Showing posts from January 18, 2016

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 16 January 2016

# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 18 - 24 January 2016
Monday 18 JAN 2016Tuesday 19 JAN 2016Wednesday 20 JAN 2016Thursday 21 JAN 2016Friday 22 JAN 2016Saturday 23 JAN 2016Sunday 24 JAN 2016Outlook February 2016Outlook March 2016Outlook April 2016Outlook May 2016Outlook June 2016# EU PARLIAMENTThe Weeks Ahead: 18 - 24 Jan 2016
PolandEU summit outcomeIncoming/outgoing Council presidenciesFrance/Mutual defenceCOP21Digital Single MarketCar emissionsTrade in Services Agreement (TiSA)President's diaryPre-session press briefing
EU Parliament schedule by day
Monday 18-01-2016Tuesday 19-01-2016Wednesday 20-01-2016Thursday 21-01-2016
Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# THE EUROPEAN COUNCILMedia accreditation for the European Council on 18-19 February 2016European Council meeting will take place on 18-19 February 2016 in Justus Lipsius building in Brussels.# EU COUNCIL The Netherlands presidency of the Council of the EU:  1 January-30 June 2016Main topi…

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 16 January 2016

# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch Ministers present priorities EU Urban Agenda in European Parliament# EU COMMISSIONEACEA: Open funding opportunities and application procedures within the Europe for Citizens programme# EU COMMISSION - H2020Horizon 2020: New networking tool available for Horizon 2020 proposers for the 2015-2016 calls in ICT for Health, Wellbeing and Demographic Change (SC1)# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECTInfo day on 2016 call of the Active and Assistive Living (AAL) programmeNew robotics projects from 2015 announced# EU PARLIAMENTBriefing - Smart specialisation: The concept and its application to EU cohesion policy - EP THINKTANK # COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONSEuropean innovation ecosystems: Good governance and effective support for smart specialisation# EU EIP-SCCSave the Date for the next EIP-SCC General Assembly in Eindhoven!The Best Example EU Cities in Energy Have now their ChroniclesUIA Funds Cities Ideas on Urban ChallengesEuropean Commission Approves the AUWP 2016 for European…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 15 January 2016

# EU GACLetter from Dutch Minister Koenders on the EU Presidency: Agenda of the GACMultiannual Financial Framework (MFF)Rule of lawInter-Institutional Agreement (IIA) on Better RegulationBetter Regulation PackageTransparencyBetter governanceFollow-up to the European Council# COMPANY TAXATIONEurostat: The tax-to-GDP ratio in 2014 varied by almost 1 to 2 across the EU Member States# COMPANY DISCLOSUREEuropean Commission consults on non-binding guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information by certain large companiesPublic consultation on non-financial reporting guidelines: Non-binding guidelines on methodology for reporting non-financial information# ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDUREUpdate:  Hearing on Administrative Procedure for the EU - 28-01-2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs# STATE AIDState aid: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into alleged aid to two container terminal operators in Port of Antwerp, Belgium# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission approves Ball's acquisition…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 15 January 2016

# COMPETITIVENESSWork programme of the High Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth - Approval of the work programme# THE JUNCKER PLANPresident's New Year's press conferenceEC Video: press conference by EC President Jean-Claude JUNCKEREU-Vertretung: Juncker warnt vor enormer GlaubwürdigkeitskriseS&D President Pittella: Juncker replied positively to S&D requests. Now Commission must move from words to deedsEU Investment Plan EFSI - State of play January 2016Investment Plan for Europe: another €500 million for SMEs in GermanyEU Council conclusions on the Annual Growth Survey# SPACE INDUSTRYESA Annual Briefing on 15 January 2016: How Space 4.0 is workingEU Workshop with the space industry on access to finance# EMPLOYMENTOECD ministerial statement: Building more resilient and inclusive labour marketsOECD employment rate increases to 66.2% in the third quarter of 2015Völklinger Kreis stellt Staatssekretärin Zypries seine Studie "Diversity Management in Deutsc…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 15 January 2016

# CHINAEU and China agree on scope of the future investment dealChina becomes EBRD member as Suma Chakrabarti visits Beijing - EBRD President and Chinese Premier hail new era of cooperation# ASEANThe EU and ASEAN in 2016 - European Union Institute for Security Studies# TISAEP Interview: Viviane Reding on TiSA negotiations: “We asked for more transparency; we got it”# EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILBackground brief - Foreign Affairs Council on 18 January 2016Syria and recent developments in the regionIraqUkraineMiddle East Peace ProcessLibya# UKRAINEEU MARKET ACCESS - Ukraine lifts the ban on imports of EU beef and vealEU Parliament: General security situation in Ukraine - EUAM - which role for the EU? - Subcommittee on Security and DefenceMinister Klimkin expressed full support for the priorities of the German Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016, in particular, in maintaining the focus on the settlement of the conflict in DonbasUkraine launched a new Silk Road bypassing RussiaSmall and medium…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 15 January 2016

# ECOFINMain results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 15 January 2016Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) - press conferenceRemarks by EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conferenceEU Council conclusions on the Annual Growth SurveyEU Council Conclusions on Alert Mechanism Report 2016La France: L’UE doit avancer rapidement et concrètement pour lutter contre le financement du terrorismeDutch EU Presidency after ECOFIN: More growth and fewer shocks# GREECETranscript of a IMF Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF (including questions on Greece, Ukraine – Russia, China)EU-Abgeordneter Giegold (Die Grünen) zu Griechenland: Bundesregierung darf keine neuen Rentenkürzungen fordernALFA/EKR zu Griechenland: Der IWF muss ernst machen# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESEU Parliament: ECON Hearing on Virtual currencies on 25 January 2016# FINANCIAL REGULATIONEuropean Commission consults on non-binding guidelines on disclosure of …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 15 January 2016

# MARKET DESIGNSAVE THE DAY: IEA Key recommendations for European electricity market design - Brussels: 18 February 2016# ENERGY SECURITYThird EU-Norway energy conference# RENEWABLESEU Commissioner Arias Cañete attends International Renewable Energy Agency meeting in Abu DhabiEU COUNCIL: Cm 1043 2016 Init EU Coordination Meeting for: - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 6th session of the Assembly (16-17 January 2016)BMWi: Staatssekretär Baake reist zur IRENA-Vollversammlung nach Abu DhabiAU Commission, IRENA Call for Coordination on Africa’s Energy TransitionIRENA: Regional Clean Energy Corridors Mobilise Investment to Meet Climate GoalsCalling All Global Leaders in Clean Energy – Energy Efficiency in Industrial ProcessWISE Power launches online engagement tool for onshore wind farms in EuropeUS EERE: Solar Continues to be Bright Spot for National EconomyEU Research: Biomass for energy: from field to fuel# ENERGY REGULATION3rd Stakeholder Joint Working Session (SJWS#3) on …