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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# TAX SCHEMESState aid: EU Commission concludes Belgian "Excess Profit" tax scheme illegal; around €700 million to be recovered from 35 multinational companiesBelgian "Excess Profit" tax scheme - Statement by Commissioner Margrethe VestagerEP background on corporate taxationStatement des EU-Abgeordneten Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU)  zu belgischen SteuerregelungenS&D: Member states must act with determination for a fairer tax system in EuropeStellungnahme des Hogan-Lovells-Partners Falk Schöning zu einer aktuellen Entscheidung der EU-Kommission - Belgiens Steuervergünstigungen sind nach EU-Beihilfevorschriften unzulässig# FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONSDutch EU Presidency: Follow the Money - tools for Financial Investigation# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of MRH by Lone StarMergers: Commission clears joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Lanxess# MINIMUM WAGESGewerkschaftsdelegation in Brüssel: Soziale Standards in digitaler, globalisierter Arbeitswelt sich…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# ECOFIN COUNCILAlert Mechanism Report 2016 - Draft ECOFIN Council Conclusions# EMUEU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis in the NetherlandsCEPS: A more perfect, but also smaller union?# BANKING UNIONBank Resolution : Legal and other documents - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsSRM Regulation : [EN]Letter from the EP President to the President of the Commission on the Single Resolution Fund : [EN]Letter from the ECON Chair and members of the SRM negotiating team to the Council Presidency regarding the intergovernmental agreement currently negotiated : [EN]Agreement between the European Parliament and the Single Resolution Board : [EN]Lastest Positions of the European Bankig FederationEBF comments on FSB Guidance on arrangements to support operational continuity in resolutionEBF response to FSB consultation on Guiding Principles on the Temporary Funding Needed to support the Orderly Resolution of a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB)EBF comments on the Public consulta…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# SMEDG Growth - Business Planet: The importance of Key Enabling Technologies for SMEs# INNOVATIONEuropean Innovation Ecosystems: Good governance and effective support for smart specialisation# INDUSTRYFirst concrete results on a "Digitising European Industry" action plan - Blog post by Günther H. Oettinger# INDICATORSComposite leading indicators continue to point to stable growth momentum in the OECD area# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council# EU PARLIAMENTHighlights - Call for tender for the provision of external expertise in IMCO fields of comeptence - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionDraft agenda - Monday, 25 January 2016 - PE 575.152v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionPublications - Agencies/JU's : EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Tech…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# OPEN TRADE STRATEGYEU Trade Commissioner Malmström speaks in Karlsrühe on the benefits of an open trade strategyDraft report - The EU in a changing global environment - a more connected, contested and complex world - PE 572.905v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs – MEP Sandra Kalniete# TTIPBundeskanzlerin Merkel: TTIP kann ein Vorbild seinBundesregierung: 7/16 | Stellungnahme der Bundesregierung zu der Entschließung des Bundesrates zu dem geplanten Übereinkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika über den Schutz personenbezogener Daten und Informationsaustausch zu Strafverfolgungszwecken (Datenschutz-Rahmenabkommen) | 8. Januar 2016# TURKEYFirst Vice-President Timmermans in Turkey for discussions on Joint Action Plan and speech on EU-Turkey relations# TUNISIATunisia is our priority, say S&DsEU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 169 - Opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement - PE 573.200v01-00 - Committee on International Trade#…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# DSMEU Commission: Overview of upcoming policy initiatives of the Digital Agenda
Proposal on the 700 MHz band - FebruaryInitiative on a European CloudReview of the Regulation on Consumer Protection CooperationMeasures in the area of parcel deliveryLegislative proposals to tackle unjustified geo-blockingLegislative proposals for a reform of the copyright regimeReview of the Satellite and Cable DirectiveReview of the Audiovisual Media Services DirectiveComprehensive analysis of the role of platforms in the market including illegal content on the InternetNew e-Government Action PlanAdoption of a Priority ICT Standards Plan and extending the European Interoperability Framework for public servicesEstablishment of a contractual Cybersecurity Public-Private PartnershipLegislative proposals to reform the current telecoms rulesInitiatives  on data ownership, free flow of data (e.g. between cloud providers)Legislative proposals to reduce the administrative burden on businesses arising from diff…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# EU BUDGET CONTROLEU Auditors' 2016 Work Programme - audit priorities# DG RTDSuccess Stories - Shining a light on vitamin D deficiency in EuropeResearch Headlines - New biomedical toolkit heals patients down to the bone# LIFELIFE: New dog patrols protect rare eagle populations in Portugal# HORIZON 2020Ultra-short pulse lasers increase precision of diamond sculpting# EASIGood practices under EaSI funded projects - 3rd Commission report# EACEANew Eurydice video# CEFReminder: Deaddlines of open Connecting Europe Facility calls# EIBNORMANDY DAIRY PRODUCTION FACILITY – EIB Projects# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the work programme for 2016 and on the financing of the procedures for awarding and advertising public supply, works and service contracts referred to in budget line 26 02 01# EU PARLIAMENTDraft opinion - Discharge 2014: EU general budget - Council and European Council - PE 573.149v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs  - MEP Pascal Du…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# ENERGY STATE AIDMündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gericht in der Rechtssache T-47/15 Deutschland / Kommission  Erneuerbare-Energiengesetz-2012EU Auditors' 2016 Work Programme - Energy among audit priorities# ENERGY UNIONEP ITRE Committee: Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Visit of Minister Kamp andSecretary of State Mr DekkerEU Commission: Benefits of the Energy Union - CyprusEU-Abgeordnete MEISSNER (Alde/FDP): Sieben Schritte zur Verwirklichung der Energie-Union rund um die NordseeEurelectric: Mitigating credit risk in the interest of electricity consumers# ENERGY MARKETS2015: EEX Group Achieves Impressive Results across All MarketsWholesale power prices decrease across the country in 2015 – U.S. EIA# ENERGY REGULATIONACER workshop on cross-border cost allocation to be held on 2 February 2016Publications - Agencies/JU's : ACER - Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators - Committee on Budgetary Control# RENEWABLE ENERGYIRENA: The sixth session of the Asse…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 11 January 2016

