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EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# JORDANUK: PM urges European leaders to relax trade rules with Jordan# CETABriefing - EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - EP THINKTANK# DCFTA        Association Agreements/DCFTAs Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - Remarks by EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn on behalf of the HR/VP at the EP PlenaryAmendments and Joint motion for a resolution on Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - RC-B8-0068/2016Georgia, UN Human Rights Council, children and armed conflicts: committee debates# UKRAINEUkraine general security situation: EP committee debateGeneral documents - PCC Recommendations - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association CommitteeArseniy Yatsenyuk: Government enlarges the list of banned Russian commodities to be imported to Ukraine# MOLDOVAStatement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the developments in the Republic of MoldovaIMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation and T…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# DSMS&Ds on Digital Union: We must ensure no one is left behindECR: Digital Single Market plans clear an important hurdleHans-Olaf Henkel (EKR/ALFA): Keine neue europäische Regulierungsbehörde - Digitaler Binnenmarkt: marktwirtschaftliche Maßnahmen einleiten und unterstützenETNO: Digital Single Market: investment and innovation in telecoms are crucial for Europe’s growthEuroISPA: MEPs make crucial call to protect Digital Single Market’s key legislative infrastructure# EIDASe-Signatures & e-Seals – Opportunities and Challenges# E-COMMERCEIn-Depth Analysis - The Digitisation of Tourism Enterprises - EP THINKTANKPostal services in the digital age - European Parliamentary Research Service# CYBER SECURITYENISA at OMNISECURE event in BerlinENISA trains Incident Handlers in BrusselsU.S. National Science Foundation: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESNew IMF Staff Paper Looks at How to Reap the Benefits and Curtail the Risks of Virtual Currenci…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# ESIFEU Commission appoints Director in the Structural Reform Support ServiceDG Regio: ISA conference : interoperability, a key enabler for user-centric digital public services# EASMEEASME: Business Innovation Observatory Conference - Disrupting the Future# RTDIntergenerational linkages in the family: How policies shape the organisation of caring and financial responsibilities for family members - 26 January 2016, Brussels (via Research & Innovation)Success Stories - Local communities and scientists join forces for conservation (via Research & Innovation)Research Headlines - Multi-pronged strategy for parasite control (via Research & Innovation)Events - 10th GEO European Projects Workshop 2016 - 31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin# ERCERC advocates cutting-edge research in Davos# EUREKAPENTA Call for projects is now open – deadline 15th March (via EUREKA)# DIGITAL AGENDAStartup Europe Week launch event with Commission Vice-President Ansip and President of the European Committee …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONEEX acquires majority stake in PXECyprus: an island in a sea of opportunities – Blog post by EU Commission Vice President Maroš ŠefčovičEU Commission Update: The Energy Union tour# ENERGY LABELLINGEnergy efficiency labelling - PE 573.039v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# ENERGY REGULATIONACER: Council Decision of 15 January 2016 appointing three members and three alternates of the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators# RENEWABLESEU Commission: Answer - Green energy will account for 26 % of the electricity production in 2020 - E-013873/2015IRENA: Scaling up Renewable Energy in the GCC Would Reap Major BenefitsEWEA: Spain’s 500MW wind auction inadequate. Government risks missing 2020 renewables target# ENERGY GRIDSU.S. Energy Department Announces $220 Million in Grid Modernization Funding# OIL MARKETHydrogen for refineries is increasingly provided by industrial suppliers – U.S. EIA# GAZPROMRussia'…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEIB: Put Europe on the frontier of global innovation and complete its single market, urges study from European Investment Bank published at Davos# SINGLE MARKETPersonal protective gear, gas appliances and cableways: EU  Parliament approves new safety rulesEU Parliament: Text adopted - Appliances burning gaseous fuels ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0013 - Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Parliament: Text adopted - Personal protective equipment ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0012 - Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Parliament: Text adopted - Cableway installations ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0014 - Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionALDE: Binding roadmap to finalise the Internal Market in 2019# GLASS INDUSTRYEU Commission proposes one million euro from Globalisation Fund to support the glass sector in Belgium# CHEMICAL INDUSTRYEU Commission: New website makes it easier to find information on the chemical…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 20 January 2016

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# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission orders Belgium to recover €211 million from several steel companies within the Duferco groupState aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Italian support for steel producer Ilva in Taranto, ItalyStatement by Commissioner Vestager on EU state aid rules in the steel sector and Commission state aid decisions concerning Duferco in Belgium and Ilva in ItalyMaltese S&D MEP Sant on State Aid: Small EU island states cannot be treated like the centre of Europe# COMPETITION LENIENCYJudgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-428/14  - DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy) : In the field of competition law, the leniency programmes of the EU and of the Member States coexist autonomously# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch Presidency debate: "counter growing scepticism with visible results, refugee crisis top priority"EP Video: Press conference on priorities of the programme of the Dutch PresidencyDutch EU Presidency: Speech by Prime…

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