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IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 27 July 2020 & Summer Break

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Our IEU AGENDA this week:  SUMMER BREAK - NEXT ISSUE: 22 August 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  27 July 2020 +++  28 July 2020 +++  29 July 2020 +++  Summer break of the EU Commission starting 30 July 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS Meetings of EU Commission expert groups E01528 - Expert group - Directors of sectoral and environmental statistics and accounts E03499 - JRC Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Independent Expert Group E03123 - Expert group on Access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Nagoya Protocol X03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert Group E03733 - Expert Group for Disaster Prevention and Risk Management X00365 - Scientific review group on CITES E03282 - Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation X03001 - Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Expert Group E02210 - Co

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 24 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UIA:  Urban Innovative Actions: 11 new projects will receive EU funding +++  REGIONAL POLICY:  EU Commission invites stakeholders to provide comments on revised Regional Aid Guidelines +++  Coronavirus: reprogramming of more than €618 million in Cohesion policy funding to overcome the effects of the pandemic in Poland +++  Cohesion Policy: Commission and OECD help 5 EU funds managing authorities engage with citizens +++  EP: Role of cohesion policy in responding to the COVID-19 crisis +++  RegioStars 2020: 25 finalists announced and Public Choice Award now open +++  New working paper: Convergence of EU regions redux - Recent trends in regional disparities +++  URBAN AGENDA At a Glance - Renewal of the Leipzig Charter - 17-07-2020 SMART SPECIALISATION Smart Specialisation in the World in 2050 Report Upcoming Smart Specialisation events SMARTER 2020 Conference - 2d Webinar - “Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability – opportunities for ec

IEU Environment Telegram 24 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Coronavirus response: Making capital markets work for Europe's recovery +++  Coronavirus response: How the Capital Markets Union can support Europe's recovery +++  Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Vorschläge zur Kapitalmarktunion: nur ein erster Schritt - Paket zur Kapitalmarktunion mit Licht und Schatten +++  Coronavirus crisis: EESC says EU companies should rethink their business model +++  DG ENVIRONMENT The European Commission appoints two Director-Generals and two Directors AIR POLLUTION Emissions of most harmful air pollutants dropped in 2018, marking EU progress under UN Convention - EEA Report National emissions reported to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention) European Union emission inventory report 1990-2018 CIRCULAR ECONOMY Circular economy: "With a new impetus for sustainable development" - EESC EU

IEU Climate Telegram 24 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  EU ARCTIC POLICY:  In-Depth Analysis - A Balanced Arctic Policy for the EU - 20-07-2020 +++  Dramatic Arctic fires and sea ice melt, show need for urgent climate action +++  CLIMATE RISKS:  Climate change as a driver of emerging risks for food and food safety, plant, animal health and nutritional quality +++  Climate emergency ‘a danger to peace’, UN Security Council hears +++  CARBON BORDER TAX Russia “extremely concerned” by EU carbon border tax plans, says could break WTO rules - Carbon Pulse EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER AMENDMENTS 1 - 599 - Draft report An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation - PE655.680v01-00 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION DECISION instructing the central administrator of the Union Registry to enter into the European Union Transaction Log the revised 2020 auction tables for general allowances to be auctioned by the c

IEU Energy Telegram 24 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUMMER BREAK MODE:  EU Institutions enter into their summer break +++  HYDROGEN:  Hydrogen Becomes More Viable as a Microgrid Fuel - Microgrid Knowledge +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  EDSO: The way out of the pandemic – Lights must stay on +++  WIND ENERGY Wind Europe: NECP analysis - permitting problems still a major stumbling block *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 Environment Telegram 23 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON RECOVERY:  EU Commission President von der Leyen in the European Parliament: “We now have a massive and unprecedented financial firepower” +++  Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 +++  Von der Leyen on European Council conclusions: NextGenerationEU is a signal of solidarity and willingness to reform +++  EP Text adopted - Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0206 - Thursday, 23 July 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++  EP Briefing - Outcome of the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 - 23-07-2020 +++  EP Briefing - Next Generation EU - Where are assigned revenue? Which impact in 2021? +++  EP Briefing: Future financing of the Union: MFF, Own Resources and Next Generation EU +++  EU long-term budget deal must be improved for Parliament to ac

IEU Climate Telegram 23 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  EP OPINION on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan – How to finance the Green Deal - PE650.586v02 +++  EP OPINION on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan – How to finance the Green Deal - PE650.586v03 +++  European Green Deal: €307 million awarded to start-ups in transport sector, advanced materials and Internet of Things technologies +++  CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT:  Taxation and the European Green Deal: Commission launches public consultations on Energy Taxation Directive and a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism +++  Green Deal: Kommission startet Konsultationen zu Energiebesteuerung und CO2-Grenzausgleich +++  EU Green Deal – Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive - Initiative and feedback details +++  EU Commission consultation: EU Green Deal (carbon border adjustment mechanism) +++  AVIATION EMISSIONS Verkehrskommissarin Vălean beim Aviation Summit: Luftverkehr muss Ziele des europäischen Green Deal einhalten BDI zum Tre

