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EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 8 January 2016

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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONEC Midday press briefing of 08/01/2016 - AGENDA - EC President Juncker visit to Berlin: Q&AEC Midday press briefing of 08/01/2016 - COMMISSION AGENDA - EC President Juncker meeting with the President of the Swiss Confederation for 2016: Q&AEC Midday press briefing of 08/01/2016 - AGENDA - College agenda: Q&A# SMEEU Roadmap: Evaluation on the support to SME competitiveness by DG NEAREU Roadmap: Evaluation on social protection (2007-2013)  by DG NEARSMEs grow with the Digital Garage - Google Europe Blog# CHEMICAL INDUSTRYREACH: Commission adopts new data cost-sharing rules# SINGLE MARKETStandards in 2016: The Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisationICAEW seminar - A Single Market for Business Services - 27 January – Brussels# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION concerning the draft national provisions notified by the Republic of Austria on exhaust emissions for recreational craft which navigate on Lake ConstanceCOMMISSION ST…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 8 January 2016

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# DSMEU Commission launches new platform for alternative dispute resolution between consumers and online tradersEU Commission background on Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution (ADR/ODR)European Data Forum 2016 – Dutch EU PresidencyViEUws: Top 5 Tech – All you need to know about the Dutch EU Presidency# TSMUK Ofcom's proposed 2016/17 Annual Plan: Event Details# E-COMMERCECEPS: Five things we need to know about the on-demand economy# DIGITAL BANKINGDigital Europe: “How digital-friendly is the EU environment in banking?”# CYBER SECURITYEPP: Stronger cyber security for every European# SPECTRUMNew Spectrum for Audio PMSE – updated 8 January 2016# MEDIA FREEDOMLatest ECPMF publications on media freedomPolish MFA’s reply to EU Commission Vice-president Frans Timmermans’ letter (including media freedom)
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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 8 January 2016

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch EU Presidency: Koenders in Presidency edition of the State of the European Union: We must keep Europe on course# POLANDEC Midday press briefing of 08/01/2016 - MEMBER STATES - Poland: Q&AKonrad Szymański, Secretary of State, met with the Director of the EC Representation in Warsaw – Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of PolandPolish MFA’s reply to Frans Timmermans’ letter# REFUGEE CRISISEU Commission: Progress following Western Balkans Route Leaders' Meeting: Eleventh Contact Points Video Conference# PUBLIC PROCUREMENTLatest EU Commission documentation on public procurement# DISPUTE RESOLUTIONEU Commission launches new platform for alternative dispute resolution between consumers and online traders# CORPORATE TAXATION2016 Commission Work Programme on corporate tax: joint EP committee debateTax issues at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 15/01/2016 - Agenda highlights# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of sma…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 8 January 2016

