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IEU Single Market Telegram 14 June 2019

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EPSCO COUNCIL: Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 13-14 June 2019 +++  DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: EU introduces transparency obligations for online platforms +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: EU adopts regulation to keep unsafe products off the market +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Scope of goods package - E-001686/2019(ASW) +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance informationDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la France sous le N° 2019/134/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encon…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 14 June 2019

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USA: The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Problems for citizens holding US/EU dual citizenship - E-001327/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Risk that the customs war between EU and the US will escalate - E-002113/2019(ASW) +++  CANADA: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Sanitary and phytosanitary measures - E-001757/2019(ASW) +++  TUNISIA: UE - Tunisie: dialogue politique en matière de sécurité et de lutte contre le terrorisme - Communiqué de presse conjoint +++  CUSTOMSEU Commission Consultation Amendment to the Union Customs Code Implementing Act EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASDRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA AgreementDRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XII…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 14 June 2019

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EUROGROUP & ECOFIN: Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 14 June 2019 +++ Excessive deficit: Spain exits procedure as deficit reduced below 3% +++ Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference in Luxembourg +++ Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici lors de la conférence de presse de l'eurogroupe +++ Main results of the Eurogroup on 13 June 2019 +++ Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 13 June 2019 +++ EU Council: Term sheet on the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness +++ Eurozonen-Budget: Kleiner Schritt statt großer Wurf - Bundesregierung hat gebremst +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.): Etikettenschwindel Finanztransaktionssteuer +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital markets union: Council adopts new rules facilitating access to pension products and investment funds BANKING UNIONEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 June 2019

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DISINFORMATION: A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council +++  EUROPEAN COUNCIL: EP Think-tank: Study - European Council conclusions - A rolling check-list of commitments to date - 14-06-2019 +++  STATE AID: EU Commission approves €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy +++ EU Commission approves introduction of stringent emission limits in Italian capacity mechanism +++ EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into capital injections in favour of PostNord and Post Danmark +++ EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link +++  MERGERSEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Danske Bank, DNB, Nordea Bank, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken and SwedbankConcentrations: La Commission approuve la création d'une entreprise commune contrôlée par RheinEnergie et SPIE SECURITY UNIONLaw enfo…

IEU Environment Telegram 14 June 2019

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PLASTICS: Der Plastikatlas zeigt: Hauptverursacher der Plastikkrise sind nicht Konsumenten, sondern international agierende Unternehmen +++  REACH: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Implementing decision granting an authorisation for certain uses of chromium trioxide under the REACH Regulation ((EC) No 1907/2006) and Parliament's objection pursuant to Rule 106 - E-001741/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - ECHA study on the potential effects of lead on human and animal health - E-001629/2019(ASW) +++  CHEMICALS: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Combating multiple chemical sensitivity - E-001513/2019(ASW) +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Fluorosurfactants - E-001484/2019(ASW) +++  GLYPHOSATEEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Annulment of EFSA decisions on access to glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity studies - E-001748/2019(ASW) BISPHENOL AEU Commission: Answer to a writte…

IEU Climate Telegram 14 June 2019

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TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: Clean Mobility: Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions +++  UNFCCC: Bonn Negotiations Can Set a Strong Foundation for Higher Ambition. Here's How. - WRI - World Resource Institute +++ Long-term strategies and how to get all of society involved +++ Sweden leads transition to fossil-free Europe by 2050 +++ Internationale Kooperation zur Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabkommens muss in Realität und nicht nur auf dem Papier erfolgen - Germanwatch +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG CLIMA +++ COMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the national allocation tables of Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Sweden into the European Union Transaction Log

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IEU Energy Telegram 14 June 2019

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G20: EU Commissioner Arias Cañete and Commissioner Vella attend G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial in Japan +++  ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission approves €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy +++ EU Commission approves introduction of stringent emission limits in Italian capacity mechanism +++  ENERGY UNION: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - imports of electricity generated from coal from third countries - E-000606/2019(ASW) +++ Eurelectric seeks formula for accelerated consumer engagement +++ Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves ahead +++  ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes its Consolidated Annual Activity Report for 2018ENTSO-E: Risk Preparedness RegulationCEER Publishes TSO/DSO Unbundling Report and Opens Registration for a Workshop (3 July) to Launch the Report ENERGY SECURITYHigh level event on cyber security in the energy sector SETPLANMaking the energy transition happen loc…

IEU Single Market Telegram 13 June 2019

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EUROPEAN LABOUR AUTHORITY: European Labour Authority: Council adopts founding regulation +++ EU Commission: European Labour Authority ready to start working in October as decision is taken on new seat +++ Bratislava to host the European Labour Authority +++ WKÖ: Bratislava wird Sitz der Europäischen Arbeitsbehörde +++  WORKING CONDITIONS:  Better working conditions in the EU: Council adopts a directive on more transparency and predictability at work +++ New forms of work: Council conclusions +++ Better work-life balance for parents and carers in the EU: Council adopts new rules +++ Study - EU and ILO: Shaping the Future of Work - PE 638.407 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups +++  THE JUNCKER PLANJuncker Plan supports small businesses in the Faroe Islands and Greenland COMPETITIVENESSCompetitiveness Council on 26-27 Septem…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 June 2019

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USA: Remarks by U.S. President Trump and Polish President Duda at their Joint Press Conference +++ DG Trade: Update on the EU-US Executive Working Group +++  CANADA: Trade Policy Review: Canada +++  RUSSIA: Russian President: Working meeting with Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov +++  UKRAINEPresident during the first expert discussion of “A state in a smartphone” concept: I want rapid changes and guarantee political willRepresentative of the President in the Cabinet of Ministers Andriy Gerus told how the order with tariffs will be restoredPresident signed a submission to appoint Vadym Prystaiko to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs CENTRAL ASIAMain results of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council on 13 June 2019Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the 2nd European Union-Armenia Partnership Council CAMBODIAEU sends monitoring mission to Cambodia to assess the human rights and labour rights situation WTOG20 tr…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 13 June 2019

