DEFENCE
DEFENCE: Mid-November target for determining level of Europe of Defence ambition

Bratislava, 27/09/2016 (Agence Europe)Determining the starting level of ambition by mid-November for the further development of Defence Europe is the main difficulty confronting EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, after she consulted EU defence ministers in Bratislava on Tuesday 27 September on their ideas on how to deliver the security and defence strand of the overall EU strategy (see EUROPE 11581).

Several set out their ideas in informal documents on how to translate Defence Europe and the common security and defence policy (CSDP)...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 922
Europeans and American call on Russia to save truce in Syria

Brussels, 26/09/2016 (EDD)EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as well as the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Britain and Italy and the US secretary of State raised the tone against Russia on 24 September, calling for it to do what is necessary to restore the cessation of hostilities in Syria.

“It is up to Russia to prove it is ready...

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On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-third anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11633 - 28/9/2016
SECTORAL POLICIES
DEFENCE: Mid-November target for determining level of Europe of Defence ambition
JHA: Slovak prime minister says quotas for asylum-seekers are thing of the past
JHA: MEPs endorse visa waiver for Ukraine
COHESION: Four major recommendations for simplifying funding requirements for beneficiaries and management authorities
FISHERIES: Commission proposes sharp cut in 2017 cod catch in Baltic
AGRICULTURE: Over 52,000 farmers taking part in milk reduction scheme
DIGITAL: Parliament divided by mode of decision-making on audiovisual rules revision
DIGITAL: Roaming - Commission envisages 5% threshold for sustainability clause
COMPETITIVENESS: Ministers to discuss collaborative economy and the steel industry
ENERGY: Parliament preparing recommendations on EU LNG and gas storage strategy
TRANSPORT: Pavel Telicka calls for creation of true Trans-European Motorway of the Sky
CLIMATE: Ninety NGOs call on ICAO to reduce aviation emissions right now
CLIMATE: G7 transport ministers call on all countries to join ICAO's market measure in 2021
BIODIVERSITY: WWF and other NGOs urge EU to act to save threatened oceans
EXTERNAL ACTION
COLOMBIA: Council suspends sanctions against FARC
BOSNIA: EU encourages country's institutions to solve question of Republika Srpska Day
MOLDOVA: EU releases €15 million for public administration reform
TRADE: Parliament wants better protection for outermost region banana producers
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
TAXATION: Growing pressure in favour of initiative on whistleblower protection
TAXATION: OECD says that Apple's taxes are mainly owed in the USA
ANTI-TRUST: International Skating Union's practices still anti-competitive, says Commission
INSTITUTIONAL
BUDGET:  Kristalina Georgieva warns that decisions will have to be made on policies to be funded in future
NEWS BRIEFS
COHESION: Structured dialogue on freezing regional Portuguese and Spanish funds to take place on 3 October
CLIMATE: Shift to strengthen Commission-ICAO partnership
FINANCE: Fines handed to rating agencies too low, says ESMA