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# EU BUDGET CONTROLWork programme 2016 of the European Court of Auditors at the EP Committee on Budgetary ControlHighlights - Exchange of views with Secretary-General of the Commission Alexander Italianer - Committee on Budgetary ControlHighlights - 2014 Commission Discharge - Exchange of views with Commissioner Phil Hogan - Committee on Budgetary ControlHighlights - 2014 Discharge to Other Institutions - Committee on Budgetary ControlEPP: Improving synergies between European funds# DG NEAREU Roadmap: Evaluation on the support to SME competitiveness by DG NEAR# DG RTDCommissioner Moedas to strengthen research ties with visit to Jerusalem and RamallahSturdy saplings from the robo-nursery - EU Research Information Centre# DG REGIODG Regio Call for Papers: Competition for the best evaluations: Apply before 15 january# DIGITAL AGENDASummer of High Performance Computing (HPC) - Training ProgrammeSummer School on Quantum Sensing# EUREKASAVRONIK from Turkey joins the EURIPIDES² Board (via EU…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan: €225 million for microbusinesses in the Netherlands - Two new micro-financing agreements will boost growth and create jobs# ESIFEU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external bordersDG Regio: Have your say in the public consultation on the next eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020# CEFRecord €12.7 billion investment in transport now ready to deliver better mobility, new jobs and growth# RTDSuccess Stories - Mapped land-use data for farmers and forest managersResearch Headlines - Revealing the benefits of closer supply-chain relationships# HORIZON 2020Artists wanted for collaboration with Future and Emerging Technologies projectsA focus on patients - The Innovative Medicines Initiative in action# ERCERC: Timeframe Consolidator Grant 2016 Evaluation (ERC-2016-CoG)# EUREKAImproved funding conditions for Spanish ITEA participants (via EUREKA)# EACEAErasmus+: Information meeting for high level public authorities on European Policy Experimentations# EIBCREDEM LO…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# DSMEU Commission Roadmap: Fitness check on consumer law (including DSM)# E-GOVERNMENTDG Regio: Have your say in the public consultation on the next eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020# NET NEUTRALITYNet neutrality - European Parliamentary Research Service - Ask EP# IOTWebinar on Internet of Things Large Scale Pilot 4: Reference zones in EU citiesReminder: Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017:Internet Of Things Large Scale Pilots# DATA PROTECTIONEDPS Priorities 2016# CYBER SECURITYMunich Security Conference – MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)Cost of Data Breach, Loss and Remediation - Cloud Security Alliance Blog# G5Deutsche Telekom concentrates its 5G research in Saxony# BROADCASTINGEU Commission: Answer - Licensing of TV programme providers in Greece - P-014200/2015EBU expresses dismay at signing of new media bill in PolandUK: Review of Ofcom’s party election broadcast regulations# ITUUS Regulations.gov - Meetings: International Telecommunication Advisory Committee# INTERNET GOVERNA…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# TISAVote on TISA - Strasbourg, 18 January 2016 at 19:00 - Committee on International Trade# TTIPEP delegation visit to the US – MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)U.S. Call for Submissions: A Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission# PHILIPPINESDG Trade: EU and the Philippines launch negotiations for a free trade agreement# UKRAINEEU appoints new head of Ukraine mission# AFRICADraft opinion - Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the West African States, ECOWAS and the UEMOA, of the one part, and the EU and its Member States, of the other part  - Committee on Development# CUBAS&D President Pittella: US embargo against Cuba hits common people and damages prospects for economic growth; it should be withdrawn# OECD2015 in review - OECD provides new data and analysis to support more open markets for trade and investment# WTOEU Commission: Answer - Possible granting of market economy status to China - P-014482/2015WTO: DSB grants authorization to Cana…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONHighlights from ESMA’s 2015 Financial Innovation DayESMA to cooperate with Canadian and Swiss regulators on CCPs# ESMAESMA: BoS rules of procedure - December 2015 Thursday 07 January 2016 17:45ESMA: FI Day - Panel outlines Thursday 07 January 2016 17:21# INDICATORSOECD annual inflation up to 0.7% in November 2015# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONSix avis de la Commission au titre de l'article 19/2 des statuts BEI (17/12/15)Huit avis de la Commission au titre de l'article 19/2 des statuts BEI (22/12/15)Sept avis de la Commission au titre de l'article 19/2 des statuts BEI (09/12/15)# EU COUNCILCm 4976 2015 Init Financial Counsellors Working Party Meeting
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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYDG Energy: EU energy efficiency rules and the road ahead: give your feedback!EU Smart Cities: Energy Data Analytics Initiatives Can Boost Industrial SustainabilityLaunching and first meeting of the UfM Platform on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency- Union for the Mediterranean – UfM# ENERGY UNIONThe external dimension of the EU's energy policy - European Economic and Social CommitteeEU Commission: Answer - Energy Union, Balkans and Ukraine - P-014453/2015Update on EURELECTRIC Conference: Access to Electricity for All: The role of the European power sector in the advancement of sustainable and climate resilient development# SMART GRIDS‘Digital DSO’ – a vision and the regulatory environment needed to enable it# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on a standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards computers and computer servers, in support of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013 …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch EU Presidency of the Council: visit of the CommissionEU Commission Video: EC President Jean-Claude JUNCKER and the College visit the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU - press conferenceOfficial launch of Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European UnionNational Programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union published# CONSUMER LAWSEU Commission Roadmap: Fitness check on consumer law# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears joint venture by Triton and KKR in maritime transport# BETTER REGULATIONFirst Vice-President Timmermans participates in Citizens' Dialogue in The Hague as the Netherlands takes over the Council Presidency# EU REGISTERS# EU CASE LAWJudgment of the Court of 15 July 2015 in Case E-2/15 — EFTA Surveillance Authority v Iceland (Failure by an EEA/EFTA State to fulfil its obligations — Failure to implement — Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 on screening of passengers by ETD and HHMD equipment)Judgment of t…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# EU ETSSt 15455 2015 Init - EU ETS: Linking negotiations with Switzerland - Member States' commentsSt 15455 2015 Add 2 EU ETS: Linking negotiations with Switzerland - Comments from delegations# POST COP21Déplacement de Ségolène Royal aux Etats-Unis - Ministère du Développement durableCLIMA South Seminar on NAMA and Climate Finance - Union for the Mediterranean – UfMUfM NAMA Initiative – Meeting with IFIs and potential donors (back to back with CLIMA South Seminar on NAMA and Climate Finance)# CAR EMISSIONSEU Commission: Answer - Volkswagen - urgent enquiry into the rigging of emissions-monitoring control units - P-012986/2015EU Research: Black carbon emissions of individual cars measured under real conditions# ENVIRONMENTAL TAXESEU Research: Environmental taxation in the right place can increase business productivity# CLIMATE RESEARCHWWF: New NOAA Weather Data Show Volatility as the New Normal# POLLUTIONEnergy Community: Contracting Parties take steps to limit air pollution from …

