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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# E-GOVERNMENTPrésidence de l’UE : Conférence européenne sur l’administration électroniqueData in Smart Cities – Analysis of the current situation# GLOBAL E-COMMERCEDraft decision agreed on electronic commerce - World Trade Organization# DSMSpeech by Vice-President Ansip at the 3rd Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference (AmCham EU)EDRI: European Internet Forum - untransparent and dangerous# DATA PROTECTIONEDPS encourages a new debate on Big DataEuropean Data Coalition: No Need to Capitulate on a Prosperous European Digital Economy to Safeguard the Fundamental Right to  PrivacyHT TO PRIVACYEU Parliament and EU Council close to a deal on EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive ALDE: "Only a European PNR system would close security gaps" # TELECOMS REGULATIONUK Ofcom: Review of how we use our persistent misuse powers: Focus on silent and abandoned calls# CYBERSECURITY"Towards a European strategy for cyberspace" - Presentation at the the European Security and…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament Report - Towards a European Energy Union - A8-0341/2015 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Marek Józef GróbarczykEU Parliament: Report - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020 - A8-0330/2015 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Peter Eriksson Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to ItalyEU Commission Assessment of country performance and opportunities from the Energy UnionConference with EC Vice-President Maros Sefcovic on the Energy Union - Rome, 4 December 2015EP Thinktank updated: At a Glance - Energy Storage: Which Market Designs and Regulatory Incentives Are Needed?CEEP Priorities on the Implementation of the Energy Union presented to Vice-President Šefčovič# ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes conclusions and next steps in electricity transmission tariff scopingACER publishes the 12th edition of the REMIT Q&As ENTSOG Event : Change of…

EU LEGALTRENDS Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# TAXATIONEU Parliament: Follow up Special Committee on Tax RulingsMotion for a resolution on setting up a special committee on tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect, its powers, numerical strength and term of office - B8-2015-1335 – EP Conference of Presidents EP Decision on Special Committee on Tax Rulings II, "The Sequel", approvedS&D: Special Committee against tax avoidance by multinationals continues investigations with a strengthened mandateEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Mandatsverlängerung Sonderausschuss TAXEALDE welcomes the setting up a new special committee on taxationTAXE is dead, long live TAXE! - GREENS-EFATAXE-Sonderausschuss II: Starkes Mandat für uneingeschränkte Aufklärung - Die GrünenDIE LINKE zu TAXE II: Aufklärung des Steuerkartells geht weiter# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: Commission publishes sixth report on patent settlements in the pharma sector# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves Solvay's acquisition of Cytec, subje…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# COP21 - UNUNFCCC: Adaptation Committee Launches New Publications COP21: on 'Resilience Day,' UN and partners launch initiatives to protect millions of peopleUNDP Launches a NAMAs Sustainable Development Evaluation ToolUN Secretary-General to launch report on mobilizing investment in climate-smart city infrastructureUNFCCC: Adaptation of West African Coastal Area - Better Protection from Erosion and Flooding# COP21 - EUEU Delegation to the US: Transatlantic Leadership Underpins Positive Potential of Paris Climate TalksEU Delegation to the US: Leading the Charge against Climate ChangeEIB: “Circumstances have never been better .... If not now - when ?” – Video Interview with EIB President Werner Hoyer at COP 21EEA: Climate change adaptation in Europe: tracking progress and sharing know-howClimate resilient development: new open source index and indicators - Joint Research CentreCEEP Calls for Ambitious, Binding and Regularly-Reviewed COP21 AgreementIMF in Europe – Views on Clim…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMYClosing the loop: Commission adopts ambitious new Circular Economy Package to boost competitiveness, create jobs and generate sustainable growthMEMO: Circular Economy Package: Questions & AnswersGeneral Factsheet: Closing the Loop: An Ambitious EU Circular Economy PackageFactsheet: Closing the Loop: Helping consumers choose sustainable products and servicesFactsheet: Closing the Loop: The Production Phase of the Circular EconomyFactsheet: Closing the Loop: Clear Targets and Tools for Better Waste ManagementFactsheet: Closing the Loop: From Waste to ResourcesCommunication: Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular EconomyAnnex to Communication on Circular EconomyProposed Directive on WasteProposed Directive on Packaging WasteProposed Directive on LandfillProposed Directive on electrical and electronic wastePublic consultation resultsEU Commission: Circular Economy Package: Questions & AnswersFirst Vice-President Timmermans' and Vice-President K…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# EUROGROUPAgenda of the Eurogroup meeting on 7 December 2015Banking union: single supervisory mechanismGreece: state of playIreland: post-programme surveillanceThematic discussions on growth and jobs: pensions# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital markets union: EU Council agrees its negotiating stance on securitisationCouncil reaches agreement on Securitisation package, first building block of the Capital Markets UnionEurovoc : Prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms# LIECHTENSTEINEU Parliament: Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Liechtenstein# SWEDENIMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with SwedenIMF on Sweden: Selected Economic Indicators, 2012–18# EMUEU economic governance - EU Parliament to ensure oversight of financial adjustment programmes - The Greens / EFA# ECBECB Report on the results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the euro area – April to September 2015Latest ECB Publications of Letters and SurveysPu…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# TTIPAll MEPs to have access to all confidential TTIP documentsS&Ds welcome increased TTIP access to negotiating documents for members of the EU ParliamentLabour MEPs: Greater TTIP transparency is a welcome step, but more remains to be doneMdEP Graswander-Hainz (SPÖ) zu TTIP: Mehr Transparenz muss zu besseren Inhalten führenEU Parliament and EU Council close to a deal on EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directiveU.S. call for projects: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Statements of Interest: Projects to Address Transitional Justice Processes including Bolstering Accountability for Gross Human Rights Violations# VIETNAMEU Commission – DG Trade: The EU and Vietnam finalise landmark trade dealPress Statement by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the Prime Minister of Viet Nam Nguyen Tan DungDone deal with Vietnam - Blog by Cecilia MalmströmMEP: Conclusion negotiations EU-Vietnam tra…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 2 December 2015

