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IEU Single Market Telegram 30 January 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: Plan Juncker: 375,5 milliards d'euros d'investissements mobilisés pour l'Europe +++  SERVICES DIRECTIVE: EC Answer to a written question - Notification procedure under the Services Directive - P-005992/2018(ASW) +++  COOPERATIVES: CECOP/CICOPA: Better Jobs and Better Future: What cooperatives can do for young people? +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European UnionDG GROWDécision de la Commission de ne pas adresser d'observations, d'avis circonstanciés ni de blocages à l'encontre de certains projets EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 5277 2019 Init Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to c…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 January 2019

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WTO: DG Trade: Civil Society Dialogue on WTO negotiations on e-commerce +++  USA: EU-US trade talks: EU Commission publishes progress report +++ White House: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Poland and Germany +++ Die Grünen/EFA: Handelsdruck aus den USA: Europa braucht keine Gentech-Soja im Tank +++  BREXITEP Opinion in the form of a letter - Union General Export Authorisation for the export of certain dual-use items from the Union to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - PE 634.616v01-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsEC Answer to a written question - Maritime trade and Brexit - E-004906/2018(ASW) JAPANLatest documents regarding the EU Japan Agreement SINGAPOREEP Report - Council decision on the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Singapore - A8-0020/2019 - Committee on Foreign Affairs UKRAINEAnalyse der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung: Keine Einheit für die Freiheit - Präsid…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 January 2019

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ECB: Statement by the Eurogroup President on the nominations for the post of ECB executive board member +++ ECB to launch a survey of market participants’ expectations in 2019 +++ Do public wages in the euro area explain private wage developments? An empirical investigation - ECB +++ ECB: Some borrowers are more equal than others: bank funding shocks and credit reallocation +++ CON/2019/03 Opinion on remuneration for executives and senior management in Narodowy Bank Polski +++ ECB Forum – young economists wanted! +++ MEP Question to the ECB - Wolfgang Schäuble’s queries to the SSM and the reliability of stress tests - PE 632.874v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ MEP Question to the ECB - Derivatives situation in Europe - PE 632.886v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  EMUEP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - EURO project, 20 years on: A critical assessment and the road ahead - 30-01-2019EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analys…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 January 2019

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BREXIT I: POLITICS: MEPs urge UK to break current deadlock +++ Speeches by President Juncker and Chief Negotiator Barnier at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the occasion of the debate on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU +++ EVP/CDU-Statement zu aktuellen Brexit-Entwicklungen +++ GUE/NGL: Deep concerns over British MPs’ willingness to risk Brexit +++  BREXIT II: PREPAREDNESSBrexit Preparedness: European Commission adopts final set of “no-deal” contingency measures for Erasmus+ students, social security coordination rules and the EU budgetProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down provisions for the continuation of ongoing learning mobility activities under the Erasmus+ programme in the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom") from the European UnionProposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil …

IEU Environment Telegram 30 January 2019

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SUSTAINABILITY: Sustainability: Commission presents a reflection paper on a more sustainable Europe by 2030 +++ S&Ds: No time to waste - Europe needs a change of direction towards a green and socially just transition +++ EEB: EU Commission must use sustainability 'reflection' paper as stepping stone to strategy with real teeth +++ WWF: The time for reflection is up! Concrete action now needed to meet SDGs +++ MICROPLASTICSECHA proposes to restrict intentionally added microplasticsEU Commission welcomes the European Chemicals Agency opinion on restricting microplastics intentionally added to productsEU moves to ban microplastics in most products - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) BREXITWho will uphold environmental law after Brexit? - UK Parliament CIRCULAR ECONOMYEC Answer to a written question - Plastics recycling industry in the United Kingdom - E-005373/2018(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVProposal …

IEU Climate Telegram 30 January 2019

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UN: Climate change recognized as ‘threat multiplier’, UN Security Council debates its impact on peace +++  LOW CARBON TECH: EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - Understanding public responses to low carbon technologies - 30-01-2019 +++  EU ETS: Brexit Preparedness Note on EU ETS +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Commission seeks feed-back on Type-approval requirements for elongated cabs and rear flaps for trucks/trailersEU Commission seeks feed-back on: Update of data requirements for report and monitoring of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles GERMANYDIW: "Das Klimaschutzgesetz bietet die Chance, die nationale Klimagovernance zu verbessern": Interview mit Heiner von Lüpke CLIMATE DAMAGESClimate Change, Frigid Temperatures and the Polar Vortex: 3 Things to Know - WRI - World Resource InstituteNumber of fatalities (1980-2017): Impacts of extreme weather and climate related events in the EEA member countries.Economic losses insu…

