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IEU Single Market Telegram 21 February 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: InvestEU: Council agrees its position on an improved instrument to support investment, growth and jobs in the EU +++ EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes Member States' position on InvestEU +++  SME: EPP Group protecting SMEs against big platforms +++ "Fairness und Transparenz beim Online-Shopping durchsetzen" +++  INDUSTRYSteel and Coal: a New Perspective – Research and Innovation in Action - 28 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la Finlande sous le N° 2018/575/FIN dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Federal - Mogul Friedberg GmbH)COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of so…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 February 2019

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TRADE MINISTERS COUNCIL: EU Commissioner Malmström meets with civil society in Romania +++ Union européenne – Réunion informelle des ministres du commerce de l’Union européenne (Bucarest, 21-22.02.19) +++  BREXIT: UK Government: Guidance: Existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal +++ Policy paper: Continuing the UK's trade relationship with the Swiss Confederation: parliamentary report +++ Policy paper: UK and Switzerland Memorandum of Understanding  USATTIP 2.0: Rat der EU setzt Geheimhaltung fort - LobbyControllGute Handelsbeziehungen mit unserem zweitwichtigsten Handelspartner USA nützen exportorientierter heimischer Wirtschaft VENEZUELAGUE/NGL: Political dialogue necessary to preserve peace in Venezuela and the region EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASDRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA AgreementFPICOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISI…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 February 2019

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: Sustainable finance: EU Commission launches targeted consultation on new guidelines for company reporting on climate-related information +++  BANKING UNION: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Banking Union Essential Terms: Technical Abbreviations & Glossary - 15-02-2019 +++ European Banking Federation: EUROPEAN MONEY WEEK - Brussels Kick-Off +++ EconPol: Die Bankenunion schützt die europäischen Banken nicht vor den Auswirkungen des italienischen Haushaltsstreits +++  ESMJoaquín Almunia to lead ESM evaluation on financial assistance to Greece EMUHearing with selected candidates for positions in the ECB, EBA and SRB - 26.02.2019 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEP Think-tank Briefing - The EURO at 20 - A Critical Assessment IMFIMF: Working Paper No. 19/36 : Growth at Risk: Concept and Application in IMF Country Surveillance EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERHighlights - Hearing with selected candidates for positions in the ECB, EBA and S…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 February 2019

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STATE AID: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into British Capacity Market scheme +++  MERGERS: EU Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel by Patron Capital and Marriott +++ EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Radeberger and Veltins +++  BREXITThird report scrutinising Brexit-related international agreements published - UK ParliamentCorrespondence: Accounting and audit if there’s no Brexit deal: letters to the sector DIGITAL TAXATIONAlleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Malta - 11-02-2019 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance TAX 3Hearings - The evaluation of the Tax Gap - 24-01-2019 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidanceEP Think-tank: Study - Impact of Digitalisation on International Tax Matters EU COMMISSION REGISTERSJDÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires conte…

IEU Environment Telegram 21 February 2019

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ECHA: High-volume plastic additives mapped - ECHA +++ ECHA Sector Approach on Plastics Additives Published - Joint EuPC and EuMBC Release +++ EU inventory of all plastic additives will further improve safety of chemicals - Cefic +++  PESTICIDES: Die Grünen/EFA: Notfallzulassungen von Neonikotinoiden: Länder und EU-Kommission müssen skandalöse Zulassungen sofort stoppen +++  EFSA BRIEFSPublic consultation on the active substance dimoxystrobin - deadline: 23 April 2019Public Consultation on EFSA's draft assessment of five phthalates used in plastic food contact materials - deadline: 14 April 2019Webinar: Learn more about the risk assessment of phthalates used in plastic food contact materials - 15 March 2019Public consultation: phthalates used in food contact materials*Note 

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IEU Climate Telegram 21 February 2019

