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EURO & EMU Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# INVESTMENTS Updated - EU Commission: Public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment # ECB ECB: Interview Vítor Constâncio: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung ECB: Interview Yves Mersch: Interview with International Bankers Forum ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area ECB: Economic Bulletin 1/2016 # BANKING UNION EU-Abgeordneter Sven Giegold (Die Grünen): Zeitenwende zum Jahresanfang - Gläubiger haften für Krisenbanken BdB ist 2016 Federführer der Deutschen Kreditwirtschaft # IMF IMF Working Paper No. 15/279: Reforming the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Claims in Portugal IMF Working Paper No. 15/278: From Expenditure Consolidation to Expenditure Efficiency : Addressing Public Expenditure Pressures in Lithuania IMF: Working Paper No. 15/281: The Game of Anchors : Studying the Causes of Currency Crises in Belarus IMF Working Paper No. 15/280: Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster : Comm

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# ENERGY REGULATION ENTSOG publishes modified Interconnection Agreement Template for default terms and conditions ENTSOG publishes 2016 edition of its Annual Work Programme (AWP) # RENEWABLES The Falling Costs of Renewable Energy: No More Excuses – IRENA # GAS MARKET Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Our new rental policy to enable Ukraine enter market of natural gas export within ten years # FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITION Updated: Ségolène Royal announces EUR 1bn of new EIB loans in support of energy transition in France # GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION Neue Infografik: Strommix 2015 - Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien Bundesnetzagentur: Fördersätze für Photovoltaik-Anlagen werden erneut nicht abgesenkt Einsparung von Kohlendioxid - Antwort der Bundesregierung im Bundestag __ Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your ma

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# EBU EBU: Press Freedom and Media Organisations Issue Statement Opposing Abolition of Essential Safeguards for Public Service Media Pluralism and Independence in Poland # CYBERSECURITY Five Ways Your Employees Sidestep Information Security Policies - Cloud Security Alliance Blog # GERMAN DIGITAL AGENDA Mobiles Datenvolumen steigt rasant – Unterrichtung durch die Bundesregierung im Deutschen Bundestag Bun­des­be­auf­trag­te für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI) wird eigenständige oberste Bundesbehörde __ Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your mailbox on the day of publication -- please  contact us (opens e-mail programme).

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# UKRAINE Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Government takes countermeasures against Russian embargo Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Russia's aim was to prevent implementation of FTA between Ukraine and EU. But it takes effect in full on January 1 Bundeskanzlerin Merkel telefoniert mit den Präsidenten François Hollande, Wladimir Putin und Petro Poroschenko Entretien Format Normandie - Présidence de la République EU Bank supports development of Ukraine’s economy through EUR 400m loan to strengthen the country’s agri-food sector Ukrainian Government: EIB lends 400 mln EUR to finance agricultural sector in Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk: We expect an official statement of the President of the European Commission on the implementation by Ukraine of all the requirements for a visa-free regime # RUSSIA Russian Government: On approving a list of specific works that cannot be performed in Russia by organisations under Turkish jurisdiction, as well as by organisations controlled by Turkish ci

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# INDUSTRY EU Commission Call: Multiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of consultancy services in the field of automotive safety # SME Staatssekretär Machnig: Vermeidung bürokratischer Lasten durch verbindlichen KMU-Test-Leitfaden # EMPLOYMENT BAFA: Förderung der betrieblichen Beratung zur Erhöhung der grenzüberschreitenden Mobilität von Auszubildenden und jungen Fachkräften wird in 2016 fortgesetzt __ Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your mailbox on the day of publication -- please  contact us (opens e-mail programme).

