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IEU Single Market Telegram 21 March 2019

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EEA: Le président Juncker participe à une cérémonie marquant le 25e anniversaire de l'Espace économique européen +++  SINGLE MARKET: Briefing - The European Council and the completion of the single market - 21-03-2019 +++  LABOUR MARKET: EP Study - Employment barriers in border regions: Strategies and EU fundingHigh-level Conference: "The Future of Work: Today. Tomorrow. For All.WIIW: Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2019 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'établissement de critères, notifié par l’Estonie sous le N° 2018/662/EE dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de directives, notifié par l'Italie sous le N° 2019/4/I dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision d'exécution de la Commission modifiant, la décision d'exécution (UE) 2016/413.COM…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 March 2019

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CHINA: Remarks by EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the European Council +++ EVP/CSU zum Verhältnis mit China: Europa muss mit breiteren Schultern auftreten! +++ BDI zum Kommissionspapier EU-China: Maßnahmenpaket liefert passgenaue Lösungsansätze für Umgang +++  BREXIT: UK European Union Committee draws special attention to trade agreements with Israel and Switzerland +++ Norway: Agreement reached with the UK on trade in goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit +++  ACPACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly: strengthening the partnership  TRADE DEFENCE35th Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the EU's Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities (2016)Working Document to the 35th Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the EU's Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities (2016) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG NEARCommission reply to the European Ombudsman –…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 March 2019

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: EU Commission High-Level Conference takes global cooperation on sustainable finance to the next stage +++ Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the High-level conference on sustainable finance +++  FINANCIAL SUPERVISION: EU Commission: Political agreement on a stronger and more integrated European supervisory architecture, including on anti-money laundering +++ Statement: Markus Ferber, MdEP zum ESA-ReviewS&Ds strengthen system of financial supervision in EuropeDie Grünen/EFA zum Abschluss der Verhandlungen über die Europäische Finanzaufsicht: Deutsche und andere EU-Regierungen verhindern dringend nötige Reform der EntscheidungsfindungBEUC: EU authorities supervising financial markets to get stronger consumer protection powersWWF: Financial regulators must assess environmental risks, EU rules ESMAESMA PUBLISHES TAXONOMY FILES TO FACILITATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ESEF REGULATIONESMA adds new venues to register of derivat…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 March 2019

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THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL (ART. 50): Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting (Art. 50) +++ UK Correspondence: Prime Minister's letter to President Tusk: 20 March 2019 +++ "Find a way through this impasse" emergency debate Article 50 extension - UK Parliament +++ Sweden: Brexit and the single market at the EU Summit +++ EU-Hauptausschuss: Kurz steht Brexit-Verschiebung positiv gegenüber +++ "Nous avons apporté une réponse à la demande britannique, mais une réponse protectrice de nos intérêts" - Représentation permanente de la France auprès de l'Union européenne +++ Die Grünen/EFA: Aufschub des Brexits für zweites Referendum oder Neuwahlen offen halten +++ DIHK-Präsident Schweitzer: EU muss weiterhin klare Kante zeigen +++ ÖGfE-Umfrage: ÖsterreicherInnen lehnen ungeregelten Brexit ab und würden Großbritannien gerne als EU-Mitglied behalten +++  BREXITUrgent question on no-deal Brexit preparations - UK Par…

IEU Environment Telegram 21 March 2019

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WORLD WATER DAY: Declaration by the HR/VP Mogherini n behalf of the European Union to commemorate the World Water Day +++ FIAN zum Weltwassertag: Recht auf Wasser weltweit verletzt +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENV: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAMENDMENTS 159-159 - REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - A8-0317/2018(159-159)AMENDMENTS 405-405 - REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 - A8-0270/20…

IEU Climate Telegram 21 March 2019

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BREXIT & ETS: Exchange Council welcomes EEX's Brexit preparations +++  ICCA: #ICCA2019 - International Conference on Climate Action am 22. und 23. Mai 2019 in Heidelberg +++  UNFCCC: UNFCCC 25th Anniversary: Climate Action is More Urgent than Ever +++ A Look at REDD+ on International Day of Forests +++  TOTAL DECARBONIZATIONIEA High-level Technical Workshop: Sector Roadmap Toward Total Decarbonization in 2050 EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 7479 2019 REV 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 - Progress report - Confirmation of common understanding
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IEU Energy Telegram 21 March 2019

