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IEU FUNDING Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# ESIFEP Draft opinion - The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy - PE 595.760v01-00 - Committee on BudgetsEP Draft report - The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy - PE 595.766v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: the EU and the Greek Government launch a new €260 million equity Fund-of-Funds# DG RTDSuccess Stories - A fresh splash for AquacultureResearch Headlines - Embracing the darkness beyond standard physics# HORIZON 2020International Cooperation - Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EUEvents - H2020 European Health Brokerage Event – Zagreb 2017 - 19 January 2017, Zagreb (Croatia)# JRCEU JRC: Controlling heavy metals in seafood and feed products# LIFEBulgarian lesser kestrel LIFE project wins national conservation award# EASIEIF and European Commiss…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0From Brussels over Essen to Rome: a European journey towards the digitisation of industry - The Digital Single Market BlogEP Draft report - Digitising European industry - PE 595.761v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# INNOVATIONInternational Cooperation - Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU# FRANCHISINGEP Draft opinion - The functioning of franchising in the retail sector - PE 595.762v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# SINGLE MARKETEuropean Consumer Day 2017 - European Economic and Social Committee # SERVICESDG Grow: Study on the impact of liberalisation of access to certain professions on the quality of services provided# EU COUNCIL BRIEFS ST 15600 2016 INIT  Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (Text with EEA relevance) - Presidency compr…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# DSMDG CNECT: 2016 - A busy year for the Digital Single Market (overview of ongoing and upcoming issues)Objective 2017: more investments in digital - The Digital Single Market BlogDigital is the new normal - Blog post by Günther Oettinger# INDUSTRY 4.0From Brussels over Essen to Rome: a European journey towards the digitisation of industry - The Digital Single Market BlogEP Draft report - Digitising European industry - PE 595.761v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# COPYRIGHTEP Draft opinion - Permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society - PE 595.579v01-00 - Committee on Culture and EducationEP Draft opinion - Cross-border exchange between the Union and third countries of acces…

IEU TRADE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# CUSTOMS UNIONST 12556 2016 INIT Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (recast)ST 15429 2016 INIT Handbook for the Naples II Convention on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations (OJ C 24 of 23.1.1998, p. 1) - Part II: National fact sheets# SWITZERLANDEuropean Commission welcomes progress in relations between the European Union and Switzerland# TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSU.S. Trade Department: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces 2016 National Export Strategy# EU COUNCIL BRIEFSST 15442 2016 INIT Recommendationfor the Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations for the conclusion of an Agreement between the EU and the People's Republic of China on the facilitation of the issuance of short-stay visas (VFA)ST 15565 2016 INIT ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken by the Union…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# SUSTAINABLE FINANCEEuropean Commission appoints members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance# FINTECHEP Draft opinion - FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector - PE 595.754v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EBAEBA recommends retaining risk-sensitive framework for banks regulatory capital# ESMAESMA identifies areas for improvement in EU CCP supervisionLibrary document - Peer Review on CCPs' Margin and Collateral requirementsLibrary document - 2016-1617 Comment Letter to EFRAG IFRS 16 Preliminary Consultation# BANKING UNIONECB Banking Supervision: List of supervised entities (as of 15 November 2016 - December update)ECB Banking Supervision: Introduction to the list of significant supervised entities and the list of less significant institutions# ECBLatest ECB letters to MEPsLetter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Angelo Ciocca, MEP, with respect…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# MALTESE EU PRESIDENCYCM 5259 2016 INIT Presentation of the Maltese Presidency's programme (A.M. only)The EESC priorities during the Maltese presidency - January – June 2017# OPEN CONSULTATIONSOverview of open EU Commission Consultations# TAXATIONOECD: Over 1300 relationships now in place to automatically exchange information between tax authoritiesOECD: Limiting Base Erosion Involving Interest Deductions and Other Financial Payment, Action 4 - 2016 UpdateMissions - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to United Kingdom - 09-02-2017Missions - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Malta - 20-02-2017Invitation letters to PANA Hearings - 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# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Allegro and Ceneo by Permira and CinvenMergers: EU Commission clears the acqui…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# UNFCCCLatest European summary reports by th-e UNFCCC# CLIMATE FINANCESmall States Confront Big Challenges with Natural Disasters and Climate Change iMFdirect – The IMF Blog # TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Hearings of Member States Representatives from Slovakia and Italy - 12-01-2017 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorEP Publications - Other Official Letters - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorEP Publications - Evidence : Replies to additional EMIS Questions from experts/witnesses - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector# EU COUNCIL BRIEFSCM 5175 2016 INIT WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION (Motor Vehicles)

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IEU ENERGY Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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# RUSSIARussian Government: Russia’s Energy Strategy to 2035# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER: Safeguarding the independence of Europe's energy regulatorsENTSO-E: Annual Work Programme for 2017 released# RENEWABLESUNECE: Ukraine is exploring ways to develop sustainable energy# FUSION ENERGYF4E develops Alarm Survey System for ITER

