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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# GENERAL AFFAIRS COUNCILMain results of the General Affairs Council, 17-18/11/2015Jean Asselborn a présidé le Conseil « Affaires Générales » à Bruxelles, le 17 novembre 2015# TAX TRANSPARENCYTough debate with multinational companies on corporate tax practicesMEP Alfred Sant (Malta) against convergence of tax rates among all EU States# INSOLVENCYICAEW and R3: INSOLVENCY IN EUROPE: TACKLING THE KEY OBSTACLES TO CROSS-BORDER MARKETS# MERGERSUNCTAD : Value of cross-border mergers and acquisitions rose to $441 billion in first half of year# EU SECURITY AGENDAEU Commission: European Agenda on Security - State of Play# ORGANISED CRIMEEESC: Civil society fights organised crime on a daily basis# REFUGEE FRAMEWORKState of Play: Measures to Address the Refugee Crisis# GENDER EQUALITYEP Thinktank: At a Glance - Gender indexes – an overview# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYEPC Breakfast Policy Briefing: The priorities of the Dutch Presidency of the Council# EU REFORMSEP: The institutional evolution of the EU:…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# EEA COUNCILEU Council: Conclusions of the 44th meeting of the EEA Council# TTIPEU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on TTIP and social partnersTTIP: How it benefits social partners – Speech by Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade at the Conference: TTIP: - What's in it for the Social Partners?Xavier Bettel et Jean Asselborn à la conférence «TTIP – What’s in it for the Social Partners?» à BruxellesConférence de haut niveau TTIP – Xavier Bettel plaide pour un accord global et qualitatifTTIP - What's in it for the Social Partners? – Rede des EU-Parlamentspräsidenten Martin SchulzEURLEX: OJ:JOC_2015_383_R_0006: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the TTIP and its impact on SMEs (own-initiative opinion)Remarks at the Berlin Security Conference – by Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs# SECURITYForeign Affairs Council – Defence issues 17 November 2015Remarques introductives de la Haute Représentante et Vice-Prés…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# THE JUNCKER PLANOpen vld & FDP Invitiation: Conference "Investment, Growth and Jobs: Is the Investment Plan for Europe on the right track?"# INDUSTRIESEU-funded defence research: 2nd meeting of high-level group advising Commissioner BieńkowskaCommunication COM(2013)542 "Towards a more competitive and efficient Defence and Security sector"European Council Conclusions December 2013European Council Conclusions June 2015See the list of members (167 KB) of the high-level group.# SMEOuverture officielle de l’Assemblée PME 2015 «forward, together», dans le cadre de la Présidence luxembourgeoiseEuropean SME Week 2015 - 9 out of 10 enterprises in the EU employed fewer than 10 persons - More than 1.6 million new sole-entrepreneurs in 2012Business Planet: Why Lisbon is luring entrepreneurs# EMPLOYMENTThe Commission and business leaders partner up to boost youth employment and inclusion in EuropeDeal on new rules to attract non-EU students, researchers and interns to the…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# STABILITY & GROWTH PACTCommission adopts opinions on the 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans of euro areaCommission adopts Opinions on the 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans of euro area Member StatesOpinions on the 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans and Decisions taken under the Stability and Growth PactPress remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Commission's Opinions on draft budgetary plansCommission presents its Opinions on the Draft Budgetary Plans for 2016 - Commissioner Moscovici's remarks# EUROGROUPEurogroup - Briefing papers for the EP Economic Dialogues with the EurogroupEconomic Dialogue with the President of the Eurogroup on 10 November 2015K-J.Gern, N.Jannsen, S.Kooths - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterA.Bénassy-Quéré - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterF.Zuleeg - Economic policy coordination in the euro area under the European SemesterD.Gros, C.Alcidi - Economic policy coordination in the euro ar…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# CYBER SECURITYEU Commission: European Agenda on Security - State of PlayDeutsche Telekom 2015 Security Report: Are cyber attacks the greatest risk to Industry 4.0?# EUROPEAN DATA FORUMEU Commissioner Oettinger - Speech at the European Data ForumEuropean Data Forum 2015 – Marc Hansen believes that 'Europe has a unique opportunity to invest in the development and deployment of HPC technology and Big Data to ensure the competitiveness of its research and industries'European Data Forum 2015 – For Xavier Bettel, the digital single market is 'an area where we can demonstrate that Europe is able to deliver'# DATA PROTECTIONUpdated - EP Workshop: Data save lives# TSMSpeech at the ECTA Regulatory Conference – EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger# DSMEP Thinktank Briefing - Digital development in Sub-Saharan AfricaETNO Presentation of the Annual Economic Report 2015Digitale Zukunft gestalten – Bundesregierung# COPYRIGHTEPP Group's position on copyright# NET NEUTRALITYPosiedze…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# G20 ENERGY COOPERATIONG20 voluntary cooperation in energy policy - European Parliamentary Research Service# ENERGY UNION Announcement: EC press conference on the State of the Energy Union - Vice-President Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ – Wednesday 18 November – 11h00 Recent EU Council Documents on the Governance system of the Energy UnionEURLEX: OJ:JOC_2015_383_R_0012: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank on A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy’ (COM(2015) 80 final) and the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on Achieving the 10 % electricity interconnection target — Making Europe’s electricity grid fit for 2020’ (COM(2015) 82 final)StollmeyerAlice’s Blog - Leaked draft ‘State of the EU EnergyUnion…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# COP21 - EUCommissioner Arias Cañete attends the 2015 International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial meeting in ParisEP Thinktank Study - Emission Reduction Targets for International Aviation and ShippingBMWi: IEA-Ministertreffen vor Klimakonferenz in Paris: Globale Energiewende zentral zur Eindämmung des KlimawandelsWWF Teleconference: Thursday, November 19:  Closing the Gap – How Paris COP21 can put us on a path toward meaningful climate actionClimate Change Forum, 20 November 2015ifo Institut - 5. Energiepolitischer Workshop: „Im Lichte der COP –Wirksamkeit internationaler und nationaler Klimapolitik“# COP21 - UNUNFCCC: Climate Action Now – Summary for Policy Makers 2015UN calls on countries to protect health from impacts of climate changeUNFCCC: El Salvador Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementSomalia Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementNauru Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementREN21 at COP21CII India:‘Respo…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 17 November 2015