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FUSION ENERGY: EU Commission Mid-term progress report on the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy +++  NUCLEAR ENERGY: Despite closures, U.S. nuclear electricity generation in 2018 surpassed its previous peak +++  ENERGY UNION: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Support for electricity prosumers in the European Union - E-000380/2019(ASW) +++  FRACKINGUK Public Bill: Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts) (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions)UK Public Bill: Fracking (Seismic Activity) GAZPROMHungarian gas imports keep growing in 2019Alexey Miller and Dmitry Artyukhov discuss current issues of cooperation between Gazprom and YaNAASergey Menshikov elected Member of Gazprom Management Committee BATTERIESSave the date - EUROBAT Forum in Berlin,13-14 June 2019 HYDROGENEES Europe Conference – Side-Event: Conference Power-To-X (16 May 2019, Munich) THE ENERGY CHARTERThe International Energy Charter Pro…

IEU Single Market Telegram 20 March 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on InvestEU +++ EFSI - adjustment of annual pre-financing for 2021-2023: committee vote +++ Juncker Plan supports innovative businesses in Poland and manufacturing company in Germany +++ Investing €650 billion in a booming future: S&Ds in the lead for positive change in Europe +++ InvestEU: Kräftiger Schub für Klimainvestitionen +++  INNOVATION: European research priorities for 2021-2027 agreed with member statesEU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programmeHorizon Europe deal secures the future of European researchEVP/CDU: "Horizon Europe - Einigung erzielt"S&Ds welcome provisional agreement on the ambitious EU research programme - Horizon EuropeEU research and innovation: deal on Horizon Europe is a key stepWKÖ: Einigung auf EU-Forschungsprogramm Horizon Europa: Wi…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 20 March 2019

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USA: President Donald J. Trump is Making Our Country More Secure by Rebuilding Our Military and Revitalizing American Manufacturing +++  CANADA: DG Trade: CETA Trade and Gender Workshop +++  CHINA: Report of the 20th round of negotiations for the EU-China Investment Agreement +++ Europa-SPD: China als Partner, aber auch als Herausforderung begreifen - Staats- und Regierungschefs diskutieren neuen Ansatz der EU-China-Beziehungen +++  RUSSIARussian Prasident: Meeting with representatives of UK business community GEORGIACommissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström’s second visit to Georgia highlights strong EU-Georgia ties WESTERN BALKANSIMF Country Report No. 19/77 : Montenegro : Technical Assistance Report-Financial Soundness Indicators Mission (November 29 - December 5, 2017) ACPS&Ds: Partnership between African-Caribbean-Pacific States and the EU must be reinforced, also to tackle tragedy such as the tropical cyclone Idai ARGENTINAEU Commissioner Mimic…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 20 March 2019

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EU REFORM BAROMETER: EU falling behind in the creation of world-leading companies - BusinessEurope publishes EU Reform Barometer 2019 +++  SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: EU Commission is hosting high-level conference on a global approach to sustainable finance +++ AMENDMENTS 001-053 - REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - A8-0175/2019(001-053) +++ ERRATUM on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (COM(2018)0353 ; C8-0207/2018 ; 2018/0178(COD)) - A8-0175/2019(ERR01) +++ At a Glance - A framework to facilitate sustainable investment - 20-03-2019 +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Council confirms final agreement on easier access to financial markets for SMEsEP At a Glance - Central counterparty recovery and resolution - 20-03-2019 ESMALatest …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 20 March 2019

