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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 13 March 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDAEU Commission Answer - Smart cities - E-008853/2016# EIP-SCCUpdated; EIP - Smart Cities and Communities Market Place: Public Consultation on Data driven economyStudy Tour at the REMOURBAN demo site in Sneinton (Nottingham) - EIP - Smart Cities and Communities Market Place# URBACTCalling all EU cities: URBACT’s Good Practice award# INEABBC features INEA's Smart Cities and Communities project# SMART GOVERNANCESmart Cities Council: Six ways augmented reality can help you see more clearlySmart places ‘need standardised IoT platform’ - UKAuthority# SMART SECURITYCyber Security Services framework goes live - UKAuthority# SMART FINANCESidian Bank Taps IBM Cloud, Cognitive to Accelerate Digital TransformationSmart Cities Council: Need help finding the smart city project money you need?Accenture: BLOCKCHAIN: DO THE NUMBERS ADD UP?# SMART ENERGYBlockchain Technology for the Electric Grid: What Will Come Out of Today’s Wild West? - Microgrid Kno…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 13 March 2017

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# EFSIJuncker Plan: European Fund for Strategic Investments to trigger more than EUR 177 billion in new investments across all 28 Member StatesCommission Work Programme, EFSI: structured dialogue with Commissioner Katainen# ESIFDraft opinion - Building blocks for a post-2020 EU cohesion policy - PE 600.934v01-00 - Committee on BudgetsEU Commission Answer - Perfect example of squandering of EU funds - P-000726/2017# EIBOfficial EIB delegation led by Vice-President Dario Scannapieco visits JordanEIB provides EUR 50 million support for Cyprus SMEs and Midcaps through financing agreement with Hellenic Bank# EASMEMeet the EU-SME Instrument delegation attending IEexpo 2017!# ERCEuropean Research Council's marks 10th anniversary of support for top-quality research in Europe# DG RTDJoint Conference by European Central Bank and the MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy: Why fostering innovation is crucial to avert secular stagnation and why it is particula…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 13 March 2017

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# ENTREPRENEURSHIPDG Grow - Business Planet: Lyon - a stronghold for entrepreneurship in France# SSEEU Commission Answer - Support for the social and solidarity economy - E-009685/2016# EMPLOYMENTEuropean Union remains committed to supporting women's economic empowermentEU Commission Answer - Multinationals and employment market - E-009689/2016# INDICATORSOECD’s Going for Growth 2017: News Briefing on 17 March in Baden Baden, Germany# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par le Royaume-Uni sous le n°2016/640/UK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet et d'un avis relatif à un décret, notifié par la France sous le n°2016/651-652/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 6752 2017 Init Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and …

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 13 March 2017

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# TELECOM REGULATIONStudy: Optimal Regulatory Model for Telecommunications Services in the EU - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionSubject files - European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionConsumer protection laws, copyright, electronic communications: committee debatesBEUC position paper: Telecom Market Design# NISWorkshop on the security and incident notification requirements for Digital Service Providers (DSPs) under the NIS Directive# DSMEU Commission Answer - Update on the EU Internet Forum - E-007288/2016Presentation of Madrid Startup House Foundation# E-COMEMRCEA major milestone for an EU cross-border Digital Public Services ecosystem: Get on board!St 7103 2017 Init Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC, as regards rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals Presidency compromiseSt 7104 2017 Init Proposal for a C…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 13 March 2017

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# COMMOMWEALTH DAYUK Government on Commonwealth Day 2017 and the Commonwealth Summit 2018# US RELATIONS2017 Transatlantic Economy Study ReleasedEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE):  Bundeskanzlerin muss US-Kritik an deutschen Exportüberschüssen ernst nehmen# CHINAHearings - The East and South China Sea Tensions: Implications for Global Security - 22-03-2017 - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence# UKRAINEEU prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity until 15 September 2017# TURKEYJoint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Venice Commission's Opinion on the amendments to the Constitution of Turkey and recent eventsEU Commission Answer - 'Modernising' the EU-Turkey Customs Union - P-000772/2017# ALGERIAThe European Union and Algeria adopt their Partnership PrioritiesEU-Algeria: EU adopts €40 million projects to…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 13 March 2017

