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IEU Single Market Telegram 19 February 2019

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INDUSTRY: Altmaier und Le Maire beschließen gemeinsames „deutsch-französisches Manifest über die Industriepolitik“ +++ Plan Juncker: 50 millions d'euros de financement en soutien à l'industrie chimique française +++  SINGLE MARKET: JURI/IMCO: Contracts for the supply of digital content - Committee on Legal Affairs +++ Type-approval requirements: committee vote. Single Market: debates with Commissioners +++  SMEFresh initiatives needed to support SMEs- Businesseurope WORKING CONDITIONSEPP Group: Better protection for European workers, not least in the sharing economyEVP/CDU: "Arbeitnehmerrechte in EU erheblich gestärkt und modernisiert - Gut für Arbeitnehmer, gut für Europa!"More transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU for workers - Alde EMPLOYMENTContribute to the performance monitoring of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)EP Opinion in the form of a letter - Resources for the spec…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 19 February 2019

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SWITZERLAND: EU Council conclusions on EU relations with the Swiss Confederation +++  SADC: EU and Southern African Development Community hold their first joint council under Economic Partnership Agreement +++ ST 3951 2019 INIT 19-02-2019 Decision No 1/2019 of the Joint Council established under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part, of 19 February 2019 on the adoption of the rules of procedure of the Joint Council and of the Trade and Development Committee +++ ST 3952 2019 INIT - 19-02-2019 - Decision No 2/2019 of the Joint Council established under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part, of 19 February 2019 on the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for dispute avoidance and settlement and the Code of Conduct for arbitrators and mediators +++ …

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 19 February 2019

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EMU: Parliaments broadly agree on next steps for economic, monetary union +++ EP Thinktank: In-Depth Analysis - A Fiscal Capacity for the Eurozone: Constitutional Perspectives - 15-02-2019 +++ EP Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2019 - PE 631.920v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++  EMF: Establishment of European Monetary Fund: EP committees vote +++  SLOVENIA: IMF Country Report No. 19/59 : Republic of Slovenia : Selected Issues ECBECB: Euro at 20 years: the road ahead - Address by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECBECB: Luis de Guindos: Interview with Le MondeLatest publications by the ECBEuro area financial vehicle corporation statistics: fourth quarter of 2018Euro area investment fund statistics: fourth quarter of 2018Euro money market statistics: eighth maintenance period 2018Euro area monthly balance of payments: December 2018 EBAEBA opens formal investigation into possible breach …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 19 February 2019

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EU ELECTIONS: Securing free and fair European elections: EU Council adopts conclusions +++  BREXIT: Basic air connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with the Parliament +++ UK Parliament: Lords EU exit regulations: 20 February 2019+++ Forward or backward steps for the UK? - EPC +++  ANTITRUSTEU Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the farmed Atlantic salmon sectorEU automotive sector – exemption from antitrust rules (review) - EU Commission feed-back MERGERSEU Commission clears joint venture by Blackstone and SretawEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by the Schwarz group and NWD COMPETITION POLICYEP Think-tank Briefing - Empowering national competition authorities (NCAs) - 18-02-2019 TAXATIONExtension of the OECD comment period for the public consultation document on the possible solutions to the tax challenges of digitalisationOECD invites taxpayer input on eighth batch of dispute resolution peer …

IEU Environment Telegram 19 February 2019

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OCEAN PRESERVATION: EU Commissioners Vella and Arias Cañete participate in the High-Level Conference on Climate Action and Oceans Preservation +++  POLLUTANTS: Persistent organic pollutants: Provisional agreement on the world's most dangerous pollutants +++  NANOMATERIALS: Getting specific about nanomaterials - Tue, 19/02/2019 +++  RAW MATERIALStrengere Umweltstandards für Rohstoff-Abbau nötig - Umweltbundesamt MERCURYUN agency plan tackles ‘hidden cost’ of gold, paves way for safer, mercury-free mining CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSEP Think-tank: Briefing - Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work: Third proposal - 18-02-2019 WESTERN BALKANSEU action on Western Balkans’ chronic coal pollution is a unique opportunity to improve health and productivity TURKEYEnvironmental Performance Reviews: Turkey 2019 U.S. EPAEPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPE…