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THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Background brief - European Council meetings on 21 and 22 March 2019 +++ Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council ahead of their meetings on 21 and 22 March 2019 +++ EP Briefing - Outlook for the meetings of EU leaders, 21-22 March 2019 - 20-03-2019 +++  BREXIT: Statement by EU Council President Donald Tusk on Brexit +++ Brexit: Juncker telefoniert mit May, erwartet diese Woche keine Entscheidung +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - Brexit: Understanding the withdrawal agreement and political declaration - 20-03-2019 +++ EVP/CSU zum Stand des Brexit-VerfahrensS&Ds: EU leaders must focus on the long-term consequences of Brexit not short-term political calculationS&D-Fraktionsvorsitzender Udo Bullmann: Langfristige Folgen des Brexits im Blick behaltenEuropa-SPD: "Kurzzeit-Verlängerung löst Brexit-Probleme nicht" - Theresa May beantragt VerschiebungBusinessEurope statement on Brexit …

IEU Environment Telegram 20 March 2019

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OCEAN GOVERNANCE: High-level conference – more than 1000 people gather in EP to support strong EU ocean policy +++  WASTE: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Presence of hexavalent chromium in groundwater at Terni and the area containing waste dumps and Thyssen Krupp facilities known as Pentima-Valle (Terni) - E-000538/2019(ASW) +++  PLASTICS: EP At a Glance - Reducing marine litter from plastics - 20-03-2019 +++  FERTILISERSAt a Glance - CE-marked fertilising products - 20-03-2019 CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSEP At a Glance - Protecting workers against carcinogens and mutagens: Third proposal - 20-03-2019 SOILGlobal Soil Erosion - European Union Open Data PortalCopper distribution in topsoils in the European Union -  European Union Open Data Portal FOODEU Commission Answer to a written question - Effective EU control system for food safety in relation to the meat scandal in Poland - P-000789/2019(ASW)EU Commission Answer to a written question - …

IEU Climate Telegram 20 March 2019

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EMISSIONS MONITORING: Atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations +++ EIA projects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions will remain near current level through 2050 +++ Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, version v4.3.2_FT_2016 (fossil CO2 and GHG time-series) - European Union Open Data Portal +++  UNFCCC: Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment OpportunityLaurence Tubiana, ECF CEO and key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement listed in the World’s 100 most influential people in Climate Policy in 2019Stronger South-South Cooperation Key to Tackling Climate Change, Rising Inequality, Global Leaders Stress as High-Level Conference Begins in Buenos Aires CLIMATE ACTIONEU leaders must not fail citizens on climate action EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1191/2014 as regards the reporting of data on production and on imports and exports of polyols…

IEU Energy Telegram 20 March 2019

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ENERGY UNION: Energy Union: €750 million in EU funding made available for clean energy infrastructure +++ Energy Union: EU awards €323 million grant to Baltic synchronisation project at policy conference on interconnected energy grids +++ EP At a Glance - New rules for the EU internal electricity market - 20-03-2019 +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Auditors examine ecodesign and energy labels RENEWABLESCompetition starts today: new prize to reward islands for local renewable energy productionWind energy at the heart of a future-proof energy system - WindEurope GAZPROMGas payments by Russian consumers growing for third consecutive year - GazpromBoard of Directors reviews progress of major investment projects - GazpromFull-scale development of Kharasaveyskoye field starts in Yamal Peninsula - Gazprom FUEL ECONOMYMore efforts needed to accelerate improvements in fuel economy - IEA IAEASweden to chair UN…

IEU Single Market Telegram 19 March 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: EFSI - adjustment of annual pre-financing for 2021-2023: EP committee vote +++  PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: EP Study: Contribution to Growth - European Public Procurement - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: European Defence Fund on track with €525 million for Eurodrone and other joint research and industrial projects +++ Statement Gahler (EVP/CDU) zum  Europäischen  Verteidigungsfonds +++  INDUSTRIESGemeinsam für eine starke Chemie- und Pharmaindustrie - Spitzengespräch zum Branchendialog unter Leitung von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier TRIPARTITE SUMMITEU Commission President Juncker participates in Tripartite Social SummitEU Council: Background brief - Tripartite Social Summit of 20 March 2019 ENTREPRENEURSHIPErasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: entrepreneur of the decade award CONSUMER PROTECTIONBriefing - Consumer sale of goods - 19-03-2019 LABOUR MARKETEU Parliament: Fairer and clearer rules…

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