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IEU Single Market Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CONSUMER PROTECTION:  EU Council: EU to modernise law on consumer protection +++  THE JUNCKER PLAN:  EFSI: €100 million for innovative small businesses in Finland +++  INNOVATION:  EP Think-tank: Briefing - Innovation in Europe [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 29-03-2019 +++  OECD: Public research and innovative entrepreneurship: Preliminary cross-country evidence from micro data +++  European Research Infrastructures: from WP 2020 calls to Horizon Europe - 14 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium +++  SINGLE MARKET EU Commission Answer to a written question - Goods package - E-000828/2019(ASW) LABOUR MARKETS New UNECE guidelines support improved measurement of international labour mobility EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of the support measures of the Programme for the Competitiveness of the Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME) for 2019 COMMISSION DECI

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  Updated: EU scores final victory in the WTO Boeing dispute +++  VIETNAM:  The impact of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement on the UK after Brexit +++  LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES:  La haute représentante/vice-présidente Mogherini à Tunis pour le Sommet de la Ligue des États arabes +++  SOUTH AFRICA EU Commission Answer to a written question - Orange production in Spain following the EU-South Africa Free Trade Agreement - E-000268/2019(ASW) TRADE POLICY EP Think-tank: Study - Parliamentary scrutiny of trade policies across the western world VALUE CHAINS Multinational enterprises in domestic value chains - OECD WTO 11th WTO-WIPO advanced course on intellectual property for policymakers concludes in Geneva UNCTAD UNCTAD - Global E-Commerce sales surged to $29 trillion *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly tr

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECOFIN:  Informal meeting of the EU finance ministers of 5-6 April 2019, Bucharest, Romania +++  SWEDEN:  OECD: Further reforms in Sweden can drive growth, competitiveness and social cohesion +++  Swedish Government: OECD raises gaps in new report +++  BANKING UNION:  EP Think-tank: Briefing - Public hearing with Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board - 29-03-2019 EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - Taking stock of the Single Resolution Board - 29-03-2019 Study - Stock take of the SRB’s activities over the past years: What to improve and focus on? - 29-03-2019 The financial agenda of the European Banking Federation EQUIVALENCE Commission adopts equivalence decision on supervisory and capital requirements in Argentina ESMA ESMA updates its MAR Q&A ESMA updates AIFMD Q&As ESMA advises Commission on information document for takeover, merger and division ESMA clarifies format for disclosure of risk facto

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ELECTIONS:  New seat projections for the next European Parliament +++  Projections of seats of next Parliament +++  BREXIT.  Statement by the EU Commission on the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Consequences of a hard Brexit - E-006481/2018(ASW) +++  Latest UK documents on Brexit Guidance: Cross-border civil and commercial legal cases after Brexit: Guidance for legal professionals Guidance: Family law disputes involving EU after Brexit: guidance for legal professionals Guidance: Provision of services regulations: guidance for UK service providers and Competent Authorities Corporate report: Branded Health Service Medicines (Costs) Regulations 2018: annual review for 2019 Brexit and the movement of financial services explored by Committee Impact assessment: Impact assessment of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement on the UK S&D: May loses again. The

IEU Environment Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CHINA:  China blast highlights need to continuously improve industrial and chemical safety – solutions exist +++  AIR QUALITY:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Ambient air quality - E-000739/2019(ASW) +++  WASTE:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Waste transport - E-000245/2019(ASW) +++  PESTICIDES Pesticide Residue Intake Model‐ EFSA PRIMo revision 3.1 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on the implementation and the impact on the environment and the functioning of the internal market of Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC EU COUNCIL REGISTER St 7960 2019 Init Towards a Global Pact for the Environment:

