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EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCILBackground brief for the EU Environment Council on 26 October 2015
Review of the EU emissions trading systemGreening the European Semester (including environmentally-harmful substance)2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentClimate changeEmissions from carsEnvironmental legislation and its implementation# COP21 - EUEU Commission: UN talks in Bonn focus on draft text for new global climate dealEU Council: Climate change – update on recent key informal events - Information from the PresidencyHigh-level climate change events around UN General Assembly in New YorkClimate finance ministerial meetings in Lima and presentation of OECD-CPI reportSharp increase in the number of INDCs put forward and INDC Forum in RabatMinistère du Développement durable : COP21 : J'agis pour la planète avec le crédit d'impôt !# COP21 - UNUNEP: Reducing Black Carbon Can Save Lives and Help Combat Climate ChangeClimate Finance ministerial meeting (Lima oct. 9th), co-chairs conclusionsLi…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONVice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Belgium21st Century Transatlantic Energy Compact: A U.S. Talk and Conversation with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union# ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes study on how best monitor the effects of the implementation of the network codesRGI: Energy Regions in Transition: European Grid Operators, Policymakers and Representatives of Civil Society Tour California# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNUpdated - Energy Storage: Which Market Designs and Regulatory Incentives Are Needed? - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# GAZPROMGazprom and PGNiG address Russian natural gas supplies to PolandGazprom to go on reducing import content of purchasesGazprom: 2016–2020 Program for Comprehensive Overhaul of Gas Mains approved# NUCLEAR SAFTEYPrepare and Respond Effectively: IAEA Hosts Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response ConferenceIAEA Director General's Statement at the International Conference on Globa…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# SMEEuropean Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European micro-enterprises# INDUSTRYCall for applications for membership in the High Level Group on Automotive IndustryEESC: The Reindustrialisation of Europe: International Trade, Food Manufacturing, Innovation and Circular EconomyREACH Workshop: Streamlining applications for authorisation# INNOVATIONGovernments must step up R&D in frontier technology, says OECDConference: Which policies stimulate demand for innovation in times of budgetary consolidaton?# INDICATORSEUROSTAT: Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro areaEUROSTAT: European official statistics: Better data. Better lives.# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'arrêté, notifié par la Slovaquie sous le n° 2015/402/SK dans le cadre de la directive 98/34/CEDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# REFITEU Council: Initiative "Make it work" - Information from the Dutch, United Kingdom and German delegations# EU SECURITY AGENDAEuropean Commission takes action to tackle radicalisation through the criminal justice systemPrésidence de l’UE 2015 : La répression seule ne peut suffire, a plaidé Félix Braz en ouverture de la conférence de haut-niveau consacrée à la réponse de la justice pénale à la radicalisationEP Interview: Dati on the radicalisation of EU citizens: "A truly European response is needed" - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsEU Parliament debates Radicalisation and jihad recruitmentGUE/NGL votes against radicalisation and terrorist recruitment report# TAX TRANSPARENCYEU Parliament: Tax rulings: committee vote on amendmentsEU Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Letzte Chance für Konzerne auf Anhörung im LuxLeaks-SonderausschussEU Parliament: Opinion - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - PE 565.191v0…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# TRADE STRATEGYCommissioner Malmström on TTIP and Trade for All at the College of Europe# TTIPEU Mission in the U.S.: 11th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership NegotiationsRemarks at the Milan Expo 2015 - John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of StateU.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets: GermanyTTIP: What's in it for the social partners?# TURKEYS&D President Pittella to EU Council President Tusk: Turkey is a fundamental partner, but human rights must be guaranteedALDE: Outsourcing to Erdogan is a "quick-fix" that will not help Europe in the long-term# MOROCCOEBRD: SEMED Business Forum: Unleashing the Potential# IRANEU Council adopts the legal acts to prepare for the lifting of all nuclear-related economic and financial EU sanctions against IranEEAS release on the outcome of the first Joint Commission on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear programme (19 October 2015)U.S. Statement by the U.S. President on the Adoption of the Joi…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# TSM"Europe needs a competitive telecom sector which invests for quality services " emphasizes the EU Commssioner at the BEREC Stakeholder ForumUK Ofcom appoints Corporate Services Group Director# DSMEU Parliament:  Oral question - Towards a thriving data-driven economy - O-2015-000125 - Jerzy Buzek, on behalf of the Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 183 - Towards a Digital Single Market Act - PE 567.724v03-00 - Committee on Culture and EducationEU Digital Single Market in focus at 10th EBU Legal & Public Affairs Assembly# COPYRIGHTUpdated: EP Thinktank Review of the EU copyright Framework: European Implementation Assessment# DATA PROTECTIONEDPS:  Statement of the Article 29 Working PartyMEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (The Greens): Safe Harbor - the way forward, Consequences for the transatlantic transfer of personal dataThe digital credo of traditional banks: Data protection & data security (Fintech #4)Reports about automated data ex…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 19 October 2015

