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EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# TTIPEU Commission Video: EC press conference Cecilia MALMSTRÖM - Publication of the EU proposal on sustainable development in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the first detailed report on the latest negotiating roundEU to pursue the most ambitious sustainable development, labour and environment provisions in TTIPTTIP – what's in it for labour, environment and sustainable development? - Blog post by Cecilia MalmströmBlog: Values-based trade – MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)TTIP transparency: Commission publishes detailed report on 11th round of talks
1. MARKET ACCESS 42. REGULATORY COOPERATION 83. RULES 17
DG Trade: EU textual proposal trade and sustainable development - Section I – Trade and Sustainable Development - Overarching principles DG Trade: EU proposal to include an article on Anti-Microbial Resistance within the SPS Chapter of TTIPDG Trade: TEXTUAL PROPOSAL FOR AN SME COMMITTEE IN THE SME CHAPTER in TTIPEU-Vertretung: Hand…

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# ECOFIN COUNCIL - BUDGETAgenda highlights of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council – 13 November 2015# EUROPEAN SEMESTEREP Thinktank Study - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterEP Thinktank In-Depth Analysis I - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterEP Thinktank In-Depth Analysis II - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterEP Thinktank In-Depth Analysis III - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterVoteWatch Europe: EU's macroeconomic policy: no clear way forward, as political families disagree# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONPublic consultation on the review of the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and European Social Entrepreneursh...# EMUEurobarometer: Strengthening support for the euro  EPP: Dialogue with Mario Draghi# BANKING UNIONSpeech Yves Mersch: View of a Central Banker on the Future of BankingMdB Antje Tillmann, Alexander Radwan (C…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# JHA COUNCILJustice and Home Affairs Council on 9 November 2015 - Agenda highlightsSt 13738 2015 Init Draft Council conclusions on measures to handle the refugee and migration crisis # REFUGEE CRISISEU Commission - State of Play: Measures to Address the Refugee Crisis# VATOECD delivers international standard for collection of VAT on cross-border sales# TAX TRANSPARENCYHighlights - Meeting with multinational corporations (MNCs) - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or EffectThe Greens on EU tax rules - Leaked documents show Netherlands and Luxembourg systematically blocked EU tax reforms# STANDARD HARMONIZATIONUNECE: Standards provide boost to public policy processSt 13511 2015 Init Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commis…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONVice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to MaltaEditorial by Dominique Ristori - The latest DG Energy newsletter is online!Romania's crossroads - Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičEU Commission: Answer - Effective regional energy policy cooperation in south east Europe - E-012295/2015  EU Commission: Answer - Electricity interconnection target - E-012185/2015# MARKET DESIGNUK’s response to European Commission Consultation on Energy Market DesignUK DECC Promotional material: Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat networks# CAPACITY MARKETSEURELECTRIC contribution to RTE’s public consultation regarding the participation of interconnections and / or foreign capacities in the French capacity market# ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes its latest monitoring report on the Inter-Transmission System Operator Compensation mechanism”Joint DSO Associations Letter to ENTSO-E on TSO-DSO platformENTSOG Winter Supply Outlook 2015/16 concludes that the Euro…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# COP21Climate action: Ministers meet in Paris for last informal discussions ahead of UN climate summitLa Pré-COP21 se tiendra du 8 au 10 novembre à Paris - Ministère du Développement durable  Climat - Réunion ministérielle informelle de préparation de la COP21Les opinions publiques face au défi climatique : un tour du monde à la veille de la COP21Campagne de communication COP 21 - France-Diplomatie  UNFCCC: Biggest Wave Yet of New Climate Actions by Cities, Regions, Business- 2,245 Fresh Commitments Entered in NAZCA PortalUNEP Emissions Gap Report Urges Increased Ambition for 2°C Goal - INDCs Signal Unprecedented Momentum for Climate Agreement in ParisVP/HR - Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol - Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the CommissionChair’s statement and Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in LuxembourgWWF: Immediate Climate Action is the Key to Reducing the Climate Emi…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 6 November 2015

