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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNDG Energy publishes first results of consultation on a new Energy Market DesignThe European Energy Market 2.0 - European Economic and Social CommitteeCommunity energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe# ENERGY UNIONReflections on the European power sector: Policies for an effective transitionPublications - Presentations : 2015 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# RENEWABLESEU DG Energy stories: Bringing more wind-powered electricity onlineEWEA Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind industryEU Research: Realistic renewable energy exceeds 2070 electricity needs in most countriesBetter supervision needed for EU-funded energy projects in East Africa, say EU Auditors# ENERGY REGULATIONEURELECTRIC contribution to ACER’s scoping exercise on Harmonisation of electricity generation transmission tariffsECRB re-elects Branislav Prelevic as President - Energy CommunityThe 26th Energy Charter Conference begins in …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# JHA COUNCILCommissioners Avramopoulos and Jourova represent the Commission at the Justice and Home Affairs CouncilMain results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (first day)Félix Braz préside la réunion formelle des ministres de la Justice du Conseil JAI à Bruxelles: Avancées considérables sous présidence luxembourgeoiseÉtienne Schneider présidera le Conseil JAI consacré à la sécurité intérieure# STATE AIDState aid: Commission opens formal investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of McDonald'sLuxembourg: The European Commission announces opening of State Aid investigationEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zu EU-Untersuchungen wegen Steuerabsprachen bei Mc Donald´s# TAXATION”International and European Tax: towards a paradigm shift? Status on ongoing work and EU/OECD coordination”Corporate tax revenues falling, putting higher burdens on individuals, according to OECDProposal for an EU Council Directive on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)St 14544 …

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEIB completes governance set up of European Fund for Strategic Investments# DEMOGRAPHYDemographics and the economy: how a declining working-age population may change Europe's growth prospects# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission: Digitising European Industry - Synthesis of Stakeholder Inputs# INNOVATIONSave the Date: 2nd International Conference on Science Advice to Government - 29-30 September 2016, Brussels# SINGLE MARKETSingle Market Governance, Annual Growth Survey 2016: committee debates# SMESFirst public ABS transaction for SMEs with EIB Group participation in Poland# EMPLOYMENTCedefop: Maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Implementation Plan Accompanying the documents Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council reviewing the targets in Directives 2008/98/EC on waste, 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, and 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste, amending Directives…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# ECOFIN COUNCILAgenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 8 December 2015Enhanced cooperation on the financial transaction tax: state of playBase erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)Capital markets union: securitisationBanking unionFlexibility in applying the rules of the Stability and Growth PactThe fight against the financing of terrorismEuropean Semester# FINANCIAL SERVICESEU Commission call for evidence: EU regulatory framework for financial services# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONSpeech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the Euromoney Capital Markets Union Forum# EUROPEAN SEMESTERVice-President Dombrovskis in Poland# EMUCER: What a devolved eurozone should look like# BANKING UNIONDIW: Eine EU-Einlagensicherung ist zurzeit nicht sinnvoll: Kommentar von Dorothea Schäfer# ECBEuropean Central Bank lowers interest ratesPress conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conferenceSpeech Yves Mersch: Auf neuen Wegen zum alten ZielEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) …

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# EU TELECOM COUNCILAgenda of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 10-11 December 2015# CYBERSECURITYEU Commission: EU Internet Forum: Bringing together governments, Europol and technology companies to counter terrorist content and hate speech onlineENISA proposes reporting scheme on security incidents for European TSPsNetwork Segmentation and Its Unintended Complexity - Cloud Security Alliance Blog# DSMDSM on the Draft agenda - Monday, 14 December 2015 - PE 573.003v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# DATA PROTECTION3 December 2015 - Ethics Advisory Group - EDPS# IOTAIOTI: developing essential standards to reap the benefits of Internet of Things - Digital Agenda Blog# ICT STANDARDSCommunique: ITU statistics symposium underlines enormous untapped potential of ICTs to improve socio-economic development# COPYRIGHTVice-President Ansip to discuss the upcoming reform of EU copyright rules in the Unite…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# ESIFRegional Policy: with all 2014-2020 programmes now adopted, the focus is on implementationMore than 3,2 billion euros invested in Estonia during the 2007-2013 programming period# ERASMUS+Hearing on the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme# EUREKASuper search (via EUREKA)# EITEIT at the 7th European Innovation Summit# EIBFirst public ABS transaction for SMEs with EIB Group participation in PolandEIB: Celebrating 20 years of EIB evaluationEIB: British homes to get smart meters under EUR 315 billion Investment Plan for EuropeFinland: EIB backs modernisation of Oulu University HospitalECOTITANIUMREGMIFA IICREDIT AGRICOLE CREDIT BAIL POUR PME# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision C(2007) 5729 adopting the multi-annual operational programme "Regional Competitiveness" for Community assistance from the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance for the Regional Development component in Turkey CCI 2007TR16IPO003COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DE…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# TTIPEU Trade Commissioner Malmström in Germany for open public conversation on TTIPTrade Debates - Liberal Voices NeededEU-Vertretung in Berlin: Malmström will raschen Zugang zu TTIP-Dokumenten für BundestagsabgeordneteBDI zum Besuch von EU-Handelskommissarin Cecilia MalmströmEFDD: William Dartmouth calls on TTIP documents to be released fully to public, not just MEPs# EGAEU COP21 event: Environmental Goods Agreement – Contribution of Trade to Climate Action# DUAL USEST 14920 2015 INIT Outcome of Proceedings of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods of 25 November 2015# TISAEU Parliament: Opinion - Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - PE 569.782v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – version 2EU Parliament Opinion - Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - PE 569.782v03-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – version 3DIE LINK…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 3 December 2015

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# COP21 - UNBan delivers favourable report card on early-stage talks at Paris climate summitIEA Activity Day at COP21 caps Agency’s busy schedule at climate talksIEA Press conference with Executive Director Fatih Birol: The Role of Energy in the COP21 Paris Agreement and AfterwardsCOP21: UN joins France and private sector partners for action on electro-mobilityUN: Transport industry present 10 initiative to reduce carbon emissions at UN conferenceTransport Industry Drive for Improved Energy Efficiency and Electro-Mobility to Stem High Growth of EmissionsCOP21: “STATES’ HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS ENCOMPASS CLIMATE CHANGE” – UN EXPERTWWF Statement on Latest COP21 Negotiating Text# COP21 - EUEU COP21 event: Environmental Goods Agreement – Contribution of Trade to Climate ActionDG Climate: Emissions from aviation and maritime transport – the case for actionFrançois Bausch a assisté à plusieurs évènements relatifs à la décarbonisation du transport à la COP 21Community energy: accelerating su…

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…

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