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IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 July 2016

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# EU AIDFacility for Refugees in Turkey: over €1.4 billion in support of education and health for Syrian refugeesSouth Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens# EIBInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund IIEIB and Castilla y León Regional Government sign a EUR 130m loan to drive economic growth, competitiveness and jobs in the regionEIB: Financing SMEs to drive economic growthEIB: JASPERS Annual Report 2015# HORIZON 2020Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €90 million in 65 innovative businesses# DG RTDPublic should be at heart of 21st-century science – Commissioner MoedasResearch Headlines - A user-centred approach to balancing renewable energy supply and demandEvents - 1st International Conference on ESIHISE 2016 - 11-12 October 2016, Venice, Italy# DG GROWUpdated - Service Contract: Galileo emergency warning serviceService Contract: EGNOS maritime safety service analysis# ERCERC: Information for Appl…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 July 2016

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# SMELatest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €90 million in 65 innovative businessesEIB: Financing SMEs to drive economic growth# INNOVATIONPublic should be at heart of 21st-century science – Commissioner MoedasDG Research Events - International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing - 20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, PortugalZypries eröffnet die erste Mittelstand 4.0-RegionalkonferenzUK: Research and analysis: Research Excellence Framework review: summary of views# SINGLE MARKETFibre labelling Polyacrylate - Toyobo - Final Report# INDICATORSFirst quarter of 2016-Household real income per capita up in the euro area and in the EU28-Real consumption per capita also up in both zones# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement notifié par la Slovénie sous le n°2016/199/SI dans le cadre de la directive…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 July 2016

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# DATA PROTECTIONCNIL: Jeux sur votre smartphone : quand c’est gratuit …# E-COMMERCEUrteil des Gerichtshofs der EU in der Rechtssache C-191/15 Verein für Konsumenteninformation / Amazon   zur Prüfung der Missbräuchlichkeit von AGB-Klauseln in Online-Kaufverträgen# ROBOTICSDeutsche Telekom: Video-interview with Ken Goldberg, Professor of Robotics at the University of California, Berkeley# FETAnalysis of the FET Proactive consultation for the preparation of FET work programme 2018-2020# E-HEALTHEU and US strengthen their collaboration on eHealth ITContributions on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health ITSynopsis report on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT# MEDIA FREEDOMFREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: UN AND OSCE EXPERTS DEPLORE CRACKDOWN ON JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA OUTLETS IN TURKEY# SPECTRUMRD436 - ETNO Response to the RSPG consultation on “spectrum related aspects for next-generation wirel…

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 July 2016

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# VIETNAMEU Roadmap: Commission proposal for Council Decision on Signature of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement# TTIPTABC Briefs Members on the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC)# RUSSIAEP General documents - Statements: Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee# UKRAINENext meeting - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee# TURKEYUN and OSCE experts condemn Turkey’s crackdown on media# TRADE LIBERALIZATIONCGE-Based Methods to Measure the Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty - DIW# WTOWTO launches new Accessions Intelligence PortalWTO: Peru, Saudi Arabia ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONProposition conjointe de décision du Conseil relative à la conclusion, au nom de l’Union européenne, de l’accord-cadre de partenariat et de coopération entre l’Union européenne et le gouvernement de la MalaisieProposition conjointe de décision du Conseil relative à la signature, au nom de l’Union européenne, de l’acc…

IEU EURO Telegram 28 July 2016

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# STABILITY & GROWTH PACTEP Publications - European Semester : Stability and Growth Pact - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsInvolvement of independent fiscal bodies in the 2014-16 Stability and Convergence Programmes – July 2016Thematic overview: Member States whose 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans were assessed to be "at risk of non-compliance" with the Stability and Growth Pact - 3 June 2016Comparison of key figures in the 2016 Stability Programmes and European Commission spring 2016 forecast - 31 May 2016Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact (July 2016)Overview on European Commission opinions on 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans - 27 November 2015Comparison of key figures in the 2015 Stability Programmes and European Commission Spring 2015 forecast - 9 June 2015Key features of 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBP) - 6 November 2015An Overview of the Stability and Growth Pact - 18 December 2015Coordination and Surveillance of Budgetary Policies of Euro Area Member Sta…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 28 July 2016

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# BREXITEC Midday press briefing of 28/07/2016 - BREXIT - Michel Barnier, European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator: Q&AThe Guardian: Scottish farms face losing millions in subsidy after BrexitDeutsche Bank Research: Social security system coordination after Brexit: Free movement provides for more than the right to work in partner countries# TAXATIONOECD releases discussion draft on approaches to address BEPS involving interest in the banking and insurance sectors# EU SECURITY AGENDAEP Report - Combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism - A8-0228/2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese Guarantee Scheme on European Investment Bank lending# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Termica Milazzo by ENI and Kuwait PetroleumHersteller von Glasfaservliesstoffen nehmen Fusionsanmeldung nach Bedenken des Bundeskartellamte…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 July 2016

