Showing posts from October, 2015

EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ASEM Foreign Ministers from Asia and Europe meet on 5-6 November in Luxembourg # JAPAN EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement/Economic Partnership Agreement: committee mission # TTIP Statement by the United States at the October 28, 2015, DSB Meeting at the WTO (APPROVAL AND MARKETING OF BIOTECH PRODUCTS in the  EU) Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva travels to the United States of America 2-6 November # RUSSIA U.S. Statement at the OSCE On Russia's Ongoing Violations in Ukraine # UNCTAD UNCTAD hosted the annual general meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) on 27–29 October 2015 # EU REGISTERS # EURLEX COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1953 of 29 October 2015 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain grain-oriented flat-rolled products of silicon-electrical steel originating in the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Fede

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# EFSI EIB: Galloper wind farm first UK project backed by EUR 315 billion Investment Plan for Europe EIB signs EUR 100 million loan to Grifols under European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) Workshop: Space projects under the Investment Plan - financing possibilities # JUNCKER COMMISSION EU-Vertretung in Berlin: Juncker-Kommission ein Jahr im Amt  Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik: Die Juncker-Kommission 365 Tage im Amt - Brüssel im Umbruch: Nichts ist mehr so wie es mal war # INDUSTRY Workshop: Opportunities for industrial modernisation in the Investment Plan Businesseurope: Companies depend on efficient transport networks # INNOVATION EU Council: ST 13498 2015 INIT Draft Council conclusions on advancing gender equality in the European Research Area  “EU world-class research: investing in emerging technologies – and in Europe's future” - BLOG POST - By Günther H. Oettinger Bioeconomy investment summit – Unlocking EU leadership in 21

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# E-GOVERNMENT EU Commission: Have your say on digital public services # FET “EU world-class research: investing in emerging technologies – and in Europe's future” - BLOG POST - By Günther H. Oettinger  Bosch and Talga join the Graphene FET Flagship as Associate members # HUMAN BRAIN EU Commission signs agreement to take Human Brain Project into next phase # NET NEUTRALITY Statement on Net Neutrality - Günther Oettinger Statement zur Netzneutralität - Kommissar Günther H. Oettinger, zuständig für die digitale Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft EU-Abgeordnete Petra KAMMEREVERT: Telekom & Co wollen das Internet gnadenlos kapitalisieren! Digitale Gesellschaft: NETZNEUTRALITÄT - TELEKOM STARTET SPEZIALDIENSTE, OETTINGER MUSS VERSPRECHEN EINLÖSEN # OPEN INTERNET CCIA: Debunking Myths About Title II’s Effect On Internet Investment RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016 - Geneva Internet Platform # DATA PROTECTION ECR: MEP Kirkhope speaks on Mass Surveillance #

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ESIF Updated Hearing: The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013 - Committee on Budgetary Control JRC: Scientific support to Danube Strategy – enhancing access to data # BUDGET European Court of Auditors (ECA) publishes its annual report on the implementation of the 2014 European Union budget EU Parliament: Presentation of the ECA Annual Report concerning the financial year 2014 - Committee on Budgetary Control # CEF Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Calls for Proposals 2015 # DIGITAL AGENDA Bio-inspired robots will examine the waters of Venice Am I at risk of diabetes? The MOSAIC project will tell Call for Expression of Interest: establishing a working group on mHealth assessment guidelines Funding for eHealth projects in the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Building European leadership in digital platforms for industry - H2020-FoF-11-2016 Call for Proposals Info day the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work programme ‘Cross-cutting a

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# BANKING UNION European Parliamentary Research Service: Banking Union - What Think Tanks are thinking The great financial plumbing: From Northern Rock to Banking Union Regulatory influence on market conditions in the Banking Union The Banking Union: State of art Europe’s radical banking union Banking Union and the governance of credit institutions: A legal perspective Changing banking supervision in the euro zone: The ECB as a policy entrepreneur Yes Virginia, there is a European Banking Union! But it may not make your wishes come true ECB banking supervision and beyond Banking Union and bank regulation: Banking sector stability in Europe Banking Union in EU: Cure-all drug for distressed banks? Europe’s half a banking union The EMU and the Banking Union: An evaluation of the impacts on the Euroepan monetary integration process From the Single Supervisory Mechanism to the Banking Union: The role of the ECB and the EBA How to complete Europe’s Banking Union Designi

