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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We are back at work on 4 January 2021.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! IEU Monitoring is going to join the holiday season of the EU institutions, coming back on 4 January 2021. We are looking forward to you joining us again, in 2021. Take care and enjoy your holidays! Your IEU Monitoring Team. *Note We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. On this website, we show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.    If you want to ask for a weekly free trial click here . To buy a single issue or subscribe permanently to your full-text services click here .

IEU Environment Monitoring 23 December 2020

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We are back at work on 4 January 2021.  E-WASTE:  EP: E-waste in the EU: facts and figures (infographic) +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  EU Commission: Circular economy: From seafood waste to sustainable packaging +++  CEPS: Framing the Circular Economy as an EU recovery opportunity +++  ALGAE PRODUCTION:  EU Commission: Consultation – your view on promoting EU algae production +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 5473 2020 INIT Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - The second clean air outlook EFSA BRIEFS Technical specifications on a randomisation of sampling for the purpose of antimicrobial resistance monitoring from food-producing animals and food as from 2021 Evaluation of confirmatory da

IEU Climate Monitoring 23 December 2020

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We are back at work on 4 January 2021.  JUST TRANSITION FUND:  EP: The public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism [EU Legislation in Progress] +++  UNFCCC:  The Paris Agreement Is a Covenant of Hope +++  EU ETS:  EU Market: EUAs lift to near €32 as Brexit deal hopes boost markets - Carbon Pulse +++  *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. On this website, we show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.    If you want to ask for a weekly free trial click here . To buy a single issue or subscribe permanently to your full-text services click here .

IEU Energy Monitoring 23 December 2020

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We are back at work on 4 January 2021.  ENERGY REGULATION:  The 2021 Work Programme of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators  (ACER) is published +++  ACER received ENTSO-E's proposal for amendments to the methodology for coordinated operational security analysis +++  GAZPROM:  Gazprom: Natural gas demand poised for long-term growth +++  Gazprom: Gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion programs for 2021–2025 signed with 67 Russian regions +++  Gazprom moving forward with its LNG projects +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE Estonia-Latvia third interconnection starts operation on 1 January 2021 EU Commission: Answer to a written question - European energy infrastructure projects: are Europeans aware of them? - E-005857/2020(ASW) ENERGY SECURITY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Regional energy and climate security index - E-005476/2020(ASW) NUCLEAR ENERGY World’s Ur

IEU Environment Monitoring 22 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  PLASTICS:  Green Deal: new EU rules on limiting importing and exporting plastic waste +++  Ab Januar 2021: Neue EU-Regeln begrenzen Export und Import von Plastikabfällen +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  EU Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to new variant of coronavirus in the UK +++  ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  EP OPINION on liability of companies for environmental damage - PE658.919v02-00 +++  ANIMAL TESTING Oral question - Concerted plans and actions to transition to innovation without the use of animals in the EU - O-000084/2020 BIODIVERSITY EP In-Depth Analysis - The link between biodiversity loss and the increasing spread of zoonotic diseases - 22-12-2020 FOOD EP DRAFT REPORT on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system - PE662.094v01-00 ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Endocrine disruptors - E-005778/2020(ASW) FERTILI

IEU Climate Monitoring 22 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  WWF: Verpasste Chancen und einzelne Erfolge - Die Bundesregierung bleibt bei der EU-Ratspräsidentschaft hinter ihren Möglichkeiten zurück +++  CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT:  EP OPINION towards a WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism - PE655.622v02-00 +++  CLIMATE FINANCE:  EP Briefing - The public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism - 21-12-2020 +++  EP Briefing - Research for REGI Committee-Climate Spending in EU Cohesion Policy: State of Play and Prospects - 21-12-2020 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - CO2emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles - E-005587/2020(ASW) *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. On this website, we show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.    If you want to ask for a weekly free trial click here . To buy a single issue or subscribe permanently to your full-text services click here .

