

by Marita Ulvskog

Motion for a resolution

Citation 5 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
- having regard to the Commission declaration of 18 December 2009 on net neutrality1,
1OJ C 308, 18.12.2009, p. 2



Amendment n°6[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Recital A a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Aa. whereas Europe needs to step up its efforts to develop a comprehensive digital society in order to perform a leading role in the world in creating and applying new digital technologies and bringing more value to its citizens and businesses,



Amendment n°7[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Recital A a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Aa. whereas Europe's return to economic growth in the next five to ten years may follow very different paths depending on the role of ICT-based innovation; whereas as the lack of human resources with the right skills remains a problem for Europe, there is an urgent need for effective and proactive policies to sustain ICT investments and insure that e-skills do not become a bottleneck for innovative organisations and enterprises in the public and private sector,



Amendment n°8[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean

Motion for a resolution

Recital A a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Aa. whereas our European society and economy face huge structural challenges, and ICT provides an opportunity to underpin a transition to a more open society and sustainable economic growth,



Amendment n°9[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Recital B a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ba. whereas the underlying goal of creating a digital Europe is to further increase the quality of life and the quality of working conditions of European citizens; whereas the digital society should be developed in such a way as to create more jobs, and to empower more citizens to fully use the opportunities offered by the new information and communication technologies,



Amendment n°10[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Recital B a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ba. whereas development of the digital society shall be inclusive - the new technologies and services shall be accessible at a reasonable cost to all EU citizens; whereas policies relating to the digital agenda should aim at closing the digital gap within the EU; whereas the principle of solidarity should be fully applied in the digital information society,



Amendment n°11[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Recital C


Motion for a resolution Amendment
C. whereas Europe's potential lies in the skills of its population, its workforce, and its organisations; whereas without skills there can only be limited economic and social value from ICT technologies and infrastructures,

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C. whereas Europe's potential is indissolubly linked with the skills of its population, its workforce, and its organisations; whereas without skills there can only be limited economic and social added value from ICT technologies and infrastructures,





Amendment n°12[modifier]

by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Motion for a resolution

Recital C a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ca. whereas a digital divide still exists in the Union between regions with regard both to levels of access to the technology and to competences of the users,



Amendment n°13[modifier]

by Marian-Jean Marinescu

Motion for a resolution

Recital C a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ca. whereas ICT is becoming an indispensable tool for exercising freedom of expression and for promoting democratic initiatives such as campaigning and voting,



Amendment n°14[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Recital C a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ca. whereas ICT can be an extremely powerful enabler in efforts to bring positive and sustainable development to countries around the globe and to fight against poverty and social and economic inequalities,



Amendment n°15[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, and whereas protection of intellectual property and other rights is a condition that must be met if business confidence is to be ensured,



Amendment n°16[modifier]

by Sajjad Karim, Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens; whereas the guarantee of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) and other rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of business,



Amendment n°17[modifier]

by Marita Ulvskog

Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens; whereas such freedom of expression and innovation both rely on the open and neutral nature of communications networks,



Amendment n°18[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of fundamental rights in this context is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens,



Amendment n°19[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein, Paul Rübig

Motion for a resolution

Recital D


Motion for a resolution Amendment
D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the guarantee of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens, D. whereas citizens will refrain from interacting, expressing their opinions freely and entering into transactions if they do not have sufficient confidence in the legal framework of the new digital space; whereas the recognition and enforcement of digital rights is an essential condition for confidence on the part of citizens,



Amendment n°20[modifier]

by Marian-Jean Marinescu

Motion for a resolution

Recital D a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Da. whereas cybercrimes, such as incitation to commit terrorist attacks, hate-based criminal acts, child pornography, have increased and are endangering individuals including children,



Amendment n°21[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean

Motion for a resolution

Recital D a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Da. whereas the creative industries not only contribute to the EU’s economic recovery but also offer attractive content and services that incentivise the use and uptake of ICTs,



Amendment n°22[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Recital D a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Da. whereas Europe's cultural and creative industries not only play an essential role in promoting cultural diversity, pluralism of the media and participative democracy in Europe, but also constitute a major engine of sustainable growth and economic recovery in the European Union,



Amendment n°23[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Recital D a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Da. whereas the existing model for protection of intellectual property and other rights is under pressure, but whereas so far no satisfactory new model has been devised which ensures that content providers and rightholders receive adequate payment for their goods and services,



Amendment n°24[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas particular attention must be paid to cultural and language specificities in the debate on the establishment of a single market in the creative content sector;



Amendment n°25[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet succeeded in guaranteeing full access to digital services for all sections of society; whereas access to digital services for all sections of society is today severely undermined by excessive concentration of such services in the private sector and the fact that they are being reduced in the public sector, which can be detrimental to disadvantaged sections of the population,



Amendment n°26[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning digital single market for communication and information society services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas European companies and public services will gain economic and social benefits from the use of advanced ICT services and applications,



Amendment n°27[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning digital single market for online and communication services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas European companies and public services will gain economic and social benefits from the use of advanced ICT services and applications,



Amendment n°28[modifier]

by Paul Rübig

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online and communication services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas European companies and public services will gain economic and social benefits from the use of advanced ICT services and applications,



Amendment n°29[modifier]

by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning digital single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level; whereas European companies and public services will gain economic and social benefits from the use of advanced ICT services and applications,



Amendment n°30[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level, E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services and cross- border e-commerce is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level,



Amendment n°31[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Recital E


Motion for a resolution Amendment
E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level,


E. whereas we have not yet achieved a fully functioning digital single market for online services in Europe; whereas the free movement of digital services is today severely hindered by fragmented rules at national level,





Amendment n°32[modifier]

by Frédérique Ries

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas European democratic society, the participation of citizens in public debate and access to information in the digital world depends on a vibrant and competitive press sector as the fourth pillar of democracy,



Amendment n°33[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/EFA Group

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas the lack of progress in creating, disseminating and using ICT is responsible for a delay in growth and productivity, and whereas young businesses with high growth potential working in the area of ICT innovation are hard pressed to establish a sustainable market position,



Amendment n°34[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas in certain sectors market demand is still controlled nationally, for example in the case of some broadcasting services and sporting competitions, so that a ‘one size fits all’ model cannot provide an adequate solution,



Amendment n°35[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas, while broadband is available to more than 90% of the EU’s population, take-up occurs in only 50% of households,



Amendment n°36[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas competitive communications markets are important in ensuring that users receive maximum benefits in terms of choice, quality and affordable prices,



Amendment n°37[modifier]

by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Sajjad Karim, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas competitive communications markets are important in ensuring that users receive maximum benefits in terms of choice, quality and affordable prices,



Amendment n°38[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas competitive communications markets are important in ensuring that users receive maximum benefits in terms of choice, quality and affordable prices,



Amendment n°39[modifier]

by Amalia Sartori

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas competitive communications markets are important in ensuring that users receive maximum benefits in terms of choice, quality and affordable prices,



Amendment n°40[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas competitive communications markets are important in ensuring that users receive maximum benefits in terms of choice, quality and affordable prices,



Amendment n°41[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas both Commission communication COM(2009)0557 and its mystery shopping study show that cross-border e-commerce may be highly important for European consumers.



Amendment n°42[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas, whilst the Internet is the fastest growing retail channel, the gap between domestic and cross-border e-commerce in the EU is widening,



Amendment n°43[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas, whilst the Internet is the fastest growing retail channel, the gap between domestic and cross-border e-commerce in the EU is widening,



Amendment n°44[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas blocking, degradation of or discrimination against Internet content, services, applications, hardware or protocols stifles consumer choice and innovation,



Amendment n°45[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas the private and public sectors need to invest in new innovative platforms and services such as, for example, RFID, cloud computing, eHealth, smart meters, smart mobility, etc; whereas strengthening the single European market will increase interest in investments in the European economy and markets, and lead to further economies of scale,



Amendment n°46[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas the private and public sectors need to invest in new innovative platforms and services such as, for example, cloud computing, eHealth, smart meters, smart mobility, etc; whereas strengthening the single European market will increase interest in investments in the European economy and markets, and lead to further economies of scale,



Amendment n°47[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Recital E b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Eb. whereas the Commission Communication COM(2009)557 reveals that there is considerable potential for substantial savings through cross-border e-commerce for EU citizens and business,



Amendment n°48[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels

Motion for a resolution

Recital E b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Eb. whereas the Communication from the Commission on Cross-Border Business to Consumer e-Commerce in the EU (COM(2009)0557) reveals that there is considerable potential for substantial savings through cross-border e-commerce for EU citizens,



Amendment n°49[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/EFA Group

Motion for a resolution

Recital E a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Ea. whereas, on the one hand, despite the target of allocating 3% of GDP to research, the European Union is stagnating at 1.9%, with the efforts of the public authorities amounting to 0.6%, while, on the other, investment in ICT accounts for 30% of the total research effort,



Amendment n°50[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/EFA Group

Motion for a resolution

Recital E b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Eb. whereas the United States spends USD 50 billion per annum on the award of research contracts, an amount which is twenty times greater than in the European Union and which represents about half of the overall investment differential between the United States and Europe; whereas pre-commercial procurement in the area of ICT represents less than EUR 1 billion in the EU, as opposed to over 10 billion in the United States,



Amendment n°51[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called ‘2015.eu agenda’ and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral; 1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society;



Amendment n°52[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral; 1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan –the aims of which would be defined together with Parliament and the Council - enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society, and offering economic, social and cultural opportunities to all EU citizens; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral;



Amendment n°53[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called ‘2015.eu agenda’ and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral; 1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society which offers both economic and social opportunities to all EU citizens; proposes that this new framework be called ‘2015.eu agenda’ and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral;



Amendment n°54[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral; 1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2020.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2020.eu spiral;



Amendment n°55[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for a comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral;


1. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a proposal for an integrated and comprehensive strategy and action plan enabling Europe to progress towards an open and prosperous digital society; proposes that this new framework be called '2015.eu agenda' and be based on the model of the virtuous 2015.eu spiral;





Amendment n°56[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1a. Asks the Commission to produce a legislative proposal for a catalogue of rights listing human rights for European citizens on the Internet;



Amendment n°57[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
1a. Calls for an ambitious digital agenda at European Union level which will not only encourage investment in new networks and platforms, but also provide guarantees of universal openness, accessibility and availability, as well as of security of communication equipment and infrastructure;



Amendment n°58[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and competition and investment in next-generation infrastructure and services; underlines that the regulatory framework in the Union must be open and supportive of the emergence of new and alternative technologies as well as new generations of infrastructure;



Amendment n°59[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of users’ access to fixed and mobile broadband and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires targeted policies that create incentives in the regulatory framework for sustained private investment in new access infrastructure and that promote broadband access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all citizens, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°60[modifier]

by Paul Rübig

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of users’ access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all citizens, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion, and that create incentives in the regulatory framework to support sustained private investment in next-generation access infrastructure;



Amendment n°61[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of users' access to fixed and mobile broadband and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that support competition, choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all citizens and communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion, and that create incentives to sustain private investment in next-generation access infrastructures so as to exploit the potential of the Internet for the benefit of European citizens and small businesses;



Amendment n°62[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure and services through the creation of incentives to support investment; emphasises that this requires policies that support competition, choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°63[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and competition and investment in next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that support choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;


