Showing posts from January 19, 2016

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# RENEWABLESSpeech by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the General Asembly of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency): Ministerial Roundtable "Concerted action towards RE deployment"36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion - New IRENA Report'Renewable energy is limitless and will last forever,' says Ban at global debateIRENA and Terrawatt Partner for Massive Solar Scale-UpEnergy Charter Secretary General participates in Sixth Assembly Meetings of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)# MARKET DESIGNEnergy storage: market designs and regulatory incentives# DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENTIndustrial Demand Response - too complex? – EEIP Knowledge HubUpdate: EU Commission Conference on energy-intensive industries# ENERGY UNIONEESC welcomes Nobel peace prize winners: Tunisian Quartet to plenary - Energy packet to be voted and debate on COP21 outcomeMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine met with Vice-President of the European Commission for…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# POST COP21EP Background: COP21Briefing - Outcome of the European Council of 17-18 December 2015: Post-European Council Briefing - EP THINKTANKUNFCCC: Paris Agreement Opportunity for the Gulf Region - UNFCCC Chief Praises UAE's VisionIRENA: Scaling Up Renewables: Taking Climate Action to the Next LevelThe Challenge of Climate Migration: a EU Perspective - European Economic and Social CommitteeGreenpeace: Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?# ETSEU Commission publishes status update for EU ETS New Entrants' Reserve# CLIMATE FINANCEEIB: EUR 320 million new EIB finance for climate action and knowledge economy investments in Turkey# CAR EMISSIONSMEPs to discuss vetoing plan to relax diesel car emission limitsEU Parliament: Video of a plenary debate - Objection pursuant to Rule 106 on emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6) - Monday, 18 January 2016 - 19:26 - StrasbourgAbgastests ohne Hintertüren so schnell wie möglich! - Sozialdemokraten lehnen …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# RULE OF LAWBriefing - Understanding the EU Rule of Law mechanisms - EP THINKTANKEU Council Video: Joint press conference by European Council President Donald TUSK and Polish President Andrzej DUDARemarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Poland Andrzej DudaPoland – EU: Rule of Law# EU PRESIDENCIESMain results  of General Affairs Council on 18 January 2016Incoming/outgoing Council presidenciesWissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestags: Europäische Union, Europapolitik: Das Programm der niederländischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft in 2016# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTCompetition in a big data world – Speech by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager at the DLD Conference in MunichEU Parliament: Video of a plenary debate - Annual report on EU Competition Policy - Monday, 18 January 2016 - 17:18 - StrasbourgEU Commission Survey - updated: Empowering the national competition authorities to be more effective enforcers# PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONSNew Europe…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONBriefing - European Commission's 2016 Work Programme - EP THINKTANK# SINGLE MARKETNew European Professional Card helps professionals work throughout the EUSingle Market - PowerPoint presentations and other documents at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# SMEEPP: Entrepreneurship on the front line in fighting youth unemploymentBDI/PwC: Bürokratie und Fachkräftemangel belasten Mittelstand# INNOVATIONEESC: Responsible Research and Innovation – science and civil society working togetherBusinesseurope: “A better framework for Innovation" conference - 26 JanuaryEU Commission Survey: Data management survey of Citizen Science projects# DEFENCE INDUSTRIESCall for expression of interest - Selection of model defence-related regions to co-organise an event with the European Commission# PETROLEUM INDUSTRIESEU Commission – DG  Grow: The sectoral 'fitness check' for the petroleum refining sector is published# AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIESOpe…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# EUROPEAN SEMESTER2016 European Semester: macroeconomic and fiscal guidance to Member States - ECOFIN Council Conclusions on the Annual Growth Survey (15 January 2016)EP Briefing - Economic Dialogues and Exchanges of Views with the Member States under the European Semester Cycles - State-of-Play (January 2016) - PE 497.736 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONESMA CHAIR DISCUSSES IMPACT OF INTEREST RATES ON SECURITIES MARKETS# ESMAESMA Extension of reserve lists 2016 Monday 18 January 2016 15:03ESMA CL to EFRAG Draft Interpretation Foreign Currency Monday 18 January 2016 14:57ESMA CL to EFRAG on IFRS IC DI Uncertain tax positions Monday 18 January 2016 14:48# PSD & SEPAECB: Speech Yves Mersch: Growth potential and competition – what lies ahead for card payments?
# ECBECB: Working paper no. 1878: Sovereign to corporate risk spillovers
# BANKING UNIONEuropean Banking Federation - Latest PositionsEBF submission on the European Commission’s public consulta…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 18 January 2016

# TTIPStatement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan: Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the USStudy - Comparison of the EU Service Offers for the TTIP and TiSA Negotiations – EP Committees INTA, IMCO, EMPL, ITRE and AFETTTIP - PowerPoint presentations and other documents at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionLetter to Barack Obama, Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk and the Heads of Government and State of the 28 EU Member States on cross-border data flows and “Safe Harbour” - signed by BUSINESSEUROPE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, DIGITALEUROPE and the Information Technology Industry CouncilCorporate Europe Observatory: TTIP pillar already being used to torpedo public interest laws and democracyvzbv: Transatlantischer Freihandel – Risiken und Chancen - Das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP aus Sicht US-amerikanischer und deutscher Verbraucherschützer# TISAEP T…