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IEU Single Market Telegram 27 February 2019

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SPACE INDUSTRY: EU budget for 2021-2027: Significant progress on the new Space Programme, but not there yet +++ EPP Deal for a strong and united Europe in space +++  INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: BDI zum Treffen von Merkel und Macron: Europa braucht dringend eine gemeinsame Industriestrategie +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults Taking stock of implementation measuresDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre de projets de directives, notifiés par l'Autriche sous les N° 2018/597/A & 2018/598/A dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par le Danemark sous le N° 2018/607/DK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for certain uses of sodium chromate …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 February 2019

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NEW ZEALAND: EU and New Zealand complete third round of trade negotiations +++  CETA: EU-CETA biotech market access dialogue - Agenda of the second meeting +++  UK: UK set to become a party to the Government Procurement Agreement in its own right +++  TURKEY: EU Commission Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Bulc in Turkey for High Level Economic Dialogue +++  MIDDLE EASTThe Middle East and the EU: new realities, new policies - 6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium RUSSIAParlamentarischer Staatssekretär Hirte reist zu Gesprächen nach Russland GEORGIAIMF Staff Concludes Staff Visit to Georgia TRADE POLICYHow does EU trade policy work? EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADECOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) 2018/196 on additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of AmericaEEASCOMMISSION DECISION on Framework on Counter-Terrorism between the United Nations and the European UnionFPICOMMIS…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 27 February 2019

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EUROPEAN SEMESTER: EU Semester Winter Package: assessing Member States' progress on economic and social priorities +++ Factsheet - Key Employment Figures.pdf +++ Factsheet - Structural Reform Support Service.pdf +++ Factsheets - Upskilling Pathways.pdf +++ Infographic - CSR implementation.pdf +++ Infographic- SGP-MIP Winter 2019.pdf +++ Infographic - CSR implementation overview.pdf +++ European Semester 2019: Winter Package explained +++ Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the European Semester Winter Package +++ Opening remarks by Commissioner Moscovici on the European Semester Winter Package +++ Speakings by Commissioner Thyssen on the 2019 European Semester Winter Package +++ EVP/CSU zum Europäischen Semester +++ Views of French, German and Italian Parliamentarians on EU and EMU Reforms +++ Eurozone countries should take structural reforms in their own hands – not wait for recommendations by the EU commission, say EconPol researchers…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 February 2019

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BREXIT: Brexit Preparedness: EU Commission welcomes political agreement on basic road transport for freight and passengers +++ Committee expresses concerns to Home Secretary about EU Settlement Scheme +++ European Union Committee draws special attention to three Brexit-related trade agreements +++ House of Lords debates further discussions with EU +++ UK Government: Guidance: Government Procurement Agreement: UK participation after EU Exit +++ Statement der EVP/CSU zu den jüngsten Brexit-Entwicklungen +++  TAXATIONPublications - TAX3 Report - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidanceSteuersonderausschuss: Ferber fordert von den Mitgliedstaaten mehr Einsatz für SteuergerechtigkeitCall for minimum corporate tax: S&Ds success in the fight against tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering in EuropeEuropa-SPD zum TAX3-Sonderausschuss gegen Finanzkriminalität: "Weitere Etappe im Kampf gegen Finanzkriminalität genommen…

IEU Environment Telegram 27 February 2019

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BIO-ECONOMY: European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 - 8-10 July 2019, Helsinki, Finland +++  ECOSYSTEMS: EEA: Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience +++  PESTICIDES: OECD: Countering the Illegal Trade of Pesticides +++ Report on the Customisation Opportunities of IUCLID 6 +++  FERTILIZERS2019 IFS Technical Conference - 4-5 Jun 2019 PLASTICSUK: Latest news on the Plastic Pollution Bill 2017-19 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION DECISION on waiving the recovery of the amount of EUR 201,385.20 established by EASME as being receivable from Mesogeiaki Anonimi Emporiki Kai Viomichaniki Etairia and registered under recovery order No 3241404690 ECHA BRIEFSWorkshop on strategy to support substitution of chemicals of concern EFSA BRIEFSPublic consultation on the active substance mepiquat-chloride - deadline: 29 April 2019Pest categorisation of Arrhenodes minutusPest categorisation of Scaphoideus luteolusSafety and efficacy of a…

