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EU CLIMATE Alert: # COP21 EU Commissioner Cañete: Political push needed to bring climate talks to next level

Link via DG Climate - 24/10/2015


The UN climate talks in Bonn this week made some progress on the draft text for the new global climate agreement due to be adopted in December, but key issues remain open as the last official negotiating session before the Paris summit draws to a close.The 5-day session from 19–23 October opened amid concerns expressed by many Parties on the draft text released by the co-Chairs of the negotiations in preparation for the session. While the draft was short and readable, it lacked several important priorities for many Parties, including the EU.

Negotiations during the session allowed countries to reaffirm their key positions and continue identifying areas of convergence and divergence. As a result, the reworked text is recognised by all Parties as a basis for the final talks, but keeps key political options open and still requires considerable further work ahead of and in Paris.

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said: &q…

EU CLIMATE Alert: COP21 & Deutschland: Verständigung zur Braunkohle wichtiger Beitrag zur Erreichung der Klimaziele - Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel

Quelle: BMWi

Datum: 24.10.2015

Das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium setzt einen weiteren wichtigen Baustein aus dem energiepolitischen Eckpunktepapier der Parteivorsitzenden vom 1. Juli um, mit dem ein entscheidender Beitrag zur Erreichung der deutschen Klimaziele für das Jahr 2020 geleistet wird. Vorbehaltlich der abschließenden Befassung der Aufsichtsgremien der Energieunternehmen hat sich das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium mit den Energieunternehmen Mibrag, RWE und Vattenfall auf die befristete Einrichtung einer Sicherheitsbereitschaft von Braunkohlekraftwerken in einem Umfang von 2,7 Gigawatt und deren anschließende Stilllegung verständigt.

Bundeswirtschaftsminister Sigmar Gabriel: "Die Maßnahme ist wichtig, um unsere Klimaziele zu erreichen und zugleich sicherzustellen, dass es in den betroffenen Regionen nicht zu Strukturbrüchen kommt. Damit ist sie für Beschäftigte und Unternehmen eine gute und tragbare Lösung."

Der Gesetzentwurf zur Ausgestaltung der Maßnahme soll im November …

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# TTIP11th round of TTIP talks brought progress in most areas of the negotiationsTalking Points of the Chief Negotiator - EU Chief Negotiator (Video)Statement of the EU chief negotiator after the 11th round of talksEU Vertretung: Elfte Verhandlungsrunde in Miami endetBundeswirtschaftsministerium: TTIP - 11. Verhandlungsrunde beendetGUE-NGL: Members of 60 local, regional and national governments across Europe vow to stop TTIP# DUAL USEMEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) proposes 12 actions to remedy human rights shortcomings in the EU’s dual use regulationAnti-Folter-Verordnung - Verbreitung neuartiger Instrumente stoppen# TRADE STRATEGYDG Trade: Fact sheet CanadaDG Trade: Fact sheet Eurasian Economic UnionDG Trade: Fact sheet South AfricaDG Trade: Fact sheet India DG Trade Fact sheet IsraelDG Trade Fact sheet Turkey# MOLDOVASpeech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: The EU and Moldova - Partners for Growth# UKRAINEWirtschaftsgipfel mit der Ukraine in BerlinArseniy Yatsenyuk in Berlin: Tod…

EU ENERGY Alert - published 23 October 2015

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# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNEU Council: Orientation debate on Energy Market Design (TTE Council 26 November) - Information from the Presidency__
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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 23 - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - Making Europe's electricity grid fit for 2020 - PE 569.684v03-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyGrid+Storage Project Workshop - ENTSO-E WorkshopEURELECTRIC Conference: Bracing for change: recipes for a consumer's new dealifo Institut: The German Energy Reform and the European Energy Union – Opportunities and Pitfalls# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER Feature: Framework to assess if retail energy markets are working properly# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEURELECTRIC views on the EPBD review : the role of buildings in achieving the EU climate and energy targetsEURELECTRIC response to EC public consultation on the Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD)Open until 31 October: EU Consultation on the Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive# ENERGY MERGERSMergers: Commission clears joint acquisition of French hydrocarbons storage company by Ardia…