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# POST COP21MCC - Ergebnisse von Paris: Was der Klimavertrag für die Welt bedeutetStartbahnhof Paris: Welche Route nimmt der Klima-Zug?MCC beschreibt IPCC-Zukunft bei Side-Event auf der COP21# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTEU Parliament: ENVI meeting dates 2016Publications - Agencies/JU's : EEA - European Environment Agency - Committee on Budgetary ControlHighlights - NL Presidency priorities presentation - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 14 January__

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EU AGENDA Telegram - published 9 January 2016

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# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission – Upcoming eventsEIB’s 2015 Results Press Conference on Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 10h00Wednesday 20-Saturday 23 January:  College Members participate in World Economic Forum in Davos
EU Commission Calendar 10 - 17 January 2016
Monday 11 January 2016Tuesday 12 January 2016Wednesday 13 January 2016Thursday 14 January 2016Friday 15 January 2016Saturday 16 January 2016Sunday 17 January 2016
Outlook January 2016Outlook February 2016Outlook March 2016Outlook April 2016Outlook May 2016Outlook June 2016# EU PARLIAMENTThe Weeks Ahead: 11 - 17 Jan 2016
Migration/External bordersCybersecurityTrade secretsPublic sector websitesFruit and milk in schoolsCorporate taxationDutch presidencyPlenary preparationsPresident's diary
EU Parliament schedule by day
Monday 11-01-2016Wednesday 13-01-2016Thursday 14-01-2016Friday 15-01-2016
Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# THE EUROPEAN COUNCILMedia accreditation for the European Council on 18-…

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