Showing posts from March 9, 2016

EU TRADE Telegram - 8 March 2016

# EU TURKEY SUMMITEU Council: EU and Turkey discuss broader proposalsDutch EU Presidency: Statement by Prime Minister Mark Rutte after EU-Turkey summitMEPs to debate outcome of EU-Turkey summitEU-Turkey Summit: fighting the smugglers together with Turkey, but we don't accept violation of fundamental rightsEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zu den Ergebnissen des EU-Türkei-GipfelsGianni Pittella: Yes to a deal with Turkey but one based on respect for human rightsMEP Kirkhope (ECR): Real solutions not false promises are needed to solve the migration crisisEU-Abgeordneter LAMBSDORFF (ALDE/ FDP): Bundeskanzlerin Merkel ist mit leeren Händen zurückgekommenEU-Abgeordnete Barbara Lochbihler (Die Grünen/EFA) zum EU-Türkei-Gipfel: Beschlüsse verstoßen gegen VölkerrechtGabi Zimmer, Vorsitzende der Linksfraktion GUE/NGL im Europaparlament: "EU muss vergiftetes Angebot der Türkei ablehnen!"EU-Abgeordnete Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): EU muss liefern, statt sich von Erdoğan die P…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 8 March 2016

# CORPORATE TAXATIONCorporate tax avoidance: EU Ecofin Council agrees its stance on the exchange of tax-related information on multinationalsEU Council conclusions on the code of conduct on business taxationDutch EU Presidency: Agreement on the exchange of tax informationEU Commission: Answer - Public disclosure of country-by-country reports - E-000053/2016Tax transparency: EU Commission welcomes agreement reached by Member States for the automatic exchange of information on country-by-country reports (CbCR) of multinational companies, subject to UK scrutinyEU Parliament: Offical letters - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Unternehmenssteuer: Ministerrat ignoriert Stellungnahme des ParlamentsEU-Abgeordneter THEURER (ALDE/FDP) zu ECOFIN: EU-Finanzminister schwingen Sonntagsreden statt effektiv gegen Steuerdumping vorzugehenEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE) zum ECOFIN: Steuergerecht…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 8 March 2016

# ENERGY UNIONCross-border gas market integration could save millions of Euros per year – Energy Community studyEU SETIS: Commission presents evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme for Research (including energy)# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E Assembly decides to set up an independent Advisory CouncilJoint DSO Associations response to ENTSO-E consultation on CGMM and GLDPMSupported by ENTSO-E:  Grid Analytics Europe 2016# ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGNFuture proof the market framework now to deliver on decarbonisation, says EURELECTRIC in Florence# ENERGY DIPLOMACYFirst meeting of the Strategy Group in 2016 - Energy Charter# RENEWABLESDG Energy: Over one million jobs in renewable energy in 2015EU Commission: Answer - Concern about the increasing number of small hydropower plants in EU rivers - E-015622/2015CorPower Ocean to test novel resonant wave energy converter at EMEC – SETISEWEA: Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland# GAS MARKETSEU Commission: Answer …

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 8 March 2016

# CARBON MARKETEU Commission: Answer - Outcome of the Paris COP 21 conference and the future of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) for aviation after the ICAO autumn 2016 assembly - E-000068/2016Advocate General at EU’s top court rejects German firms’ appeal for more CO2 allowancesCELEX:62014CC0540: Advocate General’s Opinion - 8 March 2016#DK Recycling und Roheisen v Commission#Case C-540/14 P#Advocate General: MengozziCELEX:62014CC0551: Advocate General’s Opinion - 8 March 2016#Arctic Paper Mochenwangen v Commission#Case C-551/14 P#Advocate General: MengozziCELEX:62014CC0565: Advocate General’s Opinion - 8 March 2016#Romonta v Commission#Case C-565/14 P#Advocate General: MengozziCELEX:62014CC0564: Advocate General’s Opinion - 8 March 2016#Raffinerie Heide v Commission#Case C-564/14 P#Advocate General: MengozziUNFCCC: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2016CEPS: The EU ETS: Caught between an ideal and realityCarbon Pulse BRIEFING: The World Ban…

EU EURO Telegram - 8 March 2016

# ECOFIN COUNCILMain results of the ECOFIN Council on 8 March 2016Corporate tax avoidance: Council agrees its stance on the exchange of tax-related information on multinationalsCouncil conclusions on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobaccoCouncil conclusions on the code of conduct on business taxationCouncil conclusions on the fiscal sustainability reportCorporate tax avoidanceCode of conduct on business taxationEconomic and fiscal policyRemarks by EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the ECOFIN Council Press Conference - March 2016"La question de la dette grecque est désormais sur la table" - Déclarations de Michel Sapin lors de la Conférence de presse à l’issue du Conseil EcofinSaarländischer Finanzminister Stephan Toscani begrüßt Beschluss des Rates für Wirtschaft und Finanzen der EU (ECOFIN): Wichtige Maßnahme zur Bekämpfung von Steuervermeidung multinationaler Konzerne# EUROPEAN SEMESTEREU Commission: European Semester 2016: fewer Member St…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 8 March 2016

# DSMOpening statement by Vice-President Ansip in response to oral questions at European Parliament plenary session, StrasbourgWomen in digital – a gap and an opportunityTransforming ageing into an opportunity for Europe# CYBERSECURITYENISA: Key security challenges and mitigation measures on Big Data securityIT-Sicherheitsvorfälle beeinträchtigen Funktionsfähigkeit Kritischer InfrastrukturenUnfortunately, it's a jungle out there in cyberspace! Deutsche Telekom is offering simple and effective solutions at CeBITThe quest for better quality data has started! Europeana Professional# E-SKILLSApplication Developers Alliance and Leaders in Innovation, Digital Infrastructure and Software Development Launch Developer Workforce InitiativeGet Online Week 2016# COCOMDebriefing session of the Communications Committee (COCOM)# 5GWorkshop on the socio-economic impact of 5G in the EU Member States# BROADBAND„Taking things underground": Europacable publishes article in 17th Edition of Pan Eu…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 8 March 2016

# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONEU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Lisbon# GACAgenda of the General Affairs Council, 15 March 2016# SOCIAL PACKAGECollege of Commissioners to discuss the Commission's Social Package and the 2016 European Semester Winter Package# SMENew opportunities for SMEs under the reform of public procurement legislation# COMPETITIVENESSNational Competitiveness Boards - European Economic and Social Committee# EMPLOYMENTWhat's new? - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# INDICATORSEurostat: GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28Signs of easing growth in the OECD area# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONProposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant la Directive 96/71/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 16 décembre 1996 concernant le détachement de travailleurs effectué dans le cadre d'une prestation de servicesProposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant la Directive 96/71/CE du Pa…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 8 March 2016

# MFFHearing on MFF revision - prospects for the EU budget for the second half of the MFF - 17-03-2016 - Committee on Budgets# COSMEAccess to Finance Day and COSME Workshop in Belgrade# ESIFEP Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights: focus on Cohesion PolicyEIPA Workshop: Implementing the European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations, 2014-2020# ESFRIDutch EU Presidency: New European Roadmap for science# DG RESEARCHWomen innovate, Europe moves forward : The Belgian Digital Champion dialogues with Commissioner MoedasHuman Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Migration: A European Crisis - 9 March 2016, RomeSuccess Stories - Forklifts of the future: Sensors & the Factory# FP7 EVALUATIONEU SETIS: Commission presents evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme for Research# HORIZON 2020H2020: EU funded societal challenges projects for advanced 3D modelling technologies will improve the understanding of cultural heritageResults of ongoing EU funded pre-commercial procurements (PCPs)…