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IEU Single Market Telegram 17 June 2019

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INNOVATION: 2019 Innovation Scoreboards: The innovation performance of the EU and its regions is increasing +++  SINGLE MARKET: Summary Report on the targeted public consultation on the Review of the Recommendation on Relevant Markets +++  UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Unfair trading practices on the European single market, against which people cannot easily defend themselves - E-001344/2019(ASW) +++  EMPLOYMENTFirst quarter of 2019: Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.3%, EU28 rate at 2.4%First quarter 2019: Annual growth in labour costs at 2.4% in the euro area, at 2.6% in EU28 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWANNEX to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance informationDécision de la Commis…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 June 2019

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TRADE BARRIERS: EU Commission: Barriers to trade: as protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms +++ DIHK-Präsident Eric Schweitzer zum heute vorgestellten Trade Barrier Report der EU-Kommission: Fast jedes zweite Unternehmen von neuen Handelshemmnissen betroffen +++  USA: High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travels to Washington D.C., United States +++  FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June 2019 +++ Strengthening multilateralism: EU Council adopts conclusions +++  BLACK SEA AREABlack Sea: EU Council adopts conclusions UKRAINEEconomic Challenges amidst a Changing Government: Will Ukraine Become More Open for Business? CENTRAL ASIACentral Asia: Council adopts a new EU strategy for the region JORDANResults of the EU-Jordan Association Council 17 June 2019 IRANSecretary General of the European External Action Service concludes the visit in the Gulf and Iran SOUTH…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 June 2019

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ECOFIN & EUROGROUP: Economic and Monetary Union: Eurogroup agrees term sheet on euro-area budgetary instrument and revised ESM treaty +++ Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in the Brussels Economic Forum on 18 June 2019 +++  IRELAND: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ireland +++ IMF Country Report No. 19/164 : Ireland : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ireland +++ IMF Country Report No. 19/165 : Ireland : Selected Issues +++  ECB: The future of European banking - Panel intervention by Pentti Hakkarainen, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB +++ Watch live: ECB Forum on Central Banking +++ ECB: Benoît Cœuré: Interview with the Financial Times +++ ECB: Luis de Guindos: Interview with Corriere della Sera +++ ECB: Definitions and characteristics of soft patches in the euro area +++ ECB: Drivers of underlying inflation i…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 June 2019

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THE JUNCKER COMMISSION: Rede von Präsident Juncker vor dem Plenum des Thüringer Landtags +++ Rede von Präsident Juncker bei der Zeremonie zur Überreichung des Point-Alpha-Preises +++  BREXIT: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Support for European businesses which will suffer as a result of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union - E-001699/2019(ASW) +++  STATE AID: EU Commission to launch evaluation of EU State aid rules applicable to health and social services and rules on smaller amounts for services of general economic interest +++ State subsidy rules for health and social services of general economic interest (evaluation) +++  MERGERSEU Commission clears joint venture by Koito, Elbit and BrightWay VisionEU Commission clears acquisition of citizenM by EPPL, APG and KRC EU OMBUDSMANDecision in case 1086/2018/LM concerning the European Commission’s delays in dealing with complaints against Italy for infringing the Worki…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 June 2019

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BEEKEEPING: European Commission increases support for the EU's beekeeping sector +++  DRINKING WATER: Safe drinking water and sanitation: EU Council approves EU guidelines +++ St 10145 2019 Init EU Human Rights Guidelines on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation +++  SDGS: Finnish EU Presidency: Anja Laisi - Sustainability - A Storyline Running Through All Presidency Meeting Arrangements +++ Sustainable Development Agenda could be basis for social contract for 21st century, say Europe's Economic and Social Councils to new EU leaders +++  AIR POLLUTIONDaten zur Luftqualität 2018: 57 Städte über dem NO2-Grenzwert - Umweltbundesamt NOISEPotential quiet areas in Europe, based upon Quietness Suitability Index (QSI) and Natura 2000 protected areas EU PARLIAMENT REGISTEREP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety SCHEER BRIEFSSCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on emerging issues at the environment-social interface of 3 June 2…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 June 2019

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UNFCCC: UNFCCC: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2019 +++ UNFCCC: SBSTA 50 for Strengthened Implementation and Enhanced Ambition +++ UNFCCC: At SB50, Events on Transparency to Showcase Greater Climate Ambition for 2020 +++ EU Commission: Parties to the Paris Agreement meet in Bonn to move forward on implementation +++ Bundesumweltministerium: Klima-Zwischenverhandlungen starten in Bonn +++ Schwarzelühr-Sutter: "Abkehr vom Pariser Übereinkommen findet keine Nachahmer" +++ Europa-SPD zu den UN-Verhandlungen in Bonn: "Letzte Klima-Chance nutzen" +++  EU CLIMATE TARGETS: Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in the Brussels Economic Forum on 18 June 2019 +++ EVP/CDU: Deutschland unterstützt Ziel der Klimaneutralität - Wenn man es richtig macht, können sogar zusätzliche Arbeitsplätze geschaffen werden +++ WWF: Member States get behind net zero climate goal ahead of EU summit +++ EU on track to re…

