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EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# ESIFEuropean Commission meets in Strasbourg with Members of the European Parliament from the Outermost Regions to reinforce the dialogue on these regions – EU Commissioner Corina CreţuEU Parliament: EU Urban Agenda implementation - public hearing# RTDSignature of the InnovFin SME Guarantee Transaction with KfW – EU Commissioner Carlos MoedasCarlos Moedas on EU cooperation with Palestine in research, science and innovationJoined-up care for patients with several illnessesResearch Headlines - Joined-up care for patients with several illnessesAdvancing the case for gender-based medicine# EUREKAInterested in becoming a Eurostar? Find out more and join our webinar (Jan 29) (via EUREKA)# HORIZON 2020H2020: Are you an experienced professional in consumer engagement and behavioural change in the field of sustainable energy?Horizon 2020 Update: 'Destination Europe' ConferenceHorizon 2020: Musicians’ virtuosity shows cues for hard of hearingResearch Participant Portal: FCH2 JU call fo…

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# FINANCIAL REGULATIONEU Parliament: Text adopted - Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0006 - Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEPP Group wants overall check-up of EU financial markets regulationEU-Abgeordneter Peter SIMON (S&D/SPD) zur EP-Zwischenbilanz der Finanzmarktregulierung: Kurs halten, Schlupflöcher schließen, nachjustieren# SIFMASIFMA Submits Comments to DOL on Proposed Safe Harbors for State-Run Retirement Plans# ESMAESMA PUBLISHES LETTER FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON AIFMD PASSPORT FUND MANAGEMENT# VIRTUAL CURRENCIESUpdated: Highlights - Public hearing on virtual currencies - 25.01.2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# IMFSubdued Growth, Diminished Prospects, Action Needed - iMFdirect – The IMF BlogIMF Executive Board Concludes the Fourth Post-Program Monitoring with IrelandIMF Country Report No. 16/18: Ireland: Fourth Post-Program Monitoring DiscussionsIMF World Economic Outlook Upda…

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# DSMEU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip: Opening statement at European Parliament plenary session "Towards a Digital Single Market Act"Stop geo-blocking and boost e-commerce and digital innovation, says ParliamentEU Parliament Press conferenceTowards a Digital Single Market Act" – outcome of the vote in plenary Press conference by Evelyne GEBHARDT (S&D, DE) and Kaja KALLAS (ALDE, ET), co-rapporteursEU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards a Digital Single Market Act - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0009 - Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEuroparlTV Video: Make the digital single market a reality, end geo-blockingALDE: MEPs push for completion of EU's digital single marketPlenary speech on the Digital Single Market report – MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)EU-Abgeordnete Theurer und Meissner (ALDE/FDP) zum Digitalen Binnenmarkt: Digitale Revolution konstruktiv begleiten!"Commission must focus on jobs and inclusion in the digital single market&qu…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# POST COP21S&P: The Paris Agreement: A New Dawn For Tackling Climate Change, Or More Of The Same?Österreich zum Weltklimavertrag: In Paris wurde Geschichte geschrieben – Umweltausschuss des österreichischen ParlamentsGlobal Climate Policy Conference 2016: Call for Abstracts - Climate Strategies# ETSEcologic Berlin: EU Effort Sharing Decision after 2020 - Auctioning of Annual Emission AllocationsEFDD EU policy roundup: The slow road to ETS reform# CLIMATE MONITORINGUNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina# DIESEL EMISSIONSEU Commission Midday press briefing of 19/01/2016 INDUSTRY - VW & Renault: Q&AMEPs discuss vetoing plan to relax diesel car emission limitsELTIS: Impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’ across EuropeACEA: Automobile industry calls for urgent clarity on emissions testRetour d'expérience sur l'information CO2 des prestations de transport - Ministère du Développement durable
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EU ENERGY Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# ENERGY SECURITYNew EU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the Directive 2005/89/EC on security of electricity supply# ENERGY UNIONEU Commission invests €217 million in energy infrastructurePolicy departments monthly highlights: focus on energy storage market and incentivesDIW Berlin: Funktionierende Energiemärkte dank europäischer WettbewerbspolitikMedReg latest publication 'Evolution of the Mediterranean energy sector 2013-2015' collects the Association's achievements performed during the last three years - Energy Charter# EIIUK policy paper: Electricity intensive industries: indirect costs of renewables - further government response to the EU# ENERGY LABELLINGUpdate on Call for tenders for 3 single framework service contracts regarding Ecodesign and Energy Labelling# ENERGY REGULATIONACER call for Board of Appeal membersIEE has important local, regional impact – EU SETISOcean energy industry presents its game plan – EU SETISECRB 2016 Work Programme now online - Energy Co…

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# CRIMINAL RECORDSEU Commission proposes to strengthen the exchange of criminal records on non-EU citizensEU Commission press conference - Proposal to extend the European Criminal Records Information Sharing system (ECRIS) to non-EU citizens Opening remarks by Věra JOUROVÁ, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender EqualityEU Commission Memo: ECRIS to be upgraded to allow a better exchange of criminal records relating to non-EU nationals: Frequently asked QuestionsECR: Welcome for extension of EU criminal records system# COMPETITION DEBATEIllegal corporate tax deals: EP calls for compensation for countries that sufferEU Parliament: Text adopted - Annual report on EU Competition Policy - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0004 - Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEPP Group wants tax clawbacks from tax dodging to go to EU budget# CARTELSCJEU: Judgments of the General Court in Cases T-404/12, T-409/12 - Toshiba v Commission# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approv…

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSIONOpening and closing remarks by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EP Plenary session 19 January 2016President Jean-Claude Juncker appoints Mr Allan Larsson as Special Adviser for the European Pillar of Social RightsWednesday 20-Saturday 23 January: College Members participate in World Economic Forum in Davos # THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: over €50 million for SMEs in Czech Republic # SINGLE MARKETEPP Group Hearing: Single Market Strategy: how to boost the growth engine # INNOVATIONEU Commissioner Moedas welcomes European Parliament's support for Open ScienceEBN to Chair Workshop at European Innovation Ecosystems Conference # SPACE INDUSTRIESThe European Space Expo is in The Hague, Netherlands from 27 May - 5 June # EMPLOYMENTEU Parliament: Text adopted - Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0008 - Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionILO: Global unemployment projected to rise…

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 19 January 2016

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# TRADE BARRIERSHearing documentation: Non-tariff barriers to Trade in the Internal Market - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# TTIPDelegation for relations with the United StatesEKR/ALFA: Dialogveranstaltung in Stuttgart sieht Freihandelsabkommen TTIP entgegen dem vorherrschenden Trend größtenteils positivSpeech of Commissioner Jourová at conference Digital Values: Advancing technology – preserving fundamental rights organised by Carnegie Europe and MicrosoftCarnegie Europe on Governing Cyberspace: A Road Map for Transatlantic Leadership# TISAEP Press conference video: Trade in Services Agreement Press conference by Viviane REDING (EPP,LU), Rapporteur; Jude KIRTON-DARLING (S&D, UK), Emma McCLARKIN (ECR, UK), Marietje SCHAAKE (ALDE, NL) and Ska KELLER (Greens/EFA, DE)ECR: Services agreement will boost exports whilst protecting public servicesBEUC Reaction to European Parliament trade committee vote on TiSACEEP welcomes the INTA report on TiSA# TUNISIATunesie…

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