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IEU Single Market Telegram 14 February 2019

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LABOR AUTHORITY: European Labour Authority: Romanian Presidency reaches a provisional agreement with the European Parliament +++ Fair labor mobility: EU Commission welcomes agreement on the European Labour Authority +++ EU Commission Q&A on the European Labour Authority +++ EPP: Better law enforcement for a fair European labor market +++ Agreement on European Labour Authority - a major success for the S&D Group +++ Europa-SPD: Gemeinsame Arbeitskontrollbehörde beschlossen" - Arbeitsschutz unter Beobachtung" +++ A big step towards a more social Europe - Greens/EFA on the European Labour Authority  ONLINE PLATFORMSEP IMCO Committee: Online platforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businessesDigital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms' trading practicesEU Commission Q&A on new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms' trading prac…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 14 February 2019

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INVESTMENT SCREENING: EU to scrutinize foreign direct investment more closely  - MEPs +++ EU Commission welcomes European Parliament's support for investment screening framework +++ DG Trade: Screening of foreign direct investment - an EU framework +++ EPP: EU no longer taking a naive stance on globalization +++ EVP/CSU: Europas Firmen vor Übernahmen besser schützen! +++ BDI zur EP-Entscheidung zur Überprüfung von Auslandsinvestitionen: Offenheit und Sicherheit in gutem Einklang +++  VALUE CHAINSEP Think-tank Briefing - Global and regional value chains: Opportunities for European SMEs' internationalization and growth - 14-02-2019 EASTERN PARTNERSHIPVice-President Dombrovskis and Young European Ambassadors launch 10th-anniversary celebrations of the Eastern Partnership USA VS RUSSIAAuswärtiges Amt: Welt in Scherben oder erneuerter Multilateralismus?Europa-SPD: Europas Sicherheit im luftleeren Raum - Parlament fordert Neuverhandlung zum INF-Vertra…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 14 February 2019

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CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS: EU cross-border payments outside Eurozone: MEPs scrap excessive fees +++ EU Commission FAQ: Intra-EU cross-border payments +++  PEPP: Better Finance: Final EU Compromise on European Personal Pensions: good news for EU Pension Savers, but beware the imbedded “Capital Guarantee” Scam +++ Private pension solutions can not solve a public pension crisis - FinanceWatch +++  ECBECB: Breaking the shackles: Zombie firms, weak banks and depressed restructuring in EuropeECB: Anticipating the bust: a new cyclical systemic risk indicator to assess the likelihood and severity of financial crises THE EUROAt a Glance - The euro at 20: Benefits of the Single Currency for Citizens - 14-02-2019 BANKING UNIONBriefing - Measures to strengthen NordLB’s capital position - 14-02-2019John Iannis Mourmouras: Recent developments in tackling the Greek non-performing loans problem - Bank for International SettlementsEuropean Banking Federation:  EUROPEAN BANK…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 February 2019

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BREXIT: House of Commons debates new motion on Brexit next steps +++ UK Government: Correspondence: EU Settlement Scheme: update +++ EPC: Brexit negotiations update - Scotland’s future in Europe +++ CFS-Umfrage zum Thema "Harter Brexit" +++  TRANSPARENCY: Parliament, Commission and Council held a third round of talks on the proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register MERGERSEU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over North Sea Midstream Partners by Kuwait Investment Authority and IIFEU Commission clears creation of joint venture by EQT and  WidexConcentrations: La Commission approuve l'acquisition de Tower Europe par FSD EUROJUST‘MF’ files: two-day coordination meeting at Eurojust CJEUA national law cannot invalidate, by a retroactive, general and automatic rule, credit agreements concluded with foreign lenders which were not authorised to provide credit services in that Member StateThe General Court annuls the Commission’s d…

