Showing posts from October, 2015

EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ASEMForeign Ministers from Asia and Europe meet on 5-6 November in Luxembourg# JAPANEU-Japan Free Trade Agreement/Economic Partnership Agreement: committee mission# TTIPStatement by the United States at the October 28, 2015, DSB Meeting at the WTO (APPROVAL AND MARKETING OF BIOTECH PRODUCTS in the  EU)Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva travels to the United States of America 2-6 November# RUSSIAU.S. Statement at the OSCE On Russia's Ongoing Violations in Ukraine# UNCTADUNCTAD hosted the annual general meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) on 27–29 October 2015# EU REGISTERS# EURLEXCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1953 of 29 October 2015 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain grain-oriented flat-rolled products of silicon-electrical steel originating in the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of AmericaCOMMISSION…

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# EFSIEIB: Galloper wind farm first UK project backed by EUR 315 billion Investment Plan for EuropeEIB signs EUR 100 million loan to Grifols under European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)Workshop: Space projects under the Investment Plan - financing possibilities# JUNCKER COMMISSIONEU-Vertretung in Berlin: Juncker-Kommission ein Jahr im Amt Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik: Die Juncker-Kommission 365 Tage im Amt - Brüssel im Umbruch: Nichts ist mehr so wie es mal war# INDUSTRYWorkshop: Opportunities for industrial modernisation in the Investment PlanBusinesseurope: Companies depend on efficient transport networks# INNOVATIONEU Council: ST 13498 2015 INIT Draft Council conclusions on advancing gender equality in the European Research Area “EU world-class research: investing in emerging technologies – and in Europe's future” - BLOG POST - By Günther H. OettingerBioeconomy investment summit – Unlocking EU leadership in 21st century bioeconomyEU Consultation: Polic…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# E-GOVERNMENTEU Commission: Have your say on digital public services# FET“EU world-class research: investing in emerging technologies – and in Europe's future” - BLOG POST - By Günther H. Oettinger Bosch and Talga join the Graphene FET Flagship as Associate members# HUMAN BRAINEU Commission signs agreement to take Human Brain Project into next phase# NET NEUTRALITYStatement on Net Neutrality - Günther OettingerStatement zur Netzneutralität - Kommissar Günther H. Oettinger, zuständig für die digitale Wirtschaft und GesellschaftEU-Abgeordnete Petra KAMMEREVERT: Telekom & Co wollen das Internet gnadenlos kapitalisieren!Digitale Gesellschaft: NETZNEUTRALITÄT - TELEKOM STARTET SPEZIALDIENSTE, OETTINGER MUSS VERSPRECHEN EINLÖSEN# OPEN INTERNETCCIA: Debunking Myths About Title II’s Effect On Internet InvestmentRightsCon Silicon Valley 2016 - Geneva Internet Platform# DATA PROTECTIONECR: MEP Kirkhope speaks on Mass Surveillance# DSMDIGITALEUROPE’s President Peter Olson participated i…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ESIFUpdated Hearing: The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013 - Committee on Budgetary ControlJRC: Scientific support to Danube Strategy – enhancing access to data# BUDGETEuropean Court of Auditors (ECA) publishes its annual report on the implementation of the 2014 European Union budgetEU Parliament: Presentation of the ECA Annual Report concerning the financial year 2014 - Committee on Budgetary Control# CEFConnecting Europe Facility Telecom Calls for Proposals 2015# DIGITAL AGENDABio-inspired robots will examine the waters of VeniceAm I at risk of diabetes? The MOSAIC project will tellCall for Expression of Interest: establishing a working group on mHealth assessment guidelinesFunding for eHealth projects in the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017Building European leadership in digital platforms for industry - H2020-FoF-11-2016 Call for ProposalsInfo day the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’ – Call ‘Smart and sustainable …

EURO AND EMU Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# BANKING UNIONEuropean Parliamentary Research Service: Banking Union - What Think Tanks are thinking
The great financial plumbing: From Northern Rock to Banking UnionRegulatory influence on market conditions in the Banking UnionThe Banking Union: State of artEurope’s radical banking unionBanking Union and the governance of credit institutions: A legal perspectiveChanging banking supervision in the euro zone: The ECB as a policy entrepreneurYes Virginia, there is a European Banking Union! But it may not make your wishes come trueECB banking supervision and beyondBanking Union and bank regulation: Banking sector stability in EuropeBanking Union in EU: Cure-all drug for distressed banks?Europe’s half a banking unionThe EMU and the Banking Union: An evaluation of the impacts on the Euroepan monetary integration processFrom the Single Supervisory Mechanism to the Banking Union: The role of the ECB and the EBAHow to complete Europe’s Banking UnionDesigning a genuine EMU: Which “Unions” for …

