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IEU CLIMATE Telegram 26 May 2016

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# POST COP21UNFCCC: "You captured the winds of change in Paris" - Christiana Figueres' Farewell Address to DelegatesUN: ‘Spirit of Paris’ Lives as Governments Get Down to Implement Landmark AgreementUNEP: New Report Shows World Heritage Icons at Risk from Climate ChangeGermanwatch: Konstruktive Klimaverhandlungen in Bonn gehen zu EndeDirector of the Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs: We need “long-term plans” to tackle climate change - C40# EU ETSBritish Telecom: The role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions in the EU# CLIMATE FINANCEEIB President’s visit to China to strengthen partnership and increase climate engagementGCF: Harnessing climate science to guide climate investments# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSCEDEC Webinar on Electric Vehicles - Presentations# MERCURYMercury levels exceed safety standards for fish in six European freshwater and estuary sites# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION on the notification by the Republic of Slovenia of a modified transitional nation…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 26 May 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSpeech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Energy Fest (Start Up Event) in AmsterdamClimate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in RomeSpeech of Commissioner Corina Creţu at the conference "The Role of Europe's Southeastern Periphery in the EU Energy Security"EP Text adopted - Delivering a new deal for energy consumers - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0234 - Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionBoost consumer power in the energy market, urge MEPsEP Multimedia: A new deal for energy consumers - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyALDE: Cutting energy bills: Liberals and Democrats push for a "New Deal" for consumersGUE/NGL MEPs react to EC plans on energy poverty ahead of voteEuropaabgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Verbesserte Möglichkeiten für Energieverbraucher - Heutige Abstimmung im EuropaparlamentEnergy Charter: Secretary General speaks at Conference on EU energy security in the European Parliam…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 26 May 2016

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# INFRINGEMENTSEU Commission's May infringements' package: key decisions1. EnergyCommission refers POLAND to Court of Justice of the EU because of restrictions to some imported biofuels and biofuel raw materials2. EnvironmentHabitats Directive: Commission calls on PORTUGAL to step up nature protection measuresWaste: Commission requests ROMANIA to adopt measures on waste management and waste prevention3. Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets UnionFinancial services: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement EU rules on Deposit Guarantee SchemesFinancial services: Commission requests BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA and SLOVAKIA to comply with EU rules on the acquisition of agricultural land4. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEsPublic procurement: Commission requests 21 Member States to transpose new EU rules on public procurement and concessionsFree movement of goods: Commission calls on PORTUG…

IEU EURO Telegram 26 May 2016

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# FINANCIAL SERVICESFinancial services: Commission requests BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA and SLOVAKIA to comply with EU rules on the acquisition of agricultural landFinancial services: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement EU rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESEP Text adopted - Virtual currencies - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0228 - Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionS&D: Virtual currencies and Blockchain: smart regulation for smart technologiesEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zu virtuellen Währungen# EUROZONEA budgetary capacity for the Eurozone: joint committee debateEU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis in Helsinki# ECB ANACREDITEU-Abgeordneter Giegold: Erfolg! EZB hört die Signale beim Kreditregister AnaCredit und konzentriert sich auf das Wesentliche# BANKING UNIONThe Commission has launched two targeted consultations about issues related to the CRR/CRD IV reviewTargeted consultation on …

IEU TRADE Telegram 26 May 2016

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# TTIPEU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's remarks at the joint press briefing with European Council President Tusk ahead of the G7 SummitEPC POLICY DIALOGUE: TTIP and the digital economy - Connecting the dotsEU-US “Privacy Shield” for data transfers: further improvements needed, MEPs sayEU Parliament: Joint motion for a resolution on transatlantic data flows - RC-B8-2016-0623  EP Text adopted - Transatlantic data flows - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0233 - Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionEPP: EU-US data flows: urgent implementation of Privacy Shield neededECR: MEPs adopt sensible resolution on EU-US data flows and Privacy ShieldEuropaabgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Privacy Shield: Ein Schild aus Pappmaché!EDRi: European Parliament confirms inadequacy of "Privacy Shield"FNF: Analyse: US-Datenschutzdebatte im transatlantischen KontextCollege Europe 10th Evening Policy Talk of the GCLC: THE STATE OF U.S. ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT# TISA18th round of Tr…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 26 May 2016

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# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCILMain results of the first day of the Competitiveness Council, 26-27/05/2016# THE JUNCKER PLANS&D: Making investment and innovation a contribution to the recovery of the European economy # SINGLE MARKETEP Text adopted - The Single Market Strategy - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0237 - Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Non-tariff barriers in the Single Market - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0236 - Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels - Provisional editionEPP Group: Single Market Strategy: cheaper daily life for EU citizensTear down these artificial EU trade barriers, urges ECR MEPPublic procurement: Commission requests 21 Member States to transpose new EU rules on public procurement and concessions# SMEEU Commission: Finland adopts the SME initiative: easier access to funding for start-ups and small businessesEU Commission: Call for proposals: Improving SMEs' access to public procurementEU Parliament: Opinion - How best to harness the job creation …

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 26 May 2016

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# COUNCIL MEETINGSMain results of the  Telecommunications Council, 26/05/2016Main results of the first day of the Competitiveness Council, 26-27/05/2016# SPECTRUMFreeing up 700 MHz band for mobile: EU Council agrees its positionDIGITALEUROPE comments on Council’s General Approach regarding the 700 MHz frequency Decision# PORTABILITYPortability of digital content: Council agreement on main principles# DSMDigital single market technologies and public services modernisationEP: Digital Revolution Tech Corner (Saturday, 28 May, 10.00 – 18.00)Digital economy: Why a brighter future could be in our pocket - OECD# E-COMMERCEBreaking down barriers: giving consumers equal access to online productsUpdated: New e-commerce rules to help reap full benefit of Single MarketDeutscher Markenverband zu digitalen Binnenmarktvorschlägen der EU-Kommission: Ein wesentlicher erster Schritt mit Augenmaß# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESMEPs call for virtual currency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorismEP Text a…

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