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IEU AGENDA Weekly Telegram 29 Oct 2016

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N
## EU Commission - Upcoming events30 Oct 2016: Signature of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)15 Nov 2016: President Juncker takes part in Citizens' Dialogue in St. Vith, Belgium17 Nov 2016: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package## EU Commission CalendarMonday 31 Oct 2016Tuesday 1 Nov 2016Wednesday 2 Nov 2016Thursday 3 Nov 2016Friday 4 Nov 2016Monday 7 Nov 2016Tuesday 8 Nov 2016Wednesday 9 Nov 2016Thursday 10 Nov 2016Friday 11 Nov 2016Saturday 12 Nov 2016Outlook NovemberOutlook December 2016 – No events published, so far.
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## The Week Ahead 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2016Refugees/GreeceRefugees/Lebanon## EU Parliament schedule by dayMonday 31 Oct 2016Tuesday 1 Nov 2016Wednesday 2 Nov 2016Thursday 3 Nov 2016Friday 4 Nov 2016## Calendar of EP plenary sessions 2016 & 2017
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## Main EU Council events until 13 Nov 2016EU-Canada summit, Brussels, 30…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# BUDGET - STAFF CHANGESStatement on the Decision of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva to become Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank and to resign from the European Commission# CHARLEMAGNE YOUTH PRIZE10th edition of Charlemagne Youth Prize open for applications# EFSIEFSI in Denmark: EIF and the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden) sign an agreement to finance agricultural businesses# ESIFMeetings with National Parliaments - Towards better spending in shared management - 08-11-2016 - Committee on Budgetary ControlEU Commission Answer - Outstanding European funding - E-006634/2016EU Commission Answer - Funding for eastern Aegean islands - E-006110/2016# EU SOLIDARITY FUNDEP Draft report - Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Germany - PE 592.448v01-00 - Committee on Budgets# HORIZON 2020INEA: New projects to understand the Arctic region and its climate extremesEU Commission Answer - Horizon 2020 and the payments cr…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# INDUSTRYEU Commission Answer - Technical textile sector in the EU - E-006792/2016# EMPLOYMENTMigrant population characteristics- Second generation immigrants in the EU generally well integrated into the labour market… …and have high educational attainmentSlovenia should boost efforts to help long-term unemployed, says OECD# INDICATORSSecond quarter of 2016- Household real income per capita up in both the euro area and the EU28- Real consumption per capita stable in the euro area and up in the EU28# EU REGISTERS## EU COMMISSIONLatest documents by DG EMPLLatest documents by DG GROW## EU PARLIAMENTMotion for a resolution on the European social pillar and national competences - B8-2016-1114## EU COUNCILST 13339 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services
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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# CONNECTIVITYEU Commission Answer - Development of next-generation broadband and LTE coverage - E-005691/2016 # TELECOM REVIEWGemeinsame Pressemitteilung von BUGLAS und VATM: Förderung von Wettbewerb muss wichtigstes europäisches Regulierungsziel bleiben  # SKILLS 4.0DG Grow: Bridging the digital skills gapDG Grow: Registration open for the high-level conference on ICT professionalismEU40: "New technologies, new skills, new jobs" debate # GEOBLOCKINGST 13787 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC - Presidency compromise # COPYRIGHTST 12993 2016 INIT Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective manageme…

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# CETAEU-Canada summit, Brussels, 30 Oct 2916EU-Canada trade agreement: Council adopts decision to sign CETAEU Commission vodcast: Compilation of today's EC Midday press briefing Q&A on CETAUN RIGHTS EXPERT URGES STATES NOT TO SIGN THE ‘FLAWED’ CETA TREATY AND PUT IT TO REFERENDUM Grüne zu CETA: Klare Kompetenzverteilung schließt die gesellschaftlichen Gräben in der Handelspoltik nicht# UKRAINEEuropean Commission supports Ukraine on its reform pathEU Commission Memo: Ukraine's reform achievements and the EU's supportEU Commission vodcast: EC Midday press briefing of 28/10/2016 - FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Ukrainian agreement: Q&AEPC POLICY BRIEFING: EU-Ukraine relations: achievements and prospects# CYPRUSRemarks by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference with Ioannis Kassoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus# MIDDLE EASTFederica Mogherini to visit Tehran and Riyadh as part of the outreach…

