Posts

Showing posts from November, 2016

IEU ENERGY Telegram - Part I 30 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# ENERGY PACKAGEEU Commission proposes new rules for consumer centred clean energy transitionEU Commission Energy Package: Clean Energy for All Europeans – unlocking Europe's growth potentialEU Commission Energy Package: Achieving global leadership in renewable energiesEU Commission Energy Package: Putting energy efficiency first: consuming better, getting cleanerEU Commission Energy Package: Providing a fair deal for consumersSpeech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete at the Clean Energy press conference# REACTION MEMBER STATESBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel zum Winterpaket der EU-Kommission: "Wichtiger Schritt um europäischen Energierahmen neu zu gestalten, aber noch kein ganz großer Wurf!"CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Winterpaket der EU-Kommission stärkt europäischen Energie-Binnenmarkt - Harmonisierung und Marktintegration der erneuerbaren Energie vorantreiben# OTHER REACTIONS TO FOLLOW# CAPACITY MECHANISMSt…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementSME initiative: better access to funding for Spanish small businessesDie Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden# DG RTDEU Council adopts conclusions on support to young researchersEU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovationInnovFin provides €100 million to construct a European research centre to push the boundaries of physicsResearch Headlines - Using satellite data to monitor the quality of inland lakesEvents - EU-GREAT! Workshop - 14 December 2016, Brussels# ESIFRegional Development MEPs approve EU help sche…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# THE JUNCKER PLANEU Commission hosts meeting to prepare Joint Declaration on objectives and priorities for 2017EU Commission President: Answer - Reform of the European Union - P-007399/2016Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementDie Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden# COMPETITIVENESSUpdated results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28-29 Nov 2016# INNOVATIONEU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovation# SMEEuropean Commission Advisory expert group on cross-border access for SMEs to defence and security contracts FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS# EU …

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# ROAMINGEnd of roaming charges: Industry MEPs cap wholesale prices for use of networksS&Ds push for an ambitious wholesale cap reduction to abolish roaming charges in JuneEU-Abgeordnete Meißner (ALDE/FDP): Roaming-Gebühren bis Juni 2017 abschaffenBEUC: European Parliament clears one of last hurdles for end of roaming fees in EU# PORTABILITYWatch your online films anywhere in the EU: MEPs back cross-border portabilityNo borders for online content - EuroparlTVVote du rapport Portabilité : faciliter l’accès des contenus en ligne aux citoyens lors de leurs déplacements à travers les différents Etats membres de l’Union européenne - Jean-Marie Cavada S&D: New portability rules will ensure consumers can access their online content wherever they go in EuropeALDE: Digital single market: citizens will soon enjoy wider access to online content across the EUBEUC: European Parliament gives green light for consumers to use online subscriptions when abroadBusin…

IEU TRADE Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:


# TTIPTTIP Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Final ReportTrans-Atlantic Business Council background on TTIP# CHINAEU Commission Answer - Lapsing of Article 15 of China's World Trade Organisation Accession Protocol - E-007403/2016Trade defence: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/2081 of 28 November 2016 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of oxalic acid originating in the People's Republic of China and produced by Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. LtdBundeswirtschaftsministerium: Erstes deutsch-chinesisches Symposium unterstreicht Bedeutung von Industrie 4.0 für bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen# WTOZypries zu WTO-rechtswidrigen US-Beihilfen für den Flugzeughersteller BoeingWTO: Dominica, Mongolia ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement; final countdown launched# SOUTH KOREADG Trade publishes: Minutes of the CSD meeting on the evaluation of the EU-Korea FTA EU Commission Answer - Effects of the EU-South Korea trade…

