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EU ENERGY Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONPublications: Boost consumer power in the energy market, urges Industry and Energy Committee - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyS&D MEP Theresa Griffin leads fight to tackle energy poverty and challenge big energy suppliersEU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Die Energieunion muss den Interessen der Bürger dienenEuropean energy intensive Enterprises (IFIEC Europe) discuss EU ETS reform, gas and power market reforms in the EU Energy Union – Documentation of papers (including EU Commission DG Climate)EURELECTRIC conference debates the needed electricity market design for consumers & decarbonisationUNECE: SWITCH – Discover the Future of Energy coming to the UN Cinema on 27 April# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER: Removing Barriers to Entry in Retail MarketsENTSOG - TYNDP 2017: Submission phase for project data collection ends 8 May 2016InnoGrid2020+ ‘Digital Energy’ Conference - EU2016.nl# RENEWABLE ENERGYADFD and IRENA enter new phase of cooperation for innovat…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# JHA COUNCILMain results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 21 April 2016# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORKTurkey must fulfil all criteria to get visa-free travel to the EU, say MEPsSchengen: EPP Group warns against multibillion Euro invoice for businesses and citizensEU Parliament: Draft report - Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection - PE 576.958v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves acquisition of Equens and its subsidiary PaySquare by Worldline, subject to conditionsMergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over Dow Corning by DowMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Garda by Rhône Capital and Apax PartnersMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Biomassa by Cosan and Sumitomo# CJEUCJEU: According to Advocates General Wathelet and Wahl, the General Court was fully entitled to dismiss the actio…

EU TRADE Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# TTIPEU Council adopts passenger name record (PNR) directiveSpeech by Vice-President Ansip at the Steering Committee of the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue, European ParliamentEP Hearing documentation on TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US - 20-04-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on International TradeNorway and the USA have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the area of transportOpen letter to President Obama - Greens/EFA MEPs address a letter to US President on TTIP - The Greens | European Free Alliance – DocumentsBusiness Alliance for TTIP Reiterates Call for Comprehensive TTIP AgreementBundesregierung zu TTIP: Verhandlungen machen FortschritteBaden-Württemberg: Dritte Sitzung des TTIP-BeiratsFDP: Stockenden TTIP-Verhandlungen neuen Schwung gebenBertelsmann Foundation: Growing skepticism - TTIP under pressure in Germany and the USACororate Europe: Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after …

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEuropean Commission invests €8.7 million in 189 innovative businessesLatest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €8.7 million in 189 innovative businesses EU Commissioner Bulc attends Regional Conference on the Investment PlanFramework partnership agreement on the European Investment Advisory HubAgreement on the management of the European Fund for Strategic Investments and on the granting of the EU guarantee# SINGLE MARKETMEPs call for a more innovative single market, stripped of unjustified barriersEPP Group: Single Market Strategy: tearing down bordersWe need green, knowledge-based social market economy - which turns the focus back to the people, say S&D MEPs# SMESMEs: new financial instruments and national promotional banks: EP public hearingUpdated: Public consultation under the Start-up Initiative# EMPLOYMENTEU Commission Roadmap: Ex-post evaluation of EURES activities covering the period 2009-13 Roadmaps / Inception impact assessmentsPublic…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# POST COP21EU Commission at Paris Agreement signing ceremony in New York: The EU calls for swift ratificationFrom Paris to New York: signing the COP21 Paris Agreement - European Parliamentary Research ServiceUNFCCC Guide to the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony - Friday, 22 April 2016 - Webcast LiveMedia advisory: Press briefing on civil society and Paris AgreementPRESS CONFERENCES AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIESUN says Paris Agreement on climate change must aim for long-term environmental stabilityCLIMATE CHANGE: UN EXPERT WELCOMES HISTORIC PARIS AGREEMENT BUT CALLS ON STATES TO SCALE UP EFFORTS TO MEET THE 1.5 °C TARGETUNFCCC: UN Credits Used to Make Paris Agreement Signing Climate Neutral - Everyone Can Go Climate Neutral NowA UNFCCC Tree for Paris and a Safer Climate - Under the Linden in 2050Russian Government: Signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate ChangePIK STATEMENT on the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement in New York on FridayFrom Paris to the Streets: Cities Lead in Impleme…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# PNREU Council adopts passenger name record (PNR) directive# US EU PRIVACY SHIELDSpeech by Vice-President Ansip at the Steering Committee of the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue, European ParliamentCounterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective# COPYRIGHTDocumentation of the Hearing on Modernisation of EU rules on copyright – Portability - 20-04-2016 - Committee on Legal AffairsThe EU Advocate General Breaks the Internet – NetopiaALDE - Updated: HEARING: CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF DIGITAL CONTENT# PSI DIRECTIVEEU Commission requests Belgium, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Portugal to implement the updated EU rules on the re-use of government-held informationCroatia - amendments to PSI legislation 2015 - English translationCroatia - amendments to PSI legislation 2015 - English translation  Cyprus PSI legislation 2015 - English working translationBulgarian PSI legislation as amended in 2015 - English working translation# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESALFA: Wir haben eine technolo…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# EFSIEuropean Commission invests €8.7 million in 189 innovative businessesLatest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €8.7 million in 189 innovative businessesEU Commissioner Bulc attends Regional Conference on the Investment Plan# ESIFCorina Crețu in Amsterdam: the launch of the EU Urban Agenda approachesStatement by EU Commissioner Crețu at the Capital Mayors' Meeting in AmsterdamRegional and local leaders warn that uncertainty on Schengen risks jeopardising key territorial cooperation projects# BUDGETHighlights - Exchange of views with Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva - Committee on Budgetary ControlLatest news - Next meeting of the Committee on Budgets - Committee on BudgetsAppointment of new members to OLAF Supervisory Committee - Committee on Budgetary Control# DG CONNECTEU JRC: European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market – Present and Future Challenges - 08 Apr 2016# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: New light on emulsions# H2020 CALLSIdeal-ist pa…

