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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# ENERGY SECURITYRegional Security Coordination Initiatives - ENTSO-E members take regional cooperation a step higherAnswer - Energy and Turkey - E-008881/2015 Council responseEuropean Union Institute for Security Studies: The climate-energy nexus# ENERGY UNIONVice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Bulc represent the Commission at the Transport Council# ENERGY ANTIRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission accepts commitments by Bulgarian Energy Holding to open up Bulgarian wholesale electricity market# ENERGY REGULATIONReasoned opinion: EU Commission requests PORTUGAL to comply with Energy Performance of Buildings Directive# ENERGY GRIDSEDSO: Expanded membership for 2016# RENEWABLESEWEA tells GasNaturally event 100% renewables is wind industry’s long-term goalClean Energy Corridor Work Expanding to Cover West Africa - IRENA# OILIMF Working Paper No. 15/259: The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy# HYDROGEN ENERGYDG Energy stories: how hydrogen could balance renewable electricity su…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# FINANCIAL SERVICESEU Commission Consultation: Giving Europeans more choice in financial services: the European Commission consultsEU Commission: Retail Finance Green Paper - Q&ASpeech by EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the launch of the Commission's Green Paper on Consumer FinanceMdEP Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Grünbuch Finanzdienstleistungen für PrivatkundenDie Grünen zum EU-Grünbuch Anlageprodukte: Grün ist nur der Titel# FINANCIAL CONGLOMERATESFinancial Services: Commission requests 10 Member States to implement EU rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes# DEPOSIT GUARANTEESFinancial Services: Commission requests HUNGARY, LUXEMBOURG and POLAND to implement EU rules in the area of financial conglomerates# SOLVENCY IIFinancial Services: Commission requests CYPRUS to implement EU rules in the area of insurance# EMUBriefing - Euro Area Recommendations Under the European Semester: An Overview - EP THINKTANKBriefing - Macro-Prudential Supervision in the EU - EP THINKTANKIn-Depth Analy…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# CETACommissioner Malmström makes the case for EU-Canada CETA agreement# TTIPDG Growth: Transatlantic cluster cooperation kicks off with fruitful U.S. - EU exchangeTrans-Atlantic Business Council  Co-Signs Letter on Judicial Redress Act# ASEM5th Asia-Europe Meeting adopts Sofia Declaration on sustainable social development# RUSSIAEU Chief Economist Note: The Economic Impact Of The Russian Import Ban: A CGE AnalysisPermanent EU Representative of Russia Vladimir CHIZHOV at the EPC Policy Dialogue event on “Global Governance Reform: A Chance for Strategic Cooperation between the EU and Emerging Market Economies”# TURKEYMarietje Schaake: Letter to European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans on the deal between the EU and Turkey# WTOKenya ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement in advance of Nairobi Ministerial ConferenceWTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONAnnex to the Proposal for a C…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# THE JUNCKER PLANHighlights - MEPs to discuss implementation of 'Juncker Plan' with Commissioner Katainen - Committee on Budgets# INDUSTRYCommissioner Bieńkowska speaks about autonomous driving and the future of the car industryIndustry: EU Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to apply Directive on mobile air conditioningECHA on REACH: Many companies still miss their registration duties# SMEInvestment Plan for Europe: EIF and iwoca sign EUR 60 million deal to support over 3000 small businesses in the UKDG Growth: Transatlantic cluster cooperation kicks off with fruitful U.S. - EU exchangeEU opens door of financing for SMEs shifting to the circular economyArmenia joins COSME, the EU programme supporting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprisesThe winners of the 2015 European Small and Mid-cap Awards are announcedEU Parliament: External Factors that Represent Hurdles to European female entrepreneurship - voteEFIP urges Europe…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# INFRINGEMENTSEU Commission: December infringements' package: key decisionsAgriculture: Commission requests CYPRUS to ensure implementation of EU rules on honey labellingHealth and Safety: the Commission requests IRELAND, ITALY, and LUXEMBOURG to transpose the CLP Directive into their respective national lawCommission requests PORTUGAL to comply with Energy Performance of Buildings DirectiveWaste management: Commission refers GREECE to the Court of Justice of the EU over illegal landfillAir quality: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor air qualityTimber: Commission asks SPAIN to implement EU Timber and FLEGT RegulationCommission requests BELGIUM, CYPRUS, and GREECE to enact EU rules on prevention of industrial accidentsFinancial Services: Commission requests CYPRUS to implement EU rules in the area of insuranceFinancial Services: Commission requests HUNGARY, LUXEMBOURG and POLAND to implement EU rules in the area of financial conglomeratesFinancial…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# TELECOMS COUNCILEU Commission: Investigation into access and interoperability standards for the promotion of the internal market for electronic communications Final reportETNO statement in view of the Telecoms CouncilGünther Oettinger: Speech at BEREC Board of Regulators meeting on telecoms review# COPYRIGHTETNO Think Digital: A modern and balanced copyright framework fit for the Digital AgeCDU/CSU: Europa braucht einen zukunftsfähigen digitalen Binnenmarkt -  Maßstab muss ein starkes Urheberrecht sein# PNREU Passenger Name Record (PNR): Civil Liberties Committee backs EP - Council dealUK position in PNR debateEPP: New EU PNR agreement will help fight Jihadist terrorismS&D President Pittella votes in favour of PNR. An important tool in the fight against terrorismSicherheit und offene Gesellschaften schützen - Ziel verfehlt - SPD-Europaabgeordnete Sippel stimmt gegen Richtlinie zur FluggastdatenspeicherungThe Greens | European Free Alliance: PNR air passenger data retention - MEP…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# EU BUDGETVice-President Kristalina Georgieva discusses the EU budget in the Czech RepublicOpening speech at the INFORM network of communication officers event – EU Commissioner Corina CreţuBriefing - How the EU budget is spent: Health Programme - EP THINKTANKLatest news - Next meeting of the Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgets# ECAYouth Action Teams: €1.9 billion redirected, but “limited proposals” for youth employment, say EU Auditors# COSMEArmenia is joining COSME, the EU programme supporting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises# EIFInvestment Plan for Europe: EIF and iwoca sign EUR 60 million deal to support over 3000 small businesses in the UK# ESPONCalls for Tender for Applied Research# DG RTDBridging the gap between life cycle assessments and planetary boundaries: a cross-EU chemical footprintTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2016 - 18-21 April 2016, Warsaw (Poland) (via Research & Innovation)Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2016 - 18-21 April 2016,…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 10 December 2015

