IEU INNOVATION Telegram 8 June 2016


# THE JUNCKER PLAN

  • Participation of members of the European Commission at the Brussels Economic Forum on 9 June
  • MEPs split over achievements of the EU's multi-billion euro investment plan
    • Statement by Jyrki KATAINEN, Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
    • Othmar KARAS (EPP, AT) welcomed the proposal to extend the life of the plan and said it was one of the key answers to Europe's structural problems.
    • Gianni PITTELLA (S&D, IT) said that while Europe needs an investment plan, it also needs to ensure that it provides for additional funding.
    • Sander LOONES (ECR, BE) suggested it was too early to assess the success of the EFSI and warned against "rushing in" with plans to extend investment into third countries.
    • Pavel TELIČKA (ALDE, CZ) said he remained a supporter of the plan but that the type of projects being funded and their quality needed to be reviewed.
    • Miguel VIEGAS (GUE/NGL, PT) said the plan had allowed large companies to dominate and had focused on richer, more developed areas.
    • Philippe LAMBERTS (Greens/EFA, BE) called for more money for the plan and said it should focus on countries which lack investment and have most potential for renewable energy projects..
    • Nigel FARAGE (EFDD, UK) said that the EU’s “grand plans”, such as this, had sown the seeds of its own destiny. Looking ahead to the UK’s 23 June “independence day” referendum, he said he hoped that this would be the last time he spoke in this Parliament..
    • Steeve BRIOIS (ENF, FR) described the EFSI as a "total failure" saying that it had focused financing on large, urban areas which had aggravated regional disparities.
  • EPP: EFSI boosts confidence, growth and jobs in the EU
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): EFSI-Gleichung geht nicht auf!
  • ALDE: Too early to call "Juncker Plan" failure or success, but clear that quality of projects needs improvement
  • Juncker Investment Plan branded unworkable and unfair in midterm review by GUE/NGL MEPs
  • Ulrike Trebesius (ALFA) zum Zwischenbericht des Europäischen Investitionsplans: „Juncker-Plan fördert die falschen Projekte“

# INNOVATION

  • Commission invests €36 million for quicker market access of 16 innovative projects
  • The US is no longer the dominant engine of global innovation, and Europe will overtake it – here’s why - Tech.eu

# SINGLE MARKET

  • Latest DG GROW publications on Market Surveillance
  • List of national market surveillance authorities by sector
  • List of national market surveillance authorities by country
  • EU general risk assessment methodology (Action 5 of Multi-Annual Action Plan for the surveillance of products in the EU (COM(2013)76))
  • Workshop report - Stakeholder Workshop - Study on the regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals (excluding REACH), in particular the CLP Regulation and related legislation
  • IPR ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE 2016 - BIOS OF SPEAKERS AND PANNELISTS

# SME

  • EP Opinion - Access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union - PE 580.400v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • EASME: Implementation: a guide to a great proposal for the SME Innovation Associate

# INDUSTRY

  • EP ITRE Committee: Industry 4.0, robotics and big data: public hearing

# CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Waste management: Which way for the circular way? - European Parliamentary Research Service
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Full report high level meeting Circular Economy
  • EASME: Innovation Deals: How to boost circular economy innovation

# EMPLOYMENT

  • Friday 10 June: Commission presents the New Skills Agenda for Europe

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Décision de la Commission de formuler, au nom de l'union, des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de révision de règlement, notifié par la Suisse sous le n°2016/9501/CH dans le cadre de l’Annexe II chapitre XIX de l’Accord sur l’Espace économique européen
  • COMMISSION DECISION appointing the Commission representatives to the Management Board and the Budget Committee of the European Union Intellectual Property Office

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Draft agenda - Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - Thursday, 16 June 2016 - PE 584.149v03-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Answer - Non-disclosure agreements - P-003159/2016
  • Answer - Unfair Trading Practices - E-001662/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 9969 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
  • St 9966 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2017
  • St 9966 2016 Add 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT on the implementation of the actions foreseen in the 2016 Union work programme for European standardisation, including the implementing acts and mandates sent to the European standardisation organisations Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE The Annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2017
  • St 9513 2016 Cor 1 A new start for a strong Social Dialogue - Draft Council Conclusions
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