IEU Energy Telegram 17 June 2019

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IEA: IEA takes part in G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial in Japan +++ Fossil fuel consumption subsidies bounced back strongly in 2018 - IEA +++  EUSEW: Energy Union: Start of the annual EU Sustainable Energy Week +++  ENERGY SECURITY: Altmaier: „Gastransit durch die Ukraine nach 2019 sicherstellen“ +++  ENERGY UNIONRWE: Power-to-X – wie heben wir die Potenziale? ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG publishes its Annual Report 2018 and Monitoring Reports for CAM Network Code and CMP GuidelinesEnergy Community Secretariat issues Opinion on the certification of the electricity transmission system operator MEPSO of North Macedonia ENERGY TRANSITIONStaatssekretär Andreas Feicht: „Deutsch-Japanische Energiepartnerschaft bringt globale Energiewende voran“ ENERGY CHARTERThe 2019 International Energy Charter Forum concludes in Tirana NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA Mission Says Armenia Has Strengthened its Regulatory Framework Amid Ongoing Challenges POWERFUELSGlobal Alliance Powerf…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 17 June 2019

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Our IEU AGENDA this week: 
EU COMMISSION +++ EU Commission Upcoming Events +++ 18 June 2019: Conference: 30 years of Jean Monnet Activities +++ 28 - 29 June 2019: G20 Summit, Osaka +++ EU Commission Calendar +++ 17 June 2019 +++ 18 June 2019 +++ 19 June 2019 +++ 20 June 2019 +++ 21 June 2019 +++ 22 June 2019 +++ Outlook June 2019 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsIndustrial Emissions Expert GroupMeeting of the Group of Experts on Pyrotechnic Articlesmeeting SUBGROUP “CERTIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS” OF 17&18 JUNE 201926th meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT standardisation13th Meeting EU CSW PG 130-13, 17-19 June 2019, Antwerpen, BEFifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal WelfareMANCP Network meeting8th meeting of the PRM TSI Advisory BodyPlatform for European Associations of VET ProvidersNinth meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade AgreementsMEETING ON AVIATION - DELEGATED ACT ON CORSIA MRVSecond meeting of the expert group on Saf…

IEU Single Market Telegram 14 June 2019

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EPSCO COUNCIL: Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 13-14 June 2019 +++  DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: EU introduces transparency obligations for online platforms +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: EU adopts regulation to keep unsafe products off the market +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Scope of goods package - E-001686/2019(ASW) +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance informationDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la France sous le N° 2019/134/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encon…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 14 June 2019

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USA: The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Problems for citizens holding US/EU dual citizenship - E-001327/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Risk that the customs war between EU and the US will escalate - E-002113/2019(ASW) +++  CANADA: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Sanitary and phytosanitary measures - E-001757/2019(ASW) +++  TUNISIA: UE - Tunisie: dialogue politique en matière de sécurité et de lutte contre le terrorisme - Communiqué de presse conjoint +++  CUSTOMSEU Commission Consultation Amendment to the Union Customs Code Implementing Act EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASDRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA AgreementDRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XII…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 14 June 2019

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EUROGROUP & ECOFIN: Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 14 June 2019 +++ Excessive deficit: Spain exits procedure as deficit reduced below 3% +++ Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference in Luxembourg +++ Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici lors de la conférence de presse de l'eurogroupe +++ Main results of the Eurogroup on 13 June 2019 +++ Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 13 June 2019 +++ EU Council: Term sheet on the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness +++ Eurozonen-Budget: Kleiner Schritt statt großer Wurf - Bundesregierung hat gebremst +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.): Etikettenschwindel Finanztransaktionssteuer +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital markets union: Council adopts new rules facilitating access to pension products and investment funds BANKING UNIONEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 June 2019

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DISINFORMATION: A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council +++  EUROPEAN COUNCIL: EP Think-tank: Study - European Council conclusions - A rolling check-list of commitments to date - 14-06-2019 +++  STATE AID: EU Commission approves €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy +++ EU Commission approves introduction of stringent emission limits in Italian capacity mechanism +++ EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into capital injections in favour of PostNord and Post Danmark +++ EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link +++  MERGERSEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Danske Bank, DNB, Nordea Bank, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken and SwedbankConcentrations: La Commission approuve la création d'une entreprise commune contrôlée par RheinEnergie et SPIE SECURITY UNIONLaw enfo…

IEU Environment Telegram 14 June 2019

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PLASTICS: Der Plastikatlas zeigt: Hauptverursacher der Plastikkrise sind nicht Konsumenten, sondern international agierende Unternehmen +++  REACH: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Implementing decision granting an authorisation for certain uses of chromium trioxide under the REACH Regulation ((EC) No 1907/2006) and Parliament's objection pursuant to Rule 106 - E-001741/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - ECHA study on the potential effects of lead on human and animal health - E-001629/2019(ASW) +++  CHEMICALS: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Combating multiple chemical sensitivity - E-001513/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Fluorosurfactants - E-001484/2019(ASW) +++  GLYPHOSATEEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Annulment of EFSA decisions on access to glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity studies - E-001748/2019(ASW) BISPHENOL AEU Commission: Answer to a writte…

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