Showing posts from October 3, 2015

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# TTIPEP Thinktank external Study - Economic Governance Structures in the United StatesPublic broadcasters join call for transatlantic trade deal to respect principles of UNESCO’s Convention on Cultural DiversityBundesregierung legt Positionspapier zum Schutz von Kultur und Medien bei TTIP-Verhandlungen vor. Absicherung durch zielgenaue SchutzklauselnU.S. Relations With Portugal – U.S. Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs# ISDSEP Study: The Investment Chapters of the EU’s International Trade and Investment Agreements in a Comparative Perspective - Committee on Development - Committee on International Trade# UKRAINEUNECE helps Ukraine prepare for the WTO Agreement on Trade FacilitationCoR: Ukraine asks European regions to support reforms# DCFTA - GEORGIAHigh Representative Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi KvirikashviliEU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström meets Georgian Deputy Prime MinisterU.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions (…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# COMMON TAX BASEEU Commission seeks views ahead of a new proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)Press conference on OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ProjectNext meeting of the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves acquisition of PartnerRe by ExorMergers: Commission clears acquisition of SoftwareONE by KKRMergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Data 4 Group by Colony and AXA# GENDER EQUALITYPay gap between men and women: MEPs call for binding measures to close itEU Parliament: Text adopted - Equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0351 - Thursday, 8 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Parliament: Text adopted - Renewal of the EU Plan of action on Gender equality and Women's empowerment in development - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0350 - Thursday, 8 October 2015 - Strasbourg …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# ENERGY EFFICIENCYIEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 highlights cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiencyNew REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT On the implementation of the European Energy Programme for Recovery and the European Energy Efficiency Fund# ENERGY UNIONIntervention du vice-président Maroš Šefčovič à la Conférence de l'Union Française de l'ElectricitéVice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to SloveniaEU Commission: Energy statistics galore in the new EU energy pocketbookTo compare the EU data: U.S. EIA: Global energy markets (7/10/2015)Eurelectric: Achieving the Energy Union – A collective effort by all EU Member StatesEurelectric: Overview of policy positions published todayAchieving the Energy Union – A collective effort by all EU Member States - 08 October 2015 | Climate Change | RenewablesEURELECTRIC response to European Commission's public consultation on a new energy…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# ETSDraft Council conclusions on Special Report No 06/2015 from the European Court of Auditors entitled "The integrity and implementation of the EU ETS" - AdoptionCarbon Pulse: EU fertilizer lobby urges splitting of ETS benchmarks# COP21Global climate effort put to the test at INDC forum ahead of Paris Climate SummitFurther INDCs received by UNFCCCEU Parliament: Amendments to report "Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris"GUE-NGL Climate Conference: No nonsense, No excuses - only real climate solutionsBMZ: Weltbank soll sich stärker im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel engagieren – Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Silberhorn bei der Weltbank-JahrestagungClimat - Amériques - Déplacement de Laurent Fabius au Pérou et en BolivieClimate Policy Initiative Report - U.S. Department of StateOn the road to the USD 100bn for the climate: what can we expect from Finance Ministers meetings in Lima? - Progressives for climate# CLIMATE FINANCEUNFCCC: Extensive Data on…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# HORIZON 2020
The Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2016-2017 are publishedEU Commission presents policy reforms to improve Bulgaria's research and innovation structuresFat – the full story for better healthFaster, cheaper, energy-efficient manufacturing of metal parts# EUROMEDAnna Lindh Foundation to scale-up flagship debate programme “Young Arab Voices”Streamlining operations at the Palestine Monetary Authority: EU-funded project leads to greater automation and efficiency# ESIFEU Council: Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund St 12315 2015 InitSimplifying the Cohesion Policy: public hearingCoR on Open Days: Can EU Cohesion Policy reduce regional divides while boosting innovation?EPRS and OPEN DAYS – open for businessGUE-NGL seminar: Ful…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# PSD2MEPs: Opening up the online payments market, so as to reduce fees and fraud risksEU Parliament: Text adopted - Payment services in the internal market ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0346 - Thursday, 8 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Commission: European Parliament adopts European Commission proposal to create safer and more innovative European paymentsEuropean Commission - Fact Sheet on Payment Services Directive II: frequently asked questionsEURLEX: Fees for card-based payments - Summary of EU LegislationEPP on Electronic Payments: new rules will reduce costs and improve security for consumers and businessesThe Greens on EU payment service rules - Scrapping payment card surcharges a major boost for consumersDie Grünen zu Kreditkarten-Gebühren: EU-Parlament stärkt Verbraucher-RechteBEUC: Improved payments law: down with surcharges, up with safety# CMUInvestor relations are at the heart of a Capital Markets Union - European Economic and Social CommitteeCapital Markets U…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 8 October 2015