IEU Energy Telegram 23 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY EFFICIENCY:  EU Commission: Despite improvement in 2018, progress on energy efficiency still needs to be stepped up, Commission report states +++  Energy Community Secretariat and EBRD issue joint Policy Guidelines to help countries design effective energy efficiency funding mechanisms +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER finds no market interest to invest in gas network expansion +++  WIND ENERGY:  Wind Europe: Working towards a European standard for decommissioning wind turbines +++  ENERGY CHARTER Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty: The Long Story Told Short *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 Environment Telegram 22 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON RECOVERY:  Remarks by President Charles Michel after the Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020 - Council of the EU +++  Future EU financing and recovery: MEPs to assess summit outcome +++  EU financing and recovery package: invitation to a technical briefing - EU Parliament +++  At a Glance - Future financing of the Union: MFF, Own Resources and Next Generation EU - 22-07-2020 +++  ST 10 2020 INIT Special meeting of the European Council (17-21 July 2020) – Conclusions +++  EPP: EU Council deal maims Europe’s ability to step into the next decade +++  Rasmus Andresen (Grüne / EFA) zum Resolutionsentwurf: EP bezieht Position zum EU-Wiederaufbaufond und Mehrjahreshaushalt +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL Coronavirus Global Response: EU supports vaccine research with additional €100 million Starker Anstieg des saisonbereinigten öffentlichen Defizits im Euroraum auf 2,2% des BIP - Eurostat Anstieg des öffentlichen Schuldenstands im Eurorau

IEU Climate Telegram 22 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CARBON FOOTPRINT:  New Carbon Footprint Calculator to Support Climate Action - UNFCCC +++  CLIMATE TARGETS:  Global warming: EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere +++  Europaabgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE.) zum neuen EU Haushalt: Strukturwandel auf Eis gelegt +++  AVIATION EMISSIONS:  Luftfahrt kann nicht zurück ins alte Wachstumsmodell - Germanwatch +++  DIESEL DEFEAT DEVICES Suspected fraud with diesel defeat devices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland - Eurojust EU DELEGATED ACTS Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2020/1071 of 18 May 2020 amending Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards the exclusion of incoming flights from Switzerland from the EU emissions trading system (Text with EEA relevance)  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION DECISION instructing the central administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter the changes to the national

IEU Energy Telegram 22 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OFFSHORE RENEWABLES:  EU Commission opens public consultation on offshore renewable energy (updated) +++  EU Commission: Preparing an EU strategy for offshore renewables – Have your say +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  Upcomng Eurelectric events +++  BATTERY INDUSTRIES:  Mergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint venture for the production and sale of lithium-ion secondary batteries between Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and Ube Industries *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 Environment Telegram 21 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON RECOVERY:  Main results of the Special European Council, 17.-21. Juli 2020 +++  EU Council background on the Long-term EU budget 2021-2027 +++  Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 +++  EP President Sassoli press conference on outcome of EU summit +++  Wortlaut der Pressekonferenz von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel und Präsident Macron am 21. Juli 2020 +++  Sweden: Deal reached on long-term budget at EU summit +++  EUROPEAN COUNCIL - REACTIONS:  EU summit compromise: positive step for recovery, inadequate in the long-term - MEPs +++  Daniel Caspary (EVP/CDU) und Angelika Niebler (EVP/CSU) zur Einigung des Rats zu Wiederaufbaufonds & MFR +++  Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zu den EU-Gipfel-Ergebnissen Peter Liese (EVP/CDU) zum EU-Wiederaufbauplan: Parlament wird Verbesserung in Bereichen Forschung, G

IEU Climate Telegram 21 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IPCC:  IPCC announces Synthesis Report Core Writing Team +++  CLIMATE ACTION:  EU leaders vow to tie recovery to higher climate ambition for 2030 +++  WWF sieht im Ergebnis des EU-Sondergipfels positive Ansätze, die aber zu unambitioniert und vage bleiben: "Der Klimaschutz kommt zu kurz" +++  Germanwatch: Kompromiss des EU-Gipfels geht auf Kosten von Klimaschutz und Zukunftsfähigkeit +++  T&E: EU agrees historic recovery plan but without significant climate safeguards +++  UN:  Integrating Gender into National Climate Actions - UNFCCC Online Regional Workshops Deforestation has slowed down but still remains a concern, new UN report reveals *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 21 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Register for the first ACER webinar on gas transmission tariffs: has the gas tariff Network Code improved transparency? +++  COAL:  Wording advice for Act on the Phase-out of Coal-fired Power Plants adopted - BMWi *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 Environment Telegram 20 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU COUNCIL REGISTER:  ST 9757 2020 INIT Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertilisers in Annex I - Intention not to oppose adoption +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG ENV +++  COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by Denmark pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by the Netherlands pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources EFSA BRIEFS Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance prosulfuron Safety and efficacy of fumonisin esterase from Komagataella phaffii DSM 3215

