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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# ENERGY DIPLOMACYVice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on official visit to the United States and Canada# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNEESC: The new energy market design: Fit for the future?# ENERGY REGULATION11th TYNDP/CBA Workshop in Brussels on 25th November 2015ENTSO-E Assembly decisions now just a click awayEurelectric: Systematic approach for deriving suitable BAT-AEL ranges - A joint contribution from IED regulated industrial sectors# E-MOBILITYNew EU Joint Research Centre report: Electric vehicles in the EU: on the way to full scale commercialization# RENEWABLESEnergy Community Secretariat publishes study on progress in renewable energy and assessment of renewable energy action plansIRENA: Seeing the Wind with the New Global Wind AtlasThe Coalition for Energy Savings, BEU Cnad T&E: Consumer and sustainable transport groups join call for ambitious EU energy efficiency legislation# GAZPROMGazprom: Global NGV market rapidly growing - Doubling in five years# U.S. EIAU.S. EIA:…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# COP21Via Eurelectric: Joint industry letter on the importance of carbon markets in the Paris 2015 Climate Agreement
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# COP21French COP21 Presidency: Negotiations open to allIEA: Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically - But further effort will be needed to achieve two-degree goalTogo and Trinidad & Tobago deliver their INDCs to UNFCCCEP Thinktank Briefing - The European Council and the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 (COP 21): European Council in ActionEuropean socialist and democrat leaders agree climate declarationS&D: Our planet is in danger; we need to act now to fight climate changeCEEP: Contribution of Public Services’ Providers to Climate Action for a Successful and Ambitious COP21CAN Europe: Renewable energy is the only way forward: wrong solutions for climate protection and why are they dangerous3rd POLIMP Webinar - EU Climate Policy for 2030: why are we talking about governance?# CARBON PRICINGUN Sec…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# TAX TRANSPARENCYEC Video Podcast: Press conference by Commissioner Margrethe VESTAGER - Commission decides selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands are illegal under EU state aid rulesEU Commission decides selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands are illegal under EU state aid rulesStatement by EU Competition Commissioner Vestager on Commission state aid decisions regarding illegal tax advantages granted by Luxembourg (Fiat) and the Netherlands (Starbucks) and on the optical disk drives cartelLuxembourg disagrees with the conclusions reached by the European Commission in the Fiat Finance and Trade case and reserves all its rights # TAXATION - REACTIONSVerdicts on Starbucks (NL) and Fiat Finance (LUX) tax rulings show need for transparency and strong role for Commission, say key Tax Rulings Committee MEPsTax rulings MEPs to multinationals: "One more chance to contribute to our work"EP Thinktank…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# CHINAUK Government: Joint press conference by PM David Cameron and President Xi Jinping# UKRAINEWTO: Ukraine files dispute against Russia over imports of railway equipmentUkrainian Gov't opens more than 300 registers and datasets# RUSSIAEP Thinktank: In-Depth Analysis - Russia's federal system: Federal in form, unitary in function# SECURITYEP Thinktank: In-Depth Analysis - The Lisbon Treaty's Provisions on CFSP/CSDP - State of ImplementationECR: Discussion on the safety of Central and Eastern Europe with the US delegation# ARMS TRADEBundeswirtschaftsministerium zu Rüstungsexporten im ersten Halbjahr 2015: Regeln verschärft, Transparenz erhöht, Kleinwaffen reduziert# DUAL USEEP Thinktank: At a Glance - Updating rules on trade in torture equipmentEU Parliament: Amendments 001-038 - Trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - A8-0267/2015(001-038) - Committee on International Trade…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# DSMDigital priorities for Europe# DATA PROTECTIONEU Parliament:- Exchange of views with Commissioner Jourová on Safe Harbour - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsSafe Harbor: Interview with David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the U.S.EU Parliament: EuroparlTV Video - Social media users ask about data protectionEU Parliament Special: Data protection - Safeguarding your privacyTelefónica Think Big blog: What next for global data privacy?# ICT 2015Innovation potential in the digital age - Speech by EU Commissioner Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, at the conference ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, TransformEU Commissioner Oettinger’s Speech at ICT2015: A Digital Singel Market: The Key to Europe's Industrial Leadership in the Digital EconomyEU-Abgeordneter Henkel (EKR/ALFA): Rede auf der EU Kommissions Konferenz 'Innovate-Connect-Transform': Wir lassen uns zu sehr von möglichen Risiken aufhalten, anstatt uns auf die Chancen zu konzent…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# INDUSTRYThe Future of Manufacturing: Industry 4.0 – Speech by Lowri Evans, Director-General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEsDiscussion: Practitioners go digital – The skilled craft sector in a digitalized Europe From design to product with a mouse clickCall for proposals: Erasmus+ 2016 - relevant to defence-related sectors in addressing skills shortagesExplaining the Commission's vision on shipping and the shipbuilding industryLabour MEPs: Cameron must raise steel crisis with Chinese President during state visit# SINGLE MARKETThe Single Market between Ambition and Reality: Enterprises taking stock of the Free MovementVote in Plenary: Recommendation on Package travel and assisted travel arrangements - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION approving, on behalf of the European Union, an Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on the participation of the Republic of…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# EMUCompleting Europe's Economic and Monetary Union: Commission takes concrete steps to strengthen EMUCompleting Economic and Monetary Union -  EU Commission Questions and AnswersEMU: press remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on steps to strengthen Europe's Economic and Monetary UnionEU Commission Priority: A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union - Combining stability with fairness and democratic accountability# EMU REACTIONSEPP on Eurozone: Member States must do their job - more reforms and competitivenessS&D MEPs: Commission proposes useful steps to strengthen Eurozone, but parliament must be involved much moreEU-Abgeordneter Udo BULLMANN (S&D/SPD):  Der Vorschlag der EU-Kommission greift zu kurzALDE: A united voice for the Euro area in the IMF and where the Banking Union is at stake - Action should meet ambitionDie Grünen: Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion - EU-Kommissionsvorschläge sind mutlos und einseitigEU-Abgeordneter Fabio de Masi (DIE LINKE): Vertiefu…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 21 October 2015

