Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 22/07/2019
Events to look out for
LinkedIn live: resolving disputes between online platforms and businesses - 25 July, 11:00 CET. The European Commission (EC) is rolling out new rules to make trade on online platform safer and more transparent for small businesses. Join this live discussion on the EC LinkedIn page to find out what this means for business owners.
IPforBusiness: from idea to commercialisation - various dates. The European Patent Academy together with the European IP Helpdesk is organising a training series on the commercialisation of Intellectual Property by looking closely at SME case studies. The first training takes place on 2 September in Oslo (Norway).
EIB Group and Česká spořitelna team up to support businesses. The European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund and Česká spořitelna (ČS) are channeling €306 million of new financing into small and medium-sized businesses in Czechia. The agreement will help about 250 companies and support nearly 43,000 jobs across the country.
EU policies for better business
European Commission fines US chipmaker Qualcomm for engaging in predatory pricing. Last week, the European Commission fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.
Call for proposals: community building for women entrepreneurship. The European Commission is looking for consortia to manage the WEgate platform and encourage community building around the issue of women entrepreneurship. Applications are open until 5 September.