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EU CLIMATE Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# CARBON MARKETThe World Bank Blog: 10 practical steps to create an Emissions Trading SystemInternational Emissions Trading Association (IETA): Istanbul Carbon SummitEU Commission: Answer - ETS and thermodynamic limit - E-000427/2016# POST COP21A New York, la mise en œuvre de l'Accord de Paris s'organise - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la MerUNFCCC: Highlights - 88th meeting of the CDM Executive Board - Clean Development Mechanism to have evolving role in international climate action# CAR EMISSIONSUK Parliament: Vehicle type approval: current EU-wide proposals examined# POLLUTIONChina-EU workshop on water and air# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSION ROADMAPSFitness Check of monitoring and reporting obligations in environment policy ENV - CWP - Impact assessement planned : NoEnvironmental Implementation Review (EIR) Communication ENV - Communication (outside CWP) - Impact assessement planned : No# EU PARLIAMENTLatest news - Committee on the Environment, Publi…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONCEER report on investment conditions in European countriesUpcoming Events of DG Energy# ENERGY RESEARCHEERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Annual Reception# ENERGY REGULATIONEnergy Community stakeholders highlight need for common rules at EU-Contracting Party gas interconnection points# ENERGY DIPLOMACYEnergy Community Director Kopač discusses opportunities for cooperation with BelarusHow to boost growth as the oil price falls – Transformation and reform of the Norwegian economy# RENEWABLESDraft report - on Renewable energy progress report - PE 578.523v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyIEA: How best to encourage renewable energy after COP21Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors' Special report No 15/2015: "ACP-EU Energy facility support for renewable energy in east Africa"# NUCLEAR ENERGYRusatom Overseas and Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria) have signed an equipment assessment contractJSC Atomkomplekt has launched a tender for the …

EU LEGAL Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# INFRINGEMENTSThursday 21 April: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package# TAXATIONOECD: New Global Forum peer reviews highlight ever-increasing compliance with tax transparency standardsArticle - Live: multinationals and tax authorities appear before tax rulings committee - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)EU Parliament: Publications - Presentations/ Speeches : Presentations and speeches in committee - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)S&D: Google, Apple, Ikea und McDonald´s vor Sonderausschuss gegen Steuervermeidung# SERVICES DIRECTIVEServices Directive: ‘’European Commission must be bolder’’, say EU Auditors# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Mecaplast by EquistoneMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Global Closure Systems by RPC Group# GENDER EQUALITYCommissioner Jourová on official visit to New York# UK REFERENDUMUK Parliament: Urgen…

EU EURO Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# ECBCON/2016/11 Opinion on (a) a proposal for a regulation laying down common rules on securitisation and creating a European framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation and (b) a proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONcep: Reform bei Verbriefungen stärkt EU-Finanzmarkt - cep analysiert Vorschlag der EU-Kommission für eine Verordnung zur Festlegung gemeinsamer Vorschriften über Verbriefungen# IMFJoint Press Release: Belgium and IMF sign a Framework Arrangement to strengthen Partnership on Capacity DevelopmentRomania: 2016 Article IV Consultation—Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTDraft agenda - Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - PE 578.800v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsHighlights - Scrutiny of delegated acts and implementing measures - 22.03.2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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EU TRADE Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILRemarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs CouncilRemarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council"La France a pris l’initiative pour relancer le processus de paix au Proche Orient"Speech: U.K. Foreign Secretary comments to media on arrival at the EU Foreign Affairs CouncilEEAS: Ministerial meeting in Paris France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, USA, EU - Statement on LibyaAuswärtiges Amt: Transatlantischer  Schulterschluss in Paris# TTIPTTIP and CETA talks: follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee - Committee on International TradeHearings - The new EU-US Privacy Shield for commercial transfers of EU personal data to the US - 17-03-2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsCommissioner Jourová on official visit to New YorkU.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Launches Digital Attache Program to Address Trade BarriersExpan…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# INDUSTRYSmart strategy for smart industry - Keynote speech by Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the Smart Industry Conference# SMESME Barometer: Internal demand pushes SMEs ahead of EU recovery – UEAPMEUEAPME zum Europäischem KMU-Barometer: Klare Signale für Erholung in Europa, Stimmung in Österreich wesentlich schlechter# SINGLE MARKETCommission Work Programme: committee debate. Non-tariff barriers: vote# EMPLOYMENTHearing: Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life BalanceBriefing - The EU's youth initiatives: Closing the gap between education and employment - 11-03-2016 - EP THINKTANK# EU INDICATORSSlight easing in G20 GDP growth in fourth quarter of 2015EUROSTAT: January 2016 compared with December 2015 - Industrial production up by 2.1% in euro area; Up by 1.7% in EU28# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un avant-projet de loi, notifié par la Belgique sous le n°2015/702/B dans le cadre d…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# CEBITEU Commissioner Oettinger at major digital event CeBIT in Hannover, GermanyThe European Commission at CeBIT 2016Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel legt zur Eröffnung der CeBIT die Digitale Strategie 2025 vorCDU/CSU: Digitale Agenda entschlossen vorantreiben - Digitalisierung ist auch in der Wirtschaft kein Nischenthema mehrBDI: Beim Ausbau digitaler Netze ist Gefahr im Verzug# DIGITAL SKILLSGet Online Week 2016: helping every European to take full advantage of digital opportunities – Blog post by Andrus Ansip# DSMEU Seminar: Protecting the digital consumersETNO meets with Vice-President Andrus AnsipNew FEPS and UNI survey provides further evidence of seismic shift in Europe’s digital economy# ROBOTICSEuropean Robotics Forum 2016# DATA PROTECTIONHearings - The new EU-US Privacy Shield for commercial transfers of EU personal data to the US - 17-03-2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsCommissioner Jourová on official visit to New York# CYBERSECURITY"EU …

EU FUNDING Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: European Investment Fund and BPCE Group sign a €300m InnovFin deal for French SMEs# DG RESEARCHMYGEOSS is launching the third (and last) call for the development of innovativeEERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Annual Reception - 4 April 2016, Brussels (via Research & Innovation)Success Stories - Saving water from waste in chemical plants (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: Regional EURATOM Brokerage Event and Info DayHorizon 2020: I-ESA 2016: Enterprise Interoperability in the digitized and networked Factory of the FutureHorizon 2020: Readie Research Summit: What drives Europe's Digital EconomyHorizon 2020: Closer to perfection in aircraft ice protectionInfo day on “Spreading excellence and widening participation” calls 2016# H2020 CALLSResearch Participant Portal: Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 03Research Participant Portal: H2020-ECSEL-2016-2-IA-two-stageResearch Participant Portal: H2020-ECSEL-2016-1-RIA-two-sta…

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 14 March 2016

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# URBAN EUROPEUpdate on Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe# UCLGUCLG: Barcelona Resilience WeekUCLG: Further recognition of the role of local governments in the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation# CORCoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda# EESCEESC conference ‘The future is local! Empowering communities, combating poverty, improving services’# EU COMMISSION - H2020EU Commission survey: European cities willing to join the cluster of followers of the REMOURBAN H2020 European Project for Smart Cities# EU COMMISSION - DG GROWSmart strategy for smart industry - Keynote speech by Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the Smart Industry ConferenceAutomotive Intelligence Center Forum: Innovation in the Automotive Sector# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIOSmart Specialisation success stories – let your success story be seen!# EU COMMISSION - DG FISMAKeynote speech by EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the Economist's Future of Banking Summit# EU PARLIAMENTDocumentation of the Joint…

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