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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 26 April 2017

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# PRIMA: EU-Mediterranean partnership for food and water projects: Coreper approves the "PRIMA" initiative - EU Council +++ # EFSI: Vice-President Katainen visits Madrid to discuss the Investment Plan and the Defence Action Plan +++ # ESIF: La Commissaire Creţu en Croatie +++ # EIBCombatting fraud and corruption in EIB’s operations# DG RTDSocial Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy - 24-25 October 2017, Brussels# FP9FP9 conference - "New world order: Science, technology & trade"# PARTICIPANT PORTALSupporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries - Research Participant Portal - Funding OpportunitiesSupporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries# DG CNECTBlog post: 'Robots helping seniors & seniors helping robots: Thi…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 26 April 2017

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# SOCIAL DIMENSION: EU Commission launches the reflection on the social dimension of Europe by 2025 +++ # SME: Eurocommerce: Retailers and wholesalers seek new deal for SMEs +++ # SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission:  Exchange of good practice reports +++ Highlights - European accessibility Act: adoption of draft report on 25 April - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la France sous le n°2017/22-23/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERPeriodicals - Working in the European Union - PE 600.417 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Culture and Education# EU COUNCIL REGISTERProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products …

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 26 April 2017

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# DSM: Deutsche Bundesregierung zieht positive Bilanz zur Digitalen Agenda +++ Bundesregierung: Meilensteine für eine digitale Gesellschaft +++ # GEO-BLOCKING: EP Subject files - Geo-blocking regulation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ EPP: Digital Single Market: geo-blocking should not obstruct cross-border trade +++ Bundesrat: 326/17 | Stellungnahme der Europäischen Kommission zu dem Beschluss des Bundesrates zum Vorschlag für eine Verordnung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates mit Vorschriften für die Wahrnehmung von Urheberrechten und verwandten Schutzrechten in Bezug auf bestimmte Online-Übertragungen von Rundfunkveranstaltern und die Weiterverbreitung von Fernseh- und Hörfunkprogrammen C(2017) 2463 final | 26. April 2017 (DE) +++ The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) react to the reintroduction of copyright protected material in the proposed g…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 26 April 2017

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# TISATiSA Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Final Report# US RELATIONSBudgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens” - White House.gov Press Office# WTOWTO: Public broadcast of statements in Airbus compliance appeal proceedingsWTO issues panel report on Chinese cellulose pulp duties# UKRAINE & BELARUSUkraine and Belarus to enhance economic cooperation – meeting between the two Presidents# TURKEYMEPs advocate reviewing EU - Turkey relations and suspending EU accession talksCan Dündar: “Do not leave Turkey alone. Erdogan is not Turkey” - Exiled Turkish journalist debates media freedom and human rights with EESCEPP on Turkey: We must stop enlargement talks and offer sectorial partnershipALDE: EU must rethink its relations with TurkeySyed Kamall (ECR, UK): We need a new, more honest relationship with TurkeyGUE-NGL: Coherent approach needed in EU-Turkish relations over accession and trade t…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 26 April 2017

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# EMU: Le Commissaire Moscovici débattra de l'euro et de la situation de l'économie européenne à l'Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles (FR) +++ Exchange of views with Commissioners on structured dialogue - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++ ECON scrutiny session 03.05.2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ # GERMANY: The global decline in the labour income share: is capital the answer to Germany’s current account surplus? - Bruegel +++ # ESMALibrary document - Advice in response to JC Discussion Paper on the Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions# EIOPAEIOPA calls for evidence on the treatment of unlisted equity and debt without external rating in the standard formula# BISBIS: Carl-Ludwig Thiele: Dinner speech - International Cash Conference 2017BIS: Andreas Dombret: Can we manage with less? The debate on greater proportionality in regulationArbitrage costs and the persistent non-zero CDS-bond basis: Evidence from …

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 26 April 2017

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# SOCIAL RIGHTS: EU Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ MEMO: The European Pillar of Social Rights – Questions and Answers +++ Factsheet: European Pillar of Social Rights +++Commission Communication on the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Further information on the 20 principles and rights under the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Report following the public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Factsheet: Social Scoreboard +++ Brochure: Social Scoreboard 2017 +++ Social Scoreboard online tool +++ Website on the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Press release: Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Reflection paper on the social dimension of the future of the EU +++ EU Commission Q&A: Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ EU Commission launches the reflection on the social dimension of Europe by 2025EP: European Pillar of Social Rights: call for highest possible …

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 26 April 2017

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# MALTA: Maltese Presidency: Results of the Informal Council Meeting of Environment Ministers +++ # SVHC: ECHA: All known substances of very high concern being tackled +++ # WATER: OECD: Putting water at the centre of the global agenda +++ # EU COUNCIL REGISTERConvention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: 21st meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (WGP 21) (Geneva, 4-6 April 2017) - Compilation of statements by the EU and its Member StatesCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Sustainable garment value chains through EU development actionCoordination for IMO meetings: General overview under the Maltese Presidency104th session of the IMO Legal Committee (LEG 104) (London, 26–28 April 2017) Non-paper from the Commission drafted to facilitate EU co-ordinationProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down rules on the making available on the m…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 26 April 2017