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Amendment n°64[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet, investment in next-generation infrastructure and competition in services; emphasises that this requires policies that promote choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°65[modifier]

by Sajjad Karim

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and competition and investment in next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that promote and support choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°66[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and competition and investment in next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that support choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°67[modifier]

by Amalia Sartori

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and competition and investment in next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that support choice and diversity in high speed services delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°68[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access and competition in fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure and services; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access and choice of services on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°69[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote investment and competition in these networks allowing for access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°70[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote effective competition and investment delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°71[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote competition and investment delivering access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°72[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; is concerned that the expense of using the Internet is still a significant factor for a substantial number of European citizens;



Amendment n°73[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of stepping up efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens, consumers and corporate users, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of social and economic location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°74[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2. Stresses the importance of continuing efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion; 2. Stresses the importance of stepping up efforts towards ubiquitous and high-speed access for all citizens and consumers, through the promotion of equal, network-neutral access to fixed and mobile Internet and the deployment of next-generation infrastructure; emphasises that this requires policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°75[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 2 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
2a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to increase their efforts to promote both take-up and effective use of Internet services by all citizens, as a way to foster economic growth and digital inclusion;



Amendment n°76[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; calls upon the Commission therefore to promote all available policy instruments to achieve high-speed broadband for all in its upcoming broadband strategy, including use of the European Structural Funds, the European recovery plan and the use of the digital dividend efficiency, and calls on Member States to provide new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; welcomes the fact that the Commission will carry out a review of the universal service obligations;



Amendment n°77[modifier]

by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations, and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; calls, furthermore, upon the Commission to promote all available policy instruments to achieve broadband for all European citizens in its upcoming broadband strategy, including the use of the European Structural Funds and of the digital dividend for extending mobile broadband coverage;



Amendment n°78[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by encouraging investment in the supply of broadband and high-speed coverage in line with market demand while at the same time promoting the development of technological leadership and the emergence of new high-quality services that can take the lead in the global market;



Amendment n°79[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; believes that this result could be reached using a combination of different technologies to provide cost-effective and environmentally friendly broadband connectivity in a given area based on constant, high quality performance; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage;



Amendment n°80[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; calls for the competent national authorities to monitor the quality of broadband experience in order to enable consumers to benefit from the use of applications such as VOIP, video-streaming, etc.;



Amendment n°81[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive and affordable price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage;



Amendment n°82[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; 3. Believes that every EU household should have access to broadband Internet at a competitive price by 2013; urges the Commission therefore to carry out a review of the universal service obligations and calls on Member States to impart new impetus to the European high-speed broadband strategy, notably by updating national targets for broadband and high-speed coverage; draws particular attention to Article 174 of the Lisbon Treaty, noting that one solution to connecting the millions of EU citizens located in island, mountainous and sparsely populated regions within an acceptable timeframe and at reasonable cost, may be through wireless technologies such as satellite, which enables an immediate connectivity to the Internet backbone with no more than the installation of a dish and a terminal;



Amendment n°83[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Notes that the most appropriate solution to the inclusion of millions of EU citizens located in insular, mountainous and sparsely populated regions within an acceptable timeframe and at reasonable cost, may be through wireless technologies which enable an immediate ubiquitous connectivity to the internet backbone;



Amendment n°84[modifier]

by Paul Rübig, Angelika Niebler

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Notes that the optimal solution to include millions of EU citizens located in island, mountainous and sparsely populated regions within an acceptable timeframe and at reasonable cost, may be through wireless technologies including satellite, WIFI and others like 3G mobile, any of which would enable an immediate connection to the Internet backbone with no more than the installation of one technical standard user terminal;



Amendment n°85[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Recalls that the universal service obligations should serve as an effective safety net for consumers while not distorting the market and not imposing an additional burden on consumers and operators;



Amendment n°86[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Recalls that the universal service regime should serve as an effective safety net for consumers while not distorting the market and not imposing an additional burden on operators and consumers;



Amendment n°87[modifier]

by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3a. Notes that cohesion of the Union is vital and calls, therefore, on the Commission to take extra measures to ensure achievement of this goal in rural areas and for isolated communities; believes that even before the final goal is met, that at least a basic Internet service at a competitive price should be made available to these areas and individuals;



Amendment n°88[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 3 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
3b. Calls upon the Commission to promote all available policy instruments to achieve broadband for all in its upcoming broadband strategy, including use of the European Structural Funds, the European recovery plan and the use of the digital dividend in order to extend mobile broadband coverage;



Amendment n°89[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015;



Amendment n°90[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services;


4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; stresses the need for Europe to remain at the cutting edge of scientific research and innovation in the wireless services sector; also stresses the importance of general access to free public wireless networks in all public and communal locations and on public transport;





Amendment n°91[modifier]

by Paul Rübig

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of supporting the deployment of advanced wireless technologies and maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world; underlines the importance of sustained competition and innovation in wireless services and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to promote the co-ordinated deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; calls on the Commission and BEREC to monitor spectrum assignment and usage and report on competition and market developments;



Amendment n°92[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera, Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are mobile broadband users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing and enhanced broadcast services; insists that the allocation of the digital dividend should support the extension of coverage and quality of broadband in a non-discriminatory manner;



Amendment n°93[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers have access to high-speed wireless services by 2015; underlines the importance of sustained competition and innovation in wireless services; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend in a non-discriminatory manner and without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°94[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend in a non-discriminatory manner and without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°95[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend in a non-discriminatory manner and without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°96[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend in a non-discriminatory manner and without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°97[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are high-speed mobile network users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°98[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services; 4. Underlines the importance of maintaining Europe as the mobile continent in the world and ensuring that 75% of mobile subscribers are 3G (or beyond) users by 2015; recalls the necessity to accelerate the coordinated deployment of the digital dividend without compromising existing broadcast services;



Amendment n°99[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Stresses that the ‘digital dividend’ is a source of spectrum of great value for economic, social and cultural development; urges the Commission to recognise the value of existing very popular, competitive and economically prosperous platforms, such as digital terrestrial television, and to allow them to develop while at the same time facilitating the development of other technologies;



Amendment n°100[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend spectrum in a coordinated manner to ensure co-existence of existing and planned use of the frequency ranges and to optimise the exploitation of this valuable resource for new services;



Amendment n°101[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend spectrum in a coordinated manner to ensure co-existence of existing and planned use of the frequency ranges and to optimise the exploitation of this valuable resource for new services such as mobile broadband;



Amendment n°102[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Recalls the necessity to accelerate the harmonised deployment of the digital dividend spectrum in a coordinated manner to ensure co-existence of existing and planned use of the frequency ranges and to optimise the exploitation of this valuable resource for new services such as mobile broadband;



Amendment n°103[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Calls on the Radio Spectrum Committee to address practical and technical requirements to ensure the timely availability of spectrum, with sufficient flexibility, to enable the deployment of new technologies and services, including mobile broadband, to support the objectives of the 2015.eu agenda;



Amendment n°104[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Urges the Commission to recognise the value of enabling highly popular, competitive and economically prosperous existing platforms, such as digital terrestrial television, to evolve, as well as facilitating the development of other new technologies;



Amendment n°105[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Stresses the great importance of the Internet for education and preventing and reducing social exclusion;



Amendment n°106[modifier]

by Paul Rübig, Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. The Commission should carry out an impact assessment to examine how an EU-wide number portability can be realised;



Amendment n°107[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4a. Considers that by 2015 all European research institutes and infrastructures must be linked by Gbps ultra-high speed transmission networks, creating a European research community intranet;



Amendment n°108[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4b. Underlines the need for further assessment and research into potential interference between existing and future users of the spectrum so as to mitigate against potential negative consequences for consumers;



Amendment n°109[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4b. Underlines the need for further assessment and research into potential interference between existing and future users of the spectrum so as to mitigate against potential negative consequences for consumers;



Amendment n°110[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 4 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
4b. Underlines the need for further assessment and research into potential interference between existing and future users of the spectrum so as to mitigate against potential negative consequences for consumers;



Amendment n°111[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, Member States should strive to ensure that 50% of EU households are connected to high-speed networks by 2015; underlines, however, that whilst high-speed broadband penetration targets are useful, the real driver in improving connectivity for all is experimentation and adaption based on market demand; underlines that state aid, when applicable, should support not only a more widespread broadband penetration connecting citizens all over Europe, but also new technological and innovative leadership in the EU;



Amendment n°112[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015 and that steps should be taken to ensure full availability of and access to the information and communication resources afforded by new technologies, including broadband, for people living in the outermost regions;



Amendment n°113[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015, and 100% by 2020; recalls the importance of an appropriate policy framework that enables the massive public and private investments needed to achieve this objective;



Amendment n°114[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; recalls the importance of an appropriate policy framework that enables the massive private investments needed to achieve this objective;



Amendment n°115[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; underlines that European policies should aim at promoting massive private investments in order to achieve this objective;



Amendment n°116[modifier]

by Paul Rübig

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; recalls the importance of an appropriate policy framework that enables the massive private investments needed to achieve this objective;



Amendment n°117[modifier]

by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Vicky Ford

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; recalls the importance of an appropriate policy framework that enables investments and competition needed to achieve this objective;



Amendment n°118[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; stresses that special attention should be paid to groups who are in need, notably people with school-age children and people who are physically isolated;



Amendment n°119[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; calls, therefore, on Member States to take the necessary steps to achieve this European goal;



Amendment n°120[modifier]

by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of households in all EU regions should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015 and that fibre-optic lines should be connected directly to households in as many places as possible;



Amendment n°121[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015;


5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be capable of achieving speeds of around 100 Mbps; in remote, mountainous and island areas of the EU this proportion should be no less than 25%;



Amendment n°122[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015 enabling a reliable and improved end-user experience in line with consumer expectations and needs;



Amendment n°123[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to very high-speed networks by 2015;



Amendment n°124[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to high-speed networks by 2015; 5. Considers that, as Internet access rates are increasing, 50% of EU households should be connected to very high-speed networks by 2015;



Amendment n°125[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5a. Calls on the Commission to stimulate the competition among Internet providers in order to guarantee faster and cheaper Internet access;



Amendment n°126[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 5 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
5a. Takes the view, firstly, that home broadband connectivity in particular must be promoted in view of the capacity available via fixed and mobile networks, and secondly that 3G and future networks should also be promoted, bearing in mind Europe’s established position as a ‘mobile’ region;



Amendment n°127[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; insists that any guidance on the application of the telecoms package to Next Generation Access needs to give full effect to the concepts introduced in the directives to foster the deployment of these networks; considers therefore that the Commission should revise its present approach to regulation of NGA and re-evaluate its current project of an NGA Recommendation;



Amendment n°128[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to fully enforce the EU telecoms framework, empower national regulators and transpose the telecoms package before the established, deadline, including the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks functional separation and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment that stimulates investment and promotes competition;



Amendment n°129[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to fully enforce the EU telecoms framework, empower national regulators and transpose the telecoms package before the established, deadline, including the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks functional separation and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment that stimulates investment and promotes competition;



Amendment n°130[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Sajjad Karim, Vicky Ford

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to fully enforce the EU telecoms framework, empower national regulators and transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, including the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks, functional separation and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment that stimulates investment and competition;



Amendment n°131[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to fully enforce the telecoms package and to empower the national regulators before the established deadline;



