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IEU Single Market Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET:  Digital Single Market: Survey shows Europeans are well aware of rules against unjustified geo-blocking +++  INNOVATION:  EU Commission appoints top innovation leaders to guide the European Innovation Council +++  EU Commission: Call for expression of interests for Programme Managers +++  INDUSTRY:  High level group of experts presents report on future of European industry +++  Rabmer-Koller: Starke Industrie als Basis für ein erfolgreiches, zukunftsorientiertes Europa +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet d’arrêté, notifié par la Slovaquie sous le N° 2019/144/SK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 *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 - clic

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  G20:  Remarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk before the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan +++  G20 muss neuen Impuls für multilaterale Lösungsansätze geben - CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion +++  BDI zum Gipfeltreffen der G20: Konkrete Vorschläge zur Reform der WTO aussenden +++  VCI zum G20-Gipfel in Osaka: Perspektive für De-Eskalation des Handelskrieges schaffen +++  JAPAN:  EU-Japan +++  Opening remarks by President Donald Tusk at the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe +++  RUSSIA:  ECR Group: Restoring Russia’s voting rights in the Council of Europe sends completely the wrong signal +++  WESTERN BALKANS Tenth meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at Ministerial level, Brussels, 27 June 2019 Results of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council on 27 June 2019 MOROCCO Principaux résultats du Conseil d'Association UE-Maroc du 27 juin 2019 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE COMMISSI

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EMU:  Euro Area: Growth Expected to Firm-Up, But Significant Risks Remain +++  ECB:  Question to the ECB - European Distribution of Debt Instruments (EDDI) - PE638.760v01-00 +++  Bruegel: irector’s Cut: ECB monetary policy decisions deconstructed +++  SWITZERLAND:  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland +++  Entzug der Schweizer Börsenäquivalenz: keine politischen Spielchen zulasten der Finanzstabilität! - EVP/CSU +++  ESAS Joint ESAs Consumer Protection Day 2019 - Live coverage on June 28 ESMA Collection of evidence on undue short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations EBA EBA publishes roadmap for new market and counterparty credit risk approaches, launches consultation on technical standards on IMA under FRTB along with data collection on non-modellable risk factors BIS Latest publications by the BIS Guo Shuqing: Rejuvenation of China is unstoppable Guo

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CJEU:  The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision finding that the Hungarian advertisement tax was incompatible with the EU State aid rules +++  Advocate General Tanchev: the newly-created Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court does not satisfy the requirements of judicial independence established by EU law +++  STATE AID:  EU Commission invites comments on simplified rules for State aid combined with EU support +++  Konsultation zur Ausdehnung der Gruppenfreistellungs-Verordnung gestartet – WKÖ begrüßt Ziel eines vereinfachten, kombinierten Einsatzes von Fördermitteln +++  MERGERS:  EU Commission approves acquisition of Red Hat by IBM +++  EU Commission fines Canon €28 million for partially implementing its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation before notification and merger control approval +++  EU Commission clears acquisition of P&O Group by DP World +++  OFFSHORE COMPANIES OECD release

IEU Environment Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  MSC unanimously agrees that HFPO-DA is a substance of very high concern +++  COMBUSTION PLANTS:  EEA policy evaluation: EU law on combustion plants very effective in greening the energy sector +++  Assessing the effectiveness of EU policy on large combustion plants in reducing air pollutant emissions +++  AIR POLLUTION:  Latest publications by the EEA +++  Annual concentrations of PM10 in 2017 +++  Annual mean benzene concentrations in 2017 +++  Annual mean NO2 concentrations in 2017 +++  Annual mean BaP concentrations in 2017 +++  93.2 percentile of O3 maximum daily 8-hour mean in 2017 +++  CO maximum daily 8-hour mean in 2017 +++  PESTICIDES 550 tons of illegal pesticides seized with OLAF's help - European Anti-Fraud Office BEE PROTECTION Bee health: EFSA’s work recognised at EU awards EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3379 2019 Init Working Party on the Environment St 10467 2019 Init Clean Planet for all: St

IEU Climate Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  Expansion of CO2 pricing to further sectors, such as transport and heating – the central role of emissions trading +++  DECARBONISATION:  From road to waterways: Commission advances Seine-Sheldt cross-border flagship project to strengthen decarbonisation and economic opportunities +++  Sustainability Forum identifies ways to embrace a decarbonized future in the Energy Community +++  UNFCCC:  Chile and the UN Sign Host Country Agreement for COP25 +++  Bonn Climate Conference Ends with UN Call to Fully Deliver on Paris Agreement Mandates +++  New GCF Module in UNFCCC Climate Finance Data Portal +++  EU Commissioner Arias Cañete co-convenes third Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCa) in Brussels +++  The EU, Canada and China co-convene third ministerial on climate action in Brussels* +++  Road to COP25: Governments weigh the untapped potential of UN emissions trade - Carbon Pulse +++  CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Alle verf

