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IEU Single Market Telegram 22 October 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: The Juncker Plan has made major impact on EU jobs and growth +++  INNOVATION: Briefing - The EU strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation - 22-10-2019 +++  SME: Fast growing mid-sized firms in Europe. Evidence from the RISIS-Cheetah database - 24 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium +++  EMPLOYMENTHave your say: public consultation on ESF support to employment and mobility EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending decision C(2018) 6603 concerning the adoption of the 2019 annual work programme for the operational technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission in the framework of the European Social Fund and in the framework of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, serving as financing decisionCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning the adoption of the 2020 annual work programme for the operational technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission in the frame…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 22 October 2019

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MERCOSUR: Sustainability Impact Assessment in Support of the Association Agreement Negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur +++  CHINA: EPO on China: Examination Guidelines have been revised +++  RUSSIA: Statement following Russian-Turkish talks +++  WTOTrade Policy Review: Peru EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADENotice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain heavyweight thermal paper originating in the Republic of KoreaNotice of Initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of certain hot rolled stainless steel sheets and coils originating in the People’s Republic of China and IndonesiaDG NEARCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the special measure 2019 in favour of Libya, including one action to be carried on in 2020, financed by the general budget of the European UnionCOMMISSION DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2014) 9615 of 10.12.2014 on the establishment of a European Union Regional Trust…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 22 October 2019

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ESM: ESM raises €3.5 billion with long 5-year bond, completes Q4 funding +++  EURO AREA: Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) kommentiert die Haushaltsentwürfe der EU-Mitgliedstaaten +++  CROWD-FUNDING: ECR: Talks begin on new crowdfunding rules +++ Seasonally adjusted government deficit increased to 0.7% of GDP in the euro area +++  ECBResults of the October 2019 euro area bank lending survey EBAMarkus Ferber (EVP/CSU): EBA-Vorschläge zur PSD2-Umsetzung ambitionslosBEUC Delay looming for new security standards of online card payments, but shorter than feared ESMAESMA: EU enforcers must monitor closely new reporting standardsESMA: Library document - Open procedure for Selection of Banks for the Execution of Payments in EUR Mainly within the SEPA Area – DEADLINE 8/11/2019 – 23:59 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMAREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the activities of the IFRS Foundation, EFRAG and PIOB in 2018 and the achievements of t…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 22 October 2019

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BREXIT: EU Commission reinforces Brexit team by setting up “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” (UKTF) +++ MEPs adopt plan to keep 2020 EU funding for UK in no-deal Brexit scenario +++ MEPs: Financial support for workers affected by no-deal Brexit +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Outcome of the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 17 October 2019 - 22-10-2019 +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - The revised Brexit deal: What has changed and next steps? - 22-10-2019 +++ Renew Europe: The Brexit deal must first be ratified by the UK +++ MEP Alyn Smith (EFA/SNP, Scotland) urges colleagues to take more time on Brexit +++ UK Parliament: Deal or no deal, the UK should honour its financial obligations +++  THE JUNCKER COMMISSION« L'Europe: une affaire de cœur » - Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker au Parlement européen à l'occasion du débat sur le bilan de la Commission JunckerSpeech by President Juncker in the Plenary of the European Parl…

IEU Environment Telegram 22 October 2019

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OCEAN PROTECTION: EU makes 22 new commitments for clean, healthy and safe oceans and launches The Ocean Tracker +++ Answer to a written question - The British Clean Maritime Plan - a promising sustainable transition strategy for maritime transport - E-002513/2019(ASW) +++  HEAVY METALS: Heavy metals in scrapped vehicles - exemption for hexavalent chromium +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: Cm 4452 2019 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance - Attachés only) St 13148 2019 Init Sixth meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 6) (London, 11-15 November 2019) - Non-paper from the Commission drafted to facilitate EU co-ordination Cm 4448 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention) (morning only) Cm 4443 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) St 12911 2019 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment) +++ S…

