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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 15 January 2016

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# DSMEU Parliament: Towards a Digital Single Market Act – outcome of the vote in plenary on TuesdayEU Council: Work programme of the High Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth - Approval of the work programme (including DSM)Digitaleurope: Europe’s Tech Leaders to meet Commissioners in early FebruaryECEG: CONFERENCE ON DIGITALISATION AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS# UK RESPONSE - EU CONSULTATIONSUK Government Policy paper: Digital platforms: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: Satellite and Cable Directive review: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: Internet speed and quality beyond 2020: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: Information, communication and technology standards: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: Geoblocking: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: Audiovisual Media Services Directive review: EU consultation responseUK Government Policy paper: VAT in the digital single market: EU con…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 15 January 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: another €500 million for SMEs in GermanyEFSI State of play - January 2016# ESIFJoint REGI - COTER Public Hearing on the Implementation of the EU Urban Agenda: "Towards the Pact of Amsterdam"European innovation ecosystems: Good governance and effective support for smart specialisation# EASMEEASME: Call for proposal "Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)"# LIFEThe Best LIFE Environment projects 2014# DG GROWLaunch of the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition: Social Innovation for Refugees and MigrantsUpdate on DG Growth calls for tender
01/12/2015International Comparison of Cumulative Regulatory Costs for the Chemical Industry - Considerations on competitiveness issues concerning the sectorDeadline: : 29/01/201615/12/2015Study on the legal aspects of the supplementary protection certificates in EUDeadline: : 04/02/201601/12/2015Translation of technical regulations in relation to Directive (EU) 2015/1535Deadline: : 01/03/2…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 15 January 2016

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# POST COP21UK DECC: The UK’s Second Biennial Report to the EU and the UNFCCCEU Commission: New research reveals a win-win in the fight against climate change and air pollution# CLIMATE FINANCESpeech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the UNEP Inquiry Year of Green Finance Inauguration, LondonBundesumweltministerium sucht Klima-Innovationen# ETSEU policy roundup: The slow road to ETS reform - Carbon PulseU.S. EPA: 2015 Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule# CAR EMISSIONSRenault - Contrôles des émissions de polluants atmosphériques et de CO2 menés sur les 22 premiers véhicules - Ministère du Développement durableTransport & Evironment: EU car testing proposals are a sticking plaster on a gaping woundACEA: Passenger car registrations: +9.3% in 2015; +16.6% in December# CLIMATE RESEARCHNASA, NOAA Announce 2015 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILST 5255 2016 INIT  Proposal for a COU…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# POST COP21EU Commission Call for proposal ref 001/2015/CLIMA/A1 - Implementing the Paris Climate Change AgreementEcologic Institute: 5th POLIMP Webinar - After Paris: Implications of the Paris Agreement for EU Climate PolicyPIK: Menschgemachter Klimawandel unterdrückt die nächste EiszeitEU Research: Re-using resources in cities: a Dutch case-study# GREEN FINANCEUK Global Hub for Green Finance, New UNEP Report Says# ETSNordic Council of Ministers: Sectoral expansion of the EU ETS: - A Nordic perspective on barriers and solutions to include new sectors in the EU ETS with special focus on road transportNASA publishes data on Carbon Dioxide# CAR EMISSIONSEU Research: Air quality impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’EU-Abgeordneter Peter Liese (EVP/CDU): "Statt Innenstädte sperren, Diesel endlich sauber machen"EVP zu Pkw-Emissionen im FahrbetriebEU car pollution rules - Postponing vote on controversial car emissions is political chicanery - The Greens/European Free Allianc…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# SUSTAINABLE ENERGYDG Energy: Consultation Forum for sustainable energy in the defence and security sector put in action# ENERGY REGULATIONTurkish grid operator, TEIAS, joins ENTSO-E as an observer memberACER: Withdrawal of investment request Paldiski LNG# GAZPROMGazprom: Growth in demand for Russian gas in Europe confirms importance of Nord Stream 2 construction# ENERGY EFFICIENCYHorizon 2020 allocates €194 million for Energy Efficiency in 2016 and 2017# GEOTHERMAL ENERGYEBRD and CTF give funding boost to Turkey’s geothermal energy# SOLAR ENERGYEU Research: What are the barriers to solar energy adoption?# NUCLEAR ENERGYRosenergoatom: Nuclear share in Russia’s energy mix has increased up to 18.6% from 17.2 in 2015Bundesumweltministerium: Staatssekretärin Schwarzelühr-Sutter besorgt über Sicherheitskultur im schweizerischen Atomkraftwerk LeibstadtEP press conference Evaluation of safety risks of nuclear power plants Doel and Tihange Press conference by Rebecca HARMS(DE), Co-President …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYUpdated: Dutch Presidency priorities discussed in committeeMartin SCHULZ, EP President - Mark RUTTE, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Jean-Claude JUNCKER, EC President on the priorities of the programme of activities of the Dutch Presidency - 20/01/2016 (PM)# REFUGEE CRISISEU Parliament on Refugee crisis: "If Schengen collapses, it'll be start of end European project"Speaking points of EU Commissioner Avramopoulos from the meeting with the LIBE committeeTackling migrant smuggling: is the EU legislation fit for purpose?  - Open EU Consultations – DG Home Affairs# BREXITFriends of Europe: Scotland and Brexit: shockwaves will spread across EU# SOCIAL DUMPINGEU Parliament: Draft report - Social dumping in the European Union - PE 571.622v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of JVC by Freudenberg and Toray# BETTER REGULATIONEU Commissioner Jourová's speech at the meeting of the EP's …

