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IEU FUNDING & INNOVATION Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# INTERREGAER: Call for expressions of interest for third call of Interreg Europe# EU BUDGETHighlights - Vote on guidelines for EU 2018 budget - Committee on Budgets# ERNEuropean Reference Networks: 900 medical teams to connect across Europe for the benefit of patientsQuestions and Answers about European Reference Networks# ERASMUS+EU Commission invites citizens and organisations to give their views on Erasmus+# DG RTDR&I is key to industrial leadership in Europe - Speech by EU Commissioner MoedasThe citizens’ perspective on addressing the societal challenges for the 9th EU framework programme for research and innovationResearch Headlines - Amsterdam: innovation enables urban inclusion# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Commission simplifies Horizon 2020Opening address by EU Commissioner Moedas: Horizon 2020 – Performance and Further SimplificationDraft opinion - Assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation …

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# DSMProtecting and empowering EU consumers [European Added Value in Action] - European Parliamentary Research Service# 5GVice-President Ansip calls on Mobile World Congress for better coordination to develop 5GSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at Mobile World CongressNordic 5G Action Plan - Office of the Prime Minister of NorwayLetter to EU Policy-Makers: Making Regulation Work for Community Networks - La Quadrature du Net# BERECBEREC will launch a public consultation on the draft Mid-term Strategy 2018-2020# E-COMMERCEEP Subject files - Contract rules on the online sale of goods - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# COPYRIGHTEuropean Copyright Law: eco Study Questions the Planned Copyright ReformEuroISPA member eco challenges proposed EU copyright reform with new study# CYBERSECURITYGuidelines on Incident Notification for Digital Service Providers - ENISAFunctional safety and cybersecurity - CEN/CENELEC's Stakeholder…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# SWITZERLANDEU Council conclusions on EU relations with the Swiss Confederation# TTIPTrans-Atlantic Business Council Roundtable on EU Trade Policy with Christian BurgsmüllerEU-US agreement on mutual recognition of pharmaceutical production sites# BREXITBrexit: the options for trade report debated by Lords - UK Parliament# TURKEYRenate Sommer (EVP/CDU): Ausschuss stimmt für Ausweitung der Zollunion EU-Türkei# RUSSIADmitry Medvedev takes part in the roundtable discussion Defence Industry Diversification and Regional Development: A Strategy for Change# UKRAINEMEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for Ukrainians# TRADE DEFENCEEuropean Commission imposes definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from China# RAW MATERIALSEU-Latin America Dialogue on Raw Materials: consolidating the cooperation - DG Growth# WTORoberto Azevêdo reappointed WTO Director-General; second term begins in SeptemberWTO members elect Genera…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# EMUEU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Structured Dialogue with the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsGUE/NGL: ‘How to deal with public debt: Lessons learned & politics ahead’GUE/NGL on Portugal: Investieren ist das neue SparenBusinessEurope: Letter to President Juncker on deepening the EMU and restoring competitiveness in order to support investment# ECBECB: New statistics on euro area insurance corporations and pension fundsECB Publication: Tenth survey on correspondent banking in euro, 2016ECB: Working paper no. 2030: Financial transaction taxes, market composition, and liquidityECB Working paper no. 2031: How robust is the result that the cost of "leaning against the wind" exceeds the benefit?ECB Working paper no. 2032: Government guarantees and financial stability# ESMAESMA issues implementing rules for package orders under MiFID II# EBAEBA publishes results of the CRDIV-CRR/Basel III moni…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# TAXATIONCitizens should get access to data on firm owners to fight money launderingEPP: More transparency to address terror financing and tax evasionEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Anti-Geldwäsche-RichtlinieS&Ds: we need increased transparency to be more efficient against money laundering and terrorist financingEU-Abgeordneter Michael Theurer: Aus Entwicklungsländern fließen weiter zu viele Gelder an Steueroasen ab!GUE-NGL: EP ramps up pressure in fight against money laundering and tax evasionGrüne zur Anti-Geldwäsche-Richtlinie: Wichtiger Erfolg für Steuergerechtigkeit und gegen Wirtschaftskriminalität# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Mentor Graphics by SiemensMergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a market research joint venture between KKR and GfK VereinMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of AIG Target Portfolio by Fairfax# BREXITBrokenshire to ensure Northern Ireland's interests are protected &…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCILMain results of the Environment Council on 28 Feb 2017St 6559 2017 Init  3522nd meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)# EP ENVI COMMITTEEExchange of views with Mr Karmenu Vella - EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# ECHAECHA: Recycled rubber infill causes a very low level of concern# CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSEPP: More stringent measures to prevent work-related cancersS&D lead charge for better protection of workers from reprotoxic substances# ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONNew joint information profiles now online for 193 countries - Rotterdam Convention# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REFIT EVALUATION of DIRECTIVE 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations and Directive 2009/126/EC on Stage II petrol vapour recovery durin…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# EU ETSMain results of the Environment Council on 28 Feb 2017Revision of the emissions trading system: EU Council agrees its positionEU Commission on EU Emissions Trading System: Council deal paves way for negotiations with ParliamentEU ETS supply glut falls to around 1.7 billion tonnes - European Commission - Carbon PulseEU-Abgeordneter Peter Liese (EVP/CDU) zu EU ETS: Gute Basis aber Minister springen zu kurz - Wir müssen zügig Zertifikate löschen und innovative Industrie besser schützenBundesumweltministerin Hendricks zur EU ETS-ReformCAN Europe: EU countries propose limited reform of EU climate policyWWF on ETS deal - a first glimpse of hope for the EU carbon market?# CAR EMISSIONSCar emissions scandal: EP inquiry committee votes on final report and recommendationsEPP: Time to move to solutions on car emissionsEU-Abgeordneter Jens Gieseke (EVP/CDU) zum Abschlussbericht EMISDieselgate: S&Ds call for stronger oversight to prevent emissions cheating…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# ACERNew rules for the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER) [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research Service# NUCLEAR ENERGYUK Parliament: Impact of Brexit on nuclear industry and energy sector discussed# RENEWABLESCall for Conference Abstracts (Solar) Now Open - REN2188 of the world's most influential companies are now committed to 100% renewable power as part of RE100# ENERGY REGULATIONVersion 48 of the ENTSO-E Code list is publishedEnergy Community Secretariat requests Serbia to comply with State aid legislationGeorgia prepares for Energy Community membership# FUSION ENERGYExcellent results for the European gyrotron prototype - Fusion for Energy# GAZPROMGazprom: New Gas Industry Technology Association joins INTERGAZCERT voluntary certification systemGazprom and Avtodor to jointly develop roadside infrastructureGazprom and United Heavy Machinery Plants to cooperate in constructing Slavyanskaya CS# EU COMMISS…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 28 Feb 2017

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# INDUSTRYThe first European Industry Day - the opening speech by Elżbieta BieńkowskaCECED: A Single Market 2.0 for an Industry 4.0EU Industry Day: Meet the chemical industry again! - CEFICFrom Lab to Market: Robotics Innovation Facilities# SINGLE MARKETProtecting and empowering EU consumers [European Added Value in Action] - European Parliamentary Research ServiceHighlights - Accessibility requirements for products and services: Vote - Committee on Transport and Tourism# EMPLOYMENTRecent social policy initiatives in Germany, Norway and Switzerland# SOCIAL INNOVATIONThe 2017 European Social Innovation Competition is open! - DG Growth# EU COMMISSION  REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de modification de décret, notifié par les Pays Bas sous le n°2016/630/NL dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535DG EMPLProposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mobili…

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