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POLICY NEWS
Google may face another competition probe
 
According to the Financial Times, there is a possibility that the European Commission might open a third investigation into Google’s alleged anticompetitive practices. This case would be about its online advertising dominance. Read more.
EU Health Commissioner announced his priorities
 
Commissioner Andriukaitis outlined the priorities during his five-year term which can be summarised in one sentence: The more health systems invest in prevention now, the less they will pay in treatment costs in the future.  Read more.
EU scientific guidance for health claims open for stakeholders’ input
 
The European Food Safety Authority has published a guidance to clarify its health claims scientific criteria and you can contribute until 11 September. Read more.
Big movie studios under EU competition scrutiny
 
The European Commission has initiated an antitrust investigation against UK Sky and six major US movie studios for preventing consumers’ cross-border access to content. Read more.
The European Data Protection Supervisor chips in on data protection reform
 
The EDSP, Mr Giovanni Buttarelli, has published his own suggestions for the ongoing negotiations for the General Data Protection Regulation. He has also published an app where you can compare different negotiation texts. Read more.
Digital Single Market to be discussed by the European Parliament 
 
The European Parliament is expected to debate the DSM strategy in autumn. Parliament’s internal market and consumer protection committee (IMCO) and the industry committee (ITRE) are jointly taking the parliamentary lead on the issue. 
EACA NEWS
EAC 2015: second chance to take EAC 2015 and first online exam ever!
 
Registrations for the second edition of the European Advertising Certificate 2015 are now open to agency employees across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For the first time since its creation, the EAC Exam will be held ONLINE on 5 November 2015. Encourage your young professionals to register today and get certified! For more information, visit http://certificate.eaca.eu or contact certificate@eaca.eu
EACA International Summer School 2015 was our best yet!

After an intense week of workshops and team work, Summer School participants graduated on 10 July by pitching to the client, Bodegas Barbadillo, the biggest Spanish exporter of manzanilla wine. The client was highly impressed with all campaigns and took many ideas back to their board. This year’s addition of the Digital Programme was also a big success with trainers coming from renowned tech companies to teach young professionals working on digital marketing. Visit our Facebook page and our Twitter to hear more about participants’, client’s and jurors’ impressions on the Summer School.
EACA Euro Effie Awards Gala 2014: Registrations are open
 
Registrations are open for tickets to the EACA Euro Effie Awards Gala, which will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels. The EACA Euro Effies are the Gold Standard in Commercial Communications Effectiveness and recognise excellence in commercial communications for campaigns that have run and can prove effectiveness in at least two European countries. 
INDUSTRY NEWS § EVENTS
Great news from Italy!
 
17 major Italian PR agencies joined the Italian Association of Communications Companies (ASSOCOM). ASSOCOM also changed its statutory rules and announced the second edition of the Italian Festival of Creativity in November this year. Read more.
GWA successfully reforms Effie Awards
 
The number of submissions for GWA Effie Awards has increased by 50 %. 132 entered the competition in ten newly created categories such as “Comeback”, “Activation”, “New-New” or “Brand Experience”. GWA Effie introduced new categories that reflect the latest communication trends. The award ceremony will take place on 5 November 2015 in Frankfurt. Read more.
Belgian agencies scored in Cannes
 
With 14 Cannes Lions for the Belgian agencies, including one Bronze for ACC Belgium for the Copywriters/Jobless campaign by Happiness, ACC doubled the score versus last year.  For the third year in a row ACC brings together all Belgian Cannes winners on www.belgianwinners.be.
Michael Conrad and Joao Daniel Tikhomiroff to be Jury Chairmen of Ad Black Sea festival
 
Ad Black Sea (24-27 September, Batumi, Georgia) international advertising festival has announced its Jury Chairmen. The Chairman of the Best Idea Jury is Michael Conrad, President of Berlin School of Creative Leadership, Germany. Joao Daniel Tikhomiroff, Founder and Director of Mixer from Brazil, is leading the Best Video Content & Other branded content Jury. Agencies and companies involved in advertising, production, media, PR, design and creative industries are invited to submit their creative projects before the entry deadline – 21 August 2015. Read more.
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