IEU EURO Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# ESMA & EBAEBA and ESMA consult on assessing the suitability of banks and investment firms members of the management body and key function holdersEBA reviews its guidelines on internal governanceFinal Q&A by the EBAESMA sets enforcement priorities for listed companies’ 2016 financial statements# MACRO-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEEU Commission Answer - Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) - P-006833/2016# RISK CAPITALReviving risk capital: The proposal to amend EuVECA and EuSEF   - EU Legislation in Progress European Parliamentary Research Service # SUSTAINABLE FINANCEEU Commission decision on the creation of a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance: Call for applications for the selection of members of the expert group# ECBECB Speech  Benoît Cœuré: Monetary policy in a low-growth environmentECB Speech  Yves Mersch: Low interest rate environment – an economic, legal and social analysisECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# STAFF CHANGESStatement on the Decision of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva to become Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank and to resign from the European Commission# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChinaMergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Alteo ARC and Alufin by Imerys, subject to conditionsMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Medical Depot Holdings by Clayton, Dubilier & RiceEU Commission Answer - Potential Wabtec-Faiveley merger: a threat to the European rail industry - P-006846/2016Bundeskartellamt clears acquisition of Coop by Rewe subject to conditions# TAX TRANSPARENCYEU Commission Answer - Tax competition in the EU - E-006539/2016EU Commission Answer - Intellectual property tax regimes in the EU - E-006701/2016PANA Public Hearing on 14 November9th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax PurposesOECD: The C…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# REACH & REFITEU Commission: Public Consultation in relation to the REACH REFIT evaluation# WATER MANAGEMENTPublic consultation on policy options to set minimum quality requirements for reused water in the European UnionEU Commission Answer - Monitoring of drinking water - E-006721/2016ST 13773 2016 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Synthesis Report on the Quality of Drinking Water in the Union examining Member States' reports for the 2011-2013 period, foreseen under Article 13(5) of Directive 98/83/EC# GLYPHOSATE & GMOEU Commission Answer - Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts - E-006732/2016Pesticide risk assessments could be made more realistic with ecological scenarios# ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONEU Commission: Answer - Greater EU involvement in environmental protection - E-006347/2016# FEED & FOOD NANOTECHStocktaking and forecast of nanotechnology applications in agriculture, feed and food produc…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# COP22Events - COP 22 - 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - 7-18 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco# COMPENSATION BY VOLKSWAGENEU Commission Answer - Compensation for EU customers after Dieselgate - E-006094/2016# EU ETSPoland: Important discussion between MEPs and EURELECTRIC about EU ETS reform – with participation of Maciej Burny, PEA secretaryClimate change policy and trans-boundary environmental issues post-Brexit explored by Committee - UK Parliament # MARITIME EMISSIONSIMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirementBan welcomes steps by UN maritime agency to limit carbon emissions from international shippingEU Commission welcomes progress at international level to tackle maritime emissionsVerband Deutscher Reeder: IMO setzt erneut Meilensteine für den Klimaschutz in der SeeschifffahrtEU Commission Answer - Low-emission mobility in aviation…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONGas markets: EU Commission reinforces market conditions in revised exemption decision on OPAL pipelineEU Commission vodcast: EC Midday press briefing of 28/10/2016 - COMPETITION - Opal pipeline / Gazprom: Q&AEU Commission Answer - Environmental impact of the Trans Adriatic pipeline - E-006801/2016Energy markets must attract investors to reach EU climate and energy goalsSpeech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at Eurelectric event: Getting the Energy Union RightEURELECTRIC: Letter to Vice-President Šefčovič on the Winter PackagePolish voice on the Energy Union during EURELECTRIC’s conference on Winter Package# ENERGY REGULATIONDeutsche Übertragungsnetzbetreiber sollen Engpassbewirtschaftung an der deutsch-österreichischen Grenze einführenBDEW zur Einführung eines Engpassmanagements zwischen Deutschland und ÖsterreichENTSOG: Invitation to 3rd Workshop on Interoperability Network Code regarding Gas QualityENTSOG: Explore the map of the TYNDP 201…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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# EASIEU Commission: EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs# DG GROWDG Growth: Four social innovators win €200,000 in 2016 European Social Innovation Competition# ESIFItaly: Cohesion Policy co-finances the purchase of two patrol ships for rescue operations at sea# EUREKAProgressing on an international scale – EU and EUREKA# HORIZON 2020Summary of the Personalised Medicine Conference 2016 (1-2 June, Brussels) - Horizon 2020Horizon Magazine: Disease-testing revolution promises dramatic reduction in cancer, heart deaths# ERCHow migration affects children# DG RESEARCHNew EU-Canada initiative to encourage cooperation between top scientistsScience diplomacy as a driver of excellence - Carlos Moedas - European CommissionNew agreement: Canadian researchers to join ERC teams in EuropeResearch Headlines - Nano-sized protein particles promise healthy food revolutionEvents - World ADC Berlin - 20-22 February 2017, Berlin, German…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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# INDUSTRYSlovak EU Presidency: 'Bratislava Agenda' – a new impetus for European industryDigitising European Industry Working GroupsWeight of economic activities- EU Industry accounts for just over 19% of total gross value added and 15% of employment- Declining weight over last twenty years# SMEEU Commission: EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneursWorkshops - Workshop on Collaborative economy on 8 November AM - 08-11-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection"Increasing the Innovation Capacity of European SME"# EMPLOYMENTDG EMPL: EU labour market developments report: stronger job creation# EU REGISTERS## EU COUNCILCM 4579 2016 INIT HIGH LEVEL WORKING GROUP ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH

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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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# ICT RESEARCHDG Connect: 6th EU-Japan Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation# INDUSTRY 4.0Digitising European Industry Working Groups# GEOBLOCKINGEP Draft opinion - Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market - PE 592.366v01-00 - Committee on Culture and EducationGeoblocking on Draft agenda - Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - Thursday, 10 November 2016 - PE 592.431v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energycep: Einladung zum Hintergrundgespräch „Geoblocking“# NET NEUTRALITYNorwegian Communications Authority: European Net Neutrality – Regulation and guidelines# CONNECTIVITYB-DAY: Going Giga Conference, 14-15 Nov in Brusselsifo Institut steht skeptisch zum forcierten Ausbau des schnellen Internets in Deutschland # SPECTRUMBedrohung für Deutschland und Bundesländer konkretisiert sich - Save Our Spectrum # COLLABORATIVE ECONOMYWorks…