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BEREC’s guidelines on net neutrality

BEREC, the EU body gathering national telecom regulators, published its guidelines on the implementation of Net Neutrality, aiming to guide NRAs in their application of EU regulation 2015/2120 on net neutrality. Our recap below, including stakeholders' reactions and next steps.

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EU Commission rules Ireland must recover €13bn from Apple

On August 30th, the European Commission decided that the tax arrangements granted by Ireland to Apple amount to a State Aid and therefore sentenced Ireland to recover up to €13bn from the US company. Our recap of the case.

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Brexit: What now?

Our analysis of the potential implications and next steps following the UK referendum in favor of an exit from the EU, with a presentation of the applicable legal framework, the current state of the political positions and a specific focus on two sectors which could be particulalry impacted: digital sector and financial services.

File to download Brexit What now - SAMMAN VEng.pdf

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ESMA Work Priorities for 2016

ESMA has updated its Work Programme for 2016 to include its role in the CMU implementation, and issued two dedicated Programmes for its Regulatory and Supervisory Works.

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France attractiveness in 2015: Business France Scoreboard

Business France, the agency in charge of accompanying foreign investments in France and French companie's investment abroad, published a Scoreboard with an overview of France’s principal elements of attractiveness and their comparison with other countries.

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The Housing sector : ready for the digital revolution ?

Our presentation (in french) of the new technologies being currently developed and deployed in the French housing sector, the expectations surrounding them, and the public authorities’ measures to encourage their use.

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Five President’s report for strengthening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union

The five presidents – Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission), Donald Tusk (European Council), Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Eurogroup), Mario Draghi (European Central Bank), Martin Schulz (European Parliament) have released on June 22 their plan on how to deepen and complete the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) by 2025 at the latest.

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The limitation of greenhouse gas in housing : a way to restore balance to the existing thermal regulation

Article (in French) by Thaima Samman and Antoine Vitela on the taking into account, as of 2018, of greenhouse gas emissions in the evaluation of buildings' energy performance, published on the website of the association “Equilibres des Energies”.

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EU Council - Program of the Latvian Presidency

From January 1st to June 30th, Latvia takes its turn at the EU Council Presidency, following Italy and before handing over to Luxemburg next summer. The program below highlights Latvia's strategic priorities for these 6 months: a competitive, digital and engaged Europe, and outlines the main ongoing dossiers in each sector.

File to download Latvian Presidency of the EU Council - Program.pdf

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Bill on Energy Transition: Ambitions vs Means

For the Association "Equilibre des Energies", Thaima Samman and Antoine Vitela analyse the Bill of Law on Energy Transition for Green Growth currently examined by the French Parliament, in particular the provisions regarding buildings' energy renovation, as adopted by the National Assembly in October 2014 (Article in French).

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The New French Government - Analysis and Scenarios

On August 25th, Prime Minister Manuel Valls decided to handle the resignation of his entire government to President François Hollande. He was immediately re-appointed to form a new Government, which was announced the following day. The note below proposes a short analysis of this governmental reshuffling taking place less than 5 months after the previous one (in April), including the bios of a few new ministers, and gives an over view of the potential forthcoming scenarios for the socialist majority.

File to download The new French Government - Analysis Scenarios.pdf

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An overview of the EU Council Italian Presidency

On July 1st 2014, Italy succeeded to Greece at the rotating Presidency of the European Union Council. The note belows gives an overview of the main challenges faced by the country, the objectives set as well as the major dossiers that it has to handle in three main areas: Digital Affairs, Energy and Financial Regulation.

File to download EU Council Italian Presidency - Objectives and Challenges July-December 2014.pdf

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The French Governmental Reshuffling on April 2nd, 2014

Appointed Prime Minister on March 31st, 2014, in replacement of Jean-Marc Ayrault, Manuel Valls has nominated his a new government, announced on April 2nd by the Presidency of the Republic. Our analysis of the new Government, as well as the biographies of the two incoming Ministers, in the memo below.

File to download Memo SAMMAN - French Government's Reshuffling April 2014.pdf