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EU DIGITAL Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# EIFEU Commission Open Consultations: Revision of the European Interoperability Framework# DSMInvitation to the press: European Consumer and Competition Day regarding the online economyEU Commission: The plans to digitise European industry will be adopted and presented on Monday (18 April) for agenda reasons of the respective CommissionersBEUC: The collaborative economy – consumer benefits and challengesDeutsche Telekom: Ranga Yogeshwar  on the "hare-and-tortoise game" of Digitization and the internet as the "midwife of a democratic world.# TSMETNO-GSMA Position Paper on the BEREC Guidelines for the implementation of the Open Internet provisions of the TSM Regulation (2015/2120)UK Ofcom: Simpler, speedier switchingLa Quadrature du Net: Radio Directive - Open letter to the French Ministry of Budget and to the French Telecom Regulator# 5G5G empowering vertical industries - White paper on vertical sectors published by the 5G Public Private Partnership# COPYRIGHTHearings o…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# INEAINEA: Over €700 million requested for H2020 energy projects# EFSIClosing remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EPSC High-Level Conference "Europe as an Investment Destination" # ESIFSpeech by Commissioner Corina Creţu for the International Roma Day at the European Parliament# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: Arctic station network boosts climate change researchUK Government: Research and analysis: UK participation in Horizon 2020 and Framework Programme 7# DG CONNECTSuccess Stories - Understanding the potential of Africa's digital revolution# DG RESEARCHResearch Headlines - Fluorescence adds new dimension to diagnosing cancer# EUREKAEUROGIA 2020 Call for projects: deadline May 23 (via EUREKA)# GLOBAL ADJUSTMENT FUNDEP Think Tank: At a Glance - European Globalisation Adjustment Fund# DG MOVEDG Move: Establishing technical and analytical framework for best practice benchmarking regarding the rail infrastructure managers# EACEA2015 Erasmus Mundu…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# POST COP21UNFCCC Secretariat and Earth Day Network Launch Campaign to Mark Signing of Paris Agreement and to Celebrate Earth Day on 22 AprilEU Council: St 7106 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeEU Council: St 6811 2016 Init Minutes of the 3452nd meeting of the Council of the European Union (ENVIRONMENT), held in Brussels on 4 March 2016EU Council: St 6811 2016 Add 1 Minutes of the 3452nd meeting of the Council of the European Union (ENVIRONMENT), held in Brussels on 4 MarchCOP21 : transformer l'Accord de Paris en actions - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la MerReviving efforts to hit 2020 climate goals – Europarl TVCOP21 – Insights into Climate Negotiations from Halldór Thorgeirsson – Chicago Policy ReviewJapan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future – UNEPThe Future Role of Economics in the IPCC - The Energy Collective# ETS…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on "Nord Stream II – Energy Union at the crossroads"Energy Union: EU invests in infrastructure to remove bottlenecks between the Iberian Peninsula gas market and the rest of EuropeINEA: Over €700 million requested for H2020 energy projectsReminder: DG Energy Connecting Europe Facility Energy Info Day# ENERGY REGULATIONEURELECTRIC comments on CBA Imbalance Settlement Period Harmonisation# ENERGY STORAGESolar Power Europe: Joint Policy Paper on Solar and Storage# HEATING & COOLINGDG Energy publishes interim results of study: Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020 - 2030) heating/cooling fuel deployment (fossil/renewables)# RENEWABLESÖko Institute: Europe: Renewable energy is growing, coal-fired electricity production remaining constantOPINION: A Renewable Energy Boom – UNEPBundeswirtschaftsministerium: Gebündelte Kompetenz für die Energiewende - Neues Forschungsnetzwerk Erneuerbare Energien g…

