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EURO & EMU Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# CMULe Commissaire Hill est à Paris pour promouvoir le Plan d'Action sur l'union des marchés des capitauxITRE Committee debates Capital Markets UnionEBF response to the European Commission consultation on the possible impact of CRR and CRD IV on bank financing of the economy# SPAINEuropean Commission adopts Opinion on Spain's 2016 Draft Budgetary PlanRemarks of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the Press Conference on Spain's 2016 Draft Budgetary PlanRemarks of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the Press Conference on Spain's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan# SOLVENCY IIGDV-Konferenz zur Versicherungsaufsicht: Versicherungswirtschaft plädiert für Erhalt des Höchstrechnungszinses# ECBSpeech by  Sabine Lautenschläger: Fostering global growthLatest interview by ECB board membersInterview Benoît Cœuré: Interview with CNBC TelevisionInterview Mario Draghi: Interview with KathimeriniLatest ECB statisticsEuro area households and non-financial corporations: 2nd Quarter 2015Eur…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# SINGLE MARKETPackage travel, type-approval requirements for motor vehicles safety: committee votesIMCO Legislative scrutiny time: The Performance of the Points of Single Contact (Services Directive) – an assessment against the PSC Charter# INNOVATIONEU Commission: New Seal of Excellence to increase quality of regional research funding EU Commission: Questions and answers about the 'Seal of Excellence'# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: Vice-President Katainen opens the EFSI-backed project Äänekoski in Finland# INDUSTRYITRE Committee votes on report on Developing a sustainable European Industry of base metals# ENTREPRENEURSHIPEntrepreneurship education is a driver of success for the next generation - Retailers partner with Junior Achievement to equip young people with business skills# SMESUEAPME: Economic growth is picking up among European SMEs# INDICATORSEUROSTAT: Business investment rate up to 22.3% in the euro area# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de fo…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 12 October 2015Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs CouncilForeign Affairs Council conclusions on SyriaRemarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini at the press conference after the Foreign Affairs Council# SECURITY President Vladimir Putin's latest interview on Syria - as distributed by the Russian Mission at the EUIAI Invitation - Challenges to European Security, Rome 26 October 2015# TRADE STRATEGYFuture Trade Strategy, Trade in Services Agreement: committee debatesReshaping the EU Trade Policy – new markets and challenges  - MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)# TISAIMCO Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)EU Parliament: Draft opinion - Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - PE 569.632v01-00 - Committee on t…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# DATA PROTECTION“Safe Harbour” ruling: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate data transfer protectionEP background material: Facebook/Safe Harbour and Mass surveillance of EU citizensEU Parliament: Publications - ENISA - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security - Committee on Budgetary Control# DSMVice-President Ansip to discuss the Digital Single Market Strategy in the Czech RepublicITRE Chairman Jerzy Buzek on this week’s DSM debateIMCO & ITRE Committees: Joint debate of the Digital Single Market ActITRE Committee: Vote on Oral Question “Towards a thriving data-driven economy”# TSMEuroparlTV Video - Roaming fees to end, but when?BEREC: Outcomes from the 24th plenary in Riga, 1-2 October, 2015ITRE Committee votes on European single market for electronic communications# ISA2ITRE Committee votes on report about Interoperability solutions for European public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA2) Interoperability as a means for modernising the public sectorEurop…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# BUDGETBudget MEPs approve extra €401.3 million for migration in 2015 budget2016 Budget of the European Union: committee vote on motion for resolutionEPP: Refugee Crisis: Parliament approves additional €401.3m in the 2015 EU BudgetEU Parliament study: The use of EU funds in Member States in partnership with companies# RESEARCH FUNDINGEU Commission: New Seal of Excellence to increase quality of regional research fundingEU Commission: Questions and answers about the 'Seal of Excellence'Commissioner Moedas and Secretary of State Dekker call on scientific publishers to adapt their business models to new realitiesEU Parliament: Publications - EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology - Committee on Budgetary ControlHERTFORDSHIRE ROBOTS HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF PAN EUROPEAN SCIENCE FUNDING – MEP Vicky Ford (ECR)# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: Vice-President Katainen opens the EFSI-backed project Äänekoski in Finland# ESIFDG Regio: Webstreamed workshops 2015 - No ti…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# EUROPEAN COUNCILEuropean Council (15-16 October 2015) - Draft conclusions St 11137 2015 Init# JURI COMMITTEEEP JURI Committee votes on subsidiarity and proportionality, information exchange in taxation# COMPETITION POLICYThe level playing field is green – speech by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager IMCO Committee: Annual report on EU Competition Policye-justice: Call For Proposals: Training of National Judges on Competition Law# TAXATION AVOIDANCETackling Tax Avoidance: Commission updates information on third countries listed by Member States for tax purposes# IMMUNITYDocumentation for the Workshop on Parliamentary Immunity in the EU - Committee on Legal Affairs# CJEUAppointment of the First Advocate General of the Court of JusticeWahl der Präsidenten der Kammern mit drei Richtern des Gerichtshofs# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONProcès-verbal de la 2140ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 30 septembre 2015)DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans d…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNThe level playing field is green – speech by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe VestagerEnergy Community: Secretariat publishes response to consultation on new energy market design# ENERGY UNIONMy favourite Polish invention – Blog on the Energy Union by Maroš ŠefčovičVice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Sweden  Updated overview on the EU Energy Union TourEU Commissioner Cañete launches Euro-Mediterranean electricity market platformBundeswirtschaftsministerium - Staatssekretär Beckmeyer: Erfolgreiche Partnerschaft mit Bulgarien im Energiebereich vertiefen# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission: Workshop: Energy efficiency policies, financing and energy service companies (ESCOs)# ENERGY REGULATIONEEX: REMIT Reporting Service launched# GAZPROMGazprom and BASF/Wintershall – 25 years of fruitful cooperation# ROSATOMPhoto exhibition "Nuclear fuel – The Art of High-Tech" opened in Bratislava (Slovakia)# OPECOPEC: 'Future Hydro…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 12 October 2015

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# COP21 - EU LEVELCOP21: the road leading to the vital climate change conference in Paris – EP infographicsEP Thinktank Update: At a Glance - EU approach to the Paris climate conferenceDraft opinion - Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris - PE 554.961v01-00 - Committee on Transport and TourismOECD export credits for coal-fired power plants - E-011442/2015 - Answer given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the CommissionSPD-Forderung für ein internationales Klima-Abkommen in ParisCAN Europe: Pledges for the Paris agreement need to be revised at latest by 2018  ACE: "Architecture, the Climate of the Future" - International Conference in Paris, 30 November 2015# COP21 UN LEVELIn Bolivia, Ban urges action on climate change, says caring for planet is 'moral issue'Bolivia Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement# CLIMATE FINANCEEU Council: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to …

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