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EURO & EMU Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# INVESTMENTSUpdated - EU Commission: Public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment# ECBECB: Interview Vítor Constâncio: Interview with Börsen-ZeitungECB: Interview Yves Mersch: Interview with International Bankers ForumECB: Monetary developments in the euro areaECB: Economic Bulletin 1/2016# BANKING UNIONEU-Abgeordneter Sven Giegold (Die Grünen): Zeitenwende zum Jahresanfang - Gläubiger haften für KrisenbankenBdB ist 2016 Federführer der Deutschen Kreditwirtschaft# IMFIMF Working Paper No. 15/279: Reforming the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Claims in PortugalIMF Working Paper No. 15/278: From Expenditure Consolidation to Expenditure Efficiency : Addressing Public Expenditure Pressures in LithuaniaIMF: Working Paper No. 15/281: The Game of Anchors : Studying the Causes of Currency Crises in BelarusIMF Working Paper No. 15/280: Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster : Common Factors in Business Cycles of Emerging E…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# ENERGY REGULATION
ENTSOG publishes modified Interconnection Agreement Template for default terms and conditionsENTSOG publishes 2016 edition of its Annual Work Programme (AWP)# RENEWABLESThe Falling Costs of Renewable Energy: No More Excuses – IRENA# GAS MARKETUkrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Our new rental policy to enable Ukraine enter market of natural gas export within ten years# FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITIONUpdated: Ségolène Royal announces EUR 1bn of new EIB loans in support of energy transition in France# GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITIONNeue Infografik: Strommix 2015 - Agentur für Erneuerbare EnergienBundesnetzagentur: Fördersätze für Photovoltaik-Anlagen werden erneut nicht abgesenktEinsparung von Kohlendioxid - Antwort der Bundesregierung im Bundestag__
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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# EBUEBU: Press Freedom and Media Organisations Issue Statement Opposing Abolition of Essential Safeguards for Public Service Media Pluralism and Independence in Poland# CYBERSECURITYFive Ways Your Employees Sidestep Information Security Policies - Cloud Security Alliance Blog# GERMAN DIGITAL AGENDAMobiles Datenvolumen steigt rasant – Unterrichtung durch die Bundesregierung im Deutschen BundestagBun­des­be­auf­trag­te für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI) wird eigenständige oberste Bundesbehörde__

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EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# UKRAINEUkrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Government takes countermeasures against Russian embargoArseniy Yatsenyuk: Russia's aim was to prevent implementation of FTA between Ukraine and EU. But it takes effect in full on January 1Bundeskanzlerin Merkel telefoniert mit den Präsidenten François Hollande, Wladimir Putin und Petro PoroschenkoEntretien Format Normandie - Présidence de la RépubliqueEU Bank supports development of Ukraine’s economy through EUR 400m loan to strengthen the country’s agri-food sectorUkrainian Government: EIB lends 400 mln EUR to finance agricultural sector in UkraineArseniy Yatsenyuk: We expect an official statement of the President of the European Commission on the implementation by Ukraine of all the requirements for a visa-free regime# RUSSIARussian Government: On approving a list of specific works that cannot be performed in Russia by organisations under Turkish jurisdiction, as well as by organisations controlled by Turkish citizens and (or) organisati…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# INDUSTRYEU Commission Call: Multiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of consultancy services in the field of automotive safety# SMEStaatssekretär Machnig: Vermeidung bürokratischer Lasten durch verbindlichen KMU-Test-Leitfaden# EMPLOYMENTBAFA: Förderung der betrieblichen Beratung zur Erhöhung der grenzüberschreitenden Mobilität von Auszubildenden und jungen Fachkräften wird in 2016 fortgesetzt__

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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# CONSULTATION UPDATEUpdated - EU Commission: Public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment# BETTER REGULATIONStaatssekretär Machnig: Vermeidung bürokratischer Lasten durch verbindlichen KMU-Test-Leitfaden# MERGERSUK Competition and Markets Authority: Records and information management merger faces in-depth investigationCMA refers pharmacy merger for in-depth investigation – UK Competition and Markets Authority# EU REGISTERS# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL COJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0034: European Parliament legislative resolution of 17 January 2013 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part (11699/2012 — C7-0193/2012 — 2008/0251(NLE))OJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0035: This document does not exist in your search language.OJ:JOC_2015_440_R_0033: European Parliament legislative resolu…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 30 December 2015

