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IEU Single Market Telegram 24 April 2019

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EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending decision C(2018)6891 concerning the adoption of the 2019 annual work programme for grants and procurement for the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI"), serving as financing decision +++  DG GROW: Commission reply to the European Ombudsman – Complaint ref. 476/2018 +++ Décision de la Commission de ne pas adresser d'observations, d'avis circonstanciés ni de blocages à l'encontre de certains projets +++ Décision de la Commission de ne pas adresser d'observations, d'avis circonstanciés ni de blocages à l'encontre de certains projets +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of bis(2-methoxyethyl)ether (diglyme) under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Life Technologies AS) +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: ST 8799 2019 INIT COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMM…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 24 April 2019

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CSDP: EU Commission proposes tax exemption measures to facilitate common defence efforts in the context of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) +++  WTO: WTO Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation +++  TRADE LIBERALISATION: Does attaching environmental issues to trade agreements boost support for trade liberalisation? - Bruegel +++  JAPAN: EU Council: Background brief - EU-Japan summit of 25 April 2019 +++  UKRAINEZelenskiy in charge – When reality goes beyond fiction - EPC - European Policy CentreUkraine’s presidential elections: entering uncharted waters - The Vienna Institute for International Economic StudiesStatement by the President of Ukraine on another interference of the Russian Federation in the internal affairs of Ukraine BREXITWTO: Members call on EU and UK to use Brexit extension to resolve market access concernsHouse of Commons Westminster Hall - Westminster Hall debate - Craig Tracey…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 24 April 2019

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DEBTS & DEFICITS: 4th quarter of 2018: Seasonally adjusted government deficit increased to 1.0% of GDP in the euro area, up to 0.9% of GDP in the EU28 +++ Fourth quarter of 2018 compared with third quarter of 2018 - Government debt down to 85.1% of GDP in euro area - Down to 80.0% of GDP in EU28 +++  EMU: Deepening the EMU as a win-win: How to keep the reform debate alive - EPC - European Policy Centre - Independent +++  ECB: ECB: CON/2019/16 Opinion on participation in the Single Resolution Mechanism +++ ECB: The economic implications of rising protectionism: a euro area and global perspective +++  DIGITAL PAYMENTSU.S. State Department: Opening Remarks at Digital Payments Public Forum EBAEBA publishes Opinion on the nature of passport notifications for agents and distributors of e-moneySummary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 25 March 2019ESMABISPolicies to harness global financial interconnectedness IMFYou Are Suffocating Me! Firm-Level Evi…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 24 April 2019

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EU ELECTIONS: Background on 2019 European elections - 23 to 26 May 2019 +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Cybersecurity and the forthcoming European elections - E-000238/2019(ASW) +++  BREXIT: House of Lords Main Chamber - Orders and regulations - Lord Whitty +++ House of Lords Main Chamber - Orders and regulations - Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon +++  TAXATION: Bruegel: Future of taxation in the EU - 16 May 2019 +++ ACEA: €428 billion in taxes generated by motor vehicles in EU-15, new figures show +++  MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of RPC by Berry STATE AIDEU Commission: Answer to a written question - State aid investigation into Madeira Free Zone - P-001393/2019(ASW) NORWAYGuidelines for Whistleblowing and Handling Issues of Concern in the Foreign Service EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGDécision de la Commission relative à la proposition d’initiative citoyenne intitulée «Mettre fin à l’exonération fiscale du carburant d’aviation en Eu…

IEU Environment Telegram 24 April 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Prioritising circular economy to boost European competitiveness - EPC - European Policy Centre +++ Research Headlines - Circular approach to waste management +++  FOOD SAFETY: WTO Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation +++ WTO: International Forum on Food Safety and Trade +++ EU Commission adopts new Regulation to cut down presence of trans fatty acids +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Prohibited pesticides in food imported from third countries into the EU - E-000941/2019(ASW) +++  ECHA: ECHA releases new submission portal for poison centres +++  PESTICIDESEU Commission Answer to a written question - Prohibited pesticides in food imported from third countries into the EU - E-000941/2019(ASW) MICROPLASTICSThe Norwegian Development Program to Combat Marine Litter and Microplastics RADONBundesumweltministerium veröffentlicht Radonmaßnahmenplan - Weiterer Schritt zum Schutz der Bevölker…

IEU Climate Telegram 24 April 2019

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CLIMATE ACTION: A powerful new model could make global warming estimates less vague - MIT Technology Review +++ Welcome to climate change - MIT Technology Review +++  ZERO EMISSIONS: Achieving a net-zero EU heavy industry by 2050 is doable: Multiple pathways can take us to a clean and prosperous future - European Climate Foundation +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY: Making climate neutrality the galvanising heart of a new economic agenda for Europe - EPC - European Policy Centre +++  UK“We should be talking about hope, not fear” statement on climate change - UK ParliamentUK Parliament: Government should ‘green light’ carbon capture technology, say MPsHouse of Lords Main Chamber - Debate - Lord RookerHouse of Commons Main Chamber - Select Committee Statement EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 2646 2019 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change)

