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EU AGENDA Telegram - 12 March 2016

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# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 14 - 20 March 2016Monday 14 March 2016Tuesday 15 March 2016Wednesday 16 March 2016Thursday 17 March 2016Friday 18 March 2016Saturday 20 March 2016Sunday 21 March 2016Outlook MarchOutlook AprilOutlook MayOutlook June# EU PARLIAMENTThe Week Ahead: 14 - 2ß March 2016MigrationMigration/EU SummitEU humanitarian visaTurkeyTax transparency/multinationalsTTIP and CETAEU-US privacy shieldPresident's agendaPress briefingEU Parliament schedule by dayMonday 14 March 2016Tuesday 15 March 2016Wednesday 16 March 2016Thursday 17 March 2016Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# EU COUNCILMain topics and media events 7 - 20 March 2016Monday 14 March 2016 Foreign Affairs CouncilMonday 14 March 2016 - Agriculture and Fisheries CouncilTuesday 15 March 2016 - General Affairs CouncilThursday 18 and Friday 19 March 2016 European CouncilWeekly schedule of President Donald TuskEU Council Meetings of Coreper, Committees and Working Pa…

EU INNOVATION Telegram 11 March 2016

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# INNOVATIONEuropean Schoolnet: LAUNCH OF THE RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (RRI) TOOLKIT: A WEALTH OF RESOURCESPact for Innovation (INPACT) Kick-Off event - 22 March, European Parliament# INDUSTRYEU Commission DG Grow: Digital transformation is not an option – it is a mustBMWi: Das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt stellt sich vor# EU REGISTERS# EURLEXCELEX:32016D0352: Council Decision (EU) 2016/352 of 4 March 2016 establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos 10, 34, 41, 46, 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 60, 73, 83, 94, 107, 110, 113, 118, 125, 128, 130 and 131 and the proposal for a new Regulation concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles (QRTVs)# EU PARLIAMENTPosition of the European Parliament - Novel foods - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0435Position of the European Parliament - Personal protective equipm…

EU EURO Telegram 11 March 2016

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# ECBECB Opinion piece by Vítor Constâncio: In defence of Monetary PolicyECB: Interview Mario Draghi with The Guardian# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONESMA consults on Securities Financing Transaction RegulationEuropex calls for reintroducing the Alternative Instrument Identifier (AII) as an alternative to ISIN and recommends aligning the timing of the financial instruments reference data obligation under MiFIR and MAR# ESMAESMA  Library document - Low value negotiated tender for Cost Benefit Analysis for Technical Standards under the Benchmarks RegulationESMA Library document - Reply form DP SFTR# BANKING UNIONEBA: TOPIC DELIVERABLE EXPECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION# EBALatest EBA Final Q&A# BISBIS: The Basel Committee consults on revisions to the Pillar 3 disclosure frameworkBIS: Pillar 3 disclosure requirements - consolidated and enhanced framework - consultative document# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTQuestion to the ECB - The Deutsch Bank and the possible double standards on the interpretation…

EU LEGAL Telegram 11 March 2016

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# JHA COUNCILMain results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 10-11 March 2016# TERRORISMEU Directive on combating terrorism: Council ready to start negotiations with ParliamentEU Council: Report of the EU Counter-Terrorism CoordinatorJoint Statement on the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner Vera Jourova and Commissioner Dimitris AvramopoulosStatement by Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, on the European Day of remembrance of victims of terrorism# POLANDPittella: Venice Commission has spoken. Polish government must implement recommendations in fullALDE on Poland: Venice Commision is very clear: constitutional crisis endangers rule of law, democracy and human rights# UK REFERENDUMUK Parliament:  EU Referendum: impartial information to help you decide - Includes analysis of the different arguments and opinions on the subjectS&D Grou…

EU ENERGY Telegram 11 March 2016

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# ENERGY MERGERMergers: Commission clears partnership between EDF and CGN# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: New portal to bring EU projects and potential investors closerBriefing - Intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy - EP THINKTANK# GAZPROMGazprom Germania performs first LNG bunkering at port of RostockGazprom discusses Nord Stream 2 project with BASF, ENGIE, OMV, Shell and Uniper# ENERGY STATE AIDEU Commission: Answer - Notification procedure - subsidies in support of renewable energy sources - E-015872/2015# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E Friday Roundup, 11 March 2016ENTSO-E Assembly decides to set up an independent Advisory CouncilBalancing code early implementation: TSOs consult on the TERRE pilot projectAdvancing the merger of the CWE and CEE capacity calculation regions16th March Join us to improve the pan-European cost-benefit analysis methodologyUpcoming EventsDiskussion: Österreich und Deutschland, Partner im europäischen Strommarkt - Die gemeinsame Preiszone auf dem Prüfstan…

