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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# DATA PROTECTIONVideo: Jan Philipp ALBRECHT, Marju LAURISTIN - LIBE rapporteurs - Félix BRAZ - Luxembourgish Minister of Justice - and Věra JOUROVÁ - EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality - Monday, 21 December 2015 - 14:02Commissioner Jourová participates in press conference on the Data protection final agreementEU Commission Memo: Questions and Answers - Data protection reformGREENS-EFA on EU General Data Protection Regulation - The outcome of the negotiations and 10 key pointsGrüne zur EU-Datenschutzreform: Starke Verbraucherrechte und mehr WettbewerbEtienne Schneider, Jean Asselborn et Félix Braz à la commission « Libertés civiles, justice et affaires intérieures » du Parlement EuropéenThe New EU General Data Protection Regulation – A First Assessment by Peter Schaar (EAID)# CYBERSECURITYPredicting Cyber Security Trends in 2016 - Cloud Security Alliance BlogGet Safe Online: Warning about call recording services# DSMEU Commission – DG Growth: Digital Single Mar…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# INNOVATIONMEPs meet scientists to promote mutual understanding - European Parliamentary Research ServiceInnovationsindikator: Deutschland liegt hinter der Weltspitze und sollte kleine Unternehmen fördernEIPA Update: Israel is in first place in number of researchers awarded Starting Grants in the framework of EU’s Horizon 2020EU Commission Survey: External experts availability check - Horizon 2020 SCC 2016Written questions to the Commission with replies - Committee on Budgetary Control# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission's Timeshare Directive has significantly improved protection of timeshare ownersDG Growth: The Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation for 2016DG Growth: 2016 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation is released# EMPLOYMENTEuropean Social Fund: €11.8 billion to foster employment, training and education in Spain concludes adoption of all 187 programmesIMF Working Paper No. 15/254: The Nordic Labor Market and Migration# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# TTIPEU Commission: Answer - Access by national parliamentarians to US TTIP consolidated negotiating texts - P-012979/2015EU Commission: Answer - PCE/PEC - financing of anti-TTIP campaigns - P-013402/2015Bundesfinanzministerium: Automatischer Informationsaustausch mit den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika# RUSSIARussia: EU Council prolongs economic sanctions by six monthsEU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisisRussian Government: Meeting with deputy prime ministers on Ukraine# UKRAINEEU Commission on final trilateral ministerial meeting with Russia on the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area:  "DCFTA cannot be amended – neither directly nor indirectly"DG Trade: Factsheet on the trilateral talks on DCFTA implementationEU Commission: Answer - Conclusion of the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine - E-013200/2015# WTOSecond EU Council conclusions on the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference"WTO agreement: something is better th…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament: Working document on Improving the security of energy supply by developing the internal energy market: more efforts needed - Committee on Budgetary ControlMeetings of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič with organisations and self-employed individualsMeetings of Cabinet members of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič with organisations and self-employed individualsMeetings of Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete with organisations and self-employed individualsMeetings of Cabinet members of Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete with organisations and self-employed individualsEDSO events: Grid+Storage regional workshop: Baltics# ENERGY SECURITYEU Commission: Answer - Threats for Central and Eastern European countries arising from the signature of an agreement on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Vladivostok - P-013463/2015# ENERGY REGULATIONACER adopted a new Recommendation on cross-border cost allocation (CBCA)ACER publishes the list of designated NEMOsEnergy Comm…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# CLIMATE FINANCEEBRD gears up to face future challenges with key 2015 decisions - three overriding priorities closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goalsbmvit und Klimafonds starten „Vorzeigeregion Energie“. „Turbopaket Technologie“ geht in die Umsetzung# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTAnswer - Link between air pollution and respiratory disease - E-013269/2015Publications - ENVI Coordinators : Results of the ENVI Coordinators' meetings in 2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyPublications - ENVI Coordinators : Results of the ENVI Coordinators' meetings in 2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyLatest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety The next Committee meetings will be held on Monday 21 (15.00 - 18.30) and Tuesday 22 December (09.00 - 12.30) in Brussels.# EU COUNCILSt 15444 2015 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the E…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 21 December 2015

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# EU STANDARDSDG Growth: The Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation for 2016# TAXATIONBundesfinanzministerium: Automatischer Informationsaustausch mit den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves additional aid up to €3 billion for the resolution of Portuguese bank Banif and asset sale to Banco Santander TottaState aid: EU Commission welcomes further restructuring and approves prolongation of liquidity measures for Portuguese bank Novo Banco to facilitate its sale processState aid: Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee schemeState aid: Commission invites Greece to better target its "tonnage tax" and related support measures in maritime sector# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Elster by Honeywell, subject to conditionsMergers: Commission clears acquisition of a real estate property portfolio in Finland by Ratos and VarmaMergers: Commission clears Novartis' acquisition of rights on…

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