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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 14 March 2017

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# CEF TELECOMCEF Telecom: over €11 million in EU funding to boost secure and efficient online services across Europe# EFSIEP Draft report - Extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub - PE 597.638v01-00 - Committee on Budgets, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ESIFDG Regio: Cohesion Policy invests in sustainable mobility in the Czech Republic# EIBFEIS en Europe - 350 m d'euros en faveur de la recherche et de l'innovation du Groupe ArcelorMittalFrance : 70 m d'euros en faveur des collèges Nouvelles Générations de la Meurthe-et-MoselleEIB: L’Europe finance l’Université de Lorraine à hauteur de 44 millions d’eurosEIB: EDAMA hosts a Power Breakfast on EIB financial products and supporting economic resilience in Jordan# ERCLe Commissaire Moedas participe à un dialogue avec les citoyens à StrasbourgInter…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 14 March 2017

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# INDUSTRYSt 7145 2017 Init EU Council Presidency discussion paper on Digitising European Industry# EMPLOYMENTJoint Employment Report 2017: Main findings from the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators# INDICATORSJanuary 2017 compared with December 2016 - Industrial production up by 0.9% in euro area - Up by 0.5% in EU28# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2015) 1287 approving certain elements of the operational programme "Human Capital" for support from the European Social Fund and the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative under the Investment for growth and jobs goal in Romania CCI 2014RO05M9OP001# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Thursday, 23 March 2017 - PE 601.161v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Committee on Culture and Education# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 7226 2017 Init - Draft Council conclusions on "Space Strategy for Europe&q…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 14 March 2017

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# CEF TELECOMCEF Telecom: over €11 million in EU funding to boost secure and efficient online services across Europe# COCOMDG CNECT: Debriefing session of the 69th COCOM meeting# DSMInvitation to Nordic-Baltic ministerial conference on digitalisation - Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries# E-COMMERCEWTO: “Financial inclusion” key to delivering full development potential of e-commerce# BIG DATAEP Text adopted - Fundamental rights implications of big data - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0076 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition# INDUSTRY 4.0St 7145 2017 Init EU Council Presidency discussion paper on Digitising European Industry# AUTONOMOUS DRIVINGGovernment must ensure UK benefits from Autonomous Vehicles# 5GHigh expectations for 5G confront practical realities - Bruegel# CYBERCRIMEBekämpfung von Hasskriminalität und strafbaren Falschnachrichten – Bessere Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken# MEDIA FREEDOMJeopardising the effectiven…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 14 March 2017

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# DUAL USEDual-use reform: How to “future-proof” EU export controls?", 21 March at 17:00 - Committee on International Trade# CHINAEU Commission Answer - China's market economy status - E-007909/2016EU Commission Answer - Granting China Market Economy Status: thousands of companies at risk in the Veneto. Region's businesses call for Commission action - E-009471/2016Two OECD reports on China launch Tuesday 21 March in Beijing# U.S. RELATIONSReadout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany - The White HouseAmChamEU: Europe talks transatlanticAmChamEU: The transatlantic relationship: stronger than ever# CETAEU Commission Answer - Chances of concluding CETA - E-009072/2016EU Commission Answer - CETA: provisional application of a mixed agreement - E-008912/2016EU Commission Answer - CETA Joint Interpretative Instrument and investors' 'expectations of profits' - E-008911/2016Ukrainian President: Conclu…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 14 March 2017

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# SHAREHOLDER RIGHTSEU Parliament: Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companiesText adopted - Long-term shareholder engagement and corporate governance statement ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0067 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Commission: New rules on Shareholders' rights and transparency - Final European Parliament voteEU Commission Factsheet: Shareholders' rights directive Q&AEU-Abgeordneter Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur AktionärsrechterichtlinieS&D: Shareholder rights directive: victory for long-term investment over financial players just looking to make a quick buckDie Grünen zur Reform der Aktionärsrechte: Mehr Transparenz für Anleger und Aktionäre# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Fintyre by Bain Capital InvestorsMergers: EU Commission clears merger of Munksjo and AhlstromConcentrations: La Commission autorise la création d'une entreprise commune entre Deutsche Telekom et Orange# TAXATIONEU-…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 14 March 2017

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# EMUAgenda highlights of the Eurogroup on 20 March 2017Spain: Maintain reform momentum to enhance economic recovery and boost inclusive growth, OECD says # ECBMEP Question to the ECB - Impact of creative financing on Italian Government debt - PE 599.768v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsMEP Question to the ECB - Corporate Securities Purchasing Programme - PE 599.769v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsMEP Question to the ECB - Disparity in Target2 balances - PE 599.823v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsMEP Question to the ECB - Market risks, trading risks – SSM assessments - PE 599.806v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsECB Working paper no. 2035: Safe assets: a reviewECB Working paper no. 2036: Fiscal reaction function and fiscal fatigue: evidence for the euro area # CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Parliament: Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companiesEU Commission on new rules on Shareholders&…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 14 March 2017

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# WASTE PACKAGEEU Parliament decides abouit Waste Package: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, MEP sayEP Text adopted - Waste ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0070 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - End-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators and waste electrical and electronic equipment ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0069 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Packaging and packaging waste ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0072 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Landfill of waste ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0071 - Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP President, Antonio Tajani, on the approval of the Circular Economy PackageEPP: Turning waste into resource a major opportunity for European industryS&Ds push through ambitious waste-management targets as first step towards circular economyLiberal and Democrat MEPs we…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 14 March 2017

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# UNFCCCILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate changeUNFCCC-Nama: Technical Expert Meeting on Cross-Cutting Issues in Urban Environment and Land UseFinland. Report on the individual review of the inventory submission of Finland submitted in 2015Euro-Mediterranean scientists to prepare first ever regional study on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean - Union for the Mediterranean# EU ETSPolicy paper: Greenhouse gas action plan (GHGAP): 2016 review - UK Government# METHANEEU Commission Answer - Increase in concentrations of methane - E-009465/2016# CLIMATE RISKMinister questioned on Climate Change Adaptation - UK ParliamentIncrease in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities# LULUCFLULUCF - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION OPINION ON THE AUCTIONING CALENDAR FOR GENERAL ALLOWANC…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 14 March 2017

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# ENERGY UNIONUpdate on EURELECTRIC Annual Convention and Conference: Plug & Play: Charged for the Future?WWF round-table with Q&A: Re-writing the Rules - What Low Carbon Development Strategies can teach us about Energy Union governance# RENEWABLESEleven EU countries hit 2020 renewable energy targetsRenewable energy in the EU - Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015 - Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targetsWKÖ: Immer mehr Strom aus Erneuerbaren Energien – Österreich mit SpitzenplatzÖsterreich: Wirtschaftsausschuss schickt kleine Ökostromnovelle ins PlenumEuroWind publishes wind and solar power data on EEX Transparency Platform# ENERGY EFFICIENCYWhat Counts as Success in Energy Efficiency Programs? - The Energy Collective# ENERGY REGULATIONSecretariat escalates case against Ukraine for non-compliance with rules on allocation of cross-border capacity - Energy Community# OPECOPEC S…

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