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IEU Single Market Telegram 17 January 2019

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SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission welcomes Member States' commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU +++ Harmonisation as principle for single market legislation: hearing +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: EU consumer protection rules - enforcement and modernisation: EP committee vote +++  INDICATORSOECD employment rate increases to 68.4% in the third quarter of 2018November versus October 2018: Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area, up by 0.2% in EU28 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de conditions techniques, notifié par l'Allemagne sous le N° 2018/532/D dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on a measure taken by Germany pursuant to Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, to prohibit the placing on the market of CNC milling machine (models UMC750SS and UMC750) manuf…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 January 2019

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STEEL: European Commission set to adopt definitive safeguard measures on imports on steel +++  CETA: Report - Motor Vehicle Dialogue +++  CHINA: IMF Working Paper No. 19/16 : China’s Digital Economy: Opportunities and Risks +++  WESTERN MEDITERRANEANEU HR/VP Federica Mogherini in Malta for the 15th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue FTASEP Text adopted - Implementation report on the trade pillar of the Association Agreement with Central America - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0025 - Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Implementation of the EU-Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0031 - Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition INVESTMENT COURTSEC Answer to a written question - Rejection of the 'Multilateral Investment Court' - E-005851/2018(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADERecommendation for a Council Decision authorising the open…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 January 2019

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CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis: Keynote speech at the Euronext New Year ceremony +++ Bruegel: Analysis of developments in EU capital flows in the global context +++ Bruegel publication: Equity finance and capital market integration in Europe +++ EP At a Glance - Study in focus: Financial Supervision and Regulation in the US - Dodd-Frank Reform +++ EP Briefing - IMF World Economic Outlook reflects consensus views - 15-01-2019 +++  ESMAESMA publishes responses to Call for evidence on periodic auctions for equity instrumentsBVI begrüßt ESMA-Studie zu Kosten und Wertentwicklung von Fonds BANKING UNIONA supervisory perspective on 2019 and beyond - Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECBVice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: Introductory statement at the European Parliament Plenary debate  on banking Union Annual ReportEP Text adopted - Banking Un…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 January 2019

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RULE OF LAW: EU Parliament:  Member states jeopardising the rule of law will risk losing EU funds +++ EP Text adopted - Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017 - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0032 - Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0038 - Thursday, 17 January 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Establishing the Rights and Values programme ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0040 - Thursday, 17 January 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEPP: Breaches of rule of law which affect EU funds will be sanctionedEVP/CDU-Statement zu EU-Haushaltssanktionen bei RechtstaatsverstößenS&Ds: The EU is not a business club. No government can violate our common values without suffering the consequencesEuropa-SPD: Europaparlament stimmt für Instrument g…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 January 2019

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PESTICIDES: EU Commission draft act feedback: Multiannual control programme of pesticide residues in the Union 2020-2022 +++  PLASTICS: EU Commission Vice-President Katainen in Helsinki for a Citizens' Dialogue on the Plastics Strategy and an Investment Plan signature event +++ New global alliance commits over $1.0 billion USD to help end plastic waste in the environment; sets goal of investing $1.5 billion USD - Cefic +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTEP Briefing - Environmental impact of the textile and clothing industry: What consumers need to know - 17-01-2019 WATER RE-USEMinimum requirements for water re-use: EP committee vote RECYCLINGEC Answer to a written question - Recycling batteries - E-005627/2018(ASW) HAZARDOUS CHEMICALSEC Answer to a written question - Consumer protection: breach of the rules on chemical substances - E-005256/2018(ASW) BIO-ECONOMYEU JRC and University of Hohenheim establish the basis for scientific cooperation EFSAPublication o…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 January 2019

