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IEU Environment Telegram 13 December 2018

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CHEMICAL HAZARDS: Enforcement project calls for improved safety information to protect workers from chemical hazards +++  AIR POLLUTION: Ambitious emission limits for power plants would result in significant pollution cuts in the EU +++ Reported data on large combustion plants covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU) +++ EEA Maps: Indexed SO2, NOx and dust emissions from electricity generation, 2004-2015 +++ The EU General Court upholds the actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid and annuls in part the Commission’s regulation setting excessively high oxides of nitrogen emission limits for the tests for new light passenger and commercial vehicles +++  WASTE MANAGEMENTEU Commission welcomes agreement on port facilities to reduce and recycle waste on shipsALDE: MEPs react on waste management at EU ports DESERTIFICATIONEuropean Court of Auditors (ECA) briefing: Upcoming special report on combating desertification in the…

IEU Climate Telegram 13 December 2018

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EU-ETS / EEX: EEX: 2019 auction calendars for Poland published +++  CARBON PRICES: How can carbon pricing support economic diversification in the Arab Gulf States? - CPLC +++  COP24: EU JRC (updated): Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 published +++ Katowice Must Be Dawn of New Determination to Unleash Paris Agreement’s Promise, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Event at Climate Change Talks +++ Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24Fiji and Poland issued the Talanoa Call for ActionNo climate for young generationOPEC Statement to the UN Climate Change Conference TRANSPORT EMISSIONSThe EU General Court upholds the actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid and annuls in part the Commission’s regulation setting excessively high oxides of nitrogen emission limits for the tests for new light passenger and commercial vehiclesThe EU General Court confirms our criticism on the perm…

IEU Energy Telegram 13 December 2018

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ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG hosts its second annual conference ‘Gas Infrastructure in a Sustainable Economy’ on 12 December 2018 +++ ENTSOG publishes the System Development Map 2017/2018 in cooperation with Gas Infrastructure Europe +++ Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to support the High Ambition Coalition in global climate negotiations - Energy Community +++  ELECTRICITY MARKETIEA: How will the electricity market of the future work? ENERGY DIPLOMACYEU Energy Day on sectoral integration and the clean energy transition RENEWABLESLatest publication by IRENA10 Reasons Renewable Energy Can Save The PlanetSix Economic Benefits of Renewable EnergyRecord Braking Cumbrian Wind Powerhouse Comes Online!The Switch to Green EnergyThe Truth About Small Commercial Solar FinancingThe Recruiter’s Outlook: Solar Hiring is BoomingCornwall’s Geothermal Ambitions HYDROGENIEA: How Northwest Europe can shape a clean hydrogen market NUCLEAR…

IEU Funding & Innovation Telegram 12. December 2018

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EU BUDGET & MFFEU Parliament: Budget 2019 approved with focus on the young, innovation and migrationLatest publications by the EU Open Data PortalEU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2017EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2016EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2015EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2014EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2013EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2012EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2011EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2010 CEFMEPs want to ensure sufficient funding for Connecting Europe’s futureEPP Group backs billions for infrastructure projectsTrans-European networks are crucial for a cohesive Europe, say S&Ds HORIZON EUROPEEVP/CDU: "Herr Macron, Frau Merkel, die Regierung…

IEU Single Market Telegram 12. December 2018

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DEFENCE INDUSTRY: EPP Group: We cannot deny Europe a much stronger defence cooperation +++ SPD-Abgeordnete stimmen gegen EU-Verteidigungsfonds: Keine Subventionen für die europäische Rüstungsindustrie +++  GUE/NGL - DIE LINKE: Rechtsgutachten bestätigt: Europäischer Verteidigungsfonds ist illegal +++  PROCUREMENT: Study - EU-funded large-scale infrastructure: deficient project preparation and procurement processes? +++  SINGLE MARKETEPP Group: Commission shouldn't hesitate with infringement procedures in Single Market INDICATORSSocial protection in 2016 - Share of EU GDP spent on social protection slightly down - Highest ratios in France, Finland and DenmarkOctober 2018 compared with September 2018 - Industrial production up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)9911 approving certain elements of the operational programme ESF Scotland (incl. YEI) for sup…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 12. December 2018

