Published on March 18, 2008
EU AFFAIRS: A MUST FOR DISTANCE SELLINGOur involvement in Brussels – a matter of teamwork : EU AFFAIRS: A MUST FOR DISTANCE SELLING Our involvement in Brussels – a matter of teamwork Berlin, 1 December 2006 Aad WEENING, Secretary General Emel YAVUZ, Director EU Affairs Susanne CZECH, new Secretary General A G E N D A: A G E N D A The Grand Westin Berlin - Germany Slide3: OUR NETWORK IN EUROPE OUR VOICE IN BRUSSELS Range of Goods and Services : Online Range of Goods and Services Offline The sector today: : Multi-channel The sector today: Multi-Market 2005 per head: total distance selling (€): 2005 per head: total distance selling (€) 434 Services included Only goods (on & offline) 2005 per capita (€): only goods (on & offline) : 2005 per capita (€): only goods (on & offline) Online USAGE Europe(% population): Online USAGE Europe (% population) Mail volume per country (courtesy Posteurop): Number of addressed mail items delivered per capita* Source: Ecorys 2005 * includes addressed, items of correspondence, addressed printed matters Mail volume per country (courtesy Posteurop) Mobile Phone Market Europe: Mobile Phone Market Europe Slide12: EU Member States and candidate countries MAIN EU INSTITUTIONS: : MAIN EU INSTITUTIONS: Mandate of present Commission: 2009 27 Commissioners, including Bulgaria and Romania (2007) Present legislature ends 2009 732 members – consensus !! Rotating presidency every six months: 2/2006: Finland 1/2007: Germany 2/2007: Portugal 1/2008: Slovenia 2/2008: France 1/2009: Czech Republic 2/2009: Sweden THE COMMISSION TEAM (sel): THE COMMISSION TEAM (sel) Barroso (goal)- © Verheugen (ENTR) Frattini (JAI) Dimas (ENV) Almunia (ECFIN) Kovacs (TAX) Kroes (COMP) Mandelson (TRADE) Reding (INFOSOC) Kyprianou (SANCO) McCreevy (MARKT) Subst: Rehn (ENLARG) Barrot (TRANS) Kuneva (SANCO - new) Team Barroso Coach: EU Council Referee: ECJ Asst: Ombudsman Asst: Nat. Courts Supervisor: EURPARL General regulatory EU issues: General regulatory EU issues Our main concerns: Our main concerns Impact EU initiatives on distance selling: Impact EU initiatives on distance selling Order Contract Delivery Invoicing Returns Marketing Data protection legislation Review of the Distance Selling Directive Applicable law (Rome I, Rome II, Services Directive) Review of the Distance Selling Directive Third Postal Directive Environmental Issues Single European Payment Area Consumer Credit Directive Review of the Distance Selling Directive Inconsistency in EU approach: Inconsistency in EU approach Distance Selling opt-out for mail, e-mail, telephone General Data Protection: opt-out and self-regulation E-Commerce Directive: country of origin Red Tape discussion: decrease administrative burden How to influence and be involved : How to influence and be involved Decision-making procedures: Co-decision: Decision-making procedures: Co-decision Commission proposal First Reading Second Reading Conciliation Parliament Members from 2007: Germany 99 France 72 Italy 72 UK 72 Poland 50 Spain 50 Romania 33 Netherlands 25 Belgium 22 Greece 22 Portugal 22 Czech Republic 20 Hungary 20 Sweden 18 Austria 17 Bulgaria 17 Denmark 13 Finland 13 Slovakia 13 Ireland 12 Lithuania 12 Latvia 8 Slovenia 7 Cypres 6 Estonia 6 Luxembourg 6 Malta 5 Total Number of MEP’s: 732 Parliament Members from 2007 Council: votes per country after 2007: France 29 Germany 29 Italy 29 UK 29 Poland 27 Spain 27 Romania 14 Netherlands 13 Belgium 12 Czech Republic 12 Greece 12 Hungary 12 Portugal 12 Austria 10 Bulgaria 10 Sweden 10 Denmark 7 Finland 7 Ireland 7 Lithuania 7 Slovakia 7 Cypres 4 Estonia 4 Latvia 4 Luxembourg 4 Slovenia 4 Malta 3 Total Votes: 345 - Blocking Minority: 90 votes or 13 Member States or <62% of EU population Council: votes per country after 2007 Decision Making – EMOTA Involvement: Decision Making – EMOTA Involvement Commission Council Parliament Associations Governments PR support: more visibility : PR support: more visibility Elements of the action plan : Elements of the action plan FAMOUS QUOTES : FAMOUS QUOTES Slide28: Team plus coach: a winning combination Slide29: Trinidad – Uruquay 1 – 0 (World Cup 2006) Slide30: Selection: Stefan Mumelter (Austria) Barbara Döninger (Austria) Ivan Vandermeersch (Belgium) Tomas Hajek (Cz. Republic) Bjarne Willingshǿj (Danmark) Jari Perko (Finland) Marc Lolivier (France) Thomas Lolivier (Germany BVH) Christian Russ (Germany BDV) Mark Hogarth(Great Britain) Jean Paul Ehrmann (Greece) Gyorgy Thurzo (Hungary) Howard Jacobs (Ireland) Pier Attilio Rubini (Italy) Wijnand Jongen(Netherlands) Gerhard Anthun (Norway) Piotr Pokrzywa (Poland) Mihai Petroff (Romania) Michael Yatsenko (Russia) Juraj Sebo (Slovakia) Bostjan Zrimsek (Slovenia) Iniãki Uriarte (Spain) Sol Mestre (Spain) Lennart Helgesson (aka THE LEGEND - Sweden) Mark Meier (Switzerland) Coach: Susanne Czech Asst. Coach: Emel Yavuz Advisers: Strategy, LEX, PR Board: GM and his team The winning team: Team EMOTA: Slide31: CONCLUSION:
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