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SWEDEN: Sweden’s draft integrated national energy and climate plan +++  UNFCCC: Climate Impacts Top WEF’s 2019 List of Risks +++  EU ETS: EC Answer to a written question - Use of credits from industrial gases - E-005696/2018(ASW) +++ 2018: EEX Group Achieves Record Volumes on Power and Emissions +++  IAEAThe IAEA and Climate Change: Adaptation, Monitoring and Mitigation EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 5091 2019 Ext 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles as part of the Union's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles and amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 (recast) Final compromise text approved by Coreper*Note 

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IEU Energy Telegram 17 January 2019

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ENERGY UNION: EP Briefing - Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027: Financing key EU infrastructure networks - 17-01-2019 +++ EU Commission welcomes Member States' commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU +++  EEX: 2018: EEX Group Achieves Record Volumes on Power and Emissions +++  FUEL MARKET: EC Answer to a written question - An alert for an abusive practice of dominant position and practices incompatible with the internal market in the fuel market in Bulgaria - E-005762/2018(ASW) RENEWABLESEC Answer to a written question - Incorporating used cooking oil in renewable energy performance - P-006130/2018(ASW) GAS PRICESU.S. EIA expects relatively flat natural gas prices, continued record production through 2020 NUCLEAR ENERGYGovernment statement following blow to UK nuclear future - UK ParliamentEP Text adopted - European Instrument for Nuclear Safety complementing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Coopera…

IEU Dossier Autonomous & Connected Driving Update 15 January 2019

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IEU Dossier Update - 15 January 2019*:
AUTONOMES & VERNETZTES FAHREN - TEIL VEuropa schafft Rahmenbedingungen für Kooperierende, Autonome und Vernetzte Fahrzeuge und deren Verkehrsinfrastruktur
# EU-KOMMISSION+++UPDATE: Autonomous Vehicles Summit - 30-31/5/2019+++UPDATE: 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda (SDA) for Connected and Automated Driving (CAM) - Stakeholder Workshop - 11/1/2019+++UPDATE: Draft Act Consultation - Specifications for the provision of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) - 11/1/2019EU-Kommission legt im 1. Quartal 2019 neuen Strategieplan für Kooperierende, Vernetzte und Automatisierte Mobilität vor (Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility - CCAM) - 22/10/2018EU Commission welcomes progress made in adopting new rules for safer and modern cars - 29/11/2018EU Commission launches public consultation on Connected and Automated Mobility - 25/10/2018EU Commission: Open Public Consultation on Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) - 24/10/2018 # EU-KO…

IEU Single Market Telegram 16 January 2019

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INVEST-EU: MEPs support new programme InvestEU to boost financing for jobs and growth +++ EU Commission welcomes European Parliament's position on InvestEU +++ EPP Group : €700 billion up for grabs for investments in upgraded EFSI plan +++ S&Ds: Make sure that the EU invests in a sustainable future and in a just transition for all +++ Europa-SPD: Milliarden für Wachstum und Jobs mobilisieren +++ ALDE: Invest EU: a good deal for the future +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMISSION DECISION approving, on behalf of the European Union, the amendment to Tables III and IV of Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972, as amendedCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for certain uses of 1,2-dichloroethane under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (ORGAPHARM)COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... laying down the detailed…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 January 2019

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AFRICA: Agenda of the EU-African Union ministerial meeting on 21-22 January 2019 +++ EU Commission Factsheet: Negotiations on a new Partnership Agreement between the EU and ACP countries: first round of talks conclude +++  ASEAN: Agenda highlights of the EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting on 21 January 2019 +++ St 5195 2019 Init Council conclusions on EU-ASEAN relations +++  MOROCCOMEPs: Preferential tariffs to help Western Sahara to developGUE/NGL: European Parliament votes to extend EU-Morocco Agreement to Western Sahara despite European Court ruling UKRAINEEU request for consultations on wood export ban PHARMA EXPORTSEU Council: EU to help boost exports of generic pharmaceuticals TRADE DEFENCEACEA on EU Safeguarding measures: Steel import restrictions now definitive, leaving EU auto manufacturers “extremely disappointed” INDICATORSInternational trade in services: EU surplus up to over €190 bn in 2017, USA was main partner for exports and imports EU COMMISS…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 16 January 2019

