Showing posts from November, 2015

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 28 November 2015

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECTBrokerage event in the field of "Smart System Integration"# EU COMMISSION - DG ENVIEU Commission awards 26 action grants in first year of LIFE Climate Action projects  # EU COMMISSION - DG RTDMatching Smart Cities in Barcelona (via EUREKA)# EU COUNCILFrançois Bausch will host the Informal Ministerial Meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy in LuxembourgInformal ministerial meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban PolicyInformal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy, Luxembourg - press conference# EU PARLIAMENTEPP: Towards smart transport for urban areasEU Parliament: Amendments 001-001 - Sustainable Urban Mobility - A8-0319/2015(001-001)# CORPresident Markkula and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte: only through committed partnerships can the EU deliver on its targets# URBACTURBACT: In Italy, a struggling town looks to refugees for revivalURBACT II Capitalisation publications in E-Book format!# EU EIP-SCCOutcomes of the Action Cluster Meetings…

EU AGENDA Weekly Telegram - published 28 November 2015

# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 30 November - 6 December 2015Sunday 29 November 2015Monday 30 November 2015Tuesday 1 December 2015Wednesday 2 December 2015Thursday 3 December 2015Friday 4 December 2015Saturday 5 December 2015Sunday 6 December 2015Outlook for December 2015# EU PARLIAMENTThe Week Ahead 30 Nov - 6 Dec 2015Plenary (Wednesday)
Circular economyFrontex/fundamental rightsEU-Liechtenstein tax agreement
EUROPOLEU Counter-Terrorism CoordinatorEU PNR and Data Protection reformMigrationCorporate tax transparencyGMO maizeUpcoming Dutch PresidencyPresident's agenda
Press briefingEU Parliament schedule by day
Monday 30-11-2015Tuesday 01-12-2015Wednesday 02-12-2015Thursday 03-12-2015Sunday 06-12-2015
Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# EU COUNCIL Main topics of the EU Council over the next two weeks
Meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Turkey, 29 November 2015Competitiveness Council (Industry - Internal market - Resea…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONStatement des EU-Abgeordneten Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Verschiebung des Inkrafttretens von MiFID II# ECBECB: Instant payments across Europe by November 2017ECB: CON/2015/52 Opinion on the deposit guarantee scheme# EBAEBA provides assessment of banks Pillar 3 reports for 2015EBA Single Rulebook Q&A
Application of the top-down approach based on EL calibration (article 160 al.2) - purchased receivablesDefinition of disputed margin call under Article 285(4)Clarification of disclosure requirement for severanceCVA Risk Charge Calculation for derivatives in the banking book with local GAAPA clarification about the collateral value to provide in the relevant templates is required
# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION amending Commission Decision 2011/C 253/04 of 29 August 2011 setting up a Payment Systems Market Expert Group, in order to extend its period of validityQuatorze avis de la Commission au titre de l'article 19/2 des statuts BEI (12/11/15)#…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# JHA COUNCILAgenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3 – 4 December 2015# BETTER REGULATIONCorrespondence: EU better regulation: joint letter by 19 Member States to the European CommissionUK: UK and 18 other EU countries call for business red tape reduction# COMPETITION & REACHDG Competition: Competition issues in the context off REACH SIEFS# TAXATIONAssessing tax levels and the tax mix in OECD countries: Revenue Statistics 2015 to launchEPP on TAXE II: pressure on MS to collaborate more# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: new Commission Guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal, and arable cropsAntitrust: new Commission Guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal, and arable crops - frequently asked questions# STATE AIDState aid: Commission clears Portuguese investment aid for Volkswagen AutoeuropaState aid: Commission approves amended restructuring plans for Alpha Bank and Eurobank# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Hotel Atrium by Griffin, Skan…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# TELECOM REGULATION2015 Annual Economic Report - ETNO and IDATE unveil the latest data on Europe's telecoms & tech markets# COPYRIGHTEBU defends adapting copyright to improve cross-border access# PLATFORM REGULATIONEBU examines future platform regulation in expert workshop# DSMUpdated: Towards a Digital Single Market Act: joint committee debate# ITUWorld Radiocommunication Conference allocates spectrum for future innovation - International