Amendment n°132[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition; 6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline and to fully enforce it, which provides for a stable regulatory environment that stimulates investment and promotes competition;



Amendment n°133[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to stimulate investment while safeguarding competition 6. Calls on Member States to transpose the telecoms package before the established deadline, in particular the new provisions on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks and spectrum, which provide for a stable regulatory environment to promote investment while safeguarding competition



Amendment n°134[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Stresses the need for the telecoms package and further reforms to be rapidly implemented in order to open up to different infrastructures, new operators and services, thereby increasing the level of broadband penetration and accessibility, remembering that new offers and services put competitive pressure on all current actors as regards prices and services;



Amendment n°135[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on Member States to reinvigorate their efforts to achieve competitive markets for ICT networks, products and services and also an enhanced single market for information society services;



Amendment n°136[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on Member States to reinvigorate their efforts to achieve competitive markets for ICT networks, products and services and also an enhanced single market for information society services;



Amendment n°137[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Sajjad Karim

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on Member States to reinvigorate their efforts to achieve competitive markets for ICT networks, products and services and also an enhanced single market for information society services;



Amendment n°138[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on Member States to reinvigorate their efforts to achieve competitive markets for ICT networks, products and services and also an enhanced single market for information society services;



Amendment n°139[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Considers that it is necessary to increase the effectiveness of regulatory coordination by ensuring that BEREC is fully operational as soon as possible;



Amendment n°140[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6b. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°141[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6b. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°142[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Sajjad Karim

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6b. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°143[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6b. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°144[modifier]

by Amalia Sartori

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°145[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Calls on stakeholders to adopt open models for communications network deployment to help boost innovation and drive demand;



Amendment n°146[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
6a. Recalls the need for transparency and predictability of regulation and calls on the Commission to continue to integrate Better Regulation principles in the preparation of legislative and non-legislative initiatives, in particular through targeted and timely impact assessments;



Amendment n°147[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; deleted



Amendment n°148[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; deleted



Amendment n°149[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Fiona Hall, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; deleted



Amendment n°150[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aims of the new electronic communications regulatory framework are to promote competition in electronic communications networks and services, to contribute to the development of the internal market and promote the interests of European citizens. In pursuit of these aims, regulators should inter alia impose ex ante regulatory obligations only where there is no effective and sustainable competition and should relax them as soon as that condition is fulfilled;



Amendment n°151[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aims of the new electronic communications regulatory framework are to promote competition in electronic communications networks and services, to contribute to the development of the internal market and promote the interests of European citizens. In pursuit of these aims, regulators should inter alia impose ex ante regulatory obligations only where there is no effective and sustainable competition and should relax them as soon as that condition is fulfilled;



Amendment n°152[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aims of the new electronic communications regulatory framework are to promote competition in electronic communications networks and services, to contribute to a fully functioning single market and promote the interests of European citizens. While the ultimate aim for the electronic communications market is to be governed by competition law only, regulators should promote ex ante obligations where there is no effective and sustainable competition and relax them as soon as competition on the market is restored;



Amendment n°153[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aims of the new electronic communications regulatory framework are to promote competition in electronic communications networks and services, to contribute to the development of the internal market and to promote the interests of the citizens;



Amendment n°154[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aims of the new electronic communications regulatory framework are to contribute to the development of the internal market and to promote competition in electronic communications networks and services in order to endorse the interests of European citizens; as these objectives are achieved, regulators should progressively reduce regulation;



Amendment n°155[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is to encourage investment, competition and innovation, with access regulation being relaxed once there is effective competition in place;



Amendment n°156[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that the aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is to encourage investment, competition and innovation, with access regulation being relaxed once there is effective competition in place;



Amendment n°157[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only; 7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops;



Amendment n°158[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only;


7. Recalls that one aim of the new electronic communications regulatory framework is to simplify and progressively to reduce ex ante sector-specific rules as competition in the markets develops and, ultimately, for electronic communications to be governed by competition law only;



Amendment n°159[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7a. Emphasises that infrastructure competition policies must be balanced with policies that promote access on fair terms and at competitive prices for all communities, irrespective of location, thereby ensuring that no European citizen faces exclusion;



Amendment n°160[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 7 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
7a. Recalls that interoperability and accessibility are interlinked and are the bricks upon which an efficient information society will be built, in order for products, infrastructures and services to interoperate with each other so that Europeans can access services and data irrespective of which software they use; recalls in this regards that Open Standards, as defined in the European Interoperability Framework V1.0 should be the basis for that interoperability and accessibility;



Amendment n°161[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; 8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; considers that older people and people with low incomes are in particular need of digital literacy programmes; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; calls on the Commission and the Member States to tackle the emerging second digital divide, the disparities between different groups of society in terms of Internet use;



Amendment n°162[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; 8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; stresses that digital competences could help disadvantaged people to be included into society and emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015 and to eliminate them by 2020;



Amendment n°163[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015;


8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; stresses the need to promote distance and lifelong learning by making use of new those technologies;



Amendment n°164[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered with the appropriate digital skills; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015; 8. Insists that digital competences are crucial for an inclusive digital society and that all EU citizens should be empowered and have the incentives to develop the appropriate digital skills and understanding; emphasises the essential commitment to reduce digital literacy and competence gaps by half by 2015;



Amendment n°165[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8a. Considers that the 2015.eu strategy should ensure a vibrant knowledge society by enabling substantial expansion of tertiary education and life-long learning opportunities through better and accessible education and training programmes;



Amendment n°166[modifier]

by Ioan Enciu

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8a. Calls on the Commission to come forward with a digital plan to promote on-line business opportunities, aimed primarily at offering alternatives to those people recently made unemployed in the context of the financial crisis. The plan should consist of making available affordable software and hardware alongside free Internet connection and free-of-charge consultancy;



Amendment n°167[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8a. Points out that one of the assets of the new Digital Agenda for Europe is its strong social dimension; it is in fact a means of improving the living conditions of individuals and society as a whole; calls on the Commission, therefore, to initiate positive promotional measures for sections of the population with little schooling, the elderly, disabled people and all minority groups in order to enable them to master the new communication tools and gain access to all public services;



Amendment n°168[modifier]

by Frédérique Ries

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 8 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
8a. Stresses that, in order to respond to users’ demands and expectations, the European digital agenda should ensure appropriate market and legal conditions for the growth and competitiveness of the press sector, including copyright protection, a competitive advertising market and zero rate VAT, in order to strengthen publishers’ investment and innovation in digital content;



Amendment n°169[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections by 2015; 9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections and ICT training, and that e-learning should become an integral part of lifelong learning activities by 2015;



Amendment n°170[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in the name of the Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections by 2015; 9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections by 2015 with the support of the regional and cohesion policy;



Amendment n°171[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have high-speed Internet connections by 2015; 9. Stresses that all primary and secondary schools must have reliable, quality Internet connections by 2013 and high-speed Internet connections by 2015;



Amendment n°172[modifier]

by Britta Thomsen

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9a. Proposes that action plans be implemented to ensure that ICT is integrated into teaching and is used by teachers as a natural tool in learning processes;



Amendment n°173[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
9a. Underlines the importance of broadband for European citizens’ health enabling the use of efficient health information technologies, enhancing the quality of care, extending the geographic reach of healthcare to rural insular, mountainous and sparsely populated areas, facilitating in-home care especially for seniors and people with disabilities and reducing unnecessary treatments and costly patient transfers;



Amendment n°174[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10. Proposes the launch of a ‘Digital literacy action plan’ at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme; 10. Proposes the launch of an ‘e-inclusion action plan’ at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; the involvement of the ICT sector, and especially the content industry, in the development of user-friendly products; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme;



Amendment n°175[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10. 10.Proposes the launch of a ‘Digital literacy action plan’ at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide ‘Be smart online!’ initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme; 10. 10.Proposes the launch of a ‘Digital literacy action plan’ at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: digital literacy at all levels of education with a view to the development of digital skills and to gaining familiarity with new technologies, specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide ‘Be smart online!’ initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme;



Amendment n°176[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10. Proposes the launch of a 'Digital literacy action plan' at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme; 10. Proposes the launch of a 'Digital literacy action plan' at EU and Member State levels, notably comprising: specific digital literacy training opportunities for groups at risk of exclusion; incentives for private-sector initiatives to provide digital skills training to all employees; a European-wide 'Be smart online!' initiative to make all students, including those engaged in life-long learning and professional training, familiar with the safe use of ICT and online services; and a common EU-level ICT certification scheme;



Amendment n°177[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10a. Believes that e-skills should be a central aspect of EU policies as they are the main drivers of Europe's innovation society, and therefore the EU and the Member States, taking full advantage of the strategic and operational opportunities offered by information and communication technologies, need to ensure that the knowledge, skills, competence and creativity of the European workforce meet the highest global standard and are constantly updated through a process of effective lifelong learning;



Amendment n°178[modifier]

by Ioan Enciu

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10a. Stresses the need to launch a public digital awareness campaign to provide middle-aged citizens, especially citizens with children, with basic digital and Internet knowledge by increasing their IT knowledge to close the gap with the younger generation, so that they can provide a certain Internet privacy and security protection for themselves and their family members;



Amendment n°179[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10a. Draws attention to the fact that there is a lack of 400 000 IT professionals on the European labour market and calls on the Member States to take all necessary measures to inspire young professionals to choose ICT as a career; calls on Member States in the meantime to place more emphasis in their national education programmes on natural science subjects, such as maths and physics, for primary school pupils;



Amendment n°180[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 10 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
10a. Takes the view that, as there is a real and urgent need for action to meet the demand for ICT skills in Europe in even the short to medium term, a better data basis for e-skills monitoring will be needed; calls on the EU institutions to take further actions to create this data base;



Amendment n°181[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; stresses however that there should be no distinction between the rights in the digital world and the real world, and that the digital rights should be considered within the overall framework of human rights;



Amendment n°182[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware that their fundamental rights also apply in a digital context;



Amendment n°183[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of the Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; recommends that these rights be enshrined in a directive under the ad hoc legal base;



Amendment n°184[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights and obligations through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights and obligations in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate;



Amendment n°185[modifier]

by Sajjad Karim, Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights and obligations through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate;



Amendment n°186[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate; 11. Emphasises that all EU citizens should be made aware of their basic digital rights and obligations through a European Charter of citizens' and consumers' rights in the digital environment, consolidating and updating the Community acquis as appropriate;·



Amendment n°187[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts in name of the Greens/Efa Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 11 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
11a. Calls on the Commission to report on the development of Internet blocking and filtering, and the impact of such regulations on Internet users' rights;



Amendment n°188[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 12


Motion for a resolution Amendment
12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the 'right to be forgotten'; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment;


12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the 'right to be forgotten' and ‘the right to transmission of their data’; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment;





Amendment n°189[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 12


Motion for a resolution Amendment
12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment; 12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment; points to the need for a special approach in the case of minors and young adults;



Amendment n°190[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 12


Motion for a resolution Amendment
12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users should have control of their personal data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment; 12. Believes firmly that the protection of privacy constitutes a core value and that all users must have control of their personal data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’; calls therefore for the adaptation of the Data Protection Directive to the current digital environment;



