Showing posts from January, 2016

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# POST COP21 UNFCCC: Bringing the Paris Agreement into Force - Next Steps and National Climate Plans UNFCCC - Full library record: Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015. Part one: Proceeding Secretary-General Appoints Janos Pasztor of Hungary Senior Adviser to Secretary-General on Climate Change Paris Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviser Accord de Paris : Laurence Tubiana nommée championne du climat CERES: Paris Climate Deal Seen Costing $12.1 Trillion Over 25 Years # EU ARCTIC POLICY EU Commission Roadmap: Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council on EU Arctic Policy - EEAS - Communication (outside CWP) - Impact assessment planned : No # CLIMATE FINANCE Sommet des investisseurs sur le risque climatique à New York : Ségolène Royal appelle à entrer dans une économie bas carbone # ETS Cefic debates potential of ETS t

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# ENERGY SECURITY Ukrainian Finance Ministry welcomes adoption of law enabling Ukraine to use long-term loan facility provided by international financial organizations for gas purchase # ENERGY UNION Updated: Energy Union diplomacy: EU and Turkey strengthen energy ties EESC: Launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design - Lutz Ribbe, about the EESC opinion TEN/577 # ENERGY EFFICIENCY Energy Efficiency Review – EDSO response to EC consultation EESC Opinion on energy efficiency labelling - Rapporteur: Mr Fatovic - European Economic and Social Committee Ukraine: Vice Prime Minister has presented for investors a model of Energy Efficiency Fund Ukrainian Ministry of Finance welcomes ratification of agreement with German Government related to project "Municipal climate protection programme ІІ" # GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION Zwist über Stromnetze in kommunaler Hand - Bundestagsbericht über die Debatte zur Rekommunalisierung von Energie

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# PROCUREMENT European Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countries # TAXATION EPP on Corporate Tax Package Corporate tax & Google - Letter from Greens/EFA to Commissioner Vestager Bundesarbeiterkammer Österreich: Kommission legt im Kampf gegen Steuerdumping nach FTI Consulting Snapshot: Tax - is Europe leading by example? # REFIT EU Commission on Official launch of REFIT Platform: New approach brings together stakeholders for better regulation and better results # UNDECLARED WORK EP Plenary vote on Prevention and deterrence of undeclared work Briefing - Undeclared work in the EU - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK Briefing - European Platform for tackling undeclared work - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK # POLITICAL FINANCING OECD to launch Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Ca

EU EMU Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# SOVEREIGN DEBT IMF Executive Board Approves Exceptional Access Lending Framework Reforms # ECB Plenary: MEPs to discuss ECB actions with President Mario Draghi ECB Publication: Covered bonds in the European Union – ECB contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area # BANKING UNION Hessen: EU Verordnung zur Einlagensicherung schadet Sparkassen und Genossenschaftsbanken - Spareinlagen werden nicht durch Risikoverteilung, sondern nur durch Risikoverkleinerung geschützt # BANKING INVESTIGATIONS UK: Extension to CMA retail banking market investigation # ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE At a Glance - Economic Policy Coordination in the Euro Area under the European Semester – Compilation of Papers - 27-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK # ESMA ESMA updates CRR standard on main indices and recognised exchanges ESMA CONSULTS ON TRANSACTION REPORTING, REFERENCE DATA, RECORD-KEEPING AND CLOCK SYNCHRONISATION UNDER MIFIR - 23 De

EU TRADE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# MARKET ACCESS European Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countries DG Trade: Argentina removed long standing trade barriers # FAIR TRADE EU and its partners discuss further steps to ensure better future for Bangladeshi garment industry workers Commission publishes report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain WTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains # TISA EPP on TiSA: Yes to better international regulation, No to lower domestic regulation TiSA: the European Parliament strengthens its voice for the safeguard of public services – CEEP # TTIP Netherlands to hold combined meeting on trade and development Dutch EU Presidency: Joint meeting of European ministers for trade and development cooperation EU-Abgeordneter Bernd LANGE (S&D/SPD) zu Gesprächen über TTIP in den USA - Vorsitzender des Handel

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# INNOVATION EU Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism kicks off with first meeting of advisors DG Research & Innovation: European Manufacturing Cluster Expert Workshop - 16 February 2016, Brussels EBN Interview with MIRRIS Stakeholders: Vladimír Albrecht, Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences TU9-Präsident Prof. Hans Jürgen Prömel: „Der Imboden-Bericht setzt der künftigen Exzellenzinitiative klare Ziele - Nun sind Bund und Länder gefordert, rasche Entscheidungen zur Ausgestaltung zu treffen“ # CIRCULAR ECONOMY Dutch EU Presidency: Concrete agreements and recommendations on the circular economy Circular Economy: Study on separate waste collection shows Estonia, Finland and Slovenia as top performers # SINGLE MARKET Organisation chart of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (01/09/2015) – Available as of 01/02/2016 DG Grow: EU Commission publishes report on unfair trading practices in the food supply

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# SAFE HARBOR Safe Harbour, European Asylum Support Office: EP committee debates EC Midday press briefing vodcast of 29/01/2016  JUSTICE - Safe harbour: Q&A CDU/CSU im Bundestag: Digitalwirtschaft braucht Rechtssicherheit - Transatlantischer Datenverkehr muss auch bis zu neuem Safe Harbor Abkommen möglich bleiben IW Institute Cologne: Transatlantic data transfers - No end to the Safe Harbor vacuum BDI zum Safe Harbor-Abkommen Digitale Gesellschaft zu Safe Harbor: Reform der geheimdienstlichen Zugriffsrechte ist unausweichlich # DSM Bundesarbeiterkammer Österreich zum Digitalen Binnenmarkt der EU # BIG DATA EBU Conference: Big Data - A game changer for public service media? # IOT Why there is more to the Internet of Things than just technology – the role of AIOTI – by Kees Van Der Klauw Stromsparende Minicomputer für das „Internet der Dinge“ - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf koordiniert EU-Projekt zu Einzelelektronen-Transistor Regeln für das Intern


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