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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT - IEU Monitoring on 26/11/2014

Content … Page LIMA CLIMATE SUMMIT COP20. 2 Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima” Speech by Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima”. 2 Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris. 5 EPP on Lima: delaying action on climate increases costs and reduces future options. 7 Karl-Heinz Florenz (EVP/CDU): Klimaschutz verschieben wird teuer - Chance für europäische Wirtschaft / Vorbereitung für verbindliches Abkommen 2015 / Entschließung EU-Parlament zu UN-Klimakonferenz Lima. 8 S&D: The Lima Climate Summit must be a success because the Earth is at risk. 8 Freund/Kadenbach: EU-Parlament drängt Mitgliedstaaten zu konstruktiver Rolle bei UN-Klimakonferenz - SPÖ-Europaabgeordnete fordern ehrgeiziges und verbindliches Abkommen nach Auslaufen von Kyoto. 10 GUE/NGL: More ambition, investment and binding legislation needed on climate change. 10 Climate cha

COMPETITION & STATE AID - IEU Monitoring on 26/11/2014

Content … Page ANTITRUST. 2 Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment confirming its inspection powers in the area of electronic searches. 2 DOMINANT POSITION.. 3 MEPs to vote on plans to separate internet search engines from commercial activities. 3 MERGERS. 4 Mergers: Commission approves aerospace and defence joint venture between Airbus and Safran, subject to conditions  4 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Taminco by Eastman. 6 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of TIBCO by Vista. 6 INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURES. 6 November infringements package: main decisions (taxation and transparency issues). 6 Rail transport: Commission takes AUSTRIA to Court for not ensuring financial transparency. 7 Taxation: Commission refers GREECE to the Court of Justice of the European Union on vehicle registration tax for leased or rented cars. 7 Taxation: Commission refers SPAIN to the Court of Justice of the European Union for discriminatory tax trea

DEUTSCHLAND - IEU Monitoring vom 26/11/2014

Inhalt … Seite EEG-REFORM... 2 Neuer Gesetzentwurf der Fraktionen der CDU/CSU und SPD zur Änderung des Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetzes  2 STROMMARKT. 4 Pilotprojekt für Unternehmen zur Steuerung ihrer Stromnachfrage gestartet - Umweltministerium Baden-Württemberg und dena entwickeln standardisierte Verfahren für Demand Side Management. 4 VKU Unterstützt InformationsKampagne „Die Stromsparinitiative“ - Stromspiegel für Deutschland veröffentlicht  5 ENERGIEEFFIZIENZ. 6 TÜV Süd: Kostenloser Onlinecheck zur Energieeffizienz in der Industrie. 6 WETTBEWERBSFÄHIGKEIT. 7 MdB Fuchs (CDU/CSU): Ergebnisse des Koalitionsausschusses sind wirtschaftspolitisch zu begrüßen - Beschlüsse stärken die Voraussetzungen für Wirtschaftswachstum und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. 8 ROHSTOFFWIRTSCHAFT. 8 Staatssekretär Beckmeyer: Deutsche Beteiligung an der "Initiative für Transparenz in der Rohstoffwirtschaft (EITI)" ist ein wichtiges Signal 8 KOHLE & KLIMA.. 9 L

ENERGY - IEU Monitoring on 26/11/2014

ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE. 2 EU and EIB launch Investment Offensive to boost jobs and growth – including the energy sector. 2 Investing in Europe - Speech by President Juncker in the European Parliament plenary session on the € 315 billion Investment Plan. 6 EP ECON Chair Roberto Gualtieri on the Investment Plan for Europe. 12 UK Chancellor quote on the Juncker investment package. 12 Eurelectric reaction to the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe. 13 Businesseurope: Juncker plan is an important step forward. 14 BDI: Investitionspaket der EU-Kommission erster Schritt in die richtige Richtung. 14 EVP: Investitionsplan ist Teil einer ambitionierten Reformagenda. 15 Regner/Leichtfried zu 315-Mrd.-Investitionspaket: "Zu viel Hebel, zu wenig Konkretes" - SPÖ-Europaabgeordnete bewerten Engagement in Richtung Wachstum positive. 16 GUE/NGL: Juncker package a ‘business as usual’ publicity stunt. 17 Kamall: More detail needed to ensure EU investment package unlocks pr

TRADE & TTIP - IEU Monitoring on 26/11/2014

Content … Page TRADE POLICY. 2 DG Trade Chief Economist Note: Towards “Trade Policy Analysis 2.0” – From national comparative advantage to firm-level trade data. 2 TTIP. 3 Open Europe and The Friedrich Naumann Foundation: TTIP: Addressing the Criticism, Looking Ahead   3 BEUC statement on transparency proposals for TTIP. 4 UKRAINE. 5 EU-Commissioner Hahn in Kiev to urge reforms. 5 Bundesregierung: Souveränität der Ukraine bewahren. 6 RUSSIA.. 8 Documentation of Remarks by Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the XXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Moscow, 22 November 2014. 8 EPRS: The Russian Embargo: Impact on the Economic and Employment Situation in the EU.. 15 Round Table being held in the European Parliament entitled - “The Fragile Triangle: The West, Russia and Ukraine”  16 Why European Populists Support - Putin's Russia And What This Means for Democracy in Europe. 17 CHINA.. 18 Commissioner Mi

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT - IEU Monitoring on 25/11/2014

Content … Page CLIMATE ACTION.. 1 Amendments the Motion for a resolution on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference – COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014). 2 Update of 2014 Kyoto and EU 2020 Progress Report. 2 COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No …/..  of 24.11.2014  supplementing Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council by identifying the costs eligible for support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in order to improve hygiene, health, safety and working conditions of fishermen, protect and restore marine biodiversity and ecosystems, mitigate climate change and increase the energy efficiency of fishing vessels  4 ETS REFORM... 6 Amended Draft report - Establishment and operation of a market stability reserve for the Union greenhouse gas emission trading scheme and amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC. 6 CCS. 9 UNECE member States adopt recommendations on Carbon Capture and Storage on the road to the Paris Climate

