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IEU Single Market Telegram 18 April 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: ‘InvestEU’ programme: big boost for jobs, growth and investment +++ Budget 2021-2027: EU Commission welcomes Parliament's green light on InvestEU +++ EU Commission Memo: The InvestEU Programme - Questions and Answers +++ EPP on InvestEU: €700 billion to boost jobs and competitiveness in Europe +++ Europa-SPD: Milliardeninvestitionen in Nachhaltigkeit mobilisieren - Parlament stimmt für neues Investitionsprogramm InvestEU +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: EU  Parliament: Fostering defence innovation through the European Defence Fund +++ European Defence Fund: Statement by Commissioner Bieńkowska on the European Parliament's vote +++ EP Text adopted - European Defence Fund ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0430 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EPP: Victory for European defence despite ideological opposition +++ EVP/CDU: Parlament nimmt EU-Verteidigungsfonds an - EU legt weiteren Grundstein der Europäischen Verteidigun…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 19 April 2019

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CETA: Implementation of the Trade and sustainable development (TSD) chapter in trade agreements - TSD committees and civil society meetings +++  RUSSIA: Russian President: Meeting with French business community representatives +++ Russian President: Meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid +++  USA: Grüne/EFA on TTIP-light: Europa muss den USA bei Thema Agrar die Stirn bieten +++  CHINAThe next step of the Belt and Road Initiative: Multilateralisation with Chinese characteristics -  Bruegel SANCTIONSWhy we need to rethink the purpose of economic sanctions - WEF EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 2643 2019 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Steel, textiles and other industrial sectors) – Notice of meeting and provisional agendaST 8765 2019 INIT JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common futureCM 2642 2019 INIT Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

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IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 19 April 2019

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CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EU Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth +++ Cross-border distribution of investment funds: A trade-off between removing distribution barriers and adequate investor protection - ALFI +++ Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that may not occur +++ S&D Group achieved binding transparency rules for financial industry on the sustainability of investments +++  ESMA: ESMA: Library document - Letter to EFRAG on IASB’s Exposure Draft Onerous +++ ESMA: Library document - Letter to EFRAG on IASB’s Exposure Draft Onerous Contracts +++  BANKING UNION: Taking stock of the Single Resolution Board: Banking union scrutiny - Bruegel +++  ECBECB: Risky assets in Europe and the US: risk vulnerability, risk aversion and economic environmentECB Shocks and labour cost adjustment: evidence from a survey of European firmsECB Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Flanagan, MEP, on accounting practi…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 18 April 2019

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ROMANIAN EU PRESIDENCY: Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă’s presentation of the 100-day stocktaking report of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council +++  BREXIT: EPP: Brexit: more regulatory power over non-EU clearing houses +++ CER: Not so fast! Westminster's (continuous) oversight of European affairs post-Brexit +++ EPC: Brexit: No stable equilibrium - A deeply divided country +++ SWP: Auf die Regierung kommt es an: Politische Lehren aus dem Brexit-Referendum von 2016 +++ XT 21013 2019 INIT Impact of UK's withdrawal from the European Union without an agreement for the Operation EUFOR ALTHEA +++  EU ELECTIONS: New seat projections for the next European Parliament EU28 +++  COMPANY LAWS&D: European Parliament approves measures to protect workers and crackdown on letterbox companies in the EUEuropa-SPD: Regellose Firmensitzverlagerung hat ein Ende - Parlament stimmt für neue Regeln zur Niederlassungsfreiheit von UnternehmenBusinesseurope: Dig…

IEU Environment Telegram 18 April 2019

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ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: S&Ds say: EU Commission wake up! Endocrine disruptors must be regulated to protect citizens’ health +++ Hormonverändernde Stoffe: EU-Kommission muss tickende Zeitbombe entschärfen - Grüne/EFA +++  WATER CONVENTION: Strengthening cooperation between the Water Convention serviced by UNECE and the World Bank can improve the sustainability of investments in transboundary basins +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: ST 7471 2019 REV 1 Draft Council conclusions on the next steps towards making the EU a best practice region in combatting antimicrobial resistance +++ ST 8528 2019 INIT Outcome of proceedings of the meeting of the Working Party on Forestry (9 April 2019) +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERText adopted - Disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0435 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionText adopted - A comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors …

IEU Climate Telegram 18 April 2019

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TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: MEPs approve new CO2 emissions limits for trucks +++ EVP/CDU- Positionen: EU-Parlament beschließt CO2-Grenzwerte für LKW +++ At last, lorries will also contribute to lowering CO2 emissions, say S&Ds +++ "Mehr saubere Fahrzeuge im öffentlichen Nahverkehr" - EU-Parlament stimmt Quoten für emissionsarme Fahrzeuge zu +++ Europa-SPD: "Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu sauberer Mobilität" - Erstmals CO2-Grenzwerte für LKW +++ T&E: EU agrees first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, delivering a 30% cut in fuel burnt and kick-starting zero-emission vehicles +++  EU ETS: European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTL +++ ANALYSIS: Will Germany cancel EUAs to offset its coal phaseout? Analysts aren’t counting on it -  Carbon Pulse +++ EU Market: EUAs tumble back below €27 on pre-holiday profit-taking - Carbon Pulse +++  UNFCCC: Mother Earth Day 2019 Focuses on Climate and Education Climate education event at CO…

IEU Energy Telegram 18 April 2019

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EURELECTRIC: Eurelectric Seroes about Clean Energy: Leading The Charge +++  ENERGY UNION: EEX Supervisory Board elects Thomas Book as new chairman +++  U.S. EIA: EIA expects 2019 summer average residential electricity use to be lowest in five years +++  BATTERIES: As Europe races ahead with electric vehicles, UN Framework helps manage critical raw materials for batteries +++ Staatliche Förderung der Batteriezellenfertigung: Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen fragen Sie nicht Politiker oder Subventionsempfänger +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 8756 2019 INIT List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Joint Research/Atomic Questions Working Party in the first quarter of 2019

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IEU Single Market Telegram 17 April 2019

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ONLINE PLATFORMS: EU Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on new rules to improve fairness and transparency of online platforms +++ S&Ds secure first-EU wide rules to make Amazon and other internet platforms fairer and more transparent +++ Europa-SPD: "Fairness und Transparenz durchsetzen" - Unlautere Handelspraktiken beim Online-Shopping verhindern +++  DUAL STANDARDS: European Parliament strengthens EU consumer protection rules +++ MEPs vote for a the harmonisation of quality standards for goods sold in the EU - ALDE +++ European Parliament continues to allow dual-quality products in the EU - GUE/NGL +++ BEUC: Consumer law enforcement gets a welcome boost +++  PROCUREMENT: e-Invoicing: New electronic invoicing standard facilitates public procurement contracts in Europe +++  INNOVATIONStatement by EU Commissioner Moedas on the European Parliament's vote on Horizon EuropeEPP: Deal on Horizon Europe: now we need the money …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 April 2019

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USA: WTO Boeing dispute: EU Commission issues preliminary list of U.S. products considered for countermeasures +++ Joint Statement by Federica Mogherini, Chrystia Freeland and Cecilia Malmström on the decision of the United States to further activate Title III of the Helms Burton (Libertad) Act +++  EU-LAC: EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance +++ Speech by HR/VP Federica Mogherini : European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean – joining forces for a common future +++ EU Commission: Evaluation of the CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement +++  RUSSIA: Statement by the Spokesperson on the extended illegal detention of Ukrainian servicemen +++  WESTERN BALKANSIMF: Country Report No. 19/104: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Government Finance Statistics Technical Assistance Mission, (October 1-5, 2018) TRADE AGREEMENTSEU Commission reports on progress i…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 April 2019

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EUROGROUP: Speech by Eurogroup President Mario Centeno at the London Business School: A source of stability: the role of the euro in an uncertain world +++  ECB: Panel remarks by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB: Central Bankers, Supervisors and Climate-Related Risks +++ DIW: Marcel Fratzscher: "Die Inflationszahlen zeigen: Die EZB hat noch große Schwierigkeiten, ihr Mandat zu erfüllen" +++ ECB: Euro area monthly balance of payments: February 2019 +++ ECB: Dynamic fiscal limits and monetary-fiscal policy interactions +++ ECB: Monetary policy spillovers, capital controls and exchange rate flexibility, and the financial channel of exchange rates +++ ECB: Card payments in Europe – current landscape and future prospects: a Eurosystem perspective +++  EBA: EBA closes investigation into possible breach of Union law by the Danish and Estonian supervisory authorities +++  ESMAESMA Library document - Letter to IFRS IC - A…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 April 2019