IEU Environment Telegram 14 February 2019

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REACH: Exposition aux produits chimiques au quotidien : le Gouvernement se mobilise pour mieux protéger les citoyens européens et notre environnement +++ Bundesumweltministerium: EU trifft Brexit-Vorsorge für den Chemikalienhandel - Europäische Chemikalienagentur ECHA kündigt „Brexit-Übertragungsfenster“ an +++  DRINKING WATER: EP Think-tank_: Briefing - Revision of the Drinking Water Directive - 14-02-2019 +++ Österreich: Bundesratspräsident Appé: Öffentliche Wasserversorgung für die Zukunft schützen +++  EXPLOSIVE PRECURSORSEU Council: EU to reinforce rules on marketing and use of explosive precursors INDUSTRIAL WASTEEU JRC: New EU reference for the management of waste from extractive industries EFSASafety of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape T45 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐012)
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IEU Climate Telegram 14 February 2019

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CLIMATE SUMMIT COP25: UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019: A ‘critical year’ for climate action +++  CLIMATE TARGETS: Long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy: committee vote +++ Climate leadership: - European industry at the forefront - HYBRIT Initiative by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the approval of the technology used in SEG Automotive Germany GmbH High efficient 48V motor generator (BRM) plus 48V/12V DC/DC converter for use in conventional combustion engine and certain hybrid powered passenger cars as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 443/2009 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilCommission Delegated Decision supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the determination of sectors and subsectors deemed at risk of carbon leakage for …

IEU Energy Telegram 14 February 2019

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EURO@ENERGY: Commission launches consultation on strengthening the global role of the euro in the field of energy +++  GAS DIRECTIVE: Eurogas recognises pragmatism of Gas Directive compromise, but calls for clarity on application of laws +++ Gazprom and Uniper discuss gas supplies and Nord Stream 2 +++  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGERenewables Grid Initiative: Are our market designs and policies fit to reach the Paris Agreement? Perspectives from California, Germany and EuropeÖsterreich: Erneuerbare Energie im Fokus der Aktuellen Stunde im Bundesrat ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes its analysis on Tariff Code implementation for gas in Italy NORWAYNorwegian Government: Energy for Tomorrow U.S. EIAAzerbaijan to become a more significant supplier of natural gas to Southern Europe ENERGY COMMUNITYEU4Energy initiates development of detailed day-ahead and intraday market rules for GeorgiaEnergy Community Secretariat welcomes energy agreement between North Macedonia and …

IEU Single Market Telegram 13 February 2019

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INDUSTRY: December v November 2018: Industrial production down by 0.9% in euro area, down by 0.5% in EU28 +++  EMPLOYMENT: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Cross-border labour mobility - E-005629/2018(ASW) +++  SINGLE MARKET: EP Text adopted - Computerising the movement and surveillance of excise goods ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0085 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'une treizième loi, notifié par l'Allemagne sous le N° 2018/558/D dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'une treizième loi, notifié par l'Allemagne sous le N° 2018/558/D dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE (EU) …/… laying down technical specifications for alarm and signal weapons under …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 February 2019

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SINGAPORE: EU Parliament gives green light to EU-Singapore trade and investment protection deals +++ Text adopted - EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0089 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Text adopted - EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement *** - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0088 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Text adopted - EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0091 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Text adopted - EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0093 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Text adopted - EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement *** - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0090 - Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EU Commission: Agreement with Singapore set to give a boost to EU-Asia trad…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 13 February 2019

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MONEY LAUNDERING: EU Commission adopts new list of third countries with weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes  +++ Anti-money laundering: Q & A on the EU list of high-risk third countries +++ EVP/CSU zur schwarzen Liste gegen Geldwäsche +++ Die Grünen/EFA: EU-Kommission beschließt neue Schwarze Liste: Echter Fortschritt im Kampf gegen Geldwäsche +++ GUE/NGL - DIE LINKE: EU-Geldwäscheliste: Noch längst nicht am Ziel +++  PEPPEU Council confirms agreement on pan-European pension productCapital Markets Union: Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules to help consumers save for retirement ECBECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-September 2018Latest publications by the ECBLetter from the ECB President to Auke Zijlstra, MEP, on monetary policyLetter from the ECB President to Werner Langen, MEP, on the European financial sectorMoney markets, collateral and monetary policyAmerica First? A US-centric view of global …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 13 February 2019