Amendment n°191[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 12 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
12a. Underlines the importance of digital users being able to have confidence in their use of information society services, and in this perspective calls for comprehensive cooperation between all stakeholders in order to ensure the security and protection of the personal data and privacy of digital users; calls on the Commission to extend the mandate of ENISA and to enhance its competencies in order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Action plan for European Information Infrastructure Protection;



Amendment n°192[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam; calls therefore on the Commission to take further concrete actions to secure the European Union’s cyberspace, and to effectively engage and enhance international cooperation in that area, and urges Member States to ratify and implement the Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime; recalls that almost half of the Member States have still not yet ratified the Convention;



Amendment n°193[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention, with a view to prosecuting all new types of offence linked to cybercrime, illegal use of personal data, Internet stalking and the sending of unwanted material;



Amendment n°194[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention;· 13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime, online harassment and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention within a reasonable period



Amendment n°195[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls on the Commission to take further actions to fight cybercrime, spam and fraud in the online advertising sector and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention;



Amendment n°196[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention;



Amendment n°197[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13. Calls on the Commission to take further action to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Cybercrime Convention; 13. Calls the Commission to take further actions to fight cybercrime and spam and urges all Member States to ratify the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention;



Amendment n°198[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Calls on all Member States to guarantee freedom of information and freedom of expression for users and, even in combating internet crime, to refrain from violating these fundamental rights through measures such as internet blocking;



Amendment n°199[modifier]

by Marian-Jean Marinescu

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Calls on the Council and the Commission to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat cybercrime, including by taking forward recent initiatives for the detection of serious crime and terrorism and by creating an EU digital platform for assistance to victims of trafficking, identity theft and identity fraud;



Amendment n°200[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Calls on the Commission to assess the legality and effectiveness of measures being imposed in various Member States aimed at limiting the diffusion and exchange of malicious data, such as online games or images that praise violence against most vulnerable people (women and children), terrorism and paedophilia;



Amendment n°201[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Stresses the importance of electronic signatures and of the Private Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Pan-European secure e-Government services and calls on the Commission to set-up a European Validation Authorities Gateway in order to ensure cross-border interoperability for electronic signatures;



Amendment n°202[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Calls on the Member States to take steps with a view to making a secure electronic identification available to everyone in Europe;



Amendment n°203[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 13 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
13a. Stresses that a comprehensive, participative and inclusive approach to the European Union’s digital agenda is highly dependent on non-discriminatory access to services for all citizens and on the effective interoperability of those services;



Amendment n°204[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where it is made possible for all users and providers to have information transmitted neutrally and on a footing of equality over subnetworks belonging to others, irrespective of the recipient, the sender or the content of the data; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions;



Amendment n°205[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions of the revised Telecom Package; calls on the Commission to swiftly produce a legislative proposal providing net neutrality guidelines for operators of both fixed and mobile internet connections and to act in line with actions taken on roaming and local loop unbundling;



Amendment n°206[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Underlines the importance of an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely the harmonised implementation of the new provisions in the revised Regulatory Framework, making use of the new powers as appropriate;



Amendment n°207[modifier]

by Sajjad Karim

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens, through a competitive choice of service providers, have the right to access and distribute legal information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely the harmonised implementation of the new provisions in the revised Regulatory Framework, making use of the new powers where appropriate;



Amendment n°208[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens and business users are able to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions and the implementation of relevant wholesale measures on which retail choice may depend;



Amendment n°209[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens and business have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice, as provided for in the revised regulatory framework; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor market developments closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions, and report to Parliament; considers it important, in this context, to verify the implementation of relevant wholesale measures on which retail choice may depend;



Amendment n°210[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Fiona Hall, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right and business users are able to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice, as provided for in the revised regulatory framework; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely market developments and the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions and to report to Parliament before the end of 2010;



Amendment n°211[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice, as provided for in the revised regulatory framework; calls on the Commission, to monitor closely market developments and the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions and report to Parliament before the end of 2010;



Amendment n°212[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions and report to Parliament before the end of 2010;



Amendment n°213[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions; 14. Insists on safeguarding an open Internet, where citizens have the right to access and distribute information or run applications and services of their choice; calls on the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to monitor closely and enforce the harmonised implementation of the 'net neutrality' provisions of the revised telecoms package;



Amendment n°214[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 14 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
14a. Stresses that open, non-discriminatory access to and effective interoperability of services and applications for all citizens are essential for inclusive implementation of the EU Digital Agenda;



Amendment n°215[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15. Calls on the Commission to propose before 2013 a long-term solution to the problem of roaming; 15. Calls on the Commission to propose before 2013 a long-term solution to the problem of roaming, which would drastically reduce the prices of roaming for data, SMS, MMS and voice services;



Amendment n°216[modifier]

by Paul Rübig, Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15a. Considers that the Commission should mandate BEREC with a benchmark study focusing on the reduction of wholesale roaming charges near to a real-cost level;



Amendment n°217[modifier]

by Paul Rübig, Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15a. Calls on the Commission to engage BEREC ('Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications') to put forward before the end of 2010 a systemic approach to establishing a competitive market;



Amendment n°218[modifier]

by Paul Rübig, Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15a. Calls on the Commission to lay emphasis on a Roaming 3 regulation, focusing on an impact assessment on zero-price incoming calls;



Amendment n°219[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15a. Calls for a Commission study into barriers to access to the telecommunications market with a view to obtaining lower roaming charges;



Amendment n°220[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15b. Calls for a study into harmonised rules within the EU to promote a common market in cloud computing and e-commerce;



Amendment n°221[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 c (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15c. Calls for a Commission study which puts forward proposals as to how to achieve a balance between, on the one hand, an author's right to the fruits of his/her own work, and on the other hand, fundamental civil and human rights on the Internet, without in any way restricting the latter;



Amendment n°222[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 15 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
15a. Stresses that digital services can contribute to Europe making full use of the internal market and its opportunities;



Amendment n°223[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Stresses the need to connect the digital agenda with the provisions of new services such as e-trade, e-health, e-learning, e-banking and e-government services; calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls for the establishment of a 'one-stop-shop' for VAT in each Member State in order to facilitate cross-border e‑commerce for SMEs and entrepreneurs;



Amendment n°224[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Underlines that a successful development of e-trade requires efficient distribution of products and goods; highlights the need for a rapid implementation of the 3rd Postal Directive (2008/06/EC); calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the digital single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°225[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border communications and online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°226[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border communications and online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°227[modifier]

by Amalia Sartori

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border communications and online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°228[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border communications and online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°229[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2015; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments; 16. Calls on the EU institutions to remove the key regulatory obstacles to cross-border online transactions by 2013; calls on the Commission to review the Community acquis affecting the online single market and to propose targeted legislative action on key impediments;



Amendment n°230[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16a. Warns that a 'one size fits all' model cannot be the solution and that rights-holders must remain able to choose the most suitable distribution model;



Amendment n°231[modifier]

by Giles Chichester

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16a. Notes that, in parallel with the removal of administrative and regulatory barriers to cross-border online trade, there is a need to improve trust and confidence in online services; calls on the Commission to consider measures to further increase the transparency of terms and conditions and the effectiveness of cross-border enforcement and redress;



Amendment n°232[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16a. Believes that Member States should ensure the necessary digital environment for enterprises, especially SMEs, to enable them to maximise their economic benefits by gaining access both to the digital single market and to a cheaper, more user-friendly e-administration;



Amendment n°233[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that, by 2015, at least 50% of all public procurements are carried out through electronic means, as established by the Action Plan agreed to at the Ministerial Conference on eGovernment, held in Manchester, in 2005;



Amendment n°234[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 16 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
16b. Calls on the Commission to come up with measures to support the e-invoice initiative in order to ensure a Europe-wide use of electronic invoices by 2020;



Amendment n°235[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, ElectronicSignatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive and IPR Enforcement Directive) have become incompatible with the preconditions and opportunities of today´s digital society and therefore need to be reformed and modernised; highlights the fact that copyright law must strike a balance between guaranteeing the rights of writers and artists and adapting to the reality of today´s digital society;



Amendment n°236[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive and Directive on the re-use of public sector information) require revision to identify possible adjustments and improvements due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies;



Amendment n°237[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives constituting the information society's legal framework (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive) appear weakened by the increased complexity of the online environment, the introduction of new technologies and the fact that EU citizens’ data are increasingly processed outside of the EU; believes that, while the legal issues of some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision and that the adoption of an international framework for data protection should be promoted; considers that EU legislation must preserve the 'mere conduit' provision, as a crucial way of enabling net neutrality and competition on the digital market;



Amendment n°238[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive and IP- enforcement Directives) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; stresses the key importance of the 'mere conduit' provision, as a crucial way of enabling net neutrality and competition on the digital market;



Amendment n°239[modifier]

by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Jens Rohde, Lena Ek, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment, the introduction of new technologies and the fact that EU citizens' data are increasingly processed outside of the EU; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision and that the adoption of an international framework for data protection should be promoted;



Amendment n°240[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives constituting the information society's legal framework (i.e. Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive) appear weakened by the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues of some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision and that the adoption of an international framework for data protection should be promoted;



Amendment n°241[modifier]

by Marita Ulvskog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; considers that EU legislation must preserve the 'mere conduit' provision as a crucial way of enabling net neutrality and competition on the digital market;



Amendment n°242[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive and Electronic Commerce Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision; 17. Takes the view that, almost a decade after their adoption, the Directives concerning the legal framework for the information society (i.e. the Data Protection Directive, Electronic Signatures Directive, Electronic Commerce Directive and IPR enforcement Directive) appear out of date due to the increased complexity of the online environment and the introduction of new technologies; believes that, while the legal issues arising from some Directives can be resolved through an incremental update, other Directives need a more fundamental revision;



Amendment n°243[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17a. Emphasises that the Commission should not let a more thorough revision stand in the way of its ongoing assessment of the current legal framework for the information society, whilst safeguarding the existing balance of interests, in order to keep it up to date with developments in technology, consumer interests and cross-border trade;



Amendment n°244[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 17 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
17a. Calls on the Commission to further its ongoing assessment of the current legal framework for the information society in order to ensure that it keeps pace with technological developments whilst lowering barriers to cross-border trade and promoting opportunities for innovative business models and consumer choice;



Amendment n°245[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services based on open standards, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; encourages Member States to develop e-government, e-democracy, e-learning and e-health services;· calls on Member States to speed up implementation of the directives on public and business access to public sector data;



Amendment n°246[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; stresses that the focus should be on e-government model moves towards citizen empowerment and on services that are citizen-driven, accountable, trustworthy and participatory and that encourage the participation of lower socio-economic groups, raise the awareness of possible users, and build up trust and confidence;



Amendment n°247[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to ensure the optimal use of the digital dividend and to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015;



Amendment n°248[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18.Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services, guaranteeing a more effective and personalised provision of services to citizens; calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015;



Amendment n°249[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015, by means of multi-channel solutions or of support and assistance;



Amendment n°250[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18. Emphasises the potential value to citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digital switchover of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible to persons with disabilities by 2015; 18. Emphasises the potential value for citizens and businesses of the digital switchover of public services and calls on Member States to develop national plans for the digitalisation of public services, which should include targets and measures for getting all public services online and accessible by persons with disabilities by 2015;