EU CLIMATE Alert - published 23 October 2015

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# CAR EMISSIONSJoint motion for a resolution on emission measurements in the automotive sector - RC-B8-2015-1075EP Amendments to Joint motion for a resolution on emission measurements in the automotive sector
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EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# COP21UNFCCC: Draft Climate Change Agreement Forwarded to ParisUNFCCC Video Streaming of Press Conferences in BonnUNFCCC: Lima-Paris Action Agenda Presented in Bonn - Promoting Transformational Climate ActionCarbon Pulse: Swollen UN climate text ups workload for Paris summitMinistère du Développement durable : Changement climatique : participez au climate Change Challenge du 6 au 8 novembre 2015UK DECC: UK and China sign the Clean Energy PartnershipWWF: Climate baton passes to world leadersGermanwatch zu Klimaverhandlungen: Nun müssen die Regierungschefs Farbe bekennenPWC: Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 | Conscious uncoupling?# U.S. CLEAN ENERGYPolicies and Priorities for a Clean Energy Future - Remarks by Catherine A. Novelli at the Climate & Clean Energy Investment ForumU.S. FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Joins with Public and Private Sector to Increase Access to Off-Grid Clean Energy and the Deployment of Innovative Technologies GloballyU.S. FACT SHEET: U.S.-Pakistan Clean En…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# EMUEP Thinktank: At a Glance - European Semester: 2015 priorities and beyondEP Thinktank: At a Glance - The Advisory European Fiscal Board# IFRSEP Thinktank: Study - IFRS Endorsement Criteria in Relation to IFRS 9 EP Thinktank: Study - The Significance of IFRS 9 for Financial Stability and Supervisory RulesEP Thinktank Study - Impairments of Greek Government Bonds under IAS 39 and IFRS 9: A Case StudyEP Thinktank Study - Expected-Loss-Based Accounting for the Impairment of Financial Instruments: The FASB and IASB IFRS 9 Approaches# BANKING UNIONEBF Tax Conference — The Commission’s Action Plan on Fairer Corporate Taxation: Potential implications for the European Banks# IMFIMF Ends Visit to Kosovo Reaching Staff-Level Agreement on First Review of Stand-By ArrangementIMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Stand-By Arrangement with SerbiaIMF Survey : External Shocks Dim Growth Prospects for Caucasus, Central Asia A wave of external shocks continue to weaken growth prospects and…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# INDUSTRYBUSINESSEUROPE’s President Emma Marcegaglia: “Europeans can trust industry”# SMEHorizon 2020 and InnovFin: Irish SMEs to benefit from €100 million in EU-guaranteed loansFirst-ever EIB facility for buyer credit financing for European SME and Midcap exportersOpinion - Implementation of the European Progress Microfinance Facility - PE 564.916v02-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control# INNOVATIONSWD on European Institute of Innovation Technology  (EIT) Evaluation# SINGLE MARKETDIHK: Die neue Binnenmarktstrategie der EU-Kommission# EU REGISTERS# EU COUNCILYOUTH WORKING PARTY Cm 4263 2015 InitDraft Resolution of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on a European Union Work Plan for Youth for 2016-2018 St 13167 2015 InitProposal for a COUNCIL R ECOMMENDATION On the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market St 12988 2015 Init__
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EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# FAIR TAXATIONTax rulings: special EP committee finalises its recommendationsEU Parliament: Amendments to the Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEPP on Corporate tax avoidance in the EUSPD: Konsequenzen aus LuxLeaks - TAXE-Abschlussbericht und Automatischer Informationsaustausch zu SteuervorbescheidenEP tax investigation; a complete inquiry: press conference by Philippe LAMBERTS, Greens/EFA Co-president (BE), and Sven GIEGOLD (Greens/EFA, DE) DIE LINKE: EP-Sonderausschuss Steuervermeidung (TAXE): Seifenoper mit IKEA und Co.OECD holds second regional Network Meeting on BEPS in EurasiaEU Parliament: Amendments 001-064 - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - A8-0306/2015(001-064) - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Parliament: Amendments 065-066 - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - A8-0306/2015(065-066)EBF Tax Conference — The Comm…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# DSMConférence numérique franco-allemande – Elysée# TSMEPP on Cheaper phone calls and an open internetSPD: Das Ende der Roaming-Gebühren - Neue Regeln für Telefon und InternetEP Amendments - European single market for electronic communicationsAmendments 007-007 - European single market for electronic communications - A8-0300/2015(007-007)/rev1Amendments 018-018 - European single market for electronic communications - A8-0300/2015(018-018)/rev1Tick-tock … time online doubles in a decade# CYBER SECURITYGet Safe Online: TalkTalk customers at risk of fraud following hackThree ways to improve your personal cyber safety - Cloud Security Alliance Blog# SAFE HARBORSafe Harbor Briefing by EDPS on VimeoSafe Harbour EU Court of Justice judgement: committee debate with Commission# COPYRIGHTAll our base are belong to (the) US? -TPP from a Japanese perspective – Office of MEP Julia Reda (Greens/Pirates)U.S. Copyright Office Announces Draft Strategic Plan for 2016-2020Senate Judiciary Committee Ask…

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 23 October 2015

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# ESIFEPP: Cohesion Policy: simpler rules for EU fundsEP Thinktank In-Depth Analysis - Economic, Social and Territorial Situation in Croatia# EITSWD on European Institute of Innovation Technology  (EIT) Evaluation# RTDCHOICE workshop “Exploring FIWARE opportunities towards China”Research Headlines - Sustainable food packaging from food waste# ERCSpotlight on ERC Projects: Universe Sciences# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 and InnovFin: Irish SMEs to benefit from €100 million in EU-guaranteed loans Mapped land-use data for farmers and forest managersHow farms can help tackle antimicrobial resistance# EACEASelection results published: Support for Development of Single Projects# EIBInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB support for wind farm off Belgian coastFirst-ever EIB facility for buyer credit financing for European SME and Midcap exportersEIB signs EUR 50 million loan to GreeceNord-Pas de Calais : 15 M€ dans un Fonds d’investissement dédié à la « Troisième révolution industrielle »# EU REGISTERS…

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