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# CONSULTATION UPDATE Updated - EU Commission: Public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment # BETTER REGULATION Staatssekretär Machnig: Vermeidung bürokratischer Lasten durch verbindlichen KMU-Test-Leitfaden # MERGERS UK Competition and Markets Authority: Records and information management merger faces in-depth investigation CMA refers pharmacy merger for in-depth investigation – UK Competition and Markets Authority # EU REGISTERS # EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C OJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0034: European Parliament legislative resolution of 17 January 2013 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part (11699/2012 — C7-0193/2012 — 2008/0251(NLE)) OJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0035: This document does not exist in your search language. OJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0033: E

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# EU ETS Poland plans lawsuit against EU over MSR reform - Carbon Pulse # POST COP21 UNFCCC: Aggregation Report of National Climate Plans Presented at UNFCCC COP21 People of African descent must be fully included in climate change decisions, UN experts urge Flop? – Nein, Plopp! -  IPG Journal der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung # CLIMATE FINANCE La France : Mise en œuvre de la loi de transition énergétique : publication du décret sur les actions pour le climat des entreprises et des investisseurs institutionnels François Villeroy de Galhau: Climate change - the financial sector and pathways to 2°C - Bank for International Settlements # CLIMATE DAMAGE Recent unusual weather worldwide calls for urgent preventive action, UN official warns __ Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your mailbox on the day of publication -- pl

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# POLAND Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs replies to Frans Timmermans letter Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the letter to the Council of Europe's Venice Commission # DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY Dutch EU Presidency: Meeting of Legal agents St 15548 2015 Init Provisional agendas for Council meetings, during the first semester of 2016 (the Netherlands Presidency) # GERMAN LEGAL CHANGES 2016 Bundestag: Wichtige gesetzliche Änderungen im Jahr 2016 # EU REGISTERS # EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C OJ:JOC_2015_435_R_0008: Publication of an application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs  OJ:JOC_2015_435_R_0007: Commission Communication pursuant to Article 16(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Public service obligations in respect of

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# TTIP US Mission to the EU: A Year in Review with Ambassador Gardner # UKRAINE Oleksii Pavlenko says Agriculture Ministry's position is unequivocal - closure of Russian market won't have catastrophic impact on Ukrainian agricultural sector # RUSSIA Russian Government: On special economic measures with regards to the Republic of Turkey Russian Government: On the approval of the list of employers and customers exempt from the ban on hiring Turkish nationals starting January 1, 2016 Russian Government: Approval of a development programme for Sevastopol State University for 2016-2025 # EXPORTS CONTROL Dutch EU Presidency: Informal meeting of Non-proliferation and Disarmament Directors # EU REGISTERS # EU COUNCIL Declassified: St 14320 2010 Dcl 1 Report Working Party on Latin America (Brussels, 14 September 2010) St 4952 2015 Init Seventh meeting of the EU - Albania Stabilisation and Association Council (Brussels, 18 May 2015) Declassified: St 789

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# IMF IMF Working Paper No. 15/276: Housing Price and Household Debt Interactions in Sweden IMF Working Paper No. 15/272: Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth # ECB ECB: CON/2015/58 Opinion on balance of payments and cross-border provision of services reporting # ESMA ESMA publishes results of second Market Abuse Directive  peer review  ESMA Library document - MAD Supervisory Practices peer review follow-up ESMA publishes MiFID II guidelines on cross-selling practices ESMA Library document - Cross Selling Guidelines ESMA consults on transaction reporting, reference data, record-keeping and clock synchronisation under MiFIR  ESMA Library document - Guidelines CP on Transaction Reporting Reference Data Order Record Keeping and Clock Synchronisation  ESMA Library document - Annex II - Data validation rules for transaction reporting ESMA Library document - Annex III - Draft ISO 20022 message specification ESMA News - Watch the Public H

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# POST COP21 La France : Amériques – Dérèglement climatique - Fortes intempéries et tornades dans le sud des Etats-Unis et en Amérique du Sud Dossier de présentation "La France exemplaire pour le climat grâce à l'application de la loi de transition énergétique" # CLIMATE FINANCE EIB: External Lending Mandate Climate Strategy Bundesumweltministerium fördert auch 2016 Klimaschutzprojekte in Kommunen # FUEL QUALITY Netherlands: Decision to amendment of the Decree on air pollution from fuels and the Activities Decree on environmental management for further implementation of articles 3 and 4 of Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the quality of petrol and of diesel fuel and amending Directive 93/12/EEG of the Council and technical amendments (PbEU 1998, L 350) and in relation to technical modifications # ECOSYSTEM MONITORING EU Commission: Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in enlargement coun

