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IEU FUNDING Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments to trigger EUR more than 164 billion in new investments#InvestEU: EUR 438 million to support renewable energy in BelgiumInvestment Plan for Europe: Two agreements worth over EUR 500 million to support research and renewable energy ST 15569 2016 INIT Opinion of the European Committee of the Regions - EFSI 2.0# ESIFCentro Bio: Bio-industries, Biorefineries And Bioproducts for sustainable growth in PortugalEU Commission Answer - Cohesion Policy and Economic Governance - E-007761/2016EU Commission Answer - Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (ISUDS) funding for Galicia - E-007983/2016# INEA & CEF TELECOMAlmost €39 million requested for CEF Telecom projects# EIBEIB supports the implementation of strategic rural development projects in Hungary with EUR 400 millionLatest publications by the EIBEIB Working Papers 2016/06: Financing energy innovation: The role of financing …

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEESC calls upon Commissioner Katainen to operationalise investment plan without delayInvestment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments to trigger EUR more than 164 billion in new investments# SINGLE MARKETSConsumer and marketing law (fitness check) - European Economic and Social CommitteeConsumer Rights Directive (evaluation) - European Economic and Social Committee European standardisation 2017 - European Economic and Social Committee # SERVICESACE: Commission delays adoption of the Legislative Package on Services# INDICATORSThird quarter of 2016 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.6% - EU28 rate at 1.8%# EU COMMISSION BRIEFS## DG EMPLCOMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the 2017 annual work programme for implementation of the Pilot Project "A European framework for apprentice mobility : Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market" serving as financing decision fo…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# 5GEU Parliament on 5G internet by 2020: details of the Parliament / Council dealETNO comment on 700Mhz agreementAmChamEU position paper: 15 Dec 2016: European Commission's proposal for a new European Electronic Communications CodeEU Commission: White Paper: A New Generation of eHealth Systems Powered by 5G# DATA PROTECTIONEP Study: European Digital Guarantee - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# CYBER SECURITYResearch Headlines - Voicing a new option for online securityBSI: Stellungnahme des BSI zum erneuten Datendiebstahl bei YahooSharing National Security Letters with the public - Google Public Policy Blog# ROAMINGUpdated EU Commission Fact Sheet: End of roaming charges for travellers in the EU in 2017EU Kommission verabschiedet Regelung für die endgültige Abschaffung von Roaming-Zuschlägen - Bundesnetzagentur# E-COMMERCEeIDAS Trust Services: 6 months on after the switch-over# DSMAddressing major scientific and technological …

IEU TRADE Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSUpdated: MEPs urge Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity# CETAEP Amendments 1 - 4 - Conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part - PE 595.694v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# FTAEuropean Commission and EU Member States redouble efforts to fully exploit trade deals and boost market access for EU exporters# ASEANDriving trade in the ASEAN region Progress of FTA negotiations - European Parliamentary Research Service # CHINAEU Commission Anser: Presence of Chinese investors in European ports# UKRAINEEuropean Council conclusions on Ukraine, 15 December 2016ST 15578 2016 INIT Association Implementation Report on Ukraine
# RUSSIAKreml: Vladimir Putin has arrived in Japan on two-day visit
# THE ARCTICEU Commission Answer - An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic - E-0069…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# EMULa Grèce ne peut pas être condamnée à l’austérité pour toujours ! - Pierre Moscovici Flash Eurobarometer 446: The euro areaWhat future for the euro? Threats and opportunities for stage 2 of deepening EMU - European Economic and Social CommitteeEU Commission Answer - Penalties for Spain's failure to comply with deficit rules - E-007469/2016Draft opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2017 - PE 595.421v01-00 - Committee on BudgetsPosition of the European Parliament - Amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards certain provisions relating to financial management for certain Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0193# SWITZERLANDSwitzerland : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland# VENTURE CAPITALDraft…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMYDraft report - Initiative on resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety - PE 595.612v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyEU Commission Answer - Danger posed by 2030 recycling targets - E-007306/2016EU Commission Answer - 'Fate' of waste in the EU - E-008051/2016EU Commission Answer - National waste incineration programme - E-007760/2016# AIR POLLUTIONPosition of the European Parliament - Reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending Directive 2003/35/EC - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0443Progress under the Air Convention to ensure cleaner air in the region# ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONRotterdam Convention works with parties, EU and NGOs to reduce pesticide risk in eastern Europe and central Asia# EU COMMISSION BRIEFS## DG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the effectiveness of Recommendation 2014/70/EU on minimum principles…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# EU ETSEnvironment MEPs for a stronger EU carbon marketEP ENVI Committee: Publications - Roll call votes : 2016 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (inclduing 15/12/2016)ST 15487 2016 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments - Progress report# EU ETS - MEP REACTIONSEPP: Post-2020 reform ETS: a balanced emissions trading scheme to reach climate goalsEVP/CDU: Umweltausschuss stärkt den EU-Emissionshandel und schützt innovative IndustrieThe Emissions Trading System must be tuned into the EU’s climate commitments, say S&DsALDE: European Parliament Environment Committee backs moderate improvements in EU carbon marketEU-Abgeordnete MEISSNER (ALDE/FDP) zum Emissionshandel: Paradox - Effizienteste Anlagen werden doppelt belastetECR: Conservative MEP secures backing for ambitious climate change rep…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSETIS: Study on innovative financial instruments to support innovative projects finalised for DG Research & InnovationElectricity Market Design - European Economic and Social Committee Clean Energy for all Package - European Economic and Social CommitteeEurelectric: The European Power Sector in Transition - Facts & Figures# ENERGY STATE AIDEU Commission Answer - Tax relief for diesel fuel - E-006934/2016# ENERGY REGULATIONThe Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators and the Energy Community Secretariat sign cooperation agreementACER’s views on gas congestion indicators publishedACER publishes updated Q&As and FAQs on REMIT and the extension of the No action relief on the ad hoc reporting under Article 4(1) of the REMIT Implementing RegulationNew European Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition R&I kicks off six Working Groups - ENTSO-E# RENEWABLESInvestment Plan for Europe: Two agreements worth over EUR 500 million t…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 15 Dec 2016

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# THE EUROPEAN COUNCILEuropean Council conclusions on 15 Dec 2016Statement after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government, 15 December 2016Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 15 December 2016Speech of EP President Martin Schulz at the European Council on 15 December 2016European Council conclusions on migration and Cyprus, 15 December 2016European Council conclusions on Ukraine, 15 December 2016# BREXITUK Parliament: Report identifies risk to UK if police lose access to EU toolsEU Commission Answer - Impact of the UK leaving the EU on cooperation in the area of public administration - E-007618/2016OEGFE: Brexit Six Months On: waiting for Godot# STATE AIDEU Commission Answer - Tax relief for diesel fuel - E-006934/2016EU Commission Answer - Possibility for other countries to reclaim unpaid tax in current state aid case - E-006507/2016EU Commission Answer - Apple sanctions for state tax aid - E-006639/20…

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