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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…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament: Draft report - Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers - PE 571.801v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy  - MEP Theresa GriffinEU Parliament: Draft opinion - Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers - PE 572.937v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – MEP Kaja Kallas# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E: Building a European grid model – Public workshopVersion 40 of the ENTSO-E Code list is published as of 10/12/2015# ENERGY SECURITYEP ITRE Committee: Security of energy supply, FP7 for research and technological development: debatesEP ITRE Committee debates the Presentation of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) special report 'Improving the security of energy supply by developing the internal energy market: more efforts needed'Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom: Powering Security: EU Natural Gas Supplies# RENEWABLESRenewable Energy Events – Solar PowerClean Energy Council – Women in Renewable Companies - RE…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# ETSUkrainian Gov't dismissed Acting Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources for embezzlement of Kyoto fundsSt 15446 2015 Init - 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)# POST COP21Ban: Global investors must play full role in shift to clean energyUN and CERES:  Global investors mobilize action in wake of Paris Climate AgreementUN: Livestock biodiversity must be preserved as tool against climate changeThe Climate Group: Davos 2016: The Fourth Industrial Revolution signals new climate for clean energyGroundbreaking C40 Research Proves Cities are Critical# CAR EMISSIONSEuropean Commission tightens rules for safer and cleaner carsEU Commission Fact Sheet: Tightened rules for safer and cleaner carsEEA: Explaining vehicle emissions – why do laboratory and road measurements differ?EPP: Type approval of cars: control has to be Eur…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# INNOVATIONInformal meeting of Competitiveness CouncilDutch EU Presidency: New European plans to boost the impact of research and innovationSpeech by Henk Kamp at the opening of the Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for CompetitivenessPresidency discussion paper Smart industry - Publication | 27-01-2016Presidency discussion paper Single Market for Services -Publication | 27-01-2016Presidency discussion paper Geo-blocking - Publication | 27-01-2016Presidency discussion paper Collaborative Economy - Publication | 27-01-2016Presidency discussion paper on The future outlook for investing in Research and Innovation - The future outlook for investing in Research and Innovation (R&I): FP7 Ex-Post Evaluation on the essentials for success and...Publicatie | 27-01-2016EuroparlTV Video: Top scientists team up with policymakersUK Open consultation: Research Excellence Framework review: call for evidence# INDUSTRYDutch EU Presidency discussion paper Smart industryEuropean Commission t…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# WTOEU Trade Commissioner Malmström’s Speech: What’s next for the WTO?# TRADE STRATEGYEU Parliament: Draft opinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 560.841v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy  - MEP Theresa GriffinEU Parliament: Draft opinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 575.219v01-00 - Committee on Development  – MEP Jan Zahradil# TTIPKeynote address by EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, BrusselsEU Parliament: Newsletters - JURI US Newsletter : 2015 - Committee on Legal Affairs (Trends in U.S. law)# TISAAt a Glance - TiSA: Recommendations for the negotiations - EP THINKTANKSPD zum Dienstleistungsabkommen TiSA - transparente Standards für fairen Handel setzenAmendments 1 - 69: Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)# CHINASPD: EU muss sich vor unfairen Handelsprakt…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# DSMCommissioners and EU Ministers discuss collaborative economy, unjustified geo-blocking, single market for services and research in AmsterdamFirst brief results of the public consultation on Geo-blocking and other geographically based restrictions when shopping and accessing information in the EUFirst brief results of the public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economyA New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Single Market - Günther OettingerDutch EU Presidency discussion paper Geo-blocking: Download "Presidency discussion paper Geo-blockingDutch EU Presidency discussion paper Collaborative Economy: Download "Presidency discussion paper Collaborative EconomyDutch EU Presidency Video: Open accessEU-Kommission: Erste Ergebnisse der Konsultation zu Geoblocking und PlattformenDutch EU Presidency on Innovation: Speech minister Kamp - Publication | 27-01-2016UK Policy paper: Cross-b…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 27 January 2016

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# ERCEuropean Research Council President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon visiting the Budgets Committee# EUSEWApplications for EU Sustainable Energy Awards open# DG GROWTHDG GROW tenders in the field of tourismResearch Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) workshop on EU funded steel projects# DG CONNECTFET Flagships interim evaluation: the best is yet to come# DG RTDSuccess Stories - Green chemistry goes with the flow (via Research & Innovation)Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research - 4-5 February 2016, Brussels (via Research & Innovation)Success Stories - Ethics and anti-terror tech - a user's guide (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020European Alliance to accelerate new concepts in HIV Vaccine researchUnderstanding the Socio-economic Sciences (SSH) integration in health topics – Writing successful proposals including SSH aspects# ESIFEU Commissioner Corina Creţu: Speech at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Workshop: "…

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