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# COP21 - UNUNPCCC: Draft Paris Outcome – 2nd versionCOP21 - Meetings of the Comité de ParisUN Climate Chief Calls for Final Push to Meet Adaptation Fund Goal: “Very Close to Target”COP21: UN chief calls on civil society to keep governments accountable on climate commitmentsIEA: Energy must be at the core of a COP21 accord, or else climate effort risks failureUNFCCC: 2015 Winners of UN Climate Solutions Awards Fêted in Paris - Real Solutions & Real Momentum Underway Around the WorldAlready-powerful El Niño intensifying in Asia and the Pacific region – UNSaying “children will, and should, judge us,” UNICEF calls for ambitious action on climate changeComics Uniting Nations launches climate change comic for children at COP21# COP21 - EUCOP21: EU and Bhutan sign joint climate declarationEU-Abgeordneter Leinen (S&D/SPD) zu UN-Klimaverhandlungen in Paris: Text für Klimavertrag nicht akzeptabelELO: The 2015 European Biodiversity Conference Tackles Soil Carbon StorageCAN Europe: EU wi…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 9 December 2015

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# CARBON MARKETSPrix du carbone et financement de la transition énergétique : ce que fait la France en 3 points - Ministère du Développement durable# COP21 - UNEfforts advance on reaching climate change agreement, says top UN officialLima-Paris Action Agenda Matures into Major Force Driving Climate ActionNegotiation Updates COP 21/CMP 11 as of 9 December 2015UN: Ban’s advisory group to advance transport solutions to climate changeUNFCCC: Worldwide Taxi Initiative: Companies to accelerate the energy transition of their vehicle fleet# COP21 - EUEU Commission DG Climate: UN climate conference: EU-led ambition coalition growing strongerEU Commission at  COP21 - Joint forces for an ambitious dealBriefing - Dubai, Paris and Beyond - Some ENVI Studies and Their Key Findings - EP THINKTANKSPD zu Klimaverhandlungen in Paris: Ernährung beeinflusst KlimawandelEU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Der Klimagipfel von heute sollte nicht der Flüchtlingsgipfel von morgen werdenFriends of the Ea…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 9 December 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament Amendments - Towards a European Energy UnionEU Parliament Amendments - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020The latest DG Energy newsletter is online!# ENERGY MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of GASAG by Vattenfall and ENGIE# ENERGY REGULATIONEnergy Community Secretariat welcomes Constitutional Court ruling against dismissal of Moldovan Energy Regulator Board of Directors# ENERGY CHARTERRegistrations now open for Stockholm Energy Charter ForumJapan designated as Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for 2016# ENERGY EFFICIENCYLocal authorities call for an ambitious energy efficiency target to fight against climate change - The Coalition for Energy Savings# RENEWABLESDG Energy: Attractive photovoltaic technology becomes part of new buildings12. Österreichisches Windenergie-Symposium# GAZPROMGazprom: Gazprom and Georgia continue discussing issues of gas tr…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 9 December 2015

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# BENCHMARKSManipulation of market benchmarks - EU Council confirms agreement with EP on tougher rules# BANKING SUPERVISIONSpeech Sabine Lautenschläger: Single Supervisory Mechanism - Achievements after one year# FINANCIAL SERVICESBetter Finance: Where is the Single EU Market for Financial Services? A new Green Paper from the EU# FINANCIAL TRANSFERSEUROSTAT: Amounts sent abroad by EU residents at €29.3 billion in 2014# LATVIALatvia: Staff Concluding Statement of an IMF Staff Visit# BALTIC BANKSMoody's changes outlook on Baltic countries' banking systems to stable# PAYMENT SYSTEMSDeutsche Bank Research: Instant revolution of payments? The quest for real-time payments# ECBBriefing - The ECB's Quantitative Easing: Early results and possible risks - EP THINKTANKMdEP Beatrix von Storch (EKR/AfD) zur Kritik Wolfgang Schäubles an der EZB# EU COMMISSION STAFF CHANGESCommission appoints two Deputy Directors-General and a Director# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDix-huit avis de la Comm…

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