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MFF 2021 - 2027: EU budget framework 2021-2027: EU Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement +++  EUROGROUP & ECOFIN: Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings, 13 and 14 June 2019 +++ ESM Board of Governors approves 2018 Annual Report +++ "Safeguarding the Euro in Times of Crisis: The Inside Story of the ESM" is published +++ Euro Area—IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission +++ Businesseurope: EU finance ministers must achieve a breakthrough on EMU completion - Growth at risk due to trade tensions, no-deal Brexit, tax uncertainty +++  CZECH REPUBLIC: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Czech Republic +++ IMF Country Report No. 19/160 : Czech Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report +++ IMF: Country Report No. 19/161 : Czech Republic : Selected Issues +++  GREECETerms of Reference for the Evaluation of the Greek Programmes ECBECB: Internation…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 13 June 2019

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Agenda of the European Council on 20 - 21 June 2019 +++  FINNISH EU PRESIDENCY: Information from the Finnish presidency on accreditation for events taking place in Helsinki +++ St 10107 2019 Init List of Working Parties which will be officially organised in Finland under the Finnish Presidency +++  DATA PROTECTION: Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights +++ Intervention by EU Commissioner Jourová at the event "The General Data Protection Regulation one year on: Taking stock in the EU and beyond" +++  BREXITOpposition tables a cross-party motion on Brexit - UK ParliamentBelfast students quiz Commons Speaker on Brexit - UK ParliamentFuture of steel in the UK hearings moved to autumn - UK Parliament COMPETITION POLICYEU Parliament: EU Fact Sheets - Competition policy MERGERSEU Commission clears the acquisition of GNB Vida by Apax PartnersEU Commission clears the creati…

IEU Environment Telegram 13 June 2019

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FOOD SECURITY: New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain * +++ Wissenschaftliche Studien zur Lebensmittelsicherheit werden offengelegt +++  WASTE: Briefing - Port reception facilities for ship waste: Collecting waste from ships in ports +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: Cm 3198 2019 Init Working Party on the Environment (morning only) +++ St 9786 2019 Init Draft EU Human Rights Guidelines on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation +++  EFSA BRIEFSSafety and efficacy of Levucell SC® (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐1077) as a feed additive for calves and minor ruminant species and camelids at the same developmental stageAssessment of the 2017 post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810

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IEU Climate Telegram 13 June 2019

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UNFCCC: Cm 3184 2019 Init United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): - The fiftieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 50) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 50) (Bonn, 17 June - 27 June 2019) = first EU coordination +++ UNFCCC: Virtual participation at the UN Climate Change Conference SB50 +++ CAN Europe: The EU’s climate ambition battle +++  CLIMATE TARGETS: Regierungen planen, Klimaziele nicht zu erfüllen - Analyse von Transport & Environment +++  CLIMATE MONITORING: EEA: Predicted Climate Change Impact on Land Values (2100) +++ NOAA upgrades the U.S. global weather forecast model +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU boosts market for clean vehicles with binding procurement targetsCutting emissions: EU Council adopts CO2 standards for trucksSvenja Schulze: „Ein Meilenstein für den Klimaschutz im Straßengüterverkehr“ - Deutschland stimmt für EU-weite CO2-Flottengrenzwerte für LkwWKÖ: …

IEU Energy Telegram 13 June 2019

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UK: Visualizing the UK’s Changing Electricity Supply - Center for Data Innovation +++  IEA: IEA and African Union hold first ever ministerial meeting on development of Africa’s energy sector +++  GAZPROM: Accreditation of journalists for Gazprom’s General Shareholders Meeting +++  UKRAINEPresident urged the parliament to postpone the introduction of a new electricity market until July 1, 2020 and restore the "green" tariff for households EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCommunication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des Régions: Ensemble pour atteindre les objectifs de l'union de l'énergie et de l'action pour le climat – Jeter les bases pour réussir la transition vers une énergie propre EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 9855 2019 Rev 1 External energy relations - Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of views

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IEU Single Market Telegram 12 June 2019

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EPSCO COUNCIL: EU Commissioner Thyssen participates in Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council +++  INDICATORS: GDP growth in G20 area picks up slightly in the first quarter of 2019 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: EEAS +++ DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIX (Consumer Protection) to the EEA Agreement +++ DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIX (Consumer Protection) to the EEA Agreement +++  DG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2015)9586 approving certain elements of the operational programme "FSE Asistencia Técnica 2014-2020" for support from the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for all regions in SpainCCI 2014ES05SFTA001 DG GROWProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 12 June 2019

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FAC: Agenda highlights of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June 2019 +++ Agenda highlights of the EU-Jordan Association Council on 17/06/2019 +++  MOLDOVA: EPP Group statement on the situation in Moldova +++  AFRICA: Alliance Afrique-Europe: le vice-président Katainen au Togo et au Ghana afin de mobiliser des investissements durables +++ EU Commissioners Mimica and Gabriel in Bucharest to participate in Digital Assembly 2019 (EU Africa) +++  CENTRAL ASIACommissioner Hahn in Baku to attend the EU-Azerbaijan business forum CHINAChina and the world trade organisation: towards a better fitStatement by the Spokesperson on the ongoing protests against the proposed extradition reforms in Hong Kong WESTERN BALKANSEU - Western Balkans meeting on employment and social affairsRemarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski SWITZERLANDJuncker pocht auf Abschluss des neuen Rahmenabkommens zwischen der EU und de…

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