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# ECOFIN & EUROGROUPPreparation of the Eurogroup meeting and of the ECOFIN Council meetingUpdated agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 15 January 2016Main results of the Eurogroup meeting on 14 January 2016Eurogroup meeting Press conferenceRemarks by J. Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 14 January 2016EU Commissioner Moscovici's opening remarks at the Eurogroup press conferenceEU Council: Agenda of the Eurogroup on  14 January 2016# SLOVAKIAIMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic# ECBECB: Monetary policy accounts Account of the monetary policy meetingECB: Working paper no. 1877: Credit subsidiesECB: Working paper no. 1876: Bank networks from text: interrelations, centrality and determinantsECB: Euro area households and non-financial corporations: 3rd quarter 2015# BANKING UNIONRegional banks conference of the State of Hessen: Fostering regional presence, preserving proportionality# EBAEBA to hold a public…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# TTIPSpeech: Commissioner Malmström in Berlin on TTIP and Trade: Progress on Trade and the Need for DebateHighlights - Access to TTIP-related confidential documents - Committee on International TradeKeynote Remarks at the Washington International Trade Association's Trans-Pacific Partnership SeriesEU-Abgeordneter Giegold (Die Grünen) und Stopp TTIP: 1,6 Mio Bürger sollten der Kanzlerin nicht weniger Zeit wert sein als Lobbyisten# TISATrade in Services Agreement recommendations: committee vote# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYUpdated: Dutch Presidency priorities discussed in committee# IRANEU Council extends suspension of EU sanctions against Iran# CHINAUpdated: China's Market Economy Status - analysis by DG Expo Policy Department - Committee on International TradeChina’s market economy status: EU Commission should assess impactsChina's multilateralism: higher ambitions - European Union Institute for Security StudiesDIW: "Eine Krise in China trifft Deutschland ins Mark": Komm…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEIB Group lends record EUR 84.5 billion in 2015 and mobilises over EUR 50 billion investment under Investment Plan for EuropeEIB Annual Press Conference# SINGLE MARKETPosition der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich zur Binnenmarktstrategie für Waren und Dienstleistungen# INNOVATIONSubject files: Working Group on Labour market impacts of robotics and artificial intelligence# EMPLOYMENTSkills policies for fighting youth unemployment: plenary vote# INDICATORSEUROSTAT: Business investment rate down to 22.1% in the euro area# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet d'homologation du cahier des charges, notifié par la France sous le n°2015/570/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535# EU PARLIAMENTPublications - Roll call votes : Roll call votes - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionVotes of 14 January 2016Votes of 14 December 2015Votes of 10 November 2015Votes of 13 Oct…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# CYBER SECURITYEU Parliament: First-ever EU-wide cyber-security rules backed by Internal Market CommitteeEU Commission: Cyber security Industry Market SurveyStandards für kritische Infrastrukturen können erst ein Anfang sein – EU-Abgeordneter Jan Philipp Albrecht (Die Grünen)Nordic authorities collaborating on measures against vulnerabilities in networksPrivileged-Account Attacks Are Behind Every Major Cyber Crime -  Cloud Security Alliance Blog# DSMEU Commissioner Jourová's speech at the meeting of the EP's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEuropean Law Institute: New Rules for Contracts in the Digital Single Market - What’s in it for Consumers and Businesses in Europe?CERRE Centre on Regulation in Europe: A New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Single MarketU.S. On the Release of the World Bank's 2016 World Development Report - Digital Dividends# TSMCouncil of Europe confirms strict interpretation net neutrality – MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 14 January 2015

