Showing posts from October 16, 2015

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy publishes conclusions of European internal gas market meeting in MadridFirst gas interconnector Poland – Lithuania ends energy isolation of the Baltic StatesEU Commission Memo: End of energy isolation in the Baltics: how the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) worksSpeech by President Juncker at the signing of the Polish-Lithuanian pipeline agreementEurope's Energy Couple – updated Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičEU Parliament - ITRE: AMENDMENTS 1 – 23 Draft report - Peter Eriksson - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020Update on EURELECTRIC Conference: Achieving Energy Union? Member States & the power sector in the spotlightEnergy Infrastructure Forum (EIF) – Inaugural event# ENERGY SECURITYEU energy security and Nord Stream 2 - Answer given by Mr Arias Cañete on behalf of the Commission# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNUK DECC Research and analysis: Electricity Market Reform EvaluationPolicy pap…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# COP21 - EU LEVELEU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0359 - Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - Brussels - Provisional editionFrench Presidency COP21 Website: New draft text for the next negotiation sessionNon-Paper. Draft COP21 Agreement by the AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE DURBAN PLATFORM FOR ENHANCED ACTIONElysée : Conférence des ministres et hauts responsable de la Défense - Climat et Défense : Quel enjeux ?Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris - MEP Bas Eickhout (The Greens) Watch Video  2015 Ceremony: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities through New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & EnergyUK DECC: Corporate report: Committee on Climate Change’s 2015 progress report: Government responseProgressives for climate: Paris climate talks offer direct route to zero-carbon economies# COP21 - GLOBAL LEVELC2ES: A call for climate action in ParisUNFCCC – NAMA: Ambitious renewable energy plan: go with th…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# TRIPARTIDE SUMMITTripartite Social Summit focused on jobs, growth and convergence in EuropeRemarks by President Donald Tusk following the tripartite social summitEU Social Dialogue: Press remarks of EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Tripartite Social SummitBUSINESSEUROPE presents Economic Outlook at EU Tripartite Social Summit“We must safeguard the EU’s economic recovery”, says President Marcegaglia ETUC meets Juncker and Tusk ahead of EU SummitUEAPME:  Making Europe competitive for growth and jobs: new task for social partnersEU Video: Tripartite Social Summit - press conference# EFSIEuropean Fund for Strategic Investments - Answer given by EU Commission Vice-President Katainen on behalf of the Commission # SMESEU Parliament: Oral question by EPP, S&D, ECR and ALDE: Access to finance for SMEs - O-2015-000122EACEA Call for Proposal - support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeshipsEU Commission: Answer - New paid apprenticeships for young …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# REFUGEE LEGISLATIONDoorstep remarks by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini ahead of the European CouncilSpeech by President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz to the European Council SummitDéclarations de F. HOLLANDE à son arrivée au Conseil européen sur la crise migratoireEP Thinktank: Briefing - Legislation on emergency relocation of asylum-seekers in the EUMigration challenges are best tackled at EU level, says Eurobarometer pollSPD: Abschiebecamps in Drittstaaten sind keine LösungPro Asyl zu EU-Gipfel und Bundestagsdebatte zu sicheren Herkunftsländern: Türkei kein sicheres Herkunftsland, weitere Balkanstaaten nicht „sicher“EPC: A Common Refugee Integration Fund # COMPETITION POLICYMergers: Commission signs best practices cooperation framework with China# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Davigel Group by Bain CapitalMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Securitas Direct by Hellman & Friedman# OMBUDSMANOmbudsman's case: Commiss…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# GLOBAL INTERNET GOVERNANCEEU Commission Report: Exchange of views with European stakeholders ahead of Internet Governance Forum# DSMEIF Event: World Standards Day: standards and interoperability in the DSMECTA on Infrastructures: Which strategy for the backbone of our economy?# EU DATA PROTECTION"Europe’s big data protection opportunity" - keynote address European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli at the Banking and Payments Federation in Ireland# SAFE HARBORSafe Harbour ruling: MEPs called for clarity and effective protectionEP Interview: Claude Moraes on mass surveillance: A balance is needed between privacy and surveillanceGUE-NGL: Calling for binding European rules on data protection to replace Safe Harbour AgreementMEP Timothy Kirkhope about Data Protection: filling the post-Safe Harbour vacuum European Safe Harbor ruling update - Google Apps reactionMEP Julia Reda (Greens/Pirates):  EU Copyright Reform: What Research Universities Need# CYBER SECURITYEU Co…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# EMUSpeech Vítor Constâncio: Divergent monetary policies and the world economy# FINANCIAL ETHICSKeynote Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the 2015 Award for the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics# GREECEA new start for Jobs and Growth for Greece: €35 billion plan well underway# PORTUGALMoody's changes outlook on Portugal's banking system to stable# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEP Thinktank: In-Depth Analysis - Understanding Securitisation: Background − benefits − risks# BANKING UNIONBernd Kölmel, stellvertretender Vorsitzender ALFA und MdEP: „Vergemeinschaftung der Einlagensicherungssysteme in Europa gefährdet das Geld der Sparda-Kunden"# ELTIFBVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management: Position zur ELTIF-Verordnung# ECBEP Thinktank: At a Glance - European Central Bank Annual Report 2014Latest statistics published by the ECBPayment statistics 2014Euro area households and non-financial corporations: 2nd Quarter 2015# ESMAESMA publishes updated data on performance of the…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# CHINAMergers: Commission signs best practices cooperation framework with China # TISATrade in services deal: MEPs to hammer out their demands# TRADE STRATEGY#Trade4All - Cecilia Malmström’s BlogNew trade strategy: Position papers by Non EU Trade's civil society organisations# TTIPU.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing World - Remarks by John Kerry at Indiana University's School of Global and International StudiesEP Thinktank Study - Economic Governance Structures in the United StatesGabriel: Neuer German Accelerator in Boston/USA startet# UKRAINEEP Thinktank Briefing - Economic impact on the EU of sanctions over Ukraine conflictÖGfE: Die Ukraine-Krise und die Beziehungen zwischen der EU und Russland - Empfehlungen und PerspektivenEPP Group demands judgement of those responsible for downing of MH17# RUSSIAMoody's maintains negative outlook for Russia's banking system with profitability and asset growth under pressure# EU REGISTERS# EURLEXCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION …

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 15 October 2015

# OLAFEU-Abgeordnete Inge Gräβle (EVP/CDU): OLAF Director-General cuts off his own controllers' funding# ECAECA: The EU priority of promoting a knowledge-based rural economy has been affected by poor management of knowledge-transfer and advisory measures# EFSIEuropean Fund for Strategic Investments - Answer given by EU Commission Vice-President Katainen on behalf of the Commission EU Parliament: Text adopted - Appointment of Managing Director of EFSI - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0357 - Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - Brussels - Provisional editionEU Parliament: Text adopted - Appointment of Deputy Managing Director of EFSI - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0358 - Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - Brussels - Provisional edition  # ERCERC 2016 grant competition for mid-career researchers opensERC publishes ERC funding activities 2007-2013ERC: Science behind the projects | Research funded by the European Research Council in FP7 (2007–2013)ERC grantee and regional government to set up gene therapy centre# HORIZON 2020C…