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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# MARKET DESIGNIEA on market design: How to reinvent electricity markets after COP 21DG Energy on the IEA report on European electricity market design# ENERGY SECURITYDG Energy: New rules to boost gas supply security and solidarityImplementing the Energy Union: Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič discusses Energy Security package in BerlinEP on Gas package: structured dialogue with EU Commissioners Arias Cañete and NavracsicsEPC Policy Dialogue: The Energy Security Package - What implications for gas in Europe?SWP: Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic - From Cooperation to Confrontation in an Era of Geopolitical and Economic Turbulence?# ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRIESEU Council: St 5998 2016 Rev 1 Preparation of the Council ("Competitiveness") of 29 February 2016 Steel industry: Follow-up to the extraordinary Competitiveness Council on 9 November 2015 and the Conference on Energy-Intensive Industries on 15 February 2016 - Presentation by the Commission and the Presidency - Ex…

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# EUROPEAN COUNCILSchulz: “If we Europeans part ways we should make no mistake about the consequences”PES:  Social Europe is where the UK should stay; Schengen area is vital# BREXITEESC Workers' Group Declaration on the 'New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union'# REFUGEE CRISISEU-Turkey Cooperation: First meeting of the Steering Committee of the Facility for Refugees in TurkeyPresident Juncker co-hosted Western Balkans Route Leaders' Meeting and participates in EPP Summit today# TAXATIONThe Anti-Tax Avoidance Package - European Economic and Social Committee„Runter von der Bremse!“ - Kampf gegen Steuervemrmeidung Multis - MdEP Peter SIMON (S&D/SPD)EESC: VAT/ Minimum standard rate - extension# POLITICAL FINANCINGCouncil of Europe: Regional conference on money in politics# CJEUJudgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-176/13 P - Council v Bank Mellat: The Court of Justice confirms the annulment of the fund-freezing measures in place against Ban…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# EMPLOYMENTEP: How to make the integration of refugees into the labour market workBriefing - Labour Market Integration of Refugee: EU Funding Instruments - EP THINKTANKEU-Abgeordneter Mann (EVP/CDU) zu Flüchtlingen und Beschäftigung: EP will heißes Eisen schmieden# INDUSTRYGabriel: "Europa braucht wieder mehr Industrie" - Bündnis "Zukunft der Industrie" legt Handlungsempfehlungen für europäische Industriepolitik vorEU Study: The competitive position of the European food and drink industry# SMEBriefing - Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs - EP THINKTANKEESC supports an effective Capital Markets Union but raises concerns about relevance for SMEs# BLUE GROWTHAt a Glance - The Atlantic Action Plan - EP THINKTANK# CIRCULAR ECONOMYCircular economy: the second round - European Parliamentary Research Service# INNOVATIONDG Growth: Programme for the launch event of the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition# INDICATORSElusive global growth outlook requires urgent po…

EU EURO Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# ECBFinancial statements of the ECB for 2015Monetary policy accounts Account of the monetary policy meetingECB Euro area monthly balance of payments (December 2015)ECB Publication: Consolidated balance sheet of the Eurosystem as at 31 December 2015Latest MEP questions to the ECBQuestion to the ECB - ECB employment policy on temporary agency staff - PE 576.915v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsQuestion to the ECB - Monetary policy tools: large scale acquisition programme of governments bonds - PE 576.799v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsQuestion to the ECB - Monetary policy tools: official interest rate - PE 576.800v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsQuestion to the ECB - Monetary policy tools: other instruments - PE 576.801v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsLetters from the ECB to MEPsPublication: Letter from the ECB President to ENF members, EP, on the financing situation of small and medium-sized enterprises in the eur…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# DSMBriefing - Contracts for the supply of digital content and for the online and other distance sales of goods: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment - EP THINKTANKDIGITALEUROPE urges swift progress on cross-border portability of online content services regulationETNO ThinkDigital Interview - Speed, latency, content, ubiquitous coverage: Pleasing today’s Digital consumer# DATA PROTECTIONEAID: Leaky Umbrella (Updated 18 February 2016) - Peter Schaar# CYBERSECURITYStudy reports - Preparatory activities in the context of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cybersecurity component# E-HEALTHWebinar on Supporting EU-US eHealth Innovation Ecosystems# EBUEurovision Song Contest voting set for massive change# PAY TVFCC Votes To Begin Process Of Opening Cable Set Top Boxes To Competition – CCIA# FUTURE MEDIAMeeting debate on the future of journalism# GERMAN DIGITAL AGENDAZweiter Workshop "Mensch-Roboter-Zusammenarbeit" in der BAuA# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILCm 1559…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# TRADE SUSTAINABILITYExchange of views with ILO on the future of trade and investment - Committee on International Trade# TTIPÖsterreich: EU-Handelskommissarin Malmström im Parlament - TTIP auf der Gesprächsagenda mit Nationalratspräsidentin Bures# PERU & COLOMBIADraft report - Trade Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU -  Committee on International Trade# CHINAGabriel: "Europa braucht wieder mehr Industrie" - Bündnis "Zukunft der Industrie" legt Handlungsempfehlungen für europäische Industriepolitik vor (u.a. zu China)# UKRAINEJoint statement on the Situation in Ukraine by the Swedish and Lithuanian Ministers of DefenceDeutsche Unterstützung für die Ost-Ukraine - Auswärtiges Amt# RUSSIARussian Government: Action plan to ensure stable socioeconomic development in 2016SWP: Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic - From Cooperation to …