IEU Energy Monitoring 22 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER decides on common rules for cross-border participation in electricity capacity mechanisms +++  ACER adopted a Decision on products that can be used in the day-ahead coupling +++  ENTSO-E highlights key aspects to consider with regards to the implementation of the 70% minimum capacity rule +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Including the Slovenian Energy Agency in a merged agency - E-006013/2020(ASW) +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY:  EEFIG: Closing the gap on energy efficiency investments +++  HYDROGEN:  Green hydrogen filling station for Dutch industrial estate +++  BMWi: Reallabor der Energiewende in Grenzach-Wyhlen erprobt grünen Wasserstoff für lokale Energie- und Rohstoffversorgung +++  ENERGY CHARTER Industry Advisory Panel holds its 44th meeting GAZPROM Gazprom Board of Directors approves investment program and budget for 2021 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER COMMISSION'S VIEWS in accordance with Article 43

IEU Climate Telegram 21 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: EU GREEN DEAL American companies support the EU’s climate ambitions EU CLIMATE LAW EP: Text adopted - European Climate Law ***I - P9_TA(2020)0253 - Thursday, 8 October 2020 - Brussels - Final edition EU ETS 2021 auction calendars published EEX veröffentlicht Auktionskalender 2021 für EU-Emissionsberechtigungen (EUA) und EU-Luftverkehrsberechtigungen (EUAA) FOREST STRATEGY EP Text adopted - The European Forest Strategy - The Way Forward - P9_TA(2020)0257 - Thursday, 8 October 2020 - Brussels - Final edition CAR EMISSIONS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Petrol and diesel cars - E-005739/2020(ASW) HFC Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2020 EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 14171 2020 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law) - General approach ST 14177 2020 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the Eur

IEU Environment Telegram 21 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: ECHA Pending registrations by UK companies will not be processed after the transition period COVID-19 SPECIAL EMA recommends first COVID-19 vaccine for authorisation in the EU  European Commission authorises first safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 EU Commission Questions and Answers: COVID-19 vaccination in the EU Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen on the marketing authorisation of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 Renew Europe: EMA authorises first Covid-19 vaccines: MEP reactions ECDC Threat Assessment Brief: Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with mutations observed in the UK PLASTICS MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on banning the production of tea bags containing plastic - B9-0447/2020 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Environmental impact assessment - E-005306/2020(ASW) CHEMICAL RECYCLING Agilyx AS Joins Chemical Recycling Europe - Advocating for advanced technology to make

IEU Energy Telegram 21 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION: +++  ACER assesses the consistency of national and European gas network plans and their contribution to energy transition +++  ENTSO-E publishes its Annual Work Programme 2021 +++  Status Review Report on Regulatory Frameworks for Innovation and Security of Supply in Gas Transmission Infrastructure +++  CEER President Annegret Groebel’s message +++  CEER participating in Florence Forum +++  The CEER Secretariat has a new Deputy Secretary General +++  RENEWABLES EU renewable energy share increased to 19.7% in 2019* Joint cross-border renewable energy projects are feasible and beneficial EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Hydropower in the EU - P-006340/2020(ASW) From climate ambition to renewables realization – are you hopeful for a better 2021? ENERGY STATE AID EEB: Mapping Europe’s subsidies for fossil fuel heating systems HYDROGEN EFET response to MiSE consultation on the Italian hydrogen strategy GERMANY Arbeitsge

IEU Agenda Telegram 21 December 2020 - 2 January 2021

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Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  21 December 2020 +++  22 December 2020 +++  24 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 +++  8 January 2021 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS E03450 - High Level Steering Group for Governance of the Digital Maritime System and Services E03575 - C2020 CPG/160 UCC Customs Decisions System Project Group E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature E03128 - SCAC - Expert Group in the field of VAT- Administrative Cooperation E00947 - Groupe Economie Tarifaire E03030 - Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/CE) E03062 - C2020 CPG/010 - CLEN - Meetings of the participants in proficiency tests E03717 - C2020 CPG/205 Project Group on UCC INF Special Procedures Business EU COMMISSION - COMITOLOGY Virtual meeting of the Consumer Financial Programme Committee (CFPC) Consultation of Standing Committee - "PRODUCT name&

