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EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 31 August 2015

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EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # RUSSIA Dmitry Medvedev to attend a Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Grodno, Belarus, on 8 September Russian Government: State support measures for building gas infrastructure projects to distribute gas via the Eastern route # UKRAINE Statement by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk after the clashes near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the vote on constitutional amendments by the Parliament of Ukraine UN relief wing cites major access challenges in eastern Ukraine, where millions need supplies ahead of winter # ENLARGEMENT EPC: EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans # TURKEY High Representative Federica Mogherini speaks to newly-appointed interim Foreign Minister of Turkey, Feridun Sinirlioğlu,

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU CLIMATE Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # COP21 UNFCCC: Strong Flow of National Climate Plans Bodes Well for Paris - Nations Meet for Next Round of Climate Negotiations Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change - #WWViews Report Summarized Commissioner Vella in Alaska for Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience Conference # CLIMATE DATA UNECE: Towards better data to help policy makers keep climate action on track # CLIMATE CHANGE WWF: Walrus Haulout Striking Example of Climate Change Impacts IAEA: Trained to Adapt: Researchers from Pakistan, Mauritius and Afghanistan Breed Mutant Plants to Take on a Changing Climate # EU REGISTERS # EU PARLIAMENT Answer -  Spanish Carbon Plan 2013-2018 - E-010671/2015

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU ENERGY Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. *** Alert: # ENERGY UNION GOVERNANCE Discussion Paper on the preparation of the Energy Union Governance - Meeting of Directors General for Energy and Climate *** # ENERGY SECURITY EU Commission: EC Midday press briefing of 28/08/2015 -ENERGY - Outcome of the bilateral EU-Ukraine gas meeting in Vienna: Q&A Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Trilateral Protocol between Ukraine, the EU and Russia is the only mechanism to ensure gas transit to the EU and stability of gas supplies to Ukraine EPP Group to discuss energy security and defence in Katowice # GAZPROM Gazprom and OMV address preparations for Shareholders’ Agreement on Nord Stream II Gazprom acquisitions in the EU Member States in view of the EC Merger Regulation No 139/2004 - Answer given by Ms Vestager on behalf of the Commission # ENERGY COMMUNITY Docum

EU GROWTH Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU GROWTH Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # INNOVATION The 55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association in Lisbon, Portugal - Corina Creţu’s speech EU Commission invests €36 million for quicker market access of 16 innovative projects DG Research: Commission speeds up access to market of 16 innovative projects with €36 million # SPACE INDUSTRIES The European Space Expo is in Luxembourg, Luxembourg from 16 -25 October The European Space Expo is in Milan, Italy from 18 September – 4 October # EU REGISTERS # EU PARLIAMENT Answer - Review of Directive 2011/65/EU of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and withdrawal of the exemption for crystal - E-009704/2015 Answer - EU policy on traditional shipbuilding - E-008891/2015 Answer - Definition of what is meant by casca

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # TAXATION EU Commission consults the public on tax rules for alcoholic beverages EU Consultation Portal: Consultation on the review of the existing "structures" legislation of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages # FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS CEEP: Launch of call for tender on improving implementation of EU autonomous agreements # ANTI-CORRUPTION FIFA - Joint answer given by Mr Navracsics on behalf of the Commission on several written questions # MERGERS Mergers: Commission clears two joint ventures between Evo Payments and Raiffeisen Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of C&W by DTZ in real estate sector # EU REGISTERS # EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C OJ:JOC_2015_283_A_0001: This document does not exist in your search language. OJ:JOC_2015_283_R_0001: Euro exchange rates OJ:JO

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # CHINA The granting of market economy status to China – Two answers given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the Commission # UKRAINE President Juncker welcomes Ukrainian reforms and shows concern about Minsk agreements Arseniy Yatsenyuk: A FTA between Ukraine and the EU will enter in force under all cicrumctances from January 1 the following year Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in synergy with the UNDP launch project to strengthen SME Business Membership Organizations in Ukraine worth USD 1.053 million ALDE: Ukraine's debt relief, vital for the country's economic future UK welcomes Ukraine debt restructuring agreement Deutsche Beratergruppe Ukraine: EU-Zollkontingente für Importe aus der Ukraine # TTIP Meet Excellence in German Engineering – Meet the TU9 Institutes of Technolo

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # DSM New survey shows potential for cross-border access to online content, mainly among young people # E-COMMERCE French Decree on information requirements for comparison websites # VECTORING VATM: Bundesnetzagentur wird Investitionszusage der Telekom bei Regulierungsentscheidung berücksichtigen - Vertrag mit Telekom soll Ausbaumonopol absichern # TELECOM REGULATION EU Parliament – ITRE Committee: All you need to know about the end of roaming charges - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Own-initiative Enforcement Programme: Communications Providers’ compliance with General Condition 17.13 regarding annual geographic number charges for 2013/14 # GOOGLE BEUC’s reaction to Google’s public response to the Commission’s Statement of Objections # INTERNET GOVERNANCE Geneva Internet

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EURO & EMU Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # PENSION REFORMS Bundesregierung: Überblick zu Renten in EU-Ländern # CREDIT CONSTRAINTS ifo and CESifo online: Credit Constraint Indicator Falls to New Historic Low # GREECE EIB signs EUR 1 billion loan to Greece # ECB ECB Occasional paper no. 165: Public debt, population ageing and medium-term growth ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for Dec-2014 # EBA EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: Is operational leasing included in annex 1 to Directive 2013/36/EU and shall it be included in a consolidated situation? # EU REGISTERS # EU PARLIAMENT Motion for a resolution on abandoning the five presidents’ plan to reform the Economic and Monetary Union - B8-2015-0777 - Sophie Montel, Dominique Bilde, Florian Philippot Motion for a resolution on the unsustainability of Greece’s debt - B8-2015-0776

