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IEU ENERGY Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# EU - USA ENERGY COUNCILEU HR/VP Mogherini, Vice President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete in Washington to participate in the US-EU Energy Council# DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENTCEER Discussion paper on scoping of flexible responseInnowatio Group joins the Smart Energy Demand Coalition# ENERGY REGULATIONACER workshop on scenarios and cost-benefit analysis methodology for assessing cross-border infrastructure projectsENTSO-E: Policy regions needed to achieve the target on renewables for 2030ENTSOG reminder: Only few days left for TYNDP 2017 project submissionEnergy Community Secretariat publishes its third CESEC report on gas market integration# RENEWABLE ENERGYEU Parliament: Opinion - Renewable energy progress report - PE 575.374v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Parliament: Opinion - Energy efficiency labelling - PE 573.039v03-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# ENERGY UNIONToward an Eastern Medite…

IEU LEGAL Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# TAX TRANSPARENCYOverview: the European Parliament's work on taxationDiscussion: INTERNATIONAL CROSS-BORDER TAX AUDITS# STATE AIDUpdated: DG Competition Call COMP/2016/001 Lot 1 & Lot 2  - State aid assessment of impaired assets: valuation and resolution mechanisms# MERGERSUK CMA refers energy trading software merger for in-depth investigation# UK EU REFERENDUMBrexit: Could it Happen and What is at Stake? - BerlinCEPS: Britain’s Future in Europe (2nd Edition)# FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCYEU Commission opens investigation into statistical reporting in Salzburg# WHISTLE BLOWERSGreens/EFA: Whistle-blowers Directive - Time to prioritise the protection of whistle-blowers instead of attempting to silence them!  # EUROJUSTSignature of the Eurojust-Montenegro cooperation agreement# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONOJ 2167 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la CommissionOrdre du jour de la 2167ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 04/05/2016)Décision de …

IEU EURO Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# ECONOMIC FORECASTSpring 2016 Economic Forecast: Staying the course amid high risksCommissioner Pierre Moscovici presents the 2016 Spring Economic ForecastBusinesseurope: EU Commission’s economic forecast underscores the need for policies supporting long-term growthEurozone profitiert weiter von Sonderfaktoren – DIHKIfo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Parliament: Draft opinion - Green Paper on Retail Financial Services - PE 582.122v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionESMA publishes responses to the Discussion Paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) under the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation # CROWDFUNDINGCapital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups# LATVIALatvia: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission# EBAEBA amends historical look-back approach (HLBA) …

IEU DIGITAL Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# DSMDraft Council conclusions on the "Digital Single Market Technologies and Public Services Modernisation" package# E-GOVERNMENTMore accessible websites across Europe: agreement with European ParliamentEU Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessibleEU Parliament: Draft opinion - e-Democracy in the European Union: potential and challenges - PE 582.133v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education# TSMVATM: Diskussion zu Vectoring dringend versachlichen - Alle Fakten sprechen gegen das Ausbaumonopol# OPEN DATABundeswirtschaftsministerium: Neue Publikation: Standpunkte Open Data# E-COMMERCEUNCITRAL: Working Group IV: Electronic Commerce# CYBERSECURITYEP Hearing documentation: Cyber warfare: a real menace to EU security - 21-04-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and DefenceCCIA Concerned About U.S. Government’s Attempt to Expand Hacking PowersDeutschland: 1. Ver­ord­nung zur Um­set­zung des IT-Si­cher­heits­ge­set­zes in Kraft: Ministerverord…

IEU TRADE Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# TTIPTTIP leaks prove that European way of life is at stake - GUE/NGLEuropaabgeordneter Joachim Starbatty (EKR/ALFA) relativiert TTIP-Enthüllungen: "Das war viel Lärm um längst Bekanntes"Rukwied: Europäische Standards bei TTIP durchsetzen - Deutscher Bauernverband# JAPANRemarks by President Donald Tusk before the EU-Japan Leaders' meetingPress statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders' Meeting# ASEANCEPS: The ASEAN Economic Community: A Conceptual Approach# EEAEU - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway: Agreement on an EEA financial mechanism for the period 2014-2021EU - Norway: Agreement on a Norwegian financial mechanism for the period 2014-2021EU - Norway: Additional protocol to the EEC-Norway agreementEU - Iceland: Additional protocol to the EEC-Iceland agreementEU and Iceland: clarification of certain rules relating to trade (safeguard measures)# THE ARCTICThe Arctic Institute: The EU’s new Arctic Communication: not-so-integrated, not-so-di…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# INNOVATIONEU Commission Trend report: Optimal recycling, big data from space, and blockchain applications:disruption and policy response# SINGLE MARKETSingle Market: Commission seeks views on how to facilitate cross-border provision of servicesEU Commission seeks views on how to facilitate cross-border provision of servicesConsultation on proposal to introduce a Services Passport and address regulatory barriers in the construction and business services sectorsDG RESEARCH Call: GPSD-01-2016: Joint Action to  consolidate and enhance product safety through effective market surveillance throughout the Union# INDUSTRYDie edelmetallverarbeitende Industrie in Deutschland - Analysen und Gutachten der Wissenschaftlichen Dienste des BundestagsIndustrial producer prices up by 0.3% in euro area# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTReport on the application of the Postal Services Directive - PE 580.471v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionAmendments 1 - 53 -Draft report - Creat…

