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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# ESIF: Smart towns in Central and Eastern Europe more digital and resilient +++ Łódź Re:Invented - finalist of the EXPO 2022: A successful revitalisation passage of the city of future +++ Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Measuring social progress in EU regions - 16-11-2017 # AER: Youth mobility: a policy that goes beyond employment - AER # EIB GROUP: First-ever investment from Luxembourg-EIB climate finance platform to support Green for Growth Fund in the MENA RegionUkraine: EIB Group and Ukrgasbank to support EUR 50 million of SME financing under the EU4Business initiativeSlovenia: EIB provides first direct financing under EFSI and praises the country’s renewed investment activityPromoting Green Finance, Tackling Climate Change: EU Bank President joins Capital Market Leaders in BonnPoland: EIB supports modernisation of railways with EUR 65…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# SOCIAL SUMMIT: EU Commission President Juncker co-hosts Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg +++ Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth: strengthening the EU's social dimension +++ Social priorities under the Juncker Commission +++ European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Social Scoreboard for the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Towards fair labour mobility: Revision of EU Posting of Workers rules +++ Towards fair labour mobility: A European Labour Authority +++ Supporting Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers +++ Youth Guarantee & Youth Employment Initiative +++ The New Skills Agenda for Europe +++ Health and Safety at Work +++ European Social Fund: 60 years of investing in people +++ Website of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Official text of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Liberals and Democrats welcome the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights tomorrow in GothenburgDie Grünen zum EU-Sozialgip…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# PESCO: EEAS Factsheet on EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) # MEXICO: The fifth round of negotiations to modernise the political and cooperation aspects of the Mexico-EU Global Agreement was held in Brussels # CHILE: EU and Chile launch the negotiations for a modernised Association Agreement # EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: EP Think.tank: Study - The state of implementation of the associations and free trade agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a particular focus on Ukraine and systemic analysis of key sectors - 16-11-2017# WESTERN BALKANSMain results of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council on 16 Nov 2017Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the 4th EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council# UKRAINEEU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefitsImplementation of the Association Agreement with the EU gave a …

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# GREECE: ECA: Economic Adjustment Programmes for Greece: some reform despite weaknesses +++ EU Commission roadmap: Evaluation of the technical assistance provided by the Task Force for Greece (TFGR) 2011 -2015 +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE): Desaströses Zeugnis für Troika-Politik # CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Bruegel: The future of Capital Markets Union # ESMA: ESMA: Library document - EFAMA Investment Management Forum 2017 – The Square Brussels Meeting Centre # BANKING UNION: At a Glance - Provisioning policies for non-performing loans: How to best ensure a “clean balance sheet”? - 16-11-2017 # EURO AREAEP Think-tank: Briefing - DESIGN AND SEQUENCING OF EXIT FROM NONSTANDARD MONETARY POLICY MEASURES: WHAT SHOULD THE ECB “NEW NORMAL” LOOK LIKE? - 16-11-2017EP Think-tank: Briefing - TARGET (IM)BALANCES AT RECORD LEVEL: SHOULD WE WORRY? - 16-11-2017# ECBECB: Peter Praet: Recent economic developments in the euro areaECB: Yves Mersch: Securiti…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# COMPETITION POLICY: Competition: EU Commission and China start new dialogue on State aid control and discuss competition policy # TAXATION: Bundesfinanzministerium: Finanzierungsneutrale Unternehmensbesteuerung in der Europäischen Union? Stellungnahme zum Richtlinienvorschlag der EU-Kommission vom Oktober 2016 +++ Bundesfinanzministerium: Gutachten: Steuervergünstigungen und EU-Beihilfenaufsicht - Problematik und Ansätze zur Lösung des Kompetenzkonflikts mit der Steuerautonomie # BREXIT: Agenda of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) on 20 Nov 2017 # STATE AID: State aid: Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision to open an in-depth investigation into UK tax scheme for multinationals # MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Ardonagh and Nevada 2 by MDP and HPSMergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda InvestmentsConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquis…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# AIR POLLUTION: EU Commission: Mapping the sources and level of air pollution in Europe: Commission publishes new Air Quality Index and Atlas +++ Urban PM2.5 Atlas: Air Quality in European cities # CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EWSA: Die europäische Plattform der Interessenträger für die Kreislaufwirtschaft nimmt Schwung auf +++ EPC Policy Dialogue: The circular economy and digitalisation - Prospects for a joined-up approach # BIOECONOMY: EU Commission prepares to move its bioeconomy strategy efforts up a gear +++ Cefic joins the Stakeholder Bioeconomy Manifesto to advance EU bioeconomy agenda # ECHAForum for enforcement reviews results of its restriction project and agrees on new actionsECHA Newsletter now online# GLYPHOSATEBan glyphosate: public hearing on European Citizens’ Initiative# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVIRONMENTREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Com…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# COP23: Joint statement of the Estonian Presidency and the European Commission on behalf of the EU at COP23 UN Climate Change Conference +++ EU scales up cooperation with other major economies to implement Paris Agreement, promote global energy transition +++ Sweden increases climate support to the most vulnerable countries +++ IMF Blog: Climate Change Will Bring More Frequent Natural Disasters & Weigh on Economic Growth +++ Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference +++ Day 11 at COP 23: New efforts announced at Bonn Climate Conference to implement climate action +++ Swedish Governemnt: Swifter action is needed to honour the Paris Agreement +++ COP23 - Closing the week with "Accelerating Carbon Pricing" and other side events with PIK experts +++ CAN Europe: EU urged to scale up climate target by Netherlands # KYOTO PROTOCOLEU to conclude ratification for second Kyoto Protocol commitment period…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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# CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: Updated: EU Energy day: Clean energy solutions for decarbonisation, economic growth and jobs # ENERGY UNION: EEX acquires 100% of Powernext +++ EU Commission Study: Support for setting up an observatory of the building stock and related policies # ENERGY REGULATION: Second ACER Report on the implementation of the Balancing Network Code available online +++ REMIT Quarterly Online: The Latest News on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency # RENEWABLESTechnology key to ensuring sustainable bioenergy and biofuel production - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 12:05# COALWWF: Phasing out coal, powering a sustainable futureCOP23: 25 nations, sub-nationals join UK-Canada coal exit alliance - Carbon Pulse# SHALE GASIMF: Working Paper No. 17/254 : How Should Shale Gas Extraction Be Taxed?# ENERGY CHARTERNew flagship publication presented to European Commission and Investment Banks - Energy Charter NewsHandbook on General Provisions Applicable t…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 15 Nov 2017

