Showing posts from November 23, 2015

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 21 November 2015

# EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGYSpeech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Stakeholders Forum on Energy Union# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIOSmart Specialisation - EU Commissioner Crețu in the Netherlands# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVEEU Transport Scoreboard shows Transport is improving in the Member StatesEU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of EU financial support to urban mobility and alternative fuels - MOVE - Evaluation (outside REFIT) - Impact assessement planned : No # EU COMMISSION - DG GROWDG Grow: Smart use of ICT for SMEs'e-BIZ' for the fashion industry: 'auto-gration' for the automotive industryDiSCwise for the transport and logistics industry'TOURISMlink' for the tourism industryeFoodChain project for the agro-food supply chain'Connect & Construct' for the construction industry# EU PARLIAMENTEU Parliament: Report - Sustainable Urban Mobility - A8-0319/2015 - Committee on Transport and Tourism# URBACTURBACT II Capitalisation available i…

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 21 November 2015

Added on Sunday 22 November 2015

Security arrangements at the EU Council on 23 November 2015
On Sunday 22 November the Belgian authorities announced that the decision taken the previous day to increase the security threat level for the Brussels region from 3 to 4 will remain in effect. The situation will be assessed again during the course of tomorrow afternoon (23 November).
As a consequence, the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) has decided to raise its alert state to ORANGE (from yellow). This is a precautionary measure, consistent with the increased Belgian threat level.
This higher alert state means that a number of security measures will be introduced in addition to those already put in place as from 16 November in the light of the increased threat following the Paris terrorist attacks.
As a result of the increase in alert state, the Presidency of the Council, in consultation with the GSC, has decided to cancel the majority of non-essential meetings scheduled to take place tom…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 20 November 2015

# GLOBAL DEBT MANAGEMENTExperts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy at UNCTAD's 10th International Debt Management Conference# EUROGROUPPreparation of the Eurogroup meeting# MONETARY POLICYSpeech Mario Draghi: Monetary Policy: Past, Present and Future# ECBLatest ECB guidelinesECB/2015/34 Guideline of the ECB of 18 November 2015 amending Guideline (EU) 2015/510 on the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework (General Documentation Guideline)  ECB/2015/35 Guideline of the ECB of 18 November 2015 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework  ECB/2015/36 Decision of the ECB of 18 November 2015 laying down the principles for providing feedback on the performance of national competent authorities’ sub-coordinators in the joint supervisory teams of the Single Supervisory MechanismECB: Other decisions Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECBECB: Publication of two Gui…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 20 November 2015

# TTIPJoint U.S.-EU Press Statement on the Transatlantic Economic Council and Cooperation on Innovation for GrowthTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors - International Trade Commission# CHINAEU-China relations: committee vote. Situation in Venezuela: mission debriefing# EASTERN PARTNERSHIPSpeech of Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 2015, Kyiv# RUSSIAEU Commission: Answer - Minimising the burden on EU farmers of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural produce - E-012298/2015Russian measures against European Union agricultural products: one year on - European Parliamentary Research ServiceGabi Zimmer, Linksfraktion GUE/NGL im EP: Europaparlament und Duma müssen Dialog wieder aufnehmen# UKRAINEDraft report - Agreement on Cooperation between Eurojust and Ukraine- Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - MEP Sylvia-Yvonne KaufmannMinistry of Finance of …

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 20 November 2015

# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: €180 million for SMEs in Slovenia# INNOVATIONAnnual Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw MaterialCm 4724 2015 Init European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) - Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation (SFIC) # INDUSTRYEU Parliament: Oral question - Real-time support for European industry, including steel - O-2015-000148# SME2015 SME Assembly – An ambitious policy for SMEs is 'a priority for the Luxembourg EU Presidency'WKÖ-Vizepräsidentin Rabmer-Koller: Europäische KMU-Politik benötigt kohärenten Aktionsplan # EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION on the appointment of representatives from interested parties to the Management Board of the European Chemicals AgencyCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION approving certain elements of the operational programme “FSE Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja 2014-2020” for support from the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 20 November 2015

# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTPerspectives on Europe -  Speech by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager# JHA COUNCILMain results of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, 20/11/2015# EU SECURITY AGENDAConclusions of the Council of the EU and of the Member States meeting within the Council on Counter-TerrorismPrésidence de l’UE : Étienne Schneider et Félix Braz au Conseil «Justice et affaires intérieures» extraordinaire du 20 novembre 2015  Verhofstadt welcomes Avramopoulos call for a European Intelligence Agency# UNDECLARED WORKPlatform to tackle undeclared work: Council confirms deal with EP# TRANSPARENCYTransparency International calls on the European Parliament to open the books on member expenses # TAXATIONConfederation  of Indian Industry: BEPS is going to change the way business is done: Ministry of Finance of IndiaEU PARLIAMENT: Amendments 017-017 - Report of the special committee on tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect - A8-0317/2015(017-017)/rev1# …