COMPETITION & STATE AID - IEU Monitoring 25/11/2014

Content … Page STATE AID.. 1 EU-Kommission genehmigt zum Großteil deutsche Ökostrom-Rabatte. 1 State aid: Commission approves German aid scheme for renewable energy (EEG 2012); orders partial recovery  3 State aid: Commission approves German renewable energy law (EEG 2014) for railway sector. 5 State aid: Commission approves state aid measures for Bulgarian First Investment Bank. 6 The Court partially annuls a Commission Decision declaring that the exemption of transfer and transit passengers from payment of the Irish air travel tax did not constitute State aid. 7 Draft Guidelines for the examination of State aid to the fishery and aquaculture sector. 10 DOMINANT POSITION.. 13 The General Court confirms the decisions ordering an inspection taken by the Commission against Orange in connection with a possible abuse of a dominant position. 13 LUXLEAKS. 15 Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team.. 15 EU-Abgeordneter Giegold (Grüne/E

DEUTSCHLAND - IEU Monitoring vom 25/11/2014

Inhalt … Seite KOHLEKRAFT. 2 NRW-Wirtschaftsminister Duin auf Phoenix: Können noch lange nicht auf Kohlekraftwerke verzichten   2 Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: Wirtschaft/Energie Kohleförderer Mibrag will Vattenfall-Braunkohlegeschäft komplett übernehmen. 2 Bundesgrüne zu Luftschadstoffen: EU-Zahlen sind alarmierend. 3 KLIMASCHUTZ. 3 Dritte CO2-Konferenz vom 2. bis 3. Dezember in Essen: Ultimative Lösung für den Hunger nach Rohstoffen und Energie   3 Grüne „Was will die Große Koalition beim Klimaschutz?“. 4 ATOMMÜLL. 5 Bundesregierung im Bundestag: Atommüllfässer in gutem Zustand. 5 Tagesordnungen der 6. und 7. Sitzung der Kommission Lagerung hoch radioaktiver Abfallstoffe. 6 Wahl eines Mitglieds und eines stellvertretenden Mitglieds der "Kommission Lagerung hoch radioaktiver Abfallstoffe" gemäß § 3 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Nummer 3, Satz 4 bis 6 des Standortauswahlgesetzes. 8 BMUB: Dänemark beteiligt deutsche Öffentlichkeit an Endlagerplanung. 8 UMWELTS

ENERGY - IEU Monitoring on 25/11/2014

Content …..  Page ENERGY POLICY. 2 IEA and EU: Energy Policies of IEA Countries: European Union 2014 Review.. 2 Launch of Energy Policies of IEA Countries: United States 2014 Review.. 2 ENERGY VAT FRAUD.. 3 Ten European gas & electricity associations call for a comprehensive implementation of the EU anti-VAT-fraud package by all 28 Member States. 3 GAS MARKET. 7 Energy Union Vice-President Šefčovič to travel to Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan from 26-28 November  7 Gazprom and Eni address prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation. 7 ENERGY CHARTER. 8 Current energy policy challenges and forthcoming initiatives: in committee - 03.12.14 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. 8 ENERGY UNION.. 9 Director Kopač addresses Energy Community Prime Ministers. 9 RGI: The Power of Collaboration - 4th European Grid Conference on Energy and Democracy. 9 ENERGY REGULATION.. 10 NORDIC GRID DISTURBANCE STATISTICS 2013 - 06.11.2014 - REGIONAL G

TRADE & TTIP - IEU Monitoring on 25/11/2014

Content … Page TTIP. 2 Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency. 2 Words must lead to action: EP Trade chair Lange on decisions to make the TTIP talks more public. 4 Ombudsman: "Real progress for TTIP transparency". 5 EPP Group welcomes transparency decisions on TTIP. 6 ALDE welcomes TTIP transparency measures. 6 Labour MEPs welcome Commission's TTIP transparency. 7 Greens on TTIP EU-US talks: Baby steps towards transparency for controversial negotiations but more needed   8 AmCham Germany TIM-Committee: Positionspapier zum Vergaberecht - Handlungsempfehlungen an die Politik vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Entwicklungen im Vergaberecht. 9 "Schiedsgerichte haben sich bewährt" - DIHK plädiert für ein hohes Investitionsschutzniveau. 9 SWP: Food Standards in Trade Agreements - Differing Regulatory Traditions in the EU and the US and Tips for the TTIP   10 CANADA.. 11 MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to th

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT - IEU Monitoring 24/11/2014

Content … Page CLIMATE ACTION.. 2 UNFCCC: Join a Twitter Chat With Christiana Figueres. 2 World Is Locked into ~1.5°C Warming & Risks Are Rising, New Climate Report Finds. 2 “New Climate Normal” Poses Severe Risks to Development—World Bank Report. 6 „Der neuen Normalität ins Auge sehen“: Weltbank veröffentlicht PIK-Klimareport. 8 International climate negotiations: Stronger commitments expected from major economies - EU business expects more clarity from COP20 in Lima. 9 UK DECC: Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change. 10 WWF: Lima talks to test political will for global climate deal 12 WMO: January-October temperatures break records. 14 EPRS on 20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. 14 Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung mit dem Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung - Staatengemeinschaft einigt sich auf neue Mittel für den Schutz der Ozonschicht. 16 BDEW: Energiewirtschaft steht für weitere Gespräche zur Verfügu

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