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IEU EURO Telegram 8 June 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETSCapital markets union: EU Council agrees its stance on prospectus rulesEU Commission welcomes Council’s backing of the prospectus reformEP Opinion - Access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union - PE 580.400v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education U.S. SIFMA Launches State-by-State Capital Markets Database# ELTIFESMA issues Technical Standards for European Long-Term Investment Funds# EU BUDGETReducing Member States' contributions - vote on the 2016 second amending budget - Committee on Budgets# FINANCIAL STABILITYBMF zur 13. Sit­zung des Sta­bi­li­täts­ra­tes am 8. Ju­ni 2016# BANKSNew IMF Working Paper - No. 16/109: Foreign Bank Subsidiaries’ Default Risk during the Global Crisis : What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from their Parents?ESPN: Rolling out UK Universal Credit in a context of austerity: is it going to work?# EBABank of Greece notifies the EBA in relation to the resolution of Cooperative Bank of…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 8 June 2016

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# TAXATIONEU Parliament sets up “Panama Papers” inquiry committeeEuroparlTV Video - Panama Papers Inquiry Committee explainedParliament calls for crackdown on corporate tax avoidancePanama Papers: EPP Group wants to end secrecy about who owns companiesEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber(EVP/CSU): Schluss mit Steuervermeidung - EU-Parlament geht gegen Steuerhinterzieher vor und beschließt Panama-UntersuchungsausschussS&D: Taxes must be paid where profits are made to fight tax evasion by multinationalsEU-Abgeordneter Peter SIMON (S&D/SPD): "Panama Papers – Geldwäsche- und Steuerfluchtsumpf trockenlegen"ALDE: Tax avoidance--European Parliament adopts ambitious legislationEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Europaparlament übernimmt Vorreiterrolle bei Aufarbeitung der "Panama Papers"Panama Papers & Tax Avoidance: Pressure on the rich and powerful - GUE/NGLECR: Tax: Anti BEPS plan must not turn in an anti-business planGrüne zur EU-Richtlinie gegen Steuerdumping: E…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 8 June 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSt 9879 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users - Preparation of the informal trilogue meeting 15 June 2016ST 9879 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users - Preparation of the informal trilogue meeting 15 June 2016Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the BDEW Congress 2016Šefčovič betont in Berlin die europäische Dimension der EnergiewendeBMWi: Energiewende europäischBMWi…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 8 June 2016

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# POST COP21UN: Ban commends India and United States for supporting early entry into force of Paris AgreementU.S. Fact Sheets: Climate Change and Clean Energy at the 2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic DialogueCorporate Europe Observatory: Big Energy still pulling the strings in Brussels six months after Paris climate dealCOP21: le Parlement français autorise la ratification de l'accord de Paris sur le climat# CARBON MARKETSUNFCCC: Companies Unprepared for Low Carbon Economy Will Lose  - Report to Financial Stability BoardExpect EU ETS reforms to more closely resemble MEP Duncan’s plan, say analysts - Carbon PulseVCI: Reform of European Emission Trading – How to Reach the Climate Protection Goals Taking the Industrial Competitiveness into Account?Carbon Pulse: Ex-UK climate official to head EU green business groupICAP ETS Brief #4 Linking ETS# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Draft Interim report on the inquiry into emission measurements in the automotive sector - PE 583.942v02-00 - Commi…

IEU TRADE Telegram 8 June 2016

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# ITAMEPs back WTO deal to end customs duties on 201 high-tech devicesText adopted - Expansion of trade in Information Technology Products (ITA) *** - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0257 - Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionALDE on expansion of trade in Information Technology Products (ITA): a step towards a rapid and meaningful liberalisation of tradeECR on the Agreement on the expansion of trade in information technology products (ITA)# INTA COMMITTEEINTA hearing - "EU trade policies and the sustainability of the global value chains" - Committee on International TradeJoint INTA-ENVI-DEVE debate: FLEGT Action Plan and EU Timber Regulation Review - 16 June 2016 at 9:00 (JAN 2Q2) - Committee on International Trade# SADCCommissioner Malmström travels to Botswana to sign the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement# TUNISIAMEPs approve €500m in fresh EU loans to TunisiaEP General documents - Tunisia - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 8 June 2016

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# DSMVice-President Ansip in Slovakia to discuss digital priorities of upcoming Slovak EU PresidencyBEUC Digiforum 2016, Brussels# E-GOVERNMENTeGovernment4EU online platformInfographic: eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 at a Glance# NET NEUTRALITYClear BEREC guidelines crucial to make net neutrality a reality in the EU, says EBU# TSMExtraordinary BEREC plenary meeting# 5GCCIA Encourages FCC To Support Proposal To Increase Internet Bandwidth For 5G# AVMSDEuropean Audiovisual Observatory: What future for the rules for VoD services in Europe?# INDUSTRY 4.0EP ITRE Committee: Industry 4.0, robotics and big data: public hearing# DATA PROTECTIONNach der Reform ist vor der Reform - Zum Zustand des europäischen und österreichischen Datenschutzrechts - EU-Abgeordneter Jan Philipp Albrecht (Grüne)# PORTABILITYDraft opinion - Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - PE 583.879v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # DIGITAL ETHICSDigi…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 8 June 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANParticipation of members of the European Commission at the Brussels Economic Forum on 9 JuneMEPs split over achievements of the EU's multi-billion euro investment planStatement by Jyrki KATAINEN, Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and CompetitivenessOthmar KARAS (EPP, AT) welcomed the proposal to extend the life of the plan and said it was one of the key answers to Europe's structural problems.Gianni PITTELLA (S&D, IT) said that while Europe needs an investment plan, it also needs to ensure that it provides for additional funding.Sander LOONES (ECR, BE) suggested it was too early to assess the success of the EFSI and warned against "rushing in" with plans to extend investment into third countries.Pavel TELIČKA (ALDE, CZ) said he remained a supporter of the plan but that the type of projects being funded and their quality needed to be reviewed.Miguel VIEGAS (GUE/NGL, PT) said the plan had allowed large companies to dominate an…

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