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THE JUNCKER COMMISSION: Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker à l'occasion du débat sur l'avenir de l'Europe avec Krišjānis Kariņš, Premier ministre de la République de Lettonie +++ From promise to delivery: EU Commission welcomes final European Parliament votes under 2014-2019 mandate +++  MERGERS: EU Commission approves Liberty House Group purchase of ArcelorMittal's divestment businesses +++ EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Aptean by Vista Equity and TA Associates +++  JUSTICE: MEPs back partial agreement on Justice Programme +++  WHISTLEBLOWERSDeutsche Steuerberater: Verschwiegenheit in Gefahr! – Europaparlament verabschiedet Whistleblower-Richtlinie LAW ENFORCEMENTEU Parliament: Improved law enforcement access to financial information to curb crime EUROJUSTEurojust helps dismantle transnational criminal network EU ELECTIONS2019 European elections - 23 to 26 May 2019 EU COMMISSION REGISTEROLAFCOMMUNICATION FRO…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 April 2019

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EFSA: Food safety: New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs +++ We have shielded the European Food Safety Agency against pressures from the industry, say S&Ds +++ Corporate Europe Observatory: Massive transparency win as MEPs pass EU General Food Law reform +++  ECHA: ECHA: Registered substances mapped for regulatory action +++  PESTICIDES: Die Grünen/EFA zum Lebensmittelrecht - Transparenzlücke bei Zulassung von Pestiziden und Gentechnik geschlossen +++  LIFELIFE programme is key to shift to a sustainable economy both for people and for the environment, say S&Ds"Europas Zukunft ist nachhaltig" - EU-Parlament verabschiedet neues Umwelt- und Klimaprogramm LIFELIFE+: Liberals and Democrats push reform to crucial EU environmental programme - ALDE EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 8380 2019 Add 2 Rev 1 Draft 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 th…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 April 2019

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IPCC: IPCC Bureau Members among 2019’s World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy +++  UNFCCC: The Polish way to Katowice Rulebook +++ UNFCCC: 9 Developing Countries to Present Climate Action via “Facilitative Sharing of Views” +++  CLIMATE ACTION: Europaabgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE.): Klima-Manifest der EP-Linksfraktion*Note 

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IEU Energy Telegram 17 April 2019

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IEA: IEA: Key Electricity Trends 2018 +++ IEA celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Energy Business Council with its largest gathering ever in Paris +++  ENERGY UNION: Deutsch-ukrainische Energiepartnerschaft +++ Energy Community: International community unites to help Bosnia and Herzegovina catch up with reforms in the energy sector +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER publishes its analysis on Tariff Code implementation for gas in Croatia +++ E-mobility was debated in Prague by representatives of E.DSO Project Committee +++  GAZPROMGazprom efficiently developing its personnel management systemBoard of Directors reviews implementation of Gazprom’s Innovative Development ProgramEnergy Delta Institute’s training programs fostering competencies for successful implementation of international projectsGazprom Export Introduces its own ESPGazEX index U.S. EIASummer 2019 gasoline prices forecast to be lower than last summer BATTERIESUnderstanding degradation of batte…

IEU Single Market Telegram 16 April 2019

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SOCIAL POLICY: EU Commission launches debate on more efficient decision-making in EU social policy +++ EU Commission Q&A: More efficient decision-making in social policy +++ EVP/CDU zum Mehrheitsprinzip in der Sozialpolitik +++  INNOVATION: EU Commission decides to prolong the mandate of its Innovation and Networks Executive Agency Director +++  SPACE INDUSTRIES: European Commission and European Space Agency sign an agreement to support innovation in the space sector +++ 47 millions d'euros pour l'ONERA, un des principaux centres de recherche aérospatiale français +++  EMPLOYMENTMEPs approve boost to workers’ rights in the gig economyCommission welcomes vote in the European Parliament on the European Labour Authority and the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working ConditionsEuropean Parliament finally backs S&Ds call to establish the European Labour AuthorityA step forward in the protection of vulnerable workers. The Parliament …

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