IEU Climate Telegram 27 February 2019

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UNITED NATIONS: Deputy Secretary-General, Praising Spain, Germany for Just Coal-to-Renewable Energy Transition Plan, Stresses Need to Address Social Impact of Economic Restructuring +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: No-deal Brexit and US tariff threat, combined with CO2 targets, make 2019 a challenging year - ACEA +++  GERMANYEuropa im Klimaschutz voranbringen - Bundesumweltministerium EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards measures adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the monitoring, reporting and verification of aviation emissions for the purpose of implementing a global market-based measure
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IEU Energy Telegram 27 February 2019

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ENERGY UNION: Main Agenda of the Energy Council on 4 March 2019 +++ Present your R&D innovative project at InnoGrid 2019 - ENTSO-E +++  SMART ENERGY: Digitalising the energy sector: "Ensuring interoperability for enabling Demand Side Flexibility" +++  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: High-level meeting on renewable energy: Clean Energy Industrial ForumERRIN H2020 Energy Brokerage Event - 9 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium NUCLEAR ENERGYIEA holds workshop on the role of nuclear power in a clean energy systemThe new, safer nuclear reactors that might help stop climate change - MIT Technology Review__________________________ ENERGY REGULATIONACER decides on methodologies for capacity calculation in 13 Member States for single day-ahead and intraday electricity market coupling EEXEEX granted Recognised Overseas Investment Exchange status in the United Kingdom RENEWABLESConference Invitation: Leading practices in RES integration - a global perspective on 9 a…

IEU Single Market Telegram 26 February 2019

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CAR INDUSTRY: ACEA: Statistics - Economic and Market Report: state of the EU auto industry - Full-year 2018 +++  LABOUR MARKET: European Parliament discusses FRA’s preliminary labour exploitation findings +++ IMF Working Paper No. 19/40 : Are Labor Market Indicators Telling the Truth? Role of Measurement Error in the U.S. Current Population Survey +++  INDICATORS: GDP per capita in 281 EU regions ranged from 31% to 626% of the EU average in 2017Employment in EU regions - Employment grew in 9 out of 10 EU regions in 2017 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par le Danemark sous le N° 2018/607/DK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 – The Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of chromiu…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 26 February 2019

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ACP: New ACP-EU Partnership: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa +++ Q&A: The New ACP-EU Partnership +++  UKRAINE: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon D. Sondland leads high-level U.S.-EU delegation to Odesa, Ukraine +++  RUSSIARussian President: Executive Order to improve government administration of the development of Russia’s Arctic zoneOn 5-6 March, Dmitry Medvedev will pay an official visit to the Grand Duchy of LuxembourgOn 4-5 March, Dmitry Medvedev will pay an official visit to Bulgaria LATIN AMERICAEU Commission seeks feed-back: EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Trade Agreement - evaluation TUNISIA»The EU DCFTA with Tunisia: Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Trade and Rural Employment« - GIZ EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADEREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regul…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 26 February 2019

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CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Investment firms: Presidency and Parliament agree on a new regulatory and supervision framework +++ EU Commission: Agreement simplifies rules for investment firms to support open and vibrant capital markets +++ EU Commission welcomes agreement on EU rules on covered bonds +++ EVP/CSU zur Einigung beim Benchmark-Dossier +++ EU Commission: Implementing Act on equivalence under EMIR - Japan Financial Services Agency +++  PEPP: S&Ds abstained on the agreement on the pan-European personal pension product without a real European dimension added value ESMAESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on reporting guidelines under the MMF Regulation EUROPEAN SEMESTER“Decent wages and social justice are crucial for a fair European Semester”, say S&Ds ECBBenoît Cœuré: Euro interest rate benchmark reform: achievements and remaining challengesYves Mersch: Lending and payment systems in upheaval: the fintech challenge BANKING UNIONEVP/C…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 26 February 2019

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BREXIT: EU Council: Basic road connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with Parliament +++ MEPs: Protecting citizens’ access to social security in case of no-deal Brexit +++ S&Ds: May should stop asking the UK Parliament the same questions and instead ask the British people +++ Europa-SPD: Sozialausschuss verabschiedet Notfallmaßnahmen für harten Brexit: Sicherheitsnetz für EU-Bürgerinnen und -Bürger +++ S&D-Fraktionsvorsitzender Udo Bullmann zu Brexit +++ ALDE: Parliament approves social security entitlements in the event of a no-deal Brexit +++ ALDE: Ensuring Basic Road Freight Connectivity after Brexit +++ How will Brexit affect British citizens living in Norway? +++ BDI zum Brexit: Britische Politik darf Entscheidungen nicht länger vertagen +++  TAX 3Transcriptions / Verbatim of TAX3 Meetings - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance MERGERSEU Commission approves RWE's acquisition …

