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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# EU BUDGET and MFF: MFF Rapporteur presented draft resolution on the future of EU finances - Committee on Budgets +++ Budgets committee to vote on amendments to 2018 Union budget - Committee on Budgets +++ General budget of the EU for 2018: Adoption of draft opinion – 25.9.17 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality +++ EP Draft opinion - Reform of the European Union’s system of own resources - PE 604.865v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # EFSI: Juncker Plan in Sweden: EIB provides EUR 30 million for iZettle’s research and development # ESIFIntroductory speech by Commissioner Corina Creţu at the S&D TOGETHER ConferenceThe AER Committee Plenaries –  an eventful week!# EIB GROUPFive countries pledge contributions for the EU Bank’s Economic Resilience initiative to tackle migration and create jobsEuropean Investment Bank agrees EUR 11.5 billion backing for transport, education, energy and private sector i…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# UNITED NATIONS: EU at UN General Assembly: Full day of activities +++ Updated: 58 countries join forces to stop trade in goods used for torture & death penalty - DG Trade # EU - US RELATIONS: HR/VP Federica Mogherini meets with US Vice-President Mike Pence +++ US Department of Commerce: International Visitors Spend More than $20 Billion in July +++ IMF Working Paper No. 17/204 : Policy Mix and the US Trade Balance# JAPANEU Commission Answer - Separate decisions for parts of the Free Trade Agreement with Japan (JEFTA) - P-004650/2017# CHINAEuropean Chamber of Commerce in China calls on China to demonstrate its commitment to economic globalization and openness# DIGITAL TRADEDraft report - Towards a digital trade strategy - PE 609.638v02-00 - Committee on International Trade# TRADE DEFENCEEU COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1578 of 18 September 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1194/2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty …

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# ECB: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visits the ECB +++ ECB: Final migration wave of T2S successfully completed +++ ECB Structural reform needs in the euro area: insights from a survey of large companies +++ ECB Euro area monthly balance of payments (July 2017) +++ ECB: Base money, broad money and the APP # SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government: Switzerland and Hong Kong convene a financial dialogue # SERBIA: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Serbia # BANKING UNIONEU Commission Answer - Financial risks posed by Level 3 and Level 2 assets - E-004965/2017# EBAEBA launches consultation on significant risk transfer in securitisation# BASEL IIIBasel III definition of capital - Frequently asked questionsFAQs on Basel III definition of capital published by the Basel Committee# BISBIS: Jens Weidmann: Bundesbank at 60 - committed to a stable currencyBIS: Jens Weidmann: Monetary policy after the crisisChris Salmon: Securing success for the FX Global Code# EU COMMISSION REGIST…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# TAXATION: EP Opinion - Common Corporate Tax Base - PE 602.948v03-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs (3rd version) +++ Draft agenda - Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - PE 610.674v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion # COMPETITION POLICY: How competition can build a better market - Speech by EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager +++ Draft opinion - Annual report on Competition Policy - PE 610.575v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++ EPC Breakfast Briefing: Ensuring fair competition, locally and globally - The role of EU competition policy # STATE AIDState aid: Commission approves Belgium's and France's plan to convert their Dexia preference shares into ordinary sharesGreenpeace Energy: Französische Milliarden-Beihilfen für Atomkonzern EDF müssen auf den Prüfstand  - Beschwerde bei EU-Kommiss…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# ENVIRONMENT PACT: Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the High-Level event on the Global Pact for the Environment +++ VCI: SDGs - Joint invitation from Chemie³, Arne Lietz (MEP, SPD) and Martina Werner (MEP, SPD) # RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings: a Future-proofed Solution in the Digitalised World of Tomorrow # ROHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS): EU Commission asks for feed-back on exemptionsRoHS Exemption for lead as alloying element in steelRoHS Exemption for lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elementsRoHS Exemption for lead as an alloying element in aluminiumRoHS Exemption for lead in high melting temperature soldersRoHS Exemption for lead as activator in the fluorescent power of discharge lamps containing phosphorsRoHS Exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramicRoHS Exemption for lead in solders - machined through hole discoidal and planar arr…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# UNFCCC: UN: Leaders meeting at UN underscore need to fast-track climate action +++ Climate Action Leadership Network Launched in New York - Part of Marrakech Partnership for Global Action +++ EU Council: ST 12300 2017 INIT Memorandum of Understanding between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union on cooperation on climate change - Approval of signature on behalf of the European UnionLatest documents by the UNFCCC +++ Fccc/Kp/Cmp/2017/4 Annual report of the Compliance Committee to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol +++ Fccc/Arr/2016/Rus Russian Federation. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of the Russian Federation submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review team +++ # PARIS AGREEMENTUN Secretary-General, business and local leaders identify sectors for aggressive climate action and implementation of Paris AgreementEU must cut emissions and also adapt to climate c…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Estonian EU Presidency: Member states, Commissioner Arias Cañete, and EU industry associations to sign the Tallinn e-energy declaration +++ SEDC signs the Tallinn E-energy Declaration alongside Member States, companies and associations +++ EPEX SPOT outlines vision for power market design of the future +++ Vice-President Šefčovič in Estonia for Energy Union Tour visit +++ Staatssekretär Baake beim Treffen der EU-Energieminister in Tallinn +++ European Battle Continues Over 2030 Energy Efficiency Target - The Energy Collective # CLEAN ENERGY: DG Energy Study updated: Mapping of the current EU clean energy finance landscape # ENERGY PERFORMANCEEurostat clarifies how to record energy performance contracts in national accountsEurostat Q&A on energy performance contracts in national accounts# ENERGY REGULATIONCooperation of Energy Regulators: committee mission to agencyENTSOG: Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Southern Corrid…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 19 Sept 2017

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# SINGLE MARKET: State of the Union 2017: Commission scales up its response to cyber-attacks and proposes a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU +++ State of the Union 2017: A framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU +++ Q&A: A framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU +++ EU Commission Answer - Dual-quality of branded food products - E-004170/2017 # SERVICES: EPP: The Services Package - an alternative to enforcement action? # SME: Dual use technology in the EU – SME success stories on EU funding # INDUSTRYEuropean Commission appoints former minister to chair High Level Group on Industrial TechnologiesDigitaleurope: Construction 4.0 - A Once in a Generation Opportunity# NEW SKILLSCedefop: Digital plus: In the digital age, digital skills are not enough# EMPLOYMENTYouth Employment Initiative: Consideration of draft opinion - 25.9.17 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# INDICATOR…