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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# DSMBuilding on modern and unified rules to strengthen fundamental rights and create a Digital Single Market - Joint Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová on the occasion of the 2016 Data Protection daySpeech by Henk Kamp at the Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for CompetitivenessSpeech by Henk Kamp on the European Single MarketThe Collaborative Economy benefits policy challenges - Presentation Francesca Pick, co-founder Ouishare, leading company collaborative economy"Citizens must be at the heart of the transition to a Digital Union" S&D MEPs tell CommissionE-Commerce: Policy paper: Online and distance sale of goods and supply of digital contentDIGITALEUROPE at No.10, Downing Street to discuss the UK government prioritiesWelcome to the endless opportunities world of 3D printingEmbracing the digital transformation - Luxembourg and Europe call out for cooperation to boost their talent pool# TSMBEREC Chair presents BEREC opinion on Review of …

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# MFFSpeech Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EU Presidency Conference on the Multiannual Financial FrameworkSpeech Bert Koenders - Multiannual Financial FrameworkBriefing - Mid-term review/revision of the MFF: Key issues at the outset of the debate - EP THINKTANK# BUDGETMake best use of every euro and combat fraud, say budgetary control MEPsVice-President Kristalina Georgieva discusses the EU budget in SlovakiaFighting fraud and corruption across the EU - The Greens | European Free Alliance# HORIZON 2020Study - Assessment of Horizon 2020 Programme - EP THINKTANKEvaluations: Composite indicators and scoreboards: sharing best practicesSMEs in South-eastern Europe to benefit from €250 million in EU-guaranteed loansInnovFin provides €20 million to help develop treatments for hepatitis, cancer and tuberculosis# DG RTDNext steps towards a Food Research Area - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# DG CONNECTWebinar on open call "Internet of Things : IoT-01-2016: …

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# CHINASpeech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: China & the EU- A Partnership for Reform# TTIPBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel: Mehr Transparenz für Bundestagsabgeordnete und Mitglieder des Bundesrates - neuer TTIP-Leseraum# TRADE & SUSTAINABILITYEU Commission: Trade policy promotes sustainability and human rightsSecond Follow-up Meeting on Bangladesh Sustainability Compact - Joint Conclusions# MARKET ACCESSEU Commission: Highlighting progress and shortcomings in 14 countries benefiting from privileged EU market accessEU Report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences covering the period 2014-2015EU Commission: GSP+ Report on sustainability, human rights and good governance - Questions and answers# TUNISIAEU Council extends Tunisia asset freeze by one year# UKRAINEBriefing - Ukraine and the Minsk II agreement: On a frozen path to peace? -  EP THINKTANKEU Commission: Answer - Anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine in the light of the recommendations by the Group of States ag…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# MFFSpeech by Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EU Presidency Conference on the Multiannual Financial Framework# EMUPES reiterates call to deepen the Economic and Monetary UnionEVP zur EP-Debate über EZB-Jahresbericht# MARKET ABUSE REGULATIONESMA consults on Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) guidelines regarding market soundings and delayed disclosure of inside information# ECONOMIC GOVERNANCEFinland: Structural reforms needed to boost growth and employment, OECD saysVice-President Dombrovskis on European Semester visit to Czech Republic 28 – 29 January 2016# ESMAESMA: ANNELI TUOMINEN APPOINTED VICE CHAIRESMA Library document - Statement by Steven Maijoor on behalf of the ESAs# EIOPAFausto Parente elected as the new Executive Director of EIOPA# ECBECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: 3rd Quarter 2015ECB: Occasional paper no. 167: Savings and investment behaviour in the euro area# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILCm 1245 2016 Init Fiscal Couns…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# COMPETITVENESSEU Video: Informal meeting of Ministers responsible for Competitiveness (Industry and Single Market), Amsterdam - press conferenceSpeech by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, at the Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness# INNOVATIONNext steps towards a Food Research Area - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission: New European public procurement law: Enhancing eco-innovation# SMESMEs in South-eastern Europe to benefit from €250 million in EU-guaranteed loans# EMPLOYMENTEU Evidence in Focus: The long-term unemployed: the people that the economic recovery forgot?Briefing - An overview of the EU Youth Strategy 2013-2015 - EP THINKTANK# EU INDICATORSEUROSTAT - Household real income per capita up in both euro area and EU28# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILPe 57 2015 Init REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on cableway installations and repealing Directive 2000/9/ECSt 5265 20…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# ETSST 15446 2015 COR 1 COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement (CO2 Emissions)EU political party chiefs strike deal on ETS reform – source - Carbon Pulse# POST COP21UNFCCC: Stars Aligning for Solar Energy Following COP21 - Stable Policies Still RequiredCAN Europe: European Commission urged to bolster energy savings in the wake of the Paris climate summitSuccess at COP21 and the role The Climate Group played# CLIMATE FINANCEThe NAMA Facility Funds Ambitious Projects on 3 Continents# CARBON TAXESSpain’s Catalonia introduces carbon tax for road vehicles - Carbon Pulse# CAR EMISSIONSLa France: La mobilité durable en marche - Ministère du Développement durableEVP zur Debatte über Pkw-Emissionen im Fahrbetrieb (RDE)Emissions from 2008–2015 VW diesel vehicles fitted with ‘defeat devices’ linked to 59 premature deaths – EU Science for Environment Pol…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# PROCUREMENTEU Commission: New European public procurement law: Enhancing eco-innovation# TAXATIONOECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes European Commission corporate tax avoidance proposalsFair Taxation: EU Commission presents new measures against corporate tax avoidanceEU Commission Memo: The Anti Tax Avoidance Package – Questions and AnswersRemarks by EU Commissioner Moscovici at the launch of the Anti Tax Avoidance PackageEURLEX recently published legislative procedures in the field of taxation2016/0010/CNS Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation Initial reference: COM (2016) 252016/0011/CNS Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market Initial reference: COM (2016) 26# TAXATION - REACTIONSTackling Corporate Tax loopholes: ALDE welcomes new proposalsEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALD…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 28 January 2016