IEU Climate Telegram 20 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ARCTIC POLICY:  Arctic policy: EU opens consultation on the future approach +++  UN:  Dump fuel-hungry AC units to cut years of emissions and save trillions: UN report +++  CARBON TAXES:  Global warming: EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere *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 20 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Ireland +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  Energy Community: Cybersecurity Group strengthens cooperation amid cyber-attack risks posing the highest threat to energy system security +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY:  REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL 2019 assessment of the progress made by Member States towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive as required by Article 24(3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU +++  CELEX CELEX:62020TN0317: Case T-317/20: Action brought on 27 May 2020 — EnergieVerbund Dresden v Commission CELEX:62020TN0319: Case T-319/20: Action brought on 27 May 2020 — GGEW v Commission CELEX:62020TN0318: Case T-318/20: Action brought on 27 May 2020 — eins energie in sachsen v Commission CELEX:62020TN03

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 20 July 2020

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Our Agenda headlines today*:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  20 July 2020 +++  21 July 2020 +++  22 July 2020 +++  23 July 2020 +++  24 July 2020 +++  Outlook July 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS:  Meetings of EU Commission expert groups +++  1st Meeting of the Expert Group on Delegated Acts (Effective Provisioning Rate) +++  58th meeting of the Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security +++  MAES WG Meeting +++  29th EUTR/FLEGT Expert Group meeting +++  Expert Group for Disaster Prevention and Risk Management Meeting 22-09-2020 ABS Expert Group meeting JRC D&WMP Expert Group 41st Meeting Annual Plenary EU COMMISSION - COMITOLOGY Agenda of the 2020-07-30 Meeting of the Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Arable Crops Agenda for the meeting of 23.07.2020 of the DCI Committee Agenda - Single Sky Committee Agenda - Committee on the implementation of legislation on improving ship and po

IEU Environment Telegram 17 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Briefing - Tracking key coronavirus restrictions on movement and social life in the EU Member States - 17-07-2020 +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER :  CM 3112 2020 INIT Working Party on the Environment +++  CM 3111 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on the Environment +++  CM 3076 2020 REV 1 Working Party on Agricultural Questions (Pesticides/Plant Protection Products) +++  ST 9704 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products +++  ST 9704 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the Commission Regulation .../... amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products +++  ST 9702 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosme

IEU Climate Telegram 17 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE BENCHMARKS:  EU Commission adopts new rules for EU Climate Benchmarks +++  EU climate benchmarks and benchmarks’ ESG disclosures +++  CLIMATE FINANCE:  BMUB: Globaler grüner Neustart mit der Internationalen Klimaschutzinitiative +++  CARBON FOOTPRINT:  New Carbon Footprint Calculator to Support Climate Action +++  GREEN RECOVERY DIHK-Präsident Eric Schweitzer zu den Verhandlungen der EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs zum EU-Haushalt und Wiederaufbaufonds: Die Märkte brauchen jetzt ein starkes Signal WKÖ: Mahrer zum EU-Gipfel: Zügige Einigung auf EU-Haushalt und Wiederaufbauplan ist im Interesse der Wirtschaft Umweltverbände: EU-Gipfel: Bundeskanzlerin muss aus Respekt vor künftigen Generationen für höheres EU-Klimaziel als Teil des EU-Konjunkturpakets werben OZONE Parties conclude online discussions on the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 3052 2020 REV 1 Informal videoconference of

IEU Energy Telegram 17 July 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  NORDSTREAM 2:  BDI zu US-Sanktionen im Zusammenhang mit Nordstream 2: „Ernsthafte Belastung der transatlantischen Beziehungen“ +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  Gas tariffs reports: ACER recommends Germany to assess its regional gas networks +++  Gas tariffs reports: ACER recommends Germany to assess its regional gas networks +++  EU electricity bidding zone reviews: EFET recommendations +++  EFET response to ERSE on Portugal integration and full BAL NC implementation +++  RENEWABLE ENERGY:  Offshore renewable energy strategy - EU Commission +++  Renewable energy investments in Ukraine at a critical junction +++  ENERGY DIPLOMACY SWP: Die EU-Energiediplomatie – Aufwertung und Neuausrichtung für eine neue Ära NUCLEAR ENERGY IAEA: Next Generation Nuclear Reactors: IAEA and GIF Call for Faster Deployment CELEX CELEX:52020PC0320: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 2008/376/EC on the adoption of the Research Prog

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