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IEU Single Market Telegram 12 September 2019

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EMPLOYMENT: Eurocommerce: Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching - Employers statement +++ Employment and Social Policies of the Euro Area - consideration of draft report - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - European minimum wage - E-002287/2019(ASW) +++  SME: Business organisations voice strong support for a new EU SME Strategy +++ WKÖ: Europäische Wirtschaftsverbände unterstützen neue KMU-Strategie der EU +++  INNOVATIONEuropean Institute of Innovation and Technology: ten years of supporting creativity and talent    EU business proposals to lead the global innovation race - 30 concrete policy proposals for the new EU political cycle INDUSTRYJuly vs June 2019: Industrial production down by 0.4% in euro area, decreases by 0.1% in EU28 INDICATORSG20 growth slows to 0.7% in second quarter of 2019 EU COMMISSION REGISTERCELEXCELEX:52019PC0620: Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN P…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 11 September 2019

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USA: Statement from the Press Secretary on the European Union–United States Privacy Shield Framework +++  UNCTAD: UNCTAD - Commodities and Development Report 2019 +++  INVESTMENT COURTS: DG Trade: Stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court +++  CETAReport - Meeting of the bilateral dialogue on Motor Vehicle RegulationsReport - Meeting of the Financial Services Committee MEXICOEU and Mexico reaffirm the commitment to further strengthen their strategic partnership UKRAINEPresident of Ukraine introduced new Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym PrystaikoVolodymyr Zelenskyy signed the law abolishing parliamentary immunity EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADEProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the General Council of the World Trade Organization on the adoption of a decision to extend a WTO waiver permitting developing country Members to provide preferential tariff treatment to …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 12 September 2019

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SANCTIONS: EU extends sanctions over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity until 15 March 2020 +++  MERCOSUR: EU Commission Answer to a written question - EU-Mercosur trade agreement - E-002283/2019(ASW) +++ 12th meeting of the Domestic Advisory Group for the EU-Colombia, Peru and Ecuador FTA +++  WESTERN BALKANS: Third EU-Western Balkans Media Days on 12-13 September in Montenegro: ensuring media freedom and sustainability of independent media in the Western Balkans +++  MOLDOVAEU report: the Republic of Moldova moved forward with key reforms EU TRADE DEFENCEDG Trade: Third Party Submission by the European UnionDG Trade: Flowchart of the anti-dumping investigation process WTOCanada files WTO dispute complaint against Chinese import restrictions on canola seed EU COMMISSION REGISTERCELEXCELEX:52019PC0410: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the General Council of the World Trade Organi…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 12 September 2019

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EMU: Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings, 13 and 14 September 2019 +++ Finnish EU Presidency: EU finance ministers meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats +++ Jaakko Weuro: Preparing for hybrid threats in the financial sector +++  ECB: Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos: Introductory statement to the press conferenceMarkus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Weitere Lockerung der Geldpolitik ist falsches Signal!ECB Monetary policy decisionsECB provides additional details on purchases of assets with yields below the deposit facility rateECB introduces two-tier system for remunerating excess liquidity holdingsECB announces changes to new targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO III)ECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area, September 2019 ECB/2019/28 Decision of the ECB of 12 September 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1311 (ECB/2019/21) on a third series of targeted longer-term refinancin…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 12 September 2019

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THE NEXT COMMISSION: Conference of Presidents adopts calendar for hearings of Commissioners-designate +++  BREXIT: EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and search for yield +++ S&D MEPs: “European Parliament would support Brexit extension to avoid no-deal” +++ EPP / S&D / Renew Europe / The Greens-EFA / GUE-NGL: MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union - B9-0038/2019 +++ ID Group: MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU - B9-0039/2019 +++ UK Parliament: Too much secrecy over Brexit consultancy spend +++ Visiting the UK after Brexit - UK Government +++ UK announces 2-year post-study work visa for international students +++  MERGERSEU Commission clears acquisition of BNVC Group Holdings by EQT and Canada Pension Plan Investment BoardEU Commission clears acquisition of Heras by Equistone STATE AIDEU Commission approves amended commitments for Banca Monte de…