IEU Environment Telegram 18 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNECE:  30 years on, cooperation on environmental assessment must underpin countries’ green recovery - UNECE +++  RAW MATERIALS:  Briefing - Critical raw materials for the EU: Enablers of the green and digital recovery - 18-12-2020 +++  BIODIVERSITY:  EU Commission register: DRAFT OPINION on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives - PE662.105v01-00 +++  AIR POLLUTION EEB: Only Belgium and Slovakia on track to meet EU air pollution targets, report finds INDUSTRIAL SAFETY The EIB and UNECE establish an Information Repository of good practices and lessons learned in land-use planning and industrial safety BAT Best Available Techniques (BAT) to Prevent and Control Industrial Pollution CIRCULAR ECONOMY Kreislaufwirtschaft: Bundesrat macht Weg für Plastiktütenverbot frei COVID-19 SPECIAL EU Commission puts forward rules on rapid antigen tests and secures 20 million tests for Member States Answer to a written question

IEU Climate Telegram 18 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  EU submits new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to UNFCCC +++  Paris Agreement: Council transmits NDC submission on behalf of EU and member states +++  Bundesumweltministerium: EU reicht neues Klimaziel bei den Vereinten Nationen ein +++  CLIMATE ACTION :  Briefing - Climate action: The way ahead [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 18-12-2020 +++  HFC:  The EU is successfully cutting harmful HFC greenhouse gases +++  CO2 EMISSIONS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Carbon dioxide emissions: penalisation of the ceramics industry - E-005143/2020(ASW) EU ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL Energy Community: 18th Ministerial Council embraces climate neutrality for the Energy Community and its Contracting Parties CLIMATE TARGETS ZIA: Achieving EU climate goals with innovation partnership   CLIMATE STATE AID EU Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in Wallonia for indirect emission costs EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER AMEN

IEU Energy Telegram 18 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER’s “70% target report” finds that Member States have much more to do to reach the EU’s minimum 70% interconnector capacity margin available for cross-zonal electricity trading +++  ACER and ENTSOG launch a new joint public consultation on the Functionality issue ‘Greater flexibility to book firm capacity at Interconnection Points’ +++  ENTSO-E releases a report assessing the level of harmonisation of the rules for suspension and restoration of market activities +++  E.DSO feedback to EU Taxonomy Delegated Acts +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Power in the energy market - E-005892/2020(ASW) +++  ENERGY MERGERS:  EU Commission clears acquisition of certain businesses and assets of UFG by Eni +++  COAL:  IEA: Coal - Analysis and forecast to 2025 - December 2020 +++  FUSION ENERGY Fusion energy: political agreement in the Council on ITER financing NUCLEAR ENERGY EURATOM research and training programme: Counci

IEU Environment Telegram 17 December 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL:  Main results of the Environment Council, 17 December 2020 +++  EU Council approves conclusions on making the recovery circular and green +++  EU Council reaches agreement on improving access to justice in environmental matters +++  Digitalisation for the benefit of the environment: EU Council approves conclusions +++  Statement by Commissioner Sinkevičius following the Environment Council on 17 December 2020 +++  Bundesumweltministerium: EU-Umweltrat für EU-weites Recht auf Reparatur und längere Haltbarkeit von Produkten +++  Eurocommerce: Creating a forward-looking approach to the Circular Economy +++  WWF: Weichenstellung in Brüssel - EU-Umweltministerrat verabschiedet Aktionsplan Kreislaufwirtschaft und bestätigt Klimaziel ​+++  BUND: EU-Umweltministerrat: Ministerin Schulze muss sich für schnelle Regulierung von giftigen Fluorchemikalien einsetzen +++  EU GREEN DEAL:  EU institutions agree on priorities for coming y

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