IEU Energy Telegram 30 January 2019

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CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EU energy efficiency rules adapted in view of Brexit +++ Pioneering research on 2050 energy savings potentials - The Coalition for Energy Savings +++ The European Energy Transition: A year ahead of the Twenties - Bruegel event +++  ENERGY PRICES: Energy prices and costs in Europe 2018 - European Union Open Data Portal +++  ENERGY INTENSITYIntensity of final energy consumption - EEA ENERGY REGULATIONFirst ACER Report on the implementation of the CACM Regulation and the FCA Regulation available onlineACER Electricity Market Monitoring Report - European Union Open Data Portal RENEWABLESAccelerating Decentralized Renewable Energy for 24X7 Power for All - The Climate Group GAZPROMAlexey Miller and Moldova’s President Igor Dodon review ongoing and future cooperation in gas sector GERMANYBundeswirtschaftsministerium veröffentlicht erstes Digitalisierungsbarometer für die Energiewendedena gibt Starthilfe für nachhaltige Energielösungen in …

IEU Single Market Telegram 29 January 2019

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DIGITAL SINGLE MARKETEU Council and EU Parliament agree on new rules for contracts for the sales of goods and digital contentCross-border e-commerce: EU Commission welcomes agreement on proposal to facilitate sales of goods and supply of digital content and services in the EU DIGITAL SKILLSGlobal study finds that 56% of employees lack the digital skills they need for jobs in the future - Vodafone Institute INDUSTRIAL POLICYAnswer to a written question - Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - European industrial policy - E-005401/2018(ASW)Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy - 5-6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium INNOVATIONUpdated: Science meets Parliaments. The Role of Science in 21st Century Policy-Making CONSUMER PROTECTIONConsumer protection: Deal on EU-wide rules for those sold faulty products EMPLOYMENT  STANDARDSEP Answer to a written question - Lowering of employment standards for workers - P-0057…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 January 2019

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CETA: According to EU Advocate General Bot, the mechanism for the settlement of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is compatible with EU law +++ WKÖ: EuGH-Schlussanträge: Investor-Staat-Streitbeilegungsmechanismus in CETA mit EU-Recht vereinbar +++  USA: The EU Commission recognises the U.S. Soya bean - scheme as compatible with EU sustainability standardsAmChamEU: Avoiding Brexit ‘cliff-edge’ the highest priority for US businessesLatest news: Delegation for relations with the United StatesEC Answer to a written question - Results of EU-US dialogue on justice and home affairs - E-005279/2018(ASW) NEW ZEALANDWorkshops - Workshop: Trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand - 29-01-2019 - Committee on International Trade WESTERN BALKANSFederica Mogherini meets with the Presidency of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBruxellesIMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with FYR …

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 January 2019

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ECB: Joint conference of the European Commission and the European Central Bank on European financial integration +++ ECB Research: Quantitative easing did not increase inequality in the euro area +++ After the ESM programme: Options for Greek bank restructuring - Bruegel +++ ECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: third quarter of 2018 +++ ECB: Manual on MFI balance sheet statistics +++  FISCAL UNIONEC Answer to a written question - Poor reliability of structural deficits - E-006050/2018(ASW) FINANCIAL SUPERVISIONFrench savers again excluded from the governance of the French financial supervisory authority (AMF) - Better Finance DERIVATIVESEU Commission Answer to a written question - Derivatives market risks - E-005166/2018(ASW) BANKING UNIONEC Answer to a written question - Single Resolution Board's decision to dispensing with Deloitte's ex-post definitive evaluation of Banco Popular - E-005348/2018(ASW) IMFI…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 January 2019

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BREXITBrexit: PM statement to the House of Commons: 29 January 2019 +++ House of Commons debates Brexit next steps - UK Parliament +++ EPP Group on UK-EU Visas: Minimising the Pain of Brexit +++ Europa-SPD zur Visabefreiung für Großbritannien nach dem Brexit: "Westminster muss jetzt nachziehen" +++ Government publishes list of Brexit-related treaties - UK Parliament +++ Have your say on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - UK Parliament +++ Inquiry into future UK-EU asylum cooperation - UK Parliament +++ S&Ds: Only alternative to backstop is a closer EU-UK relationship. We will not put Good Friday Agreement or Single Market at risk +++ Europa-SPD: Britische Parlamentarier wollen Brexit-Kurs ändern: "Wunschkonzert geht weiter"CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Forderungen nach Nachverhandlungen führen in die SackgasseEP In-Depth Analysis - Brexit and Horizon Europe - PE 631.042 - Committee on Industry,…