IEU EURO Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# PRIIPEP Background - Vote on delaying draft investor protection rules to allow time for improvements# SOLVENCY IIEU Commission Answer - Financial solidity of insurance companies and fake surety policies - E-007679/2016EU Commission Answer - Protests against the mandatory liability insurance rates - E-006922/2016# FINANCIAL SERVICESCompleting single market is essential to relaunch investment – EIB reports# BANKING UNIONDealing with diversity – the European banking sector - Speech by Julie Dickson, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the 17th Handelsblatt Annual Conference on European Banking RegulationECB publishes additional banking supervision statisticsECB Methodological note for the publication of aggregated Supervisory Banking StatisticsEU Commission Answer - Deutsche Bank stress test - E-007715/2016EU Commission Answer - Undercapitalisation of European banks linked to excessive dividend payments - E-007611/2016# ECBECB Publication: Lette…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# COMPETITION POLICYCompetition and investment in telecoms - EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager# BREXITEuropean Commission hosts technical seminar on Article 50 negotiationsEU Council: Letter to the UK parliamentarians on the status of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens living and working in EuropeNorway: The single market after brexit – business as usual?EU Commission Answer - Implementation of Brexit - E-006581/2016Britischer Lieberaler Graham Watson im Gespräch mit freiheit.org über den Brexit# TAXATIONEU Commission Answer - Black list of tax havens abolished by the Italian Government - E-007584/2016German thinktank DIW: Tax evasion and the impact of international regulation: a summary of empirical results# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission approves the acquisition of Van Dijk by TowerBrookMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Nordnet by Nordic Capital and a group of individual investorsConcentrations: La Commission autorise l'acquisition con…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:



# REACH
DG Grow: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) completes toolkit for REACH 2018 registration
REACH 2018: Submit your registration
# POLLUTION
EEA: The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR), Member States reporting under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 166/2006
# HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
EP Draft report - Amendment to Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - PE 593.996v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
EU Commission Answer - Endocrine disrupters and the precautionary principle - E-007309/2016
# MERCURY
St 14588 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008 - Preparation for the trilogue
# FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS
EU Commission Answer - Regulating materials that come into contact with food products - E-007709/2016
EU Commission Answer - Food pac…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:

# EU CLIMATE TARGETSEU Commission Answer - The EU's climate protection targets and Member States' practices - E-007530/2016EU Commission Answer - Paris Climate Change Agreement - E-007383/2016EU Commission Answer - Tackling global warming - E-007422/2016Kommission droht EU-Klimaziele zu verfehlen -  Europa-SPDVIK fordert auf Jahrestagung neuen Dialog zur Klimaschutzpolitik# EP EMIS COMMITTEEEMIS Committee will hear once more the representatives from the Joint Research Centre - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorDraft agenda - Monday, 5 December 2016 - PE 595.431v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector  Evidence : Presentations, Speeches, Transcriptions - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorEvidence : Replies to additional EMIS Questions from experts/witnesses - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorS&a…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 29 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:

# ENERGY UNIONSt 13444 2016 Rev 2 Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU - Preparation of the final informal trilogue of 7 December 2016ENTSO-E Winter Outlook 2016/17: possible tight supply situation in France due to reduced availability of nuclear power plantsWinter Outlook 2016/2017 and Summer Review 2016Winter energy package: Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) give reforms cautious welcomeEnergy Storage 2017# ENERGY REGULATIONSt 14896 2016 Init - Any other business International Energy Agency: long-term financial health - Information from the Luxembourg delegation# ENERGY EFFICIENCY38th Euroheat & Power Congress -  SETISEnergy efficiency: a message from concerned Friends - The Coalition for Energy Savi…

IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 28 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:

# SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMThe European Cluster Conference 2016Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-FoodSmart Specialisation - Overview by countryUpcoming events on the Smart Specialisation Platform# EESC27th meeting of the Europe 2020 Steering Committee, with participation of national economic and social councils and similar institutions - European Economic and Social Committee# URBACTA Good Practice Call with a difference# EIP - SMART CITIES & COMMUNITIESEIP-SCC: Download the Recording and Presentation of our Webinar ‘How Can Cities Enhance Collaboration with Businesses?’EIP-SCC: The Global Covenant of Mayors Moves to North America - EIP - Smart Cities and Communities Market PlaceEnergy-efficient retrofitting for social housing: Study visit in Aachen - EIP - SCCEIP-SCC: The Business Models AC Presents the EIP-SCC Funding Guide# SMART GOVERNANCEETNO: European Digital City IndexAn emerging offer of "personal information…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Nov 2016

Image
Our telegram headlines today*:

# CEFEU Commission: Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)# BUDGET & MFF2017 EU budget gets EU Council approval€435 million returned to European farmers from the Common Agricultural Policy budget# EFSIPlan d'investissement pour l'Europe : 75 million d'euros pour des bâtiments économes en énergie en FinlandeStructural Reform Support Programme, ESFI for jobs and growth: committee votesST 14667 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub - Updated Presidency compromise textPublic investment in Europe: the EU can and must do more! - European Economic and Social CommitteeBusinessEurope: Investment Plan for Eu…