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EU CLIMATE Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# POST COP21EU Council: EU signs the Paris Climate AgreementEU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the UN Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement New YorkRecord Support for Advancing Paris Climate Agreement Entry into ForceList of 175 Signatories to Paris Agreement - 15 States Deposit Instruments of RatificationUN: 'We are in a race against time,' says Ban, as leaders sign landmark Paris climate accordUN Climate Agreement ­- Statements by countryUN Environment Programme Executive Director Statement on Paris Agreement SigningLa France: Accord de Paris : la cérémonie de signature est ouverteU.S. President Obama: Our responsibility to actU.S. Department of Commerce Op-Ed: Why Addressing Climate Change Makes Good Business SenseBMUB - Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks unterzeichnet das Pariser KlimaabkommenBelgium: Alexander De Croo and Didier Reynders welcome the signing of the Paris AgreementUNFCCC: High-Level Debate on Climate and Sustainability Goal…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONToday ENTSO-E releases its 2015 Annual Report - Electricity Without BordersEnergy and weapon control on the agenda at EESC April plenary - Commissioner Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ on status of energy union 2015# ENERGY STATE AIDThe General Court confirms the decision of the Commission ordering the repayment of the tax exemptions granted by France, Ireland and Italy for alumina production# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E Friday Roundup, 22 April 2016Webinar: TYNDP 2016 - Learn all about the - Project Assessments ResultsENTSO-E Market Committee – Approves  - ITC Audit Results and 2016 Perimeter FeeENTSO-E upcoming eventsWebinar: Take 1.5h to understand and see the TYNDP 2016 projects assessments results -ENTSO-EWorkshop on experiences and conditions for successful implementation of incentives for innovation - ENTSO-EENTSOG publishes updated versions on Data ExchangeUpdated version of the BRS for Nominations ((BAL0453-13))Updated version of the BRS for CAM-CMP ( (CAP0554_160412))Public Consult…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Paramount Pictures in pay-TV investigation# CORRUPTIONEU Parliament: Draft report - Fight against corruption and follow up of the CRIM resolution - PE 571.738v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs# TAX Informal ECOFIN - Line to take NL Presidency on Tax Transparency and Panama PapersDie Grünen: Informeller ECOFIN in Amsterdam: Schäuble muss seinen Widerstand in Europa gegen mehr Steuertransparenz aufgebenPES unites in Renewed Tax Transparency calls, pushes fair mobility and securityBundesrat: Steuerschlupflöcher schließen, Steuerkriminalität bekämpfenEnvironmental taxes in the EU-Environmental taxes made up 6.3% of tax revenues in the EU in 2014-Taxes on energy contributed most in all Member States# CJEUThe General Court confirms the decision of the Commission ordering the repayment of the tax exemptions granted by France, Ireland and Italy for alumina production # EU MIGRATION FRAMEW…

EU EURO Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# EMUMain results of the Eurogroup, 22/04/2016Eurogroup statement - Thematic discussions on growth and jobs: National insolvency frameworksRemarks by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the Eurogroup Press Conference, AmsterdamRemarks by J. Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 22 April 2016Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the informal ECOFIN press conferenceA budgetary capacity for the Eurozone: joint committee debateEUROSTAT: Fourth quarter of 2015 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit up to 2.3% of GDP in the euro area, Up to 2.4% of GDP in the EU28EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Langfristige Stabilisierung des Euros muss wieder in den Fokus!EU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP) fordert Kommission und Athen zu konsequenten Strukturreformen auf# BANKING UNIONBetter Finance: FINANCIAL REPRESSION DESTROYS SAVINGS: EUROPEAN SAVERS BAILED IN BY ECB# SEPAEU Commission: Answer - Slow migration to SEPA - E-001163/2016Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft:  SEPA Card Clearing – …

