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EU Agenda - IEU Monitoring 18 January 2021

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*:  EU COMMISSION EU Commission Calendar 18 January 2021 19 January 2021 20 January 2021 21 January 2021 22 January 2021 EU Commission expert groups meetings  E03140 - C2020 CPG/054 - Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature E02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation E03128 - SCAC - Expert Group in the field of VAT- Administrative Cooperation E03030 - Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/CE) E00947 - Groupe Economie Tarifaire E03702 - C2020 CPG/164 UCC NCTS PROJECT GROUP E03661 - C2020 CPG/185 - Project Group on the Import of Cultural Goods E03703 - C2020 CPG/166 UCC AES PROJECT GROUP E02914 - Expert group on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing E02789 - Expert group for monitoring and evaluating the CAP E03062 - C2020 CPG/010 - CLEN - Meetings of the participants in

IEU Environment Monitoring 15 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: BIODIVERSITY ENVI Public Hearing: Loss of biodiversity and the risk of pandemics - 14-01-2021 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety EP DRAFT OPINION on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives - PE663.146v01-00 CIRCULAR ECONOMY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Recycling critical raw materials to include them in the circular economy rather than importing them from outside the EU - E-005914/2020(ASW) CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS EP DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - PE661.850v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 1138 2021 INIT Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment CM 1141 2021 INITInformal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel/Syn

IEU Climate Monitoring 15 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Prime Minister Costa on the occasion of the College visit to the Portuguese Presidency EU CLIMATE TARGETS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Commission’s presentation of its 2030 Climate Target Plan: extremely broad scope and far-reaching financial, fiscal and personal consequences - E-005715/2020(ASW) GERMANY BMU-Förderrichtlinie "Dekarbonisierung in der Industrie" in Kraft getreten EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION DECISION on the Cooperation Agreement between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank on the Modernisation Fund established by Article 10d of Directive 2003/87/EC COMMISSION DECISION on the Agreement between the European Union and the European Investment Bank in respect of the monetisation of the ETS allowances and the management of the revenues of the Innovation Fund established

IEU Energy Monitoring 15 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION ENTSO-E: System Separation in the Continental Europe Synchronous Area on 8 January 2021 – update REMIT News: ACER updates its requirements for Registered Reporting Mechanisms and will resume the registration of Registered Reporting Mechanisms   ENERGY EFFICIENCY Peter Liese (EVP/CDU: Ab März 2021 gelten neue EU-Effizienzlabel zum Energieverbrauch für Elektrogeräte  SMART ENERGY EDA’s Smart Energy Camps Demonstrator transferred to MPCC ENERGY COMMUNITY Agreement between Makpetrol AD Skopje and North Macedonia approaches full implementation OPEC 13th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes The 13th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting to reconvene on 5 January Stabilizing the international oil market and jointly facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic – Fourth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-China Energy Dialogue 47th JTC and 25th JMMC moved to 3 and 4 January 2021 The 12th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

IEU Environment Monitoring 14 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  BREXIT AGREEMENT ENVI Committee vote on the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement CIRCULAR ECONOMY EU Environmental Technology Verification and the EIT Community for a clean and circular economy RAW MATERIALS EU files WTO panel request against illegal export restrictions by Indonesia on raw materials for stainless steel CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - PE661.965v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - PE663.184v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19 List of gu

IEU Climate Monitoring 14 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: EU GREEN DEAL EU Commission: Answer to a written question - European Green Deal in the outermost regions - E-005682/2020(ASW) UNFCCC Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges 2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization  S&D/SPD: "Lücken bei Anpassungen an den Klimawandel" - UN-Umweltprogramm veröffentlicht Klima-Anpassungsbericht COP26 Webinar on 'Climate and energy in the transatlantic relationship' with Heather Grabbe, Carsten Rolle, Achim Schkade and Kirsten Verclas - CER WTO DDG Wolff: Focused WTO talks needed on trade and climate change issues CARBON PRICING CO2-Preis: dena legt Positionierung zur Kostenverteilung bei vermieteten Immobilien vor - dena CLIMATE FINANCE EIB: Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability Overview 2020 EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 5239 2021 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Coun

IEU Energy Monitoring 14 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: ENERGY REGULATION Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu den Schlussanträgen im Verfahren C-718/18 Kommission / Deutschland zur Umsetzung der Elektrizitätsrichtlinie 2009/72 und der Erdgasrichtlinie 2009/73 CEER 2021 Work Programme Energy Community: Ministerial Council adopts measures against Bosnia and Herzegovina and list of priority infrastructure projects ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE Consultation on the list of candidate for the 5th Projects of Common Interest in electricity and gas infrastructure ELECTRICITY GRID Eurelectric and EDSO: Making power grids fit for the transition will create 500,000 jobs HYDROGEN BMWi: Europäisches Großprojekt zur Förderung von Wasserstofftechnologien geht in die Startblöcke WIND ENAERGY Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind Poland adopts historic Offshore Wind Act WASTE-TO-ENERGY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Potential of waste-to-energy power generation and carbon captur

IEU Environment Monitoring 13 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: ECHA REACH authorisation has positive health and environmental impacts SUSTAINABILITY  OECD: Innovation: Rethinking STI policies to tackle the long-term challenges of sustainability, inclusiveness and resilience BIODIVERSITY Updated: Public hearing on link between biodiversity loss and pandemics such as COVID-19 SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19 Bruegel: A matter of life and death: governments must speed up vaccination Peter Liese (EVP/CDU): Weiteres Hoffnungszeichen im Kampf gegen Corona GUE/NGL: EU vaccine contracts must be made public  INDUSTRIAL POLICY A green industrial policy for Europe - Bruegel Green transformation: a Polish perspective - Bruegel NOVEL FOOD EFSA on edible insects: the science of novel food evaluations *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 subscrib

