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IEU ENERGY Telegram 8 July 2016

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYDG Energy Study: Ecodesign impact accounting – Status January 2016Annex to the Ecodesign impact accounting report – Material inputs for productionEnergy efficiency in buildings - European Parliamentary Research ServiceStatement by the Coalition for Energy Savings in the wake of the Brexit referendum# CAPACITY MARKETSUK Government announces Capacity Market auction parametersUK DECC: Guidance: Electricity Market Reform Panel of Technical Experts 2016 final report on National Grid’s Electricity Capacity Report 2016Correspondence: A letter from Ofgem to DECC regarding interconnection and the Capacity MarketCorrespondence: Letter from Amber Rudd to National Grid about second Capacity Market Auction, the 2017/18 Early Auction and the second Transitional Arrangement auctionCollection: Capacity Market parameters for T4 auction for 2020/21, and early auction and transitional arrangements auction for 2017/2018# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E Friday Roundup, 8 July 2016ENTSO-E: Pan-…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 7 July 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EUR 200 million for Austrian SMEs as EIF and Bank Austria sign first EFSI deal# ESIF"Invest and Connect" - European Summit of Regions and Cities in Bratislava tackles investment challenge# BUDGET & MFFDraft opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 - all sections - PE 585.749v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs# PARTICIPANTS PORTALSESAR 2020 RPAS Exploratory Research call - Research Participant Portal# HORIZON 2020A close up look at ultra-thin nanomaterials for industrial use - Horizon 2020Revealing Europe's submarine secrets - in 3D - Horizon 2020 Preventing fires on the latest generation of aircraft - Horizon 2020Charging electric vehicles on the move Horizon 2020Europe's eyes in the sky aid global security - Horizon 2020A stellar nursery for young astronomers- Horizon 2020Improving bioenergy sources for a more sustainable world - Horizon 2020# EUREKAEureka: Info day o…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 7 July 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: EUR 200 million for Austrian SMEs as EIF and Bank Austria sign first EFSI deal"Invest and Connect" - European Summit of Regions and Cities in Bratislava tackles investment challengeSmart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation# INNOVATIONSave the date: The European Cluster Conference 2016 takes place from 30 November to 2 December# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Implementation of the Construction Products Regulation on trackREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EECDG Grow Workshop: ‘Towards an age-friendly tourism:# SMEMdEP Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Kreditvergabe: Kommission muss auf KMU-Sonderbehandlung bestehen# EMPLOYMENTOECD: Job market recovering but wage growth re…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 7 July 2016

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# CONNECTIVITYNew Commission app measuresinternet signal to map connection quality across the EUVodafone Institute publishes study on impact of Gigabit transmissionBundestagsbeschlüsse am 7. Juli - Ausbau digitaler Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetze# 5GVital support from industry for the EU 5G action plan -  Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerReminder: 5G targeted consultation - ending 11 July 2016Huawei on 5G manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe# NET NEURALITYEDRi: Traffic management: Where are the risks for online discrimination# ROBOTICSDraft opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 583.918v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy"Das Verschmelzen von Mensch und Maschine: Fragen der Ethik im Umgang mit neuen Technologien" - MdEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (Die Grünen)# DSMFlash Eurobarometer 439: The use of online marketplaces and search engines by SMEs - European Union Open Data PortalBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel trifft neu konstituierten Beirat &…

IEU TRADE Telegram 7 July 2016

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# CHINAEU Council: ST 10851 2016 INIT Draft Council conclusions EU Strategy on ChinaEESC Plenary: Brexit, Market Economy Status for China, Steel, Competition and AviationIMF Working Paper No. 16/132: Inflation, Financial Developments, and Wealth Distribution in China# CETAWissenschaftliche Dienste des Deutschen Bundestags zu CETA# TTIPMEP Markus Pieper (EPP/CDU): No TTIP without Great Britain - EPP SME politicians warn on Brexit# ASEANCEPS: The ASEAN Economic Community: Prospects and Challenges# LATIN AMERICALatest news - Next meeting - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly# TRADE DEFENCEDG Trade: Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and UkraineEU Commission: New trade defence investigation initiated - AD635BAFA: Achtung: Wichtige Information für Einführer von Eisen- und Stahlerzeugnissen# UNCITRALAppel à contri…

IEU EURO Telegram 7 July 2016

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# EMUAgenda of the Eurogroup on 11 July 2016Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 12 July 2016# STABILITY & GROWTH PACTStability and Growth Pact: update on the fiscal situation of Spain and PortugalOverview table of Member States in the European SemesterDecisions under the Stability and Growth PactSpring 2016 Economic Forecast: Staying the course amid high risksThe EU's economic governance explainedStability and Growth Pact: update on the fiscal situation of Spain and PortugalVice-President Dombrovskis' press remarks on the update of the fiscal situation in Spain and PortugalSt 9225 2016 Rev 1 Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2016 national reform programme of Portugal and delivering a Council opinion on the 2016 stability programme of PortugalSt 9199 2016 Rev 1 Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2016 national reform programme of Spain  Statement Markus Ferber, MdEP zum Defizitverfahren gegen Spanien und Portugal (Stabi-Pa…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 7 July 2016

