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IEU EURO Telegram 3 June 2016

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# EMUEurogroup agreement on Greek programme: Financial Assistance Working Group meetingEwald Nowotny: "Central bank policies - past challenges and future perspectives" - Session 1 - Bank for International Settlements# ECBLatest decisions  by the ECBECB/2016/16 Decision of the ECB of 1 June 2016 on the implementation of the corporate sector purchase programmeECB/2016/13 Regulation (EU) 2016/867 of the ECB of 18 May 2016 on the collection of granular credit and credit risk dataECB/2016/14 Decision (EU) 2016/868 of the ECB of 18 May 2016 amending Decision ECB/2014/6 on the organisation of preparatory measures for the collection of granular credit data by the European System of Central BanksECB: MFI interest rate statisticsECB: Working paper no. 1912: Determinants of euro-denominated corporate bond spreadsECB: Working paper no. 1911: Leading indicator properties of corporate bond spreads, excess bond premia and lending spreads in the euro area# CAPITAL MARKETSEP Exchange of view…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 3 June 2016

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# JUNCKER PLANEU Council: St 9842 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Europe investing again - Taking stock of the Investment Plan for Europe and next steps# SHARING ECONOMYCEPS: The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market# INDUSTRYEU space policy: Industry, security and defence - EP Thinktank# SINGLE MARKETText adopted - Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016 - P8_TA(2016)0060 - Thursday, 25 February 2016 - Brussels - Final editionEP: Unfair trading practices (UTP) in the food supply chain: vote in Plenary - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionApril 2016 compared with March 2016 - Volume of retail trade stable in euro area - Up by 0.5% in EU28# SMESThe European Community of Women Business Angels for Women EntrepreneursBosnia and Herzegovina joins COSME, the EU programme for small and…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 3 June 2016

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# JHA COUNCILAgenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9 and 10 June 2016# STATE AIDState aid: Commissioner Vestager agrees to strengthen bilateral partnerships with Italy, Romania and Bulgaria at High Level Forum; presents working paper on state aid and tax rulingsState aid: Commission clears Belgian postal service compensation for bpost 2016 to 2020# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Visa Europe by Visa Inc.  Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over UK WIG by the 3i Group and Wood Creek# TAXATIONCorporate taxation: the fight against tax avoidance# GENDER EQUALITYHearings - Rights of Women in European Neighbourhood - 13-06-2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# SLOVAK PRESIDENCYEP  Thinktank: Slovakia to take over Council of the EU Presidency – 1 July 2016# STAFF CHANGESEuropean Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Luxembourg# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCommission Decision regarding the follow-up to National P…

IEU TRADE Telegram 3 June 2016

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# CETAEU Commission: Answer - Negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - P-002794/2016# TTIPSelectUSA.gov Redesigned: A “First Stop” for Companies and Economic Development Organizations# COLOMBIA & PERUEU Commission: Answer - Follow-up on road maps under the EU free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru - P-002362/2016# RUSSIA & UKRAINEEU Commission: Answer - Ending of free trade between Ukraine and Russia - E-001522/2016# CHINAChina lifts its import ban on bovine and ovine products from Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom# TUNISIAText adopted - Opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement - P8_TA(2016)0061 - Thursday, 25 February 2016 - Brussels - Final edition# PHILIPPINESReport of the first round of free trade talks between the EU and the Philippines# ACPEP Draft report - The future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020 - PE 582.322v01-00 - Committee on Development# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONJoint Proposal for a Council…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 3 June 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONEP Thinktank: Intergovernmental agreements with non-EU countries in the field of energyEP Draft opinion - Establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU - PE 582.061v01-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsEuropean Union joins Mission Innovation, a global initiative on clean energyClean Energy Ministerial discussed renewables, energy efficiency and energy accessDG Energy: Newsletter editorial Dominique RistoriUpdate of  EPC POLICY DIALOGUE: A Polish view on the Energy UnionUK: EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee membership appointed# EUSEWEU Sustainable Energy Award: public vote closes this Sunday!The SME Instrument ‘must-see’ innovations at #EUSEW16Five ways you can accelerate the energy revolution# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E Friday Roundup, 3 June 2016ENTSO-E - Upcoming events13/06 - IRENA Innovatio…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 3 June 2016

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# SPECTRUMThe Commission has launched a call for tenders for the study on spectrum assignment# CYBER SECURITYOverview from ENISA's Trust Services Forum 2016Eurojust strategic seminar: Keys to cyberspace# SHARING ECONOMYU.S. Department of Commerce Releases New Report On Digital Matching FirmsCEPS: The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market# DSMAgenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9 and 10 June 2016 (including DSM)Dutch EU Presidency: Digitisation offers unprecedented opportunitiesDutch EU Presidency: Digitisation should improve public servicesUpdated: DIGITALEUROPE responds to Commission Transparency Register ConsultationUpcoming ETNO events2016 Connecting Europe Facility Telecom call 2 Virtual Info DayTrusted Data Management in Health CareDigital Festival 2016Politico: Connected Citizens Summit# ONLINE PLATFORMSEP Infographic - Online Platforms: at the heart of the Digital Economy# E-GOVERNMENTeGovernment4EU online platformInfographic: eGovernment Acti…