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CLIMATE TARGETS 2050: COMPARECENCIA CONGRESO DE LOS DIPUTADOS Don Miguel Arias Cañete Comisario Europeo Energía y Acción por el Clima Madrid - 21 de febrero de 2019 (Spanish only) +++ Towards Sustainable, Climate Neutral Industry - Wuppertal Institute takes leading role in scientific competence centre SCI4climate.NRW +++ “X marks the spot”: where electricity industry and EU institutions meet for ambitious climate debates +++  COP24Vice-Minister Kurtyka talks about the results of COP24 in Brussels22 Jan 2019Vice-Minister Kurtyka visits New York21 Feb 2019 CLIMATE REPORTINGWKÖ: EU-Kommission konsultiert zur Berichterstattung von Unternehmen über klimabezogene Informationen TRANSPORT EMISSIONSNew CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles: a win for the climate - Eurelectric EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the national allocation tables of Italy, Sw…

IEU Energy Telegram 21 February 2019

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ENERGY TRANSITION: Bruegel: How the EU could transform the energy market: The case for a euro crude-oil benchmark +++ Equal by 30 Campaign - IEA +++  ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into British Capacity Market scheme +++  MARINE GRIDSigning Ceremony of RGI's Marine Grid Declaration | PCI Energy Days - 19 March, Brussels NUCLEAR SAFETYNuclear Safety outside the EU: Proposal for a new Council regulation [EU Legislation in Progress] - EP Research Service RENEWABLESWind now provides 14% of Europe’s electricity36th European photovoltaic solar energy conference and exhibition (EU PVSEC 2019)27th EU Biomass conference and exhibition (EUBCE) ENERGY REGULATIONMeeting of the European electricity regulatory forum (Florence Forum) GAZPROMGazprom delegation visits Serbia EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION under Regulation (EU) No 2017/1938, concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regula…

IEU Single Market Telegram 20 February 2019

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DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on the future European Defence Fund +++ EPP Group: New deal is a huge victory for security and defence in Europe +++  SINGLE MARKET: Increased transparency in doing business through online platforms +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERMinutes - Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - PE 636.073v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 1770 2019 INIT 20-02-2019 - WORKING PARTY ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH (Industry)
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IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 20 February 2019

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CUSTOMS UNION: EU Customs Union: Citizens prioritise protection from security threats and action against fraudulent activity according to new survey +++  INVESTMENT COURTS: Stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court +++  OVERSEAS TERRITORIES: EP Think-tank Briefing - A new association of the Overseas Countries and Territories (including Greenland) with the European Union - 20-02-2019 +++  ASEAN26th ASEAN-EU Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting Convenes in Jakarta VIETNAMAltmaier spricht mit dem Außenminister Pham Binh Minh in Berlin JAPANDie Regierung Shinzô Abe 3.0 - Japans Außenpolitik wendet sich verstärkt nach Europa und Asien TURKEYEPP Group: Effective partnership, but no EU accession for TurkeyS&D Group: Turkey has crossed all the red lines. It’s time to formally suspend the accession talks with Ankara RUSSIARussian President: Address to Federal AssemblyDIHK: 6. Russland-Konferenz: „Russlands Wettbewerbsfähigkei…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 20 February 2019

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EMU: EU Commission extends dedicated post-programme framework for Greece +++  EMF: EPP Group votes for fully-fledged EU Monetary Fund to make Euro crisis-proof +++ EVP-CSU-Statement zum Europäischen Stabilitätsmechanismus +++  CAPITAL MARKETS: Financial markets: European Commission and Monetary Authority of Singapore announce common approach on derivatives trading venues +++ EU and Singapore MAS joint statements on common approach on certain derivatives trading venues +++  PRIIPSPublications - Briefing paper for the scrutiny slot on 20.02.2019 - PRIIPS Regulation - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs ECBSpeech: Ensuring legitimacy is an ongoing process BANKING UNIONSpeech: Banking union: upcoming challenges EBAEBA publishes Consumer Trends Report for 2018-19 CORPORATE DEBTSOECD to launch report on global corporate debt and risks - Monday 25 February MONEY LAUNDERINGPosition of the European Parliament - Countering money laundering by criminal law …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 20 February 2019