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission Study: Identifying energy efficiency improvements and saving potential in energy networks and demand response, in support of the implementation of Article 15 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: EU and Turkey strengthen energy tiesFOSG and EWEA call for a High Level Group and Stakeholders’ Platform to accelerate North Sea cooperationUpdated - Public Hearing on "Energy Costs and EU Industry Competitiveness" - 23-02-2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEU Commission Citizens’ Energy Forum in London# ENERGY REGULATIONRomana Jordan and Jochen Penker elected new Chair and Vice-Chair of ACER Administrative BoardGrid plus Storage regional workshop supported by ENTSO-E# ENERGY GRIDSEU Commission: Answer - Energy infrastructure: relationship between Projects of Common Interest list and Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity list - P-015191/2015Joint EURELECTRIC-HEDNO Workshop: Workshop on Infra…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# EMUThe Deepening EMU Package: What's next? - European Economic and Social CommitteeIMF Working Paper No. 16/9: Risks of Stagnation in the Euro AreaIMF Completes Ninth Review of Cyprus’ EFF and Approves €126.3 Million DisbursementÖsterreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik: Das Krisenmanagement der Europäischen Zentralbank – Erfolge und Misserfolge# FINANCIAL PRODUCTSKeynote address by EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, BrusselsESAs submit a joint letter to the European Commission on cross-selling of financial products in the EU# ECONOMIC GOVERNANCESpeech Benoît Cœuré: The importance of independent fiscal councilsAt a Glance - Economic Policy Coordination in the Euro Area under the European Semester – Key Studies Leaflet - EP THINKTANKGovernment finance statistics - What is the extent of contingent liabilities and non-performing loans in the EU Member States?# SOLVENCY IIEIOPA suggests a consistent approach to the methodology of the group so…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# SOCIAL RIGHTSEU Commission: First orientation debate on the European Pillar of Social Rights# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission fines car parts producers € 137 789 000 in cartel settlement# CORRUPTIONEU Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification MechanismEU Commission issues report on progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification MechanismTransparency International:  Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 - Corruption still rife but 2015 saw pockets of hope# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of GFI Informatique by Apax, B&G and MannaiMergers: EU Commission clears joint venture between Acek Group and Sumitomo Group# VATNew EU Commission Roadmap: Action Plan for a simple, efficient and fraud-proof definitive system of Value Added Tax tailored to the single market - TAXUD - CWP - Impact assessement planned : No# TAXATIONOECD: A boost to transparency in international tax matters: 31 countries sign tax co-operation agreemen…

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