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# POST COP21Ségolène Royal, présidente de la COP21, mobilisée pour la mise en œuvre de l’Accord de ParisLes priorités fixées pour la mise en oeuvre de l'Accord de Paris - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la MerIEA and UfM join forces to strengthen climate action in the Euro-Mediterranean regionUNFCCC: 17 US Governors Agree to Build Clean Energy FutureGabriel: "Europa braucht wieder mehr Industrie" - Bündnis "Zukunft der Industrie" legt Handlungsempfehlungen für europäische Industriepolitik vor# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSGrüne: Minister Dobrindt im Abgasskandal untätig - Aktuelle Stunde im Bundestag zum Abgasskandal - 18. Februar 2016CDU/CSU: Lückenlos aufklären und Manipulationen wirksam vorbeugen - Deutsche Autoindustrie nicht unter Generalverdacht stellen# POLLUTIONBest practices for clean air - reducing ammonia emissions in the EU - EEB Events# CLIMATE SCIENCEHealth impacts of climate change in the indoor environment: a UK review – EU Scienc…

EU FUNDING Telegram - published 18 February 2016

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# ESIFMoving Beyond GDP: New Regional Social Progress IndexNew training opportunities for ESIF authorities# EFSIEFSI Rules of ProcedureRules of Procedure for the EFSI Steering BoardRules of Procedure for the EFSI Investment Committee# CEFStudy reports - Preparatory activities in the context of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cybersecurity component# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: 45 innovative companies to receive €48.6 million under the SME InstrumentForschungsprogramm Horizon 2020: Unterstützung für vier innovative deutsche KMUHorizon 2020: Will diamonds slow down global warming?# LIFENew tourism guidelines from Slovenian bear project - The LIFE Programme# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Small molecule with a potentially big impact on Alzheimer'sSocial Sciences and Humanities - Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research# DG CONNECTWebinar on Supporting EU-US eHealth Innovation EcosystemsEuropean Robotics Forum 2016Workshop on Principles of Robotics (via Digi…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 17 February 2016

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# DSMEU Commission Answer - Digital single market and sharing economy - E-013608/201513th European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization meeting14th European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization meeting15th European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization meetingDigitaleurope:  ICT Industry Recommendations for G7 and ICT MinisterialEP: Empowering women in the digital age, gender mainstreaming: committee votes# E-COMMERCEAt a Glance - New EU-wide online dispute resolution platform - EP THINKTANK# DATA PROTECTIONStudy - Data Saves Lives: The Impact of the Data Protection Regulation on Personal Data Use in Cancer Research - EP THINKTANK# CYBERSECURITYENISA: Call for experts for TRANSSEC - Intelligent Public Transport Resilience and Security Expert GroupGovernments Should Avoid Mandates to Weaken Digital Security – CCIA# EBUEurovision announces extension of satellite capacity over Africa# ROBOTICSWorkshop on Principles of Robotics# CONNECTIVITY5G NORMA: …

EU TRADE Telegram - published 17 February 2016

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# NON-SCHENGEN COSTSEESC supports Schengen and decries costs of Non-Schengen for European integration# ISDSSPÖ-Europaabgeordnete Graswander-Hainz warnt vor CETA: Hintertür für US-Firmen: „Neue Studie zeigt Probleme auf – ISDS führt zu Sondergerichtsbarkeit für Konzerne“Corporate Europe Observatory: Zombie attack! TTIP corporate super rights come back from the dead# TTIPEU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on the lack of transparency in the TTIP negotiations - B8-2016-0222# OASRelease on the meeting between HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Secretary General of the Organisation of the American States, Luis Almagro# CHINASolar Power Europe WEBINAR: EU-China Solar Panels and Cells Trade Case - What to Expect# RUSSIARussian Government: Dmitry Medvedev held a telephone conversation with Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei KobyakovSecurity implications of Russian strategic communication: committee debateNordic Council of Ministers opens Russian-speaking branch in EstoniaEuropean Union Institute f…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 17 February 2016

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# SMECEPS: Is Horizon 2020 really more SME-friendly? A look at the figuresSelf-employed and entrepreneurship: breaking the barriers to job creationEU Council: ST 12755 2015 INIT Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing a Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014 - 2020) and repealing Decision No 1639/2006/ECBMWi Gleicke: Sozialunternehmen - kein grundsätzlicher Widerspruch zwischen Marktwirtschaft und SolidaritätEU Commission: Answer - Effectiveness of financial aid for SMEs - E-014381/2015# INDUSTRYST 5998 2016 INIT Preparation of the Council ("Competitiveness") of 29 February 2016 Steel industry: Follow-up to the extraordinary Competitiveness Council on 9 November 2015 and the Conference on Energy-Intensive Industries on 15 February 2016 - Presentation by the Commission and the Presidency - Exchange of viewsEU Study: The competitive position of the…

EU EURO Telegram - published 17 February 2016

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# EUROPEAN REFINANCINGS&P Credit Trends: European Refinancing Study: Nearly $4 Trillion Of Rated Companies' Debt Set To Mature By End-2020Bundesfinanzministerium: Vierter Tragfähigkeitsbericht: Demografischer Wandel bleibt Herausforderung# EMUPublications - 2016 : Monetary Dialogue of 15 February 2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsAndrew HUGHES HALLETT (University of St Andrews) - Implications for the euro area of divergent monetary policy stances by the Fed and the ECBKerstin BERNOTH, Philipp J. KöNIG (DIW Berlin) - Implications for the Euro Area of Divergent Monetary Policy Stances by the Fed and the ECB – The role of financial spilloversRoman HORVATH (CASE and Charles University) - Divergent monetary policies of the US Federal Reserve and the ECB: Implications for the euro areaDaniel GROS (CEPS) - QE infinity: What risks for the ECB?Jens BOYSEN-HOGREFE, Salomon FIEDLER, Nils JANNSEN, Stefan KOOTHS, Stefan REITZ (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) - Limits i…

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