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IEU Single Market Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  Digital Single Market: Commission publishes guidance on free flow of non-personal data +++  EU Commission publishes guidance on free flow of non-personal data – Questions and Answers +++  PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:  EU Commission: Report - Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Joint Committee +++  EUROPEAN LABOUR AUTHORITY EU Commission transmits its examination of Member States' offers to host its seat EU  Council: Assessments of offers to host the European Labour Authority have been published EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Summary of the annual implementation reports for the operational programmes co-financed by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in 2017 Acceptance of Accounts for Slovakia DG GROW COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of arsenic acid under Regulation (EC) No

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENLARGEMENT Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey: annual assessments and recommendations +++  EU-Kommission empfiehlt: Beitrittsverhandlungen mit Nordmazedonien und Albanien aufnehmen +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on Turkey +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on Serbia +++  Key findings of the Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU membership application and analytical report +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on Montenegro +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on North Macedonia +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on Kosovo +++  Key findings of the 2019 Report on Albania +++  Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference on the adoption of the 2019 Enlargement Package Union européenne – Adoption par la Commission européenne du paquet élargissement 2019 Erweiterungsbericht 2019: Markus Ferber warnt vor voreiligen Beitrittsversprechungen! S&D Group will continue

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FINANCIAL SERVICES:  EU Commission puts forward new rules to support digitalisation and transparency of companies' financial reports +++  BREXIT:  Interview with Michel Barnier: How Brexit will affect European financial markets, and what lessons the EU should draw from the UK’s decision to leave +++  EURO AREA:  What reforms for Europe's Monetary Union: a view from Spain on 19 June 2019 +++  ECB ECB launches scholarship for women in economics ECB: Report on the results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the euro area – October 2018 to March 2019 ECB: CON/2019/20 Opinion on judicial relief granted to former holders of qualified bank credit ECB: Challenges to financial stability increase amid downside risks to the economic outlook ECB Macroprudential space and current policy trade-offs in the euro area ECB: Economic shocks and contagion in the euro area banking sector: a new micro-structural appr

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CJEU:  Member states' representatives appoint 14 judges to the General Court +++  BREXIT:  EU Tech & Industry Employers meet EU Chief Brexit Negotiator - Focus on 4 points +++  EU ELECTIONS:  Abgeordnetenwatch.de startet Frageportal für neu gewähltes Europaparlament +++  Europäische PIRATEN-Abgeordnete nahmen an der Sitzung der Fraktion Grüne/Europäische Freie Allianz teil +++  GENDER EQUALITY Better work-life balance would shrink the gender pay gap – EIGE Study - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality EUROJUST Eurojust helps stop international trafficking of heroin substitute EU COMMISSION REGISTER SG Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/6780 Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/6780 CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/570 of 8 April 2019 laying down rules

IEU Environment Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  The EIB is stepping up its financing and advisory support for the Circular Economy +++  SWITZERLAND:  Swiss environmental impact exceeds its share of planetary boundaries +++  THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION:  Briefings on the outcomes of the 2019 Triple COPs to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION laying down rules for the calculation, verification and reporting of data on waste in accordance with Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Decision C(2012) 2384 EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3044 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Whaling) (morning only) Cm 3007 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention) (morning only) Cm 3022 2019 Init Working Party on the Environment Cm 3050 2019 Init Working Party on Internation

IEU Climate Telegram 29 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU-ETS:  Le commissaire Arias Cañete co-animera une conférence sur les marchés internationaux du carbone +++  UNFCCC:  National emissions reported to the UNFCCC and to the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism +++  Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2017 and inventory report 2019 +++  Small increase in EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, with transport emissions up for the fourth consecutive year +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY Franco-German Climate Working Group discusses pathways to climate neutrality NECP New report shows some EU Member States intent on burning coal for electricity beyond 2030 whilst banking on EU funding for a just energy transition DIESEL AFFAIR T&E: Three out of every four highly-polluting diesel cars still not recalled for fixes – EU data GERMANY Deutschland bis 2050 CO2-neutral? Der Weg dorthin muss noch gefunden werden: Kommentar von Claudia Kemfert CDU/CSU-Bundestags