Telecommunication UnionWorld Radiocommunication Conference -  Comments of the U.S. State Department # INTERNET GOVERNANCEJust-in-time course on Internet governance 2016 - Geneva Internet PlatformBriefing on the WSIS+10 Review Process - Geneva Internet PlatformGeneva Digital Watch Newsletter - Issue 6, November 2015 - Geneva Internet PlatformInternet Ungovernance Forum Brazil - Geneva Internet Platform# CYBER SECURITYGet Safe Online UK: Warning for shoppers to be vigilant on Black FridayCyberweapons: National Interests, Technologies, and Mar…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCILBackground briefing on the Competitiveness Council, 30 November – 1 December 2015Agenda highlightsCompetitiveness check-up: mainstreaming of competitiveness across all EU policiesSingle market strategy for goods and servicesBetter regulation: improving the functioning of the single marketNational competitiveness boards in the euro areaResearch integrityGender equalityERA governanceEuropean Fund for Strategic Investments to stimulate research and innovationSOLVITSME envoys networkFirearmsCar emission tests in real driving conditionsTerritorial supply constraints in BENELUXHigher education and researchInstruments in the field of research policy: RESAVER –Science4Refugees –SCAREU-ESA (European Space Agency) ministerial meeting# INNOVATION & INTEGRITYDraft Council conclusions on research integrity - AdoptionSt 14414 2015 Init Draft Council conclusions on advancing gender equality in the European Research Area - AdoptionSt 14414 2015 Cor 1 Draft Council conclus…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# WTOEU leads efforts to tackle agricultural export competition at 10th WTO Ministerial ConferenceDG Trade: Proposal to the Committee on Agriculture on export competition from Brazil, European Union, Argentina, New Zaeland, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and MoldovWTO members consider draft Nairobi Ministerial DeclarationU.S. Statement at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body# EU TRADE COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 27 November 2015Video: Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) - press conference Luxembourg and European CommissionConseil Affaires étrangères – Commerce - Le TTIP et la conférence ministérielle de l'OMC au menu des ministres - Présidence 2015Jean Asselborn a présidé le Conseil «Affaires étrangères» - Commerce de l’UE à Bruxelles, le 27 novembre 2015# SECURITYEP Hearings - The use of Private Security Companies in the context of European security and defence - 03-12-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and DefenceUN expert group debates the use of p…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# ENERGY UNION Update: DG Energy: EU Energy Council adopts conclusions on Energy Union governanceEU Council: St 14459 2015 Init Governance system of the Energy Union - Council conclusions as of 26 November 2015 Island is a state of mind - Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičBenefits of the Energy Union - Estonia - Assessment of country performance and opportunities from the Energy UnionElectricity’s future: low-carbon, cost-efficient and secure - A EURELECTRIC Policy brief# MARKET DESIGNENTSO-E: Policy Paper on Market Design for Demand Side Response​​# ENERGY REGULATIONTYNDP 2016: What, why, how - understanding the regional plans, the scenarios and the projectsTurkey could be full-fledged member of pan-European energy market with limited efforts, concludes Energy Community Secretariat’s report# ENERGY SECURITYInterested in security of supply this winter? Join the ENTSO-E / ENTSOG webinar on 16 DecemberUkrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Naftogaz is in the black for the first time in ten yearsUkrain…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 27 November 2015

# ESIFInformal ministerial meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban PolicyInformal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy, Luxembourg - press conferenceStatement following the Informal Ministerial Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy - Corina Creţu# DIGITAL AGENDAFirst edition of the Young Photonic CongressSPENCER robot will help passengers at Schiphol AirportInformation and Networking Day on Gaming, Gamification and on Technologies for Learning and SkillsLa Rioja Robotics Day 2015: VineRobot helping in the vineyard  # RTDResearch Headlines - A 'magic bullet' targeting the DNA of cancer cells (via Research & Innovation)# HORIZON 2020H2020 Thin Organic and Large Area Electronics (TOLAE) related calls presented at OE-A Working GroupQuEBS 2016: Workshop on Quantum Effects in Biological SystemsLiving Machines V: International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid SystemsThe European Supercomputing Research Programme presented at Supe…