# INFRASTRUCTURE & EFSIConseil TTE Transports – Les ministres des Transports adoptent une orientation générale sur la gouvernance de l'infrastructure ferroviaire et l’ouverture du marché dans le cadre du quatrième paquet ferroviaire# SINGLE MARKETCommission publishes Roadmap to review the Nutrition and Health Claims legislationEuroCommerce: Retail and wholesale want ambitious plans and urgent action to break down barriers in EU Single Market# INNOVATIONEU Commission presents policy reforms to improve Bulgaria's research and innovation structures# EMPLOYMENTILO: Youth employment crisis easing but far from over# POLANDPoland's Economic growth is not enough to increase employment – CEDEFOP# IRELANDIreland: Employment growth forecast but a smaller labour force – CEDEFOP# EU REGISTERS# EURLEXCELEX:52015PC0493: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT pursuant to Article 294(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the position…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 8 October 2015

Why do supercomputers matter for your everyday life? – by Roberto Viola and Robert-Jan Smits,# DSMEPRS Policy Hub: European contract law and the Digital Single Market# DATA PROTECTIONSafe Harbour 2.0 must serve dual goals of innovation and data protection - Europe internet services providers associationThe Greens on Data protection - EU governments undermining common data protection standards# CYBER SECURITYEU Cybersecurity Strategy: Road map development St 6183 2015 Rev 34th joint ENISA - EC3 workshop between CSIRTs and Law EnforcementBSI zum ECSM: Cyber-Sicherheit ist eine ManagementaufgabeFBI: New Microchip-Enabled Credit Cards May Still Be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters# E-COMMERCEALDE on Physical Geo-blocking: Illegal Price Discrimination Practices in Europe must stopSPD: Der Europäische Binnenmarkt ist kein Lippenbekenntnis!E-commerce and the future of high street to feature high at fourth SME Day on 15 October# EBUPublic broadcasters join call for transatlantic t…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 7 October 2015

# COP21IPCC Elects Hoesung Lee as New Chair - Christiana Figueres CongratulatesBan welcomes election of chief of UN-backed climate panel ahead of Paris conferenceWHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate changeEU Commssion: Cities unite for climate action - join the event!EU Parliament: Amendments 001-003 - Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris - A8-0275/2015(001-003)EU Commission: Answer - Sustainable and low-carbon future in the EU-28 - E-010299/2015EEB Conference: Implementation of the SDG's in the EU# CLIMATE FINANCEOECD and CPI survey: Climate financing momentum builds# CLIMATE IMPACTPIK: Zufall oder Zusammenhang - Wechselwirkungen im Klimasystem# ETSContinuation of ETS derogations up to 2030 - Answer given by Mr Arias Cañete on behalf of the CommissionEU ETS debate hijacked by carbon leakage - by MEP Bas Eickhout (The Greens)Carbon Pulse: Norway budgets €29 million for CER purchases in 2016Carbon Pulse: South Korea sees first CO2 allowance t…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 7 October 2015

Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to FranceEU Commission: Answer - High-Level Group on energy-intensive industries - E-010761/2015# ENERGY REGULATIONACER starts receiving data for the surveillance of the energy marketsBundesnetzagentur: Meldung von Energiegroßhandelsgeschäften angelaufen  - "Insiderhandel und Marktmanipulation wirksam aufdecken"# MARKET DESIGNStrengthen market price signal, integrate renewables and develop regional coordination – EEX and EPEX SPOT respond to EU consultation on electricity market design# ENERGY SECURITYPress Club Briefing: Algeria and EU Energy Security# GAZPROMGazprom and ENGIE discuss next steps to deliver Nord Stream II projectGazprom: Gazprom and OMV address issues of bilateral cooperationÖMV: Gazprom und OMV machen Fortschritte bei langfristigen ProjektenGazprom and Srbijagas address Russian gas supplies to SerbiaGazprom and Fluxys discuss promising areas of cooperationGazprom: Gas availabi…


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