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New EU Call for Proposals: United States-Washington DC: EU policy and outreach partnership

United States-Washington DC: EU policy and outreach partnership
Link to call
2015/S 221-401934
Service prior information notice
Location — United States of America
1.Publication reference: EuropeAid/137643/DH/SER/US.
2.Procedure: Restricted.
3.Programme title: Partnership instrument.
4.Financing: Budget line: B.19.05.01 — Partnership instrument annual action programme 2015.
5.Contracting authority: European Commission, represented by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America, Washington DC, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
6.Nature of contract: Global price.
7.Contract description: The action will reinforce theEuropean Union's public diplomacy capacity in the United States. It will aim to increase understanding and support of key European Union values, principles, and policies as well as build trust with relevant US stakeholders. This objective will be achieved through the organisation of extensive, diverse, and innovative activities on the European Union around the United State…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# COP21‘At time of great division,’ unity over Paris climate accord should not be forgotten – UN Assembly PresidentMEPs discussed the outcome of COP21 climate conference in ParisGUE/NGL: Hope and disappointment with the COP21 climate agreementREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Second Biennial Report of the European Union under the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Report on the additional period for fulfilling commitments under the Kyoto Protocol (required under Article 22 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC and Decision 13/CMP.1 of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol)# EU ETSEU Parliament: Position of the European Parliament - Establishment and operation o…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEnergy Union - Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 December 2015 - European Parliamentary Research ServiceSt 13596 2015 Init European Council (17 and 18 Decembre 2015) - Draft conclusions“Patchwork” of EU energy markets must work together, says EU Court of Auditors (ECA)EU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards a European Energy Union - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0444 - Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEnergy Union: integrate markets and link up to buy supplies, urge MEPsEU Parliament: Text adopted - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020 - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0445 - Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionElectricity: MEPs urge all EU countries to interconnect their national gridsEnergy Union: EPP Group pushes for lower prices, increased independenceA strong Energy Union is needed to promote EU's sustainable growth, say S&DsMartina WERNER (SPD): EU-Parlament setzt nachhaltige Akzente für die EnergieunionALDE on Energy…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# DATA PROTECTIONLuxembourg EU Presidency: 'Data Protection' Package: a historic agreementEU Parliament: Data protection package - Parliament and Council now close to a dealEU Commission: Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single MarketEU to remain frontrunner on privacy protection - ALDE welcomes agreement on the data protection packageThe Greens / EFA on EU data protection rules: Major step forward for consumer protection and competitionDurchbruch in Sicht – Riesenschritt für starke Verbraucherrechte und mehr Wettbewerb - Jan Philipp Albrecht (Die Grünen)# TELECOM REGULATIONBEREC adopts its Opinion on the review of the regulatory FrameworkBEREC e-newsletter 07/2015 is out!Statement on BEREC's work to produce guidelines for the implementation of net neutrality provisions of the TSM regulationEDRi: Net neutrality - now it is the regulators' turn to bring clarityUnited Kingdom – Ofcom: Latest telecoms and pay TV complaints reveale…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# EFSIPosition of the European Parliament - European Fund for Strategic Investments - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0009ECB: Focus: What is behind the low investment in the euro area? Responses from a survey of large euro area firms (Economic Bulletin 8/2015)# SINGLE MARKETSingle Market - Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 December 2015 - European Parliamentary Research ServiceSt 13596 2015 Init European Council (17 and 18 Decembre 2015) - Draft conclusionsDG Growth Call: Translation of technical regulations in relation to Directive (EU) 2015/1535Study on the legal aspects of the supplementary protection certificates in EUETIS and Accessible Tourism conferenceEU Parliament: Publications - Work plan : Work plan 2015 - 2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# INDUSTRYEU Commission creates High Level Expert Group on Energy Intensive Industries – first meeting on 18 December 2015World Economic Forum: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond# S…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# CETAEU Council decides to partially declassify and publish EU-Canada trade negotiating mandate 2009 and update 20112009 negotiating directives for an economic integration agreement with Canada (partially declassified)2011 modification negotiating directives for an economic integration agreement with Canada (partially declassified)# WTODG Trade on the 10th World trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Nairobi – 15-18 December 2015First EU Council conclusions on the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial ConferenceWTO MC10 Opening Ceremony: Speech by Director-General Roberto AzevêdoWTO: Opening press conference at MC10: Remarks by Director-General Roberto AzevêdoWTO members urged to crown successful year of multilateral diplomacy with Nairobi dealUNITED NATIONS EXPERT URGES WTO TRADE MINISTERS TO FOCUS CONCRETE OUTCOMES ON FOOD SECURITYBundeswirtschaftsministerium zum Beginn der WTO-Ministerkonferenz in Nairobi: "Politische Gestaltung der Globalisierung durch multilateral…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# EMUSpeech  Mario Draghi: Monetary policy and structural reforms in the euro areaSpeech by EU Commission President Juncker at the European Parliament Plenary session on the Economic and Monetary UnionDijsselbloem: "No reason for euro cynicism, but no quick fix for indebtedness""The eurozone needs a more expansionary fiscal policy for more investment and a real recovery" say S&DsEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE) zum Fünf-Präsidenten-Bericht: Euro so nichtEMU - Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 December 2015 - European Parliamentary Research Service# BANKING UNIONState aid: Commission approves fourth prolongation of Polish credit union resolution schemeMoody's: European banking outlook 2016; banks' fundamentals are stable but asset risk and profitability pressures will remain in 2016# RETAIL FINANCECEPS: Relaunching the European Retail Finance Market: Comments on the Commission's Green Paper# SOLVENCY IIEU Parliament: Insurance -  Sol…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# ESIF"Making the EU fit for the digital era" - Contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds to the 10 Commission Priorities"Creating jobs and boosting growth" - Contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds to the 10 Commission PrioritiesCross-border cooperation: Commission adopts seven new programmesLithuania and Poland: €53 million of EU funds for increased cross-border cooperation€105 million of EU funds to increase economic competitiveness in the Greek–Italian border region€100 million of EU funds for increased cooperation along the Italian and Swiss borders€78 million of EU funds to boost innovation in the Italian-Slovenian border region# EFSIPosition of the European Parliament - European Fund for Strategic Investments# DIGITAL AGENDAFACE entrepreneurship - fighting against fear of failureStartify7: A team-building, thematically-focussed and lean-training system of summer academies for young future ICT entrepreneursEU dementia a…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 15 December 2015

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# DATA PROTECTIONLuxembourg EU Presidency: 'Data Protection' Package: a historic agreementEU Parliament: Data protection package - Parliament and Council now close to a dealEU Commission: Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market# TRADE SECRETSProtecting trade secrets – MEPs strike a deal with CouncilEU Council: Trade secrets protection: Luxembourg presidency seals deal with Parliament# BETTER REGULATIONMain results of the General Affairs Council on 15 December 2015Better law-making: Council approves agreement with the EP and the CommissionInterinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation: joint committee debateUK comment on EU interinstitutional agreement on better regulation# EU BORDERS AND COASTSEU Commission: A European Border and Coast Guard to protect Europe's External BordersSpeaking points by Commissioner Avramopoulos - Borders PackageInvitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European CouncilSt 1…

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