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IEU Single Market Telegram 17 October 2019

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EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… establishing a fifth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values pursuant to Council Directive 98/24/EC and amending Commission Directive 2000/39/EC +++ COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending Annexes II and IV to Council Directive 92/29/EEC as regards purely technical adaptations +++ COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending Annexes I, III, V and VI to Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards purely technical adjustments +++ COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending Annexes I, II and III to Council Directive 89/656/EEC as regards purely technical adjustments +++ COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Programming Document 2020 within the framework of Regulation (EU) No 2019/127 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 establishing the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) +++ DG…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 October 2019

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: European Council conclusions on Turkey, illegal drilling activities and MH17 +++  TRADE POLICY: EP Think-tank: EU trade policy: Frequently asked questions +++  ENLARGEMENT: Vor Europäischem Rat: Johannes Hahn fordert grünes Licht für Beitrittsverhandlungen mit Nordmazedonien und Albanien +++ EP Briefing - Western Balkans: State of play in the European Council - 17-10-2019 +++ At a Glance - North Macedonia: A step closer to EU membership - 17-10-2019 +++  UKRAINEHighlights - Exchange of views with Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine - Committee on Foreign AffairsCall for Contributions for Visiting Experts for the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) USARemarks by President Trump and President Mattarella of the Italian Republic at a Reception VIET NAMEU and Viet Nam step up security and defence cooperation with signature of a Framework Participation Agreement for p…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 October 2019

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ESM: RFAs pledge to strengthen ties with IMF at 4th High-level Dialogue +++  ECB: Report by the working group on euro risk-free rates on the risk management implications of the transition from EONIA to the €STR and the introduction of €STR-based fallbacks for EURIBOR +++  GREEN INVESTMENTS: Milla Kouri: Classification of sustainable investments making headway in the EU +++ Event: Banking regulation and sustainability +++  STRUCTURAL REFORMSEU Commission and the OECD strengthen cooperation to advance structural reforms in EU Member StatesEP Briefing - A decade on from the financial crisis: Key data - 17-10-2019EP Briefing - 10 years on from the start of the crisis: Main responses and remaining challenges - 17-10-2019 VENTURE CAPITALPress briefing by EU Auditors (under embargo): upcoming report on EU Venture Capital for SMEs CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital Markets Union given a New Breath of Life in New HLEG Report putting Sustainable Finance firmly at its C…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 October 2019

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BREXIT: EU Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration +++ EU Commission Q&A: What did you agree with the UK today? +++ Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom +++ Remarks by EU Brexit Chief Negotiator Barnier at the press conference on the Commission Recommendation to the European Council to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) on 17 October 2019 +++ European Parliament President David Sassoli’s speech to the European Council +++ European Council (Art. 50) conclusions on 17 October 2019 +++ PM Johnson press conference at EU Council: 17 October 2019 +++ Scottish Secretary respond…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 October 2019

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OSPAR COMMISSIONS: Germany calls for environmentally sound removal of disused Shell oil platforms and  requests special meeting of OSPAR Commission +++  POLLUTANTS: EEA: The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR), Member States reporting under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 +++ EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2019 +++  FOOD: Smarter rules for safer food and plant health +++  OCEANSOur Ocean 2019 CHINADeutsch-chinesisches Umweltforum DANGEROUS SUBSTANCESInfo sheet: vulnerable workers and dangerous substances EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 4379 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE and other regional issues)St 13147 2019 Init List of commitments proposed for presentation by the EU at the 'Our Ocean Conference' (Oslo, 23-24 October 2019) ECHA BRIEFSPublic Consultations-Lead and its inorganic compoundsPublic Consultations-Diisocyanates EFSA BRIEFSTechnical stakeholder event: a re-e…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 October 2019

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GHG EMISSIONS: Article - Greenhouse gas emissions by country and sector (infographic) +++  CARBON PRICING: DIW: Lenkung, Aufkommen, Verteilung: Wirkungen von CO2-Bepreisung und Rückvergütung des Klimapakets +++ dena: Effiziente CO2-Bepreisung: Experten empfehlen engen Dialog mit Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft bei Einführung und Ausgestaltung +++  CLIMATE FINANCE: Just Transition funding needs to support real transitions - CAN Europe & CEE Bankwatch +++  CAR EMISSIONSA new label to help people choose the best and cleanest car models - BEUCEU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 4364 2019 Init Working Party on AviationSt 12813 2019 Init Directive 2009/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme of the CommunitySt 13177 2019 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint C…