IEU Environment Telegram 12 September 2019

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ECHA: Act and prepare for ‘no deal Brexit’ to stay on the market and keep supplies - ECHA +++ EU Commission Consultation: Chemicals regulation (REACH) – safety data sheets (update) +++  SYSTEMIC COLLAPSE: Averting systemic collapse – experts seeking new approaches to meet at OECD 17-18 September 2019 +++  GMO: Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil über genetisch veränderte Sojabohnen +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMYIdentifying the Impact of the Circular Economy on the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry: Opportunities and challenges for businesses, workers and consumers – mobile phones as an exampleLa France: Pacte européen sur les emballages plastiquesEU Commission Answer to a written question - Waste - E-002437/2019(ASW) BIO-ECONOMYEuropean Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society FORESTSEU Commission Answer to a written question - Subsidies for forestry management - P-002357/2019(ASW) INSECTSBaden-Württemberg: Studie zeigt massives Insektenste…

IEU Climate Telegram 12 September 2019

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CLIMATE SUMMIT: Capacity-building Is Key to Boost Regional Climate Action +++  CARBON TAXATION: Energy taxation rules are out of step with EU energy and climate ambition, new report finds +++  CLIMATE GOALS: Finnish EU Presidency: EU finance ministers meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats +++ EU budget: Renew Europe will fight for the 20% climate goal +++  CLIMATE GONERNANCEWorkshop on Katowice Rulebook boosts Contracting Parties’ capacities for effective multi-level climate governance AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONSDie Grünen/EFA: Vier Jahre Dieselskandal und kein Ende EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 11786 2019 Init Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC

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IEU Energy Telegram 12 September 2019

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ENERGY TAXES: Energy taxation rules are out of step with EU energy and climate ambition, new report finds +++ Die Grünen/EFA zur Energiesteuer: Ende der Subventionen für fossile Energie darf nicht am Vetorecht der Mitgliedstaaten scheitern +++  ENERGY & INDUSTRY: 13th SET-Plan Conference: ‘R&I in the energy sector to enhance European industrial leadership’ +++  COALEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Proposal for a regulation on coal - E-002317/2019(ASW) LNGCorporate Europe Observatory: Pipeline profiteers deepen EU reliance on fossil fuels ENERGY UNIONEU Ombudsman: The Council of the European Union’s handling of a request for access to documents concerning a Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation on the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipelineThe 11th Citizens’ Energy Forum – Empowering consumers in the clean energy transitionSp…

IEU DOSSIER: Autonomous & Connected Driving - Part VII - 11 September 2019

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AUTONOMES & VERNETZTES FAHREN - VII: Nach der Europawahl: Spannende Aussichten für kooperierende, autonome und vernetzte Fahrzeuge und deren Verkehrsinfrastruktur +++  # EU-KOMMISSION: EU Commission Staff Working Document: Urban Mobility in the EU - 11/9/2019 +++ EU Consultation: European Partnership for Safe and Automated Road Transport - 27/8/2019 +++ Research Headlines - Extensive tests to steer the future of self-driving cars - EU Research - 5/6/2019 +++ Research Headlines - Smarter and safer automated driving - 3/6/2019 +++ EU Commission clears acquisition of a joint venture by VW Group, Intel and Allied Holdings - 3/6/2019 +++  # EU-KOMMISSION - JRCThe future of road transport – what we will drive, if we still drive at all - 21/06/2019 # EU-PARLAMENTStudy - Research for TRAN Committee - EU funding of transport projects - PE 629.199 - Committee on Transport and Tourism - 15/7/2019Answer to a written question - 'Connected cars' and data …

IEU Single Market Telegram 11 September 2019

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SUPPLY CHAINS: Fairness in the Food Supply Chain: Commission welcomes Member States' support for greater price transparency +++  INNOVATION: Innovators supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology present their projects +++ How to design an Innovation Contest for companies? +++ Have your say on the next generation of ambitious research and innovation partnerships +++  EMPLOYMENT: Artificial or human intelligence? - CEDEFOPCommission adopts proposal to prolong the EU network of Public Employment Services until 2027 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLProposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Decision No 573/2014/EU on enhanced cooperation between Public Employment Services (PES)RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Hungary - FEADCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EVALUATION Accompanying the document Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Decision No 573/2014/EU on e…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 11 September 2019

