Showing posts from November 11, 2015

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# CLIMATE FINANCEEU Council conclusions on climate financeRemarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference Commission welcomes strong EU commitment to boost climate assistance for developing countriesCAN Europe: EU weakens its alliance with vulnerable countriesEIB confirms commitment for crucial climate, communication, energy and microfinance investment across the Caribbean# COP21Conférence de Paris pour le climat-Conférence de presse - Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement internationalSaudi Arabia Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementSudan Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementUNFCCC: Zero Deforestation Commitments from Commodity Producers and TradersMillions of children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens, UNICEF ‘wake-up call’ report warnsUNFCCC: Call for input on issues included in the annotated agenda and related annexes of EB87Germanwatch: Volkswirtschaftlicher Nutzen des Klimaschutzes schon …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# ENERGY UNIONSpeech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Energy Infrastructure ForumVice-President Šefčovič in Denmark for Energy Union TourDG Energy: Benefits of the Energy Union - DenmarkEuropean Commissioner Sefcovic visits the Maltese ParliamentMEPs want integrated energy market with clear targets & secure suppliesEuroparlTV Video - Wheels set in motion for united energy in Europe - The pieces are coming together for the flagship Energy Union project to unblock movement of energy around Europe and unite disparate marketsEP Dossier Website: Energy union - United by energy and climate concernsS&Ds call for a strong Energy Union that can provide affordable energy for allThe Greens: Energy Union - EU electricity interconnectivity target backed, as MEPs urge Commission to deliver on energy union promiseWhy GUE/NGL MEPs voted against report on European Energy UnionEU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (GUE-NGL/DIE LINKE) zur Abstimmung im Industrieausschuss über die…

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# ECOFIN COUNCILEU Council: Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 10 November 2015Climate changeCapital markets unionRepeal of the savings taxation directiveST 13922 2015 INIT Commission action plan on building a Capital Markets Union - Council conclusions (10 November 2015) Présidence de l'UE 2015 : Conseil ECOFIN – Les ministres s’accordent sur le financement-relais du Fonds de résolution unique dans le contexte de l’Union bancaireRemarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCouncil Conclusions on the Commission Action Plan on building a Capital Markets UnionEP Thinktank: Briefing - Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union: EU securitisation framework: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact AssessmentGDV: Rahmenbedingungen für Stabilität, Nachhaltigkeit und Zukunftsfähigkeit der Finanzmärkte# EMUESM Managing Director on Greece: "There is no need for a nominal haircut"ESM issues 21-year €1.5 billion bon…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# UK V EUEU reform: PM Cameron’s letter to President of the European Council Donald TuskUK PRIME MINISTER’S SPEECH ON EUROPE AT CHATHAM HOUSEUK Minister of State for Europe in the Commons: Statement on Europe: Renegotiation: 10 November 2015UK Referendum: EPP wants UK to remain in EU with a deal acceptable to all sides"Britain and Europe are far stronger with the UK in the EU", says S&D President Gianni PittellaEU-Abgeordneter Jo LEINEN (S&D/SPD): Cameron changiert zwischen trivialen und unakzeptablen ForderungenALDE: Cameron's demands opportunity for in-depth EU reform sealed by Treaty Change  - Cameron should accept invite to European Parliament to explain demandsCameron sets out a reform list that works for all of Europe – ECREU-Abgeordnete Beatrix von Storch AfD zu David Camerons ReformvorschlägenEFDD: Nigel Farage responds to the Prime Minister's speech on the EUEFDD: Cameron's claim that the UK is insecure outside the EU is phoney and dishonest# TAX…

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONErklärung des Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zum Tod von Helmut SchmidtMartin Schulz zum Tod Helmut SchmidtsEXPERT GROUPSComposition of the Commission's expert groups# INNOVATION"Rencontre - Tout se transforme" - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationCommission launches new mechanism to strengthen scientific advice for policy makingEU Commission: Answer - Precise interpretation of paragraph 20 of the Commission Communication entitled 'Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (2014/C 198/01) - E-012086/2015# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Feasibility study concerning the actual implementation of a joint cross-border procurement procedure by public buyers from different Member States# SMEEP vote on Micro-loans: helping people out of unemployment and povertyCOSME workshop and Access to Finance Day in SkopjeDG Grow: Serbia joins COSMEEBRD calls for rebalancing of the financing model for econ…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# INTERNET GOVERNANCE‘Turn digital divides into digital opportunities,’ Ban tells annual UN forum on Internet governanceSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the 10th Internet Governance Forum, João Pessoa, BrazilLSE Media Policy Project Blog: As ICANN 54 Ends, More Certainty over the Future of the InternetWarming up for IGF’s 10th annual meeting – Telefónica Public Policy Blog# DSMTowards a Digital Single Market Act: committee vote on opinionS&D Conference: Digital Data in the EU - Happily Ever After or Content UnavailableAssociation of European Radios (AER) publishes policy statements on DSMDigital Single Market – Radio’s Access to Infrastructure – The Future of Radio is Multi-Platform – 2015Digital Single Market – Audiovisual Media Services Directive – 2015Digital Single Market – Radio and Copyright – 2015Digital Single Market – Radio Advertising – 2015# SAFE HARBORThe Trans-Atlantic Business Council Submits Letter on Safe Harbor to EU & U.S. OfficialsVideo: EDPS …

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# ENLARGEMENT The European Commission adopts the 2015 Enlargement PackageEU Vodcast: EC press conference EU Commissioner Johannes HAHN2015 Enlargement PackageWestern Balkans and Turkey: enlargement process key to strengthened economic and political stability in the regionPress release - Western Balkans and Turkey: enlargement process key to strengthened economic and political stability in the regionFactsheet - What's new in the 2015 enlargement package?Factsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on TurkeyFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on the former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on SerbiaFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on MontenegroFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on AlbaniaFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on Bosnia and HerzegovinaFactsheet - Key findings of the 2015 report on KosovoPresentation of the 2015 Enlargement Package by Commissioner Hahn to the European ParliamentVideo - Presentatio…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 10 November 2015

# ECA & BUDGET 2014“Wholly new approach” needed for EU investment and spending, say EU Auditors (ECA)EU-Commission: ECA signs off the EU accounts for 8th year in a rowEU Commission: Question and Answers on the annual report of the European Court of AuditorsSpeech by Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva at the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament following the presentation of the European Court of Auditors' annual reportEU Parliament: EU must align spending with political priorities, says budget control committeeEPP: EU spending 2014: targets to be applied in deeds not only in wordsEU-Abgeordnete Inge Gräβle (EVP/CDU): Jahresbericht 2014 des Europäischen Rechnungshofs erstmals mit Leistungsbeurteilung: ein Viertel der EU-Projekte in den EU-Strukturfonds erreichte keines der PolitikzieleEU-Abgeordneter Joachim Zeller (EVP/CDU): Haushaltsentlastung 2014 - zunächst nicht viel Neues unter den europäischen Sternen EU-Abgeordneter Jens GEIER (S&D/SPD): EU-Mittel …