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IEU Energy Telegram 24 April 2019

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ENERGY SECURITY: EU Commission: Cohesion Policy invests to improve energy security in Poland +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Consultation on the single capacity booking platform at the German-Polish border open until 30 April +++  ENERGY UNION: Eurelectric: Insights into the Power Summit +++  WIND ENERGYFOWT 2019: France now the only Member State with floating wind in its NECP draft HYDROENERGYEU Commission Answer to a written question - Privatisation of hydroelectric dams - E-000202/2019(ASW) GAZPROMGazprom and VNG discuss development of Katharina UGS facility and sci-tech cooperationGazprom: Alexey Miller and German Ambassador Ruediger von Fritsch review progress of Nord Stream 2 project OILIEA statement on global oil markets GERMANYBerliner Energietage 2019
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IEU Single Market Telegram 23 April 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
THE JUNCKER PLAN: EP Text adopted - InvestEU ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0433 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  COMPETITIVENESS: Romanian EU Presidency: Informal meeting of the ministers responsible for competitiveness (Internal Market and industry) +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: EP Text adopted - European Defence Fund ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0430 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  NEW DEAL FOR CONSUMERSEU Commission: Answer to a written question - New Deal for Consumers - P-001084/2019(ASW) SMESEP Text adopted - Promotion of the use of SME growth markets ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0439 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition SOCIAL POLICYRecent social policy developments in Luxembourg, Portugal and Turke EMPLOYMENTLaunch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2019 – Thursday 25 April 2019 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSTrade unions: Fit for the digital world? - ÖGB & AK Europa EU COMMISSION REGISTERD…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 23 April 2019

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TRADE POLICY: Civil Society Dialogue with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström +++  UKRAINE: Joint letter of President Tusk and President Juncker to Volodymyr Zelensky, President-elect of Ukraine +++ S&Ds congratulate Volodymyr Zelensky for victory in Ukraine’s presidential election: “Now it’s time for reforms" +++ Dmitry Medvedev comments on the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential election +++ The Mystery of Vladimir Zelensky - Berlin Policy Journal +++  JAPAN: EU-Japan summit to discuss trade and closer cooperation +++ Cross Border Monitor of China - EU direct investment : Update on the fourth quarter of 2018 and full year 2018 +++ U.S. State Department: Fact Sheets on U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee 2019 Fact Sheet +++  USAStatement on President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s Upcoming Travel to the United Kingdom and the French Republic RUSSIAEP Text adopted - EU-Russia agreement on cooperation in science and tech…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 23 April 2019

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DEBTS & DEFICITS: Provision of deficit & debt data 2018 (first notification): Euro area governmental deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.6% of GDP,  Governmental indebtedness at 85.1% and 80.0% respectively +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EP Text adopted - Clearing obligation, reporting requirements and risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives, and trade repositories ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0437 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Covered bonds and covered bond public supervision ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0432 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Exposures in the form of covered bonds ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0431 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Authorisation of CCPs and recognition of third-country CCPs ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0438 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  ECB: ECB: Benoît …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 23 April 2019

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EU ELECTIONS: Code of practice against disinformation: EU Commission welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections +++  BREXIT: EP Text adopted - Implementation and financing of the EU general budget for 2019 in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the Union *** - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0412 - Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Politischer Dialog in der Brexit-Krise - Auswärtiges Amt +++ DIW: Erst Brexit, dann Dexit? +++  STATE AID: EU Commission approves €385 million support for the production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania +++ EU Commission approves € 706 000 investment aid for CO2 capture technology in The Netherlands +++  MERGERSEP Text adopted - Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0429 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over InterGen by Sev.en Energy and HuanengEU C…

IEU Environment Telegram 23 April 2019

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CHEMICAL SAFETY: OECD: Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Hexavalent chromium - TAP - E-001044/2019(ASW) +++  ECHA: Registered substances mapped for regulatory action - ECHA +++  ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: EP Text adopted - A comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0441 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  ORGANIC POLLUTANTSEP Text adopted - Persistent organic pollutants ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0436 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition WATER FRAMEWORKEEA: WISE WFD Database (Water Framework Directive Database) EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 2005/270/EC establishing the formats relating to the database system pursuant to Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste DG GROWCOMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amendin…