EU EURO Telegram - 21 April 2016

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# EMUEurogroup and informal ECOFIN Council meetings 22-23 April in AmsterdamDutch EU Presidency Infographic: Interaction between sovereigns and banksEUROSTAT: General government deficit and debt - 2015 - 1st notification# FISCAL BOARDCall for expressions of interest for the European Fiscal Board# BANKING UNIONCJEU: According to Advocates General Wathelet and Wahl, the General Court was fully entitled to dismiss the actions for annulment and damages concerning the restructuring of the Cypriot banking sectorCEPS: Fine-tuning the use of bail-in to promote a stronger EU financial systemBetter Finance: ARE ALL BANK INVESTORS TREATED EQUALLY BY EU MEMBER STATES?# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESALFA: Wir haben eine technologiefreundliche Lösung durchgebracht - Virtuelle Währungen finden Unterstützung im Europäischen Parlament# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONKeynote speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the EUROFI High Level Seminar, AmsterdamThe European Commission informed ESMA about its decision to endorse dra…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# ESIFOpinion - An EU strategy for the Alpine region - PE 575.216v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# SMART SPECIALISATIONINFORMATION DAY: 12 MAY 2016, S3P Agri-Food# DG CONNECT2016 European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (via Digital Single Market)How using HPC can help businesses compete in today’s world# HORIZON 2020What it takes to succeed in FET-Open - Digital Single Market BlogHorizon 2020: €5 million in Horizon Prizes to help create clean enginesHorizon 2020: LiveDiverse protects livelihoods and biodiversityHorizon 2020: European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy# H2020 CALLSResearch Participant Portal: Horizon Prize - Engine Retrofit for Clean AirResearch Participant Portal: Horizon Prize - Cleanest Engine of the Future# DG RESEARCHDG Research: €5 million in Horizon Prizes to help create clean engines# ECSELThe ECSEL Call Forum 2016 will be going ahead as planned, at the Sheraton Hotel Bru…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# INNOVATION2016 European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (via Digital Single Market)# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Administrative secretariat of the ‘Coordination groups of Notified Bodies’ in the framework of the EU's New Approach DirectivesPublications - Voting list : 2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection  COMI - The SIngle Market Strategy : [EN]TREBESIUS - Virtual currencies : [EN]CZESAK - Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain : [EN]CHARANZOVA - A new forward-looking and innovative furutre strategy on trade and investment : [EN]DALTON - Non-tariff barriers in the Single Market : [EN]JUVIN/FORD - Commission Delegated Regulation... transitional rules for certain provisions of the Union Customs Code... : [EN]KALLAS - Delivering a new deal for energy consumers : [EN]JAAKONSAARI - Mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations: accession of Croatia to the Convention of 18 December 1997 : [EN]STIHLER - Single Market G…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# GOOGLE & ALPHABETAntitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google and Alphabet on Android operating system and applicationsEU Commission Memo on Google's Android operating system and applications – FactsheetStatement by Commissioner Vestager on sending a Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applicationsEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Wettbewerbsverfahren gegen GoogleApplication Developers Alliance Criticizes European Commission’s Statement of Objections Targeting the Android Operating SystemEU Issues Antitrust Charges Against Google - CCIA# DSMLe Vice-Président Ansip et le Commissaire Oettinger à l'événement 'Net Futures' à BruxellesFull reports on the results of the two DSM public consultations on telecoms regulation and on the future needs for Internet speed & qualitySpeech given by Vice-President Ansip at Net Futures 2016: Driving growth in the Digital Single MarketCommercial Chambers panel discussio…

EU TRADE Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# TRADE STRATEGYTrade with Ecuador and Canada, Commission work programmes: committee debatesMEP Schaake (ALDE/NL) on the EU trade agreement with Canada (CETA)SWP: European Disintegration: Too Much to LoseA new global Strategy for the EU - A Northern Perspective# EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIESThe OECD Development Centre releases toolkit to tackle corruption in the extractive value chain at the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum# JAPANEU and Japan, same challenges, common agenda – Speech by EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska# UKRAINEEuropean Commission proposes visa-free travel for citizens of UkraineALDE Group welcomes the Commission's proposal on visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizensEU Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits UkraineU.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Ukraine# RUSSIA$50 Billion Arbitration Awards against Russia squashed - Energy CharterRussian Government: Expanded board meeting of the Ministry of FinanceZentralasien und die Eurasische Wirtschaftsunion - Warum die Bevölkeru…

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