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# ESIFThe European Commission adopts the third cooperation programme for the German-Polish border region€324 million of EU funds approved for modernisation of railways and roads in the Czech RepublicCalabria: €1.78 billion of EU Cohesion funds for 2014-2020Over €283 million of EU funds for inclusive growth in ItalyEP Thinktank: At a Glance - Europe 2020 strategy review and cohesion policy - 2010-2015EP Thinktank: At a Glance - Economic governance and cohesion policyEU Parliament: Amendments 001-001 - An EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region - A8-0279/2015(001-001)Graswander-Hainz: Nightliner mit Alpenraumstrategie verknüpfen - SPÖ-Europaabgeordnete will Nachtverbindungen im öffentlichen Verkehr verbessern# BUDGETEP Thinktank: At a Glance - Parliament's reading of the 2016 EU budget# ERASMUS+Energising Erasmus+ - S&D Group focuses debate on future improvements# HORIZON 2020H2020-FoF-11-2016 Call for Proposals for Digital AutomationICT-01-2016: Smart Cyber-Physical Syst…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 20 October 2015

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# COP21 - EUClimate change: EU shows leadership ahead of Paris with 23% emissions cutEC Video Podcast: Press conference by Commissioner Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE and EEA Executive Director Hans BRUYNINCKX in light of the launch of the EEA 2015 Trends and Projections ReportRelated reports by EEAApproximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2014Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2015Trends and projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and MEP Jo LEINEN (S&D/SPD): EU can do more to fight climate change CAN Europe: Current 23% emissions cut cannot be an excuse to emit more after 2020OECD: Meeting climate goals will require stronger policies to cut emissionsEcologic Institute:  The Links Between Reporting Requirements under the UNFCCC and EU Governance of 2030 Targets# COP21 - UNIAEA Report Highlights Nuclear Power’s Role in Combating Climate ChangeUNFCCC: Religious Leaders Call for Effective Paris Agreement - Joint Statement Handed to Christia…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 20 October 2015

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# ESIFEasier access to the European Structural and Investment Funds: High Level Group on Simplification tackles bottlenecksEuropean Commission invests €38.6 million to purchase new trams for public transport in Košice, SlovakiaEU invests nearly €100 million to boost cross border cooperation in the Adriatic-Ionian regionOPEN DAYS 2015: Your feedback is important to us# BUDGETEU Council: EU COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Collect More - Spend Better: Achieving Development in an Inclusive and Sustainable Way# ECARural training programmes “poorly managed and cost too much”, say EU auditorsFisheries agreements: “generally well managed but weaknesses must be addressed”, say EU auditorsCommissioner Mimica attends the European Court of Auditors Conference on Development# EMERGENCY TRUST FUNDFinancing Decision of the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa adopted# COSMEBusiness Planet: Enhancing access to finance with COSME# ERASMUS+Erasmus+ to offer €2.2 billion for education, training, y…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 20 October 2015

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# DSMDSM on the draft agenda of a joint meeting of the EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Tuesday, 10 November 2015# ICT 2015Commissioners Oettinger and Moedas participate in the ICT 2015 conference in PortugalHow can Europe be in the lead of developing the digital technology?# COPYRIGHTEBU publishes policy factsheet on copyright licensing# E-COMMERCEEU Parliament extends "package" holiday traveller protection# CYBER SECURITYGouvernement.fr :Stratégie nationale pour la sécurité du numérique : "un bon équilibre entre prise en compte de la sécurité et dynamisme économique"FBI Cyber Tip: Defense in Depth for the Everyday User - National Cyber Security Awareness Month# CLOUDCASBs: A better approach to cloud encryption# IOTENISA workshop on IoT Security for Smart Home environments# SEMICONDUCTORSNSF: New report on energy-efficient computing# GOOGLEGoogle Europe Blog: Investing in Africa’s lar…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 20 October 2015

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEurope's Capital Markets Union: What is the 'long-term- view? - Speech given by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the 2015 ECMI Annual ConferenceREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on Article 503 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 Capital requirement for covered bondsEPC Breakfast Policy Briefing: Capital Markets Union - Achieving the free movement of capital# BANKING UNIONEP Thinktank In-Depth Analysis - Capital Shortfalls in SSM Banks: How Much Progress Has Been Made?# EUROPEAN SEMESTERReport - European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2015 priorities - A8-0307/2015 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (including all opinions)EP Thinktank Briefing - Economic Dialogues and Exchanges of Views with EU Institutions under the European Semester Cycle (State-of-Play, October 2015)Evaluation of the economic adjustment programme for Portugal (2011-2014) - ECFIN - Evaluation (outside REFIT) # IOPSEP T…

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