IEU Climate Telegram 19 February 2019

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TRUCK EMISSIONS: Cutting CO2 emissions from trucks: MEPs reach deal with Council +++ Heavy-duty vehicles: EU Council presidency agrees with Parliament on Europe's first-ever CO2 emission reduction targets for trucks +++ EU Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks +++ EPP Group: EU sets ambitious targets for cleaner trucks +++ EU-Institution einigen sich auf CO2-Grenzwerte für LKW - EVP/CDU +++ Europa-SPD: CO2-Ausstoß von Lastwagen wird erstmals begrenzt - "Trendumkehr für den Lieferverkehr in Sicht" +++ First EU limits for heavy-duty vehicles vital to reduce pollution - Greens/EFA +++ T&E: EU target to cut truck CO2 and boost zero-emission truck sales must only be the start +++ ACEA: Truck makers react to final CO2 deal setting first-ever EU standards for heavy-duty vehicles +++  EU ETSEEX: Additional Open Interest Data for Emission Allowances CLIMATE TARGETSLong-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduc…

IEU Energy Telegram 19 February 2019

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CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EU rules on the linking of energy infrastructure: not up to the challenge of the clean energy transition - Eurelectric +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: IEA: Workshop on Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER to decide on the methodology for coordinated redispatching and countertrading for Bulgaria, Greece and Romania 

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IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 18 February 2019

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URBAN AGENDA: CityChangers, are you in? +++  URBACT: Looking for your ideal partner? How these cities found theirs +++  SCIS: Featured Events - SCIS +++ OptEEmAL Project Final Conference - 20 February 2019, Valladolid, Spain +++ Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress  - 20 - 21 February 2019, Bilbao, Spain +++ Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place  - 21 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium +++  EU JRCNew Urban Centres Database sets new standards for information on cities at global scale SMART GOVERNANCEThe Future of Government 2030+ - A citizen centric perspective on new government models SMART SECURITYBig Data for Security: Register to Leading Conference & Exhibition - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security SMART MOBILITYELTIS: The InnovaSUMP project moves from theory to practiceELTIS: Netherlands to develop “metro-like” urban rail system to handle up to 40 percent growth in public transport until 2040 SMART ENERGYFranco-Ge…

IEU Single Market Telegram 18 February 2019

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COMPETITIVENESS: Results of the Competitiveness Council on the 18 February 2019 +++ Businesseurope: Future EU research funding: the clock is ticking  - High risk, negotiators fail to fix Horizon Europe architecture before EU elections +++  LABOUR RIGHTS: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Cross-border workers: practical barriers to accessing social security documents - E-005724/2018(ASW) +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Labour rights for Amazon employees in Europe - E-005978/2018(ASW) +++  SINGLE MARKETEP Text adopted - Mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0123 - Thursday, 14 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Protection of European companies and consumers - E-006176/2018(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGCommission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 18 February 2019

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FAC: Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 February 2019 +++ Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council +++  USA: Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2019 Munich Security Conference in Munich +++ Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini +++ EP Text adopted - The future of the INF Treaty and the impact on the EU - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0130 - Thursday, 14 February 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionUS-Autozölle - Zitat der Europa-SPD +++ BDI zur abgelaufenen Frist für den Bericht des US-Wirtschaftsministeriums zu Automobilimporten: Bericht zu Automobilimporten zügig veröffentlichen +++  UKRAINEStatement by the IMF Managing Director on the Meeting with Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko RUSSIAEU Commission Answer to a written question - EU-Russia political relations - E-006081/2018(ASW)Russian President: Telephone conversation with President of France…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 18 February 2019