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# LULUCF: Greenhouse gas emissions & removals from land use, land use-change & forestry-LULUCF - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ # COP23: 7th Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) - European Economic and Social Committee +++ Transforming our municipalities ‒ From goals to action +++ Biggest US corporates setting ambitious climate targets: new report - The Climate Group +++ Clear majority of world’s biggest investors now take action on climate change +++ # EU ETSCarbon Pulse: Lead EU ETS lawmaker Duncan plans to balance reform talks with UK electionsUK Emissions Reduction: Halfway There - The Energy Collective# CAR EMISSIONSGetting More Mileage from State VW Settlement Funds - The Energy Collective# CLIMATE MONITORINGAMAP Scientists Warn of Rapid, Unexpected Climatic Shifts in the Arctic - Implementing Paris Agreement Can Limit Damage


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IEU ENERGY Telegram 26 April 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Provisional agreement between Council and Parliament: Closer cooperation and reinforced solidarity to ensure security of gas supply +++ DG Energy: EUR 800 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure +++ Financial year 2016: EEX Group sales exceed EUR 200 million for the first time +++ Common opinion letter of EEX and Powernext regarding the hearing of the Monopoly Commission for the preparation of a special report according to § 62 EnWG – Elektrizität und Gas +++ # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: BEE- Stellungnahme zum Winterpaket („Clean Energy Package“) der Europäischen Kommission: Nationale Vergütungssysteme, Einspeisevorrang und Abregelungen (DE) +++ # ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E: Join us at INNOGRID2020+Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum adopts joint statement# OIL MARKETSIEA: Global oil supply to lag demand after 2020 unless new investments are approved soonIEA: Global oil discoveries and new projects fell to historic …

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 25 April 2017

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# PIF DIRECTIVEEU Council adopts new rules to better protect EU finances# ESIFAu Conseil, la Commissaire Creţu rappelle le soutien de la Commission à l'Italie suite aux tremblements de terre et évoque le futur de la politique de Cohésion (FR)Speech by Commissioner Creţu at the General Affairs CouncilMain results of the General Affairs Council on 25 Aprik 2017Main results of the General Affairs Council on 25 April 2017Implementation of EU Macro-Regional Strategies - Council conclusions (25 April 2017)DG Regio: Making cohesion policy more visibleMaking Cohesion Policy more effective, relevant and visible to our citizens - Council conclusions (25 April 2017)Family and traditional businesses in regional development - European Economic and Social CommitteeHurdle cleared for ECR MEP’s proposals to improve regional development policy# INEAINEA/CEF: Finance experts wanted for evaluation# CEBFThe Connecting Europe Broadband Fund# DG RTDLecture at Harvard Kenn…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 25 April 2017

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# INDUSTRYDraft Council conclusions on "A future EU industrial policy strategy"Short-term Industrial Outlook -  DG GrowEU industrial structure report - DG Grow# SINGLE MARKETEU Parliament: Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEU Parliament: European accessibility Act: adoption of draft report on 25 April - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionS&D: Parliament votes to put an end to geo-blocking of online goods or servicesS&D Euro MPs push for better access to inclusive services and accessible products for people with disabilities# EMPLOYMENTThe future of work in the EU - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS: RIGHT AIMS, WRONG APPROACHInequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?Europe 2020 employment indicators - Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU …

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 25 April 2017

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# SPECTRUM: EU coordinates key spectrum to boost connectivity in run-up to 5G +++ Reforming radio spectrum management: no time to lose for the Digital Single Market - Blog post by Andrus Ansip +++ S&D: WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans +++ ECR: 120m euros for free public wifi not the way to move Europe into digital age +++ # ROAMING: EU all set for free roaming from June - European Council +++ # DSMEU Justice Commissioner Jourová outlines the law enforcement challenges in the online worldSpeech by EU Justice Commissioner Jourová on Law Enforcement Challenges in the Online Context - University of LuxemburgOpening Address at Digital North - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs# GEO-BLOCKINGEU Parliament: E-commerce: ending unjustified geo-blocking across the EU - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionSubject files - Geo-blocking regulation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionSPD: Geoblocking abschaffen (DE)…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 25 April 2017

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# CHINA: What are China’s global economic intentions? - Bruegel +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/724 of 24 April 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council +++ # RUSSIA: Meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission - Russian President +++ # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG NEARCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the sixth complementary financing Decision of the Neighbourhood Investment Facility to be financed from the general budget of the Union# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERNext meeting - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb UnionNext meeting - Delegation for relations with the Arab PeninsulaDelegation to Pakistan on 18-21 April 2017 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# EU COUNCIL R…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 25 April 2017

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# EFSF: EFSF raises €8 billion in two bond deals +++ # EMU: Fourth quarter of 2016 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.4% of GDP in both the euro area and the EU28 - Driven by reduction in total expenditure +++ Andreas Dombret: Current challenges in the euro area. A view from Germany +++ Theodore Mitrakos: Overview of the Greek economy and financial sector - Bank for International Settlements +++ Salvatore Rossi: Italian companies and banks in the new global challenges +++ # CCPBenoît Cœuré: Central clearing - reaping the benefits, controlling the risks# BANKING UNIONEU-Abgeordenter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Small and Simple Banking Box einführen# FINTECHStatement des EU-Abgeordneten Markus Ferber (EVP(CSU) zum FinTech-Bericht (DE)# ECBLatest publications by the ECBSupervisory Banking Statistics, Fourth quarter 2016Methodological note for the publication of aggregated Supervisory Banking StatisticsLetter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Superviso…