Amendment n°251[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18a. Underlines the need to redefine the relationship between public authorities and citizens by means of 'open government' based on the principles of transparency, participation and cooperation; stresses that this new approach entails, above all, a cultural change in the relationship and interaction of citizens with governments such that the former assume a more active role in creating a more participative democracy; considers, to that end, that promoting electronic identification for all is the key to the definitive establishment of 'open government';



Amendment n°252[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18a. Calls for a strategy to exploit the potential of having interoperable and accessible high-impact services at the local level, in particular in fields such as education and social care; considers that open source approaches should be supported to lower deployment costs and stimulate innovation;



Amendment n°253[modifier]

by Robert Goebbels, Anni Podimata, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18a. Recalls that Broadband can help protect European citizens by facilitating and promoting public safety information, procedures, disaster response and recovery;



Amendment n°254[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 18 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
18a. Points out that information and communication technologies (ICT) are particularly important to people with disabilities, who have a greater need than most for technological assistance in their day-to-day activities; considers that people with disabilities have a right to share, on equal terms, in the rapid development of products and services derived from new technologies, since this will enable them to participate in an inclusive information society without barriers;



Amendment n°255[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and industry and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright, to propose a modernisation of the existing EU copyright which takes account of the different types of digital content and the characteristics of each sector and, in consultation with stakeholders, to investigate whether an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU might be worthwhile;



Amendment n°256[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an improved, more efficient, and more consistent transparent rights management and clearance system for both musical and audiovisual works which would help all market players to streamline their transaction and management costs; considers that key to this new system is further transparency and competition between collecting rights management organisations (CRMOs) helping drive a Digital Single Market forward; points out that an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013 may also contribute to creating a single market for copyrights and related rights, both online and offline;



Amendment n°257[modifier]

by Lambert van Nistelrooij

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an improved, more efficient, and more consistent transparent rights management and clearance system for both musical and audiovisual works which would help all market players to streamline their transaction and management costs; considers that key to this new system is further transparency and competition between collecting rights management organisations (CRMOs) helping drive a Digital Single Market forward; points out that an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013 may also contribute to creating a single market for copyrights and related rights, both online and offline;



Amendment n°258[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an improved, more efficient, and more consistent transparent rights management and clearance system for both musical and audiovisual works which would help all market players to streamline their transaction and management costs; considers that key to this new system is further transparency and competition between collecting rights management organisations helping drive a Digital Single Market forward; points out that an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013 may also contribute to creating a single market for copyrights and related rights, both online and offline;



Amendment n°259[modifier]

by Pilar del Castillo Vera, Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop a 'Fifth Freedom' to enable the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to explore the possibilities offered by the Treaty of Lisbon to establish measures for the creation of European intellectual property rights in order to provide uniform protection of intellectual property rights throughout the Union;



Amendment n°260[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to explore the possibilities offered by the Treaty for establishing the necessary measures for the creation of European intellectual property rights with a view to ensuring harmonised protection of intellectual property throughout the EU;



Amendment n°261[modifier]

by Amalia Sartori, Marco Scurria

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright, to take concrete actions to enforce intellectual property rights and to implement the fight against piracy in the digital internal market, by developing a legal and sustainable offer of digital content;



Amendment n°262[modifier]

by Edit Herczog

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of legitimate content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to continue its debate on copyright;



Amendment n°263[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU, on the basis of new technological developments, to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013, while preserving users' freedom of expression and information;



Amendment n°264[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop further the legitimate online market to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders in compliance with copyright rules; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright enforcement and to analyse the impact of an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013;



Amendment n°265[modifier]

by Adina-Ioana Vălean

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19. Emphasises the need to develop the free circulation of content and knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would give certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013; 19. Emphasises the need to develop the wide distribution of content and free circulation of knowledge and to achieve, by 2015, a simple, consumer-friendly legal framework for accessing digital content in Europe, which would increase certainty to consumers and ensure robust solutions that are balanced and attractive for users and rights-holders; urges the EU to accelerate the debate on copyright and to establish an EU copyright title under Article 118 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU by 2013;



Amendment n°266[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Calls on Member States to pursue supply-side policies which serve to consolidate and develop a European digital content industry, new online services and applications and interoperability of the various platforms;



Amendment n°267[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Believes that the EU needs to consider proper further development of copyright licensing and clearance rules in the light of new technologies, new digital delivery means and changing consumer behaviour; calls on the Commission to support adequate solutions for rights clearance, making use of collective licensing schemes, such as extended collective licensing schemes and setting out a framework for transparency and accountability;



Amendment n°268[modifier]

by Angelika Niebler, Herbert Reul

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Stresses the importance of the creative content industries to the Information Society, as a fast-growing and dynamic sector, contributing to growth and employment;



Amendment n°269[modifier]

by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Encourages the Commission and Member States to strengthen the digitisation of the cultural heritage in a way that guarantees access to public content; notes that such a digital heritage can help strengthen the economy, as commercial entities can build added value on such public content;



Amendment n°270[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Undertakes to be pro-active in tackling the issues related to the common regulation of the on-line content, lifting the impediments for Internet-based services, and calls on the other EU institutions to do likewise;



Amendment n°271[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Calls on the Commission and Council to recognise the fundamental difference between commercial and non-commercial copyright infringements; underlines the importance of exceptions and limitations for the development of the knowledge society, in particular when they favour disabled persons or when they directly contribute to research and education;



Amendment n°272[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Emphasises also, in the same spirit, the need to provide European citizens with attractive digital goods and services, ensuring the promotion of European works and cultural diversity; draws the Commission's attention, in this connection, to the need to encourage audiovisual media service providers and internet operators to invest in creative content in order to promote the availability of such content on networks; calls on the Commission to support a constructive dialogue between all players on the sector and to consider as a matter of urgency ways of speeding up digitisation and providing online access to the European heritage;



Amendment n°273[modifier]

by Gunnar Hökmark

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Underlines that global leadership in ICT development is crucial for the prosperity and competitiveness of the European Union;



Amendment n°274[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19b. Believes that EU copyright law should recognise the public's status not only as a consumer but also as a participant in the cultural economy and that, as such, non-commercial file-sharing between individual and non-commercial re-uses of creative works should be allowed; calls on the Commission to produce comprehensive data regarding proposals for funding schemes supporting creation that are based on such non-commercial practices such as the 'creative contribution' or 'culture flat rate';



Amendment n°275[modifier]

by Henri Weber

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Calls on the Commission to consider, within its legislative work programme, the possibility of allowing Member States to apply a reduced VAT rate to the distribution of online cultural goods;



Amendment n°276[modifier]

by Ivo Belet

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19b. Stresses that the European digital agenda must promote the production and dissemination of high-quality and culturally diverse content in the EU in order to take full advantage of the cultural, social and societal advantages which Europe's citizens can derive from such technologies;



Amendment n°277[modifier]

by Ioan Enciu

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
19a. Expresses its deep concern regarding the future of the European digital library project unless radical changes take place in the fields of the digital format of the library, management, efficiency, practicability, usefulness and large-scale mediatisation of the project;



Amendment n°278[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20


Motion for a resolution Amendment
Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence and foster public and private investment in high-risk, collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies and ICT low-carbon applications; proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next Financial Perspective; Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence and foster public and private investment in high-risk, collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies and applications and technologies that go beyond the bounds of conventional ICTs (low carbon emissions, high-efficiency and low-consumption hardware using quantum-based (nano)technologies, bearing in mind that EU-funded ICT research has played a vital role in major European industrial developments, such as micro- and nanoelectronics, public health and the European road safety strategy and that highly advanced research has had and will have manufacturing spin-offs;



Amendment n°279[modifier]

by Matthias Groote

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20. Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence and foster public and private investment in high-risk, collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies and ICT low-carbon applications; proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next Financial Perspective; 20. Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence in order to further reduce energy consumption and damage to the environment by the production and disposal of ICT equipment and foster public and private investment in collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies and ICT applications which make sparing use of energy and resources and produce low carbon dioxide emissions; proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next Financial Perspective;



Amendment n°280[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20. Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence and foster public and private investment in high-risk, collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies and ICT low-carbon applications; proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next Financial Perspective; 20. Considers that, alongside consistent deployment of ICT, it is essential to promote ICT research excellence and foster public and private investment in high-risk, collaborative ICT research and innovation; stresses that Europe should be at the cutting edge in the development of Internet technologies, cloud computing, intelligent environments and supercomputers, and ICT low-carbon applications; proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next Financial Perspective;



Amendment n°281[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20a. Draws special attention to the guarantees which micro and small undertakings should be given to ensure that they are not deprived of the benefits of the development of ICTs;



Amendment n°282[modifier]

by Lena Ek

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20a. Calls for greater investment in the use of open source software in the EU;



Amendment n°283[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20a. Proposes that the EU ICT research budget be doubled (including by means of the ICT-FET Flagship Initiatives) and that the budget for ICT take-up be multiplied by four in the next financial perspective;



Amendment n°284[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 20 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
20b. Regrets the fact that, with respect to attracting, developing and keeping academic talent in ICT, Europe continues to lag behind other leading marketplaces and suffers a substantial brain drain due to better working conditions in the US for academia and researchers; stresses that, to address this problem, Europe needs to work with academia, along with industry, to develop a vibrant career development programme that supports the vital role of the scientific research community in a broad-based world-class ICT innovation strategy;



Amendment n°285[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 21


Motion for a resolution Amendment
21. Is concerned about red tape in the EU Framework Programme (FP); calls on the Commission to eliminate red tape by re-engineering FP processes and by creating a users' board; 21. Is concerned about red tape in the EU Framework Programme (FP); calls on the Commission to eliminate red tape by re-engineering FP processes without jeopardising such a programme, and by creating a users' board;



Amendment n°286[modifier]

by Ilda Figueiredo

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 21 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
21a. Considers that a cutting-edge digital agenda must reject any commoditisation of knowledge, education and research, and emphasises the need to promote free and open-source software;



Amendment n°287[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 21 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
21a. Calls on the Commission to assess with the Member States in what way Directives 2004/17/EC et 2004/18/EC on public works contracts and the transposition thereof support research and innovation and, where appropriate, to identify best practices; calls on the Commission and the Member States to consider developing public works contract innovation indicators;



Amendment n°288[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 21 b (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
21b. Draws attention to the fact that pre-commercial procurement contributes to improving the quality of public services and to reducing the time to market of research results, in particular where the public purchaser requires the companies involved to grant intellectual property rights to third parties under fair and reasonable marketing conditions; reiterates its call on the Commission to draw up a guide to good practice for pre-commercial procurement and to work with the Member States to raise awareness among regional and local authorities; draws attention to the fact that technology platforms can align the early market development of new technologies with the needs of public authorities;



Amendment n°289[modifier]

by Philippe Lamberts on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that making Europe a global leader of a resource-efficient society should be the top priority of the 2015.eu agenda; believes, in this respect, that the implementation of applications such as smart power grids, smart metering, smart mobility, smart water management and eHealth must be regarded as key initiatives of 2015.eu; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015;



Amendment n°290[modifier]

by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that the 2020.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low carbon-economy; calls for exploiting ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 20% in CO2 emissions in key sectors by 2020 and for promoting responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of energy efficient technology in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector should aim to exceed the EU's 2020 targets by 2015 following the development of methodologies by the ICT4EE Forum in collaboration with international standards bodies;



Amendment n°291[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 20% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector should aim to exceed the EU’s 2020 targets by 2015 following the development of methodologies in international standards bodies in collaboration with the ICT4EE Forum;