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# GAZPROM Gazprom’s Board of Directors approves Investment Program, Budget and Cost Reduction Program for 2016 Gazprom and SOCAR consider raising Russian gas supplies to Azerbaijan Gazprom and Amber Grid sign long-term Agreement on gas transit to Kaliningrad Region Gazprom and NIGC hold first meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee Gazprom: New Year’s Message # GAS MARKET BDEW zu aktueller Studie zur Entwicklung der Gaspreise # DUTCH ENERGY TRANSITION Netherlands - Regulation implementing the 2001 Energy Investment Allowance with the 2016 Energy List # FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITION Dossier de présentation "La France exemplaire pour le climat grâce à l'application de la loi de transition énergétique" Énergies marines renouvelables : 10 projets lauréats de l'appel à projets ITE EMR 2015, pour 10 M€ d'investissement en recherche et innovation, soutenus par le programme des investissements d'avenir # GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION Bundeswirtsc

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# INDUSTRY Dutch EU Presidency: Level Playing Field - Smart Industry # INNOVATION EU Commission: Business Innovation Observatory conference - disrupting the future # CIRCULAR ECONOMY Public Sector Goes Circular - 25 January 2016, Brussels # EMPLOYMENT Dutch EU Presidency: Profession Qualification in Motion  # EU REGISTERS # EU COUNCIL CM 5140 2015 INIT - WORKING PARTY ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH (Internal Market / Industry / Better Regulation) __ Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your mailbox on the day of publication -- please  contact us (opens e-mail programme).

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# DIGITALISATION Dutch EU Presidency: Conference Digitalisation Cultural Heritage # BROADCASTING LAWS German draft at EU TRIS: Draft of a Nineteenth State Treaty amending State Treaties relating to broadcasting law (Nineteenth State Broadcasting Amendment Treaty) # COPYRIGHT US COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES ANNOUNCE AMENDMENT TO EXHIBIT A OF WEB IV DETERMINATION US Copyright Office Initiates Section 1201 Study and Requests Public Comments # CYBERSECURITY Number of Serious Software Vulnerabilities Has Increased in 2015, Hasso Plattner Institute says # GIPONET Giponet: First international standard for Big Data approved by ITU members Geneva Internet Platform: Next events IETF 95 Buenos Aires 3/Apr/2016 to 8/Apr/2016The IETF 95 will take place in Buenos Aires from 3-8 April, 2016 at the Hilton Buenos Aires.   IETF Meetings start Monday morning and run through Friday afternoon (13:30), with late scheduling changes. Newcomers' training and technical tutorials

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 23 December 2015

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# TRADE POLICY Trade & Foreign Affairs: EU Council Trio sets its work programme for the next 18 months # RUSSIA Russian Government: Briefing by Igor Shuvalov on the results of the talks between the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the European Union Russian Government: Introducing a ban on the import of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Ukraine UK Minister for Europe David Lidington visits Moscow # SWITZERLAND Luxembourg EU Presidency: EU-Switzerland Meeting – Jean Asselborn seeks to 'find common ground between the outcome of the popular vote and the European principles of free movement and non-discrimination' # CANADA EU Webinar: Research & Partner Opportunities offered by Enterprise Europe & Enterprise Canada Networks - 13 January 2016, online # TURKEY SWP: Die Türkei als Partner der EU in der Flüchtlingskrise – Ankaras Probleme und Interessen # EGA Aktuelle Drucksachen des Deutschen Bundestages: Antwort der

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 23 December 2015

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# EU PRESIDENCY TRIO EU Council sets its work programme for the next 18 months - full version # TAXATION Aktuelle Drucksachen des Deutschen Bundestages: Antwort der Bundesregierung zu Kraftfahrzeugsteuer und Manipulationen von Abgaswerten im Volkswagen Konzern - Drucksache 18/6923 - 18/7126 (PDF) # STATE AID State aid: Commission finds Italy provided incompatible state aid to Banca Tercas and welcomes plans of private funds to step in EU Commission: FAQ on State aid to Italian bank Banca Tercas and the financial sector in general # ONLINE COMPETITION Bundeskartellamt prohibited Booking.com from continuing to apply its 'best price' clauses # MERGERS Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of UTi Worldwide by DSV A/S Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Prefere Resins by Intermediate Capital Groupc and capiton Mergers: Commission approves joint venture in data centre services by KKCG and Foxconn Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of

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