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EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 17 October 2016

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EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# INNOVATIONMaking an idea a reality - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationEnsuring opportunity for all: launch of the Seal of Excellence - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationPromoting research and innovation reforms through the Policy Support Facility -  Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationAn island open to the world in science & technology - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# TRIPARTIDE RELATIONSAK Europe: Modern-Day challenges for the European Trade Union movement: 4 November 2015, 14h-17hPart 1 Digital labour: It’s getting crowded!Part 2 - Ensuring worker participation 4.0Part 3 - The social dimension of EMU and Treaty Change# SMESCall update: Support for Policy Reform - support for SMEs engaging in apprenticeshipsEuropean conference on engaging SMEs in apprenticeships 9-10 November, Thessaloniki# INDICATORSEUROSTAT: The risk of poverty or social exclusion af…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# REFUGEE LEGISLATIONEuropean Council conclusions, 15 October 2015Refugee Crisis: European Commission agrees joint Action Plan with TurkeyEU Commission Fact Sheet: EU-Turkey joint action planEP Thinktank: Study - European Parliament Eurobarometer 2015. Part I - Migration and economic and social situationEU Commission Roadmap: Report on the ex-post evaluation of the External Borders Fund 2011-2013Deutscher Bundesrat stimmt auf Plenarsitzung am 16. Oktober dem Asylpaket zuUnterstützung für Flüchtlinge: Bundesrat billigt geplanten Nachtragshaushalt„Integration von Flüchtlingen in Ausbildung – Neue Herausforderungen für die europäischen Kammern“  - Richard Weber, wiedergewählter Präsident von EUROCHAMBRESIW Cologne: The private development aid# TAX TRANSPARENCYOECD: New web portal on automatic exchange of information# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Zaldivar by Antofagasta and BarrickMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft by Lockheed …

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Council: Annual Programming Letter by the Luxembourg Presidency (regarding COP21, Energy Union, EMU and other issues) St 13071 2015 Init13th Energy Community Ministerial Council adopts 20% headline target on energy efficiency and trans-European energy infrastructure regulation, moves forward on institutional reformDG Energy: Energy Community takes decisive step to boost energy efficiency and trans-European energy infrastructureEPP: Towards an interconnected and integrated Energy Union# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNEP Thinktank: Study - Energy Storage: Which Market Designs and Regulatory Incentives are Needed?CEER: Regulators propose a holistic framework for assessing well-functioning retail energy markets# ENERGY REGULATIONACER recommends amendments to the Gas Network Code on Capacity Allocation MechanismsENTSO-E: More power to consumers: member states approve EU rules on demand connection# ENERGY SECURITYU.S. EIA: Norway's oil production increases, but new investment is d…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# TSMEU Parliament: Report - European single market for electronic communications - A8-0300/2015 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEnding roaming charges - Answer given by Mr Oettinger on behalf of the Commission# E-COMMERCEEU Parliament: Report - Package travel and assisted travel arrangements - A8-0297/2015 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEP Thinktank: Briefing - Social, Economic and Legal Consequences of Uber and Similar Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)# DATA RETENTIONRede des Bundesministers der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz, Heiko Maas: 2./3. Beratung des Gesetzentwurfs zur Einführung einer Speicherpflicht und einer Höchstspeicherfrist für Verkehrsdaten# CYBER SECURITYENISA: Cybersecurity Standards from an EU perspective at Secure Conference WarsawJoint ENISA - EBA WorkshopU.S. Cybersecurity research looks to guard networks from 'insider threatsUkrainian Government: Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Arsen Avakov launched cyber police project#…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# EMUSpeech  Benoît Cœuré: Towards a political convergence process in the euro area# MIFID IIMiFID II: Joint Industry Statement on Regulatory Technical Standards – via Eurelectric Carbon Pulse: MiFID II could still hit EU ETS compliance firms -industry groups# BANKING UNIONGenossenschaftliche FinanzGruppe widerspricht Vorschlägen zur Vergemeinschaftung der Einlagensicherung in der Eurozone: Glaubwürdiger Einlagenschutz verlangt verlässliche EU-Politik# ECBResults of the September 2015 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and OTC derivatives markets (SESFOD)# ESMAESMA extends deadline for call for candidates for Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group to 31 October# EIOPACommission requests EIOPA's further advice regarding the treatment of insurers’ investments in infrastructure corporates under Solvency II# EBAEBA publishes work programme for 2016EBA publishes another set of Final Q&AsSubject matter: Limitation of a transfer to a …

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# BUDGETEU Parliament: Report - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 - all sections - A8-0298/2015 - Committee on Budgets  EU Council: Amendments of the European Parliament to the Council's position on the draft budget for 2016 St 13043 2015 Init# BLUEMEDAll the colours of the Mediterranean - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# RTDSuccess Stories - Sea in distress - bringing sustainability to EU fisheriesSuccess Stories - The DNA of drought tolerant cropsSuccess Stories - Monitoring agriculture for sustainabilityResearch Headlines - When codeine becomes an addiction# ERCERC Funding Opportunities: Supporting excellent researchers all over EuropeERC awards 44 Proof of Concept grantsWidening gap between the rich and poor in European cities# HORIZON 2020Monitoring agriculture for sustainabilityCracking the maths behind the economyNew research reveals a win-win in the fight against climate change and air pollution# EUREKALookin…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# TTIPUpdate on 11th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations - 19-23 October 2015, Miami, FloridaEU Trade Commissioner Malmström puts case for TTIP in RomaniaUNCITRAL: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations# TRADE STRATEGYEU Trade Commissioner Malmström meets EU Parliament on new trade strategy# UKRAINEBundeskanzlerin Merkel empfängt den Ministerpräsidenten der Ukraine, Jazenjuk# RUSSIARussian Government: On the National Technology Initiative# WTOUNECE supports Kazakhstan in implementation of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement# INDICATORSEUROSTAT: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €11.2 billion# EU REGISTERS# EU OPEN DATA PORTALTrade related queries at the European Union Open Data Portal# EURLEXCELEX:52015PC0501: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Council for Trade in Services of the World Trade Organization to seek approval for preferential treat…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 16 October 2015

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# COP21 - UNFCCCUNFCCC: Overview of Announced Climate Finance Pledges Ahead of ParisBonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015UNFCCC: Capacity-Building Discussed in Bonn - Workshop 17 OctoberUN refugee agency backs plan to boost protection for people fleeing disasters and climate changeICLEI: IPCC - Climate - Implications for Cities# COP21 - EUEU Commission: UN talks in Bonn focus on draft text for new global climate dealPrésidence de l'UE: A moins de 2 mois de la COP21, Carole Dieschbourg souligne que le projet de texte en négociation manque encore d’ambition aux yeux de l’UELaunch of the Second Phase of Global Climate Change AllianceEP ENVI Committee: Extraordinary meeting with French COP21 Presidency - Thursday 29 October 2015, StrasbourgEU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on climate refugee status - B8-2015-0992  Représentation de l’UE en France: Action pour le climat – Forum de Rabat au MarocCAN Europe: EU leaders fail to rise to the occasion for more climate action, de…

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