Amendment n°292[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low carbon-economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction corresponding to a substantial part of the 20% objective as regards CO2 emissions by 2020 (and significantly more of the desired 30% reduction objective), as well as for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points also out that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015;



Amendment n°293[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. 22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; stresses the need to reduce the public sector's consumption of paper by 50% by 2015;



Amendment n°294[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015; 22. Considers that the 2015.eu agenda should aim at mainstreaming ICT for a low-carbon economy; calls for exploitation of ICT technologies to enable a reduction of 15% in CO2 emissions to be achieved in key sectors by 2020 and calls for promotion of responsible energy consumption, notably through the installation of smart meters and other energy-efficient technologies in 50% of homes by 2015; points out also that the ICT sector footprint should be reduced by 50% by 2015;



Amendment n°295[modifier]

by Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22a. Notes that the only means of ensuring the comparability of the data produced in the various Member States and improving energy efficiency is to adopt a common methodology for measuring energy consumption and carbon emissions; points, furthermore, to the need for rapid standardisation of ICTs with a view to ensuring that technologies and services of benefit to EU citizens and businesses are placed online;



Amendment n°296[modifier]

by Marian-Jean Marinescu

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22a. Stresses that ICT could improve road transport and can do more for safer, smarter and greener cars in Europe; urges the Commission, therefore, to include in the Digital Agenda the ecological potential of smart cars and smart roads, as well as R&D pilot projects for V2V and V2R devices, which can open up new business opportunities for European ICT companies;



Amendment n°297[modifier]

by Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22a. Considers that international commerce should be driven by the principle of fair trade, with the aim of achieving a proper balance between the opening-up of markets and the legitimate protection of the various economic sectors, with a particular focus on working and social conditions;



Amendment n°298[modifier]

by Anni Podimata, Robert Goebbels, Britta Thomsen, Patrizia Toia

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22a. Emphasises that the great potential of the digital agenda is not only linked to the challenges ahead concerning the ICT sector, but is much broader and directly linked to EU targets for achieving a high-productivity knowledge economy, boosting the European economy's competitiveness through innovating industries, promoting social and territorial cohesion and universal access to public services, enhancing job creation within the European labour market and therefore promoting altogether a new sustainable EU growth model;



Amendment n°299[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 22 a (new)


Motion for a resolution Amendment
22a. Recalls that the future competitiveness of Europe and its capacity to recover from the current economic crisis largely depend on its ability to facilitate the general and effective deployment of ICT in undertakings; notes, however, that SMEs are still lagging far behind large undertakings; calls on Member States and the Commission to step up support for SMEs as regards the use of ICT tools to increase their productivity;



Amendment n°300[modifier]

by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 23


Motion for a resolution Amendment
23. Considers that the ownership of the 2015.eu agenda by all political levels (EU, national and regional), as well as political visibility, are essential prerequisites for effective implementation; proposes in this regard that Digital Agenda Summits be periodically organised to review progress at Union and Member State level and to renew political impetus; 23. Considers that the ownership of the 2015.eu agenda by all political levels (EU, national and regional) in the spirit of multilevel governance, as well as political visibility, are essential prerequisites for effective implementation; proposes in this regard that Digital Agenda Summits be periodically organised to review progress at Union and Member State level and to renew political impetus;



Amendment n°301[modifier]

by Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 23


Motion for a resolution Amendment
23. Considers that the ownership of the 2015.eu agenda by all political levels (EU, national and regional), as well as political visibility, are essential prerequisites for effective implementation; proposes in this regard that Digital Agenda Summits be periodically organised to review progress at Union and Member State level and to renew political impetus; 23. Considers that the ownership of the 2015.eu agenda by all political and geographical levels (EU, national and regional), as well as political visibility, are essential prerequisites for effective implementation; proposes in this regard that Digital Agenda Summits be periodically organised to review progress at Union and Member State level and to renew political impetus;



Amendment n°302[modifier]

by Teresa Riera Madurell

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 24


Motion for a resolution Amendment
24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation; 24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation across all relevant policy fields (i.e. electronic communications, education, research, innovation, cohesion policy); calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure appropriate coordination among EU and national and regional programmes in this field;



Amendment n°303[modifier]

by Ivailo Kalfin, Catherine Trautmann

Motion for a resolution

Paragraph 24


Motion for a resolution Amendment
24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation; 24. Draws the attention of the Commission specifically to the necessity to set smart (specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic and time-based) objectives and targets and adopt an Action Plan mobilising all appropriate EU instruments: funding, soft law, enforcement and, where necessary, targeted legislation; calls for a regular review of the 2015.eu strategy´s achievements on the basis of a broader set of indicators enabling a qualitative analysis on social impacts;


Amendment CULT n°1[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1


Draft opinion Amendment
1. Notes the consistent achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy; 1. Notes the consistent achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy, which will offer both economic and also social and cultural opportunities for all EU citizens; therefore requests the Commission to develop a comprehensive definition of the digital agenda and make it subject to further discussion with Parliament and the Council, in order to achieve common understanding among the EU institutions on key objectives and goals;



Amendment CULT n°2[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1


Draft opinion Amendment
1. Notes the consistent achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy; 1. Notes the achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy, while respecting European cultural diversity;



Amendment CULT n°3[modifier]

by Maria Badia i Cutchet

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1


Draft opinion Amendment
1. Notes the consistent achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy; 1. Notes the consistent achievements of the i2010 strategy, but calls for more ambitious aims and citizen-orientated priorities under the next strategy, with particular attention to full inclusiveness;



Amendment CULT n°4[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Recognises that Europe’s creative and cultural industries not only play an essential role in encouraging cultural diversity, media pluralism and participatory democracy in Europe, but are also an important engine for sustainable growth in Europe;



Amendment CULT n°5[modifier]

by Iosif Matula

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Calls for respect for transparency, accessibility and equality of opportunity in the use of ITC systems, with a view to improving their user-friendliness for the largest possible number of European citizens;



Amendment CULT n°6[modifier]

by Cătălin Sorin Ivan

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Acknowledges the need to foster an environment that will continue to encourage creative industry;



Amendment CULT n°7[modifier]

by Pál Schmitt

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Underlines that, in order to improve digital competitiveness, greater attention must be paid to levelling out regional differences in terms of access to information technology and broadband Internet coverage;



Amendment CULT n°8[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria, Jean-Marie Cavada

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Recognises the urgent need for a clear definition of the Digital Agenda, as an important aspect of the European cultural dimension and content; calls in this respect on the Commission to implement the Unesco Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in all policy initiatives relating to the Digital Agenda;



Amendment CULT n°9[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1a. Calls for a strong digital agenda at EU level that offers economic and also social and cultural opportunities for all EU citizens; therefore requests the Commission to develop a comprehensive definition of the digital agenda and make it subject to further discussion with Parliament and the Council, in order to achieve common understanding among the EU institutions on key objectives and goals;



Amendment CULT n°10[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 b (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1b. Calls for a comprehensive and integrated approach at EU level which not only promotes investment in new networks and platforms, but also deals with guarantees for the openness, universal accessibility and availability as well as safety of communication devices and infrastructures and contains an adequate policy on fostering media literacy skills, including raising awareness about the use of new technologies;



Amendment CULT n°11[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 c (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1c. Recognises that Europe’s creative and cultural industries not only play an essential role in the promotion of cultural diversity, media pluralism and participatory democracy in Europe, but are also an important engine for sustainable growth in Europe, and thus can play a decisive role in EU economic recovery;



Amendment CULT n°12[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 d (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1d. Stresses that a European digital agenda needs to promote the production and dissemination of high-quality and culturally diverse content in the EU in order to incentivise all EU citizens to adopt digital technologies such as the internet, and to maximise the cultural and social benefits EU citizens can derive from those technologies:



Amendment CULT n°13[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 e (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1e. Asks the Commission to develop, as part of the digital agenda, in particular a modern copyright framework that takes due account of digitisation and convergence of the media and to encourage the development of the internet, which offers many new chances for the circulation of and access to creative content but also poses risks, e.g. in the form of piracy of copyright-protected content;



Amendment CULT n°14[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 f (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1f. Underlines that the so-called digital dividend is a valuable spectrum source for not only economic but also social and cultural development; urges the Commission to recognise the value of enabling highly popular existing platforms, such as digital terrestrial television, to evolve, as well as facilitating the development of other new technologies;



Amendment CULT n°15[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 g (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1g. Underlines the importance of data protection in the digital world and urges the Commission to take account not only of data protection and privacy questions as such, but especially of the specific needs of minors and young adults with respect to these questions;



Amendment CULT n°16[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 h (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1h. Stresses that a comprehensive, participatory and inclusive approach under the EU’s Digital Agenda heavily depends on the non-discriminatory access to and the effective interoperability of services for all citizens;



Amendment CULT n°17[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 i (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1i. Urges the Commission to take due account of the Unesco Convention on Cultural Diversity when developing the digital agenda for Europe and to come up with a policy actively underpinning the objectives of the Convention;



Amendment CULT n°18[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1 j (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
1j. Stresses that pluralism, freedom of the press and respect for cultural diversity are core values and end goals of the European Union; thus calls for the European Commission to ensure the compliance of all proposed EU policies with these values and goals;



Amendment CULT n°19[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of teaching school students how to use online resources;



Amendment CULT n°20[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of ensuring that education systems, particularly elementary schools, provide the necessary equipment and online tools for children and youths so they can work with ICT in a daily routine;



Amendment CULT n°21[modifier]

by Marie-Christine Vergiat, Rui Tavares

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of familiarising children as early as possible with uses of the Internet and including ad hoc programmes in primary school teaching which will teach pupils how to use online resources actively and creatively;



Amendment CULT n°22[modifier]

by Maria Badia i Cutchet

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones (such as e-health and e-governance, which can involve the citizens in a much more direct and participatory fashion), in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment;;



Amendment CULT n°23[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel, Malika Benarab-Attou

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of teaching students of all levels how to use online resources in a critical manner, in order to make them familiar with ICT, especially as far as content is concerned;



Amendment CULT n°24[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of teaching pupils how to use online resources in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political, social and cultural environment;



Amendment CULT n°25[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2


Draft opinion Amendment
2. Underlines the importance of teaching secondary school students how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment; 2. Underlines the importance of teaching schoolchildren, even those at primary level, how to use online resources, in particular governmental ones, in order to make them familiar with ICT and to increase their interest in the political environment;



Amendment CULT n°26[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria, Jean-Marie Cavada

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
2a. Stresses the importance of implementing policies and measures promoting ‘Digital literacy’ in order to reduce barriers to social integration and personal development in a lifelong-learning perspective;



Amendment CULT n°27[modifier]

by Marie-Christine Vergiat, Rui Tavares

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
2a. Suggests that introductory courses in ICT should be made available to everyone in all Member States in order to combat the digital divide, particularly in countries where e‑administration is being developed, as this could not fail to help strengthen social cohesion and public awareness;



Amendment CULT n°28[modifier]

by Santiago Fisas Ayxela

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
2a. Calls on the Commission to take account, in its forthcoming multiannual Youth programmes, of the need for familiarisation with cutting-edge ITC for all young people at all stages of their education, especially in primary school;



