Showing posts from July 25, 2016

IEU AGENDA Telegram 23 July 2016

# EU COMMISSION EU Commission Calendar 25 July - 31 August 2016Monday 25 July 2016Tuesday 26 July 2016Wednesday 27 July 2016Thursday 28 July 2016Outlook August 2016 – Summer RecessOutlook September 2016Outlook October 2016Outlook November 2016Outlook December 2016 – No events published, yet# EU PARLIAMENT The Week  Ahead 25 July – 21 August 2016Draft Agendas for EP's September session in StrasbourgDraft agenda - Monday, 12 September 2016 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Thursday, 15 September 2016 - StrasbourgCalendar of plenary sessions in 201612 to 15 September 3 to 6 October 24 to 27 October 21 to 24 November 30 November and 1 December 12 to 15 December# EU COUNCILIndicative calendar of the Slovak EU Presidency (1 July - 31 December 2016)Main topics and events 25 July - 31 August 2016EU Council Meetings, Coreper, Committees and Working Parties24 July 201625 July 201626 July 2…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 22 July 2016

# EU AIDEU publishes key results of its international cooperation and development activitiesEU International Cooperation and Development Results Report: Questions and AnswersEU Commission awards additional EUR 82.6 million in emergency funding to Greece# BUDGET & MFFEP Draft opinion - Budgetary Control of financing NGOs from the EU Budget - PE 576.991v01-00 - Committee on DevelopmentAmendments 1 - 18 - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 - all sections - PE 585.725v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# ESIFEP Draft opinion - Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds: an evaluation of the report under Article 16(3) of the CPR - PE 587.470v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development# EFSISME financing gets a fresh boost under the Investment Plan for Europe# DG CNECTCall for tenders: Overview of the European Fintech sector - SMART 2016/0045Smell the action: FET Open NanoSmells Project…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 22 July 2016

# INNOVATIONEU Commission moves to strengthen research integrity# SINGLE MARKETFreedom to provide services: Commission refers Austria to Court of Justice of the EU over restrictions on foreign ski instructors# SMESME financing gets a fresh boost under the Investment Plan for EuropeDG Grow Call : Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence# EMPLOYMENTUnemployment: three in four Europeans want EU to do more to create jobs# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS on the proposal for a Directive amending the Posting of Workers Directive, with regard to the principle of subsidiarity, in accordance with Protocol No 2COMMISSION DECISION on the financial consequences regarding certain expenditure co-financed by the European Social Fund in Italy ESF 940032 I 4Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de modification de décret, notifié par l&…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 22 July 2016

# NET NEUTRALITYBEREC: Public Consultation on Net Neutrality closed: almost half a million contributions received# DSMEU Commission Consultation: Single Digital Gateway# FINTECHCall for tenders: Overview of the European Fintech sector - SMART 2016/0045# SPECTRUMUK Ofcom: Fees payable for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum# CONNECTED DRIVINGDeutsche Telekom moves the motor car onto the data highway# ROBOTICSBrain-inspired navigation in robots# ITUITU releases 2016 ICT figuresHigh Level Speakers to lead ITU Telecom World Forum discussions on importance of collaboration for digital growth# FILM INDUSTRYUpdated: The film industries of the Eastern Partnership countries to be discussed in Odessa# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCommission Decision concerning Case ES/2016/1878: Wholesale call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location in Spain – Reference offer Article 7(3) of Directive 2002/21/EC: No commentsCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the selection and a…

IEU TRADE Telegram 22 July 2016

# TURKEYCompilation of the EC Midday press briefing Q&A on Turkey & Commission College agenda  - EU Commission VodcastCDU: Türkei kann nicht Mitglied der Europäischen Union seinS&D leader Pittella: Erdoğan using military coup as excuse to stifle Turkish democracy – visa liberalisation must be haltedRussian Government: Trade and economic relations with Turkey# TTIPEU Commission Answer - TTIP and the use of ractopamine, which is banned in the EU - E-004452/2016EU Commission Answer - Legislation on the use of GMOs in the EU with a view to the TTIP negotiations - E-004454/2016EU Commission Answer - TTIP - Certification of turbines - E-004154/2016# MERCOSURQuestionnaire for Industry on an Association Agreement (trade pillar) with Mercosur (word format)# MIDDLE EASTEPP Group: Middle East visit: Closer cooperation between EU and Israel necessary - bridge-building in the peace process# EU - ACPEP Opinion - The future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020 - PE 583.902v02-00 - Committee o…