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# BANKING UNIONStatement by Commissioner Vestager following agreement in principle with German authorities on state aid procedure concerning HSH Nordbank AGDIE LINKE zur HSH-Einigung: „Was für ein Wahnsinn!“Briefing - Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM): Where Do Stand One Year Later? Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Parliament on EU banking sector stabilityBeatrix von Storch MdEP (EKR/AfD) zum Einheitlichen Aufsichtsmechanismus: Abschaffung der Nullgewichtung von Staatsanleihen ist richtiger Schritt# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONReport - Reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsOpinion - Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation: Impact and the way forward towards a more efficient and effective EU framework for Financial Regulation and a Capital Markets Union  - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# EURO AREADeutsche Bank Global Markets Research Focus Europe: "Restrained dovishne…

EU FUNDING TRENDS - published 19 October 2015

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# EFSIEuropean Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European micro-enterprises# BUDGETCouncil calls for realism regarding EU budget 2016ALDE drives the change of approach on the Discharge procedure bringing the EU budget added value to the forefrontEU Parliament: Vetting EU budget spending for 2014# ESIFREGI Committee commits itself to programme of long-term support for GreeceEP Oral question - Towards simplification and performance orientation in cohesion policy for 2014-2020EP Oral question - The role of local and regional authorities in the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)# EU DIGITAL AGENDAFET Newsletter edition October 2015Updated: Information Day on Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme 2016-17# RTDResearch Headlines - Fortified food to boost African diets# ERCSupporting the excellence in the study of human pastAncient manuscripts in Ethiopia: preserving an historical and cultural heritageWhen Euro…

IEU CLIMATE Monitoring Alert: Leaders Unite in Calling for a Price on Carbon Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, IMF announces

Source:  IMF Press Release No. 15/473 - October 19, 2015

For the first time, an unprecedented alliance of Heads of State, city and state leaders, with the support of heads of leading companies, have joined forces to urge countries and companies around the globe to put a price on carbon.

The call to price carbon comes from the Carbon Pricing Panel – a group convened by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde - to spur further, faster action ahead of the Paris climate talks. They are joined in this effort by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

The panel includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, French President François Hollande, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Governor Jerry Brown of California, and Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro.

These global leaders are calling on their peers to…

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 17 October 2016

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# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 19 - 25 October 2015
Monday 19 October 2015Tuesday 20 October 2015Wednesday 21 October 2015Thursday 22 October 2015Friday 23 October 2015Saturday 24 October 2015Sunday 25 October 2015Outlook for OctoberOutlook for NovemberOutlook for December# EU PARLIAMENTThe Week Ahead: 19 -25 October 2015
Political group and committee meetings, BrusselsRadicalisation and jihad recruitmentVetting EU budget spending for 2014EU banking sector stabilityUkraine/electionsPlenary preparationsPresident's agendaYouth Media DaysPre-session press briefing
Detailed EP schedule by day
Monday 19-10-2015Tuesday 20-10-2015Wednesday 21-10-2015Thursday 22-10-2015Friday 23-10-2015
Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# EU COUNCILMain topics of the EU Council over the next two weeks
22 and 23 October 2014 Agriculture and Fisheries Council26 October Environment Council26 October 2015 - Foreign Affairs Council (Development)Other events19-20 October …

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