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EMU: The European Fiscal Board publishes its assessment of EU fiscal rules +++ Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Bericht des Europäischen Fiskalausschusses +++  EUROGROUP: Agenda of the Eurogroup on 13 September 2019 +++  ECB: Euro area securities issues statistics: July 2019 +++ ECB/2019/18 Guideline (EU) 2019/1386 of the ECB of 7 June 2019 amending Guideline ECB/2014/15 on monetary and financial statistics +++  ESMAESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on cost of market data and consolidated tapeESMA publishes responses to its Call for evidence on certain investor protection topics EBAEBA issues revised list of validation rules BISOlli Rehn: Which economic and financial priorities for fostering growth and innovation in the EU?Johannes Beermann: Heads and tails - cash in the age of digitalisationJohannes Beermann: Back to the roots - cash and its core functionsBurkhard Balz: European dialogue & FinissageLars Rohde: Trust and transparency in the fi…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 11 September 2019

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BREXIT: CER podcast: Negotiations after no-deal Brexit +++ WKÖ zur neuen EU-Kommission: Brexit bleibt großes Thema – Vorbereitungen in Österreich und Europa laufen auf Hochtouren +++  MERGERS: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation +++  TAXATION: OECD: Boosting tax morale – so people and businesses pay tax +++  VATEuropean Commission presents statistics for the VAT Mini One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) RULE OF LAWHow to strengthen democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights – tools discussed in a Presidency Conference EU OMBUDSMANDRAFT REPORT on the annual report on the activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018 - PE639.781v01-00Decision in case 1348/2019/MIG on how the European Commission dealt with an infringement complaint against Austria concerning the rights of victims of crimeDecision in case 1585/2018/MH on how the European Commission dealt with concerns raised by an Italian reg…

IEU Environment Telegram 11 September 2019

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NEW GREEN DEAL: Bruegel: Director’s Cut: The Green New Deal +++  CHEMICALS: Bundesumweltministerium: Neue Messmethoden für Chemikalien im menschlichen Körper +++  CLEAN AVIATION: EU Commission Consultation: European Partnership for Clean Aviation +++  AIR POLLUTION: EEB: Half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut air pollution BIO-PATENTS: EP Oral question - Patentability of plants and essential biological processes - O-000026/2019 RECYCLINGEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Possible breach of European recycling targets by Member States - E-002429/2019(ASW)EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Bioplastics and recycling - E-002257/2019(ASW) FORESTSEP Oral question - The situation of forests in the EU - O-000027/2019EVP/CDU macht die Krise des Walds zum Thema in der EU INSECTSSwedish Government: SEK 70 million to benefit pollinating insects EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 3929 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues …

IEU Climate Telegram 11 September 2019

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CLIMATE SUMMIT: EU Commission: The European Union continues to lead the global fight against climate change +++ Speaking points by Vice-President Šefčovič on the EU preparation for UN Climate Action Summit +++ Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss Threaten SDGs - UN Report +++ UNFCCC: “Youth Demand Climate Action and Will Not Be Ignored” – Ovais Sarmad +++ Swedish Government proposes faster pace for climate efforts +++ WWF: High Noon für das Klima +++ WKÖ: Nur globales Handeln kann Industrie-Abwanderung eindämmen und Klimaschutz garantieren +++  CARBON TAXATIONEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Carbon border tax - E-002294/2019(ASW) AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONSNew study highlights lack of progress on infrastructure & incentives for alternatively-powered carsUmweltbundesamt: Reale Stickoxid-Emissionen von Diesel-Pkw nach wie vor zu hoch EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 3879 2019 Rev 1 Working Party on Aviation - P.M. onlySt 11886 2019 Init Union position for …

IEU Energy Telegram 11 September 2019

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ENERGY TRANSITION: Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy objectives +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Energy transition - E-002453/2019(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSO-E 10 Years Conference: registrations are open! +++  GAS: EU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE.): Teures Flüssiggas - Klima und Gaspreise werden leiden +++ Energy Commissioner-designate mission letter: Gas is indispensable for energy transition and climate neutral EU - Eurogas +++  GAZPROMAlexey Miller and Serbian Ambassador Slavenko Terzic discuss continuing expansion of Serbia’s gas transmission infrastructure HYDROGENEHSP launches Safety Planning Guidance DocumentEnergy - European Partnership for clean hydrogen (Horizon Europe programme) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE EVALUATION of the Council Directive 2003/96/EC of 27 October 2003 restructuring the Community framework for the taxati…

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