IEU EURO Telegram 22 July 2016

# FINANCIAL SERVICESEP Opinion - Green Paper on Retail Financial Services - PE 582.122v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEP Amendments 1 - 274 - Green Paper on Retail Financial Services - PE 585.531v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# FINTECHCall for tenders: Overview of the European Fintech sector - SMART 2016/0045# EZBOther decisions Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)ECB: Results of the Q3 2016 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF)ECB: Press release Euro banknote counterfeiting declines in first half of 2016ECB: Statistics paper no. 15: Unit non-response in household wealth surveys# EBABankenverband:  Stresstest - Weder Allzweckwaffe noch PlaceboEBA provides updates on NPLs in EU banking sectorLatest Q&A by EBA# ESMAESMA Library document - Overview competent authorities by legislative actESMA Library document - Comment letter to the IFRS Interpretations Committ…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 22 July 2016

# INFRINGEMENTSEU Commission: The July infringements package: key decisions1. Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAgriculture: Commission invites GREECE to comply with the common organisation of agriculture market in the wine sector2. CompetitionState aid: Commission refers GREECE to Court for failure to recover incompatible state aid from Hellenic Shipyards3. Employment, Social Affairs and InclusionHealth and safety: Commission refers LUXEMBOURG to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to transpose Packaging & Labelling Directive into national law4. EnergyEnergy efficiency: BULGARIA requested to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildingsInternal energy market: Commission urges FRANCE to fully comply with the Third Energy Package5. EnvironmentCommission refers BULGARIA to Court over failure to sufficiently protect endangered bird speciesCommission refers the CZECH REPUBLIC to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to PolandInformation about environment…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 22 July 2016

# WASTE SHIPMENTSEU Commission refers the Czech Republic to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland# ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATIONInformation about environment: EU Commission requests FINLAND to enact EU rules on access to environmental information# WASTEWaste: Commission calls on CROATIA to enact EU rules on waste# SDGMeasuring OECD countries’ distance to the 2030 sustainable development targets# GMOEU Commission authorises three genetically modified soybeans for food/feed uses# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILSt 11214 2016 Add 1 Rev 1 Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on the European Union's behalf with regard to certain proposals submitted to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) (Johannesburg, 24 September - 5 October 2016)Cm 3622 2016 Init Working Party on the EnvironmentSt 11055 2016 Init Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Par…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 22 July 2016

# EU CLIMATE TARGETSNorwegian Government: The EU proposes climate targets for NorwayLatest Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union # COP22UNFCCC: Win a Trip to COP22 with Global Youth Video Competition on Climate ChangeUNFCCC: 90th meeting of the CDM Executive Board# CARBON MARKETSRequest for Proposals: GCF Funding Modalities# MONTREAL PROTOCOLUNEP: Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Minutes - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - PE 587.460v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector# U.S. CLEAN ENERGYU.S.: Friedman Sets Sights on Accelerating America's Transition to a Clean Energy EconomyNote 

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IEU ENERGY Telegram 22 July 2016

# ENERGY REGULATIONInternal energy market: Commission urges FRANCE to fully comply with the Third Energy PackageENTSO-E Friday Roundup, 22 July 2016ENTSO-E Connection Codes Implementation Guidance DocumentsENTSO-E: TYNDP 2016 public consultationEDSO: 8th Edition European Electricity Ancillary Services and Balancing ForumUpcoming Regulatory Events21/08 - Paris - CIGRE Session 201607/09 - Brussels - Market European Stakeholder Committee08/09 - Brussels - Grid Connection European Stakeholder Committee19/09 - Brussels - CHARGE – Energy Branding Conference23/09 - Bratislava - Completing the European Power Market. A Central East European Perspective# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy efficiency: BULGARIA requested to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildings# ELECTRIC GRIDU.S. EIA Electric grid operators forecast load shapes to plan electricity supply# NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA: Electricity and Energy Experts Discuss Role of Nuclear in Global Energy Mix at IAEA Meeting# GERMAN E…