IEU Climate Telegram 22 October 2019

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IPCC: IPCC opens meeting in Singapore to draft Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report outline +++  OZONE: UNEP: 2019 Antarctic ozone hole weakest on record +++  CARBON PRICING: Debatte um CO2-Bepreisung nimmt weltweit Fahrt auf - Carbon Pricing Week vom 21. bis 25. Oktober 2019 in Berlin +++  GREEN CLIMATE FUNDExpectations from the Green Climate Fund Pledging Conference: Time for Countries to Deliver their Fair Share  IAEAIAEA Selects Best Visualizations of Atoms4Climate DIESEL DRIVING BANAnträge gegen Dieselfahrverbot nicht zur Entscheidung angenommen - Bundesverfassungsgericht EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13148 2019 Init Sixth meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 6) (London, 11-15 November 2019) - Non-paper from the Commission drafted to facilitate EU co-ordination

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IEU Energy Telegram 22 October 2019

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RENEWABLES: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Inconsistency between the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption for 2005 published in Directive (EU)2018/2001 and that published by Eurostat - P-002650/2019(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER consults on two methodologies for electricity coupling markets +++ ENTSO-E: Include your project in the pan-European Network Development Plan TYNDP2020 - Submission open until 22 November +++ E.DSO, ENCS and ENTSO-E host “Cybersecurity: Defence in Depth” workshop +++ Energy Community Secretariat concerned about draft amendments to the Electricity Market Law in Ukraine +++  GAZPROM: Gazprom and Fortum review cooperation-related issues +++  ENERGY CHARTEREnergy Efficiency Task Force for Buildings in Armenia HYDROGENWorld Hydrogen Congress 2020 (24-25 March 2020, Paris) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the annual work programme in the field of…

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 21 October 2019

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DG REGIO: Elisa Ferreira, EU Commissioner-designate for Cohesion and Reforms, appears before Parliament +++  EU REGIONS WEEK: Flash Eurobarometer 480: Citizens' awareness and perception of EU Regional policy +++ You made Interreg shine at the EU REGIONS Week 2019 +++  EIP-SCC: EIP-SCC Action Cluster Workshop +++  SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMEU's post-2020 Smart Specialisation Agenda - Challenges and Opportunities for the Baltic Sea Region SMART GOVERNANCEFinnish EU Presidency: Juhani  Korhonen: Towards human-centred digital administrationSmart city projects share policy recommendations in BrusselsEU Commission's report on eGovernment shows a narrower gap between leading and lower-performing European countriesOverview of Horizon 2020 projects on “ICT-enabled Public Sector Innovation”Bericht elektronische Behördendienste: Deutschland im Mittelfeld SMART MOBILITYCIVITAS and CoEXist webinar: Automation-ready transport modelling toolsDiscover th…

IEU Single Market Telegram 21 October 2019

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EPSCO: Agenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment and social policy) on 24 October 2019 +++  SME: Rabmer-Koller bei designierter EU-Kommissions-Vizepräsidentin Vestager: EU fit für die Zukunft machen +++  INDUSTRY: OECD: Innovation support in the enterprise sector: Industry and SMEs +++ A geographically fair EU industrial strategy - EPC +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par les Pays-Bas sous le N° 2019/365/NL dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13302 2019 Init Draft COUNCIL DECISION appointing one member and one alternate member …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 October 2019

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WTO: The EU and Norway agree on an interim appeal system in wake of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body blockage +++ WTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body +++  USA: U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Stainless-Steel Kegs from China and Germany +++ U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Acetone from Singapore and Spain +++ U.S. White House: President Trump’s Historic Deregulation Is Benefitting All Americans +++ AmCham EU's Plenary meeting discusses the next five years in trade +++  CHINA: ECFR Policy brief: China's great game in the Middle East +++  RUSSIATelephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron SINGAPORESt 12536 2019 Init Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore Preparation for the adoption EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASCOM…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 October 2019

