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EU ENERGY Telegram - 5 April 2016

# 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

# 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…

EU EURO Telegram - 5 April 2016

# GERMANYDecisive Action to Secure Durable Growth; Lecture by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, at an event hosted by Bundesbank and Goethe UniversityGemeinsame Presseerklärung der Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, des OECD-Generalsekretärs Angel Gurría, der Geschäftsführenden Direktorin des IWF Christine Lagarde, des Präsidenten der Weltbankgruppe Jim Yong Kim, des Generaldirektors der ILO Guy Ryder und des Generaldirektors der WTO Roberto Azevêdo anlässlich ihres Treffens am 5. April 2016 in BerlinOECD on Germany: Boost investment and productivity for a stronger economy and more inclusive societyBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel begrüßt Deutschlandbericht der OECDDeutsche Bank Research - Ausblick Deutschland: Solides Wachstum, aber Probleme bei Export und Bau# ECBEuropean Central Bank Annual Report for 2015: committee debateECB: Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Calvet Chambon, MEP, on stress testing results and supervisory standardsLatest ECB lett…

EU TRADE Telegram - 5 April 2016

# AFRICAN UNIONAfrican Union Commission and European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challengesEU Commission Memo on the Africa-EU PartnershipAt a Glance - The African Union: Defending peace, democracy and human rights - EP THINKTANKAt a Glance - Actions of the African Union against coups d'état - EP THINKTANKBriefing - Democracy in Africa: Power alternation and presidential term limits - EP THINKTANK# INDONESIAEU and Indonesia advance towards free trade negotiations# SINGAPOREReport about the FRIENDS OF SINGAPORE GROUP IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LAUNCHED BY FOREIGN MINISTER BALAKRISHNAN AND DELEGATION LED BY SORIN MOISA MEP# JAPANAt a Glance - Japan and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking] - EP THINKTANK# INDIA EU Asia Centre: EU-India Summit Assessment# ECUADORProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member State…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 5 April 2016

# THE JUNCKER PLANEurope as an Investment Destination: high level conference on 6 April# INDUSTRYSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip: Helping European industry to turn digitalDutch EU Presidency: Programme Industrial TechnologiesINFORMATION DAY: S3 Platform on Industrial Modernisation and Investment# SINGLE MARKETSpeech of Commissioner Corina Creţu at the High-Level Conference "Attracting investment in Tourism – financing, upgrading skills and improving business environment to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU tourism industry" Updated: Workshop on the Services Passport initiative, Start-Up Initiative and unjustified discrimination and geoblocking# SMEWhat future for EU SME policy?- European Economic and Social CommitteePromote more growth and jobs with horizontal EU SME policies! - European Economic and Social Committee# EMPLOYMENTEU Commission – DG Grow: Enhancing quality jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships in the tourism sector across EuropeÖGfE Policy …

EU FUNDING Telegram - 5 April 2016

# REFUGEE SUPPORTEU to support over 2,300,000 children in 42 countries with education in emergency situationsEU to announce €100 million development package for Sudan to address root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement# EFSIEurope as an Investment Destination: high level conference on 6 April# ESIFSpeech of Commissioner Corina Creţu at the High-Level Conference "Attracting investment in Tourism – financing, upgrading skills and improving business environment to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU tourism industry"Commissioner Corina Creţu's speech at the roundtable "How to strengthen the integration of migrants in cities?”Statement of Commissioner Creţu following the joint press conference with Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and CitizenshipEuropean Commission invests over €7.5 million for sustainable growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectorsGuide on EU Funding for the Tourism Sector - OCTA Innovation# …

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 5 April 2016

# DSMEU Commission presents set of measures supporting national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and to boosting investment (standards, G5, e-Government, EU Research Cloud)Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip: Helping European industry to turn digitalDigital4EU 2016 report published2016 Digital Day: Innovation in the digital era. Reinventing our economyBEUC: European Commission: it is time to #STOPGEOBLOCKING!Déjeuner avec des acteurs du numérique - Elysée# SPECTRUMState aid: EU Commission approves French support for households affected by spectrum reallocation# 5G5G Public Private Partnership Information Day in Warsaw# E-PRIVACYEU Smart Cities: Citizen Focus Webinar: Addressing Privacy in Smart CitiesEPC Sixty Minute Briefing: Beyond Safe Harbour: A U.S. perspective on the Privacy Shield and on protecting consumer privacyGrünen-Anhörung zur Reform der e-Privacy-RichtlinieAktuelle Drucksachen des Deutschen Bundestages: Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anf…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 5 April 2016

# POST COP21EIB: New York Climate Conference: diplomacy must give way to actionDutch EU Presidency: Programme Informal Transport and Environment CouncilCompact of Mayors Forum – ICLEIUNFCCC A Conversation About the Paris Agreement - Listen to Momentum for Change PodcastEP Thinktank: Briefing - Research for TRAN Committee - The Paris Agreement and the EU Transport Policy - Committee on Transport and TourismPIK: Wie weiter nach Paris? Einladung zum Hintergrundgespräch 13.4. mit Klima-Ökonom Ottmar EdenhoferDIHK: Rolle des Mittelstandes für den Klimaschutz Kohlenstoff – das Maß aller Dinge? - IPG Journal# ETSEU Commission: Verified EU Emissions data 2015ICAP Training Course on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries# CAR EMISSIONSEmission measurements in the automotive sector: first committee debateEU Commission: Answer - Misleading road-vehicle emissions certificates - P-013781/2015Advice on CO2 vehicle emissions testing in six months – EU science panel’s Dr He…