IEU Energy Telegram 27 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  EESC calls for a socially fair energy transition and a permanent dialogue with citizens +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Anti-dumping measures regarding imports of electricity from Morocco - P-001607/2019(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ENTSO-E new leadership team appointed +++  RENEWABLES:  ENSPRESO - an open data, EU-28 wide, transparent and coherent database of wind, solar and biomass energy potentials +++  How will Europe’s offshore supply chain meet growing demand? +++  Dr. Florian Bieberbach elected as new CEDEC Chairman +++  HYDROGEN Towards Catalysts free of Critical Raw Materials for Fuel Cells and Electrolysers COAL UNECE: Paving the way for safer and greener coal mine methane management in Turkey and Ukraine EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3341 2019 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY Cm 3417 2019 Init Joint Research/Atomic Questions/Competitiveness and Growth (Industry/Internal market/Bet

IEU Single Market Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  Marché unique numérique: des experts présentent leurs recommandations pour une intelligence artificielle fiable +++  EMPLOYMENT:  EU Commissioner Thyssen gives speech at the Conference on Long-term Unemployment +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG GROW +++  Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet d’arrêté, notifié par la Slovaquie sous le N° 2019/144/SK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 *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 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  G20:  President Juncker attending the G20 Summit in Osaka on behalf of the EU: Upholding multilateralism and the rules-based order +++  Joint letter of Presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on the upcoming G20 summit +++  JORDAN:  The EU led an international mission to support Jordan's socio-economic reform agenda to unlock sustainable growth and job creation +++  TURKEY:  EEAS: Statement by the Spokesperson on human rights in Turkey +++  MERCOSUR EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Impact of the future trade agreement with Mercosur on the citrus fruit sector - E-002107/2019(ASW) BDI zu Mercosur-Handelspakt: Einigung war für Europa politisch und wirtschaftlich nie wichtiger als heute CHILE Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Wittke: „Deutsch-Chilenische Rohstoffkooperation zum Vorteil beider Länder stärken“ EXPORTS CONTROL Bundesregierung beschließt Politische Grundsätze für Rüstungsexporte EU

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CROWDFUNDING:  EU Council sets its position on easier access to crowdfunding platforms +++  Capital Markets Union: EU Commission welcomes EU Council's negotiating mandate on the crowdfunding proposal +++  EMU:  ifo Institut: Schwache Industrie schlägt leichte Delle in Konjunktur des Euroraums +++  ECB:  Latest publications by the ECB +++  ECB/2019/11 Guideline (EU) 2019/1032 of the ECB of 10 May 2019 amending Guideline (EU) 2015/510 on the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework +++  ECB/2019/12 Guideline (EU) 2019/1033 of the ECB of 10 May 2019 amending Guideline (EU) 2016/65 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework +++  ECB/2019/13 Guideline (EU) 2019/1034 of the ECB of 10 May 2019 amending Guideline ECB/2014/31 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral +++  ESMA ESMA issues o

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FINNISH EU PRESIDENCY:  Prime Minister’s announcement to Finnish Parliament on Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union +++  Finland’s Programme for its Presidency of the Council of the EU published today: ‘Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future’ +++  Finnish government and the European Commission meet in Helsinki +++  ANTITRUST:  EU Commission opens investigation into Broadcom: Statement of Objections to impose interim measures in TV and modem chipsets markets +++  CYBERSECURITY:  EU Cybersecurity Act brings new EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification +++  EU Commission: Questions and Answers on EU Cybersecurity +++  MERGERS EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of iGH by MIRA and BCI CJEU Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil zu Flugverspätung wegen Treibstoff auf Startbahn EUROJUST 15 arrests in theft of Galileo and Newton original books EU COMMISSION REGISTER SJ D