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PORTUGAL: Portugal can use its economic recovery to improve resilience - OECD +++  SLOVENIA: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Slovenia +++  EURO: Deutscher Bundestag: 19/7667: Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 19/7359 - 20 Jahre Euro - eine Bilanz (PDF) +++  ECBECB: Hearing at European Parliament on 19 FebruaryECB: Peter Praet: Interview with Börsen-ZeitungECB: Credit, financial conditions and the business cycle in ChinaECB: Monetary policy transmission to mortgages in a negative interest rate environmentECB: CON/2019/07 Opinion on the licensing and supervision of providers of microcreditECB: Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Giegold, MEP, on temporary administratorsECB: Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Ms Kuneva, MEP, on stress testsQuestion to the ECB - Mr Draghi’s FinComm appearance in Ireland - PE 634.827v01-00 - Committe…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 18 February 2019

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EU ELECTIONS: First seat projections for the next European Parliament published +++  BREXITBrexit preparedness: EU Commission intensifies “no-deal” customs preparedness outreach to EU businesses +++ Wirtschaftskammer Österreich: EU-Kommission intensiviert Informationskampagne für No Deal-Brexit − Wirtschaftskammer steht heimischen Betrieben zur Seite +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The EU's position on the Irish Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 - P-000081/2019(ASW) +++ European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 4) - UK Public BillsEuropean Union (Referendum on Withdrawal Agreement) - UK Public BillsCommittee discusses the progress of Brexit negotiations with Sir Ivan Rogers - UK ParliamentWitnesses give evidence on future of EU work migration - UK ParliamentLords EU exit regulations: 18 February - UK ParliamentBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung: Harter Brexit erfordert Vorsorge für Bildung und Forschung …

IEU Environment Telegram 18 February 2019

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REACH: EU Commission imposes strict conditions over the use of hazardous chemicals used in the automotive, aerospace and medical sectors +++ REACH 2018 registration data now included in QSAR Toolbox +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Solutions for replacing single-use plastics - E-006232/2018(ASW) +++ Open consultation: Plastic packaging tax - UK GovernmentOpen consultation on Packaging waste: changing the UK producer responsibility systemOpen consultation: Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent in England - UK GovernmentOpen consultation: Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans) - UK Government THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONUN agencies in Geneva join forces to reduce, re-use, recycle & refuse EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the delegation conferred on the Commission pursuant …

IEU Climate Telegram 18 February 2019

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CARBON LEAKAGE: EU Commission: Adoption of the Delegated Decision on the carbon leakage list for 2021-2030 +++  CLIMATE DIPLOMACY: EU Council adopts conclusions on climate diplomacy +++ ST 6153 2019 INIT 18-02-2019 - Climate Diplomacy - Council conclusions (18 February 2019) +++ EU Commission: EU Foreign Ministers welcome vision for climate neutral Europe, call for a strengthened global response to climate change +++ Wirtschaftskammer Österreich: Innovation, Investition und Infrastruktur sind die Pfeiler einer erfolgreichen chancenorientierten europäischen Klima- und Energiestrategie +++  UNFCCCUpdated: The Katowice Climate Package: Making The Paris Agreement Work For All - UNFCCC AGREEMENT ON THE ARCTICEU Commission Answer to a written question - Agreement on the Arctic - E-005982/2018(ASW) EMISSIONS TARGETS 2050CAN Europe: Net zero emissions economy receives considerable support from EU Economy Ministers DIESELGATEEU Commission Brochure: EU actions si…

IEU Energy Telegram 18 February 2019

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CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EU Commission: Transforming the power sector: New report about integrating renewable energy +++ EU Commission: 26 European islands launch clean energy transition +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - A clean planet for all - E-006125/2018(ASW) +++ La France: Rapport n° 1678 - Environnement : impact des énergies renouvelables, transparence des financements et acceptabilité sociale - Assemblée nationale +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCYText adopted - Amend fuel after a no-deal Brexit SET PLANSET Plan Workshop in Thessaloniki,Greece HYDROGENIEA report on high-level workshop on hydrogenSave the date - Stakeholder Day of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) ENERGY CHARTERModernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty discussed in Astana EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGDemande d'agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de Antigua et Barbuda auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Ene…

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