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EU AGENDA Telegram - 2 April 2016

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# EU COMMISSION Upcoming events announced by the EU CommissionThursday 7 April: The African Union Commission and the European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges  Thursday 14 April: EU launches world's biggest health and safety campaignThursday 28 April: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package26-27 May: The EU at the G7 summit in JapanEU Commission Calendar 4 -10 April 2016Monday 4 April 2016Tuesday 5 April 2016Wednesday 6 April 2016Thursday 7 April 2016Friday 8 April 2016Saturday 9 April 2016Sunday 10 April 2016Outlook April 2016Outlook May 2016Outlook June 2016# EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead: 4 - 10 April 2016Discharge 2014Terrorist attacks in BrusselsEU-Turkey cooperation in migration and visa liberalisationCitizenships for saleCar emissionsTAXE IIPlenary preparationsPresident's agendaEU Parliament schedule by dayMonday 4 April 2016Tuesday 5 April 2016Wednesday 6 April 2016Thursday 7 April 2016Friday 8 April 2016Calendar of plenary sessions…

EU TRADE Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# EU TRADING PARTNERSDG Trade: Latest Export Helpdesk memo# SANCTIONSU.S. Mission: Remarks of Secretary Lew on the Evolution of Sanctions & Lessons for the Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace# TTIP & CETAEU Commission: Answer - Assessment of guidance on cosmetics proposed by the US FDA with regard to European exports and the TTIP negotiations - E-000489/2016DIE LINKE im Bundestag zu CETA: Umfassende Beteiligung des Parlaments durchsetzen!TTIP & CETA stoppen: Für einen gerechten Welthandel! - Gemeinsame Pressemeldung vom 1. April 2016Innovation Institutes Are Revitalizing America’s Manufacturing Sector – White House Blog# RUSSIAEU Commission: Answer - Russian sanctions - E-000565/2016  On 6 April, Dmitry Medvedev will meet with President of Austria Heinz Fischer in Moscow to discuss investment cooperationDmitry Medvedev and the Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan discuss over the telephone the upcoming Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting# KO…

EU EURO Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Commission on Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for insurers to invest in infrastructureLSE: The Single EU Capital Market: progress and challenges - Financial Markets Group, European Institute and Systemic Risk Centre public lecture by Jonathan Hill# ESMAESMA publishes updated Q&A on the Market Abuse Directive "MAD"# ESMNew member joins ESM Board of Auditors# PORTUGALIMF Executive Board Concludes Third Post-Program Monitoring with PortugalIMF Survey : Portugal - Recovery on Track but Higher Growth Needed Portugal has emerged from a severe economic slump: it has regained market access and unemployment has returned to precrisis levels# FINANCIAL EDUCATIONDutch EU Presidency: Queen Máxima opens OECD symposium on financial education# EBAEuropean Banking Authority – latest Q&ASubject matter: Own funds - underwriting of own funds instrumentsSubject matter: Calculation of unsecured and secured parts of past due items – Standardised approachSu…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# HANS-DIETRICH GENSCHER †Statement by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the death of Hans-Dietrich GenscherMartin Schulz zu dem Tod von Hans-Dietrich GenscherPolish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski on the death of Minister Hans-Dietrich GenscherALDE leader Verhofstadt on Genscher's death: We lost a great statesmanDeutscher Bundestag trauert um Hans-Dietrich GenscherKondolenzbuch im Thomas-Dehler-Haus und in Halle# EU SECURITY AGENDA Countering terrorism in the EU - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEPP Group: Brussels terrorist attacks, fight against terrorism, including PNR, on plenary agendaBESA Center: Israel and Europe After Brussels: What Insights Can We Share?Integrating migrants in European cities: the Commission engages in direct dialogue with mayorsRefugees’ residence permits may be withdrawn – Norwegian Government# STATE AIDState aid investigations: committee debate with Commissioner Vestager# TAXATIONTax transparency - Big companies will have to …

