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IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# EIBEuropean Commission and EIB present guidance paper on the Eurostat treatment of PPPsLaunch of the EPEC-Eurostat Guide to the Statistical Treatment of Public-Private Partnerships# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: 450 businesses in Lithuania to benefit from EFSI agreement between EIF and Šiaulių banka# ESIFLa Commissaire Crețu en Roumanie: accroitre le potentiel des régions moins développéesAmendments 1 - 249 - Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds: an evaluation of the report under Article 16(3) of the CPR - PE 589.248v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentAmendments 59 - 263 - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 589.217v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel: Bessere Förderbedingungen für EXIST (ESF)Deutschland und Österreich legen gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine bessere KMU-Finanzierung vor# HORI…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# COMPETITIVENESSMain results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 29 Sept 2016Competitiveness Council (Internal Market and Industry) - Press conference Slovak Presidency and European CommissionCommissioners Bieńkowska and Jourová at European Consumer Organisation conference on the car sector# INNOVATIONEuropean Innovation Council - Commission invites top innovators to help shape a new European Innovation CouncilInternational Network for Government Science Advice Conference - Speech by Carlos MoedasDG Grow: 10 Finalists with ideas to help refugees and migrants selected in European Social Innovation Competition# SINGLE MARKETServices: EU Commission urges CROATIA to remove discriminatory restrictions on fishing licencesPublic procurement: EU Commission calls on SLOVAKIA to adhere to EU rulesFree movement of professionals: EU Commission urges Member States to transpose EU rules on recognition of professional qualificationsDG Grow: Innovative public procureme…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# DSMEU Commission: Launch of the Scaleup Manifesto at the Digital Assembly 2016Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: "Europe should not be afraid of data"Digital Assembly in Bratislava: "Putting the Digital Single Market at the heart of Europe" - blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerRencontre du Président Juncker à Berlin avec la Chancelière Merkel, le Président Hollande, et des dirigeants d’entreprises sur le numériquePinterest zieht mit Europa-Geschäft nach Irland# E-GOVERNMENTDigital Champions Bratislava statement on eGovernment# CONNECTIVITYDigital Single Market: Commission urges 19 Member States to implement cost reduction rules that will help deploy more broadband# SPECTRUMUK Ofcom Policy for the DECT guard band# E-COMMERCEUK CMA launches study into digital comparison tools# DATA PROTECTIONBig Data and Competition - Speech by EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager…

IEU TRADE Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# DUAL USESt 12394 2016 Init Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 of 27 June 2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishmentSPD: Anti-Folter-Verordnung - Verbreitung neuartiger Güter stoppen# CETA, TTIP & TPPTTIP – Car Safety Analysis in the EU and US in relation to US and EU Regulatory Standards on Crash Testing Relations with USA Einladung EBD De-Briefing Europäische Handelspolitik am 18. Oktober 2016WKÖ-Vizepräsident Roth in Brüssel zu CETA: Sachargumente und Vernunft vor Populismus Reinforcing the U.S. Role as a Global Leader Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership - U.S. DipNote# CUSTOMSBudget: three Member States referred to Court for loss of customs duties due as EU budget revenue# CHINACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1731 of 28 September 2016 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional dut…

IEU EURO Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONSingle Market: Commission sends reasoned opinion to AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA and SWEDEN regarding their intra-EU bilateral investment treatiesDeutsche Bank Research: Start-ups and their financing in Europe: Out of the woods with Capital Markets Union# ESMAESMA consults on future rules for financial benchmarks# EUROZONEOpinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2016 priorities - PE 585.720v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education# ECBECB: CON/2016/47 Opinion on amendments to the Law on Latvijas Banka reducing the number of members of the Council of Latvijas Banka# IRELANDIMF Country Report No. 16/311: Ireland: Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note--Insurance Sector and Update on the Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core PrinciplesIMF Country Report No. 16/312: Ireland: Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note--Asset Management and Financial St…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# INFRINGEMENTSEU Commission: September infringements' package: key decisions1. Budget and Human Resources2. Digital Single Market3. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility4. Energy5. Environment6. Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union7. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs8. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship9. Mobility and Transport10. Taxation and Customs Union# TAXATIONDraft agenda - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - PE 589.445v01-00 - 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# SOCIAL RIGHTSEuropean Pillar of Social Rights for a more social Europe - European Parliamentary Research Service# EU OMBUDSMANThe European Commission’s failure to reply to the complainant’s correspondence concerning an alleged fraud committed by Romania# EU REGISTERS## EU TRANSPARENCY …

