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EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# ICT 2015ICT 2015: And the winners are...# DSMDigital Single Market Strategy for Europe - Committee on Transport and Tourism# E-COMMERCECourt of Justice: 128/2015 : 22 October 2015 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-264/14 Hedqvist Taxation The exchange of traditional currencies for units of the ‘bitcoin’ virtual currency is exempt from VAT# NET NEUTRALITYEU Parliament on Net neutrality: Four things to know about new rules being voted onLa Quadrature du Net : Net Neutrality in Europe: Now or Never!# BROADBANDBroadband speeds in Europe are still not delivering on their promisesEU Commission: Broadband speeds in Europe are not delivering on their promises - broadband prices are declining1. Broadband speeds2. Broadband prices3. Broadband coverageEU Commission Europe 2020 Initiative: Quality of Broadband Services in the EU# ONLINE MEDIAEBU WELCOMES DECISION OF EU COURT ON SCOPE OF AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES DIRECTIVE# SPECTRUMLatest documents published by the Radio Spectrum Pol…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# COP21 - EUExchange of views (EoV) with Laurent Fabius on COP21 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyUpdated: European Parliamentary Research Service: The European Council and the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 (COP 21)GUE/NGL:  No nonsense, no excuses - only real climate solutions - Nordic Green Left brings together global activists in lead-up to COP21 in ParisKlimaforscher: Paris-Abkommen als Brücke zur Einhaltung der 2-Grad-GrenzeEU Parliament: Video of another event - DSP: 5 th european Marine Board Forum The Ocean Climate Nexus - Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 16:18# COP21 - UNUNFCCC: United Arab Emirates Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementUNFCCC: Sri Lanka Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris AgreementNOAA Updated Global Summary Information - September 2015UNECE : Sustainable management and use of fossil fuels important for climate agendaWWF: The Clean Power Plan: A Victory for Clean Air and Climate Acti…

EU ENERGY Alert - published 22 October 2015

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# ENERGY UNION
Governance system of the Energy Union = Draft Council conclusions (Rev3, Cor1)EU Council: WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY Cm 4211 2015 InitEU Council: WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY Cm 4173 2015 InitCOUNCIL DECISION approving the conclusion, by the European Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center St 12559 2015 Init__

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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# ENERGY INFRASTRUCTUREThe Energy Infrastructure Forum - ENTSO-E  EventClarification of the ongoing tender procedure on technical assistance to assess candidate Projects of Energy Community Interest # ENERGY EFFIENCYEU Commission requests eleven Member States to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive # ENERGY SECURITYEU Commission requests FINLAND to fully transpose the Oil Stocks Directive # RENEWABLESThe Climate Group: Renewables in future energy mix heavily underestimated: new report # GAZPROMAlexey Miller on Nord Stream: Gazprom takes extensive efforts within Ukhta – Torzhok-2 project # NUCLEAR SAFETYIAEA Director General Amano Concludes Visit in Slovenia, Switzerland # FUSION ENERGYExchange of views: Follow-up to the 2013 discharge to Joint Undertaking for ITER # IEAWORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2015 - Präsentation & Diskussion in BerlinIEA: Presentations - Energy Technology Perspectives 2015: Mobilising Innovation to Accelerate Climate Action – 16 October 2015 # GERMAN E…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# INFRINGEMENT PACKAGEEU Commission October infringements package: key decisions1. EnergyCommission requests eleven Member States to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency DirectiveCommission requests FINLAND to fully transpose the Oil Stocks Directive2. EnvironmentCommission asks the CZECH REPUBLIC to take back a shipment of toxic wasteCommission asks GREECE and HUNGARY to implement regulation that prohibits the placing of illegal timber on EU marketCommission asks the UNITED KINGDOM to revisit key elements of water legislation3. Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets UnionCommission refers six Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution4. Mobility and TransportCommission refers the CZECH REPUBLIC, LUXEMBOURG, and PORTUGAL to the Court of Justice of the EU over the interconnection of electronic transport registersRailway safety: Commission refers the CZECH REPUBLIC to the Court of Justice of …

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# SECURITYA European Agenda on Security: EU Commission signs Convention on prevention of terrorismChairman of the NATO Military Committee: EU capabilities could complement NATO’s military effortsRemarks Before Meeting With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter SteinmeierRemarks by the High Representative Federica Mogherini following the meeting with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign MinisterKrisendiplomatie zu Nahost und Syrien in Berlin# DUAL USEDG Trade publishes update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use ItemsDG Trade: Updated information on Dual Use ControlsEU Parliament on "Anti-Torture Regulation" - plenary debate and voteEU Parliament: Amendments 039-040 - Trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - A8-0267/2015(039-040)# TRADE STRATEGYSpeech by EU Commissioner Malmström: Trade for All - First discussion with civil society organisationsSWP: Einigung auf ein Transpazifisch…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONPresident Juncker in Madrid at the 'Premio Nueva Economía Fórum 2015' and  to participate in the EPP 2015 Statutory Congress with Members of the CollegeEPP Group congratulates newly-elected EPP PresidencyFriends of Europe: STATE OF EUROPE CONFERENCE DEBATES CURES FOR “SICKLY EUROPE”# INFRASTRUCTUREBoosting private investment in transport key to deliver on Commission's growth agenda# SMEDocumentation of Public Hearing on "Digitalisation of the manufacturing industry and SMEs"# CHEMICAL INDUSTRYConsultation on a possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles and clothing for consumer use# AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRYEU Commission: UNECE proposal for a new Mutual Resolution on vehicle powertrain definitions# EESCInaugural Speech of EESC President Georges Dassis# EU REGISTERS# EU OPEN DATA PORTALYoung people learning at least two foreign languagesJobless households by sex# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de form…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# ERASMUS+Schools eTwinning platform: classrooms across Europe working together for a more tolerant societyThe 2016 Erasmus + Call for Proposals, Programme Guide, and Annual Work Programme have been published# RTDSuccess Stories - Connecting the links to a sustainable food supply chainResearch Headlines - A touch of ultrasound# ERCERC: Information for Applicants: Proof of Concept call 2016Research Participant Portal: Call for proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant# HORIZON 2020The challenge of ageing population to be tackled with the first Horizon Prize for Social InnovationSeaking an energy revolution for boats on the high seasDelving into the depths of cortical spaceAssessing the alignment of investment portfolios with climate goals: join the road show!# EIBEuropean Investment Bank boosts expansion of Bergen airport# EU REGISTERS# EULREXCELEX:32015D1869: Decision (EU) 2015/1869 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 October 2015 on the mobilisation of the European Glob…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 22 October 2015

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# EMUECB Press conference Mario Draghi: Introductory statement to the press conferencePresident Schulz asks the Commission to review its package on completing economic and monetary unionIW Cologne comments on the new European Fiscal Board: Concept with ShortcomingsMoody's: Structural changes in Europe reflected in evolving ratings since global financial crisis# BANKING UNIONEU Commission refers six Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose EU rules on Bank Recovery and ResolutionTransposition of the legislation on Prudential Requirements for Banks and Investment Firms by Romania and Slovenia is now complete for which the Commission services propose to close the infringement case# BANKING UKUK: CMA proposes better deal for bank customers# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONPublic consultation on impacts of maximum remuneration ratio under Capital Requirements Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV), and overall efficiency of CRDIV remuneration rules# ROMANIAIMF Statement at …

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