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IEU ENERGY Telegram - Part I 30 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ENERGY PACKAGE EU Commission proposes new rules for consumer centred clean energy transition EU Commission Energy Package: Clean Energy for All Europeans – unlocking Europe's growth potential EU Commission Energy Package: Achieving global leadership in renewable energies EU Commission Energy Package: Putting energy efficiency first: consuming better, getting cleaner EU Commission Energy Package: Providing a fair deal for consumers Speech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete at the Clean Energy press conference # REACTION MEMBER STATES Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel zum Winterpaket der EU-Kommission: "Wichtiger Schritt um europäischen Energierahmen neu zu gestalten, aber noch kein ganz großer Wurf!" CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Winterpaket der EU-Kommission stärkt europäischen Energie-Binnenmarkt - Harmonisierung und Marktintegration der erneuerbaren Energie vorantreiben # OTHER REACT

IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement EU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement EC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement SME initiative: better access to funding for Spanish small businesses Die Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden # DG RTD EU Council adopts conclusions on support to young researchers EU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovation InnovFin provides €100 million to construct a European research centre to push the boundaries of physics Research Headlines - Using satellite data to monitor the quality of inland lakes Events - EU-GREAT! Workshop - 14 December 2016, Brussels # ESIF Regio

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # THE JUNCKER PLAN EU Commission hosts meeting to prepare Joint Declaration on objectives and priorities for 2017 EU Commission President: Answer - Reform of the European Union - P-007399/2016 Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement EC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement EU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement Die Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden # COMPETITIVENESS Updated results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28-29 Nov 2016 # INNOVATION EU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovation # SME European Commission Advisory expert group on cross-border access for SMEs to defence and security contr

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ROAMING End of roaming charges: Industry MEPs cap wholesale prices for use of networks S&Ds push for an ambitious wholesale cap reduction to abolish roaming charges in June EU-Abgeordnete Meißner (ALDE/FDP): Roaming-Gebühren bis Juni 2017 abschaffen BEUC: European Parliament clears one of last hurdles for end of roaming fees in EU # PORTABILITY Watch your online films anywhere in the EU: MEPs back cross-border portability No borders for online content - EuroparlTV Vote du rapport Portabilité : faciliter l’accès des contenus en ligne aux citoyens lors de leurs déplacements à travers les différents Etats membres de l’Union européenne - Jean-Marie Cavada  S&D: New portability rules will ensure consumers can access their online content wherever they go in Europe ALDE: Digital single market: citizens will soon enjoy wider access to online content across the EU BEUC: European Parliament gives green light for consumers to use onl

IEU TRADE Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # TTIP TTIP Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Final Report Trans-Atlantic Business Council background on TTIP # CHINA EU Commission Answer - Lapsing of Article 15 of China's World Trade Organisation Accession Protocol - E-007403/2016 Trade defence: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/2081 of 28 November 2016 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of oxalic acid originating in the People's Republic of China and produced by Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: Erstes deutsch-chinesisches Symposium unterstreicht Bedeutung von Industrie 4.0 für bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen # WTO Zypries zu WTO-rechtswidrigen US-Beihilfen für den Flugzeughersteller Boeing WTO: Dominica, Mongolia ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement; final countdown launched # SOUTH KOREA DG Trade publishes: Minutes of the CSD meeting on the evaluation of the EU-Korea FTA  EU Commission A

IEU EURO Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # PRIIP EP Background - Vote on delaying draft investor protection rules to allow time for improvements # SOLVENCY II EU Commission Answer - Financial solidity of insurance companies and fake surety policies - E-007679/2016 EU Commission Answer - Protests against the mandatory liability insurance rates - E-006922/2016 # FINANCIAL SERVICES Completing single market is essential to relaunch investment – EIB reports # BANKING UNION Dealing with diversity – the European banking sector - Speech by Julie Dickson, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the 17th Handelsblatt Annual Conference on European Banking Regulation ECB publishes additional banking supervision statistics ECB Methodological note for the publication of aggregated Supervisory Banking Statistics EU Commission Answer - Deutsche Bank stress test - E-007715/2016 EU Commission Answer - Undercapitalisation of European banks linked to excessive dividend payments

