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IEU TRADE Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# TTIPConclusion of the 13th TTIP Negotiation Round - Final statementBundeswirtschaftsministerium zu TTIP - 13. Verhandlungsrunde in New York beendetEU Commission proposes the signature and conclusion of the EU-US data protection Umbrella AgreementU.S. Department of Commerce: Continuing the Conversation on Investment at Hannover Messe# TRADE DEFENCECommission adopts new prior-surveillance system for import of steel productsEC Midday press briefing of 29/04/2016 INDUSTRY - Commission adopts new prior-surveillance system for import of steel products: Q&A# TUNISIADG Trade - latest documents: EU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiationsEU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiations – trade defence instruments - FactsheetEU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiations – Transparency - FactsheetEU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiations – Intellectual Property Rights - Factsheet TEU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiations – Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - FactsheetEU-Tunisia DCFTA trade negotiations – public procurement - Fac…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# TSMEU Commission: New decrease in roaming charges before their end in June 2017EU Parliament: Dialling it down: one step closer to abolition of roaming chargesEC Midday press briefing of 29/04/2016 DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY - Roaming: Q&AOECD: Developments In International Mobile RoamingBEUC:  Next wave of roaming price cuts good news for consumersBEREC: Upcoming review provides a good opportunity to undertake a “re-fresh” of the regulatory framework# DATA PROTECTIONEU Commission proposes the signature and conclusion of the EU-US data protection Umbrella AgreementLes actualités de la CNIL en FranceLINC, un nouveau média dédié aux innovations numériquesSites de rencontres : clôture de la mise en demeure à l’encontre de la société NESS INTERACTIVEContrôle du blocage administratif des sites : 1er rapport de la personnalité qualifiéeAdoption du règlement européen par le Parlement européen : un grand pas pour la protection des données en Europe[Communiqué G29] Publication de l’avis…

IEU EURO Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# GREECEEC Midday press briefing of 29/04/2016 ECONOMY - Greece: Q&A# HUNGARYIMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with HungaryOECD Economic Survey of Hungary launches Friday 6 May 2016# UKRAINEIMF Country Report No. 16/108: Ukraine : Technical Assistance Report-Self-Funding of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCommissioner Hill meets financial sector businesses in ManchesterEU  Parliament:  Amendments 1 - 83 - Access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union - PE 582.097v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentESMA publishes results of EU central counterparties stress test# BANKING UNIONSingle Resolution Board holds its first conference in BrusselsVideo message by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the First Single Resolution Board ConferenceCommission approves prolongation of sale deadline for four Italian bridge banksDeutsche Bank Research: Free market in death? Europe’s new bai…

IEU LEGAL Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# EU ELECTORAL LAWEC Midday press briefing of 29/04/2016: EUROPEAN ELECTIONS - "Spitzenkandidaten": Q&A# STATE AIDState aid: Commission authorises support for renewable energy in ItalyEU Commission approves prolongation of sale deadline for four Italian bridge banks# MERGERSConcentrations: la Commission autorise la concentration entre CMA CGM et NOL dans le secteur du transport maritime régulier par conteneurs, sous réserve du respect de certaines conditionsMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Railpool by Pacific Mezz and OaktreeMergers: Commission clears acquisition of a real estate property portfolio in London by APG, DV4 and QDREICMergers: Commission clears Echo Prime joint venture by Griffin, LVS II Lux XX and Redefine Properties# TRANSPARENCY REGISTERLobbying at EU level: conference on mandatory transparency register on Monday 2 May# TAX TRANSPARENCYLuxLeaks-Prozess: Aussageverweigerung von EU-Kommissarin Vestager ist ein Armutszeugnis# FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTSCommis…