IEU CLIMATE II Telegram 3 June 2016

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# POST COP21St 9834 2016 Init Ratification of the Paris Agreement - Draft Council statementSt 9740 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) and the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) - (Bonn, 16-26 May 2016) = EU statements# CLIMATE FINANCESt 9719 2016 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments - Policy debate# CARBON MARKETSSt 9563 2016 Init Coordination and preparation for the 208th Session of the ICAO Council - Report of the Chair of the High-Level Meeting on a Global Market-based Measure (GMBM)St 9563 2016 Rev 1 Coordination and preparation for the 208th Session of the ICAO Council - Report of the Chair of the High-Level Meeting on …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 3 June 2016

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# POST COP21Governments and Companies Jointly Scale up Clean Energy - Outcomes of Clean Energy MinisterialInternational Solar Alliance - Mobilizing USD 1 Trillion for Solar Energy by 2030Removing Commodity Driven Deforestation from all Supply Chains by 2020 - Making Soy, Palm Oil, Leather, Beef, Timber and Pulp Deforestation-FreeChangement climatique et pollution de l'air au coeur des préoccupations environnementales# CLIMATE FINANCENorden: Green bonds link investors to sustainable projects# METHANEClimate Central: Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.# DIESEL EMISSIONSCheating of vehicle emissions - EP ThinktankS&Ds ask member states to take urgent action on “Dieselgate” in a letter to Commission and CouncilACEA - Publications - Position Paper: Reducing CO2 Emissions from Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles Post-2020# POLLUTIONEU COUNCIL: St 9408 2016 Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of nat…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 2 June 2016

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# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Council: BACKGROUND brief on the TRANSPORT Council 7 June 2016, Brussels (including diesel emissions and aviation climate action) # POST COP21La Commission d l'UE remettra au Parlement européen et au Conseil environnement du 20 juin le projet de décision de ratification de l’Accord de ParisVerbatim: Ratification de l’Accord de Paris : Rencontre entre S. Royal, Présidente de la COP21, et J-C. JunckerDG CLIMATE Video:  Director General Jos Delbeke on climate change adaptationSub-national governments advance Paris commitments with new partnerships# CARBON PRICINGCarbon Pricing Breakfast @ Carbon Expo Highlights Key 2016 Actions to Put a #PriceOnCarbonCPLC# CARBON MARKETSCarbon Pulse - France CO2 price corridor idea won’t need all EU states to agree - legal opinionCAN Europe: Parliament’s ETS reform draft only pays lip service to the Paris agreementThe Climate Group: Industry, national governments and businesses back global energy standard to save US$600 billio…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 2 June 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONTransport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 06-07/06/2016St 9319 2016 Init Commission Decision on the endorsement on behalf of the European Union of the Clean Energy Ministerial Framework Document - Establishment of the EU positionSt 9722 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users - State of play„PROMOTioN“ – Neues EU-Projekt unterstützt die Entwicklung eines Vermaschten Hochspannungs-Gleichstrom Übertragung Offshore-Netzes in Europa# EUSEWDG Energy: A sustainable industrial park in Sweden# ENERGY REGULATIONACER: Energy regulators should have the proper regulatory independence and sufficient personnel to make an effective contribution towards a fully integrated Europ…

IEU EURO Telegram 2 June 2016

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# EMUSpeech by Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the European Business Summit in BrusselsEP At a Glance - Comparison of Key Figures in the 2016 Stability Programmes and European Commission Spring 2016 Forecast - PE 574.410 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ECBEC Video: Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in ViennaECB: Press conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)ESC: Press release Monetary policy decisionsECB: Speech  Mario Draghi: Delivering a symmetric mandate with asymmetric tools: monetary policy in a context of low interest ratesECB announces remaining details of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP)ECB: Publication: Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area - June 2016Latest ECB letters to MEPsPublication: Letter from the ECB President to Mr Nikolaos Chountis, MEP, on the public sector purchase programmePublication: Letter from the ECB President to Mr José Manuel Fernandes…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 2 June 2016

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# EUROPEAN BUSINESS SUMMITSpeech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the closing plenary session of the European Business SummitSpeech by EP President Martin Schulz at the European Business Summit: "What’s next for Europe?”# JUNCKER PLANEU Commission launches consultation on cross-border investment fundsInvestment Plan for Europe: €165 million for 3,000 Baltic businessesBernd Lucke (EKR/ALFA): "Die Investitionen des Juncker-Plans verdampfen ohne Wirkung"# INDUSTRYEU Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisationDutch EU Presidency: More than 160 speakers at ‘European Industrial Technologies 2016 – Creating a Smart Europe’Europaministerkonferenz: Die Sicherung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des Industriestandorts Europa im Rahmen der EU-Außenhandelspolitik am Beispiel der StahlindustrieUK: Research and analysis: Industrial Partnerships: An initial assessmentUK: Research and analysis: Industrial Partnerships: Key facts# COLLABORATIVE ECONOMYEU Commis…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 2 June 2016

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# SLOVAK EU PRESIDENCYSlovak Government led by Prime Minister Robert Fico meets high representatives of the European institutionsPresentation of the vision and the priorities of Slovak EU Presidency in Brussels# US - EU JUSTICE COOPERATIONEU Council: Enhanced data protection rights for EU citizens in law enforcement cooperation: EU and US sign "Umbrella agreement"EU Council: Joint EU-U.S. press statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting# PANAMA PAPERSEU Parliament's political leadership agrees on mandate inquiry committee Panama Papers# TAXATIONOECD appoints new Head of Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions# STATE AIDState aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into support for the Portuguese railway maintenance company EMEF# ROBOTICS LAWEP Draft report - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 582.443v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs  EP Subject files - Working Group on Labour market impacts of digitalisation and ro…

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