Amendment CULT n°29[modifier]

by Iosif Matula

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
2a. Recommends introducing the notion of digital literacy into education systems, starting as early as the pre-primary level, in parallel with foreign languages, with the aim of producing skilled users as early as possible;



Amendment CULT n°30[modifier]

by Iosif Matula

Draft opinion

Paragraph 2 b (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
2b. Recommends regular ITC training sessions at the workplace, with a view to developing employees' digital skills and thus improving productivity, as well as ensuring that no-one is excluded from the labour market on grounds of non-existent or limited ITC skills;



Amendment CULT n°31[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3


Draft opinion Amendment
3. Recognises the importance of e-learning as a method of education adapted to ICT innovations, but underlines the need for the exchange of information between teachers, students and other interested parties; 3. Underlines the importance of e-learning as an essential method of education adapted to ICT innovations and stresses the need to supply e-learning skills, not only to students, but more importantly to the elderly and other groups of society who are not familiar with ICT;



Amendment CULT n°32[modifier]

by Marie-Christine Vergiat, Rui Tavares

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3


Draft opinion Amendment
3. Recognises the importance of e-learning as a method of education adapted to ICT innovations, but underlines the need for the exchange of information between teachers, students and other interested parties; 3. Recognises the importance of e-learning as a method of education adapted to ICT innovations which can meet the needs of people who do not have ready access to conventional educational methods, but underlines the need for the exchange of information between teachers, students and other interested parties;



Amendment CULT n°33[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3


Draft opinion Amendment
3. Recognises the importance of e-learning as a method of education adapted to ICT innovations, but underlines the need for the exchange of information between teachers, students and other interested parties; 3. Recognises the importance of e-learning as a method of education adapted to ICT innovations, but underlines that the exchange of information between teachers, students and other interested parties is an essential prerequisite. International exchanges must also be encouraged in order that educational establishments might regain their important role in promoting understanding between peoples;



Amendment CULT n°34[modifier]

by Kinga Göncz

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
3a. Highlights the importance of access of disadvantaged social groups (such as inactive people, people with low education and the elderly) to digital technologies and ICT innovations as a means of social inclusion and fight against poverty and growing inequalities; therefore urges the Commission and the Member States to carry on with specific programmes (such as eInclusion) aiming at facilitating access for these groups;



Amendment CULT n°35[modifier]

by Pál Schmitt

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
3a. Underlines that greater attention must be paid in the new Digital Agenda to the digitalisation of, and improving citizens’ access to, Europe’s unique cultural heritage;



Amendment CULT n°36[modifier]

by Rui Tavares, Marie-Christine Vergiat

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
3a. Recommends launching an inquiry at European level with a view to obtaining precise indicators from each Member State concerning ICT use and requirements at local level, so as to boost cooperation between official bodies and civil society in order to define objectives and priorities for a new strategy for Europe's information society;



Amendment CULT n°37[modifier]

by Maria Badia i Cutchet

Draft opinion

Paragraph 3 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
3a. Stresses the importance of educating users in how to handle the resources available on the Internet; recalls, especially, that parents and educators need to help instruct children in safe Internet use;



Amendment CULT n°38[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4


Draft opinion Amendment
4. Recommends that an EU level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness; 4. Recommends that an information campaign be initiated at national level on e-services in the public sector in order to increase the use of these services by citizens; encourages the Member States to introduce and further develop e-services in Member States where these are less or not at all developed, as it is an efficient tool for reducing administrative costs in the public sector;



Amendment CULT n°39[modifier]

by Marie-Christine Vergiat, Rui Tavares

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4


Draft opinion Amendment
4. Recommends that an EU‑level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness; 4. Recommends that an EU-level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness, particularly in terms of issues concerning the protection of private life, personal data protection and compliance with copyright rules;



Amendment CULT n°40[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4


Draft opinion Amendment
4. Recommends that an EU-level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness; 4. Recommends that an EU-level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness, notably by the development and dissemination of digital cultural content;



Amendment CULT n°41[modifier]

by Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4


Draft opinion Amendment
4. Recommends that an EU‑level information campaign be initiated in order to achieve a higher level of awareness; 4. Recommends that an EUlevel awareness-raising campaign be initiated in order to ensure that citizens are better informed;



Amendment CULT n°42[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
4a. Urges the Commission to take due account of the Unesco Convention of Cultural Diversity when developing the digital agenda for Europe and to come up with a policy actively underpinning the objectives of the Convention;



Amendment CULT n°43[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
4a. Calls for new investment in research in order to better implement existing digital instruments, to guarantee the access of all citizens to cultural products;



Amendment CULT n°44[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria, Jean-Marie Cavada

Draft opinion

Paragraph 4 b (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
4b. Emphasises that Europeana is the right instrument to enable citizens to access and improve their knowledge of the European cultural heritage;



Amendment CULT n°45[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 5


Draft opinion Amendment
5. Calls for the creation of an annual European ICT Prize, as a symbolic award for the best ICT project submitted by EU citizens, in order to increase the visibility of ICT and its development; deleted



Amendment CULT n°46[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 5 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
5a. Stresses that pluralism, freedom of the press and respect for cultural diversity are core values and end goals of the European Union; thus calls on the Commission to ensure the compliance of all proposed EU policies with these values and goals;



Amendment CULT n°47[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); deleted



Amendment CULT n°48[modifier]

by Nadja Hirsch, Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); deleted



Amendment CULT n°49[modifier]

by Emma McClarkin

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD). deleted



Amendment CULT n°50[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); deleted



Amendment CULT n°51[modifier]

by Marie-Christine Vergiat, Rui Tavares

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); 6. Calls for the establishment of a European digital platform using a range of instruments (Video-On-Demand (VOD) and an Internet portal), where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays;



Amendment CULT n°52[modifier]

by Pál Schmitt

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); 6. Calls for more support for the Europeana portal, which must be given a central role in the upholding and publication of the European audiovisual heritage and other digitalised cultural assets;



Amendment CULT n°53[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); 6. Calls for more intensive use of existing portals and the creation of a new European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD);



Amendment CULT n°54[modifier]

by Cătălin Sorin Ivan

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6


Draft opinion Amendment
6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD); 6. Calls for the creation of a European Portal, where Union citizens would have access to European films as well as other European cultural events such as concerts and plays, through the use of Video-On-Demand (VOD), in strict compliance with copyright rules



Amendment CULT n°55[modifier]

by Iosif Matula

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
6a. Recommends supporting the creation and exploitation of catalogues of European works which could be distributed digitally in the EU to a larger public, using advanced distribution facilities incorporating, where necessary, digital security systems for protecting on-line content;



Amendment CULT n°56[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 6 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
6a. Stresses that a European digital agenda needs to promote the production and dissemination of high-quality and culturally diverse content in the EU in order to incentivise all EU citizens to adopt digital technologies such as the internet, and to maximise the cultural and social benefits EU citizens can derive from those technologies;



Amendment CULT n°57[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria

Draft opinion

Paragraph 7


Draft opinion Amendment
7. Calls on the Commission to organise a hearing with stakeholders to find solutions for VOD as the lack of regulation in this area might affect the ability of citizens to access European cultural products; deleted



Amendment CULT n°58[modifier]

by Cătălin Sorin Ivan

Draft opinion

Paragraph 7


Draft opinion Amendment
7. Calls on the Commission to organise a hearing with stakeholders to find solutions for VOD as the lack of regulation in this area might affect the ability of citizens to access European cultural products; 7. Calls on the Commission to make it their priority to closely observe the national implementation of existing legislation, especially of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive;



Amendment CULT n°59[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 7


Draft opinion Amendment
7. Calls on the Commission to organise a hearing with stakeholders to find solutions for VOD as the lack of regulation in this area might affect the ability of citizens to access European cultural products; 7. Calls on the Commission to organise a hearing with stakeholders to find legal solutions for VOD so as to improve the ability of citizens to access European cultural products;



Amendment CULT n°60[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 7 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
7a. Underlines the fact that the so-called digital dividend is a valuable spectrum source for not only economic but also social and cultural development; urges the Commission to recognise the value of enabling highly popular existing platforms, such as digital terrestrial television, to evolve, as well as facilitating the development of other new technologies;



Amendment CULT n°61[modifier]

by Doris Pack, Marco Scurria, Jean-Marie Cavada

Draft opinion

Paragraph 8


Draft opinion Amendment
8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, not as a competitor to Google Books, but as a complementary programme; deleted



Amendment CULT n°62[modifier]

by Nadja Hirsch, Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 8


Draft opinion Amendment
8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, not as a competitor to Google Books, but as a complementary programme; deleted



Amendment CULT n°63[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 8


Draft opinion Amendment
8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, not as a competitor to Google Books, but as a complementary programme; 8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana;



Amendment CULT n°64[modifier]

by Helga Trüpel

Draft opinion

Paragraph 8


Draft opinion Amendment
8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, not as a competitor to Google Books, but as a complementary programme; 8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana and its content, in particular through more contributions from the Member States and their cultural institutions, and with greater variety so as to include materials such as books, images and letters but also films, concerts or plays;



Amendment CULT n°65[modifier]

by Maria Badia i Cutchet

Draft opinion

Paragraph 8


Draft opinion Amendment
8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, not as a competitor to Google Books, but as a complementary programme; 8. Emphasises the need to improve the use of Europeana, and considers it to be a valuable tool for ensuring access to culture for all citizens on a basis of proper respect for copyright;



Amendment CULT n°66[modifier]

by Nadja Hirsch

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9


Draft opinion Amendment
9. Urges Member States to provide adequate financial support to the EU digitisation policy, while encouraging both the Commission and the Member States to find appropriate solutions to the current legal obstacles. deleted



Amendment CULT n°67[modifier]

by Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9


Draft opinion Amendment
9. Urges Member States to provide adequate financial support to the EU digitisation policy, while encouraging both the Commission and the Member States to find appropriate solutions to the current legal obstacles. 9. Urges Member States to provide adequate financial support to the EU digitisation policy.



Amendment CULT n°68[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9a. Stresses the need for a balanced European approach to copyright, where access for citizens to creative content online is ensured without compromising the need for proper protection of authors’, musicians’ and other artists’ rights to receive an income from their works;



Amendment CULT n°69[modifier]

by Iosif Matula

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9a. Favours more effective measures to fight on-line piracy and ensure copyright protection.