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# WFDImplementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) — lack of evidence for Eastern European countries - EU Science for Environment Policy# ASBESTOSAsbestos products and waste: new classification system developed - Science for Environment Policy# PETROL EMISSIONSEU Roadmap: REFIT evaluation of Directive 2009/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stationsEU Roadmap: REFIT evaluation of Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations# SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTDG Research Events - European Union and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects - 19-21 October 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France# ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONDocuments available for Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC.12) - Rotterdam Convention# NOISEDoes environmental n…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 28 July 2016

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# CLIMATE FRAMEWORKCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on evaluating the implementation of Decision No. 406/2009/EC pursuant to its Article 14 (Add1)St 11522 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Accelerating Europe's transition to a low-carbon economy Communication accompanying measures under the Energy Union Framework Strategy: legislative proposal on binding annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030St 11483 2016 Add 2 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement …

IEU ENERGY Telegram 28 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONLatest map of key EU cross-border energy infrastructure projects publishedIEA: Transport, industry and flexibility are the greatest challenges in achieving a carbon-neutral Nordic energy system# ENERGY REGULATIONJoint statement by Europex, Efet and Eurelectric on Demand-Side Response# ENERGY EFFICIENCYSt 10873 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU - Outcome of the European Parliament's proceedings (Strasbourg, 4 to 7 July 2016)A new digital Energy Label - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation)# RENEWABLESIEA: Renewable energy continuing to increase market shareInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund IIEIB project: HYDRO AND WIND POWER IN STYRIAImproving the Sustainability of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME – Biodiesel)Research Headlines - A user-centred approach to balanci…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 27 July 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: €50 million for Italian SMEs# DG CNECTCall for proposals to develop an online tool enabling the tracking of language versions of filmsCall for expressions of interest: Experts in digital content production and managementCall for proposal to try out innovative strategies to enhance the circulation of European TV content throughout Europe# DG RTDNext steps for the Research Excellence Framework - 31 October 2016, Central London, United KingdomEuropean Union and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects - 19-21 October 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, FranceInternational Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing - 20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, PortugalThe Power of Programming 2016 - Developmental Origins of Adiposity and Long-term Health - 13-15 October 2016, Munich, GermanyClimate Change 2016 - 10-11 October 2016, London, United KingdomDeep decarbonization for staying well below 2°C - 24 October 2016Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU - 25 October 2…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 27 July 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: €50 million for Italian SMEs# INNOVATIONNext steps for the Research Excellence Framework - 31 October 2016, Central London, United Kingdom# EMPLOYMENTEP Workshop - Skills Developments and Employability: New Skills Agenda for Europe - 08-09-2016 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# SMEStudy on the potential of servitisation and other forms of product-service provision for EU SMEsNote 

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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 27 July 2016

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# CYBER SECURITYEU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)# DATA PROTECTIONEU Commissioner Věra Jourová opens first workshop on implementing the new EU data protection rulesCookies : la CNIL étend ses contrôles au-delà des éditeurs de sites - CNIL# COPYRIGHTJeff  Jarvis: Finding copyright peace between platforms and publishers - Günther Oettinger's blogCall for proposals to develop an online tool enabling the tracking of language versions of filmsCall for expressions of interest: Experts in digital content production and managementCall for proposal to try out innovative strategies to enhance the circulation of European TV content throughout Europe# E-COMMERCEInclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward# MEDIA ANTITRUSTBundeskartellamt verhängt Bußgelder gegen Fernsehstudiobetreiber# STAFF CHANGESEuropean Commission appoints four Directors, reappoints Director of its Europea…

IEU TRADE Telegram 27 July 2016

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# G20G20 summit, Hangzhou, China, 4-5 September 2016# TISADG Trade: Report of the 19th TiSA negotiation round# TTIP & CETAEP Thinktank;: At a Glance - TTIP and Labour Standards - PE 587.292 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEP Thinktank: At a Glance - TTIP and Jobs - PE 587.293 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairsifo Economists Panel for July 2016: Germany Economists Favour Free Trade Agreements TTIP and CETA# TURKEYHigh Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu# CUSTOMSST 11435 2016 INIT Council Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 of 17 December 2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1344/2011# WTOGeneral Council: Argentina & Uruguay submit bids to host 11th WTO Ministerial Conference# UNCITRALUNCITRAL meeting schedule 2016-2017# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTGeneral documents - Statements - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parli…

IEU EURO Telegram 27 July 2016

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# DEFICIT PROCEDURESEU Commission: Stability and Growth Pact: fiscal proposals for Spain and PortugalMemo on Stability and Growth Pact: Spain and PortugalEU Commission Documents on Portugal and Spain (PDFs)Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION giving notice to Portugal to take measures for the deficit reduction judged necessary in order to remedy the situation of excessive deficitRecommendation for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION imposing a fine on Portugal for failure to take effective action to address an excessive deficitRecommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION giving notice to Spain to take measures for the deficit reduction judged necessary in order to remedy the situation of excessive deficitRecommendation for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION imposing a fine on Spain for failure to take effective action to address an excessive deficitRemarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Commission's fiscal proposals for Spain and PortugalPropos introductifs du Commissaire Pierre Moscovic…

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