EU AGENDA Weekly Telegram - 23 April 2016

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# EU COMMISSION Upcoming events of the EU CommissionMonday 25 April: High level event on Innovative Ways for Sustainable Nutrition, Food Security and Inclusive Agricultural GrowthMonday 25 April: Commission presents its 2015 Annual Report on the Rapid Alert SystemWednesday 27 April: EU strategy for the recovery of Mediterranean fishing stocksWednesday 27 April (*): EU policy for the Arctic region Thursday 28 April: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements packageWednesday 4 May (*): Commission presents its third visa liberalisation progress report for Turkey 26-27 May: The EU at the G7 summit in JapanEU Commission Calendar 25 April - 1 May 2016Monday 25 April 2016Tuesday 26 April 2016Wednesday 27 April 2016Thursday 28 April 2016Friday 29 April 2016Saturday 30 April 2016Sunday 1 May 2016Outlook MayOutlook June# EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead: 25 April - 1 May 2016PlenaryEU-Turkey dealRailway reformChild custodyFinancial benchmarksCommitteesBrussels terrorist attacksMigration/safe …

EU TRADE Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# TTIPEU Commission on 13th round of TTIP negotiationsU.S. Trade Representaitve: 13th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations April 25 – April 29, 2016 - New York, NYEU Trade Commissioner Malmström participates in Citizens' Dialogue in HelsinkiEU Parliament: Answer - TTIP and Sustainable Development Goals - E-015857/2015Blog: Europe, do not fall into Obama’s TTIP trap - Marietje SchaakeEPC POLICY BRIEFING: The U.S.’s Third Offset Strategy and its implications for transatlantic securityAK Europa: USA versus Kanada? – Neues aus der Handelspolitik# CETAEU Trade Commissioner Malmström met Minister Freeland of CanadaBundestag: Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage Drucksache 18/8024 - CETA-Vertrag nach Abschluss der Rechtsförmlichkeitsprüfung 18/8175 (PDF)# SUSTAINABLE TRADE Statement by Commissioners Malmström, Thyssen and Mimica on the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy# TURKEYEU Commissioners in joint mission to Turkey to attend High-lev…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0Strong EU Commission presence at the Hannover Messe 2016 to highlight recently announced actions  to "Digitise European industry"Transatlantic focus on digital transformation - DIGITALEUROPE at Hannover Messe# ROBOTICSRise of the robots: "There are some urgent questions we have to find answers to"# BIG DATADG GROW: Big data and B2B digital platforms - Digital EntrepreneurshipNew EDSA course: Big Data Analytics – Edsa# PAY TV - ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Paramount Pictures in pay-TV investigation# COPYRIGHTEP Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal AffairsBundesrat begrüßt geplante europaweite Nutzung von Online-Inhalten# E-COMMERCELuxembourg named best place to shop online - New UNCTAD index ranks 137 countries for business-to-consumer e-commerce readiness # VIRTUAL CURRENCIESPressegespräch: Bitcoin-Technik - Innovationen fördern und vorsorg…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# INDUSTRYStrong Commission presence at the Hannover Messe 2016 to highlight recently announced actions  to "Digitise European industry"Gabriel: "Wir brauchen eine Re-Industrialisierung in Europa"EU Commission: Answer - Measures being taken to support the European steel sector - E-014851/2015Bundesrat: Heimische Stahlwirtschaft unterstützen# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Closing plenary of the Joint Initiative on StandardisationEU Parliament: Opinion - The Single Market Strategy - PE 575.291v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Parliament: Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionAK Europa zur Binnenmarktstrategie: Das Europäische Parlament verabschiedet Bericht# SMEMarkus Pieper und Markus Ferber (Parlamentskreis Mittelstand Europe, CDU/CSU- Gruppe in der EVP): KMU-Unterstützungsfaktor: Lord Hill kündigt Fortbestand an# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning the adoption of a financing decision and a work prog…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 22 April 2016

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# ESIFESI Funds contribute to Slovakia's motorway connection with UkraineEU Parliament: Oral question - Speeding up implementation of cohesion policy - O-2016-000070# BUDGETDischarge procedure for the EU budget: Political scrutiny of budget implementation - European Parliamentary Research ServiceLatest news - Next meeting of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) - Committee on Budgetary ControlFact-finding mission of the Budgetary Control Committee to Germany - 03-11-2015 - Committee on Budgetary Control  MFF post-electoral revision: committee debate on draft report# DG CONNECTICT4Life: ICT services for Life Improvement for the ElderlyAccelerating the health literacy agenda in Europe# DG RESEARCHResearch Headlines - Spotting pancreatic cancer early (via Research & Innovation)# ERCERC grantee uncovers genetic clue to animals' evolutionary successNew landmark in epigenetics: understanding the silencing of the X-chromosome (via ERC)# CIVITASCIVITAS summer course opens reg…

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…

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