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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# ESIF: Smart towns in Central and Eastern Europe more digital and resilient +++ Łódź Re:Invented - finalist of the EXPO 2022: A successful revitalisation passage of the city of future +++ Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Measuring social progress in EU regions - 16-11-2017 # AER: Youth mobility: a policy that goes beyond employment - AER # EIB GROUP: First-ever investment from Luxembourg-EIB climate finance platform to support Green for Growth Fund in the MENA RegionUkraine: EIB Group and Ukrgasbank to support EUR 50 million of SME financing under the EU4Business initiativeSlovenia: EIB provides first direct financing under EFSI and praises the country’s renewed investment activityPromoting Green Finance, Tackling Climate Change: EU Bank President joins Capital Market Leaders in BonnPoland: EIB supports modernisation of railways with EUR 65…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# SOCIAL SUMMIT: EU Commission President Juncker co-hosts Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg +++ Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth: strengthening the EU's social dimension +++ Social priorities under the Juncker Commission +++ European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Social Scoreboard for the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Towards fair labour mobility: Revision of EU Posting of Workers rules +++ Towards fair labour mobility: A European Labour Authority +++ Supporting Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers +++ Youth Guarantee & Youth Employment Initiative +++ The New Skills Agenda for Europe +++ Health and Safety at Work +++ European Social Fund: 60 years of investing in people +++ Website of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Official text of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Liberals and Democrats welcome the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights tomorrow in GothenburgDie Grünen zum EU-Sozialgip…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# PESCO: EEAS Factsheet on EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) # MEXICO: The fifth round of negotiations to modernise the political and cooperation aspects of the Mexico-EU Global Agreement was held in Brussels # CHILE: EU and Chile launch the negotiations for a modernised Association Agreement # EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: EP Think.tank: Study - The state of implementation of the associations and free trade agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a particular focus on Ukraine and systemic analysis of key sectors - 16-11-2017# WESTERN BALKANSMain results of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council on 16 Nov 2017Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the 4th EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council# UKRAINEEU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefitsImplementation of the Association Agreement with the EU gave a …

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# GREECE: ECA: Economic Adjustment Programmes for Greece: some reform despite weaknesses +++ EU Commission roadmap: Evaluation of the technical assistance provided by the Task Force for Greece (TFGR) 2011 -2015 +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE): Desaströses Zeugnis für Troika-Politik # CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Bruegel: The future of Capital Markets Union # ESMA: ESMA: Library document - EFAMA Investment Management Forum 2017 – The Square Brussels Meeting Centre # BANKING UNION: At a Glance - Provisioning policies for non-performing loans: How to best ensure a “clean balance sheet”? - 16-11-2017 # EURO AREAEP Think-tank: Briefing - DESIGN AND SEQUENCING OF EXIT FROM NONSTANDARD MONETARY POLICY MEASURES: WHAT SHOULD THE ECB “NEW NORMAL” LOOK LIKE? - 16-11-2017EP Think-tank: Briefing - TARGET (IM)BALANCES AT RECORD LEVEL: SHOULD WE WORRY? - 16-11-2017# ECBECB: Peter Praet: Recent economic developments in the euro areaECB: Yves Mersch: Securiti…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# COMPETITION POLICY: Competition: EU Commission and China start new dialogue on State aid control and discuss competition policy # TAXATION: Bundesfinanzministerium: Finanzierungsneutrale Unternehmensbesteuerung in der Europäischen Union? Stellungnahme zum Richtlinienvorschlag der EU-Kommission vom Oktober 2016 +++ Bundesfinanzministerium: Gutachten: Steuervergünstigungen und EU-Beihilfenaufsicht - Problematik und Ansätze zur Lösung des Kompetenzkonflikts mit der Steuerautonomie # BREXIT: Agenda of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) on 20 Nov 2017 # STATE AID: State aid: Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision to open an in-depth investigation into UK tax scheme for multinationals # MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Ardonagh and Nevada 2 by MDP and HPSMergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda InvestmentsConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquis…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# AIR POLLUTION: EU Commission: Mapping the sources and level of air pollution in Europe: Commission publishes new Air Quality Index and Atlas +++ Urban PM2.5 Atlas: Air Quality in European cities # CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EWSA: Die europäische Plattform der Interessenträger für die Kreislaufwirtschaft nimmt Schwung auf +++ EPC Policy Dialogue: The circular economy and digitalisation - Prospects for a joined-up approach # BIOECONOMY: EU Commission prepares to move its bioeconomy strategy efforts up a gear +++ Cefic joins the Stakeholder Bioeconomy Manifesto to advance EU bioeconomy agenda # ECHAForum for enforcement reviews results of its restriction project and agrees on new actionsECHA Newsletter now online# GLYPHOSATEBan glyphosate: public hearing on European Citizens’ Initiative# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVIRONMENTREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Com…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# COP23: Joint statement of the Estonian Presidency and the European Commission on behalf of the EU at COP23 UN Climate Change Conference +++ EU scales up cooperation with other major economies to implement Paris Agreement, promote global energy transition +++ Sweden increases climate support to the most vulnerable countries +++ IMF Blog: Climate Change Will Bring More Frequent Natural Disasters & Weigh on Economic Growth +++ Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference +++ Day 11 at COP 23: New efforts announced at Bonn Climate Conference to implement climate action +++ Swedish Governemnt: Swifter action is needed to honour the Paris Agreement +++ COP23 - Closing the week with "Accelerating Carbon Pricing" and other side events with PIK experts +++ CAN Europe: EU urged to scale up climate target by Netherlands # KYOTO PROTOCOLEU to conclude ratification for second Kyoto Protocol commitment period…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: Updated: EU Energy day: Clean energy solutions for decarbonisation, economic growth and jobs # ENERGY UNION: EEX acquires 100% of Powernext +++ EU Commission Study: Support for setting up an observatory of the building stock and related policies # ENERGY REGULATION: Second ACER Report on the implementation of the Balancing Network Code available online +++ REMIT Quarterly Online: The Latest News on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency # RENEWABLESTechnology key to ensuring sustainable bioenergy and biofuel production - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 12:05# COALWWF: Phasing out coal, powering a sustainable futureCOP23: 25 nations, sub-nationals join UK-Canada coal exit alliance - Carbon Pulse# SHALE GASIMF: Working Paper No. 17/254 : How Should Shale Gas Extraction Be Taxed?# ENERGY CHARTERNew flagship publication presented to European Commission and Investment Banks - Energy Charter NewsHandbook on General Provisions Applicable t…

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