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# SAFE HARBOREU Commission Video: Press Conference on Transatlantic data transfersCommission issues guidance on transatlantic data transfers and urges the swift establishment of a new framework following the ruling in the Schrems caseEU Commission Q&A: Guidance on transatlantic data transfers following the Schrems rulingEPP: Safe Harbour: New agreement with US sorely neededMdB Thomas Jarzombek (CDU/CSU): Transatlantische Datenströme sind wichtig für Digitalwirtschaft - Zügig Einigung über neuen Safe Harbor Mechanismus erreichenStellungnahme Hogan Lovells-Datenschutzexperte TIM WYBITUL zu EU-KommissionCCIA: European Commission Issues Guidance On Transatlantic Data Flows, Wants Quick Agreement On New “Bulletproof” Safe Harbor# TSMEP Thinktank: Briefing - The EU rules on network neutrality: key provisions, remaining concernsThe single telecoms market - E-011608/2015 - Answer given by Mr Oettinger on behalf of the Commission# TELECOMS REGULATIONUK Ofcom opens Investigation into BT’s u…

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 5 November 2015

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# AUTUMN FORECASTSEU Commission Autumn 2015 Economic Forecast: Moderate recovery despite challengesEU Commission: AUTUMN FORECAST 2015 - MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2007 - 2017
(a) Real Gross Domestic Product (% change)(b) Total Investment (% change)(c) Employment growth (%)(d) Unemployment rate (%)(e) Consumer-price inflation (1) (%)(f) Current-account balance (% of GDP)(g) General government balance (% of GDP)(h) General government gross debt (% of GDP)
EU Commissioner Moscovici presents the 2015 Autumn Economic ForecastCommuniqué - Michel SAPIN - Prévisions économiques d’automne de la Commission européenneDie Grünen zur Herbstprognose der EU-Kommission: „In den Regelbruch getrieben“EBRD Economic Outlook: Russia, oil weighing on east - Eurozone hopes supporting westWeitere Eintrübung des ifo Wirtschaftsklimas für den Euroraum# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONJean-Claude Juncker, Präsident der Europäischen Kommission - Rede beim Wirtschaftstag der Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken (PDH) "Wohlstand …

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 5 November 2015

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# BANKING UNIONJean-Claude Juncker, Präsident der Europäischen Kommission - Rede beim Wirtschaftstag der Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken (PDH) "Wohlstand – Freiheit – Sicherheit: Szenarien für eine Welt im Umbruch"EBA announces details of 2016 EU-wide stress test# EMUVice-President Dombrovskis in SlovakiaThe future of the Eurozone: Greens/EFA conferenceEuropean Movement: A fully-fledged Economic and Monetary Union: the only way forward# IMFCorruption : A Hidden Tax on Growth - iMFdirect - The IMF BlogIMF: The Role of Personal Accountability in Reforming Culture and Behavior in the Financial Services Industry, By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund # ECBRemarks by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank at the ECB Conference on “Challenges for Macroeconomic Policy in a Low Inflation Environment”ECB: Discorso per l’inaugurazione dell’anno accademico all’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Discorso di Mario Draghi, Presidente …

EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 5 November 2015

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# TTIPTrans-Atlantic Business Council: Speech on Transatlantic Economic Relations by John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to GermanyTrans-Atlantic Business Council - Featured Events & Policy Updatesifo Institut: Einladung zu einer PK der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz zum Thema TTIPInitiative Stop TTIP: EU-Parlamentspräsident Martin Schulz nimmt 3.284.289 Unterschriften gegen TTIP und CETA entgegenU.S. President Obama on TPP: When we have a level playing field, Americans out-compete anyone in the world. That’s a fundamental truth about our country.U.S.-Asia Policy Update# ASEMRemarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini ahead of the 12th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM)Steinmeier beim ASEM-Gipfel: Brauchen Kooperation mit asiatischen Staaten# TRADE FACILITATIONThe Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation – Panel discussion by the Center for International Private Enterprise# TISAEU Council: St 13078 2015 Init COUNCIL DECISION establishing the positio…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 5 November 2015

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# DSMSpeech by EU Commissioner Oettinger at the 2015 EUCAR Annual Conference and ReceptionEU Parliament - Committee on Culture and Education: Vote on the Digital Single MarketDigital economy priorities 2016: committee debate with CommissionerBEUC: EU-US orgs demand protection of fundamental digital rights# CYBER SECURITYENISA on EU citizens’ training on eSkills: evaluation of the European Cyber Security Month 2015 and head start for 2016EP Thinktank Study - The Law Enforcement Challenges of Cybercrime: Are We Really Playing Catch-Up?EP Thinktank Study - Cybersecurity in the European Union and Beyond: Exploring the Threats and Policy ResponsesBSI: Ankündigung der Cybercrime-Kampagne "Operation Blackfin" - Einladung für Medienvertreter# E-GOVERNMENTAmendments: Interoperability solutions for European public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA2) Interoperability as a means for modernising the public sector - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# DATA PROTECTION„D…

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