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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 20 June 2017

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# EFSI: The Juncker Plan: More than EUR 200 billion in investments set to be triggered; changes enhance accessibility of European Investment Project Portal +++ EIB: Långmarken wind farm – first EFSI project in Sweden – inaugurated +++ EIPP: Investment opportunities for agri projects +++ # ESIFCohesion Policy is crucial for a broad innovation capacity throughout Sweden’s regionsThe EU Cohesion Policy invests in the industrial modernisation of the Portuguese region of AlentejoCohesion policy instruments to address demographic change - Vote - 20.6.2017 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityAER to speak at Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform first workshop# HORIZON 2020FET-OPEN January 2017 cut-off Evaluation Results: 28 proposals selected for funding - Horizon 2020Robots offer the elderly a helping hand - Horizon Magazine# DG RTDEvents - Biopharma meets IT: PERMIDES MatchMaking Lunch in Heidelberg - 12 July 2017, Heidelberg, GermanyResea…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 20 June 2017

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# INNOVATION: EU innovation scoreboard: some improvements but more even progress is needed +++ EU Commission FAQ on the European Innovation Scoreboard +++ # NEW SKILLSIntegration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour marketQuestions and Answers on the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU NationalsStatement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and Thyssen on the launch of the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU citizens# INDUSTRYMEP Loones (ECR): The EU must better protect industry from unfair competition# SERVICESHearings - European Services e-card - 21-06-2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# GREEN GROWTHCountries are progressing too slowly on green growth, says OECD# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret-loi, notifié par le Portugal sous le n°2017/045/P dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535

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IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 20 June 2017

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# TURKEY: EPP: Call for a freeze in Turkish EU accession talks +++ S&Ds win majority calling on member states to suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged +++ # SINGAPORE: EEAS: EU-Singapore Senior Officials' Meeting +++ # USACommissioner Andriukaitis visits the United States on 20-23 June# WESTERN BALKANSNinth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at ministerial level Luxembourg, 20 June 2017EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council, 20 June 2017Sixth meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at ministerial level Luxembourg, 20 June 2017# UKRAINEUkrainian President on the results of the meeting with the U.S. President: We received strong support from the U.S.Meeting between the Presidents of Ukraine and USA: USA to prolong the validity of sanctions against RussiaReadout of the Vice President's Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko - White House.govRemarks by Presiden…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 20 June 2017

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# FISCAL BOARD: European Fiscal Board publishes first report on euro area fiscal stance +++ Structure of government debt in 2016-Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States-Long-term initial maturities largely prevail across Member States +++ # DENMARKIMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with DenmarkIMF Country Report No. 17/158 : Denmark : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for DenmarkIMF Country Report No. 17/159 : Denmark : Selected IssuesEconomy: In Belgium, public investment, tax and education reforms would help bolster inclusive growth# FINTECHFintech: Capturing the Benefits, Avoiding the RisksEuropean association of clearing houses (EACH) responds to European Commission consultation on Fintech# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONBenoît Cœuré: European CCPs after BrexitEU-Abgeordneter Bernd Lucke (ECR/LKR): „Jetzt Grundlagen eines europäischen Rahmens für g…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 20 June 2017

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# EUROPEAN COUNCIL: St 8799 2017 Init European Council (22 and 23 June 2017) - Draft conclusions +++ Main results of the General Affairs Council on 20 June 2017 +++ Outlook for the European Council meeting on 22-23 June 2017 and the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 22 June 2017 - European Parliamentary Research Service +++ # CEREMONY OF HONOUREuropean Ceremony of Honour for Dr. Helmut Kohl on 1 July 2017# BREXITMain results of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50/Brexit) on 20 June 2017What will the EU27 Governments and the EP Actually Want from Brexit?# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over RatePAY by Advent and Bain CapitalMergers: EU Commission clears joint venture by NIPIgaspererabotka, TechnipFMC and LindeConcentrations: la Commission Européenne autorise l'acquisition de Kerneos par ImerysUK: Impact assessment: Sky/Fox merger - substantive representations# TAXATIONTax avoidance: ALDE welcomes the Commissi…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 20 June 2017