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FINANCIAL CRISIS - 10 YEARS AFTER: EP Think-tank: A decade on from the start of the crisis: Main responses and remaining challenges +++ EP Think-tank: A decade on from the financial crisis: Key data +++  EURO: Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.7% of GDP +++  ECB: ECB: YouTube live streaming of the press conference +++ ECB: Supervisory priorities for 2020 +++ ECB environmental statement 2019 +++  EIOPAEIOPA launches call for research proposals IMFIMF on the International Role of the Euro - Poul M. Thomsen, Director of the European DepartmentTranscript of the October 2019 European Department Annual Meetings Press BriefingCommuniqué of the Fortieth Meeting of the IMFC - Chaired by Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve BankTranscript of October 2019 Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing BISKlaas Knot: The quest for policy scope - implications for monetary policy strategies EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ECFINREPORT FR…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 October 2019

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BREXIT: Xt 20020 2019 Init Letter from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the President of the European Council +++ Xt 20021 2019 Init Letter from the UK Permanent Representative to the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union +++ Xt 21105 2018 Rev 3 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 +++ Statement to the House on Brexit preparedness - UK Government +++ Statement from Speaker Bercow of the House of Commons - UK Parliament +++ Previous FTA analysis does not correspond with Government’s Brexit deal - UK +++ European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) - UK +++ Statement by EP President Sassoli on latest Brexit developments  +++ Die Grünen/EFA - Analyse: Johnson’s Brexit Abkommen: Good or bad deal? +++ S&D Group supports efforts by UK MPs to avoid a no-deal exit +++ Brexit-Abstim…

IEU Environment Telegram 21 October 2019

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RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: Can new tech like AI save resources and the environment? +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: New circular uses for old concepts +++ St 13270 2019 Init Circular economy in the construction sector - draft Council conclusions +++  PESTICIDES: Umweltbundesamt: Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt im Zulassungsverfahren in großer Gefahr - Obergerichtliche Überprüfung von Urteilen zu Pestiziden dringend nötig +++  OSPAROSPAR-Vertragsstaaten bekräftigen umweltverträglichen Rückbau ausgedienter Ölplattformen - Großbritannien wird Entscheidung über Ausnahmegenehmigungen vertagen HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCESHazardous substances in marine organisms - EEA THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONOutcomes of the fifteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee and the Chemical Review Committee EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 39th session of the Executive Body under the Convention on Long-Range …

IEU Climate Telegram 21 October 2019

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UNFCCC: Burgenland Declaration Champions Action for Climate Empowerment +++ Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai +++  CARBON TAXES: Pave Way For Carbon Taxation as Major Global Trend, Secretary-General Urges Finance Ministers’ Climate Meeting, Noting Emissions’ Pricing Raised $44 Billion in 2018 +++  ECO-SYSTEMS: EEA: Exposure of Europe's ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone +++  CO2 EMISSIONSEU JRC: The EU remains on track to reduce its CO2 emissions GERMANYSchulze: „Erfolgreicher Klimaschutz braucht breite Beteiligung der Zivilgesellschaft“ - Sondersitzung des Aktionsbündnis Klimaschutz zu Klimaschutzprogramm 2030

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IEU Energy Telegram 21 October 2019

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ENERGY REGULATION: Bridge Beyond 2025: Current and future challenges in the gas sector and related recommendations, with a view to sector coupling - CEER +++ ACER-CEER event: presentation of the annual report on the results of monitoring the internal electricity and natural gas markets +++ Register by 12 November for CEER-EFET Training on European Wholesale Electricity and Gas Market Trading +++ CEER takes on heating regulation via a joint CEER-ERO workshop +++  RENEWABLES: Energy Community Secretariat launches tender for renewables in transport study +++  GAZPROM: Six more companies of Gazprom Group to join tax monitoring regime +++  OPECThird High-level Meeting of the OPEC-China Energy DialogueWelcoming Remarks by OPEC Secretary GeneralClosing Remarks by OPEC Secretary General BATTERIESGeneral Assembly: BATTERIES EUROPE SOLAR ENERGYIEA: Global solar PV market set for spectacular growth over next 5 years FUSION ENERGYIAEA: Experts Discuss Design Option…

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