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 7 January 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan: €225 million for microbusinesses in the Netherlands - Two new micro-financing agreements will boost growth and create jobs# EU INVESTMENTSRecord €12.7 billion investment in transport now ready to deliver better mobility, new jobs and growthEU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders# CIRCULAR ECONOMYBriefing - Closing the loop: New circular economy package - EP THINKTANKFlash Eurobarometer 426: SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets# SINGLE MARKETNational surveillance programmes for 2016List of national market surveillance authorities by country (last update: 07/01/2016)Review of market surveillance activities 2010 - 2013 - Sector 29 FertilisersBelgian National Market Surveillance Programme for 2016Estonian Market Surveillance Programme for 2016National market surveillance plan 2016 - SwedenPoland - National Market Surveillance Programme 2016CROATIA - NATIONAL MARKET SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME 2016Finland - National market surveill…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 6 January 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONReport - Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation: Impact and the way forward towards a more efficient and effective EU framework for Financial Regulation and a Capital Markets Union - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsBundesfinanzministerium: Novellierung der Finanzmarktgesetze: Mehr Transparenz und besserer Anlegerschutz# BSRBanking structural reform - Answer given by Lord Hill on behalf of the EU Commission# EMULuxembourg EU Presidency 2015 results: committee debate# ECBECB: Euro area insurance corporation and pension fund statisticsECB /2015/48 Decision (EU) 2015/2464 of the ECB of 16 December 2015 amending Decision (EU) 2015/774 on a secondary markets public sector asset purchase programmeECB /2015/45 Recommendation of the ECB of 10 December 2015 to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of Národná banka SlovenskaECB: Corrigendum to Guideline (EU) 2015/1938 of the ECB of 27 August 2015 amending Guideline…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 6 January 2016

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYFirst official visit of President Juncker and the College of Commissioners to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European UnionEU Council: The Netherlands takes over the Council presidencyCouncil of the European Union: Download "Programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union"EP Meetings with Dutch Presidency representatives: in committees# COMPETITION POLICYReport - Annual report on EU Competition Policy - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ANTITRUST11th Annual Conference of the GCLC: The Notion of Restriction of Competition: Revisiting the Foundations of Antitrust Enforcement in Europe# STATE AIDState aid: Commission invites comments on functioning and future of simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of aid# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of GCA by Thomas H. Lee and Goldman SachsMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Precision Castparts by Berkshire Hathaway# GENDER EQUALITYRe…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 6 January 2016

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# ISDSEU Commission contributes €100,000 to increase transparency in investor-to-state disputes# TRADE STRATEGYDraft opinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 573.135v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# TTIPTTIP advisory group meeting: agenda for the meeting on 12 january 2016# NORTH KOREAIAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement on the DPRK’s Announcement of a Nuclear TestEC Midday press briefing of 06/01/2016 - FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Q&APhone calls between the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea and of JapanUK Foreign Secretary statement on reports of North Korean nuclear testEssai nucléaire en Corée du Nord - Présidence de la RépubliqueS&Ds strongly condemn another North Korean nuclear testEU-Abgeordneter Arne LIETZ (S&D/SPD) kritisiert Pjöngjangs Atomwaffentest: Nordkorea sollte Rüstungsforschung zugunsten seiner Bevölkerung einstellenN…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 6 January 2016

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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONEC Midday press briefing of 06/01/2016 INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS - EC President's cabinet: Q&A# INDUSTRYUpdate: Conference on Energy-Intensive Industries# ENTREPRENEURSHIPReport - External factors that represent hurdles to European female entrepreneurship - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Medical devices - List of events 2016EU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 183 - Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016 - PE 571.805v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EMPLOYMENTBriefing - Matching skills and jobs in the European Union - EP THINKTANKReport - Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment - A8-0366/2015 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - MEP Marek Plura# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTHighlights - Exchange of views with Minister Lodewijk Asscher - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsAnswer - Unemployment - the crisis is widening the gap between regions - E-0…

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