IEU Environment Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL:  Main results of the Environment Council on 26 June 2019 +++  Bundesumweltminsterin beim heutigen EU-Umweltrat +++  CHEMICAL SAFETY:  EU rules ensure high levels of protection for citizens and the environment and contribute to efficient functioning of the Single Market +++  St 10713 2019 Init Towards a Sustainable Chemicals Policy Strategy of the Union - Council conclusions +++  VCI: Kritik an Umsetzung der Chemikalienverordnung REACH - Chemiebranche legt Aktionsplan zur Qualität der Registrierungsdossiers vor +++  Chemikalienpolitik - WKÖ unterstützt Unternehmen mit Praxisinformationen +++  PESTICIDES:  Pesticide residues in food: what's the picture in the EU? +++  AIR QUALITY National courts have jurisdiction to review the choice of location of air quality measuring stations and to take all necessary measures against the national authority concerned National courts have jurisdiction to review th

IEU Climate Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE CHANGE:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Climate change dogma: EUR 575 billion for just a few low-skilled jobs - E-001496/2019(ASW) +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Green House Gas emissions - E-001845/2019(ASW) +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Multinationals' zero-emission warehouses - E-001584/2019(ASW) +++  CARBON PRICING:  DIHK-Leitlinien zur CO2-Bepreisung +++  CLIMATE FINANCE:  Apply now for LIFE climate action funding! +++  Sustainable buildings for Europe’s climate neutral future +++  OECD OECD Secretary-General to call for stronger action on climate change AVIATION EMISSION Klimaschutz im Luftverkehr – Deutsche Flughäfen schließen sich der Resolution des europäischen Verbandes ACI an – 2050-Ziel: Emissionen an europäischen Flughäfen auf Netto Null absenken GERMANY dena sucht Industrieunternehmen zur CO2-Einsparung *Note  We publish our IE

IEU Energy Telegram 26 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  E-invest: 100 billion power sector investment challenge - Eurelectric +++  Apply now: Energy Regions in Transition goes to Canada +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition +++  European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition +++  RENEWABLES:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Speculation in Spain's renewables sector - E-001928/2019(ASW) +++  WIND ENERGY GWEC: Global Offshore Wind Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030 GERMANY dena: Der Wegfall der EEG-Umlage bringt einen Innovationsschub EU COUNCIL REGISTER St 10592 2019 Init Conclusions on the future of energy systems in the Energy Union to ensure the energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond - Council conclus

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 25 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  VIETNAM:  EU-Vietnam: Council adopts decisions to sign trade and investment agreements +++  EU Commission set to sign trade and investment agreements with Vietnam on Sunday +++  NEW ZEALAND:  EU Commissioner King in New Zealand to discuss fight against terrorism – online and offline +++  New Zealand: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Consultation Mission +++  CANADA:  Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty by Canada +++  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Canada +++  IMF Country Report No. 19/177 : Canada : Financial System Stability Assessment +++  IMF Country Report No. 19/176 : Canada : Selected Issues +++  IMF Country Report No. 19/175 : Canada : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; and Staff Report +++  Latest EP documents regarding Canada +++  Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with Canada +++  General d

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 25 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU BUDGET:  EU Commission report shows sound financial management of the EU budget and tangible results delivered for citizens +++  Main results of the General Affairs Council (Cohesion) on 25 June 2019 +++  EMU:  Assessment of the prospective fiscal stance appropriate for the euro area +++  LITHUANIA:  Republic of Lithuania: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission +++  DENMARK IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Denmark IMF: Country Report No. 19/178 : Denmark : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Denmark IMF: Country Report No. 19/178 : Denmark : Selected Issues ECB Luis de Guindos: Euro area banks: the profitability challenge ECB: CON/2019/23 Opinion on the ownership structure of Banca d’Italia and the ownership of gold reserves CRYPTOCURRENCIES EVP/CSU on G20-Gipfel: Facebooks Krypto-Währung muss

IEU Single Market Telegram 25 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG EMPL +++  Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF/2019/000 TA 2019 - Technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission) +++  DG GROW:  REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Findings of the Fitness Check of the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH) and identified challenges, gaps and weaknesses +++  Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par le Danemark sous le N° 2019/145/DK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++  COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT FITNESS CHECK of the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH), as well as related aspects of legislation applied to downstream industries Accompa

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 25 June 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CROATIAN EU PRESIDENCY:  European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Croatia and an Adviser for the preparation of the country's Council Presidency* +++  TRANSPARENCY:  Updated Code of Conduct for EU Commissioners delivers greater transparency, Commission report shows +++  BREXIT:  Where Brexit goes, the law shall follow +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Brexit negotiations - E-001178/2019(ASW) +++  EPPO Study - The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Strategies For Coping With Complexity - 15-05-2019 EUROJUST €24 million cryptocurrency theft unraveled with Eurojust’s support EU COMMISSION REGISTER SJ DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal DÉCISION DE LA COMMI

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