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IEU LEGAL Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# EU INFRINGEMENTS PACKAGEThe April infringements package: Commission acts for full, proper and timely implementation of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businessesEU Commission requests BELGIUM, FINLAND, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG and PORTUGAL to implement the updated EU rules on the reuse of government-held information  Internal energy market: Commission urges GERMANY to fully comply with the Third Energy Package  Energy efficiency: Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency DirectiveNuclear energy: Commission requests LATVIA to fully transpose the Radioactive Waste DirectiveRenewable energy: Commission urges PORTUGAL to comply with the Renewable Energy DirectiveOffshore oil and gas: Commission requests GERMANY and ROMANIA to transpose the Offshore Safety DirectiveWater: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates  Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of…

IEU ENERGY Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONInternal energy market: Commission urges GERMANY to fully comply with the Third Energy Package  EESC: Civil society needs to be involved in all aspects of the Energy UnionCEPS: Fostering Investment in Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure in Europe: Report of the High-Level Group on Energy Infrastructure in Europe# RENEWABLE ENERGYRenewable energy: Commission urges PORTUGAL to comply with the Renewable Energy DirectiveBMWi startet Länder- und Verbändeanhörung zur Grenzüberschreitende-Erneuerbare-Energien-Verordnung# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy efficiency: Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency DirectiveDocumentation of the Workshop for the Energy-efficient Buildings Public-Private Partnership projects - 18-19 April 2016, BrusselsThe Energy Collective - Energy Efficiency: Time to Get Out of Reverse Gear# NUCLEAR ENERGYNuclear energy: Commission requests LATVIA to fully transpose the Radioactive Waste DirectiveResearch Headlines - Nuclear energy n…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# ETS - FREE ALLOCATIONSThe EU Court declares invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020IFIEC Europe on CJEU judgment on the EU ETS Cross-Sectoral Correction Factor (CSCF): IFIEC Europe calls for transparent analysis and recalculation of the CSCF by EU CommissionWWF: EU’s top court rules too many free pollution allowances given to industryCarbon Pulse: EU court declares invalid ETS free allocation for 2013-2020# CARBON MARKETSCarbon Pulse: Vattenfall clinches deal with EPH over massive EUA hedging bookItaly completes bulk of 2016 free EUA allocation to industry - Carbon PulseCarbon Pulse: Free 2015 utility EUA allocations complete following Bulgaria approval# THE ARCTICThe Arctic Institute: The EU’s new Arctic Communication: not-so-integrated, not-so-disappointing? (Part 1)# POST COP21Radical Action Needed to Decarbonize World Energy Supply - Energy Transitions Commission ReportUNFCCC: Seychel…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: EIF and Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska agreement for innovative businesses# INDUSTRYDocumentation Impact Workshop for the Sustainable Process Industry Public-Private Partnership ProjectsDocumentation of Impact Workshop for the Factories of the Future Public-Private Partnership ProjectsMachnig in Tokio: Kooperation mit Japan zum Thema Industrie 4.0 ausbauen# INNOVATIONDIGITALEUROPE’s Ideas for a European Innovation Council# SINGLE MARKETTechnical assistance for verification on European Assessment Documents (EADs)DG Grow:  Public consultation on service markets presentationEuropean Construction Sector Observatory - Poland factsheets  # EMPLOYMENTNew rules to attract non-EU students, researchers and interns to the EU - last stepsUnemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.5% to 34.0% - Unemployment rates fell in the majority of EU regions# INDICATORSFourth quarter of 2015 - Household real income per capita nearly stable in the euro area and…

IEU EURO Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# FINANCIAL BENCHMARKSEU Parliament on Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark settingText adopted - Indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0146 - Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionEU Commission welcomes European Parliament's backing for new rules to prevent manipulation of financial benchmarksEPP:  Benchmarks: Parliament tackles unfair deals between banksEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Abstimmung im Plenum über BenchmarksALDE: European Parliament adopts legislation to end interest rate fraudFinancial benchmarks - EP adopts a much too timid response to recent Libor, Forex and commodity index rigging scandals - GREENS-EFA# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Council on markets in financial instruments: Negotiations to start on one-year delay (MIFID & MIFIR)The Commission is today taking stock of the progress made in the first six months since the adoption of the Capit…

IEU FUNDING Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# BUDGETEU budget management: Commission spending for 2014 approved by EU ParliamentTexts adopted on Budget 2014Vice-President Georgieva welcomes European Parliament approval of 2014 EU Budget implementationEPP: EU spending 2014: more focus on resultsALDE: European Commission spending for 2014 approved by the ParliamentGeneral Expenditure Allowance - EP demands full transparency over how MEPs spend public funds - GREENS-EFAEU Parliament: Draft opinion - 2017 Budget - Mandate for the Trilogue - PE 582.104v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety  # ECAECA: EU Delegation buildings: "not always best value for money"# ESIFGetting citizens closer to the EU: Commission launches first "Europe in My Region" campaignReport - Cohesion policy in mountainous regions of the EU - A8-0074/2016 - Committee on Regional Development# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EIF and Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska agreement for innovative businesses# DG RESEARCHEvents - Ma…

IEU TRADE Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# TTIPFriends of the Earth Europe: TTIP trade deal poses serious threat to EU farming, says new report# TURKEYNo blank cheque for Turkey, say MEPs in debate on EU-Turkey dealEPP: EU-Turkey Agreement: no watering-down of visa rulesALDE: EU-Turkey deal: crack down on free media does not bring visa liberalisation closer# THE ARCTICThe Arctic Institute: The EU’s new Arctic Communication: not-so-integrated, not-so-disappointing? (Part 1)# RUSSIAUK Parliament: Academics discuss Russian foreign policy - Foreign Affairs Committee takes evidence on UK-Russia relations from academicsRussian Government: Submission to the State Duma of a draft law to ratify the protocol amending the Russia-Singapore intergovernmental agreement on double taxation and income tax avoidanceFriedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit - Analyse: Eine liberale Reformtherapie für Putin?# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTAmendments 1 - 186 - Conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Turkmenistan - PE 580.624v01…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# DSMVice-President Ansip at G7 ICT ministerial meeting in Japan to discuss free flow of data, digital innovation and international cooperationDIGITALEUROPE’s Ideas for a European Innovation CouncilETNO: Altice Labs showcasing innovation at the Net Futures 2016 eventTrendreport 1/2016: Digitale Arbeitswelt: Fluch oder Segen? - Österreichische Gesellschaft für EuropapolitikThe EU Digital Single Market # SPECTRUMCommission sets out technical conditions to allocate more radio frequencies to mobile internet servicesBackground on technical conditions to allocate more radio frequencies to mobile internet servicesUK Ofcom Statement on the Business Connectivity Market Review # TSMDevelopments In International Mobile Roaming - New working papers are available for OECD Digital Economy PapersReport of the public consultation on the evaluation and review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications # GOVERNMENT INFORMATIONEU Commission requests BELGIUM, FINLAND, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOUR…

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