IEU Climate Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  UNFCCC: General Assembly High-Level Meeting Urges Climate Ambition +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  Study: Sampling points for air quality - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  Unklare Vorgaben für Stickstoffoxid-Messstellen - Aktuelle Studie zur EU-weiten Repräsentativität von Messstellen bestätigt Mängel in Standortvorgaben +++  *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Energy Telegram 29 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CAPACITY MARKETS:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Greek capacity mechanism - P-000971/2019(ASW) +++  DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT:  U.S-. EIA: Demand-side management programs save energy and reduce peak demand +++  ENERGY UNION:  E.DSO submits response to EIB energy lending policy consultation +++  Response to the Commission’s targeted consultation on the role of the euro in the field of energy +++  ENERGY REGULATION Secretariat’s Report on Interoperability and Data Exchange Network Code highlights legal vacuum on EU-Contracting Party gas interconnectors RENEWABLES Supporting Serbia to develop its renewable energy sustainably ENERGY EFFICIENCY Endbericht zur Evaluierung und Weiterentwicklung des Energieeffizienzfonds veröffentlicht: Energieeffizienz lohnt sich GAZPROM Roadmap signed on Gazprom’s participation in acquisition of Kyrgyzneftegaz property and assets EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER REPORT

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  INNOVATION:  EU Commission invests €540 million to advance work of top scientists +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG GROW:  Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de nouvelle catégorie, notifié par le Royaume-Uni sous le N° 2019/1/UK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++  Décision de la Commission de formuler un report de l'adoption du projet de 12 mois et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d’Arrêté, notifié par la France sous le N° 2018/666/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++  COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of 1,2-dichloroethane under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EURENCO) +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER St 7939 2019 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the InvestEU Programme - Progress Report - Confirmation o

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  WTO: Appellate Body issues report on US compliance in the Boeing dispute +++  EU Commission: EU scores final victory in the WTO Boeing dispute +++  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: WTO Rejects Claims That U.S. Provides Subsidies Comparable to Massive EU Aircraft Subsidies +++  TRADE DEFENCE:  EU Commission Report on EU trade defence – effective protection against unfair trade +++  EU Commission: L86 corrigendum AS biodiesel accepting undertaking offers +++  EU Commission: OJ L86 corrigendum AS biodiesel definitive measures +++  EEA European Economic Area: 25 years of the world’s biggest single market CETA EU-CETA: second joint management committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Final minutes VENEZUELA International Contact Group on Venezuela: Ministerial Declaration Remarks by EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the 2nd meeting of the International Contact Group on Vene

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EURO AREA:  The Euro Area: Creating a Stronger Economic Ecosystem - by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director +++  IMF on the Vienna Initiative, 10 Years On, Makes Case for Deeper Financial Integration in Emerging Europe +++  CYPRUS:  Cyprus: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the Third Post-Program Monitoring Mission +++  ECB:  ECB President: Monetary policy in the euro area EESC public hearing: Strengthening the international role of the euro: European and international perspectives Luis de Guindos: International spillovers of monetary policy and financial stability concerns Yves Mersch: Necessity, proportionality and probity - central bank independence in unconventional times Randal K Quarles: The Financial Stability Board in 2019 ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: February 2019 Further publications by the ECB On the credit and exchange rate channels of central bank asset purchases in a monetary union Demograph

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BREXIT:  Is Defra ready for Brexit? Lords continue their inquiry - UK Parliament +++  Brexit als Streitthema im österreichischen Nationalrat +++  TAXATION:  OECD: Leading global tax administrations agree collective actions on tax certainty, co-operation and digital transformation +++  MERGERS:  Concentrations: La Commission autorise l'acquisition de Parex par Sika +++  CJEU The EU Court of Justice annuls the EU Commission decision stating that the German law on renewable energy of 2012 (the EEG 2012) involved State aid EU Advocate General Tanchev: The Court of Justice should find that Spain failed to adopt the necessary laws to comply with the directive on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential immovable property Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu Schlussanträgen zum Widerruf von Verbraucherkreditverträgen Unverbindliche Erläuterungen zu Schlussanträgen zum Rechtsschutz bei Nitratbelastung des Wassers EU

IEU Environment Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLEAN WATER:  EU Parliament supports plans to improve quality of tap water and cut plastic litter Clean Water Directive: citizens must be heard - EPP +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  Updated: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of new rules on single–use plastics to reduce marine litter +++  GREEN FINANCE:  Statement (EVP/CSU) zur Taxonomie für nachhaltige Investitionen Sustainable investments should benefit citizens, not big industries, say S&Ds MEPs adopt EU-wide classification system for sustainable financing - ALDE Finance Watch: EU Parliament shies away from pushing finance to redirect the majority of its investments to a sustainable economy AIR POLLUTION Schnelle globale Energiewende könnte Millionen Menschenleben retten - Max-Planck-Gesellschaft EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 2360 2019 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance - Taxonomy) (Attachés + 1 expert) Cm 2364 2019 Init Working Party