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # RTD EU Research: An online design platform for intelligent manufacturing EU Research: Unlocking new recharging solutions for electric cars # DIGITAL AGENDA What is Photonics? Discover the power of light # ESIF The 55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association in Lisbon, Portugal - Corina Creţu’s speech The management of structural funds - Answer given by Ms Creţu on behalf of the Commission Bundesregierung: Europa fördert regionale Entwicklung # UFM UfM to hold regional workshop on mobile financial services project Morocco: Introducing the SME test tool with the support of an EU project # EU BUDGET Amendments 1 - 29 - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 - all sections - PE 564.967v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs # E

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 28 August 2015

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EU AGENDA Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # EU COMMISSION EU Commission Calendar 31 August - 6 September 2015 Monday 31 August 2015 Tuesday 1 September 2015 Wednesday 2 September 2015 Thursday 3 September 2015 Friday 4 September 2015 Saturday 5 September 2015 Sunday 6 September 2015 Forecast September Forecast October Forecast November Forecast December: # EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead  31 August - 6 September Greece Migration State of the Union EU Budget 2016 GMOs Plenary preparations President's agenda Press briefing Detailed EP schedule by day Monday 31-08-2015 Wednesday 2-09-2015 Thursday 3-09-2015 Friday 04-09-2015 Saturday 05-09-2015 Draft agenda - Monday, 7 September 2015 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Thursday,

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 29 August 2015

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EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us. # EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO Innovative Urban Actions - funding and assessment criteria - Answer given by Ms Creţu on behalf of the Commission Role of delegations in sustainable urban development - Answer given by Ms Creţu on behalf of the Commission # EU COMMISSION - DG RTD EU Commission invests €36 million for quicker market access of 16 innovative projects # EU EIP-SCC Smart Cities Week 2015 Urban Futures Conference 2015 Smart Cities: Supporting an Innovative and Sustainable Development of Urban Areas Amsterdam Will Invest in Startups Contributing to the Public Sector Interview about Small Giants - Initiative within the Sustainable Districts and Built Environment Action Cluster Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) Stakeholder Partnership Event: 'Innovating Cities with Nature and Cultu

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 27 August 2015

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EU ENERGY Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us . # ENERGY COMMUNITY DG Energy: Celebrating ten years of the Energy Community Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the Celebration Ceremony of 10th Anniversary Energy Community # ENERGY SECURITY Outcome of the bilateral EU-Ukraine gas meeting in Vienna # RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS Energy mix models make a case for more ambitious renewable targets # LNG Flüssiggas LNG als Alternativkraftstoff für Schiffe fördern - Maritime Wirtschaft fordert Bundesregierung zum Handeln auf # ENERGY STORAGE EU research Headlines - A safer, cheaper, greener Li-ion for electric cars # ENERGY EFFICIENCY SE4All webinar – Learn more about energy efficiency for more sustainable cities # FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITION Ministère du Développement durable : Évolution de l'emploi dans les secteurs des énergies reno

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 27 August 2015

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EU CLIMATE Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us . # COP21 Elysée: Speech by the President of the French Republic at the opening of Ambassadors’ Week UNFCCC: Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 with an eye towards the International Climate Conference, COP21 UNFCCC Establishes Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia-Pacific Region Centre in Partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to Help Speed up Spread of Clean Technology WRI Insights Blog: What’s On the Table at Bonn Climate Talks? # CER UNFCCC – Latest CERs issued # CARBON DIOXIDE UTILISATION EU Research Events - Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Catalyst for a European Industrial Renaissance # U.S. CLIMATE ACTION WWF: Arctic Visit a Prime Opportunity for President Obama to Define his Arctic Vision # EU REGISTERS # EURLEX CELEX:62013TO0019(01): Order of the Gen

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 27 August 2015

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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us . # UNLAWFUL RESTRICTIONS Bundeskartellamt: Unlawful restriction of online sales of ASICS running shoes # MERGERS Mergers: Commission clears joint venture by Mahindra World City Developers and Sumitomo Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Valida by Raiffeisen Zentralbank # EU REGISTERS # EURLEX - ALL CASE LAW CELEX:62013TO0019(01): Order of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 29 June 2015. # Frank Bold Society v European Commission. # Environment - Directive 2003/87/EC - Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading - Decision granting the Czech Republic an option for transitional free allocation for the modernisation of electricity generation - Request for internal review of that decision - Lack of measure of individual scope - Commission decision declaring the request for a review inadmissible

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 27 August 2015

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EURO & EMU Telegram Our telegram only summarizes the headlines of our monitoring. For a full version of this monitoring mail, please  contact us . # EURO AREA ECB - Speech Benoît Cœuré: Drawing lessons from the crisis for the future of the euro area ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area # COUNTRY RECOMMENDATIONS EP Thinktank: Updated Study - Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for 2014 and 2015 - A Comparison and an Overview of Implementation # GREECE Ekathimerini: Top judge Thanou becomes Greece's first female prime minister # UKRAINE Ukrainian Ministry of Finance: Ukraine and the Ad Hoc Creditors' Committee agree on Indicative Heads of Terms for restructuring of sovereign and sovereign guaranteed Eurobonds Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Ukraine # ESMA ESMA consults on review of EMIR standards relating to CCP client accounts # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION - DG ECFIN COMMISSION DECISION o

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