IEU Climate Telegram 23 April 2019

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CLIMATE STATE AID: EU Commission approves € 706 000 investment aid for CO2 capture technology in The Netherlands +++  CLIMATE ACTION: EU Commission Vice-President Šefčovič to hold live broadcast conversation with young climate activists +++  EU ETS: EU Emissions Trading System: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to start auctions on the common auction platform soon +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Text adopted - Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0427 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0426 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition UNFCCCDetails for Latin America & Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks AnnouncedPartnering with Custodians of Traditional Knowledge Key to Tackling Climate Change, Protecting Humanity, Speakers Stress as Permanent Forum Continue…

IEU Energy Telegram 23 April 2019

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ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission approves €385 million support for the production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG publishes Summer Supply Outlook 2019 and Summer Supply Review 2018 +++ Eurelectric: Distribution operators on the way towards DSO 2.0 +++  ENERGY UNION: New energy market reports covering the fourth quarter of 2018 +++ EP Text adopted - Connecting Europe Facility ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0420 - Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ Secretariat proceeds with infringement case against Serbia for failure to ensure third party access on Hungary-Serbia gas interconnector +++ Eurelectric: Strasbourg week’s votes - sure as eggs is eggs +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCYIEA: The critical role of buildings in energy transitions GAZPROMGazprom and Shell praise Sakhalin EnergyKovyktinskoye field right on track for commercial production OILKey Oil Trends 2018 - IEA HYDROGENThe clean hydrogen f…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 22 April 2019

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*: 
EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Upcoming Events +++ 28 - 29 June 2019: G20 Summit, Osaka +++ EU Commission Calendar +++ 22 April 2019 +++ 23 April 2019 +++ 24 April 2019 +++ 25 April 2019 +++ 26 April 2019 +++ 27 April 2019 +++ Outlook May 2019 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS: Meetings of EU Commission expert groups +++ Advisory Committee on free movement of workers +++ 2019-04-24-Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single Single CMO Regulation - Beef Carcass classification +++ 2019-04-24-Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single Single CMO Regulation - Pig Carcass classificationEighth meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade Agreements1st sub-group meeting on GNSINFORMAL EXPERTS GROUP MEETING ON RADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (TSD)14th SCAC EG meeting1st meeting of the Sub-group on the EU Platform Directive (EU) 2017/239724th meeting of the Marine …

IEU Single Market Telegram 18 April 2019

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THE JUNCKER PLAN: ‘InvestEU’ programme: big boost for jobs, growth and investment +++ Budget 2021-2027: EU Commission welcomes Parliament's green light on InvestEU +++ EU Commission Memo: The InvestEU Programme - Questions and Answers +++ EPP on InvestEU: €700 billion to boost jobs and competitiveness in Europe +++ Europa-SPD: Milliardeninvestitionen in Nachhaltigkeit mobilisieren - Parlament stimmt für neues Investitionsprogramm InvestEU +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: EU  Parliament: Fostering defence innovation through the European Defence Fund +++ European Defence Fund: Statement by Commissioner Bieńkowska on the European Parliament's vote +++ EP Text adopted - European Defence Fund ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0430 - Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EPP: Victory for European defence despite ideological opposition +++ EVP/CDU: Parlament nimmt EU-Verteidigungsfonds an - EU legt weiteren Grundstein der Europäischen Verteidigun…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 19 April 2019

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CETA: Implementation of the Trade and sustainable development (TSD) chapter in trade agreements - TSD committees and civil society meetings +++  RUSSIA: Russian President: Meeting with French business community representatives +++ Russian President: Meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid +++  USA: Grüne/EFA on TTIP-light: Europa muss den USA bei Thema Agrar die Stirn bieten +++  CHINAThe next step of the Belt and Road Initiative: Multilateralisation with Chinese characteristics -  Bruegel SANCTIONSWhy we need to rethink the purpose of economic sanctions - WEF EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 2643 2019 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Steel, textiles and other industrial sectors) – Notice of meeting and provisional agendaST 8765 2019 INIT JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common futureCM 2642 2019 INIT Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

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IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 19 April 2019

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CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EU Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth +++ Cross-border distribution of investment funds: A trade-off between removing distribution barriers and adequate investor protection - ALFI +++ Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that may not occur +++ S&D Group achieved binding transparency rules for financial industry on the sustainability of investments +++  ESMA: ESMA: Library document - Letter to EFRAG on IASB’s Exposure Draft Onerous +++ ESMA: Library document - Letter to EFRAG on IASB’s Exposure Draft Onerous Contracts +++  BANKING UNION: Taking stock of the Single Resolution Board: Banking union scrutiny - Bruegel +++  ECBECB: Risky assets in Europe and the US: risk vulnerability, risk aversion and economic environmentECB Shocks and labour cost adjustment: evidence from a survey of European firmsECB Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Flanagan, MEP, on accounting practi…

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