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# E-GOVERNMENT Have your say on digital public services # TAX TRANSPARENCY Global Forum on tax transparency pushes forward international co-operation against tax evasion # DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY Dutch presidency priorities: committee mission to the Netherlands # MERGERS Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Finlays Horticulture by Sun Capital Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of the South Bank Tower Estate by BTPS and CPPIB Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Imtech Nordic by Triton Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Qliro by private equity group Kinnevik Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Eco Services by CCMP and INEOS # REFUGEE POLICY EU Commission State of Play: Measures to Address the Refugee Crisis Migratory crisis: EU Council Presidency steps up information sharing between member states by activating IPCR # EQUA

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ENERGY UNION The Energy Union Tour meets … sustainable companies, ambassadors for the Energy Union - Maroš Šefčovič – Blog EU Commission presentation: Energy Union and Climate change policy - One year on # ENERGY INVESTMENTS EIB: Galloper wind farm first UK project backed by Investment Plan for Europe RWE: Neue Partnerschaft setzt für Offshore-Windpark Galloper die Ampel auf grün # ENERGY REGULATION ENTSO-E - European electricity markets: All Transmission System Operators decide on a proposal on Capacity Calculation Regions Join online the ACER workshop on the Agency’s 2017 work programme ACER publishes the 11th edition of the REMIT Q&As # U.S. ENERGY REGULATION U.S. Refinements to Policies and Procedures for Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities # ENERGY EFFICIENCY DG Energy: Global energy efficiency measures could save up to €410 billion by 2030 # ENERGY GRID Final BESTGR

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# COP21 Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2 Degree C Temperature Limit - New UN Report Synthesizes National Climate Plans from 146 Countries UNFCCC: Synthesis report  on the aggregate effect of INDCs UNFCC: INDCs Overview French COP21 portal: 2°C target : result of State contributions and analysis Climate diplomacy: Commissioner AriasCañete in Latin America to advance cooperation ahead of UN climate summit VIK: Wenig Hoffnung für Klimaschutz-Level-Playing-Field nach Paris CAN Europe: Climate targets spread across the world, but not bold enough yet Country climate pledges a starting point; much more needed to tackle gaps in climate action GBCC: Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders Brot für die Welt und Germanwatch fordern regelmäßige Nachbesserung der Ziele sowie Engagement gegen klimawandelbedingte Schäden Météo et climat : ce que la science peut apporter à la COP21 - Ministère du Développement durable  # CAR EMISSIONS EP Hearing

EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 29 October 2015

# TTIP EU-US Science cooperation: New laboratory to ensure electric vehicles and smart grids can work on both sides of the Atlantic  Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids  # TISA DG Trade: Report of the TiSA negotiation round taking place 6-13 October 2015 CEEP: Public services’ employers and providers welcome the draft report on TiSA # TRADE STRATEGY EESC: Role of international trade in reindustrialisation of Europe Draft Agendas of the next meetings of the EP Committee on International Trade # NEW ZEALAND Trade leaders of New Zealand and the EU meet to discuss free trade agreement Statement of the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission and the New Zealand Prime Minister # BELARUS Belarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities currently targeted U.S. Department of State - Daily Press Briefi

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 29 October 2015

# SINGLE MARKET REFORMS Elżbieta Bieńkowska @EBienkowskaEU : In Dublin with Prime Minister @EndaKennyTD discussing how EU economy can benefit from deeper and fairer#SingleMarket UNI Europa: Meaningful social dimension needs to be added to single market strategy EU Parliament: Text adopted - New challenges and concepts for the promotion of tourism in Europe - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0391 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition   # SME EIT Awards for European Start-Ups Are Back! Participate Now EPP: More financing over and above Capital Markets Union needed for SMEs # INDUSTRY ManuFuture 2015 – Strategic investments in European manufacturing to rise to global challenges OECD: Latest quarterly analysis of Foreign Direct Investment trends and developments # INNOVATION The democratisation of innovation - Carlos Moedas # EMPLOYMENT EMPL delegations to The Hague, Portugal and to the ILO - Committee on Employment and Soci


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