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# E-GOVERNMENTHave your say on digital public services# TAX TRANSPARENCYGlobal Forum on tax transparency pushes forward international co-operation against tax evasion# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch presidency priorities: committee mission to the Netherlands# MERGERSMergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UKMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Finlays Horticulture by Sun CapitalMergers: Commission clears acquisition of the South Bank Tower Estate by BTPS and CPPIBMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Imtech Nordic by TritonMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Qliro by private equity group KinnevikMergers: Commission approves acquisition of Eco Services by CCMP and INEOS# REFUGEE POLICYEU Commission State of Play: Measures to Address the Refugee CrisisMigratory crisis: EU Council Presidency steps up information sharing between member states by activating IPCR# EQUAL PAYEuropean Equal pay day: It's time to clos…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# ENERGY UNIONThe Energy Union Tour meets … sustainable companies, ambassadors for the Energy Union - Maroš Šefčovič – BlogEU Commission presentation: Energy Union and Climate change policy - One year on# ENERGY INVESTMENTSEIB: Galloper wind farm first UK project backed by Investment Plan for EuropeRWE: Neue Partnerschaft setzt für Offshore-Windpark Galloper die Ampel auf grün# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E - European electricity markets: All Transmission System Operators decide on a proposal on Capacity Calculation RegionsJoin online the ACER workshop on the Agency’s 2017 work programmeACER publishes the 11th edition of the REMIT Q&As# U.S. ENERGY REGULATIONU.S. Refinements to Policies and Procedures for Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities# ENERGY EFFICIENCYDG Energy: Global energy efficiency measures could save up to €410 billion by 2030# ENERGY GRIDFinal BESTGRID conference, project results and the way forwar…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 30 October 2015

# COP21Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2 Degree C Temperature Limit - New UN Report Synthesizes National Climate Plans from 146 CountriesUNFCCC: Synthesis report  on the aggregate effect of INDCsUNFCC: INDCs OverviewFrench COP21 portal: 2°C target : result of State contributions and analysisClimate diplomacy: Commissioner AriasCañete in Latin America to advance cooperation ahead of UN climate summitVIK: Wenig Hoffnung für Klimaschutz-Level-Playing-Field nach ParisCAN Europe: Climate targets spread across the world, but not bold enough yetCountry climate pledges a starting point; much more needed to tackle gaps in climate actionGBCC: Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World LeadersBrot für die Welt und Germanwatch fordern regelmäßige Nachbesserung der Ziele sowie Engagement gegen klimawandelbedingte SchädenMétéo et climat : ce que la science peut apporter à la COP21 - Ministère du Développement durable # CAR EMISSIONSEP Hearing - Transport & Climate - 10-11-2…

EU TRADE AND TTIP Telegram - published 29 October 2015

# TTIPEU-US Science cooperation: New laboratory to ensure electric vehicles and smart grids can work on both sides of the Atlantic Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids # TISADG Trade: Report of the TiSA negotiation round taking place 6-13 October 2015CEEP: Public services’ employers and providers welcome the draft report on TiSA # TRADE STRATEGYEESC: Role of international trade in reindustrialisation of EuropeDraft Agendas of the next meetings of the EP Committee on International Trade# NEW ZEALANDTrade leaders of New Zealand and the EU meet to discuss free trade agreementStatement of the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission and the New Zealand Prime Minister# BELARUSBelarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities currently targetedU.S. Department of State - Daily Press Briefing: Belarus# UKRAINEEP  Statements - Delegatio…

EU GROWTH AND INNOVATION Telegram - published 29 October 2015

# SINGLE MARKET REFORMSElżbieta Bieńkowska @EBienkowskaEU : In Dublin with Prime Minister @EndaKennyTD discussing how EU economy can benefit from deeper and fairer#SingleMarket Europa: Meaningful social dimension needs to be added to single market strategyEU Parliament: Text adopted - New challenges and concepts for the promotion of tourism in Europe - P8_TA-PROV(2015)0391 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition  # SMEEIT Awards for European Start-Ups Are Back! Participate NowEPP: More financing over and above Capital Markets Union needed for SMEs# INDUSTRYManuFuture 2015 – Strategic investments in European manufacturing to rise to global challengesOECD: Latest quarterly analysis of Foreign Direct Investment trends and developments# INNOVATIONThe democratisation of innovation - Carlos Moedas# EMPLOYMENTEMPL delegations to The Hague, Portugal and to the ILO - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Council: Proposal for a Regula…