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IEU FUNDING Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# ESIFUrban Innovative Actions: call for expertsHave your say in the public consultation on the Smart Specialisation approach for growth and jobs in EuropeFinancial instruments in cohesion policy - European Parliamentary Research Service # EFSI#investEU – EUR 50 million EIB loan for Polish dairy cooperative Mlekpol# EIBEIB and Intesa Sanpaolo: more than EUR 1 billion for Italian SMEsEIB continues to support investments improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Bucharest’s Sector 6# DG RTDResearch Headlines - A FEAT of earthquake researchEvents - 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (27-28/03/2017) will focus on sustainable transport and CCSU - 27-28 March 2017, London, United Kingdom3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference 2017 - 16-18 May 2017, Prague, Czech Republic# HORIZON 2020New Horizon 2020 robotics projects from 2016Horizon Magazine: ‘Body-on-a-chip’ set to accelerate drug discoveryEIT Newsletter - December 2016QuantERA Call 20…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# SMEEU Commission Answer - SMEs' access to bank loans - E-005391/2016EIB and Intesa Sanpaolo: more than EUR 1 billion for Italian SMEsEIB continues to support investments improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Bucharest’s Sector 6# EU COMMISSION BRIEFS ## DG GROWCOMMISSION DECISION on funding for the pilot-project on "Sharing Economy Startup Initiative — Financing the future of European entrepreneurship" of the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs for the year 2016# EU PARLIAMENT BRIEFS Amendments 1 - 22 - The functioning of franchising in the retail sector - PE 595.459v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsAmendments 1 - 108 - Working conditions and precarious employment - PE 595.586v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# DSMEU Commission President Juncker temporarily assigns the Digital Economy and Society portfolio to Vice-President Andrus AnsipEP Subject files - Exchange of views with Commissioner Günther Oettinger - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on Legal AffairsInnovative entrepreneurship in the digital era: the future will be open and disruptiveCEEP-EuroChambres event “Creating Inclusive Digital Eco-systems”Digital regulation Forum 2017: 28-29 March in London - Broadband 4 EuropeUNCTAD - New survey on trade in digital services expected to fill data void# GEO-BLOCKINGEP Draft report - Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market - PE 595.745v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# ROAMINGEP Report - Rules for wholesale roaming markets - A8-0372/2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and…

IEU TRADE Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# CUSTOMS UNIONEU Commission sets out the strategic way forward for the EU's Customs UnionEU Commission proposes to modernise the Customs Union with Turkey# ISDSDG Trade: Questionnaire on options for a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution# TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSVisa reciprocity with the US and Canada: EU Commission reports on recent developmentsDG Trade: Transatlantic Economic Council Facilitators' Report to StakeholdersDG Trade: EU-US trade in your townEU Commission Answer - Free trade agreement between the EU and the USA - E-006440/2016EU Commission Answer - TTIP and protection of controlled designations of origin - E-007248/2016# CETAEP Draft report - Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part - PE 595.740v01-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsEU Commission Answer - CETA as a mixed agreement - E-006865/2016ÖGfE Policy Brief: "Zur Zukunft um…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# ESMAESMA proposes new digital format for issuers’ financial reporting# BANKING UNIONEBF What's On for 2017 - key events on Europe's banking calendarCEPS: A radical cure for Italy’s banking problems: A combination of good banks and soft bail-in# EBAEBA to run its next EU-wide stress test in 2018EBA sees considerable improvement in the average LCR across EU banks# EIOPAEIOPA Publishes an Opinion on Disclosure of Information related to the Use of Transitional Measures in the Calculation of Technical Provisions# EMUEP Report - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - A8-0374/2016 - Committee on Regional Development# ECBECB/2016/35 Decision (EU) 2016/2247 of the ECB of 3 November 2016 on the annual accounts of the ECBECB/2016/36 Decision (EU) 2016/2248 of the ECB of 3 November 2016 on the allocation of monetary income of the national central banks of Member States whose currency is the euroECB/2016/34 Gui…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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# RULE OF LAWRule of Law: EU Commission discusses latest developments and issues complementary Recommendation to PolandEC press conference by First Vice-President Frans TIMMERMANS - Rule of law in PolandQ&A: EU Commission Recommendation regarding the Rule of Law in PolandALDE on Constitutional crisis in Poland: European Commission must move from dialogue to action # STATE AIDThe CJEU states that the General Court of the EU erred in law in setting aside a Commission decision declaring a Spanish tax scheme incompatible with the internal marketState aid: Commission welcomes Court judgment in Spanish Goodwill casesInoffizieller Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil zum Beihilfeprüfverfahren Flughafen Lübeck# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Yahoo by VerizonMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of NETTIT by BANKIA and EVERISConcentrations: la Commission approuve l'acquisition du contrôle exclusif du groupe Aramis par PSA# VATVAT: EU Com…