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IEU Single Market Telegram 22 May 2019

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COMPETITIVENESS: Agenda of the Competitiveness Council 27-28 May 2019 +++  EMPLOYMENT: Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council on 22 May 2019 +++ Young people and the future of work: Council conclusions +++  SINGLE MARKET: The single market is a great success story – its achievements can reinforce European values, says the EESC +++  SUPPLY CHAINFairness in the food supply chain: EU Commission proposes to increase price transparency EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLRDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Bulgaria - IGJ                        RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Netherlands - IGJRDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Italy - FEADRDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Italy - IGJRDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Romania - IGJRDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Spain - IGJAcceptance of Accounts with follow-up for France - FEADAcceptance of Accounts for Netherlands - FEADAcceptance of Accounts for Slovenia - FEADAcceptance of Accounts …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 22 May 2019

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FAC TRADE: Updated Agenda and background brief of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) of 27 May 2019 +++  UKRAINE: EU Trade Commissioner Malmström in Kyiv for 2nd Informal Ministerial with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine +++  USA - CHINA: DIHK: Handelskonflikt USA-China betrifft auch hiesige Betriebe +++  SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURHOODEU MED means business: entrepreneurs from Southern Neighbourhood set out priorities for action to boost growth and jobs INDONESIA - SWITZERLANDFree Trade Agreement with Indonesia: Federal Council adopts dispatch AFRICAAfrica-Europe Alliance: Transport Task Force meets to enhance connectivity and boost investmentsAgenda highlights of the ACP - EU Council of ministers, 23-24 May 2019 WTODG Azevêdo: A system of rules-based trade is essential for growth and development RAW MATERIALSEU Commission Answer to a written question - Security of supply of cobalt - E-001005/2019(ASW) STAFF CHANGESEU Commission strengthens top-level expertise in t…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 22 May 2019

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BREXIT: UK Parliament: Prime Minister sets out 'ten point offer' on Brexit deal in statement to MPs +++ EVP/CSU: Brexit: May muss umgehend abtreten! +++  DATA PROTECTION: EU Commission: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): one year on +++ Speaking points by EU Commissioner Jourová on the occasion of the first anniversary of the GDPR +++  ANTITRUST: EU Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the grocery retail sector in France +++  EU PRESIDENCYTrio-Präsidentschaft von Deutschland, Slowenien und Portugal in der EU EU ELECTIONEuropean Elections 2019 Campaign TrackerBruegel: The Sound of Economics - Backstage: Key policy positions of the SpitzenkandidatenEU-Wahlportal von abgeordnetenwatch.de: So verhalten sich die deutschen Spitzenkandidierenden REUSE OF INFORMATIONEU Commission makes it even easier for citizens to reuse all information it publishes online, adopted CC BY 4.0 as a new standard licence EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG COMPDécis…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 22 May 2019

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OECD: OECD: GDP growth jumps to 0.6% in first quarter of 2019 +++  ECB: Rules and discretion(s) in prudential regulation and supervision: evidence from EU banks in the run-up to the crisis +++ Euro area investment fund statistics − first quarter of 2019 +++ Euro area financial vehicle corporation statistics: first quarter of 2019 +++  ESAS: ESAs launch consultation on technical standards on the reporting of intra-group transactions and risk concentration for Financial Conglomerates +++  EBAEBA advises on the equivalence of supervisory and regulatory requirements for ArgentinaEBA advises on the equivalence of supervisory and regulatory requirements for Turkey and New Zealand CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONBold steps needed to bail out nature - Finance Watch publishes landscape paper on natural capital and ecosystem services IMFIMF Departmental Paper No.19/08 : Frontiers of Economic Policy Communications EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMACOMMISSION DECISION nominating …

