Showing posts from February, 2016

EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 29 February 2016

# UNECEUNECE - The Executive Secretary's Blog: Now is the time for more and smarter infrastructure investment# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIOCorina Crețu – “The EU Urban Agenda plays an important role in solving EU challenges”# EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGYSpeech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on "Energy Union – 1 year on" at the conference organised by Jacques Delors Institute# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECTEU Commission: DESI - How digital is your country? New figures show action needed to unlock Europe's potentialEU Commission: A new comprehensive Digital Skills IndicatorRequirements Specification For Urban Platforms Report (short version) is now availableConnected & Automated Driving: Telecom & Automotive Industries Join Forces at Mobile World Congress 2016# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVEDG Move: Study on access to in-vehicle data and resources# EU PARLIAMENTBriefing - EU Urban Agenda – State of play - EP THINKTANK# EU SMART CITIES INFO SYSTEMSmart Cities I…

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 27 February 2016

# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 29 FEB - 6 MAR 2016Monday 29 February 2016Tuesday 1 March 2016Wednesday 2 March 2016Thursday 3 March 2016Friday 4 March 2016Saturday 5 March 2016Sunday 6 March 2016Outlook FebruaryOutlook MarchOutlook AprilOutlook MayOutlook June# EU PARLIAMENTThe Week Ahead: 29 Feb - 6 Mar 2016Border management and European coast guardWomen refugees and asylum seekersPress seminar on women refugeesEmission inquiry committee constitutive meetingUkraine week in the EPFYR of MacedoniaPlenary preparationsPresident's agendaPre-session press briefingEU Parliament schedule by dayMonday 29 Feb 2016Tuesday 1 Mar 2016Wednesday 2 Mar 2016Thursday 3 Mar 2016Friday 4 Mar 2016Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents# EU COUNCILMain topics and media events 29 Feb - 13 Mar 2016Monday 29 Feb 2016 - Competitiveness CouncilFriday 4 Mar 2016 - Environment CouncilMonday 7 Mar 2016 - Meeting of heads of state or government with TurkeyMonday 7 Mar 2…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# TTIPDG Trade: 12th round of TTIP talks picks up the pace for a high standard dealStatement by the EU chief negotiator Ignacio García Bercero following the conclusion of the 12th TTIP negotiation round12th Round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations – Video of the press conferenceBundeswirtschaftsministerium: TTIP - 12. Verhandlungsrunde beendetEnge transatlantische Abstimmung - Auswärtiges AmtÖsterreichische AK Europa zur 12. TTIP-VerhandlungsrundeT&E: Keystone lawsuit shows TTIP’s threat to climate actionBUND: TTIP gefährdet Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutz. Verhandlungen müssen gestoppt werden# CETACETA im Sinne der Menschen gestalten – S&D/SPD# TURKEYMeeting of the EU heads of state or government with Turkey, 07/03/2016EEAS: Statement by the spokesperson on the release of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül in Turkey# UKRAINEEP Interview with Pat Cox: "There is still an enormous appetite for deeper transformation in Ukraine"# MO…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# SMEDraft opinion - How best to harness the job creation potential of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)? - Committee on Regional Development# INDUSTRYEU enforcement project reveals compliance over 99% on REACH authorisationECEG successfully kick-started their sectoral debate on digitalisation# CIRCULAR ECONOMYAgenda of the Environment Council, 04/03/2016# INNOVATIONThe 2016 European Social Innovation Competition is now open!# EMPLOYMENTIn-Depth Analysis - Assessment of Youth Employment Initiative - EP THINKTANK# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCORRIGENDUM to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2015)4394 final of 1 July 2015 on the classification of the reaction to fire performance of construction products pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council# EU COUNCILSt 14765 2015 Cor 1 3431st meeting of the Council of the European Union (COMPETITIVENESS (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space)) held in Brussels on 30 November and 1 D…

EU EURO Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# EUROPEAN SEMESTEREuropean Semester 2016: EU Commission publishes Country ReportsEurofound: Role of the social partners in the European Semester# EURO AREABriefing - Institutions and Bodies in the Economic and Monetary Union - EP THINKTANKST 6509 2016 INIT - Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the economic policy of the euro areaGianni Pittella in Athens for meetings with Tsipras and centre-left party leadersEPC Discussion Paper: Financial assistance to Greece: Three programmes# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONBriefing - Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union - Prospectus Regulation: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment - EP THINKTANK# GOVERNMENT DEBTBundesfinanzministerium: Internationale Schuldenstrategie, Umschuldungen# ISLAMIC FINANCEUK Research and analysis: Islamic Finance in UK# DG FISMADG FISMA: February issue of newsletter is out!# EBAEBA publishes Opinion on macroprudential policy measures notified by the National Bank of BelgiumLatest Q&…

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# REFUGEE CRISISUN opens support 'hubs' to boost protection for families and children on move across EuropeCouncil of Europe Conference on recognition of qualifications held by refugeesEU Open Data Portal on Border Risk AnalysisEastern European Borders Annual Risk Analysis 2015Western Balkans Annual Risk Analysis 2015# UK SETTLEMENTIn-Depth Analysis - The UK's 'new settlement' in the European Union: Renegotiation and referendum - EP THINKTANKEPC Policy Dialogue: The view from the continent: What people in other member states think about the UK referendum# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into ASL's acquisition of ArianespaceMergers: Commission approves Dentsply acquisition of dental equipment supplier Sirona, subject to conditionsMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Logos Australia and Logos China by Macquarie and Ivanhoe# TAXATIONUK Policy paper: Country by country reporting – updated# EU OMBUDSMANEU Ombudman: Decision in case 52…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# ENERGY UNIONEU Council: St 6354 2016 Init Energy Union: Employment and social dimension - Information from the CommissionENTSO-E’s response to the Energy Union CommunicationEESC: Evidence-informed policy-making: What's on the TEN Section's agenda?# ENERGY DIPLOMACYHigh Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia from 29 February – 1 MarchEESC: External dimension of the EU's energy policy# RENEWABLESUpdated DG Energy Call: Technical assistance concerning the reporting requirements on biofuels and bioliquids stemming from the Directive (EU) 2015/1513# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E position on the status of documents being issued by the IEC System Committee (SyC) on Smart EnergyENTSO-E: New TYNDP2014 Input Datasets available for downloadENTSO-E: Call for submissions for the Renewable Grid Initiative "Good Practice of the Year" awardUpcoming ENTSO-E EventsEnergy Community and ENTSO-E discuss implementation of Third Package Network Co…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 26 February 2016

# DSMPreliminary trends of the consultation on geo-blocking and other geographically-based restrictions when shopping and accessing information in the EUDAE Blog: Measuring progress in Europe's digital economy# TSMBEREC tasks crucial importance for implementation of new net neutrality and roaming provisions# DATA PROTECTIONPatrick Breyer, MdL Schleswig-Holstein und Themenbeauftragter der Piratenpartei für Datenschutz zum EU-Grundsatzprozess: Streit um das deutsche Verbot der Surfprotokollierung# CYBERSECURITYThe NIS Directive and National CSIRTs – ENISACloud Data Security Services Just Got Easier to Build and Assess - Cloud Security Alliance# 5GInternational Telecommunication Union: IMT-2020 makes progress in developing 5G standard - Criteria refined for selection of 5G radio interface technologies# HPCEuropean High Performance Computing Summit week# E-GOVERNMENTCEEP: Digital transformation, an existential question for public services# STAFF CHANGESDIGITALEUROPE welcomes three new…