Most EU institutions closed: No IEU Monitoring Services on 30 and 31 May 2019

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On 30 May 2019 ( Ascension Day) and 30 May 2019 (a Belgian Banking Day), most EU institutions are closed and do not deliver any document output. Therefore, there won't be any regular IEU Monitoring Services on those days.  We're going to pick-up our monitoring work on Saturday with the IEU Agenda, and on Monday (all services). Enjoy your weekend!  Your IEU Editorial Team *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 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ELECTRIFICATION:  IEA Commentary: Industry has traditionally proved very difficult to electrify – not to mention decarbonise +++  To meet increasing energy demands, by 2050 the UK and Turkey will need to import metals from other countries +++  CLEAN ENERGY:  The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures establish a new €100 million fund to support clean energy investments Eurelectric Power Summit Recap 2019 Athens Forum addresses multidimensional challenge of the energy transition ENERGY REGULATION ENTSOG Workshop on the Supply Potentials and Market-Related Assumptions for TYNDP 2020 First milestone of Future Synchronous Connection of the Baltic Power System with Continental Europe 33rd Madrid Forum SMART ENERGY How will digitalisation transform the energy system? - The Coalition for Energy Savings Cybersecurity in the Energy Community - Secretariat meets ENISA RENEWABLES Press bri

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COMPETITIVENESS:  Main results of the Competitiveness Council (Space and research) on 28 May 2019 +++  EMPLOYMENT:  In-work poverty in Europe: a study of national policies +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG EMPL +++  Acceptance of Accounts for Slovakia +++  DG GROW COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… designating issuing entities designated to operate a system for the assignment of Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs) in the field of medical devices Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - JOIN(2018) 36 final and COM(2018) 794 final *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 Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  ifo-Umfrage:  Globalisierung erreicht Grenzen der Akzeptanz in den USA und Teilen Europas +++  TRADE DEFENCE:  EU Auditors inspect EU trade defence instruments +++  MERCHANDISE TRADE:  G20 international merchandise trade growth remains weak in first quarter 2019 +++  DIRECT INVESTMENT Foreign Direct Investments in Central, East and Southeast Europe - WIIW UKRAINE Ukrainian President Zelensky: Ukraine continues cooperation with the International Monetary Fund - the results of the meeting between the President and the IMF mission EU-Ukraine Integration at a Crossroad – Opportunities and Risks of the Association Process VIETNAM SAVE THE DATE: EU-Vietnam Roundtable WTO Azevêdo: We need boldness of business community to help strengthen the trading system EU COMMISSION REGISTER FPI COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) COM

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EURO AREA:  Bruegel: Role of national structural reforms in enhancing resilience in the Euro Area - 17 June 2019 +++  ECB:  New €100 and €200 banknotes start circulating today +++  ECB: Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Dr Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag, on two banks under ECB supervision +++  ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: April 2019 +++  EBA:  EBA publishes amended technical standards on supervisory and resolution reporting for EU institutions and the corresponding DPM and XBRL taxonomy 2.9 +++  ESMA ESMA issues five positive opinions on national product intervention measures ESMA consults on tiering, comparable compliance and fees under EMIR 2.2 IOSCO IOSCO requests feedback on key considerations for regulating crypto-asset trading platforms BIS The use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in central banking - Bank for International Settlements F

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  INFORMAL EUROPEAN COUNCIL:  Remarks by European Council President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the informal dinner of EU heads of state or government +++  "Nous sommes face à une vraie recomposition et une nouvelle étape de l'aventure européenne" - Représentation permanente de la France +++  EU Parliament: Conference of Presidents' statement +++  EPP leaders reiterate full support for Manfred Weber +++  Europa-SPD: Staats- und Regierungschefs müssen Spitzenkandidatenprozess respektieren +++  Jo LEINEN (S&D/SPD): "Vestager als Kommissionspräsidentin disqualifiziert" - Kandidaten müssen sich im Wahlkampf stellen +++  Verhofstadt reiterates his opposition to the Spitzenkandidaten-process as long as the system is not embedded in transnational lists +++  Legutko: ECR to continue constructive role in bringing about genuine EU reform +++  GUE/NGL: No to backroom deals for EU top jobs +++  EGBA: Betti