IEU Environment Telegram 22 May 2019

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ECOSYSTEMS: EEA: How to measure the condition of Europe's ecosystems? +++ EEA: Natural capital accounting in support of policymaking in Europe +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: Cm 2940 2019 Init EU coordination meeting prior to the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly +++ St 9111 2019 Init Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein +++ St 6701 2019 Rev 1 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION 2019 European Semester: Assessment of progress on structural reforms, prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances, and results of in-depth reviews under Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011 +++ St 9525 2019 Init COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT For the Council Shipping Working Party IMO - Union submission to be submitted to the 6th session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 6) of the IMO, taking place in London from 9 – 13 September 2019 concerning …

IEU Climate Telegram 22 May 2019

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ICCA: International Climate Conference ICCA2019 kicks off in Heidelberg - Municipalities are key actors in climate change mitigation +++  CLIMATE POLICY: Climate tops the European elections debate, forcing laggards to finally take a stand - CAN Europe +++  UN: Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day +++ Guterres: Healthy Ecosystems are 37% of the Climate Solution +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSSweden takes international initiative to achieve low emissions in the transport sector CLIMATE JUSTICEPeople’s Climate Case: Court acknowledges climate change is affecting everyone but dismisses the case - WWFPeople´s Climate Case: Gericht weist Grundrechtsklage für ambitioniertere EU-Klimaziele ab STAFF CHANGESEU Commission strengthens top-level expertise in trade matters and boosts its female senior management by appointing Deputy Director-General and Director EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTIN…

IEU Energy Telegram 22 May 2019

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ENERGY UNION: Clean energy for all: Council adopts remaining files on electricity market and Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators +++ EU Commission: Clean energy for all Europeans package completed: good for consumers, good for growth and jobs, and good for the planet +++ CEER welcomes the Council of Ministers of the EU’s adoption of the remaining files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package +++ WKÖ: Clean Energy Package fertig geschnürt – Ziel ist rascher und besser integrierter Elektrizitätsbinnenmarkt +++  RENEWABLES: Preliminary Findings of the Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report - REN21 +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Energy digitalisation tops the agenda of a workshop of the Energy Community, Eastern Partnership and European regulators +++  IEAMore People Have Access to Electricity Than Ever Before, but World Is Falling Short of Sustainable Energy Goals FUSION ENERGYFirst-ever F4E clip about Vacuum Vessel now available GAZPROM…

IEU Single Market Telegram 21 May 2019

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SOCIAL PROTECTION: OECD: Ministers from 57 countries stress urgency of strengthening universal social protection +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts with follow-up for France - FEAD +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Netherlands - FEAD +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Slovenia - FEAD +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Germany - IGJ +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Belgium - FEAD +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Belgium - IGJ +++ RDIS2 - Acceptance of Accounts for Portugal - IGJ +++  DG GROW: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 – The Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/450 as regards European Assessment Documents for internal partition kits for use as non-loadbearing walls, systems of mechanically fastened flexible roof waterproofing sheets…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 May 2019

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USA: U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Limited Exemptions on Huawei Products +++ U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Vertical Metal File Cabinets from China +++ SWP: Extraterritoriale US-Sanktionen: Nur US-Gerichte können den weltweiten Vollzug nationalen Rechts wirksam begrenzen +++  CANADA: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission +++  KENIA: Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press point with Monica Juma, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Kenya +++  CENTRAL ASIAEU-Armenia Partnership Implementation Report: the EU is a crucial partner for Armenia's reform agenda WESTERN BALKANS & TURKEYSerbia: Concluding IMF Statement of the Mission for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and the Second Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) MONGOLIAParlamentarischer Staatssekretär Wittke: Wollen Deutsch-Mongolische Rohstoffpartnerschaft z…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 May 2019

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OECD: OECD: Global economy remains weak as subdued trade drags down growth +++  ECB: Luis de Guindos: Global financial regulation: where next? Pending tasks for regulators and macroprudential policy makers +++ ECB: Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Zanni and Mr Valli, MEPs, on stress tests +++  ESAS: ESAs publish amended technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs under the Capital Requirements Regulation +++  ESMAESMA: Library document - 2019 Calendar of the Chair and Executive Director of ESMA BISLatest publications by the BISDenis Beau: Emerging supervisory priorities - technology, risk culture and sustainabilityBen Broadbent: Investment and uncertainty - the value of waiting for newsLouis Kasekende: Overview of the Bank of Uganda's activities and current concernsLuis de Guindos: Global financial regulation - where next? Pending tasks for regulators and macroprudential policy makersAhmed Naseer: The need for increase…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 May 2019