EU DIGITAL Telegram 11 March 2016

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# DSMFirst EU-U.S. Innovation and Investment in the Digital Economy DialogueBlog post by EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip  and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Making a difference to the world's digital economy: the transatlantic partnershipEvents - Readie Research Summit: What drives Europe's Digital Economy - 21-22 March 2016, LondonETNO – MLex Regulatory Summit 2016: Regulating for the user of the future# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission DG Grow: Digital transformation is not an option – it is a mustEvents - I-ESA 2016: Enterprise Interoperability in the digitized and networked Factory of the Future - 29 March - 1 April 2016, Guimarães, PortugalBMWi: Das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt stellt sich vor# INTERNET GOVERNANCEICANN Board Transmits IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Recommendations to NTIAICANN55 Marrakech GAC CommuniquéGlobal internet: ETNO welcomes ICANN 55 decisions# PLATFORMSEBU: Professor Dieter Dör…

EU TRADE Telegram 11 March 2016

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# TTIPIn D.C. for TTIP – Blog post by EU Commissioner Cecilia MalmströmFirst EU-U.S. Innovation and Investment in the Digital Economy DialogueBlog post by EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip  and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Making a difference to the world's digital economy: the transatlantic partnershipMdEP Martin Häusling (Die Grünen/EFA): Aktueller Stand der Verhandlungen der Freihandelsabkommen der EU mit Kanada (CETA) und den USA (TTIP) im Umwelt- und AgrarbereichBernd LANGE: "Amerikaner müssen auf Europäer zugehen“ – Debatte um TTIP-VerhandlungenToday the U.S. Commerce Department Launches Digital Attaché Program to Address Trade BarriersUpdate and change of venue: European Movement International – “TTIP on Trial”U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights Importance of Promoting U.S. Nuclear ExportsThe White House: Celebrating the Strength of the U.S.-Canada Economic RelationshipIMF Working Paper No. 16/60: Can Government Demand Stimu…

EU CLIMATE Telegram 11 March 2016

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# CARBON MARKETCEPS: Too late, too sudden: Transition to a low-carbon economy and systemic riskUK, France set out ideas with four tiers of post-2020 free EUA allocation - Carbon Pulse# POST COP21SWP: Nach dem Pariser Klimaabkommen - Neue Herausforderungen für eine Vorreiterrolle der EUÖGfE Policy Briefs: Deciphering the Paris Agreement on Climate Policy: What might be the implications for the EU?UNFCCC: Removing Commodity Driven Deforestation from all Supply Chains by 2020 - Making Soy, Palm Oil, Leather, Beef, Timber and Pulp Deforestation-Free# CLIMATE FINANCEGCF Board closes key policy gaps as project pipeline reaches $1.5 billionUNFCCC: International Solar Alliance - Mobilizing USD 1 Trillion for Solar Energy by 2030EIB project: ASIA CLIMATE PARTNERS FUND# US CLEAN ENERGYU.S. EERE Blog: New CEMAC Report Examines Global Dynamics of Energy Manufacturing# TRUCK EMISSIONSACEA: Fuel consumption and GHG emissions of trucks can be further reduced by regulatory harmonisation# AIR POLLUTIO…

EU FUNDING Telegram 11 March 2016

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# DG RESEARCHDG Research: EU needs its own GAFAsDG Research: ‘Internet of moving things’ wins EU’s Women Innovators prizeSuccess Stories - How farms can help tackle antimicrobial resistanceResearch Headlines - Combining citizen and satellite biodiversity data# RRIEuropean Schoolnet: LAUNCH OF THE RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (RRI) TOOLKIT: A WEALTH OF RESOURCES# ESIFEUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2016: only two weeks left to submit your proposal! The deadline for applications is 1 April 2016!# EASMESME Instrument champions pitch their disruptive ideas in Ecobuild/Resource event London# DG COMMEU Commission – DG COMM: Contract notices published in 2016# ECAEuropean Court of Auditors membership: EP committee hearing of six candidates# EIB GROUPEIB project: ASIA CLIMATE PARTNERS FUNDCA CCFL II - NACOAME SOLAR PV PLANT (HONDURAS)Rules of procedure of the EIB Risk Policy Committee# EUROPEAIDEuropean Commission announces additional €10 million of support to CubaRefugee crisis: E…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# DATA JOURNALISMAwarding the world’s best data journalism - Google Europe Blog# DSMProf. Dr. Susana Sargento - Winner of the EU Women Innovators Prize 2016 – Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerVice-President Ansip in the United States: "Data is the foundation of our digital future"EU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards a thriving data-driven economy - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0089 - Thursday, 10 March 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionDigitaleurope: European Parliament’s Big Data Report provides useful guidance on future digital single market initiativesECTA: European Parliament beats the drum of competition in the interest of end-usersETNO: Upcoming eventsEuroCPR, 14 March 2016, Marrakech: Content Creation and Distribution in the Digital Single MarketBits, 15 March 2016, Brussels - Protecting the Digital ConsumersCeBIT, 14 - 18 March 2016, Hannover - Global Event for Digital BusinessEuropean Internet Forum, 16 March 2016, Brussels: An ambitious EU framework for 5G de…

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