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EU FUNDING TRENDS - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page ECA.. 3 ECA report: Financial Instruments in rural development: past failures and future challenges  3 ECA visit to Poland: President Komorowski awarding Mr Caldeira with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. 4 ESIF. 5 Call for proposals - Multi-region assistance for the assessment of the potential use of financial instruments  5 Draft report - The European Structural and Investment Funds and sound economic governance: guidelines for the implementation of Article 23 of the Common Provisions Regulation - PE 552.059v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development. 6 EU BUDGET. 8 2013 discharge: Tough on Member States, ALDE wants to secure European research programmes  9 DIGITAL AGENDA.. 9 Final report on Science 2.0 public consultation. 9 EU Commission: eCall in all new cars from April 2018. 10 Call for networking sessions - ICT 2015 – deadline extended to 11 May 2015, 17.0

EU LEGAL TRENDS - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page COURT OF JUSTICE. 5 Europäischer Gerichtshof erläutert Reformpläne für Gerichtssystems der EU.. 5 SECURITY AGENDA.. 8 Opening remarks in the European Parliament by First Vice-President Timmermans on the adoption of the European Agenda on Security. 8 European Agenda on Security: Questions & Answers. 10 Commissioner Avramopoulos presents European Agenda on Security at European Parliament. 16 EU to step up its support to partners to tackle security challenges. 18 COMPETITION LAW... 20 Europaabgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Wettbewerb ist der beste Verbraucherschutz - Debatte mit EU-Kommissarin Vestager - Verschärfung der Kartellverfahren gegen Google und Gazprom richtig. 20 GENDER EQUALITY. 21 Highlights - The policy on gender equality on Germany - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality  21 EU REGISTERS. 21 ECJ CASE LAW... 22 CELEX:62014CC0290: Advocate General’s Opinion - 28

DIGITAL AGENDA - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET. 2 Single digital market: MEPs want to ensure fair income for creators, better access to cultural content  2 DIGITAL STRATEGY. 4 Joint Franco-German letter regarding the EU’s digital strategy. 4 - The digitization of the European economy. 5 - A coherent framework for new digital challenges. 6 Emmanuel Macron au Parlement européen à Strasbourg (28 avril 2015). 7 GOOGLE. 9 Google und führende Zeitungsverlage in Europa kündigen Digital News Initiative (DNI) an. 10 CYBERCRIME. 13 Commission takes steps to strengthen EU cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime   13 Questions and Answers: the new EU strategy on capacity building of partner countries and regional organisations in support of security and development. 15 European Agenda on Security: Questions & Answers. 18 Keynote address by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the Cybersecuri

ENVIRONMENT - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page PLASTIC BAGS. 3 MEPs clamp down on wasteful use of plastic carrier bags. 3 EPP: Plastic bags - getting rid of a bad habit. 5 Peter Liese und Birgit Collin-Langen (EVP/CDU): Europaparlament für Reduzierung von Plastiktüten - Marktwirtschaftliche Instrumente besser als Verbot. 5 Sacs plastiques: "Nous disposons, aujourd'hui, d'outils pour limiter l'utilisation de ces sacs et diffuser les bonnes pratiques environnementales" Françoise Grossetête (UMP, PPE, Fr). 6 S&D: No more plastic bags in our woods and seas. 7 Europa-Abgeordneter Matthias Groote: "Mehrweg statt Einweg - das gilt auch für Plastiktüten!" - Parlament stimmt gegen dünne Kunststoffbeutel 8 SPÖ-Europaabgeordnete Kadenbach: Weniger Plastiksackerl sind richtiger Schritt für mehr Umweltschutz  9 Europa-Abgeordneter Martin Häusling (Die Grünen): 80 Prozent weniger Plastiktüten bis 2025 - Europaparlament setzt mehr

TRADE & TTIP - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page UKRAINE. 3 EU reaffirms support for reforms in Ukraine at Kyiv conference. 3 International Conference on Support for Ukraine: EU announces €110 million benefitting SMEs and entrepreneurship in Ukraine. 4 International Conference on Support for Ukraine. 6 Speech by Valdis Dombrovskis at the International Support for Ukraine Conference in Kyiv. 6 Speech by President Juncker on "Reforming for Ukraine's future", Reform Conference, Kyiv. 6 MOLDOVA.. 6 Remarks by President of the European Council Donald Tusk after his meeting with the President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti 6 Remarks by President of the European Council Donald Tusk following his meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldova Chiril Gaburici 7 TTIP. 8 BDI zum Berlinbesuch von TTIP-Verhandlungsführer Ignacio Garcia Bercero. 8 SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURHOOD.. 9 EU Commissioner Hahn in Tunisia on 29-30 April 9 GREEN TRADE. 9 Az

ENERGY - published 28 April 2015

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Content …..  Page ENERGY SECURITY. 1 Ukraine as part of the European energy market - speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the Energy panel at International Conference for Reform in Ukraine. 1 IEA.. 5 Paul Simons named IEA Deputy Executive Director - Senior US diplomat brings strong background in energy, economics  5 EU REGISTERS (ENERGY ISSUES). 6 EURLEX. 6 OJ:JOC_2015_139_R_0007: Corrigendum to the communication from Ireland pursuant to Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons (Announcement of 2015 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round) (OJ C 102, 27.3.2015). 6 OJ:JOL_2015_109_R_0002: Commission Decision (EU) 2015/658 of 8 October 2014 on the aid measure SA.34947 (2013/C) (ex 2013/N) which the United Kingdom is planning to implement for support to the Hinkley Point C nuclear po

CLIMATE - published 28 April 2015

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Content … Page COP21. 2 At Vatican meeting, UN chief and Pope Francis discuss climate change, Mediterranean migration. 2 Changement climatique : les enjeux nationaux et internationaux. 3 Roadmap for the global climate agreement in Paris. 4 Klimabeitrag für Kohlekraftwerke kontraproduktiv. 5 CLIMATE FINANCE. 5 UNFCCC : Fonds disponibles pour actions climat - La NAMA Facility lance un troisième appel de soutien aux MAAN - Date limite - 15 juillet 2015. 5 BIOFUELS. 7 EU Council: Preparing the transition to advanced biofuels. 7 Parliament supports shift towards advanced biofuels. 8 Europa-Abgeordneter Werner Langen (EVP/CDU): Europäisches Parlament beschließt maßvolle Reform der europäischen Biokraftstoffpolitik. 10 Europa-Abgeordnete Peter Liese und Peter Jahr (EVP/CDU): Europäisches Parlament stimmt Biosprit-Reform zu - Reform mit Augenmaß - Keine unverantwortlichen Einschnitte bei Ethanol und Biodiesel 11

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