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IEU FUNDING Telegram 19 July 2016

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# BUDGETEU 2015 accounts adopted: performance focus shows the EU budget is deliveringEP 8th legislature : Draft opinion on the General Budget of the European Union for 2017 - Committee on Constitutional AffairsEP Publications - Commission : Protection of the EU budget to end 2015 - Committee on Budgetary ControlNext meeting of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) - Committee on Budgetary Control# OLAFMember States make progress in detecting and preventing fraud with EU funds European Anti-Fraud OfficePosition of the European Parliament - Amending Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0064# ESIFDraft report - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 585.523v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentDraft opinion - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 587.440v01-00 -…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 19 July 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEIB approves EUR 9.4 billion new loans, including EUR 2.8 billion under Investment Plan for EuropeInvestment Plan for Europe: EFSI supports almost EUR 200 million investment in renewable energy sectorInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB and SaarLB sign EUR 100 million guarantee agreement# INNOVATIONFlash Eurobarometer 433: Innobarometer 2016 – EU business innovation trends - European Union Open Data PortalEUROSTAT: Europe 2020 Strategy - Positive developments since 2008 in the EU on education, climate change and energy… but limited or no progress for employment, poverty and R&D# INDUSTRYMay 2016 compared with April 2016-Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area-Down by 0.7% in EU28# SINGLE MARKETEP Study: A longer lifetime for products# SMEDIGITALEUROPE responds to Commission Start-Up Initiative Consultation  # EMPLOYMENTUpdated: Announcement: Stakeholder Workshop on Skills for Europe's Defence Sector on 8 September 2016 in Brussels# EU REGISTERS# EU CO…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 19 July 2016

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# DSMDG Connect: Borderless Cyber EuropeDIGITALEUROPE responds to Commission Start-Up Initiative Consultation  Digital e-seniors and the silver economy - EESC# BROADBANDHyperoptic to expand 1Gbps network with GBP 21 million backing from EIBEU Commission accepts German plans for broadband vectoring, but insists on additional improvementsETNO: Draft BEREC Open Internet Guidelines not in line with the Regulation - A risk for customer choice, 5G and Europe's broadband ambitionsEBU submits response to BEREC consultation on EU net neutrality guidelinesBREKO, BUGLAS, VATM:  Kein erneutes Prüfverfahren in puncto Vectoring II: Chancen auf zeitnahes Ausrollen von Gigabit-Netzen in Deutschland schwinden# DATA RETENTIONCJEU: According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, a general obligation to retain data imposed by a Member State on providers of electronic communication services may be compatible with EU lawEDRi: European Court confirms: Strict safeguards essential for data retentionDigit…

IEU TRADE Telegram 19 July 2016

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# CHINADG Trade: EU takes again legal action against export restrictions on Chinese raw materials
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WTO dispute settlement in a nutshellChina — Measures Related to the Exportation of Various Raw MaterialsChina — Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and MolybdenumWTO: European Union files dispute against China over duties on export of raw materialsBusinesseurope: EU launched third WTO case against China’s export restrictions of raw materialsETUC – BusinessEurope joint declaration on China’s Market Economy Status Bundesjustizministerium: Neues Dreijahresarbeitsprogramm zur rechtlichen Zusammenarbeit mit China unterzeichnet# TURKEYEP Joint statement - committee chair Elmar Brok and rapporteur Kati Piri on TurkeyS&D Group calls on the Turkish authorities to observe rule of law in the aftermath of the coup attemptDie Grünen: Die EU darf Erdogan nicht weiter stärken! UN exper…

