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IEU AGENDA Weekly Telegram - 2 July 2016

# EU COMMISSION Upcoming Commission EventsFriday 22 July: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package EU Commission CalendarMonday 4 July 2016Tuesday 5 July 2016Wednesday 6 July 2016Thursday 7 July 2016Friday 8 July 2016Saturday 9 July 2016Sunday 10 July 2016Outlook JulyOutlook September# EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead 4 – 10 July 2016EU Summit OutcomeIncoming/outgoing Council presidenciesEU Border and Coast GuardEnergy efficiency labellingCybersecurityProtecting whistle blowersCorporate taxationTerrorism/foreign fightersPresident's diaryPre-session press briefingBackground on Plenary weekDebate on EU’s 28-29 June “Brexit” summit conclusionsSlovakia’s EU Council Presidency prioritiesMEPs to push for update of EU’s long-term spending planRecommendations for fairer and clearer corporate tax rulesCybersecurity: new rules to make the EU more resilientEnergy efficiency labelling: Vote on binding new rulesProtecting whistle blowersRecommendations for Commission’s 2017 work pro…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 1 July 2016

# WATER Good water quality improvements in the River Seine – but more needs to be done to reduce nitrate pollution# WASTE MANAGEMENTST 10267 2016 ADD 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste = Comments from delegations on the Presidency non-papers# EU REGISTERS# ECHA:Public Consultations-1,2,4,5,7,8-Hexoxonane, 3,6,9-trimethyl-, 3,6,9-tris(Ethyl and Propyl) derivatives# EU PARLIAMENTAmendments…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 1 July 2016

# AIR POLLUTIONAir quality legislation: MEPs strike deal with CouncilStatement by Commissioner Vella on first reading agreement on the National Emissions Ceiling Directive to reduce air pollutionEU Commission on industrial emissions in Ireland and FinlandCOMMISSION DECISION on the notification by Ireland of a modified transitional national plan referred to in Article 32(6) of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (only the English text is authentic)COMMISSION DECISION on the notification by the Republic of Finland of a modified transitional national plan referred to in Article 32(6) of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (only the Finnish and Swedish texts are authentic)# CARBON MARKETSEnergy Aspects slashes EUA price estimates by 23% following Brexit vote - Carbon Pulse# TRANSPORT EMMISSIONSEU Commission on special transport emissions regulationsCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 1 July 2016

# SLOVAK EU PRESIDENCYSlovakia takes on the EU Council presidencySpeech by President Donald Tusk at the opening ceremony of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EUThe EESC priorities during the Slovak presidency - July - December 2016# EU REFORMSSurvey: people reveal their priorities for the EU# BREXITUK: Oliver Letwin gives evidence on Brexit negotiationsUK: Lords debates EU referendumSweden on Brexit: “Important to demonstrate the importance of the EU”EESC: CBI and TUC publish joint statement on the impact of the EU referendum vote on workers and the economyDIW:"Brexit: Zügiger Verhandlungsbeginn wäre auch ökonomisch sinnvoll": Kommentar von Ferdinand Fichtner# STATE AIDState aid: Commission approves prolongation of Polish bank guarantee scheme# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears the acquisition of Cegid by Silver LakeMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Bögel by Wilmar and AGRAVISConcentrations : la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'u…

IEU EURO Telegram 1 July 2016

# EMUEP Draft opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2016 priorities - PE 585.497v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEP Draft opinion - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 585.572v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEP ECON Draft agenda - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - PE 585.722v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsDistributive effects of public policies – who gains, who loses?# BREXITMoody's: Vote to leave EU has wide-reaching credit implications for UK debt issuersBruegel - Lost passports: a guide to the Brexit fallout for the City of London# PARIS CLUBParis Club 60th Anniversary—Keynote Address by Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONNew EU rules to fight insider dealing and market manipulation in Europe's financial markets take effectSt 10770 2016 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European P…