IEU ENERGY Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# ENERGY EFFICIENCYDG Energy: Study on Energy Efficiency in Enterprises: Energy Audits and Energy Management SystemsOpinion - Implementation report on the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) - PE 576.724v03-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyBuildings across Europe: accomplishments and challenges# ENERGY UNIONCEPS: The EU power sector needs long-term price signalsINEA: Over €357 million requested for CEF Energy projects - 16 project proposals have been received# ENERGY SECURITYEnergy diplomacy: Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Arias Cañete at G7 Energy Ministers meeting in Kitakyushu, JapanStaatssekretär Baake reist zum G7- Energieministertreffen nach Japan# RENEWABLE ENERGYState aid: Commission authorises support for renewable energy in ItalyEUSEW16: Registrations are now open!SETIS: Europe sees growth in solar PV in 2015 Renewable Energy News: EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar# ENERGY REGULATIONSETIS: European Commission holds survey on t…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONPresident Juncker to attend Charlemagne Prize award ceremony for Pope FrancisEC Midday press briefing of 29/04/2016 COMMISSION AGENDA - EC President Juncker's agenda: Q&A# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: new EFSI deals signed in Denmark, France, Portugal, Spain and Sweden# INNOVATIONGeorgia joins EU research and funding programme Horizon 2020Association of Georgia to Horizon 2020 – Remarks by  Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationCan Europe lead the Second Quantum Revolution? - European Parliamentary Research ServiceOpen Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016# INDUSTRYBig data and B2B digital platforms: The next frontier for Europe's industry and enterprises# SMEEU  Parliament:  Amendments 1 - 83 - Access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union - PE 582.097v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development# EMPLOYMENTEurostat: Le taux de chômage en baisse à 10,2% dans la zone…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# EU CLIMATE TARGETSEU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”# ETS FREE ALLOWANCESEU Commission’s reaction on EU Court's judgment on free allocation in the EU ETS for the period 2013-2020# CARBON ASSET RISKInvestor Expectations of Electric Utility Companies: Looking down the line at carbon asset risk# THE ARCTICThe EU’s new Arctic Communication: not-so-integrated, not-so-disappointing? – Part II: Making a difference: the European Arctic and better coordination - The Arctic Institute# POST COP21Health & Environment Alliance: Letter to European ministers to ensure that the EU's largest climate instrument is fit for purposeMIT Outlines Progress on its Five-Year Climate Action Plan - The Energy Collective# CLIMATE FINANCEGreen Climate Fund: Women key agents for tackling climate change# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSDocumentation: Hearing of AECC and…

IEU FUNDING Telegram - 29 April 2016

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# BUDGETEU Parliament: Opinion - Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament's input ahead of the Commission's proposal - PE 575.217v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyEU Parliament: Draft opinion - 2017 Budget - Mandate for the Trilogue - PE 580.791v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: new EFSI deals signed in Denmark, France, Portugal, Spain and Sweden# ESIFDiscover EU-funded projects near you: launch of the "Europe in my Region" campaign# DG RESEARCHEU and Canada join forces to better understand the Atlantic# HORIZON 2020Georgia joins EU research and funding programme Horizon 2020Association of Georgia to Horizon 2020 – Remarks by  Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# DG CONNECTEuropean Photonics Venture Forum2016 Annual EU Innovation Procurement EventInnovative entrepreneurship in the digital era: The future wi…

IEU LEGAL Telegram - 28 April 2016

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# EU INFRINGEMENTS PACKAGEThe April infringements package: Commission acts for full, proper and timely implementation of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businessesEU Commission requests BELGIUM, FINLAND, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG and PORTUGAL to implement the updated EU rules on the reuse of government-held information  Internal energy market: Commission urges GERMANY to fully comply with the Third Energy Package  Energy efficiency: Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency DirectiveNuclear energy: Commission requests LATVIA to fully transpose the Radioactive Waste DirectiveRenewable energy: Commission urges PORTUGAL to comply with the Renewable Energy DirectiveOffshore oil and gas: Commission requests GERMANY and ROMANIA to transpose the Offshore Safety DirectiveWater: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates  Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of…