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# CHINA: EU and China strengthen cooperation on education, culture, youth, gender equality and sport# ESIFMain results of the General Affairs Council on 15 Nov 2017Synergies and simplification for cohesion policy post-2020: EU Council adopts conclusionsThe future of EU finances: Commissioner Creţu discusses Cohesion policy after 2020 in the CouncilEU Commissioner for Regional policy Corina Creţu : Speech at the General Affairs Council on 16 Nov 2017Bringing superfast broadband to the Scottish BordersEU-Kohäsionspolitik: Kürzungen als 'identitätsstiftende Elemente' - Martina Michels (GUE/NGL)# PRIMAEP Report - Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Lebanon setting out the terms and conditions for participation of the Republic of Lebanon in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) - A8-0352/2017 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEP Report -…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 15 Nov 2017

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# SOCIAL SUMMIT: Social Europe is not a slogan. The social pillar must bring concrete solutions to our citizens, say S&Ds +++ The EESC to take part in the Gothenburg social summit in a show of support for the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ EPC: European social rights need more than a proclamation: Recommendations for an ambitious social summit # SINGLE MARKET: Single digital gateway: consideration of draft report on 21 November PM - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMESCOMMUNICATION DE LA COMMISSION AU PARLEMENT EUROPÉEN, AU CONSEIL, AU COMITÉ ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL EUROPÉEN ET AU COMITÉ DES RÉGIONS relative à la liste 2017 des matières premières critiques pour l’UEDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la Finlande sous le n°2017/388/FIN dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 20…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 15 Nov 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: European Parliament passes new anti-dumping rules to protect EU jobs and industry +++ EP Text adopted - Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from countries not members of the EU ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0437 - Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ La France: Nouvelle méthodologie antidumping européenne – Déclaration au nom du porte-parole du Ministère de l’économie et des finances à la suite du vote en plénière du Parlement européen +++ EPP: Shaping globalisation: protecting jobs against dumping +++ S&Ds secure new anti-dumping rules to protect European industries and workersEU-Abgeordneter Bernd LANGE (S&D/SPD) : Erstmals Arbeitnehmer- und Umweltstandards verankert - Europaparlament stimmt für härtere Anti-Dumping-Regeln der EUALDE welcomes modernised anti-dumping rules which will ensure the highest trade standardsECR: Loones: New anti-dumping rules to protect European businesses# EASTERN P…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 15 Nov 2017

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# RESERVE CURRENCIES: Deutsche Bank Research: 21st century reserve currencies - (how long) will the dollar-euro dominance prevail? # BANKING UNION: EU Council on banking: Creditor hierarchy, IFRS 9, and large exposures rules approvedECB: Supervision Newsletter autumn edition published +++ State aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of Irish credit union resolution scheme # EBA: EBA acknowledges the Commission adoption of amended supervisory reporting standards +++ EBA republishes DPM and XBRL taxonomy 2.7 for remittance of supervisory reporting +++ EBA acknowledges the Commission adoption of amended supervisory reporting standards # ESMAESMA updates MiFID II Q&A on market structure issuesESMA updates its MiFID II Q&As on transparency# EP ECON COMMITTEELatest news - ECON committee meetings in November - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ECBBruegel: A slightly tighter ECBECB: Peter Praet: Communicating the complexity of unconventional …

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