EU ENERGY Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER publishes Status Reviews on the implementation of DSOs and TSOs unbundling provisions of the 3rd Energy PackageCEER Status Review on the Implementation of Distribution System Operators’ Unbundling Provisions of the 3rd Energy Package  CEER Status Review on the Implementation of Transmission System Operators’ Unbundling Provisions of the 3rd Energy PackageInnogrid2020+  has been rescheduled to 27-28 JuneENTSO-E – upcoming events# RENEWABLESBMUB: Rekord bei erneuerbaren Energien# GAS MARKETSocar Puts Azeri Reserves at 6 trillion m³ - Natural Gas Europe# GAZPROMGazprom: Gazprom and OMV sign documents to further develop strategic cooperationOMV: Gazprom und OMV unterzeichnen Dokumente zur Entwicklung der strategischen KooperationGazprom Boosts Exports - Natural Gas EuropeOMV, Gazprom Deepen Strategic Cooperation - Natural Gas EuropeGazprom approves Comprehensive Program for reconstruction and re-equipment of gas transmission facilities for 2016–2020Gazprom and Bore…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# POST COP21Update on EESC Public Hearing - The impact of the conclusions of COP21 on European transport policyBan welcomes joint China-US pledge to sign Paris climate accord in AprilFast-tracking climate action by UN officials Christiana Figueres and Achim Steiner - United Nations Sustainable DevelopmentManaging methane to deliver on climate change and sustainable development agendasInternationales Klimaschutzsymposium: "Internationale, europäische und nationale Klimapolitik"Dritte Sitzung des Aktionsbündnisses KlimaschutzBMUB: Übergabe von Ideen für den Klimaschutz # EMISSIONS DATAMonday 4 April: EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin on non-ETS Emissions Effort Sharing DecisionEU ETS emissions down 0.5% in 2015 -preliminary data - Carbon Pulse# DIESEL EMISSIONSEPP Group: Inquiry Committee on car emissions testing to start its work# US CLIMATE ACTIONUS EPA: MONDAY: EPA Administrator Joins Senior Administration Officials at White House for Climate and Health EventTh…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# SMELOGIN Startup Fair 2016Workshop on the services passport initiative, start-up initiative, and unjustified discrimination and geoblockingBusiness Planet: All for one, one for all – peer-led initiatives give boost to female entrepreneurs# INNOVATIONOpen Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016 -  23 - 24 May 2016 - Royal Tropical Institute, AmsterdamEuropean Capital of Innovation Award 2016 & citizen-driven innovationSAVE THE DATE: ESADE organises open innovation gatheringInnovation Institutes Are Revitalizing America’s Manufacturing Sector – White House Blog# SINGLE MARKETProposal for a directive on the European Accessibility Act# INDUSTRYGraphene composites offer new materials for manufacturing industry - Horizon 2020 Study - The Future of EU Defence Research - EP THINKTANKU.S. Department of Commerce: Hannover Messe Exhibitor Spotlight: Resodyn Acoustic Mixers# EMPLOYMENTLabour costs in the EU-Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.1 to €41.3 across the EU Member States in 2015-Lowest in B…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# DSMHighlights - EMPL delegation to Silicon Valley - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsHighlights - The Future of Work: Digitalisation in the US Labour Market - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsDSM Call for tenders: Support Services for the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs LOGIN Startup Fair 2016# TSMEuropean Commission requests the German regulator to set fixed termination rates based on the recommended methodologyEvaluation of the Community of practice for better self- and co-regulation (the CoP) pilot phase - Seeking stakeholders’ views # NET NEUTRALITY60 Tage Zeit, das offene Internet zu retten – EU-Abgeordnete Petra KAMMEREVERT (S&D/SPD)Save The Internet: Final Consultation for the sake of Net Neutrality in Europe - La Quadrature du Net# 5G5G empowering vertical industries - Digital Single Market Blog# OPEN DATAOpen Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016 -  23 - 24 May 2016 - Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam# DATA PROTECTIONThe EU GDPR as a clarion call for a new…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 1 April 2016

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# BUDGET CONTROLEPP Group: Time to evaluate EU spending# ESIFDG Regio: Figuring out social progressStudy - State of Play of Risk Management Tools Implemented by Member States During the Period 2014-2020: National and European Framework - EP THINKTANK# DG RESEARCHResearch Headlines - EU aeronautics sector boosted by 'ice sensor' flight trials Events - EU-China Week in Aviation Research - 18-22 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium # DG CONNECTOpen Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016 -  23 - 24 May 2016 - Royal Tropical Institute, AmsterdamEuropean Capital of Innovation Award 2016 & citizen-driven innovationSAVE THE DATE: ESADE organises open innovation gatheringDSM Call for tenders: Support Services for the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs# HORIZON 2020Graphene composites offer new materials for manufacturing industry - Horizon 2020Events - Save the date! Info Day, Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 8 July 2016, BrusselsHorizon 2020: Frequently Asked Que…

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