IEU FUNDING Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# EEAEU - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway: Agreement on an EEA financial mechanism for the period 2014-2021Norway: EEA and Norway Grants: Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe# ESIFDG Grow: SMART REGIONS ConferenceEP Opinion - An EU strategy for the Alpine region - PE 575.287v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# US-EUNotice of Funding Opportunity - U.S. Mission to the European Union# DG RESEARCHSuccess Stories - Say cheese: the whey forward in renewable plastics (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020Registration opens for the H2020 Blue Growth information dayHorizon 2020: Simple apps transform advanced manufacturing  Horizon 2020: A disc-shaped diagnostic tool for global health Horizon 2020: Even insects have distinct personalities – research finds # GPSDResearch Participant Portal: Joint Action - General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) # JRCImproving research systems: how to link funding and performance? - 03 May 2016 (via JRC)# DG CON…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram - 3 May 2016

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# CARBON MARKETSIn 2015, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have slightly increased compared with 2014 - EurostatNatural Gas Europe: EU Sees Marginal Rise in EmissionsCarbon Pulse: European Commission publishes ‘naughty list’ for 2015 EU ETS compliance# POST COP21Patricia Espinosa Selected New UNFCCC Executive SecretaryThe Climate Group about the new UNFCCC chiefSecretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programmenama: UN Updates Synthesis Report of National Climate Plans – Covers 189 CountriesInformal settlements and climate change: An opportunity and challenge for cities of emerging economies - C40: BlogMisleading Talk About Decoupling CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth - The Energy Collective# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSShipping’s response to Paris climate deal left in disarray - T&E# POLLUTIONBundestag: 18/8232 (PDF): Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/7964 - Grenzwert…

IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 2 May 2016

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDiplohack Bratislava: uncovering European Open DataDutch EU Presidency: Digital platforms: an analytical framework for identifying and evaluating policy options (TNO-abstract)EU Urban Agenda: 5th Capital Mayors conferenceEU Urban Agenda: The challenge of “affordable housing” in Europe# JPI URBAN EUROPEUrban Europe: RURI: Keynote speach by Margit Noll# CORCOR: Forum zur urbanen Agenda der EU am 30. Mai 2016 in Amsterdam# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIOEuropean Week of Regions and Cities 2016 edition: Partners unveiled# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECTAn innovation agenda for Europe's urban policyFinding the golden nuggets in the era of digital entrepreneurshipSmart Anything Everywhere Workshop: Enhancing digital transformation in European SMEs# EU PARLIAMENTDie "Urban Agenda" der EU wird nur funktionieren, wenn sie auf sozial smarte Städtpolitik setzt - Martina Michels, Linksfraktion GUE/NGL# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC Stands in London, Bilbao and AmsterdamSave the date for t…

IEU FUNDING Telegram - 2 May 2016

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# SMEDocumentation of a public hearing on SMEs: new financial instruments and national promotional banks - 26-04-2016 - Committee on Budgets# ESIFEU Commission: Answer - Late payments under the Cohesion Policy - E-010874/2014Opinion - An EU strategy for the Alpine region - PE 577.050v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentEuropean Week of Regions and Cities 2016 edition: Partners unveiled# MFFAmendments to the Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament's input ahead of the Commission's proposal# DG RESEARCHThe Netherlands’ contribution to the European Research AreaResearch Headlines - Driving up the appeal of hybrid vehicles# HORIZON 2020ICT4Life: ICT services for Life Improvement for the Elderly - Horizon 2020Horizon 2020: Spotting pancreatic cancer earlyHorizon 2020: Octopus points to the future for keyhole surgery# ERCAddressing the crises of an ‘overheated’ world (via ERC)The past and present of slavery: a history in the maki…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram - 2 May 2016

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# INNOVATIONThe Netherlands’ contribution to the European Research Area# SMEDocumentation of a public hearing on SMEs: new financial instruments and national promotional banks - 26-04-2016 - Committee on Budgets# INDUSTRYCall for applications for membership in the Commission expert group on recovery rules for fertilising productsEU Commission: Study on the impacts of REACH authorisationChemicals - Call for applications for members and observers to the Technical Working Group for the development of possible process and product criteria for struvite, biochar and ash-based products for use in fertilising products (STRUBIAS TWG)ESA: Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020# SINGLE MARKETcep-Analyse: Europäisches Handeln für Barrierefreiheit# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTPublications - Coordinators results : EMPL Coordinators results - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsAnswer - Long-term unemployment - E-001539/2016Answer - Female entrepreneurship in Greece - E…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram - 2 May 2016

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# TSMDocumentation: Electronic Communications Regulations at a Cross-roadDeutsche Telekom: Wie wird ein Mobilfunknetz geplant?# NET NEUTRALITYEDRi and 72 other NGOs send letter to EU regulators on net neutrality# DSMCommissioner Oettinger at major conference on internet and society re:publica in Berlin, GermanyETNO ThinkDigital Blog: Aiming for the highest innovative standards in EuropeEDRi: BREAKING: TTIP leaks confirm dangers for digital rightsLatest positions of Digitaleurope (summary)Digitaleurope: Europa Forum Lech 2016: Digitally transforming Economy and SocietyDigitaleurope: First edition of G7 ICT Stakeholders Meeting paved the way for global cooperation on digital economy# E-COMMERCEThe EESC urges the Commission to safeguard consumers' rights against any erosion when it comes to digital contractsDigitaleurope: Digital contracts: will new rules deliver trust online? Findings from our last DiPP on 29 AprilBundestag: Öffentliche Anhörung des Rechtsausschusses zum "Onlin…

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