IEU Climate Monitoring 13 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: COP26 UNFCCC update on the Paris Agreement AUSTRIA Klimavolksbegehren: Initiatoren sehen Notwendigkeit für langfristige Strategien und für Zusammenarbeit aller Entscheidungsträger UNFCCC Energy Community: Albania adopts Climate Change Law Highlights of the UN Global Climate Action Award Ceremony UN Global Climate Action Awards Special Events *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 13 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION  Luxemburg: EuGH-Schlussanträge zur Umsetzung der Elektrizitätsrichtlinie und der Erdgasrichtlinie ENERGY TRANSITION IEA Speaker Series with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed RENEWABLES EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Greater coordination on tendering for concessions in the hydroelectric sector - P-006189/2020(ASW) US EIA US EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 5211 2021 INIT COMMISSION DECISION of 29.12.2020 on the conclusion, by the European Commission, and provisional application of the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Atomic Energy Community for Cooperation on the Safe and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and on the conclusion, by the European Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, and provisional application of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union

IEU Environment Monitoring 12 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: SUSTAINABILITY  EEA: Sustainability: What are the alternatives to economic growth? DRAFT OPINION on European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 - PE663.075v01-00 DRINKING WATER DIRECTIVE Clean tap water for all EU citizens – ECHA’s work on new directive begins TRANSPARENCY Transparency in the EU institutions is key to retain citizens’ trust, MEPs say BIODIVERSITY Public Hearing on biodiversity loss and the risk of pandemics PLASTICS Basel Action Network: UK will Allow Exports of Mixed and Dirty Plastic Wastes to Developing Countries Despite EU Ban AIR POLLUTION Study - Air pollution and COVID-19 - PE 658.216 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccines: MEPs call for more clarity and transparency EU Commission concludes exploratory talks with Valneva to secure a new potential vaccine AstraZeneca beantragt Zulassung seines COVID-19-Imp

IEU Climate Monitoring 12 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  COP26 IEA to produce world’s first comprehensive roadmap to net-zero emissions by 2050 EU GREEN DEAL EU Commission: Answer to a written question - European Green Deal - P-005732/2020(ASW) UNFCCC State of the ocean will ‘ultimately determine the survival of our species’: UN Special Envoy CLIMATE STATE AID EFET: Revision of the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy must ensure market-based signals are allowed to drive cost-effective decarbonisation of the EU economy *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 12 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: ENERGY REGULATION ENTSOG publishes Project-Specific CBA (PS-CBA) package of documents for draft TYNDP 2020 Serbia assumes Energy Community Presidency ENERGY TRANSITION Case studies: Contribution of social innovation to the energy transition - EU JRC RENEWABLES EU renewable energy financing mechanism: opening the way for private investment Investment Plan for Europe backs construction and operation of new wind farms in Portugal EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The risks of geothermal power and the lack of emissions thresholds: the case of Amiata in Tuscany - E-005608/2020(ASW) ENERGY MARKET Electricity and gas market reports highlight impact of confinement in third quarter, despite easing of restrictions OPINION on position limits on EEX Phelix DE/AT Base Power contracts OPINION on position limits on Phelix DE Base Power contracts ENERGY STATE AID EFET: Revision of the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Ener

IEU Environment Monitoring 11 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ECHA:  Transfer of UK registrations to the EU to be completed by end of March 2021 SCIP duty kicks in: 5 million notifications received for harmful chemicals in products Chemicals: EU takes action for safer tattooing inks and permanent make-up CHEMICALS STRATEGY AmCham EU hosts plenary on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability BIODIVERSITY European Green Deal: Commission consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity Speech by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the One Planet Summit EU Council: Intervention du président Charles Michel lors du One Planet Summit Biodiversité One Planet Summit: Deutschland setzt sich für besseren internationalen Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt ein - Deutschland tritt „High Ambition Coalition for Nature und People“ bei CLEAN AIR Sven Giegold (Grüne/EFA) zur Luftqualität: EU-Kommission muss auf besseren Plan für Reduzierung der Ammoniakemissionen in Deutschland drängen SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-1

IEU Climate Monitoring 11 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  COP26:  António Guterres: 2021 Is the Year to Reconcile Humanity with Nature End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Bolster Funding for Renewable Energy Particularly in Africa, Secretary-General Tells Round Table on Clean Power Transition As Nature Strikes Back against Humankind’s Abuse, Every Government, Business Must Adopt Road Map for Climate Neutrality by 2050, UN Secretary-General Tells One Planet Summit EPC: The road to Glasgow and COP26: Time to accelerate global efforts to tackle climate change SUSTAINABLE FINANCE Sustainable finance – bridging the gap between ambition and status quo *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 11 January 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ENTSOG and GIE publish System Development Map 2019-2020 ENTSOG extends deadline on public consultation for draft Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2020 to 15 January 2021 CEER Webinar Series on Data Accessibility in February 2021 ENERGY STATE AID EU Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in Spain EFET response to the European Commission on the review of the State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) ELECTRICITY GRIDS Eurelectric: Connecting the dots - Launch of new study on distribution grid investments REN21: Citizen Power for Grids HYDROGEN Join the Launch of the global MI Hydrogen Valley Platform! RENEWABLES 18. Internationaler Fachkongress für erneuerbare Mobilität EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 1026 2021 REV 1 Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on Energy *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. On this website, we show the headlines of our monitoring conten

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