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JAPAN: EU Parliament endorses landmark EU-Japan free trade agreement (JEFTA) +++ EU Commission: EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February 2019 +++ EU Commission Memo: Key elements of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement +++  JAPAN - REACTIONS: S&D/SPD: Europäisches Parlament stimmt für EU-Japan-Abkommen: "Faire Handelsregeln statt Trumpsche Abschottung" +++ Greens/EFA: JEFTA imports old mistakes +++ GUE/NGL: The EU Parliament adopted JEFTA, but we must seriously consider the consequences +++ Eurocommerce: Approval EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement a welcome step for global trade +++  CETAReport of the CETA meeting on raw material UKRAINEMEPs commend Ukraine‘s reform efforts and denounce Russian aggressionS&Ds stand by Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, but more reforms are necessary, especially in the fight against corruption GEORGIAEU disburses €20 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Georgia…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 12. December 2018

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EURO AREA: Euro Summit: Updates on deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Capital Markets Union: European Commission levels the playing field between investment firms and trading venues +++  EBA: EBA launches selection procedure to appoint new Chairperson +++ EBA publishes final guidelines on the STS criteria in securitisation +++  IMFTranscript of the interview granted by Maurice Obstfeld, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research to a group of media BISMár Guðmundsson: A turning point EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ECFINREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Final Report pursuant to Article 4 of Decision No 562/2014/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 May 2014 on the participation of the European Union in the capital increase of the European Investment FundCommission opinion in accordance with Article 19 of the Statute of the European Investment BankCommission opin…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 12. December 2018

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EUROPEAN COUNCILBackground brief on the European Council meetings of 13 and 14 December 2018 BREXITEP Group leaders on Brexit: “the agreement is not open to renegotiation” "Cet accord de retrait est le meilleur accord possible" - Représentation permanente de la France auprès de l'Union européenneUK Parliament: Prime Minister's Questions: 12 December 2018Response of business to Prime Minister's Brexit deal - UK ParliamentBrexit Committee’s united verdict on the Prime Minister's deal: Uncertainty, not clarity - UK ParliamentUK Parliament - Public bill: EU MembershipUK Government: UK perspective on evidence based policy planningBusinesseurope: European business alarmed by recent developments on Brexit SECURITY UNIONCombatting terrorism: Parliament sets out proposals for a new EU strategy  ANTITRUSTAntitrust: new guidance to facilitate access to Commission files STATE AIDEU Commission clears Italian rescue aid to Condotte d'Acq…

IEU Environment Telegram 12. December 2018

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OCEAN GOVERNANCE: EU promotes ocean governance at United Nations General Assembly – two resolutions adopted +++  FERTILISERS: EU Council: EU moves towards more environment-friendly fertilisers +++ EU Commission: Agreement on Commission proposal to boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers +++  FOOD SAFETY: More transparent scientific studies on food safety: Council agrees its position +++  FEED ADDITIVESEU Commission Consultation: Evaluation of the feed additives Regulation EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… on the sectoral reference document on best environmental management practices, sector environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing sector under Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)COMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… on the sectoral reference document on …

IEU Climate Telegram 12. December 2018

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EMISSION TARGETS: COP24 side event: European strategic vision for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction +++  COP24 -EUROPE: EU and allies in breakthrough agreement at COP24 to step up the ambition +++ Invitation to the ceremony of the adoption of the Katowice ministerial “Forests for Climate” Declaration +++ UK Climate Change Minister visits Poland for UN conference on climate change +++ Speech by Swedish Minister for Climate Isabella Lövin at COP24 in Katowice +++ Chair of the Climate Change Conference assigns Isabella Lövin to lead talks between countries +++ CAN Europe: EU joins a call for greater ambition at COP24 +++ COP24: Businesses, investors, cities, states and regions urgently call for ambitious outcomes - C 40 +++  COP24 - UNUNFCCC: Join the Talanoa Call for Action EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the approval of the engine idle coasting function as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions fr…

IEU Energy Telegram 12. December 2018

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ENERGY REGULATION: Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators gets a new legislative framework: EU Council Presidency reaches provisional agreement with European +++ The Commission welcomes the political agreement on a proposal to enhance the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) +++ ENTSOG announces ENTSOG President and Board Members for new term from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021 +++ CEER: Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement +++ Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement - Energy Community +++ Electricity Balancing in Europe – ENTSO-E releases an overview of the European electricity balancing market and guideline +++ Improving HVDC system reliability - ENTSO-E +++  ENERGY UNIONExchange Council welcomes the expansion of EEX power derivatives portfolioEU JRC: Global Energy and Climate Outl…

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