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# SEAC: SEAC adopts restriction proposals on four phthalates and TDFAs in sprays used by the public +++ # BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES: Draft report - Establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking - PE 606.105v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ Draft opinion - Establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking - PE 606.073v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++ # SUSTAINABILITYOpinion - EU action for sustainability - PE 602.902v03-00 - Committee on Development# AIR POLLUTIONReported data on large combustion plants covered by Directive 2001/80/EC - European Union Open Data Portal# FERTILIZERSSwitzerland: Guidelines for Fertiliser Application for All Swiss Crops now Merged in One Document# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERNewsletters - 2017 : ENVI News 2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyAmendments 2 - 30 - Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting - PE 606.017v01-00 - Committee on the Enviro…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 20 June 2017

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# PARIS AGREEMENT: ST 10456 2017 INIT Council conclusions on climate change following the United States Administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement +++ # EU ETS: Meißner zur Einbeziehung des Flugverkehrs in den Emissionshandel: Aussetzen ist richtig +++ # UNFCCCWe all Need to Be Sustainability and Climate Action Heroes - Speech by Patricia Espinosa at R20 Austrian World SummitBonn Climate Change Conference - November 2017Latest documents by the UNFCCCFccc/Arr/2015/Pol Poland. Report on the individual review of the inventory submission of Poland submitted in 2015. Note by the expert review team.Fccc/Arr/2016/Pol Poland. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Poland submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review team.Fccc/Irr/2016/Pol Poland. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Poland. Note by the expert re…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 20 June 2017

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# EUSEW17: EUSEW Policy Conference: looking to the future of sustainable energy +++ Speech by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the EU Sustainable Energy Week +++ EU Sustainable Energy Awards: congratulations to the winners! +++ # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGEITRE Committee: Clean Energy package - debateWWF ewent: Powerful power markets? The Clean Energy Package and market designCEEP: Opinion on the Commission proposal for a “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package# ENERGY UNIONDraft report - Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector - PE 606.138v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyDraft report - Common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast) - PE 597.758v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# EURELECTRICEURELECTRIC Presidency Manifesto 2017-2019 - 20/06/2017Seatower named winner of the 2017 EURELECTRIC Industry Award# CAPACITY RESERVESComments by EEX on the decision of the European Commission…

IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 19 June 2017

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# SMART SPECIALISATION: Smart Specialisation in Energy, driving societal challenges +++ # EU URBAN AGENDA: The JPI UE Projects Catalogue presents all the 52 projects that are a part of JPI Urban Europe +++ # EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: Presentations and recordings of the Webinars are now available# SMART GOVERNANCENeighbourhood watch: big data on the prowlSmart Cities Council: The role of technology in building the sharing city, one open platform at a timeRecap – Developers in the age of Big Data and AI - Future Cities Catapult# SMART SECURITYBSI: Einfachere Integration der Online-Ausweisfunktion in Anwendungen# SMART FINANCEEBA responds to the European Commission public consultation on FinTech# SMART ENVIRONMENTEvents - Smarter is cleaner - EUSEW policy session - 22 June 2017, Brussels, BelgiumSustainable City solutions: a central pillar for the next phase of the EU energy transition? (June 20)EUROCITIES: Oslo named European Green Capital 2019European Commission la…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 19 June 2017

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# JASPERS: JASPERS technical assistance supports investments totalling over EUR 80bn, including EUR 5.7bn targeting priority projects in Slovakia +++ # ESIF: DG Regio: Neighbourhood watch: big data on the prowl +++ DG Regio: Making adjustments and going for growth +++ DG Regio: Putting wind in the sails of the European offshore industry +++ Study - RESEARCH FOR REGI COMMITTEE – Lessons learnt from the Closure of the 2007-13 Programming Period - PE 601.984 - Committee on Regional Development +++ Draft report - Territorial typologies (Tercet) - PE 602.748v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ EU Commission Answer - Use of Structural Funds to bring about demographic change in Spain - E-002298/2017 +++ ENRD: Cohesion policy in mountain areas +++ # EIBEIB and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas provide EUR 250m for SMEs, midcaps and public entities# HORIZON 2020European Investment Bank (EIB) supports Late-Stage Development and Production of BiondVax’s Universal Fl…