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IEU ENERGY Telegram - 3 May 2016

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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…