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EU INNOVATION Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission sets out path to digitise European industryEU Commission Q&A: DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRYSpeaking points by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the press conference on digitising industry# INDUSTRY 4.0 - REACTIONSS&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for EuropeCEEP: Public Services Committed to the Digital TransformationBusinesseurope: EU industrial digitalisation strategy just in time – ACT NOWBDI zum Strategiepapier der EU-Kommission zur Digitalisierung der Industrie # INNOVATIONEU Commission: European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy# SPACE STRATEGYEU Commission seeks views on future space strategyEU Commission Open Consultation: Public consultation on a Space Strategy for EuropeBoosting EU economy and security - with a little help from space# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission: Survey on European c…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission sets out path to digitise European industry EU Commission Q&A: DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRYBackground documents and key information on why the European Commission set up a strategy on industrySpeaking points by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the press conference on digitising industryMap overview of Digitising European Industry Initiatives across EuropeEU Commission Brochure: Digitising European Industry# INDUSTRY 4.0 - REACTIONSUK: TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR UK BUSINESSESS&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for EuropeDIGITALEUROPE welcomes Technology Package of measures needed to drive Europe’s digital transformationETNO: Digital industrial leadership: telcos welcome new strategic approachBusinesseurope: EU industrial digitalisation strategy just in time – ACT NOW BDI zum Strategiepapier der EU-Kommission zur Digitalisierung der Indu…

EU TRADE Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# FACUpdated results of the Foreign Affairs Council (adding defence issues) on 19 April 2016# TRADE DEFENCEHigh-Level Meeting: Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel SectorStatement on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector# TRADE STRATEGYSpeech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: Values in EU Trade Policy - Targeting CorruptionOpinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 573.135v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# TTIPHearings - TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US - 20-04-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on International TradeStatement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Following the Conclusion of the High-Level Meeting on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel SectorEuropean Parliamentary Research Service: Understanding US Presidential electio…

EU EURO Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# EMU'State of play of the economy' - Remarks by EU Commission Vice-President DombrovskisLatest Interview by EU Commissioner Pierre MoscoviciMon interview sur CNN à propos de la GrèceInterview par Bloomberg TV sur la GrèceFrançois Villeroy de Galhau: Present challenges for France's central bank# DEFICIT PROCEDURESDeficit targets: Commission “not strict enough”, warn EU AuditorsWorking document - on the European Court of Auditors' Special Report N°18/2015 (2015 Discharge): Financial assistance provided to Member States in difficulties - PE 573.126v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP) zu Rechnungshofbericht: Gefährliche Kumpanei zwischen Mitgliedstaaten und EU-Kommission# BANKING UNIONDeutsche Kreditwirtschaft: Gutachten sieht unzureichende Rechtsgrundlage für ein Europäisches Einlagensicherungssystem (EDIS)# ECBECB: ECB/2016/8 Decision of the ECB of 18 April 2016 amending Decision (EU) 2015/774 on a secondary markets public sector ass…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# UK REFERENDUMEU membership positive for UK environment -  UK ParliamentLords: UK universities benefit while businesses lose out from EU membership# TAX TRANSPARENCYInternational organisations take major step to boost global co-operation in tax mattersJoint statement on the fight against illicit financial flows, by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa# MERGERSConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'Akiem par DAAM Global et Ermewa# EU SECURITY AGENDAEU Commission: Evaluation of the Firearms DirectiveControl of the acquisition and possession of weapons: committee debateGun control: lead MEP to present changes to firearms proposal on WednesdayForeign fighters: Civil Liberties Committee debate Wednesday on how to stop them# EU OMBUDSMANImproving transparency in tobacco lobbying - Event organised by the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly# EU ROADMAPSLatest EU Commission Roadmaps…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: Energy Prices, Power, and TradeITRE Committee: New Deal for Energy ConsumersITRE Committee: Study on "Energy Union: Key Decisions for the Realisation of a Fully Integrated Energy Market", Presentation by Koen Rademaekers (Trinomics Consulting)ITRE Committee: Public Hearing on 'The role of Energy Storage in the EU's future energy system'ITRE Committee: Towards a New Energy Market DesignEuropean Utility Week 2016 : 15-17 November 2016# ENERGY SECURITYITRE Committee: Measures to safeguard the security of gas supplyITRE Committee: 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/EUMinister for Energy launches Team Sweden Energy with promotion visits to Turkey and Iran22nd International Energy & Environment Fair & Conference - ICCI 2016# ENERGY EFFICIENCYITRE Committee…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# POST COP21The Inside Story of the Paris Agreement - Watch Christiana Figueres' TED TalkUN: African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in WildlifeCeres: Global Investor Groups Urge World Leaders to Sign and Accede to the Paris Climate Agreement RapidlyEU Commissioner Vella welcomes IPCC’s decision to produce a special report on the oceansThe Climate Group: Paris Agreement signing ceremony shows “clean energy era is upon us”: Mark KenberCAN Europe: Media advisory ahead of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony SWP: After the Paris Agreement - New Challenges for the EU’s Leadership in Climate PolicyVor Unterzeichnung des Paris-Abkommens: Rund 30 zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen stellen ehrgeizigen Klimaschutzplan für Deutschland vor# CARBON MARKETSEU climate commissioner dismissive of France’s ETS price corridor idea – Carbon PulsePoland cleared to allocate 65% of free 2015 EUA quota for utilities - Carbon PulseGerman…

EU FUNDING Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# DG CONNECTDigitising EU Industry (see also Digital Single Market)Digitising European Industry - Q&A (see also Digital Single Market)List of Digitising European Industry Initiatives across Europe (see also Digital Single Market)Public Private Partnerships (via Digital Single Market)Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 (via Digital Single Market)Staff working document: Implementation of the Action Plan for the European High-Performance Computing strategy (via Digital Single Market)# COSMEAccess to Finance Day in Tirana# DG RESEARCHSuccess Stories - Getting rail freight back on track in Europe (via Research & Innovation)Working Conference: Opening up Research and Innovation to Society - 31 May 2016, Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts (via Research & Innovation)NanoDiode working conference : Opening up Research and Innovation to Society - Join the debate ! - …

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