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# EU REFORMSEuropa 2016: Mehr oder weniger Integration? - Rede von Bundesfinanzminister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble beim Wirtschaftstag des Wirtschaftsrats der CDU am 21. Juni 2016 in Berlin# BREXITBrexit: What next for Britain and Europe? What Think Tanks are thinking - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEP Microsite: Brexit - Impact and consequences  EESC Plenary: Brexit, Market Economy Status for China, Steel, Competition and AviationDIHK: Brexit-Umfrage: Ex- und Importe sinken mittelfristigDeutsche Bank Research: A European "generation gap"?# VAT FRAUDEP Opinion - Towards a definitive VAT system and fighting VAT fraud - PE 580.680v02-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control# TAX TRANSPARENCYElection of Committee Chair and Vice-Chairs - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionEuropean retailers taken aback by discriminatory Polish retail taxBunde…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 7 July 2016

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# WATER FRAMEWORKNotice: The Ministerial Conference on Water Management and the Informal Meeting of the Environment Council# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEU Commission: Answer - Circular economy - E-003378/2016  Save the date: The European Cluster Conference 2016 takes place from 30 November to 2 DecemberBundestagsbeschlüsse am 7. Juli - Deutsches Ressourceneffizienzprogramm# ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTSEnvironmental accounts - Resource productivity in the EU up by 35% in 2015 compared with 2000 - Maintaining economic growth while decreasing material consumption# CHEMICALSEU Commission Answer - REACH Regulation - P-004388/2016  Chemical Watch: EU Commission advances plan to restrict 286 CMRs in textiles# EU REGISTERS# EFSA A model manager platform to manage and monitor access to EFSA risk assessment modelsSoftware to calculate sample size for different designs, including targeted and non-targeted surveys, as well as actual allocation and selection of sample units# EU COUNCILCM 3457 2016 INIT Working Par…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 7 July 2016

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# COP22UNFCCC: Paris Agreement Tracker - See Progress of WorkMedia Accreditation for COP22 Now Open - Deadline 17 October 2016UNFCCC/Nama: Coordination of Support for Implementing REDD-plus in Developing Countries ActionsUNFCCC: Healthier Societies Through Implementing Paris - Richard Kinley Address to WHOResponse to El Niño must be ramped up amid preparedness for La Niña’s likely knock-on effect – UNThe Guardian: Christiana Figueres nominated for post of UN secretary general# TRANSPORT EMMISSIONSCar emissions: EMIS committee hearings gearing up - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector  CEPS: Towards an Effective EU Framework for Road Transport and GHG EmissionsBEUC: VW scandal: fix for defeat device is a fudgeBundestagsbeschlüsse am 7. Juli - Abgas-Untersuchungsausschuss eingesetzt# CARBON MARKETSCPLC - Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition: A Look at Carbon Pricing and CompetitivenessEU Market: EUAs end little changed, but sentiment souring - Carbon P…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 7 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: JRC report maps regional energy interests (updated)GEODE Position Paper on the Role of DSOs in the Electricity Market# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG opens public stakeholder consultation on its Annual Work Programme (AWP) 2017Today CEER publishes a Report on commercial barriers to supplier switching in EU retail energy markets# RENEWABLESWin Europe on Brexit: what it might mean for the wind industry# NUCLEAR ENERGYEEX: E.ON Kernkraft becomes PreussenElektra# OIL MARKETIMF Working Paper No. 16/131: An Analysis of OPEC’s Strategic Actions, US Shale Growth and the 2014 Oil Price CrashIEA - Lower oil prices are driving down investment and energy efficiency as Middle East producers gain market share, IEA says# FUSION ENERGYCOMMISSION DECISION concerning the financing of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the development of Fusion Energy for 2016ITER Assembly Hall cranes installed# FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITIONLa transition énergétique en marche : Plus de 550 000 ampo…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 6 July 2016

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# INNOVATIONEU Commission: Innovation policy review reportThe Open Innovation 2.0 Conference was an excellent place to reshape the global challengesGabriel: Neues Investitionsprogramm Mikroelektronik stärkt Innovationsstandort Deutschland# SINGLE MARKETEP IMCO Committee: Relations between franchisors and franchisees: workshopEuropean Regulators Group for Postal Services - Plenary and Workshop (Bulgaria, 30 June – 1 July 2016)ST 10455 2016 INIT Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)DG Grow: Framework contract for consultancy services in EU public procurement lawReport from the EU Commission on the…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 6 July 2016

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# BUDGET & MFFRevise EU’s long-term budget to cope with today's challenges, urge MEPsEP Text adopted - Draft amending budget No 2/2016: Surplus from 2015 - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0302 - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament’s input ahead of the Commission’s proposal - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0309 - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionMEPs urge EU countries to use €1.3bn budget refund to honour refugee aid pledgesDraft budget 2017 – Documentation of committee debate - Committee on BudgetsEU Commission: Call for expression of interest for the provision of a Study in view of the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework on the developments in the areas of home affairsEP Press conference Parliament's inputs to the MFF mid-term review/revision in 2016EPP on MFF: every euro promised to the EU budget must be usedMFF revision: Greater resources needed to tackle refuge…

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