EU EURO Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Parliament on Benchmarks: restoring confidence in the financial marketsESMA-Discussion Paper on Benchmark Regulation: Europex  calls for considering particularities of Energy  and other Commodity-Markets# ESMAESMA updates its Q&A document on prospectus related issuesESMA publishes Discussion Paper on UCITS share classes# BANKING UNIONMoody's: More capital charges ahead for banks with asset management activities, Basel Committee seeks to capture "step-in" riskFinance Watch conference: “Between a rock and a hard place: The future of traditional banking”# EBAEBA updated Risk Dashboard shows EU banks have further increased their capital ratios in Q4 2015EBA consults on draft amending standards on CVA proxy spread# GREECEEP Think Tank: Updated In-Depth Analysis - Greece's financial assistance programme (March 2016) - 05-04-2016# IMFIMF Executive Board Discusses the Adequacy of the Fund’s Precautionary BalancesIMF Policy Paper: Review of the A…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# TAX EVASION & AVOIDANCEAt a Glance - Tax transparency background - EP Think TankEP: Highlights - Exchange of views with Commissioner Vestager and two major European banks - Special Committee on Tax Rulings“People involved in the Panama Papers must appear before the Parliament”, says S&D Leader PittellaSPD zu EU-Steuertransparenz - Berichterstattungspflicht für GroßunternehmenPanama-Papiere: EU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP) fordert Verlängerung des Steuer-SonderausschussesU.S. President Obama: Why You Should Care About New Actions to Tackle Corporate Inversions# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: Commission fines Riberebro €5.2 million for participation in canned mushrooms cartelEntentes: amende modifiée pour Société Générale pour sa participation dans le cartel des produits dérivés de taux d'intérêts en euros# EU SECURITY AGENDAEU Commission proposes to establish an Entry-Exit System: Stronger and Smarter Borders in the EUProposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of th…

EU TRADE Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# MALAYSIAEEAS: European Union–Malaysia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement initialled today# MYANMARDG Trade: Presentation CSD meeting on EU-Myanmar SIA on 5 April 2016# TTIPEU Trade Commissioner Malmström: Meeting in London with Michael FROMAN, United States Trade Representative, 11 April 2016# ITA Digitaleurope breakfast debate: “Information Technology Agreement: Boosting Europe's economy”# TUNISIAEU Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits TunisiaSt 7408 2016 Init Joint Commission-EEAS non-paper on enhancing cooperation on migration, mobility and readmission with TunisiaSt 7155 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the introduction of emergency autonomous trade measures for the Republic of Tunisia (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act (LA + S)St 7155 2016 Add 1 Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the introduction of emergency autonomous trade measures for the Republic of Tunisia (first reading)…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 6 April 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANClosing remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EPSC High-Level Conference "Europe as an Investment Destination" # INNOVATIONDutch EU Presidency: EU action plan for Open ScienceHearings on Modernisation of Copyright and on Robotics - Committee on Legal Affairs BEUC: The collaborative economy – consumer benefits and challenges  # SINGLE MARKETeLearning tool for SMEs on standardisation now available # INDUSTRYZypries: Deutsche Raumfahrt hat gute Ausgangsposition für zunehmende Kommerzialisierung # EMPLOYMENTCivil society shapes the European migration agenda: employment & integration are key priorities # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION Annex to the communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Launching a consultation on a European Pillar of Social RightsDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre …

EU ENERGY Telegram - 5 April 2016

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEuropean Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P) launched – EU JRC# ENERGY UNIONRegional cooperation essential to Energy Union – EU SETISEnergy Union on course for 90% delivery by year end – EU SETISOver 2,500 years of Greek wisdom (and counting) – Blog post by Maroš Šefčovič# MARKET DESIGNEurelectric: Electricity market design: fit for the low-carbon transitionEurelectric position paper on gas flexible exit capacity productsSmart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC): “2016, time to deliver… an ambitious power market reform”SEDC: 10 Recommendations for an Efficient European Power Market DesignUpdate on Joint DSO Conference: Innovative DSOs in a decentralised energy system# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER Benchmarking Report on removing barriers to entry for energy suppliersNEW DATE! 5th InnoGrid2020+ Conference - ENTSO-ESAVE THE DATE - Baltic Power Conference 2016 - ENTSO-E: Regional integration - A hub of opportunitiesDG Energy corrects: A financial screening of projects in the framework…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 5 April 2016

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# PANAMA PAPERSEPP Group wants Mossack Fonseca and Panama government to testify in Parliament: This is organised, large-scale parasitism  - Burkhard Balz MEPEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU)  zu den „Panama Papers“ALDE Group: EP tax committee should investigate Panama Papers scandalGrünen-Abgeordneter Giegold: Geldwäsche-Bekämpfung: Schäuble darf nicht von eigenen Versäumnissen ablenkenCorporate Europe Observatory: Panama Papers show need to safeguard press freedoms from proposed EU legislationONE lobt Ankündigung von Heiko Maas, ein Transparenzregister über die wahren Eigentümer von Unternehmen einzuführen# EU SECURITY AGENDAFight against terrorism: How the European Parliament is helping to tackle the threatEuropean Movement: Coordinated, impactful and joint action is needed to respond to Europe’s ongoing and future security challenges# REFUGEE FRAMEWORKS&D Leader Pittella: S&D Group would oppose cosmetic revision of Dublin regulation – Commission must propose a genuine…

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