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# EFSIEIB Group lends record EUR 84.5 billion in 2015 and mobilises over EUR 50 billion investment under Investment Plan for Europe# ESIFEU Commission: Consolidating peace and deepening reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border region of IrelandÖsterreichische EU-Abgeordnete Graswander-Hainz (S&D/SPÖ): Gemeinsame Initiative für starke Alpenraumstrategie# CEF€12.7 billion on the way to support 263 key European transport infrastructure projectsUpdated figures: Connecting Europe Facility# LIFECelebrating Natura 2000 Day in May 2016 - The LIFE Programme# DG GROWMultiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of consultancy services in the field of automotive safetyStudy on the legal aspects of the supplementary protection certificates in EU# COSMEUkraine joins the EU program for small and medium businesses COSME# RTDResearch Headlines - On the lookout for bad space weather (via Research & Innovation)# ERCPanel Members ERC Starting Grant 2015# H2020 CALLSEIT KICs C…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 13 January 2016

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# DSMEU Parliament: Amendments 1-26 - Towards a Digital Single Market ActEU Parliament: Subject files - Working Group on the Digital Single Market - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionS&D Group Seminar: How to use the opportunities of the Digital Union in order to fight social and regional inequalities?CEPS special report: What strategy for a genuine single market?# CYBER SECURITYMEP Andreas Schwab on Cyber security: "Without fair protection at European level, we will be in trouble"Cyber security: protecting crucial sectors from attacks – EuroparlTVECB - Speech Benoît Cœuré: Cyber resilience for financial market infrastructuresEU Research - SMEs to benefit from secure online payment technologyBSI zertifiziert Deutsche Telekom als Lauschabwehr-Dienstleister# CLOUDBuilding Trust in Cloud Services Beyond Security Certification - Cloud Security Workshop# BROADCASTINGCollege Orientation Debate on recent developments in Poland and the Rule of Law Framework…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 13 January 2016

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# TTIP#SOTU – U.S. State of the Union - Here's what the President saidWatch his final State of the Union address.Read the full speech.Explore Past Addresses2009 Joint Session of Congress2010 State of the Union2011 State of the Union2012 State of the Union2013 State of the Union2014 State of the Union2015 State of the Union2016 State of the UnionUS Mission at the EU: A Vital Partnership - US-EU Relations Are Increasingly Significant in Global Affairs – Anthony Gardner’s Guest EditorialU.S. Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016 – Remarks by John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of StateRemarks at the Department of Homeland Security's Symposium on Illicit Trade# CHINAEU Commission on Treatment of China in anti-dumping investigationsEU Commission: College orientation debate on the treatment of China in anti-dumping investigationsEU-Vertretung in Berlin: EU berät über Marktwirtschaftsstatus von ChinaEU-Abgeordneter Leinen (S&D/SPD): Marktwirtschaftsstatus für China? Studie über wirtschaftliche u…

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