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EU EURO Telegram - 31 March 2016

# GERMANYOECD Economic Survey of Germany launches Tuesday 5 April 2016# CYPRUSESM: Cyprus successfully exits ESM programmeEU Commission: Cyprus successfully exits its financial assistance programme today# GREECETheodore Mitrakos: Distressed loans in the Greek banking system - restructuring portfolios, reviving enterprises# RUSSIAIMF & World Bank: Statement at the Conclusion of Financial Sector Assessment Program Mission to Russian Federation# UKRAINEDeutsche Beratergruppe in der Ukraine: „Umfassende Reformen im Bankensektor sind positiv zu bewerten“# ESMAESMA publishes UCITS remuneration guidelinesESMA Library document - Summary of Conclusions February 2016ESMA: Decision to adopt a supervisory measure taking the form of a public notice and to impose a fine in accordance with Statement of Findings in accordance with Articles 64(5), 65, 67 and 73 of Regulation (EC) No 648/2012 EMIRESMA fines DTCC Derivatives Repository Limited €64,000 for data access failures  # ECBECB: CON/2016/20 …

EU LEGAL Telegram - 31 March 2016

# TAXATIONEU Commission DG TAXUD: Germany allows donations to foreign charities the same inheritance tax treatment as donations to German charities# MONEY LAUNDERINGIraqi money laundering syndicate based in Germany dismantled with support of Eurojust and Europol# EU SECURITY AGENDAEU Commission Roadmap and Impact Assessment: Capacity building in support of security and development in third countries# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves acquisition of Xchanging by Computer Sciences Corporation# BETTER REGULATIONUNI Europa: How transparent is EU law making? - The Better Regulation Package under the looking-glass# PARENTAL LEAVEHearing documentation: Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life Balance - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsÖGfE Policy Brief: Elternkarenz als Instrument der Gleichstellung  - Wie Europa das Potential von Elternkarenzpolitik als Instrument für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter besse…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 31 March 2016

# ENERGY POLICYDutch EU Presidency: The role of various stakeholders in the energy transition# DG ENERGY CALLSThe Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC Market Place)# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG: Webinar on Project Data Collection for TYNDP 2017  # ENERGY EFFICIENCYDigi-Label: Digital tools to complement the Energy Label - ECOS European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation# RENEWABLESdena: Europäische Biomethankonferenz 2016# ENERGY INFRASTRUCTUREImplementation of targets under the Western Balkans 6 energy connectivity initiative enters critical phase - Energy Community# GAS MARKETNatural Gas Europe: EU Gas Use Grows 4% in 2015 - EurogasNaftogaz Works with Goldman Sachs, OPIC, IFC to Secure Winter Supply Financing - Natural Gas Europe# GAZPROMGazprom: Strategic projects in Yakutia running on schedule# FUSION ENERGYEU panel discussion: Wendelstein 7-X and the Role of Basic Research for the Energy of the Future# NUCLE…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 31 March 2016

# POST COP21EU Commission: EU and India agree on clean energy and climate partnershipU.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change - White Press OfficeWhite House Blog: Here's Why the U.S. and China Are Signing the Historic Paris Agreement on Earth DayStatement by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UNECE, at the Global Methane ForumEcologic Institute - 8th POLIMP Webinar: Are EU Climate Policies up to the Challenge of Decarbonizing Europe?Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien: Trotz Pariser Klimagipfel bleibt EU-Klimaziel unverändert# CARBON TAXESWashington state carbon tax proposal headed to ballot box - Carbon Pulse# EMISSION DATAGerman UBA emissions data for 2015 indicate urgent need for consistent implementation of Climate Action Programme 2020 - Hendricks: All sectors must deliver on climate protectionUK greenhouse gas emissions down 3.4% in 2015 on less coal use -govt estimates - Carbon Pulse# DIES…

EU TRADE Telegram - 31 March 2016

# EU TRADING PARTNERSEUROSTAT: EU's top trading partners in 2015: the United States for exports, China for imports# TTIPThe Bertelsmann Foundation: TTIP & TPP - A Threat to Latin America?SWP: »What the hell is going on?« - Autoritär aufgeladener Populismus in den US-Vorwahlen# ARGENTINAUK Government response to Argentina’s intention to extend its continental shelf# UKRAINEEC Midday press briefing of 31/03/2016 TRADE - Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Q&ACER on Dutch referendum on the EU association of Ukraine# UKRAINEA TIME FOR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MOLDOVA, SAYS SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL# ISRAELEIPA: Israel and China to open free trade talks# NORTH KOREAEU Council expands restrictive measures against North Korea in line with UNSC resolution# ASEMEEAS: Draft agenda of the 12th ASEM Finance Ministers' Meeting# EXPORT FINANCEUK Export Finance: Environmental, Social and Human Rights policy# WTOWTO: Canada files complaint against US over c…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 31 March 2016

# INNOVATIONFinancing ideas from Europe – Speeech by Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationDutch EU Presidency: New EU Finance Opportunities for SMEs and Technological Innovation AheadEIB: New EU Finance Opportunities for SMEs and Technological Innovation AheadEIB: Access-to-finance conditions for KETs companies - Final reportEESC: 2016 Digital Day: Innovation in the digital era. Reinventing our economy.Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23-24 May 2016Imagine What Fiscal Policy Could Do For Innovation - iMFdirect – The IMF Blog# SMEEU Commission: New consultation on improving environment for start-ups in EuropePublic consultation under the Start-up InitiativeEU Commission DG Grow – Start-up Glossary# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission: Conference in Tallinn on award criteria in public procurement# EMPLOYMENTEESC: New forms of employment request social policy measuresEU Commission – EENEE report: Education as a tool for the economic int…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 31 March 2016

# DSMEESC: 2016 Digital Day: Innovation in the digital era. Reinventing our economy.EESC documentation: 125 million senior citizens in the EU: an engine for digital growth?Digital practices in a third country (Japan)Les réponses aux besoins des seniors doivent-ils ou non faire l’objet d’un traitement à part dans l’économie? Peut-on parler de "e-seniors"?Can the Silver Economy be an engine for the digital economy of the Union?E-seniors and learningWomen and digital technology in SwedenNet Futures 2016: Driving growth in the #DigitalSingleMarketDigitaleurope:  Has Europe got its Digital Single Market strategy rightRD423 - Review of the horizontal Consumer Protection LegislationETNO - #ThinkDigital: Dutch Presidency action plan to seize digital opportunitiesEDRi: SAVE THE INTERNET - FINAL CONSULTATION TO SAVE THE OPEN INTERNET IN EUROPEDeutsche Telekom Opinion Piece: Stumbling into the digital future? Raging into it? No – moving forward responsibly – with digital responsibility…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 31 March 2016

# EFSITask Force promotes better use of EU fundingEuropean Structural and Investment Funds and European Fund for Strategic Investments complementarities: translation of summary now available in all EU languagesEUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2016: The deadline for applications is postponed to 8 April 2016! You have 10 more days to submit your proposal!# DG RESEARCHFinancing ideas from Europe – Speeech by Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationEU Research Headlines - Forecasting the impact of space weatherSuccess Stories - Ghana's mushrooming bio-waste initiative# DG CONNECTSign up as an expert for European research and innovation in the area of electronic components!DG Connect: Scenario Workshop on the future of Open eGovernment Services# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: EU aeronautics  sector boosted by ‘ice sensor’ flight trialsHorizon 2020: Innovative manufacturing for greener aircraft enginesHorizon 2020: InnovFin - EU Finance for Innovators: EUR 16.5 bi…