The afternoon session on 26 May is devoted to industry and internal market affairs, with a specific focus on the digital single market. Before the Council session, ministers for competitiveness have a joint lunch debate with ministers responsible for telecommunications on different aspects of the digital single market.
The Council is invited to agree on a general approach on a draft regulation for ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market. The fourth edition of the “competitiveness check-up” allows ministers to put forward priorities and to respond to urgent issues and developments of the real economy. It includes an exchange of views on the theme “productivity of services and impact of digitalisation”.
The Council is invited to adopt conclusions on “Digital single market technologies and public services modernisation”.
The Council also takes note of the state of play on a new proposal aimed at reviewing the posting of workers directive.
Ministers finally hold a debate on better regulation to strengthen competitiveness with a view to adopting conclusions.
In the evening of 26 May, ministers responsible for space policy exchange views on the uptake of space data from European space programmes to contribute to growth and jobs and to find solutions for societal challenges.