IEU EURO Telegram 19 July 2016

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# BREXITIMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts on Brexit, Warns of Risks to OutlookThe economic outlook after the UK referendum: Commission publishes a first assessment for euro area and the EU# TURKISH BANKSMoody's Reviews for Downgrade the Ratings of 17 Turkish Banks - Action follows the review of Turkey's Baa3 sovereign rating# US EU FINANCIAL REGULATIONSIFMA Statement on the EU-US Joint Financial Regulatory Forum AnnouncementNeue Analyse der Wissenschaftliche Dienste des Bundestags: WD 5 - 054/16 Anteil des Finanzsektors am Bruttoinlandsprodukt in Großbritannien,den USA und Deutschland# CAPITAL MARKETSPosition of the European Parliament - Amending Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 on markets in financial instruments, Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse and Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 on improving securities settlement in the EU and on central securities depositories as regards certain dates - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0034Position of the European Parliament - Amending Directive 2014/…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 19 July 2016

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# OLAFMember States make progress in detecting and preventing fraud with EU funds European Anti-Fraud OfficePosition of the European Parliament - Amending Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0064# TAXATIONOECD secretariat reviews the functioning of the Italian tax administration# STATE AIDState aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into French state financing of Areva restructuringEP In-Depth Analysis - The Implementation of Bail-In in Recent Resolution and State Aid Cases - PE 574.395 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# EU COURT OF JUSTICECJEU on State aid: The Communication from the Commission on aid to the banking sector is validCJEU: According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, a general obligation to retain data imposed by a Member State on providers of electronic communication services may be compatible with EU law# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: Comm…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 19 July 2016

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# EEA EVALUATIONEU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the European Environment Agency and of its EIONET network - ENV - Evaluation (outside REFIT) - Impact assessment planned : No# ENVIRONMENTAL LAWEU Commission Roadmap: Communication on access to justice at national level related to measures implementing EU environmental law - ENV - Communication (outside CWP) - Impact assessment planned : Yes# WASTE DIRECTIVEAmendments 71 - 346 - Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste - PE 582.219v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# REACHREACH 2018: Assess your substance to show safe useST 11324 2016 ADD 1 ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards bisphenol A# EDCEuropean Commission launches two public consultations on hormone disrupting chemicals in midst of summerSci…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 19 July 2016

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# EUROPE 2020EUROSTAT: Europe 2020 Strategy - Positive developments since 2008 in the EU on education, climate change and energy… but limited or no progress for employment, poverty and R&D# COP22Ban urges burden-sharing, solidarity to combat effects of El Niño and mitigate climate changeSubmit Views to France and Morocco's Climate Champions - Deadline Approaches on August 1, 2016New Analysis on Developing Country Climate Action Plans - UNFCCC - NAMAEnvironmental Defence Fund (EDF): The case for re-engineering the way we adapt to climate changePIK: Metropole im Klimawandel: Berlin treibt Anpassung voran# CARBON MARKETSThe EU’s Climate Plan is Not Enough – And Everyone Knows It - The Energy Collective & Friends of the Earth EuropeRegulating Swiss flights under EU ETS legal says ECJ advisor - Carbon Pulse# CLIMATE RISKNeue Analyse der Wissenschaftlichen Dienste des Bundestags: : WD 5 - 040/16Auswirkungen der Klimavariabilität auf den Weinbau in DeutschlandNOAA: June marks 14 …

IEU ENERGY Telegram 19 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONInvestment Plan for Europe: EFSI supports almost EUR 200 million investment in renewable energy sectorEDSO: Smart Transmission and Distribution Networks2nd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event - 26-28 September 2016, Torino, ItalyBIEE Oxford 'Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition' - 21-22 September 2016, Oxford, United KingdomThe Internet of Things Is a Game-Changer for the Energy Industry - The Energy Collective# ENERGY REGULATIONEU Commission Roadmap: Network code on electricity balancing - ENER - Other (outside CWP) - Impact assessment planned : YesCEER promotes cross-authority cooperation on consumer issues# ENERGY SECURITYDG Energy: Bulgaria-Romania and Romania-Ukraine sign gas agreementsUkrainian Government: Ukraine and the EU to intensify cooperation in using gas transit potential of Ukraine - a meeting of Volodymyr Groysman with Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union# NUCLEAR ENERGYState aid: EU Commission opens in-dept…

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