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BREXIT: Second report scrutinising Brexit-related international agreements published - UK Parliament +++ Article 50 discussions: Lords debates Brexit +++ Technological solutions to NI border examined - UK Parliament +++ Research and analysis: Motor Insurance (Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2018 RPC Opinion +++ Österreich: Brexit: EU-Ausschuss drängt auf umfassende Vorbereitung +++ EU elections countdown #1: Brexit delay and the next European Parliament - Deutsche Bank Research +++  FISCAL JUSTICERemarques par le commissaire Moscovici lors du débat sur ‘Une fiscalité équitable pour une société juste' au Parlement européen MERGERSEU Commission clears acquisition of an office building in Munich by Swiss Life and MontaguConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition par la Caisse des dépôts et consignations et Swiss Life d'un immeuble à construire à usage d'établissement de santé COPYRIGHTEU Council: EU copyright rules adjusted to the…

IEU Environment Telegram 13 February 2019

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ECHA: Clearer requirements for applications for authorisation +++ Biggest ever EU application to use banned chemical that kills hundreds - EEB +++  SUSTAINABILITY: EU Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030" +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENVCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Commission notice on ecosystem monitoring under Article 9 and Annex V of Directive 2016/2284 (NECD) EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 5151 2019 INIT - Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)ST 6057 2019 INIT - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants (recast) - Preparation for the trilogue ECHA BRIEFSPublic Consultations-Chromium trioxide EFSA BRIEFSModification of the existing maximum residue levels for mandipropamid in various cropsPublic consultation on the draft Scientif…

IEU Climate Telegram 13 February 2019

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CLIMATE STRATEGY 2050: Le commissaire Arias Cañete en France pour présenter la stratégie pour la neutralité climatique en Europe à l'horizon 2050 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: Updated: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on cleaner and safer heavy goods vehicles +++ Klarstellung: EU-Kommission rüttelt nicht an Stickoxid-Grenzwerten +++ EVP/CDU: Zügige Umsetzung damit viele drohende Fahrverbote vom Tisch sind +++ ACEA: Stable EU auto market in view for 2019, with CO2 and trade challenges ahead +++  CLIMATE FINANCECAN Europe: European Parliament greenlights clean cohesion policy GLOBAL WARMINGCashing In on a Warming Arctic - The Arctic Institute
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IEU Energy Telegram 13 February 2019

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GAS DIRECTIVE: Gas directive: Provisional agreement on new rules for gas pipelines to and from third countries +++ EU Parliament: New rules agreed will also cover gas pipelines entering the EU +++ Updated: EU Commission welcomes provisional political agreement to ensure that pipelines with third countries comply with EU gas rules +++ EPP: Clear rules for supply of gas - also from outside EU +++ Nord Stream 2: Liberals and Democrats welcome the provisional political agreement to ensure third country gas pipelines respect EU rules +++  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGEIEA: Clean Energy Ministerial & Mission Innovation NUCLEAR ENERGYCON/2019/06 Opinion on a proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community RENEWABLESREN21: Renewables in Cities Global Status Report Data Collection now open OIL MARKETIEA Oil M…

IEU Single Market Telegram 12 February 2019

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DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: Defence: European Commission paves the way for first joint industrial projects under EU budget +++  INDUSTRY 4.0: Text adopted - A comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0081 - Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  SINGLE MARKETEU Council: Safe and transparent food chain: provisional agreement on availability and independence of scientific studiesEPP Group: More transparency in food safety policyS&Ds: No more to Glyphosate-kind cases in the EU. We ensured a more transparent and reliable authorisation system of potentially dangerous substancesEurocommerce: Transparency and speed are vital when dealing with food safetyText adopted - Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises and European statistics ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0073 - Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition COMPETITIVENESS COUNCILAgenda highlights …

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