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# GLYPHOSATEGlyphosate: EFSA to share raw dataEFSA commits to disclosing glyphosate raw data to CEO and Green MEPs - Corporate Europe Observatory# WASTE WATERReasoned opinions Waste water: Commission urges IRELAND to improve the collection and treatment of waste water# WATERReasoned opinions Water: Commission requests BULGARIA and SLOVAKIA to tackle water pollution caused by nitrates# NATUREReasoned opinions Nature directives: Commission calls on GREECE to tackle the illegal poisoning of birds# MARINE PROTECTIONEU Commission refers the UNITED KINGDOM to the Court over its failure to protect marine species# EU REGISTERS# EFSA
Glyphosate: EFSA to share raw dataDraft GM plant allergenicity guidance to be presented to stakeholdersDevelopment, organisation and delivery of training activities under the EFSA European food risk assessment fellowship programme (OC/EFSA/AFSCO/2016/02) - 6 October 2016Applicability of ‘in silico’ tools for the prediction of dermal ab…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# COP22UN officials optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s endGiovanni La Via on Paris climate agreement: “We are working to secure a swift entry into force” EP InterviewST 12408 2016 INIT 3486th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)ST 12688 2016 INIT Draft Council conclusions on the preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings in Marrakech (7 - 18 November 2016) - AdoptionMotion for a resolution on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22) - B8-2016-1043S&Ds call on the Council to ratify the COP 21 climate agreementSPD: Blockaden gegen historisches Pariser Klimaabkommen lösenParis Agreement ratification - Now it's time to deliver - Greens / EFADesigning a framework for bottom-up climate action - EESC conferenceFrankreich unterstützt regionales Klimaschutzbündnis Under2MoU# CARBON MARKETSST 11…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSpeech of Vice-President Šefčovič at FEPS event “The new social contract: A fair transition” – Launch of the report and discussionReasoned opinion - Internal Energy Market: Commission urges SPAIN to fully comply with the Third Energy PackageOpinion - Establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU - PE 583.920v02-00 - Committee on International TradeEnergy Community: Serbian Energy Minister Antić opens 8th Oil ForumST 12421 2016 INIT Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on amending the Treaty establishing the Energy CommunityEurelectric: The 2016 International Electricity Summit in Sintra - Closing Statement# ENERGY REGULATIONCEER’s quality of supply benchmarking report recommends automatic compensation to network users when quality standards ar…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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# MFF & BUDGETMEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts: more funds for migration, jobs, youthEU budget 2017 – Budget Committee of the European Parliament approves ECR’s proposal to support victims of terrorism# EUROPEAIDFacility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and healthPreventing violent extremism- Leaders telling a different story# EFSIEU Commission Answer - The European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the EU Investment Project Portal (EIPP) - E-006116/2016EU Commission: Answer - Universities and EFSI funding - E-006124/2016CAN Europe: Juncker investment plan: deep reforms necessary for sustainable future# ESIFEU Commission: Answer - Consultancy services for EU-funded projects - E-006068/2016Explore interregional cooperation benefits with Interreg Europe EPP Group to debate future of cohesion policy in Bucharest# HORIZON2020Updated: Events - Synergies between ESI funds and H2020: Understandi…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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# INNOVATIONEU Commission: Science and policymaking – towards a new dialogueWirtschaft, Technologie, Digitale Infrastruktur: Industrie 4.0 - Analysen und Gutachten der Wissenschaftlichen Dienste# ENTREPRENEURSHIPOECD on ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Green shoots of recovery in entrepreneurship beginning to appear# COMPETITIVENESSWV Stahl: Für die Zukunft der Stahlindustrie in Europa – EU Wettbewerbsrat muss klare Perspektiven liefern# SINGLE MARKETDraft agenda - Monday, 10 October 2016 - Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - PE 589.436v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionGoods are services in boxes: European retail and wholesaale call for a trade policy response to “servicification”# SMEEU Commission Answer - Cutting red tape for start-ups - E-006125/2016EU Commission Answer - Implementing the EU's COSME programme on SME competitiveness - E-005959/2016SME Instrument Innovators Summit kicks off in two weeks# EMPLOYMENTEuropean Pillar of Social Rig…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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# DSMEU Commission Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger at the European Digital Assembly in Bratislava, SlovakiaThe Digital Revolution and the Future of Work: Policies and Politics - Results of the Roundtable on September 15, 2016# CLOUDEESC: The European Cloud Initiative – Sharing innovation to boost growth# AVMS-DDocumentation of a Hearings - The Audiovisual Media Services Directive Review - 26-09-2016 - Committee on Culture and Education# EU MEDIAEU Commission Answer - Strategy to develop more popular media with a European perspective - E-005744/2016# M-HEALTHHearings - Towards an mHealth Framework for Europe - 13-10-2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# DATA PROTECTIONIrish Data Protection Commissioner: Explanatory memo on litigation involving Facebook and Maximilian SchremsEDRi: Freedom to be different: How to defend yourself against trackingMehr Transparenz und Dat…

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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# DUAL USEEU Commission proposes to modernise and strengthen controls on exports of dual-use itemsText of the Commission's proposal, including the AnnexesEU export control regimeExecutive summary of the Impact AssessmentTRADE (DG Trade) Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (recast) COM(2016)616/F1 MAIN (PART 1) - ANNEX 1 (PART 1) - PDF (other languages) - Send your feedbackDigitaleurope: EC export control review extends existing rules too far and risks putting European firms at a competitive disadvantage# CETAEU Parliament: Oral question - CETA and Germany's additional demands - O-2016-000116# EGAEU Commission Answer - Coverage of the future Environmental Goods Agreement - E-005824/2016# GATSGoods are services in boxes: European retail and wholesale call for a trade policy response to “ser…