IEU TRADE Telegram 1 July 2016

# IPRDG Trade: Launch of new intellectual property enforcement tool# ITADG Trade: EU removes customs duties on IT equipment# EU KOREA FTATrade boosted by five years of EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement# FUTURE TRADE POLICYHighlights - Plenary vote of the report on "Future Trade and Investment Policy" - Committee on International Trade# INTA COMMITTEEEP Draft agenda - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - Thursday, 14 July 2016 - PE 585.711v01-00 - Committee on International Trade# MIDDLE EASTUN: Diplomatic Quartet releases report on advancing two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflictEEAS: Statement by the Quartet Principals on the release of the Quartet ReportEEAS: Report of the Middle East QuartetEEAS: Message by HR/RP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the release of the Middle East Quartet Report# TURKEYEU/Turkey Accession Intergovernmental Conference: Bert KOENDERS, Johannes HAHN, Ömer ÇELIK, Mevlüt ÇAVUSOGLU, Naci AGBAL# CETA363/16 | Entschließung des Bundesrates: Handelsabkom…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 1 July 2016

# E-COMMERCEENISA activities in support of Trust ServicesBuilding online trust and confidence: the role of eIDAS and digital identity - Andrus Ansip - Blog Press release: Drivers to benefit as CMA takes action on car hire websites - UK Competition and Markets Authority# CYBERSECURITYNew EU Commission initiatives on cybersecurity# E-INFRASTRUCUREDI4R 2016: The meeting place for e-Infrastructures and their users (via Digital Single Market) - EUROPA - Syndicated Research News Feed# DSMDG CONNECT 2.0 – making DG CONNECT fit for DSM - by Roberto Viola# DATA PROTECTIONCCIA, Industry Groups Encourage Swift Adoption Of Privacy Shield1 July 2016 - EDPS Newsletter 48 - latest# DIGITAL HERITAGEEuropean Commission Report on Bringing Europe's Cultural Heritage Online# BIG DATAEDSA at the European Data Forum 2016# BROADBANDWireless broadband – freeing up additional radio spectrum for 5G: committee debate# TSMEDRi: Specialised services: A make-or-break issue for the open internet# MEDIA FREEDOMT…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 1 July 2016

# EUREKAEUREKA welcomes the Spanish Chairmanship! (via EUREKA)Roadshow 2016 - Eurostars Info Day (Ankara)# DG RESEARCHEU Commission: Public Consultation on the Joint Programming on Metrology Research (EMRP and EMPIR) - Open Consultations - Research and TechnologyResearch Headlines - Charging electric vehicles on the moveEvents - EMBL Conference: Transcription and Chromatin - 27-30 August 2016, Heidelberg, GermanyEvents - EMBO Conference: Chemical Biology 2016 - 31 August - 3 September 2016, Heidelberg, GermanyEvents - International Conference on Polymer Science and Engineering - 22-24 August 2016, New Orleans, USAEvents - World Congress on Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences - 22-24 August 2016, London, United Kingdom# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials”Two years of Horizon 2020 – what is our members’ experience?# ERCStem cells: from frontier research project to promising spin-off co…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 1 July 2016

# PRODUCTIVITYOECD Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth# SINGLE MARKETSingle Market: Commission seeks views on strengthening product compliance with EU rulesDG Grow: Public consultation on the Internal Market for goods – enforcement and complianceDG Grow: Postal statistics tool updated with latest annual data# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEnhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes# SPACE INDUSTRIESESA: 10 September 2016 - Citizens' Debate on Space for Europe in 22 ESA Member States# EMPLOYMENTMay 2016-Euro area unemployment at 10.1%-EU28 at 8.6%# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTDraft agenda - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - Thursday, 14 July 2016 - PE 585.714v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsDraft agenda - Thursday, 14 July 2016 - PE 585.595v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Committee on Legal AffairsAmendments 12 - 71 - Recognition of professional qualifications in inlan…