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# FINANCIAL REGULATIONWorkshop - Revision of the Financial Regulation: Towards an efficient and effective budget cycle - 21-03-2017 - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgetary Control# EMUFrance-Allemagne: impressions de campagnes - EU Commissioner Pierre MoscoviciEU Commission Answer - Divergence between euro area economies - E-007612/2016EU Commission Answer - Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) - E-007852/2016Research Headlines - Budgeting for Europe's economic growth# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Commission Answer - Speculation on commodities derivatives - E-000443/2017# ESMAESMA publishes first set of CSDR Q&As# IMFIMF Executive Board Completes the Second and Third Reviews of Kosovo’s Stand-By Arrangement# ECBECB: Speech  Mario Draghi: Moving to the Frontier: Promoting the Diffusion of InnovationECB Speech  Sabine Lautenschläger: Walled off? Banking regulation after the crisisECB Working paper no. 2033: The inflation risk premium in the p…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 13 March 2017

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# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas marketsEU Commission: Country-specific Factsheets on how the Gazprom commitments would benefit each Member State concernedBulgariaCzech RepublicEstoniaLatviaLithuaniaPolandHungarySlovakiaStatement by EU Competition Commissioner Vestager on launching market test on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas marketsEU Commission Answer - Cartel agreement between European heavy goods vehicle manufacturers - P-000850/2017# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Gamesa by SiemensMergers: EU Commission clears Petrol's acquisition of Geoplin# BREXITArticle 50: 'Dereliction of duty' to fail to plan for 'no deal' - UK ParliamentBrexit impact on Wales explored by EU Committee - UK ParliamentFriends of Europe: How to (Br)exit: a guide for decision-makersECFR: Prepare to Brexit: Europe awaits Art…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 13 March 2017

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# SUSTAINABILITYEP Draft opinion - EU action for sustainability - PE 600.908v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEuroparlTV Video - Circular economy: The space we wasteEU Parliament background on waste reduction6th European ReUse conference on March 23th 2017 in Brussels# AIR POLLUTIONEU Commission: Answer - Reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants - E-000290/2017# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORSEU Commission Answer - Scientific criteria for endocrine-disrupting properties - modification of derogation in the basic act - reference to EFSA - P-000861/2017# MICROBIOLOGYEvents - VII International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld2017 - 18-20 October 2017, Madrid, Spain# GLYPHOSATEBriefing on classification of glyphosate 15 March# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Anne…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 13 March 2017

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# NON-ETS EMISSIONSEU Commission Answer - Climate change and meat consumption - E-009680/2016# EU ETSPubAffairs Bruxelles Debate: ETS and renewables: a win-win strategy? (March 21)# UNFCCCClimate Action Tracker launches new decarbonisation data portalSingapore announces a plan to implement a carbon tax - C40WWF: This Earth Hour, Turn Off and Tune In to Support Climate Change Action# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 6993 2017 Init - European Court of Auditors' special report n◦ 31: 'Spending at least one euro in every five from the EU budget on climate action: ambitious work underway, but serious risk of falling short' - Draft Council conclusions

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IEU ENERGY Telegram 13 March 2017

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# GAZPROMAntitrust: EU Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas marketsEU Commission: Country-specific Factsheets on how the Gazprom commitments would benefit each Member State concernedBulgariaCzech RepublicEstoniaLatviaLithuaniaPolandHungarySlovakiaStatement by EU Competition Commissioner Vestager on launching market test on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets# ENERGY UNIONEU Commission Answer - Irregularities in production of the EIA for the Adriatic Network gas pipeline - P-000743/2017CEDEC Press release : “Sustainable potential of gas for the energy system”# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E: Market Committee - Approves ITC Audit Results and 2017 Perimeter FeeSecretariat holds hearing on TSO certification under Third Energy Package - Energy CommunityWB6 Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening regional electricity market integration welcomes new signatories# ENERGY E…

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