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EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# TTIPEU-US Science cooperation: New laboratory to ensure electric vehicles and smart grids can work on both sides of the Atlantic Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids # TISADG Trade: Report of the TiSA negotiation round taking place 6-13 October 2015CEEP: Public services’ employers and providers welcome the draft report on TiSA # TRADE STRATEGYEESC: Role of international trade in reindustrialisation of EuropeDraft Agendas of the next meetings of the EP Committee on International Trade# NEW ZEALANDTrade leaders of New Zealand and the EU meet to discuss free trade agreementStatement of the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission and the New Zealand Prime Minister# BELARUSBelarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities currently targetedU.S. Department of State - Daily Press Briefing: Belarus# UKRAINEEP  Statements - Delegatio…

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# SINGLE MARKET REFORMSElżbieta Bieńkowska @EBienkowskaEU : In Dublin with Prime Minister @EndaKennyTD discussing how EU economy can benefit from deeper and fairer#SingleMarket pic.twitter.com/VABIvxnJciUNI Europa: Meaningful social dimension needs to be added to single market strategyEU Parliament: Text adopted - New challenges and concepts for the promotion of tourism in Europe - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0391 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition  # SMEEIT Awards for European Start-Ups Are Back! Participate NowEPP: More financing over and above Capital Markets Union needed for SMEs# INDUSTRYManuFuture 2015 – Strategic investments in European manufacturing to rise to global challengesOECD: Latest quarterly analysis of Foreign Direct Investment trends and developments# INNOVATIONThe democratisation of innovation - Carlos Moedas# EMPLOYMENTEMPL delegations to The Hague, Portugal and to the ILO - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Council: Proposal for a Regula…

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# EMUEP: Economic Dialogue with Jeroen Dijsselbloem (President of the Eurogroup) and Klaus Regling (ESM) - 10. November 2015 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsECB Report on Financial Structures details structural changes in the euro area financial sectorDG ECFIN E-News: Commission takes concrete steps to strengthen EMUDG ECFIN E-News on Economic Union: Commission recommends national Competitiveness Boards and revamps European SemesterECFIN E-News: Financial Union: Commission to propose common system for deposit insurance to complete missing piece of the Banking UnionECFIN E-News: Fiscal Union: Commission setting up European Fiscal Board to augment SGP surveillance and enforcement, support policymakingEuropean Movement: What kind of Monetary Union does Europe need?# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Parliament: Text adopted - Reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0387 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEPP: Mor…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# CONSUMER PROTECTIONEU Commission: Proposed modification to Consumer Protection Condition 1 - Collection of qualifying consumer expenses of the Consumer Advocacy Bodies - Consultation published 29|10|2015  # PUBLIC PROCUREMENTNew guidelines for a better use of EU money: Commission helping Member States with public procurement issues# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves acquisition of Genworth LPI by AXA in insurance sectorMergers: Commission clears acquisition of HellermannTyton Group by Delphi Automotive# FAIR TAXATIONLiechtenstein beteiligt sich am erweiterten automatischen Informationsaustausch über Kontendaten – Finanzminister Stephan Toscani begrüßt Steuerabkommen der EU mit LiechtensteinEP Thinktank - EU Fact Sheets - Direct taxation: Personal and company taxationMEPs: Motion for a resolution on the OECD's proposals to combat tax evasion - B8-2015-1081# PARENTAL LEAVEEU Parliament: Draft opinion - Report on the application of Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8 March 2010 imp…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# DATA PROTECTIONSpeech of Commissioner Jourová at the Amsterdam Privacy conference: The protection of personal data - more than a “European” fundamental right, it is a right for “everyone” Mass surveillance: EU citizens' rights still in danger, says ParliamentEU Parliament: Text adopted - Follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 12 March 2014 on the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0388 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionMEP: Motion for a resolution on the implementation of updated provisions modifying the Safe Harbour Agreement between the EU and the USA - B8-2015-1064Mass Surveillance: EPP Group denounces Left's reckless and dangerous approachS&D MEPs on mass surveillance: "We have to find a better balance between privacy and security"ALDE: National governments fail to protect citizens against mass surveillanceEBU Legal Case Note: EU-US Safe Harbour Agreement no longer safe says EU Court# DSMETN…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# ESIFNew guidelines for a better use of EU money: Commission helping Member States with public procurement issuesCommissioner Crețu attends the 4th Annual Forum of the Danube Strategy in Ulm, GermanyScenarios of regional development for the Danube regionEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Donaustrategie auf wirtschaftliche Entwicklung fokussieren EU Commission: Answer - Macro-regional strategies - E-007746/2015# BUDGETStart of negotiations on 2016 EU budgetEU Commission Guide to EU Budget 2016 – Questions and Answers# RTDTrust in Europe: The contribution of the social sciences and humanities - Carlos MoedasThe democratisation of innovation - Carlos Moedas# FP7Documentation of EESC event: Have your say on FP7# HORIZON 2020HIV scientists launch 23 million euro project to develop vaccineHorizon 2020 Space Information Day 2015Robotics brokerage event for open Robotics and Autonomous Systems calls# DIGITAL AGENDAMobile phone navigation service for older people gets them there step by step…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# INTEROPERABILITYEU-US Science cooperation: New laboratory to ensure electric vehicles and smart grids can work on both sides of the Atlantic Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart GridsEU JRC: EU/US – new lab for interoperability of e-vehicles and smart gridsStandardisation to support electric meters on-board electric vehicles - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation)# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Council: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU ST 11376 2015 REV 3# ENERGY REGULATIONRegistration open for ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report Launch Event # NUCLEAR SAFETYIAEA: Supporting Global Uranium Mining Through Responsible Extraction and Delivery# BRITISH ENERGY TRANSITIONUK: Foreign Secretary's Clean Energy Future speech# GERMAN…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 29 October 2015