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BREXIT: Composition of the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee: Council adopts adaptations +++ Europa-SPD: "Elende Blockade lösen" - Britisches Parlament soll über Referendum zum Brexit-Deal abstimmen +++  DIGITAL TAXATION: Taxing the digital economy: Good reasons for scepticism +++  COMPETITION POLICY: Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt, re-elected by the International Competition Network +++  OLAFSpeech by OLAF Director Ernesto Bianchi at the Press Conference "Joint Customs Operation POSTBOX II"Fighting crime in real time: OLAF and Belgium customs lead international cyber patrol to stop online traffickers CJEUIn cancelling the rights of usufruct over agricultural land in its territory that are held, directly or indirectly, by nationals of other Member States, Hungary has failed to fulfil its obligations arising from the principle of the free movement of capital and the right to prop…

IEU Environment Telegram 21 May 2019

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ECHA: Improving compliance is ECHA's key priority +++ ECHA Conference starts – watch live +++  ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION: EU Council adopts new rules which simplify reporting obligations in environmental legislation +++ EU Fact Sheets - Environment policy: general principles and basic framework +++  PLASTICS: EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastics +++ EU Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter +++ Bundesumweltminitserin Schulze: „Neue EU-Regeln für Einwegplastik rasch umsetzen“ +++ EVP/CDU: EU-Richtlinie gegen Einwegplastik nimmt letzte Hürde +++ Europa-SPD: „Kampf der EU gegen Wegwerfplastik beginnt“ - Verbote ab spätestens 2021 - Hersteller werden in Verantwortung genommen +++ Eurocommerce: Retailers and wholesalers welcome adoption of Single Use Plastics Directive, but ask for more robust waste management infrastructure +++ 7th European ReUse-Conference: "The shift …

IEU Climate Telegram 21 May 2019

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COP 25: Santiago Climate Change Conference - December 2019 +++  UNFCCC: IMO Accelerates Climate Action +++  GERMANY: Klimaschutz setzt Impulse für Wachstum und Beschäftigung +++ dena: Klimaziele in Reichweite bringen +++ Globale Anpassungskommission: Mehr Unterstützung für Entwicklungsländer beim Klimawandel
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IEU Energy Telegram 21 May 2019

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ENERGY UNION: The role of energy grids in the clean energy transition at the heart of the Energy Infrastructure Forum +++ Webinar: Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers +++ Energy prices 2018 vs 2017: EU household electricity prices increased 3.5%, gas prices up 5.7% +++ Energy statistics - updates to monthly and annual statistics +++ Response to Draft Guideline from Federal Cartel Office and Federal Network Agency concerning the legitimacy of scarcity prices in the electricity market +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia move ahead on day-ahead market establishment +++  FOSSIL ENERGY: Swedish initiative to prevent EU aid budget investing in fossil energy +++  GAS MARKETSEuropean Commission sees Power to Gas as a key solution to deliver a carbon neutral Europe4th Annual International LNG Summit (18 June 2019, Oslo) GAZPROMFinal Press Conference featuring the Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Di…

IEU Single Market Telegram 20 May 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: EFSI to mobilise almost €400 billion in investment after new projects approved +++  INNOVATION: EU Commissioner Bieńkowska in Poland to discuss innovation and regional development +++  EMPLOYMENT: OECD: SMEs are driving job growth, but need higher investment in skills, innovation and tech to boost wages and productivity +++  SINGLE MARKETEP Study - Contributing to Growth: European Digital Single - Market Delivering improved rights for citizens and businesses CONSUMER PROTECTIONContribution to Growth: Legal Aspects of Protecting European Consumers - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Report from the Commission on the mid-term evaluation of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)Acceptance of Accounts for Croatia - IGJAcceptance of Accounts for Finland - IGJCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT MID-TERM EVALUATION of the European Un…

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