IEU LEGAL Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COMPETITION POLICY Competition and investment in telecoms - EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager # BREXIT European Commission hosts technical seminar on Article 50 negotiations EU Council: Letter to the UK parliamentarians on the status of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens living and working in Europe Norway: The single market after brexit – business as usual? EU Commission Answer - Implementation of Brexit - E-006581/2016 Britischer Lieberaler Graham Watson im Gespräch mit freiheit.org über den Brexit # TAXATION EU Commission Answer - Black list of tax havens abolished by the Italian Government - E-007584/2016 German thinktank DIW: Tax evasion and the impact of international regulation: a summary of empirical results # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission approves the acquisition of Van Dijk by TowerBrook Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Nordnet by Nordic Capital and a group of individual investors Concentration

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # REACH DG Grow: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) completes toolkit for REACH 2018 registration REACH 2018: Submit your registration # POLLUTION EEA: The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR), Member States reporting under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 # HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES EP Draft report - Amendment to Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - PE 593.996v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs # ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS EU Commission Answer - Endocrine disrupters and the precautionary principle - E-007309/2016 # MERCURY St 14588 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008 - Preparation for the trilogue # FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS EU Commission Answer - Regulating materials that come into contact with food products - E-007709/20

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EU CLIMATE TARGETS EU Commission Answer - The EU's climate protection targets and Member States' practices - E-007530/2016 EU Commission Answer - Paris Climate Change Agreement - E-007383/2016 EU Commission Answer - Tackling global warming - E-007422/2016 Kommission droht EU-Klimaziele zu verfehlen -  Europa-SPD VIK fordert auf Jahrestagung neuen Dialog zur Klimaschutzpolitik # EP EMIS COMMITTEE EMIS Committee will hear once more the representatives from the Joint Research Centre - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Draft agenda - Monday, 5 December 2016 - PE 595.431v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector   Evidence : Presentations, Speeches, Transcriptions - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Evidence : Replies to additional EMIS Questions from experts/witnesses - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measuremen

IEU ENERGY Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ENERGY UNION St 13444 2016 Rev 2 Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU - Preparation of the final informal trilogue of 7 December 2016 ENTSO-E Winter Outlook 2016/17: possible tight supply situation in France due to reduced availability of nuclear power plants Winter Outlook 2016/2017 and Summer Review 2016 Winter energy package: Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) give reforms cautious welcome Energy Storage 2017 # ENERGY REGULATION St 14896 2016 Init - Any other business International Energy Agency: long-term financial health - Information from the Luxembourg delegation # ENERGY EFFICIENCY 38th Euroheat & Power Congress -  SETIS Energy efficiency: a message from concerned Fri

IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 28 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM The European Cluster Conference 2016 Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food Smart Specialisation - Overview by country Upcoming events on the Smart Specialisation Platform # EESC 27th meeting of the Europe 2020 Steering Committee, with participation of national economic and social councils and similar institutions - European Economic and Social Committee # URBACT A Good Practice Call with a difference # EIP - SMART CITIES & COMMUNITIES EIP-SCC: Download the Recording and Presentation of our Webinar ‘How Can Cities Enhance Collaboration with Businesses?’ EIP-SCC: The Global Covenant of Mayors Moves to North America - EIP - Smart Cities and Communities Market Place Energy-efficient retrofitting for social housing: Study visit in Aachen - EIP - SCC EIP-SCC: The Business Models AC Presents the EIP-SCC Funding Guide # SMART GOVERNANCE ETNO: European Digital City

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Nov 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CEF EU Commission: Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) # BUDGET & MFF 2017 EU budget gets EU Council approval €435 million returned to European farmers from the Common Agricultural Policy budget # EFSI Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe : 75 million d'euros pour des bâtiments économes en énergie en Finlande Structural Reform Support Programme, ESFI for jobs and growth: committee votes ST 14667 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub - Updated Presidency compromise text Public investment in Europe: the EU can and must do more! - European Economic and Social Committee Bus

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