IEU Climate Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  Research and analysis: EU Emissions Trading Scheme: report on indirect compensation payments made to industry in the UK, 2018 +++  National Statistics: Provisional UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics 2018 +++  DIESELGATE:  Dieselgate: Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars +++  S&Ds criticise the EU Commission for relinquishing its duties on the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Updated: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of new CO2 emission standards for cars and vans to reduce pollution and improve air quality The European Commission and the European Investment Bank join forces to support investments for road safety and clean transport UNFCCC Only 11 Years Left to Prevent Irreversible Damage from Climate Change, Speakers Warn during General Assembly High-Level Meeting CLIMATE IMPACT EU JRC: Climate extremes hitting maize production could become the

IEU Energy Telegram 28 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EEG:  The EU Court of Justice annuls the EU Commission decision stating that the German law on renewable energy of 2012 (the EEG 2012) involved State aid +++  Germany v Commission - Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 10 May 2016 +++  VCI: Entlastung für energieintensive Unternehmen ist rechtmäßig +++  VKU-Hauptgeschäftsführerin Katherina Reiche zur erfolgreichen EuGH-Klage Deutschlands in Sachen EEG-Umlage +++  BDEW zum EEG-Urteil beim Europäischen Gerichtshof +++  ENERGY UNION Eurogas calls for uptake of all technologies that underpin greater sustainability in the energy system ENERGY REGULATION ACER publishes its analysis on Tariff Code implementation for gas in Greece RENEWABLES Ergebnisse der Ausschreibung für Solaranlagen - deutsche Bundesnetzagentur ENERGY EFFICIENCY IEA holds high level workshop on digitalisation of energy efficiency First meeting of the Efficient World Financing Forum NUCLEAR E

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  INVEST-EU:  InvestEU: EU ambassadors confirm common understanding reached with Parliament +++  EU Commission welcomes EU ambassadors' vote on InvestEU +++  INNOVATION:  EU agreement on future research and innovation programme - EU Council +++  INDUSTRY:  EP Briefing - Standards and the digitalisation of EU industry: Economic implications and policy developments +++  SINGLE MARKET EU to facilitate cross-border mobility of companies EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de nouvelle catégorie, notifié par le Royaume-Uni sous le N° 2019/1/UK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 Décision de la Commission de formuler un report de l'adoption du projet de 12 mois et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d’Arrêté, notifié par la France sous le N° 2018/666/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 COMMISSION REGULATI

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  STEEL MARKET:  OECD Steel Committee concerned about excess capacity in steel sector +++  DUAL USE:  St 7671 2019 Init Outcome of Proceedings of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods of 20 March 2019 +++  CHINA:  ACEA: Why Chinese and European auto manufacturers need to work more closely together +++  ISRAEL Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to UN, at the Security Council Briefing on UNDOF/Golan Heights S&Ds behind the two-state solution: No EU member state embassy in Jerusalem SINGAPORE EP Study - EU investment protection after the ECJ Opinion on Singapore: Questions of competence and coherence - 25-03-2019 SWITZERLAND GUE/NGL/DIE LINKE: Schutz vor Lohndumping in der Schweiz erhalten CETA EU-CETA: second joint management committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Final minutes ENLARGEMENT EU Commissioner Hahn in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia on 28-29 March EP In

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 27 March 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SWEDEN:  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sweden +++  IMF Country Report No. 19/88 : Sweden : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden +++  BANKING UNION:  Non-performing loans: EU Council adopts position on secondary markets for bad loans +++  Reducing risks in the Banking Union: EU Commission welcomes agreement by Member States on new measures to reduce high stocks of non-performing loans +++  CROWD FINANCING Crowdfunding: Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) hail development of pan - European approach ECB Latest publications by the ECB Yves Mersch: Necessity, proportionality and probity – central bank independence in unconventional times Luis de Guindos: International spillovers of monetary policy and financial stability concerns Sabine Lautenschläger: Cross-border banking since the crisis – lessons for supervisors Mario Draghi:

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