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INFRINGEMENTS: Infringements: Commission adapts its calculation methodology for financial sanctions +++  BREXIT: Joint statement on behalf of President Juncker and Prime Minister May +++ EU Commission Collège takes stock of the progress made on Brexit “no-deal” contingency legislation +++ Brexit preparedness: Commission welcomes political agreement on contingency measures for basic air connectivity +++ CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Rechtssicherheit für deutsche Unternehmen und Verbraucher +++ Government asked about powers to remove UK citizenship +++  MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Amer Sports by Anta Sports Products and FountainVest China Capital GP3 CRIMINAL JUSTICEConference on „Criminal Justice in Cyberspace”, February 26th – 27th, 2019 EU COMMISSION REGISTERSJDÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le TribunalDÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION p…

IEU Environment Telegram 20 February 2019

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Future emissions from metal production can only be cut by circular economy +++ The PET industry in the circular economy +++ What affects battery recycling rates? Political, social and cultural factors examined +++ Ecodesign for a circular economy: methodology for circular product design +++ SMEs could gain from sharing waste between industries, suggests Swedish study +++  EUTROPHICATIONOnline tool enables quick comparison of strategies to control eutrophication THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONThe latest BRS Newsletter is now online: all the news for a Clean Planet, Healthy People EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION DECISION on waiving the recovery of the amount of EUR 201,385.20 established by EASME as being receivable from Mesogeiaki Anonimi Emporiki Kai Viomichaniki Etairia and registered under recovery order No 3241404690COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Commission notice on ecosystem monitoring under Article 9 and Annex V of Directive 2…

IEU Climate Telegram 20 February 2019

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CLIMATE TARGETS 2050: MEPs urge the EU to lead the way to net-zero emissions by 2050 +++ Romanian EU Presidency: Solutions for a 2050 carbon-free Europe – the contribution of low carbon technologies +++ EVP/CDU: Europa soll klimaneutral werden -  Umweltausschuss unterstützt Plan der Europäischen Kommission - Streit um Ziele für 2030 +++ CAN Europe: MEPs call for stepping up EU climate action +++ EU Commissioner Arias Cañete in Spain to present the strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050 +++ ST 6347 2019 INIT - 19-02-2019 Clean Planet for all - A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy Policy debate +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Commission Answer to a written question - Vehicle Emissions Laboratories - E-006279/2018(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the national allocation ta…

IEU Energy Telegram 20 February 2019

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CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EU Commissioner Hahn in Montenegro for the Western Balkans Ministerial on Clean Energy Transition +++ Parliamentary Plenum puts improving energy efficiency in the spotlight, adopts a report on promoting renewables +++  NUCLEAR SAFETY: EP think-tank: Briefing - Nuclear Safety outside the EU: Proposal for a new Council regulation - 20-02-2019 +++  ENERGY SECURITYEU Commissioner Günther Oettinger visits Baku discussing energy NORD STREAM 2Nord Stream 2: The Dead-End of Germany’s Ostpolitik - Berlin Policy Journal ENERGY REGULATIONACER: German National Regulator fines Uniper Global Commodities SE and two of its traders for market manipulation on the within-day gas market ENERGY EFFICIENCYEEA: Progress on energy efficiency in EuropeMore European funds available to support energy efficiency in residential buildings BIOFUELSEU Commission Answer to a written question - Publication of criteria for identifying biofuels with high and low risk…

IEU Single Market Telegram 19 February 2019

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INDUSTRY: Altmaier und Le Maire beschließen gemeinsames „deutsch-französisches Manifest über die Industriepolitik“ +++ Plan Juncker: 50 millions d'euros de financement en soutien à l'industrie chimique française +++  SINGLE MARKET: JURI/IMCO: Contracts for the supply of digital content - Committee on Legal Affairs +++ Type-approval requirements: committee vote. Single Market: debates with Commissioners +++  SMEFresh initiatives needed to support SMEs- Businesseurope WORKING CONDITIONSEPP Group: Better protection for European workers, not least in the sharing economyEVP/CDU: "Arbeitnehmerrechte in EU erheblich gestärkt und modernisiert - Gut für Arbeitnehmer, gut für Europa!"More transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU for workers - Alde EMPLOYMENTContribute to the performance monitoring of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)EP Opinion in the form of a letter - Resources for the spec…

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