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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# TELECOM REGULATION2015 Annual Economic Report - ETNO and IDATE unveil the latest data on Europe's telecoms & tech markets# COPYRIGHTEBU defends adapting copyright to improve cross-border access# PLATFORM REGULATIONEBU examines future platform regulation in expert workshop# DSMUpdated: Towards a Digital Single Market Act: joint committee debate# ITUWorld Radiocommunication Conference allocates spectrum for future innovation - International Telecommunication UnionWorld Radiocommunication Conference -  Comments of the U.S. State Department # INTERNET GOVERNANCEJust-in-time course on Internet governance 2016 - Geneva Internet PlatformBriefing on the WSIS+10 Review Process - Geneva Internet PlatformGeneva Digital Watch Newsletter - Issue 6, November 2015 - Geneva Internet PlatformInternet Ungovernance Forum Brazil - Geneva Internet Platform# CYBER SECURITYGet Safe Online UK: Warning for shoppers to be vigilant on Black FridayCyberweapons: National Interests, Technologies, and Mar…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCILBackground briefing on the Competitiveness Council, 30 November – 1 December 2015Agenda highlightsCompetitiveness check-up: mainstreaming of competitiveness across all EU policiesSingle market strategy for goods and servicesBetter regulation: improving the functioning of the single marketNational competitiveness boards in the euro areaResearch integrityGender equalityERA governanceEuropean Fund for Strategic Investments to stimulate research and innovationSOLVITSME envoys networkFirearmsCar emission tests in real driving conditionsTerritorial supply constraints in BENELUXHigher education and researchInstruments in the field of research policy: RESAVER –Science4Refugees –SCAREU-ESA (European Space Agency) ministerial meeting# INNOVATION & INTEGRITYDraft Council conclusions on research integrity - AdoptionSt 14414 2015 Init Draft Council conclusions on advancing gender equality in the European Research Area - AdoptionSt 14414 2015 Cor 1 Draft Council conclus…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# WTOEU leads efforts to tackle agricultural export competition at 10th WTO Ministerial ConferenceDG Trade: Proposal to the Committee on Agriculture on export competition from Brazil, European Union, Argentina, New Zaeland, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and MoldovWTO members consider draft Nairobi Ministerial DeclarationU.S. Statement at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body# EU TRADE COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 27 November 2015Video: Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) - press conference Luxembourg and European CommissionConseil Affaires étrangères – Commerce - Le TTIP et la conférence ministérielle de l'OMC au menu des ministres - Présidence 2015Jean Asselborn a présidé le Conseil «Affaires étrangères» - Commerce de l’UE à Bruxelles, le 27 novembre 2015# SECURITYEP Hearings - The use of Private Security Companies in the context of European security and defence - 03-12-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and DefenceUN expert group debates the use of p…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# ENERGY UNION Update: DG Energy: EU Energy Council adopts conclusions on Energy Union governanceEU Council: St 14459 2015 Init Governance system of the Energy Union - Council conclusions as of 26 November 2015 Island is a state of mind - Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičBenefits of the Energy Union - Estonia - Assessment of country performance and opportunities from the Energy UnionElectricity’s future: low-carbon, cost-efficient and secure - A EURELECTRIC Policy brief# MARKET DESIGNENTSO-E: Policy Paper on Market Design for Demand Side Response​​# ENERGY REGULATIONTYNDP 2016: What, why, how - understanding the regional plans, the scenarios and the projectsTurkey could be full-fledged member of pan-European energy market with limited efforts, concludes Energy Community Secretariat’s report# ENERGY SECURITYInterested in security of supply this winter? Join the ENTSO-E / ENTSOG webinar on 16 DecemberUkrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Naftogaz is in the black for the first time in ten yearsUkrain…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# ESIFInformal ministerial meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban PolicyInformal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy, Luxembourg - press conferenceStatement following the Informal Ministerial Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy - Corina Creţu# DIGITAL AGENDAFirst edition of the Young Photonic CongressSPENCER robot will help passengers at Schiphol AirportInformation and Networking Day on Gaming, Gamification and on Technologies for Learning and SkillsLa Rioja Robotics Day 2015: VineRobot helping in the vineyard  # RTDResearch Headlines - A 'magic bullet' targeting the DNA of cancer cells (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020H2020 Thin Organic and Large Area Electronics (TOLAE) related calls presented at OE-A Working GroupQuEBS 2016: Workshop on Quantum Effects in Biological SystemsLiving Machines V: International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid SystemsThe European Supercomputing Research Programme presented at Supe…

EU CLIMATE II Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# COP21 - UNUN agencies weigh in on climate change impacts ahead of Paris conferenceBan takes call for action on climate change to Commonwealth summit in Malta# COP21 - EUClimate change as a 'wicked problem' - European Union Institute for Security StudiesClimate and power: ending the oil age? - European Union Institute for Security StudiesTransport & Environment on COP21: Shipping and aviation emissions are the elephants in the room# COP21 - GLOBALILO: Climate agreement «should be as ambitious as possible»OECD publications on Climate prior to COP21- Climate change disclosure in G20 countries- Disaster risk financing practices and challenges- Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change- COP21: Getting the most out of corporate climate change disclosure- COP21: Unlocking investment in clean energy- COP21: Governance of institutional investments and climate change- Special session on climate change and the insurance sector__
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EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# EMISSIONS AUCTIONSDG CLIMATE: 2016 auction calendars for general and aviation allowances publishedEEX publishes CO2 Auction Calendar for 2016 – Dates and volumes announced for the common (EU), German and Polish auctions# COP21 - UNPortfolio Decarbonization Coalition Overseeing Decarbonization of $230bn Assets under Management, Far above Target - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)Update on UNFCCC:  The Lima-Paris Action Agenda - Cooperative initiativesUNFCCC: Malaysia Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementUNFCCC: Jamaica Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementUNFCCC: Tuvalu Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement# COP21 - EUPresident Juncker at the United Nations climate change conference in ParisEU Council: EU at the Paris climate change conferenceEU Events at COP 21: European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future”EU JRC at COP21 - 01 Dec 2015Eurostat: COP21 21st s…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 26 November 2015

