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IEU ENERGY Telegram 12 May 2016

# ENERGY EFFICIENCYBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel startet Offensive zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz: "Energieeffizienz ist eine Gemeinschaftsaufgabe"Ukrainian Government portal - Kyiv hosts Second Forum of Energy Efficient PartnershipREHVA: Energy efficient buildings through the eyes of ECO Standard# RENEWABLESSolar-Nachrichten - IHS: Erneuerbare Energien könnten 2040 fast die Hälfte des europäischen Heizbedarfs decken# ENERGY SECURITYEU Parliament: Draft report - EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage - PE 582.327v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyGazprom: Nord Stream 2 to spur European gas market developmentUkrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman: Our objective is to obtain complete energy independenceEU-Kommission will Gasversorgung unionsweit sichern - Energieunion bleibt Dauerbrenner im EU-Ausschuss des österreichischen Bundesrats# GAS MARKETSNatural Gas Europe: Spain's Gas Natural Outlines 2020 StrategyNatural Gas Europe - RWE Earnings…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 12 May 2016

# ETS REFORMReform des Emissionshandels soll Erreichung der Klimaziele unterstützen - EP-Berichterstatter Federley informiert österreichische ParlamentarierInnenSt 8772 2016 Init Agriculture and climate - Information from the Presidency - Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of viewsEU Market: EUA sink back to technical support as Germany rebuffs price controls - Carbon PulseCarbon Pulse - RWE joins other European utilities in advancing Q1 hedging# METHANE EMISSIONSEPA Finalizes Methane Rule For New Oil And Gas Operations – ThinkProgressSTATEMENT: WRI Says New EPA Methane Standards Will Encourage Industry To Put in Place Low-Cost Safeguards# POST COP21Cm 2640 2016 Init - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): - The forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) (Bonn, 16-26…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 12 May 2016

# MERGERSMergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Wabtec’s proposed takeover of railway equipment manufacturer Faiveley# TAX TRANSPARENCYOECD: A new boost to transparency in international tax matters: 6 new countries sign agreement enabling automatic sharing of country-by-country reportingEU Parliament: Draft agenda - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - PE 582.412v01-00 - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)Corporate tax: MEPs welcome plan for information sharing by national authoritiesUK Research and analysis: Simplifying tax for the future – a consultation on our future strategyResearch and analysis: OTS review of income tax and national insurance alignment (phase 2) - TOR Research and analysis: OTS review of the corporation tax computation - TOR # BREXITGeorge Osborne questioned on EU referendum - Treasury Committee hears examines UK's EU membership and possible impact of BrexitIfo President Fuest Opposes Brexit# WIPOSt 8779 2…

IEU EURO Telegram 12 May 2016

# EMUEU Commission: Answer - Completing the Economic and Monetary Union - E-015882/2015 UK: Completion of Economic and Monetary Union 'unlikely' by 2025–EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee publishes report on Thursday 12 May# FISCAL POLICYDG ECFIN: Call for papers reference 2016 ECFIN 015/C - Workshop 24 January 2017 - Fiscal policy and public investment for relaunching potential growth# INSURANCESThe Commission adopted a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)246 final) on the adaptation in line with inflation of minimum amounts of cover laid down in Directive 2009/103/EC on Motor Insurance# EBAEBA agrees with the Commission on changes to the amended technical standards on benchmarking of internal approachesESAs clarify their position on technical standards on the credit quality steps for ECAIs credit assessments# EIOPAEIOPA reports on the achievements of the supervisory colleges# ECBECB: Publication: TARGET Annual Report 2015# BISBIS: 12May/Jens We…

IEU TRADE Telegram 12 May 2016

# CHINAChina’s proposed market economy status: defend EU industry and jobs, urge MEPSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/703 of 11 May 2016 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain ring binder mechanisms originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/704 of 11 May 2016 withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for two exporting producers and amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/87 accepting the undertakings offered in connection with the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China  Businesseurope--Important signal: No automatic China Market Economy Status# TTIPUS Labor Department, European Commission roundtable addresses ways to help the long-term unemployed get back to workTABC Signs Multi-Association Letter to U.S Treasury SecretaryENF: "Sovereignt…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 12 May 2016

# ITUITU: Egypt welcomes world’s ICT regulators and industry heavyweights for top technology policy conference# DSMOne step forward for Digitising European Industry - by Ernst Herlof Kristiansen, SINTEFDIGITALEUROPE reaffirms support for a global digital trade approachDeutsche Telekom: "The Digital Future": digital trends and exciting jobs# TSMEU Commission: Answer - Charging criteria for telecommunications services after 15 June 2017 - E-001868/2016Digitaleurope:  Open Internet for New Technologies - Building the infrastructure for the industrial internet# OPEN NETWORKSDigitale Gesellschaft ABSCHAFFUNG DER WLAN-STÖRERHAFTUNG: KOALITION DARF NICHT AUF HALBER STRECKE HALT MACHEN# COPYRIGHT10,000 told the EU to keep links free. That got their attention – now it’s your turn! - MEP Julia Reda (EFA/Greens/Pirates)# DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE2016 CEF Telecom calls for proposalsConnecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €10.5 million to improve digital infrastructuresCEPS: Wireless Broa…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 12 May 2016