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# EU ETSPoland plans lawsuit against EU over MSR reform - Carbon Pulse# POST COP21UNFCCC: Aggregation Report of National Climate Plans Presented at UNFCCC COP21People of African descent must be fully included in climate change decisions, UN experts urgeFlop? – Nein, Plopp! -  IPG Journal der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung# CLIMATE FINANCELa France : Mise en œuvre de la loi de transition énergétique : publication du décret sur les actions pour le climat des entreprises et des investisseurs institutionnelsFrançois Villeroy de Galhau: Climate change - the financial sector and pathways to 2°C - Bank for International Settlements# CLIMATE DAMAGERecent unusual weather worldwide calls for urgent preventive action, UN official warns__

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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# POLANDPolish Ministry of Foreign Affairs replies to Frans Timmermans letterPolish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the letter to the Council of Europe's Venice Commission# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch EU Presidency: Meeting of Legal agentsSt 15548 2015 Init Provisional agendas for Council meetings, during the first semester of 2016 (the Netherlands Presidency)# GERMAN LEGAL CHANGES 2016Bundestag: Wichtige gesetzliche Änderungen im Jahr 2016# EU REGISTERS# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL COJ:JOC_2015_435_R_0008: Publication of an application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs OJ:JOC_2015_435_R_0007: Commission Communication pursuant to Article 16(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Public service obligations in respect of scheduled air services OJ:JOC_2015…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# TTIPUS Mission to the EU: A Year in Review with Ambassador Gardner# UKRAINEOleksii Pavlenko says Agriculture Ministry's position is unequivocal - closure of Russian market won't have catastrophic impact on Ukrainian agricultural sector# RUSSIARussian Government: On special economic measures with regards to the Republic of TurkeyRussian Government: On the approval of the list of employers and customers exempt from the ban on hiring Turkish nationals starting January 1, 2016Russian Government: Approval of a development programme for Sevastopol State University for 2016-2025# EXPORTS CONTROLDutch EU Presidency: Informal meeting of Non-proliferation and Disarmament Directors# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILDeclassified: St 14320 2010 Dcl 1 Report Working Party on Latin America (Brussels, 14 September 2010)St 4952 2015 Init Seventh meeting of the EU - Albania Stabilisation and Association Council (Brussels, 18 May 2015)Declassified: St 7893 1995 Dcl 1 Negotiations with Israel (Legal Ser…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# IMFIMF Working Paper No. 15/276: Housing Price and Household Debt Interactions in SwedenIMF Working Paper No. 15/272: Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth# ECBECB: CON/2015/58 Opinion on balance of payments and cross-border provision of services reporting# ESMAESMA publishes results of second Market Abuse Directive  peer review ESMA Library document - MAD Supervisory Practices peer review follow-upESMA publishes MiFID II guidelines on cross-selling practicesESMA Library document - Cross Selling GuidelinesESMA consults on transaction reporting, reference data, record-keeping and clock synchronisation under MiFIR ESMA Library document - Guidelines CP on Transaction Reporting Reference Data Order Record Keeping and Clock Synchronisation ESMA Library document - Annex II - Data validation rules for transaction reportingESMA Library document - Annex III - Draft ISO 20022 message specificationESMA News - Watch the Public Hearing on KID for PRIIPs # US FINANCE R…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# POST COP21La France : Amériques – Dérèglement climatique - Fortes intempéries et tornades dans le sud des Etats-Unis et en Amérique du SudDossier de présentation "La France exemplaire pour le climat grâce à l'application de la loi de transition énergétique"# CLIMATE FINANCEEIB: External Lending Mandate Climate StrategyBundesumweltministerium fördert auch 2016 Klimaschutzprojekte in Kommunen# FUEL QUALITYNetherlands: Decision to amendment of the Decree on air pollution from fuels and the Activities Decree on environmental management for further implementation of articles 3 and 4 of Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the quality of petrol and of diesel fuel and amending Directive 93/12/EEG of the Council and technical amendments (PbEU 1998, L 350) and in relation to technical modifications# ECOSYSTEM MONITORINGEU Commission: Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in enlargement countries# EU COUNCILST 14205 2015 I…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# GAZPROMGazprom’s Board of Directors approves Investment Program, Budget and Cost Reduction Program for 2016Gazprom and SOCAR consider raising Russian gas supplies to AzerbaijanGazprom and Amber Grid sign long-term Agreement on gas transit to Kaliningrad RegionGazprom and NIGC hold first meeting of Joint Coordinating CommitteeGazprom: New Year’s Message# GAS MARKETBDEW zu aktueller Studie zur Entwicklung der Gaspreise# DUTCH ENERGY TRANSITIONNetherlands - Regulation implementing the 2001 Energy Investment Allowance with the 2016 Energy List# FRENCH ENERGY TRANSITIONDossier de présentation "La France exemplaire pour le climat grâce à l'application de la loi de transition énergétique"Énergies marines renouvelables : 10 projets lauréats de l'appel à projets ITE EMR 2015, pour 10 M€ d'investissement en recherche et innovation, soutenus par le programme des investissements d'avenir# GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITIONBundeswirtschaftsministerium: Förderprogramm "Energi…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# INDUSTRYDutch EU Presidency: Level Playing Field - Smart Industry# INNOVATIONEU Commission: Business Innovation Observatory conference - disrupting the future# CIRCULAR ECONOMYPublic Sector Goes Circular - 25 January 2016, Brussels# EMPLOYMENTDutch EU Presidency: Profession Qualification in Motion # EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILCM 5140 2015 INIT - WORKING PARTY ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH (Internal Market / Industry / Better Regulation)__
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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 28 December 2015