IEU Environment Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  Circular economy strategies and Roadmaps - EESC +++  NANOTECH:  EuroNanoForum – European conference on nanomaterials +++  GMO:  Monitoring of Spontaneous Populations of Genetically Modified Plant Species in the Environment - European Network of the Heads of Environment +++  PLANT PROTECTION EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Application for approval of carbon dioxide as a basic substance under the Plant Protection Products Regulation - E-001538/2019(ASW) GERMANY Umweltbewusstseinsstudie 2018: Bevölkerung erwartet mehr Umwelt- und Klimaschutz von allen Akteuren EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by the United Kingdom with regard to Northern Ireland pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 9709 2019 INIT

IEU Climate Telegram 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE ACTION:  EU Commissioner Stylianides addresses the 4th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Lisbon +++  EU-ETS:  EU Market: EUAs dip as Brexit risks loom larger, though breakout signs mount - Carbon Pulse +++  German emitters ramp up EUA buying in April -report - Carbon Pulse +++  CLIMATE MONITORING:  EEA: Observed climate zones in the period 1975-1995 and 1996-2016 +++  GERMANY Umweltbewusstseinsstudie 2018: Bevölkerung erwartet mehr Umwelt- und Klimaschutz von allen Akteuren EU COUNCIL REGISTER St 9457 2019 Init Any other business Clean Planet for all: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy information from the Presidency *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 28 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FUEL TAXATION:  UN: End fossil fuel subsidies, and stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres +++  UN: Tax Pollution, Not People, Secretary-General Says at R20 Austrian World Summit, Stressing Continued Subsidization of Fossil Fuels Will Destroy Planet +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER reports on contractual gas congestion at interconnection points +++  ENTSO-E technical report on the January 2019 significant frequency deviations in Continental Europe +++  ENERGY UNION:  Hybrid projects: North Seas Offshore Energy Clusters study +++  Eurelectric seeks formula for accelerated consumer engagement +++  ENERGY CHARTER Energy and the Environment - OSCE Forum in Bratislava Tackling global energy challenges – Private sector investment GAZPROM Gazprom in Eastern Russia, Entry into Asia-Pacific Markets Press Conference held NUCLEAR ENERGY IAEA Launches Webinar Series on Stakeholder Involvement in Nuclear Power

IEU DOSSIER Autonomes und Vernetzten Fahren Updated VI - 27 May 2019

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Dossier - Update VI - 27 May 2019*:  AUTONOMES & VERNETZTES FAHREN - VI:  Nach der Europawahl: Spannende Aussichten für kooperierende, autonome und vernetzte Fahrzeuge und deren Verkehrsinfrastruktur +++  # EU-KOMMISSION:  COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the deployment and operational use of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) - 9/4/2019 +++  Road safety: Data show improvements in 2018 but further concrete and swift actions are needed  - 4/4/2019 +++  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions on the EU strategy for mobility of the future - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2018) 283 final – 21/3/2019 +++  EU Transport Scoreboard shows progress on internal market low-emission mobility and road safety – 19/3/2019 +++  Sicherheit im Straßenverkehr: Neue Vorschriften für eine saubere, vernetzte und automati

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COMPETITIVENESS:  Main results of the Competitiveness Council on 27 May and Agenda for 28 May 2019 +++  EU Council calls for an ambitious approach for a competitive single market +++  EU Council calls for a comprehensive long-term industrial policy strategy with a vision for 2030 +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION:  EGBA: Online consumers must be at the center of EU single market rules +++  EMPLOYMENT:  EP At a Glance - Study in focus: Employment barriers in border regions - 15-05-2019 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL Acceptance of Accounts for Greece - IGJ Acceptance of Accounts for Cyprus - IGJ Acceptance of Accounts for Greece - FEAD Acceptance of Accounts for Sweden Acceptance of Accounts for Portugal - FEAD Acceptance of Accounts for France - IGJ Acceptance of Accounts for Slovakia - FEAD                                      DG GROW Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the Europea

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 May 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FAC TRADE:  Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 27 May 2019 +++  Evaluating the past and contemplating the future of EU trade policy on 13 June 2019 +++  USA:  16th Information Society Dialogue between the United States and the European Union - Joint statement +++  AmCham EU reiterates its commitment to intellectual property rights +++  Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference +++  WTO:  E-commerce: EU Council adopts supplementary mandate for WTO negotiations +++  IRAN EU Commission Answer to a written question - Espionage and destabilisation activities promoted by Iran - E-001158/2019(ASW) EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE Commission Implementing Decision authorising the Kingdom of Spain to amend the bilateral investment agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan EEAS Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European

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