Showing posts from January, 2016

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# POST COP21UNFCCC: Bringing the Paris Agreement into Force - Next Steps and National Climate PlansUNFCCC - Full library record: Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015. Part one: ProceedingSecretary-General Appoints Janos Pasztor of Hungary Senior Adviser to Secretary-General on Climate ChangeParis Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviserAccord de Paris : Laurence Tubiana nommée championne du climatCERES: Paris Climate Deal Seen Costing $12.1 Trillion Over 25 Years# EU ARCTIC POLICYEU Commission Roadmap: Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council on EU Arctic Policy - EEAS - Communication (outside CWP) - Impact assessment planned : No# CLIMATE FINANCESommet des investisseurs sur le risque climatique à New York : Ségolène Royal appelle à entrer dans une économie bas carbone# ETSCefic debates potential of ETS to deliver on low carbon futureCarbon P…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# ENERGY SECURITYUkrainian Finance Ministry welcomes adoption of law enabling Ukraine to use long-term loan facility provided by international financial organizations for gas purchase# ENERGY UNIONUpdated: Energy Union diplomacy: EU and Turkey strengthen energy tiesEESC: Launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design - Lutz Ribbe, about the EESC opinion TEN/577# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy Efficiency Review – EDSO response to EC consultationEESC Opinion on energy efficiency labelling - Rapporteur: Mr Fatovic - European Economic and Social CommitteeUkraine: Vice Prime Minister has presented for investors a model of Energy Efficiency FundUkrainian Ministry of Finance welcomes ratification of agreement with German Government related to project "Municipal climate protection programme ІІ"# GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITIONZwist über Stromnetze in kommunaler Hand - Bundestagsbericht über die Debatte zur Rekommunalisierung von Energienetzen am 29. Januar 2016.Koalition …

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# PROCUREMENTEuropean Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countries# TAXATIONEPP on Corporate Tax PackageCorporate tax & Google - Letter from Greens/EFA to Commissioner VestagerBundesarbeiterkammer Österreich: Kommission legt im Kampf gegen Steuerdumping nachFTI Consulting Snapshot: Tax - is Europe leading by example?# REFITEU Commission on Official launch of REFIT Platform: New approach brings together stakeholders for better regulation and better results# UNDECLARED WORKEP Plenary vote on Prevention and deterrence of undeclared workBriefing - Undeclared work in the EU - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANKBriefing - European Platform for tackling undeclared work - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK# POLITICAL FINANCINGOECD to launch Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture# BREXITKey role for Parliament in poss…

EU EMU Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# SOVEREIGN DEBTIMF Executive Board Approves Exceptional Access Lending Framework Reforms# ECBPlenary: MEPs to discuss ECB actions with President Mario DraghiECB Publication: Covered bonds in the European Union – ECB contribution to the European Commission’s public consultationECB: Monetary developments in the euro area# BANKING UNIONHessen: EU Verordnung zur Einlagensicherung schadet Sparkassen und Genossenschaftsbanken - Spareinlagen werden nicht durch Risikoverteilung, sondern nur durch Risikoverkleinerung geschützt# BANKING INVESTIGATIONSUK: Extension to CMA retail banking market investigation# ECONOMIC GOVERNANCEAt a Glance - Economic Policy Coordination in the Euro Area under the European Semester – Compilation of Papers - 27-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK# ESMAESMA updates CRR standard on main indices and recognised exchangesESMA CONSULTS ON TRANSACTION REPORTING, REFERENCE DATA, RECORD-KEEPING AND CLOCK SYNCHRONISATION UNDER MIFIR - 23 December 2015ESMA PUBLISHES RESPONSES TO THE CONS…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# MARKET ACCESSEuropean Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countriesDG Trade: Argentina removed long standing trade barriers# FAIR TRADEEU and its partners discuss further steps to ensure better future for Bangladeshi garment industry workersCommission publishes report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chainWTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains# TISAEPP on TiSA: Yes to better international regulation, No to lower domestic regulationTiSA: the European Parliament strengthens its voice for the safeguard of public services – CEEP# TTIPNetherlands to hold combined meeting on trade and developmentDutch EU Presidency: Joint meeting of European ministers for trade and development cooperationEU-Abgeordneter Bernd LANGE (S&D/SPD) zu Gesprächen über TTIP in den USA - Vorsitzender des Handelsausschusses stellt Parlamentsposition k…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# INNOVATIONEU Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism kicks off with first meeting of advisorsDG Research & Innovation: European Manufacturing Cluster Expert Workshop - 16 February 2016, BrusselsEBN Interview with MIRRIS Stakeholders: Vladimír Albrecht, Technology Centre of the Academy of SciencesTU9-Präsident Prof. Hans Jürgen Prömel: „Der Imboden-Bericht setzt der künftigen Exzellenzinitiative klare Ziele - Nun sind Bund und Länder gefordert, rasche Entscheidungen zur Ausgestaltung zu treffen“# CIRCULAR ECONOMYDutch EU Presidency: Concrete agreements and recommendations on the circular economyCircular Economy: Study on separate waste collection shows Estonia, Finland and Slovenia as top performers# SINGLE MARKETOrganisation chart of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (01/09/2015) – Available as of 01/02/2016DG Grow: EU Commission publishes report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chainBundesarbeiterkammer Öster…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 29 January 2016

# SAFE HARBORSafe Harbour, European Asylum Support Office: EP committee debatesEC Midday press briefing vodcast of 29/01/2016  JUSTICE - Safe harbour: Q&ACDU/CSU im Bundestag: Digitalwirtschaft braucht Rechtssicherheit - Transatlantischer Datenverkehr muss auch bis zu neuem Safe Harbor Abkommen möglich bleibenIW Institute Cologne: Transatlantic data transfers - No end to the Safe Harbor vacuumBDI zum Safe Harbor-AbkommenDigitale Gesellschaft zu Safe Harbor: Reform der geheimdienstlichen Zugriffsrechte ist unausweichlich# DSMBundesarbeiterkammer Österreich zum Digitalen Binnenmarkt der EU# BIG DATAEBU Conference: Big Data - A game changer for public service media?# IOTWhy there is more to the Internet of Things than just technology – the role of AIOTI – by Kees Van Der KlauwStromsparende Minicomputer für das „Internet der Dinge“ - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf koordiniert EU-Projekt zu Einzelelektronen-TransistorRegeln für das Internet der Dinge -  Die Datenschutz-Leitsätze …