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# DIGITALISATIONDutch EU Presidency: Conference Digitalisation Cultural Heritage# BROADCASTING LAWSGerman draft at EU TRIS: Draft of a Nineteenth State Treaty amending State Treaties relating to broadcasting law (Nineteenth State Broadcasting Amendment Treaty)# COPYRIGHTUS COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES ANNOUNCE AMENDMENT TO EXHIBIT A OF WEB IV DETERMINATIONUS Copyright Office Initiates Section 1201 Study and Requests Public Comments# CYBERSECURITYNumber of Serious Software Vulnerabilities Has Increased in 2015, Hasso Plattner Institute says# GIPONETGiponet: First international standard for Big Data approved by ITU membersGeneva Internet Platform: Next eventsIETF 95 Buenos Aires 3/Apr/2016 to 8/Apr/2016The IETF 95 will take place in Buenos Aires from 3-8 April, 2016 at the Hilton Buenos Aires.   IETF Meetings start Monday morning and run through Friday afternoon (13:30), with late scheduling changes. Newcomers' training and technical tutorials take place the previous Sunday afternoon. P…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 23 December 2015

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# TRADE POLICYTrade & Foreign Affairs: EU Council Trio sets its work programme for the next 18 months# RUSSIARussian Government: Briefing by Igor Shuvalov on the results of the talks between the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the European UnionRussian Government: Introducing a ban on the import of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from UkraineUK Minister for Europe David Lidington visits Moscow# SWITZERLANDLuxembourg EU Presidency: EU-Switzerland Meeting – Jean Asselborn seeks to 'find common ground between the outcome of the popular vote and the European principles of free movement and non-discrimination'# CANADAEU Webinar: Research & Partner Opportunities offered by Enterprise Europe & Enterprise Canada Networks - 13 January 2016, online# TURKEYSWP: Die Türkei als Partner der EU in der Flüchtlingskrise – Ankaras Probleme und Interessen# EGAAktuelle Drucksachen des Deutschen Bundestages: Antwort der Bundesregierung  - Stand der Verhandlungen zum…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 23 December 2015

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# EU PRESIDENCY TRIOEU Council sets its work programme for the next 18 months - full version# TAXATIONAktuelle Drucksachen des Deutschen Bundestages: Antwort der Bundesregierung zu Kraftfahrzeugsteuer und Manipulationen von Abgaswerten im Volkswagen Konzern - Drucksache 18/6923 - 18/7126 (PDF)# STATE AIDState aid: Commission finds Italy provided incompatible state aid to Banca Tercas and welcomes plans of private funds to step inEU Commission: FAQ on State aid to Italian bank Banca Tercas and the financial sector in general# ONLINE COMPETITIONBundeskartellamt prohibited Booking.com from continuing to apply its 'best price' clauses# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears the acquisition of UTi Worldwide by DSV A/SMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Prefere Resins by Intermediate Capital Groupc and capitonMergers: Commission approves joint venture in data centre services by KKCG and FoxconnMergers: Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of CEOLCBH60 / CEOLCHA51 / CE…