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# ESIFReminder: EU Consultation on overcoming obstacles in border regionsCaraïbes: l'UE investit près de €65 millions pour intensifier la coopération transnationale# BUDGETPost-electoral revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework: orientation debatePublications - Procedure documents : Conciliation Joint text - Committee on Budgets  EU Parliament: 2014 Commission Discharge - Exchange of views with Commissioner Moedas - Committee on Budgetary Control# DIGITAL AGENDAData in Smart Cities – Analysis of the current situationMain results of iStoppFalls project published# RTDLaunch of Quisper - Quality information services for personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice - 8 December 2015, Leuven, Belgium (via Research & Innovation)Success Stories - Images set in stone for better cities (via Research & Innovation)Research Headlines - Energy mix models make a case for more ambitious renewable targets (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020RoboCity2030 workshop on EU proje…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 1 December 2015

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# COP21 - UNUN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on Climate Change proposes 4 actionsUNFCCC Summary: Leaders Day at COP21 UN Climate Change Conference - Major New Climate Action Initiatives - Over 150 Leaders Back Drive for New Agreement in ParisUNFCCC: Partnerships, Progress to Protect & Restore ForestUNFCCC: RE100 - Companies Leading with 100 Per Cent Renewable EnergyGlobal Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce EmissionsCOP21: New UN agency tool shows how climate action shapes risk of hunger ‘for better or worse’Low Carbon Transport Transition Can Shave 13 Billion Tonnes off India's CO2 Emissions by 2050UNFCCC: New Zealand Accepts KP Amendment# COP21 - EUEuropean Commission at the United Nations climate change conference in ParisEU Commission - DG Climate: Forests, climate and people: EU support to combat tropical deforestationInvestissons dans le climat – EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on his private websiteELTIS: …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 1 December 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONA balanced, ambitious and consumer-oriented energy union, asked MEPs - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEURELECTRIC Conference: Access to Electricity for All: The role of the European power sector in the advancement of sustainable and climate resilient developmentLatest news - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# ENERGY REGULATIONDG Energy Roadmap: Evaluation of aspects of the regulatory framework of the EU electricity markets - Roadmaps / Inception impact assessments - ENER - Evaluation (outside REFIT) - Impact assessement planned : No ENTSO-E’s Winter Outlook 2015/16: sufficient generation across Europe; special attention needed for Poland# RENEWABLESEU Commission – DG Energy: Europe's renewable energy success on show at COP21EWEA on energy markets’ transformation at COP21Supporting Quality Control for Renewable Energy Technologies – IRENA# ENERGY STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission authorises UK support to convert Lynemouth power station to biomassRW…

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