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# COP21Global Climate Change Alliance+ Launch: EU Commission's contribution to tackle climate change in developing countries Verbatim: Laurent Fabius au Parlement européen sur la COP21AFET Chair meets French FM Fabius to discuss climate change and migration - Committee on Foreign AffairsExchange of views (EoV) with Laurent Fabius on COP21 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyEU Parliament: EuroparlTV Video - Paris climate conference - expectationsLes premières rencontres nationales « territoires et entreprises pour le climat » - Ministère du Développement durableLes chiffres clés du climat en France et dans le monde - Ministère du Développement durableEU-Abgeordnete MEISSNER (ALDE/FDP): Ozeane von entscheidender Bedeutung für das WeltklimaDraft Agenda of the EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (EPC Policy Dialogue: Financing climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries - How can EU action help?UNFCCC: 10 Things We Lea…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 28 October 2015

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# COP21UNFCCC: Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Initiative - Strengthening Systems at the Heart of ResilienceThe UNFCCC NAMA registry offers more user friendly featuresMise en conformité de la France au titre de la première période du Protocole de KyotoCOP 21 on the Agenda of the Working Party on International Environment IssuesEU Parliament: Workshops - LIFE-How to use €3,45 Billion for Environment and Climate Protection? - 10-11-2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety  Round-table: Europe and Climate Change, the last chance for a real deal! - Progressives for climateWWF: One month before Paris: How is the climate deal shaping up and what is the EU’s role in it? - The EU perspective: The role of France, Germany, Poland and the UKEuropean Telecom Network Operators (ETNO) present Climate Change ReportBaden-Württemberg: Land leistet ambitionierten Beitrag zum weltweiten KlimaschutzZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels on 18 November 2015 - The Road to Paris: Towa…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 28 October 2015

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission reminder: Energy efficiency in EU buildings: share your feedback!dena: Klimaschutz-Online-Datenbank unterstützt Kommunen bei der Suche nach Förderangeboten# ENERGY DIPLOMACY3rd EU-Norway energy conference# ENERGY STATSAll Energy Community Contracting Parties now in EU energy statistics# RENEWABLESRenews: Länderranking Erneuerbare Energien und Klimaschutz# GAZPROMGazprom and Srbijagas sign Memorandum of Understanding# NUCLEAR SAFETYIAEA Helps Strengthen Rules Against Dumping of Radioactive Materials at Sea# FUSION ENERGYF4E collaborates with the Dalkia-Veolia consortium to equip the ITER magnets facility# GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITIONBDEW zur heutigen Entscheidung des Bundesgerichtshofes: Urteil mit Augenmaß# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILWORKING PARTY ON ENERGY Cm 4382 2015 InitRelations with Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and Kosovo*, of the other part COUNCIL …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 28 October 2015

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# GLOBAL COMPETITIONUpdated: OECD Global Forum on Competition 29-30 October 2015, OECD Conference Centre# REGULATORY POLICYEffective regulation is a lever for inclusive growth, says OECD# TRADE SECRETSTrade Secrets negotiations: open letter to MEPs - Corporate Europe Observatory# FAIR TAXATIONEU Council: EU and Liechtenstein sign deal on automatic exchange of tax dataPrésidence de l'UE: Signature d’un accord sur l’échange automatique d’informations entre l’Union européenne et le LiechtensteinEU Commission on Fighting tax evasion: EU and Liechtenstein sign new tax transparency agreementDiscours du Commissaire Pierre Moscovici lors de la signature de l'accord entre l'Union européenne et le Liechtenstein en matière de transparence fiscale# MONEY LAUNDERING“Fighting money laundering and terrorist financing: the role of accountants and finance professionals”# POSTED WORKERSBusinesseurope: European Commission to reopen posting of workers directive? Better not!# ELECTORAL LAWEU P…

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