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Activities of Carlos ZORRINHO related to 2015/2147(INI)

Plenary speeches (1)

Towards a Digital Single Market Act (debate) PT
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/2147(INI)

Amendments (25)

Amendment 39 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the use of the internet and mobile communications has changed the way users communicate, invent, consume and share, companies and workers within companies communicate, invent, consume, share, design, manufacture, deliver, invoice and maintain material and immaterial goods; wWhereas this development has expanded the market place, facilitating the access byof small companies to a customer base of 500 million customers, and the development by entrepreneurs of new ideas and of new business models;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 43 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the use of the internet and mobile communications has changed the way users communicate, invent, consume and share; whereas this has expanded the market place, facilitating access by small and medium-sized companies to a customer base of 500 million customers and the development by entrepreneurs of new ideas;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 76 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas all Union policies and legislation in the area of the Digital Single Market should allow new opportunities for users and, businesses, and start-ups to emerge, especially within today’s service society, while taking a holistic approach that considers their social dimension as they inevitably involve structural changes;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 81 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas all Union policies and legislation in the area of the Digital Single Market should allow new opportunities for users and businesses to emerge and grow, especially within today’s service society, while taking a holistic approach that considers their social dimension as they inevitably involve structural changes;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 147 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D b (new)
Db. whereas regions in the EU are on very different levels when it comes to their digital connectivity, human capital, use of internet, integration of digital technology by businesses, and digital public services as shown by the Digital Agenda Scoreboard; Whereas the regions which score low on these five indicators are at the risk of missing out on benefits of the digital era;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 148 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D c (new)
Dc. whereas access to digital infrastructure allowing high speed connectivity is increasingly important to both businesses and consumers, and especially remote, rural, and mountainous/island areas, which could be left behind in this 'regional digital divide';
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 149 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D d (new)
Dd. whereas 44.8 % of households in the EU1 a do not have access to fast internet and current policies and incentives have failed to deliver adequate digital infrastructure, particularly in rural areas; __________________ 1a [1] Eurostat 2014: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics- explained/index.php/Information_society_ statistics_at_regional_level#People_who_ never_used_the_internet
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 150 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D e (new)
De. whereas the digital divide will continue to grow between those who are connected and are not connected, those who have the skills and who do not have the skills, as well as those who have capabilities to access digital single market and those with disabilities, if more focus is not put into getting all citizens 'internet ready' and a truly holistic approach is launched and supported by the EU, based on boosting investments in infrastructures and skills;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 156 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the Digital Single Market poses a major challenge in terms of governance that has to be taken into consideration from the outset;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 183 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Reminds that an inclusive digital infrastructure allowing high speed connectivity for all, connecting 100 per cent of European citizens and companies, and covering all parts of the European Union including rural and remote areas is a crucial prerequisite of an efficient digital single market; Encourages the Commission to take connectivity for all as a basis of its further activities in the related sectors in order to avoid the digital divide;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 263 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the urgent need for the Commission and Member States to promote a more dynamic economy for innovation to flourish and for companies to scale up, through the development of e- government, a modernised regulatory framework fit for the emergence and scale- up of innovative businesses, for the digital transformation of existing businesses, a cohesive and inclusive society, and a long term investment strategy in infrastructure, skills, research and innovation;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 271 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Commission to support the digitalisation of industry through an agenda for smart industry, including by facilitating EU and global standards- setting and interoperability;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 282 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Commission, in cooperation with Member States, to further develop initiatives to boost entrepreneurship and all forms of innovation, business-oriented or for the common good, that range from changing the mind-set on how success is defined, to promoting an entrepreneurial and innovation culture with a special attention given to the start-ups; believes, in addition, that the diversity and specific attributes of the different national innovation hubs and innovation models could be turned into a real competitive advantage for the EU, if they are effectively interconnected;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 291 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Considers it essential to bring about a paradigm shift as regards industrialisation and urges the Commission and the Member States to encourage the digitalisation of industry and Industry 4.0, as this would enable the EU to create a distinctive, innovative ‘brand’ to help it tackle the challenges of competition in today’s world;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 294 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Considers the Digital Single Market to be an opportunity to develop a European digital identity and the basics of a common digital language;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 330 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6d. Calls on the European Commission to fight legal fragmentation by significantly increasing the co-ordination of different DGs while drafting new regulation and strongly encouraging the member states to secure that the way they are implementing the regulation stays coherent;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 354 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls on the Commission, the Member States and the stakeholders to fully utilize the means at hand to promote innovations, to facilitate the growth of European industrial internet and facilitate industries' transformation to digital era; Underlines that trust, data protection and cybersecurity are essential elements of digital economy and society; Recognizes that the employment and social welfare policies need to be updated for the digital era;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 514 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Stresses that accessible, affordable, efficient and high-quality delivery services are an essential prerequisite for thriving cross-border e-commerce; supports the proposed measures to improve price transparency, interoperability and regulatory oversight that should target both the smooth functioning of cross-border parcel delivery markets and compliance with relevant social and labour rights, allowing enough flexibility for the delivery market to evolve and adapt to technological innovations; again points to the need to guarantee delivery at affordable prices in outermost and remote areas and hence ensure that physical barriers do not make distance an insurmountable difficulty, shortening distances being one aim of the Digital Single Market;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 555 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Considers that ambitious actions are needed to improve access to legal digital content, goods and services, in particular by ending unjustified geo- blocking practices, without an obligation for small companies to offer EU-wide services if they want to operate locally, and unfair price discrimination based on geographical location;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 667 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 e (new)
19e. Underlines that while the current telecom framework has made substantial progress towards achieving its aims, the EU telecom regulatory framework remains fragmented; thus urges the next review to aim at a further evolution of the framework taking account of market, social and technological developments and future trends;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 671 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 c (new)
19c. Believes that investment in next- generation broadband infrastructure is clearly key to achieving a digital economy and society; in order to maximise investments, telecoms policies should enable all players to make efficient investments;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 678 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Believes that investments into broadband infrastructures should be boosted; where there is market failure, different possibilities exist to speed up connectivity, for example by stimulating demand though community based projects, attaching licencing to coverage requirements of the universal service, reviewing state aid and using existing EU funds;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 693 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Considers that the next review of the Telecom Framework should include the overdue review of the universal service directive to fit digital age, including the obligation to offer broadband internet access at a fair price in response to the urgent need to reduce the digital divide;
2015/10/21
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 774 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Stresses that uniform enforcement of the Connected Continent package, including the end of roaming surcharges and the net neutrality principle, requires the establishment of a single European telecommunications regulatornet neutrality principle and the end of roaming surcharges requires strong role for the BEREC and the European Commission, in cooperation with the National Regulatory Authorities;
2015/10/22
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 959 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 b (new)
26b. Urges the Commission to strengthen the competitiveness and security of the European big data infrastructure, including super computers, through Horizon 2020 and other public and private support mechanisms;
2015/10/22
Committee: ITREIMCO