Adoption

REPORT on the proposal for a Council regulation on the application of Articles 93, 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to certain categories of State aid in the rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport sector - A9[...]

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

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  • Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;
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  • Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to substantially amend the text approved by Parliament;
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  • Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission.
  • The proposal for Council Regulation (EU) No 327/2022[1] enables the European Commission to exempt from prior notification under EU State aid rules certain types of aid for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport, with the objective of promoting green transport.
  • Since State aid for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport falls under Article 93 TFEU, which constitutes a lex specialis relative to Article 107(2) and (3) TFEU, a specific enabling Council regulation for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport seems justified (Transport Enabling Regulation).
  • Therefore, the proposed Transport Enabling Regulation allows the Commission to adopt block exemption regulations for aid to rail and inland waterway transport and to multimodal transport with the objective of promoting green transport.
  • It was adopted by the European Commission on 6 July 2022, in the context of the revision of the State aid Railway Guidelines.

Highlights - 08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell - Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation (INGE 2)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell

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  • 08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell
    29-11-2022 - 16:26
    On 8 December from 14.30 to 15.45, ING2 Members will welcome Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Mr Josep Borrell, to the special committee.
  • As a follow-up to the recommendations from the INGE-report, ING2 Members will discuss, together with Members from AFET and SEDE, what steps have been taken since the adoption of the INGE report in March 2022.
  • Members will question the HR/VP on the progress of some of the latest initiatives taken by the EU touching upon INGE-related topics, such as measures to tackle information manipulation in the context of the Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, efficiency of sanctions targeting RT/Sputnik, the FIMI toolbox development, and preparedness for the 2024 European elections.

ESMA amends and consults on standards for benchmark administrator applications

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

ESMA amends and consults on standards for benchmark administrator applications

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  • ESMA amends and consults on standards for benchmark administrator applications
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EUs financial markets regulator and supervisor, today published a Final Report on the review of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the form and content of applications for recognition by non-EU benchmark administrators, and a consultation on amendments to the RTS on the information that EU benchmark administrators need to provide in applications for authorisation and registration.
  • This is to ensure that these applications include all necessary information in order for ESMA to assess whether the applicant meets BMR requirements.
  • Third country benchmark administrators who wish to apply for recognition, are encouraged to contact ESMA at [email protected].
  • Input sought on standards for applications for authorisation and registration
    In the consultation also published today, ESMA is seeking stakeholder views on proposed changes to the RTS on authorisation and registration.

Cloud Gaming Market to grow by USD 5.73 Bn; Driven by cost savings and quick onboarding - Technavio

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

The report expects the market size to grow by USD 5.73 billion between 2021 and 2026.

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  • The report expects the market size to grow by USD 5.73 billion between 2021 and 2026.
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    The market is driven by cost savings and quick onboarding.
  • Cloud gaming does not require physical copies of games, which is a major factor that drives the growth of the cloud gaming market.
  • All these factors will drive the growth of the global cloud gaming market during the forecast period.

China national blockchain Xinghuo BIF appoints MyEG to own and operate Xinghuo International Supernode to connect China blockchain to global markets

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- China's national blockchain, Xinghuo Blockchain Infrastructure and Facility (XInghuo BIF) inked an agreement with MY E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) for MyEG to own and operate the Xinghuo International Supernode that will provide connectivity to the rest of the world at the 2022 China Internet Conference hosted by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. The agreement also entails the cross-border adoption and utilisation of the latest Decentralised Identifier standard (DID) to gradually create the Web3 of China and beyond.

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  • SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- China's national blockchain, Xinghuo Blockchain Infrastructure and Facility (XInghuo BIF) inked an agreement with MY E.G.
  • International enterprises including SAP and Siemens partnered with Xinghuo to promote global blockchain innovative applications.
  • Presently, Xinghuo BIF resolves approximately 100 million blockchain identifiers daily, placing it as the most actively used blockchain platform globally.
  • The international supernode will connect to MyEG's layer-1 permissioned public blockchain, Zetrix, which is fully compatible with Xinghuo.