IEU Environment Telegram 26 February 2019

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WATER QUALITY: EU Commission's report on water quality and flood risk management – improvements are there, but more needs to be done +++ WFD and FD Implementation Reports +++ WWF: Unambitious and ineffective: Member States’ water report cards are in +++  OCEAN GOVERNANCE: Supporting effective ocean governance. The role of Responsible R&I and Ocean Literacy - 18-20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium +++  PESTICIDESDie Grünen/EFA: Neonikotinoide - EU-Kommission zieht die Zügel an FOOD LAWEP Think-tank: Briefing - Reconsidering the General Food Law - 26-02-2019 RECONVERSIONReconversion of industrial areas and EU regional policy: STOA workshop - EP Research Service EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC) Second River Basin Management Plans First Flood Risk Management PlansCOMMISSION STAFF WORK…

IEU Climate Telegram 26 February 2019

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CLIMATE FINANCE: Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies +++ Innovation Fund Delegated Regulation - Frequently Asked Questions +++ S&Ds secure agreement on financial benchmarks to encourage greater investment in the low-carbon economy +++  GCF: The Green Climate Fund Board selects Yannick Glemarec as new Executive Director +++  EU ETSCarbon Pulse: Emissions drop leads BASF to more ambitious CO2 neutrality goalEU Market: EUAs lift off recent lows but stay lodged below €20, 200-DMA - Carbon Pulse COP 24SWP: After the Katowice Climate Summit - Building Blocks for the EU Climate Agenda TRANSPORT EMISSIONSRechtsmittel vor EuGH in Sachen Euro-6-Norm - EuGH DECARBONISATIONTransition to fossil-free industries: technology pathways and policies - 18 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament…

IEU Energy Telegram 26 February 2019

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ENERGY MERGERS: EU Commission approves RWE's acquisition of E.ON electricity generation assets +++ The Bundeskartellamt has no objections to the acquisition of a stake in E.ON by RWE +++  ENERGY UNION: EU Commission Have your say! Consultation on the list of candidate gas PCIs +++  ENERGY TRANSITION: Bruegel: The Sound of Economics - Backstage: The next decade of European energy transitionWebinar: Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy EEXIntroduction of Exchange Trading for Greek Power Futures on EEX ENERGY REGULATIONCEER: Strengthening regulatory collaboration between Europe and Africa IEAIEA launches online resource on energy service companies around the world COALifo Institut: Wirtschaftswissenschaftler sehen Kohle-Ausstieg skeptisch
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IEU Single Market Telegram 25 February 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: Juncker Plan: better access to finance for small businesses in the Baltic countries +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: Consumer Policy: New EU Commission award for product safety leaders +++  SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Counterfeit products on European markets - E-006056/2018(ASW) +++ EP REPORT on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on computerising the movement and surveillance of excise goods (recast) - A8-0010/2019EP REPORT on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards the introduction of the detailed technical measures for the operation of the definitive VAT system for the taxation of trade between Member States - A8-0028/2019 DEFENCE INDUSTRIESEU Commission Answer to a written question - Consultation Forum for the European Defence Action Plan - E-005849/2018(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the awa…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 25 February 2019

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LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES: EU – League of Arab States Summit: Boosting the Euro-Arab partnership and addressing global challenges together +++ Sharm El-Sheikh summit declaration: Investing in Stability +++ Remarques du Président Juncker à la conférence de presse avec le Président de l'Egypte Al-Sisi, le Président du Conseil européen Tusk et le Secrétaire général de la Ligue des Etats arabes Aboul Gheit, au sommet UE-Ligue des Etats arabes +++ Speech by EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the European Union -League of Arab States Summit +++ High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Lebanon +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference after the EU-LAS summit in Egypt +++ Remarks by Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Stefan Löfven at the First LAS-EU Summit +++ CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: EU-Gipfel mit der Arabischen Liga ist ein Anfang +++  BREXITStatement on UK interest in existing EU trade remedy measures - UK Parliament ACPEU…

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