IG summary

The monthly summaries of Internet governance developments in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area represent one of the two components of the SEEDIG-DiploFoundation-Geneva Internet Platform initiative – Internet governance developments in SEE.

Each summary is intended to provide a monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities  happening in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.

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[NEW] The February 2017 summary is now available.

Main highlights:

  • Greece: The country ratifies the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenofobia and Racism.
  • Romania: The Ministry of Communications and Information Society launches a public consultation on principles to be included in a law on the management of .ro – Romania’s country code top-level domain.
  • Bulgaria: The sunrise period for the registration of domain names under the .бг Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) is launched.
  • Croatia: Taxi drivers protest against Uber, asking authorities to ban the platform from operating within the country.
  • Serbia: The government decides to introduce ‘Computer science and ICT’ as a compulsory subject for fifth grade elementary school students.
  • Ukraine: The Ministry of Information Policy sends a letter to Facebook asking the company ‘to develop a verification mechanism for unreliable news’.
  • Georgia: As the parliament published a series of draft laws aimed to amend and enhance the country’s legislation in the field of electronic communications, Internet Service Providers raise concerns over their ability to comply with the proposed provisions.
  • This issue also includes coverage of several Internet-related events that took place in SEE and the neighbouring area over the past month.
  • A list of upcoming regional events is also part of the February issue.

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