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BANKING UNION: MEPs spell out priorities for the European Central Bank and on banking union +++ ALDE: Torvalds report sets the direction of the EU banking union +++  ECB: ECB publishes single Code of Conduct for high-level officials +++ Yves Mersch: Interview with Hospodarske noviny +++ ECB: CoMap: mapping contagion in the euro area banking sector +++ ECB: Leaning against the wind: macroprudential policy and the financial cycle +++ ECB/2019/1 Recommendation of the ECB of 7 January 2019 on dividend distribution policies +++ EP: Question to the ECB - Special administration at Banca Carige - PE 632.876v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  FISCAL UNIONPour une modernisation de la fiscalité européenne - Commissaire Pierre Moscovici ESMAESMA reports on accepted market practises under MAR FINLANDIMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with FinlandIMF Country Report No. 19/7 : Finland : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Re…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 16 January 2019

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BREXIT: MEPs on Brexit: the time has come for the UK to clarify its position +++ First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the occasion of the Brexit debate +++ Romanian EU Presidency on the result of the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union +++ Commons debates motion of no confidence in HM GovernmentPrime Minister's Questions: 16 January 2019Committee writes to DExEU Minister expressing concern over no deal preparationsGovernment rebuked for lack of preparation on Brexit and chemicalsLords debates Brexit and the UnionBrexit-Auswirkungen im Gesundheitswesen: Bei einem harten Brexit werden Patienten durch Mängel in der medizinischen Versorgung sterben - Peter Liese (EVP/CDU)The Greens/EFA: Invitation for a Conference on Brexit and the future of tax havensA solution must urgentl…

IEU Environment Telegram 16 January 2019

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PESTICIDES: Pesticides: MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure +++ EPP Group: Pesticides: protecting consumers is our highest priority +++ EVP/CDU Statement zum Abschlussbericht Sonderausschuss PflanzenschutzmittelS&Ds: Today’s approval of the EU pesticides report is just the beginning of our fight to ensure human health and food security in Europe +++ Europa-SPD: Pestizid-Sonderausschuss sieht dringenden Reformbedarf  - "Gesundheit der Menschen steht auf dem Spiel" +++ Die Grünen/EFA zur Pestizid-Zulassung: Verfahren müssen transparent, Risikobewertungen unabhängig sein +++ ECR: Parliament pesticides report does not reflect expert testimony +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTEC Answer to a written question - Environmental impact assessments without public participation for nine TEN-T projects - P-006002/2018(ASW) MARITIME ENVIRONMENTEP Report - European Maritime Single Window environment - A8-0006/2019 - Committee on Transport and …

IEU Climate Telegram 16 January 2019

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TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: EU Council confirms agreement on stricter +++  UNFCCC: Greening Financial Flows Requires Harmonised Standards +++ Countries that Can Harness Renewables Set to Benefit Most - Global Commission +++  CLIMATE RISK: CAN Europe: Climate change among top risks to the global economy, business leaders say CLIMATE FINANCEWorld Bank Group Announces $50 billion over Five Years for Climate Adaptation and ResilienceCAN Europe: Future EU investment package falls short of climate ambition
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IEU Energy Telegram 16 January 2019

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EU4ENERGY: EU4Energy presents first draft methodology for calculating natural gas transmission tariffs for Georgia +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER launches a new tool to monitor national derogations in grid connection codes implementation +++ Updated: Causes of frequency drop of 10 January still under investigation +++ ENTSO-E: Moving customer centre stage: EU to fund research on new power system inter(r)faces +++  ENERGY MARKETSThe international role of the euro in the field of energy EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13602 2018 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/33/EU on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles - Outcome of the European Parliament's proceedings (Strasbourg, 22 to 25 October 2018)
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