IEU Environment Telegram 29 January 2019

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CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS: Romanian EU Presidency reaches provisional agreement with the European Parliament on carcinogens and mutagens at work +++ Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: EU Commissioner Thyssen welcomes third agreement between EU institutions +++ S&D Euro MPs secure new deal to strengthen the protection of Europeans’ health in the workplace +++  ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORSEC: Answer to a written question - Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: the Commission's comprehensive framework and review report of the Cosmetics Regulation - E-005887/2018(ASW) BREXITNew UK government guidance encourages pesticides industry to prepare for EU exitCefic/CIA briefing note – preparing for UK out of REACH scenario CIRCULAR ECONOMYEC Answer to a written question - Circular Economy Action Plan - E-005574/2018(ASW) FOODEC Answer to a written question - Safety and tradition in the use of plant-based food supplements - E-005856/2018(ASW) HUMAN GEN…

IEU Climate Telegram 29 January 2019

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UNFCCC: Invitation to Provide Feedback to The High-Level Champions on Global Climate Action +++  UNITED KINGDOM: UK's response to climate-related disasters examined - UK Parliament +++  CLIMATE REFUGEES: EP Briefing - The concept of 'climate refugee': Towards a possible definition - 29-01-2019 EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 5471 2019 Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient vehiclesSt 5471 2019 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient vehicles
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IEU Energy Telegram 29 January 2019

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CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: UK Government Policy paper: UK National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) +++  ENERGY SECURITY: EU4Energy presents European best practices in monitoring of gas supply quality +++ UK Government: Research and analysis: UK national risk assessment on security of gas supply 2018 +++  ENERGY REGULATIONCEER: European energy regulators sign MOU with Eastern and Southern African counterpartsACER REMIT: European Register of Market participants - European Union Open Data PortalACER Electricity and Gas Retail Report - European Union Open Data PortalACER Gas Market Monitoring Report - European Union Open Data Portal RENEWABLESTurkey’s renewable investment outlook: renewable energy and new technologies - World Energy CouncilWind Europe: Corporate wind energy PPAs are boomingEC Answer to a written question - Use of biomass, biogas and bioliquids for the production of electricity in high productivity agricultural land - E-005801/2018(ASW) ENERGY EFF…

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 28 January 2019

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URBAN AGENDA: Connected Smart Cities Conference 2019 - Reports by Open & Agile Smart Cities +++  URBACT: A Partner Search Tool to help match cities +++  EIP-SCC: Rotterdam’s Digital Twin +++  SMART SPECIALISATIONDigital Innovation Hubs in Smart Specialisation Strategies SMART GOVERNANCEConsumers’ rights against defective digital content agreed by EU lawmakersVotes in the Committee on Legal Affairs and Hearing on Internet of Things - Committee on Legal AffairsNew Urban Centres Database sets new standards for information on cities at global scale - EU JRC SMART INDUSTRIESDeutsche Kommunen: 5G: Kommunen nicht vor Anpfiff aus dem Spiel nehmen – regionale Frequenzen für Smarte Städte und Regionen SMART MOBILITY1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference: Raising the bar by working togetherEurocities: Extended call for cities to join next CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning ProgrammeHeinrich Böll Stiftung: Fußgängerparadies, E-Mobilität, Lebensqualität: Verkehrswende is…

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 January 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: EFSI’s effectiveness must be better substantiated, say EU Auditors +++  INNOVATION: Science meets Parliaments. The Role of Science in 21st Century Policy-Making +++ EC Answer to a written question - Innovation and applied research policy - E-004996/2018(ASW) +++  CONSUMER PROTECTIONReport - Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules - A8-0029/2019 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection SOCIAL DIALOGUESigning ceremony of the European Social Dialogue Work Programme 2019-2021 - BusinessEurope EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLProposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil sur l’instauration de mesures d’urgence dans le domaine de la coordination de la sécurité sociale à la suite du retrait du Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord de l'Union européenneDG GROWProposal for a Council decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Committe…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 January 2019

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TUNISIA: The European Union's proposal for an Investment Protection Agreement (Tunisia) +++ EU Proposal for a Digital Trade Title (Tunisia) +++  SAFEGUARDS: Safeguards in free trade agreements: EU Council adopts horizontal framework for bilateral measures +++  WESTERN BALKANSS&D president Udo Bullmann: prime ministers Zaev and Tsipras deserve Nobel Peace Prize NEW ZEALANDEU Commission video: Visit of Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Phil Hogan, Member of the EC: extracts from the common press briefing VENEZUELADeclaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the situation in VenezuelaThe White House: Executive Order on Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Venezuela ARMENIAEU Commissioner Hahn in Yerevan, Armenia to confirm EU support to the country's reform progress BREXITEU Commission Answer to a written question - Commission'…

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