# THE JUNCKER PLAN Investment Plan for Europe finances urban regeneration project in former industrial sites in France and Belgium# INNOVATIONDG Grow: Copernicus Value Chain Workshop# INDUSTRYMarch 2016 compared with February 2016 - Industrial production down by 0.8% in euro area - Down by 0.5% in EU28# SINGLE MARKETCommission launches public consultation on EU consumer and marketing lawEU Commission: Public consultation for the Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing lawWorking document - on ECA Special Report 5/2016 (2015 Discharge): Has the Commission ensured effective implementation of the Services Directive? - PE 582.201v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlDG Grow Study Call:  Operational restrictions in the retail sector# EU REGISTERSLatest documents by DG GrowThe Venture Capital experience – Nicolas Louvet – Serena Capital2nd Workshop with the space industry on access to finance - AgendaFinancial landscape for space-related ventures in Europe – Rainer Horn – SpaceTec Partn…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 12 May 2016

# ESIFSpeech of Commissioner Corina Creţu at the EUSAIR Ministerial MeetingPress statement of Commissioner Corina Crețu on the 1st EUSAIR ForumSpeech by Commissioner Corina Creţu at the 1st EUSAIR Forum# DG RESEARCHScientific Advice Mechanism - Conference: Science and Policy Making: towards a new dialogue (via Research & Innovation)Research Headlines - A more efficient aero-engine to reduce aviation's carbon footprintSuccess Stories - Nanotechnology for the nose: scented video gamesSuccess Stories - An international career to push the frontiers of epigenetics (via Research & Innovation)Research Headlines - A more accurate imaging probe for cancer surgery (via Research & Innovation)After Brexit: a day in the life of a British academic (via EuroScientist)# CEF2016 CEF Telecom calls for proposalsConnecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €10.5 million to improve digital infrastructures# EUREKAFirst multilateral EUREKA – Chile call for proposals under way (via EUREKA)Europe…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 11 May 2016

# ETSEU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in London and Dublin # POST COP21100 Projets pour le Climat: Solutions in all areas of climate actionEnergy Charter: 8th Executive Training Programme to focus on energy security and challenges in light of COP21# CLIMATE FINANCEINEA: €85 million Competitive Low Carbon Energy call opens for submissionUNEP: Financing for Green Infrastructure InvestmentNAMA: Governments Pledge Finance for Developing Country Climate Action Transparency # TRANSPORT EMISSIONSIEA: Encouraging consumers to make more efficient transport choicesANALYSIS: ICAO climate talks reach crunch time, but deal poised to exempt most aviation emissions - Carbon Pulse # CLIMATE MONITORINGU.S. Department of Commerce: NOAA's Premier Weather Forecast Model Goes 4-D# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTAnswer - Follow-up to Question E-012413/2015 - Air quality in Italy - E-002440/2016 Answer - European bus system of the future (EBSF) - E-002322/2016 Amendments 1 - 14 - Ratification and accessi…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 11 May 2016

# ENERGY FORECAST 2040International Energy Outlook 2016 – U.S. EIA PresentationGlobal 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels - Climate Central# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament: Report - Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers - A8-0161/2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyApplications for 2016 Energy Days open until 31 May# ENERGY REGULATIONReliable electricity in the renewables age: EU grid operation rules approvedENTSO-E:  JOIN US at InnoGrid2020+ ‘Digital energy’ conference, 27-28 June, BrusselsACER’s Annual Conference: A look into the future as the Agency turns five# ENERGY EFFICIENCYNew guidebook launched to accelerate building efficiency – ICLEIThe Climate Group: Businesses join new global campaign to boost energy productivityWRI:  Policy Blueprint for Building Efficiency Shows Urban Leaders How to Boost Economy and Cut EmissionsU.S. EERE: INFOGRAPHIC: Better Buildings Leading to Big Energy Savings  # RENEWABLESEU Parliament: Opinion - Renewable energy prog…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 11 May 2016

# MERGERSMergers: Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UKEU Commission Factsheet on Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefonica UKStatement by Commissioner Vestager on competition decision to prohibit Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK# E-JUSTICECommission makes justice decisions more accessible to citizens, businesses and law professionalsEuropean Case Law Identifier (ECLI)# TAX TRANSPARENCYOECD: Bahrain, Lebanon, Nauru, Panama and Vanuatu have now committed to the international standard of automatic exchange of financial account information to tackle tax evasion and avoidanceLuxleaks case - Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament expresses outrage at prosecutor's demand - GREENS-EFA# INFRINGEMENTSThursday 26 May: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package# TRANSPARENCYEU Lobbying Transparency Public Debate – ‘Have Your Say!’ - European Parliamentary Research Service# RULE OF LAWDutch EU Presidency non-…


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