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# ESIFUnion for the Mediterranean: Ministers come together to strengthen regional cooperation in maritime economy# ERASMUS+EU Parliament: Draft report - Erasmus+ and other tools to foster mobility in VET – a lifelong learning approach - PE 569.848v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education# CEFConnecting Europe Facility: 17 million available to improve European digital servicesEU Parliament: Other events - Presentation of CEF work programme -  Committee on Transport and Tourism# RTDInternational Cooperation - Commission signs Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation declaration with Brazil and announces a coordinated call on biofuelsResearch Headlines - eHealth application to improve care for cancer patientsSuccess Stories - Researchers sound alarm on acidification of seas# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 Coordinators' Day on 26 November 2015 in Brussels - How to Prepare Amendments and Reports# RESEARCH CALLSResearch Participant Portal: Green Vehicles 2014-2015Research Participant Portal: MOB…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 16 November 2015

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 November 2015EEAS: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels 16 November 2015"C’est la France qui a été attaquée mais c’est toute l’Europe qui a été touchée - Déclarations de M. Harlem Désir à son arrivée au Conseil de l’UE# G20EU Commission: G2O summit concludes in Antalya, TurkeyEuropean Council at G20 summit, Antalya 15 and 16 November 2015President Juncker at the G20 Summit in Antalya: state of playTranscript of EU Commission Press Conference - G20 Summit in AntalyaTerrorism in sharp focus as President Erdogan releases the G20's final statementWTO DG Azevêdo urges G20 leaders to strengthen global trading systemIMF: Lagarde Urges Full Implementation of G20 AgendaU.S. FACT SHEET: The 2015 G-20 Summit in Antalya, TurkeyDIE LINKE zu G 20: Terrorfinanzierung austrocknen# TTIPEU Commission: Transatlantic Economic Council: Cooper…

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