China national blockchain Xinghuo BIF appoints MyEG to own and operate Xinghuo International Supernode to connect China blockchain to global markets

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- China's national blockchain, Xinghuo Blockchain Infrastructure and Facility (XInghuo BIF) inked an agreement with MY E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) for MyEG to own and operate the Xinghuo International Supernode that will provide connectivity to the rest of the world at the 2022 China Internet Conference hosted by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. The agreement also entails the cross-border adoption and utilisation of the latest Decentralised Identifier standard (DID) to gradually create the Web3 of China and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- China's national blockchain, Xinghuo Blockchain Infrastructure and Facility (XInghuo BIF) inked an agreement with MY E.G.
  • International enterprises including SAP and Siemens partnered with Xinghuo to promote global blockchain innovative applications.
  • Presently, Xinghuo BIF resolves approximately 100 million blockchain identifiers daily, placing it as the most actively used blockchain platform globally.
  • The international supernode will connect to MyEG's layer-1 permissioned public blockchain, Zetrix, which is fully compatible with Xinghuo.

The Biden Administration Signs Ambitious Global Agreement to Accelerate Zero-Emission Transport

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biden Administration announced a landmark endorsement of zero-emission transport today at COP27. The United States signed the Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, an international agreement supporting a path to 100% new zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sales by 2040 with a targeted floor of 30% new zero-emission MHDV sales by 2030.

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  • SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biden Administration announced a landmark endorsement of zero-emission transport today at COP27.
  • The US joins nations around the world working to support a path to 100% zero-emission MHDV sales by 2040.
  • More countries are expected to be announced at a joint CALSTART/Netherlands COP27 event later today (additional details at www.globaldrivetozero.org ).
  • The Global MOU and the growing list of signatory countries and endorsing organizations signing on at COP27 is a significant and welcome development.

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins' Statement on the Vote To Proceed to the 'Respect for Marriage' Act in the U.S. Senate

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Shelley Capito, Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, Cynthia Lummis, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Dan Sullivan, Thom Tillis, Todd Young voted for the bill.

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  • Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Shelley Capito, Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, Cynthia Lummis, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Dan Sullivan, Thom Tillis, Todd Young voted for the bill.
  • Senate Democrats needed 10 Republicans to cross the aisle and vote to redefine marriage.
  • Family Research Council president Tony Perkins released the following statement after the "Respect for Marriage" Act passed cloture in the Senate:
    "The U.S. Senate is making a mockery of marriage as it tramples on a foundational right religious freedom of the individual.
  • Whether by the Court or by the Congress truth cannot be altered.

BeyondID Named Okta 2022 America Service Delivery Partner of the Year

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BeyondID, a leading managed identity services provider for cybersecurity and cloud services, today announced it was named the 2022 America (AMER) Partner of the Year by Okta. The award was presented during the 10th annual Oktane event in San Francisco. BeyondID is known for solving the most complex identity challenges in order to help its clients increase revenue, reduce cost, and improve their customers' experience. This recognition is a testament to that dedication.

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  • BeyondID recognized for making a significant commitment to the Okta partnership, enabling organizations to streamline their implementations, and driving business growth
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BeyondID , a leading managed identity services provider for cybersecurity and cloud services, today announced it was named the 2022 America (AMER) Partner of the Year by Okta .
  • "We are thrilled to have received Okta's Growth Partner of the Year award," said Arun Shrestha, CEO and co-founder of BeyondID.
  • An Okta Diamond partner , BeyondID specializes in Identity and Access Management (IAM), cybersecurity and cloud migration.
  • BeyondID has hundreds of Okta customers all of whom continue to rely on the expertise and unique value BeyondID can deliver today and in the future."

FORMER META AND VIACOM EXECUTIVES, KIRTHIGA REDDY AND SAURABH DOSHI CLOSE OVERSUBSCRIBED $8M SEED ROUND FOR WEB3 STARTUP VIRTUALNESS

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtualness, a mobile-first platform designed to help creators and brands navigate the complex world of Web3, announced today it has secured over $8M in seed funding. The fundraise was led by Blockchange Ventures, and joined by Polygon Ventures, F7 Ventures, Micron Ventures, Oceans Ventures, Neythri Futures Fund, Carolyn Everson, Randi Zuckerberg, Nusier Yassin (Nas Daily), Nikki Farb, Stacy Brown-Philpot, and other thought-leaders.

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  • Education, personalization, discovery, integration with Web2 and Web3 platforms and a mobile-first experience are core to the platform.
  • Reddy and Doshi will leverage their decades of global entrepreneurial experience partnering with creators, media, brands, and tech platforms.
  • Kirthiga and Saurabh's experiences are custom-built to help those who want to tap into Web3 but don't know how.
  • Founded in 2022 by industry leaders Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi, Virtualness puts creators first and is building the playbook for easy design, efficient sharing and seamless digital commerce.