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# ANNUAL GROWTH SURVEYEU Commission: Annual Growth Survey 2016 - Strengthening the recovery and fostering convergenceVideo: Commission due to present 2016 European Semester package- EC press conference Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS and Commissioners Pierre MOSCOVICI and Marianne THYSSENPress remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the 2016 Annual Growth SurveyCommissioner Moscovici's opening remarks at the press conference launching the 2016 European SemesterSpeaking points by Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen at the press conference to launch the 2016 European SemesterEU Commission: The start of the 2016 European Semester: The November European Semester package explainedEU Commission: The EU's economic governance explained# GROWTH - REACTIONSEP on Annual Growth Survey and the Alert Mechanism Report: economic dialogue2016 Annual Growth Survey provides right focus for a renewed reform effort# INDUSTRYKongress der Europäischen Föde…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 26 November 2015

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# TELECOM REGULATIONHave your say on measures related to the end of roaming charges in the EUEU Commission: Public consultation on the review of national wholesale roaming markets, fair use policy and the sustainability mechanism referred to in the Roaming Regulation 531/2012 as amended by Regulation 2015/2120EU Commission: Infographic: Roaming when travelling in the EUBEREC is ready to assist with the implementation of the new TSM rulesCoP 6th plenary meeting - New date confirmed!German Court Decision: Google’s GMail is a Telecommunication Service – Telefónica Public Policy BlogCourt of Justice of the European Union: Verein für Konsumenteninformation v A1 Telekom Austria AG# SPECTRUMEBU Broadcasters applaud WRC-15 decision securing future of free-to-air broadcasting# INTERNET GOVERNANCEDemo of the beta version of the GIPO toolUN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on World Summit on Information Society (WSIS+10) Review# DSMTowards a Digital Single Market Act: joint committee debate (…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 26 November 2015

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# TRADE COUNCILCommissioner Malmström to discuss current trade topics with Member States’ ministersJean Asselborn présidera le Conseil «Affaires étrangères» - Commerce de l’UE à Bruxelles# EXPORTS CONTROLEU Commission DG Trade: EU Export Control policy review - Report on the public on line consultation# SECURITYSpeech of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini: The EU Internal-External Security Nexus: Terrorism as an example of the necessary link between different dimensions of actionNATO Secretary General calls for modernising the rule-book of European security# IPR ENFORCMENTSummary of the CSD meeting on IPR-GIs – DG Trade Civil Society Dialogue# ENLARGEMENTMigration, Enlargement and DSM on the agenda of the plenary meeting of the LIV COSAC, 29# NEIGHBOURHOODRemarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference of the Union for the Mediterranean Conference "Towards a common development agenda for the Mediterranean", BarcelonaAußenministerkonferenz der Union für den Mittelmeerra…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 26 November 2015

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# BANKING UNIONState aid: EU Commission approves amended restructuring plans for Alpha Bank and EurobankUnverbindliche Kurzzusammenfassung zu den Schlussanträgen des Generalanwalts in der Sache Sparkasse Allgäu  # GREECEUN on GREECE: UNITED NATIONS EXPERT TO ASSESS IMPACT OF FINANCIAL CRISIS AND STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT# IORP DIRECTIVEBetter Finance on upcoming ECON vote on IORP II: Key information for EU pension savers to be watered down# SOLVENCY IIScrutiny of delegated acts and implementing measures - Solvency II - 01.12.2015Commission adopts Solvency II equivalence decisions for Bermuda and Japan# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONSpeech by Olivier Guersent, Director General of DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, at the EIOPA ConferenceExchange of views with Jonathan Hill, Commissioner - 30.11.2015Exchange of views with Mark Carney, ESRB - 7.12.2015 – EP Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEURELECTRIC's letter on classification of Financial Transmission…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 26 November 2015

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# BUDGETThe European Commission's Vice-President Georgieva welcomes the adoption of EU Budget 2016 by European Parliament and the Council# ECAECA: Presentation of the 2014 annual reports to the EP2014 Commission budget implementation: committee debates with CommissionersStatement EU-Abgeordneter Pieper (EVP/CDU zum EuRH-Jahresbericht 2014Statement des EU-Abgeordneten Zeller (EVP/CDU) zu EuRH-Jahresbericht 2014PM Theurer: Jahresbericht des Europäischen Rechnungshofs zeigt Notwendigkeit eines ergebnisorientierten Haushaltens# ESIFEU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards simplification and performance orientation in cohesion policy for 2014-2020 - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0419 - Thursday, 26 November 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionUpdated: Financial Instruments in Cohesion Policy: workshop# RESEARCH PARTICIPANT PORTALHorizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument 2016-2017# DIGITAL AGENDABrokerage event in the field of "Smart System Integration"# RTDResearch Headlines - Reducing wriggle…

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