Amendment CULT n°70[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9a. Calls for a comprehensive and integrated approach at EU level which not only promotes investment in new networks and platforms, but also deals with guarantees for the openness, universal accessibility, availability and safety of communication devices and infrastructures, and contains an adequate policy on fostering media literacy skills including raising awareness about the use of new technologies;



Amendment CULT n°71[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 b (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9b. Recognises that Europe’s creative and cultural industries not only play an essential role for the promotion of cultural diversity, media pluralism and participatory democracy in Europe, but are also an important engine for sustainable growth in Europe, and thus can play a decisive role in EU economic recovery;



Amendment CULT n°72[modifier]

by Sabine Verheyen

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 c (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9c. Calls for a strong digital agenda at EU level that offers economic and also social and cultural opportunities for all EU citizens; thus requests the Commission to develop a comprehensive definition of the digital agenda and make it subject to further discussion with Parliament and the Council, in order to achieve common understanding among the EU institutions on key objectives and goals;



Amendment CULT n°73[modifier]

by Petra Kammerevert

Draft opinion

Paragraph 9 a (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
9a. Asks the Commission to develop, as part of the digital agenda, a modern copyright framework that takes due account of digitisation and convergence of the media and to encourage the development of the internet, which offers many new chances for the circulation of and access to creative content but also poses risks, e.g. in the form of piracy of copyright-protected content;]


Amendment IMCO n°1[modifier]

by Zuzana Roithová

Draft opinion

Citation 1 (new)


Draft opinion Amendment
- having regard to its resolution of 21 June 2007 on consumer confidence in the digital environment[1],



Amendment IMCO n°2[modifier]

by Alan Kelly

Draft opinion

Paragraph 1


Draft opinion Amendment
1. Notes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) permeate all sectors of our society and are drivers for productivity; stresses that ICT will be an important element in consolidating further an Online Single Market, and that in order to ensure its success, consumers and citizens must be at the core of the development of a Digital Agenda for Europe; 1. Notes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) must be made available to all sectors of our society, while also recognising that ICT will be a key driver of productivity and economic competitiveness in the future and will be an important element in consolidating further an Online Single Market. Considers that, in order to ensure its success, consumers and citizens must be at the core of the development of a Digital Agenda that must aim to make Europe a leading global player in the field of ICT;



Amendment IMCO n°3[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

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1a. Stresses the importance of the creative content industries to the Information Society, as a fast-growing and dynamic sector, contributing to growth and employment;



Amendment IMCO n°4[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein, Alan Kelly

Draft opinion

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Draft opinion Amendment
2. Calls on the Commission to publish an annual review of the progress in the implementation of specific policy tools such as broadband, eInclusion, eHealth, eLearning and eBusiness in the individual Member States, showing how these tools have been innovatively modified to provide consumers with a service reflecting the state of the art in the ICT sector;


2. Calls on the Commission to publish an annual review of the progress in the implementation of specific policy tools such as broadband, eInclusion, eHealth, eLearning and eBusiness in the individual Member States, showing how these tools have been innovatively modified to provide consumers with a service reflecting the state of the art in the ICT sector and to work towards making as many government services as possible available to the consumer online, but also recognising the need to educate citizens across the EU in order to fully exploit the benefits of ICT;



Amendment IMCO n°5[modifier]

by Cornelis de Jong

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2a. Welcomes the position stated by Commissioner Kroes that the Digital Agenda is only legitimate if full access is guaranteed both for private individuals and for small businesses, and calls on the Commission to make specific proposals for combating the digital divide;




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As Commissioner Kroes has stated, the Digital Agenda is an agenda for all. As not everybody in Europe is, or can be, digitally active, it is important to guard against a digital divide which would place certain categories of people - both private individuals and small businesses - at a disadvantage, or would aggravate that which they are already suffering.


Amendment IMCO n°6[modifier]

by Konstantinos Poupakis

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Calls on the Commission, in cooperation with Member States, to expand its policy for promoting digital literacy so that all citizens are able to use online technologies in their daily lives with the objective of developing new social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities;



Amendment IMCO n°7[modifier]

by Zuzana Roithová

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3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming; considers, however, that the imposition of a minimal tariff cap prevents roaming fees from being more competitive; 3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming, since roaming fees did not reflect underlying costs; deplores the fact that the imposition of a minimal tariff cap on roaming fees was needed; considers that these caps should be lifted once the roaming fees reflect the underlying cost structure as is the case in a competitive market;


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The intervention in the roaming market is based on a lack of competition as reflected in the difference between the roaming fees and the costs to provide these services. Furthermore, national regulatory authorities were unable to intervene because of the cross-border nature of roaming. Nevertheless, once the market has become competitive, the minimum tariff caps should be lifted.


Amendment IMCO n°8[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein, Alan Kelly

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3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming; considers,

however, that the imposition of a minimal tariff cap prevents roaming fees from being more competitive;

3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming; underlines the further need for constant monitoring of EU mobile roaming prices, including those of data roaming, in order to ensure a well-functioning, consumer-oriented and competitive internal market;



Amendment IMCO n°9[modifier]

by Cornelis de Jong

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3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming; considers, however, that the imposition of a minimal tariff cap prevents roaming fees from being more competitive; 3. Welcomes the rapid implementation of the legislation on roaming, which has tackled excessive charging;





Amendment IMCO n°10[modifier]

by Konstantinos Poupakis

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Draft opinion Amendment
Stresses that the Commission and Member States should continue to take action to improve digital security with the aim of informing citizens about ways of preventing digital hazards and boosting their confidence about the new technological resources;



Amendment IMCO n°11[modifier]

by Alan Kelly, Cornelis de Jong

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4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of an effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more accessible and transparent (such as, amongst other online services, music downloads); 4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of a safe, secure and effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more accessible and transparent while providing the highest possible level of consumer protection (such as, amongst other online services, music downloads);



Amendment IMCO n°12[modifier]

by Zuzana Roithová

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4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of an effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more accessible and transparent (such as, amongst other online services, music downloads); 4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of an effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more competitive, accessible, cross-border and transparent (such as, amongst other online services, music downloads) and putting an end to territorial discrimination (e.g. based on the country of residence or where the credit card has been issued);


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Despite the borderless character of the Internet, consumers find that some e-commerce businesses have actually re-introduced territorial barriers through technology. Businesses may either refuse access to consumers depending on their country of residence or apply dissimilar conditions for the same type of services in different Member States. According to the results of the Euro barometer survey 298 (2008), on average for all sales channels, in 2008, 8% of consumers who had made a cross border purchase were prevented from purchasing cross-border because they lived in a country other than where the trader was located. country of residence of the consumer. Cases of refusal to sell, where the internet is the selling method, represent between 1% and 2% of cross-border complaints cases handled by the European Consumer Centres, according to the European Commission’s report on cross-border e-commerce SEC(2009) 283 final.


Amendment IMCO n°13[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

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4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of an effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more accessible and transparent (such as, amongst other online services, music downloads); 4. Underlines the need to overcome barriers to cross-border e-commerce and boost consumer confidence through the development of an effective policy for a Digital Single Market for Europe by making online services in Europe more competitive, accessible, cross-border and transparent in compliance with copyright rules while providing the highest possible level of consumer protection (such as, amongst other online services, books, audiovisual and music content services) and putting an end to territorial discrimination (e.g. based on the country of residence or where the credit card has been issued);



Amendment IMCO n°14[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

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4a. Stresses the need for initiatives in the Member States to improve e-skills in the general public, since the lack of e-skills constitutes a clear obstacle to cross-border e-commerce;



Amendment IMCO n°15[modifier]

by Konstantinos Poupakis

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Draft opinion Amendment
Stresses that Member States must promote the use Of Information And Communication Technologies (ICT) and use high-speed internet connections at all levels of education;



Amendment IMCO n°16[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

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Draft opinion Amendment
5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers.


5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers, without compromising citizens' access to creative content online.





Amendment IMCO n°17[modifier]

by Zuzana Roithová

Draft opinion

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5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers. 5.  Calls on the Commission, after consulting consumers' organisations, to present a European charter of users' rights in the Information Society that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding data protection and privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also integrate consumers rights’ into the current copyright framework and achieve a fair balance between the authors’ rights and the general public’s access to content and knowledge.


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It is important to refer to both data protection and privacy as both are now fundamental rights since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. When it comes to Intellectual Property, the notion of consumers’ rights is absent from the current copyright framework. A number of permitted uses are only allowed as exceptions and limitations to authors’ exclusive rights. Striking a balance between the competing interests requires exceptions and limitations to become mandatory and not be overridden by contractual terms. A clear set of users’ rights needs to be recognised, including those current limitations that are of direct interest to consumers, namely the private copying exceptions.

Amendment IMCO n°18[modifier]

by Róża Thun Und Hohenstein

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5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers. 5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding data protection, privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also integrate the current copyright framework and achieve a fair balance between the right-holders’ rights and the general public’s access to content and knowledge.



Amendment IMCO n°19[modifier]

by Alan Kelly, Cornelis de Jong

Draft opinion

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5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers. 5. Recognises the importance of a European charter of users' rights that would clarify the rights and obligations of information society consumers; considers that this should include in particular users’ rights relating to digital content and should guarantee basic interoperability performance (particularly among public administrations) and standards, especially regarding the protection of privacy and the rights of vulnerable users (such as improving the accessibility of internet pages for disabled persons); emphasises that a European charter of users' rights should also cover the intellectual property of authors, publishers and content providers, but notes that sanctions in the field of copyright must be targeted at commercial exploiters before individual citizens as a point of principle.



Amendment IMCO n°20[modifier]

by Malcolm Harbour

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Draft opinion Amendment
5a. Notes the importance of equipping EU citizens with digital skills in order to help them fully exploit the benefits of being online and participating in the digital society; emphasises the potential this will have for shopping cross-border and accessing digital services.



Amendment IMCO n°21[modifier]

by Morten Løkkegaard

Draft opinion

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Draft opinion Amendment
5a. Underlines that a global approach is essential when addressing challenges such as data protection and piracy; encourages in this regard close cooperation between the EU and the Internet Governance Forum.



Amendment IMCO n°22[modifier]

by Malcolm Harbour

Draft opinion

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5b. Underlines the importance which will attach to a strong digital agenda in the completion of the internal market, both in the removal of administrative and regulatory barriers to cross-border trade and also in improving confidence and trust in online services; notes the fragmentation in the single market for digital services and products; therefore calls on the Commission to address this digital gap, including increasing the effectiveness of cross-border enforcement and redress;



Amendment IMCO n°23[modifier]

by Malcolm Harbour

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5c. Notes that the legal framework under which Member States can subsidise universal service is now completely out of date; calls on the Commission to produce its long awaited review of universal service without delay, so that new initiatives to stimulate broadband and mobile access at high data speed are not held back;



Amendment IMCO n°24[modifier]

by Malcolm Harbour

Draft opinion

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5d. Notes that there are some ambiguities in the State Aid rules that may affect community-supported broadband services, particularly in the ability of public authorities to consolidate their own network demands as the basis for new investment; requests the Commission to deal with these problems urgently;



Amendment IMCO n°25[modifier]

by Malcolm Harbour

Draft opinion

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Draft opinion Amendment
5e. Highlights the importance of guaranteeing equivalent access to disabled end-users to the level available to other end-users, as promoted by the European Parliament in its review of the Universal Service and Users' Rights Directive; requests the Commission to take the utmost account of disabled users' needs in the '2015.eu agenda'.



Amendment IMCO n°26[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

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Draft opinion Amendment
6a. Stresses the importance of achieving broadband for all by 2013 to close the digital divide and create a more democratic, open and inclusive society; emphasises that this goal can best be achieved through market mechanisms as far as possible, without burdensome sectoral taxation; considers that, while reinforcing competition in services to boost affordability, targeted State aid is necessary to extend the reach of open new fibre networks and wireless technologies also in regions where higher-speed fixed networks cannot be supported in the medium term.



Amendment IMCO n°27[modifier]

by Matteo Salvini

Draft opinion

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Draft opinion Amendment
7a. Stresses the need to fully implement the new electronic communications regulatory framework in order to achieve competitive markets for electronic communications networks, products and services, a sound environment for investments in new technologies and an enhanced single market for the information society; recalls that pro-competitive economic regulation can only be removed once fully competitive markets are achieved.


See also some other texts
  1. Texts Adopted, P6_TA(2007)0287.