IEU Energy Telegram 17 October 2019

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ENERGY REGULATION: ACER approves the compliance programme of the single gas balancing operator in Belgium and Luxembourg +++  ENERGY UNION: European Commission awards funding to the Celtic Interconnector project - ENTSO-E +++ Europaabgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Klimawandel verschlafen - PCI-Liste gehört ins letzte Jahrhundert +++ Trading electricity if there’s no Brexit deal - UK Government +++  GAZPROM: Alexey Miller and German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr discuss current areas of cooperation +++  GAS STOCKSWorking gas stocks top five-year average for the first time in two years - U.S. EIA CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE‘Clean energy for EU islands’ forum HYDROGENInvitation to the FCH JU Stakeholder Forum & Programme Review Days EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 4351 2019 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENERGYCm 4399 2019 Init Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - Excise duties/Energytaxation) - MORNING ONLYSt 12442 2019 Init OUTCOME OF THE COUNCIL MEET…

IEU Single Market Telegram 16 October 2019

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ELA: EU Commission: European Labour Authority starts its work +++ EU Commission Q&A on the European Labour Authority +++ Speech by President Juncker at the inauguration ceremony of the European Labour Authority +++ Start der Europäischen Arbeitsbehörde - Zitate von Gabriele Bischoff (S&D/SPD) +++  TRIPARTITE SUMMIT: EU Commission President Juncker attends Tripartite Social Summit +++ Finnish EU Presidency: EU’s Tripartite Social Summit discussed growth and employment +++ Main messages from the Tripartite Social Summit, Wednesday 16 October 2019 in Brussels +++ Joint statement and main messages following the Tripartite Social Summit +++ Rabmer-Koller bei EU-Sozialpartnergipfel mit Juncker und Tusk: Europa darf nicht zurückfallen! +++  INNOVATION: The Innovation Principle – Developing an innovation-friendly legislative culture - 3 December 2019, Helsinki, Finland +++  SMESEurocommerce: Help SMEs digitalise, and help the European economy grow EU CO…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 October 2019

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USA: At a Glance - US: Economic indicators and trade with EU +++  CHINA: Invitation to EconPol Europe’s Annual Conference 2019 - Europe’s Competitiveness and the Rise of China +++  ENLARGEMENT: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Albania: On the threshold of EU membership +++ At a Glance - Serbia: sitting on two chairs +++ S&Ds: Time for all EU member states to show political maturity and responsibility, and start the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania +++ PES President writes to Donald Tusk urging him to put Enlargement before the European Council tomorrow +++ European Movement International: EU Council Shelves Enlargement Aspirations +++  VIET NAMEP DRAFT REPORT containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - PE642.858v01-00 CUSTOMSDIHK-Ideenpapier: Zollbürokratie bremst Handelsabkommen …

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 16 October 2019

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G20: Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici in Washington D.C. +++  PRIIPS: ECB: Philip R. Lane: The economic outlook for the euro area +++ ECB: Conditionality and design of IMF-supported programmes +++ ECB 2019/31 Decision of the ECB of 15 October 2019 on the remuneration of holdings of excess reserves and of certain deposits (recast) +++  PRIIPS: ESAs consult on changes to the key information document for PRIIPs +++ ESMA Library document - Response form to consultation on amended PRIIPs KID +++  BANKING UNIONDSGV-Präsident Schleweis: „Dritte Säule der Bankenunion ist bereits vollendet“ EBAEBA publishes Opinion on the deadline and process for completing the migration to strong customer authentication (SCA) for e-commerce card-based payment transactionsEBA launches a consultation on guidelines on the application of the structural FX provisionEBA consults on supervisory reporting changes related to CRR2 and Backstop Regulation (Framework 3…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 16 October 2019

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Finnish EU Presidency: European Council to discuss long-term EU budget, EU Strategic Agenda and Brexit +++ St 24 2019 Init Meeting of the European Council +++ EP Think-tank Study - Key issues in the European Council - State of play in October 2019 - 16-10-2019 +++ EP Think-tank: Study - European Council conclusions: A rolling check-list of commitments to date - 16-10-2019 +++  BREXIT: EP Briefing - Outlook for the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 17 October 2019 - 16-10-2019 +++ Xt 20017 2019 Init Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) +++ CER: The cost of Brexit to June 2019 +++ UK economy is 2.9 per cent smaller as result of Brexit vote +++  NEW EU COMMISSION: Die Grünen/EFA: Neue EU-Kommission: Macron hebelt mit Vorbedingungen die europäische Demokratie aus +++  ANTITRUSTEU Commission imposes interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset marketsStatement by EU Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to…

