Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 28/01/2019
Events to look out for
Webinar: doing business in China and the importance of trade secrets – 1 February 2019, 10:30 CET.
EU policies for better business
European Commission fines Mastercard EUR 570 million for obstructing merchants' access to cross-border card payment services. The European Commission has fined the card scheme Mastercard for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks established elsewhere in the Single Market, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2019. Every year, the awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. If your business helps citizens, industry or the public sector work towards the Energy Union, you can submit your idea. Applications are open until 11 February 2019.
Make Copernicus data and services work for you. Apply for the Copernicus Incubator programme and get EUR 50,000 to boost your space start-up. Applications are open until 15 February.
Have your say on the role of the euro. The European Commission launched several targeted consultations to explore how to increase the international role of the euro currency in specific sectors: agricultural and food commodities, metals and minerals, and transport sector manufacturers in the field of aircraft, maritime and railway transport.