IEU Environment Telegram 16 October 2019

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AIR POLLUTION: Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments failing to plan - EEB +++ Cutting air pollution in Europe would prevent early deaths, improve productivity and curb climate change - EEA +++ Air quality in Europe 2019 - EEA +++  PLASTICS: BMUB: Zweiter Runder Tisch zur Reduzierung von Verpackungen +++ Live Webinar on the Single Use Plastics Directive - Save the date! +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION OPINION on the draft Programming Document 2020-2022 of the European Environment AgencyCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the compliance check of a registration of dimethyl ether, referred by the European Chemicals Agency to the Commission pursuant to Article 51(7) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13147 2019 Init List of commitments proposed for presenta…

IEU Climate Telegram 16 October 2019

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UNFCCC: 30 Business Leaders Join UN Push to Scale Up Private Sector Investment for Sustainable Development +++  CLIMATE TARGETS: Kla­re und so­zi­al aus­ge­wo­ge­ne An­rei­ze für kli­maf­reund­li­ches Ver­hal­ten - Bundesfinanzministerium +++ CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Emissionshandel wird in den Bereichen Wärme und Verkehr eingeführt +++  GERMANY: BDI zum Klimapaket: Überfällige Maßnahmen endlich auf den Weg gebracht +++ VKU-Chefin: Katherina Reiche zu den heutigen Kabinettsbeschlüssen +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 4365 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change)

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IEU Energy Telegram 16 October 2019

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ENERGY REGULATION: BNetzA-CEER-FSR Forum on “Energy regulatory challenges after the Clean Energy Package +++ CEER: Energy Regulatory challenges after Clean Energy Package +++ Don't miss - CEER Customer Conference +++ Flexible electricity offers likely to benefit consumers, but require careful attention by regulators - BEUC +++  EEX: Customer Information - EEX extends power derivatives offering for various European market areas +++  LNG: LNG Protocol Declaration for the Use of LNG as the Go-To Fuel of the Future +++  GAZPROMGazprom’s year-to-date gas supplies to Hungary exceed 2018 total NUCLEAR ENERGYHeinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Launch of the World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) – Focus Europe ENERGY EFFICIENCYAltmaier: „Steuerliche Förderung der Gebäudesanierung ist gut für den Klimaschutz wie auch für das Handwerk und Arbeitsplätze vor Ort“BDEW: Jetzt sind auch die Bundesländer am Zug RENEWABLESCm 4359 2019 Init EU Coordination Meeting for: - 18th meeting…

IEU Single Market Telegram 15 October 2019

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TRIPARTITE SUMMIT: Agenda highlights of the Tripartite Social Summit on 16 October 2019 +++ EuroCommerce: “We need to work with the unions for the future of retail and wholesale” +++  ELA: ETUC: Unions refer first exploitation cases to new European Labour Authority for investigation +++  EMPLOYMENT: OECD employment rate stable at 68.7% in the second quarter of 2019 +++  GROWTHIMF World Economic Outlook, October 2019: Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers INNOVATIONEU Commissioner Navracsics at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology annual forum in Budapest EU AGENCIESEU Auditors sign off European Agencies’ accounts, but call for action to improve financial management EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the development, validation and legal acceptance of methods alternative to animal testing in the field of cosmetics (2018)Décision de la Commission de formuler u…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 15 October 2019

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TRADE BARRIERS: IMF World Economic Outlook: Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers +++ EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - EU trade policy: Frequently asked questions +++  ENLARGEMENT: Main results of the General Affairs Council on 15 October 2019 +++ ST 12597 2019 INIT ENLARGEMENT AND STABILISATION AND ASSOCIATION PROCESS Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia Draft Council conclusions +++ Finnish EU Presidency. General Affairs Council discussed enlargement and prepared for the European Council +++ EU Council Presidency conclusions on enlargement and stabilisation and association process +++ Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Keine übereilten Beitrittsversprechen an Balkan-Staaten +++ Greens/EFA: European Council must give green light to opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania +++  SERBIAIMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Serbia NEW ZEALANDBundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier trifft neuseeländischen Handelsminister Park…

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