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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 21 March 2017

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# ERC The European Research Council – a European success story: Commissioner Moedas marks 10th anniversary of ERC -10th anniversary of the European Research Council - Speech by Commissioner Moedas -# EFSI Juncker Plan: Investment Plan for Europe agreement provides EUR 93 million for transport infrastructure upgrades in Poland -EU Commission Answer - Blending of funds from ESIF and EFSI - E-000382/2017 -EU Commission Answer - EFSI implementation in Greece - E-004334/2016 -# ESIFEU Commission Answer - Funding for the Atlantic Strategy - E-000061/2017EU Commission Answer - 2007-2013 Calabria Regional Operational Programme ERDF - Recreational-cultural redevelopment and regeneration project for Piazza Bilotti, Cosenza - irregularities and delays - E-000366/2017# EIBVote on Protection of the European Union's financial interests and EIB Annual Report - Committee on Budgetary Control# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Sharing information for better cyber securityEv…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 21 March 2017

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# ECODESIGN Exchange of views (EoV) with Mr Jyrki Katainen - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - # SINGLE MARKET Operating in the Single Market for Goods: Enforcement, Compliance, Surveillance - BEUC: EU Parliament pushes for national consumer protection authorities to have more powers - We need to improve the protection of consumers’ rights, say S&Ds - EU Commission Answer - Manuals for components of industrial products in all EU languages - E-000653/2017 - DIHK: Binnenmarkt "Hebel für Wachstum und Wohlstand in Europa" -# INDUSTRYDG Grow: L'innovation sociale pour réinventer l'Europe# ENTREPRENEURSHIPEU support for social entrepreneurs - European Parliamentary Research Service# COLLABORATIVE ECONOMYDG Grow: The Collaborative Economy: How to regulate and stimulate a new economic paradigm# MINIMUM WAGESEU Commission Answer - Proposals on the minimum wage and social policy for young people - E-008595/2016# EM…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 21 March 2017

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# DSM Digital Day : how to join the online debate - Digitalization is like globalization: it needs to be managed and governed - The Digital Single Market Blog - Digital skills unleash human qualities that will never be replaced by machines - The Digital Single Market Blog - Updated Subject files - Working Group on the Digital Single Market - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Stakeholders conference on the Digital Competence Framework for citizens (DigComp) and the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp) - RCKT wird Hub Agency des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie -# E-COMMERCEE-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue tradersEU Commission Answer - Digitisation of product labelling - P-000598/2017Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Zypries zeichnet auf CeBIT digitale Gründer aus# TELECOM REGULATIONEP ITRE Committee: European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) - Consideration of draft re…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 21 March 2017

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# JAPAN EU Commission and Japanes Government make joint commitment to reach a speedy conclusion to trade negotiations - Statement by EU Commission President Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders Meeting - Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the EU-Japan Leaders' meetingEU-Abgeordneter Jan Philipp Albrecht (Grüne) zum Handelsabkommen mit Japan: Jean-Claude Juncker trifft heute Shinzo Abe - BusinessEurope: EU and Japan should step-up, conclude a free-trade agreement this year - # U.S. RELATIONSDIHK: "Wir müssen alles tun, um einen Handelskrieg zu vermeiden"# CETACommissioner Malmström in Canada to discuss CETA preparations and EU trade agendaProgressive Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World - Speech given by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at the Canada 2020 Think Tank, Ottawa, CanadaEU Commission Answer - The future of protected designations of origin (PDOs) - E-000346/2017# FTAEU Commission Answer - Study on the impact of concess…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 21 March 2017

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# ECOFIN Main Results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 21 March 2017 - Maltese Presidency focuses on improving business and employment conditions at ECOFIN meeting - Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference - # EUROGROUP Pittella: Dijsselbloem's words are shameful. How can someone who expresses such beliefs be fit to be the Eurogroup president? - EU-Abgeordneter Theurer zu Dijsselbloem: Eurogruppen-Chef ja - aber wir brauchen keinen Euro-Finanzminister - GUE/NGL demands Eurogroup chief to step down - EU Commission Answer - Council position on a positive fiscal stance for the euro area - P-009285/2016 - EU Commission Answer - A positive fiscal stance for the euro area - E-009024/2016 - # ECBECB Article: Firm heterogeneity and competitiveness in the European Union (Economic Bulletin 2/2017)Transparency International: Two sides of the same coin? Independence and accountability of the European Central Bank# ESA…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 21 March 2017

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# RULE OF LAW EU Parliament on the Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play - ALDE on rule of law in Poland: Commission must deliver to uphold EU values - # BETTER REGULATION First Vice-President Timmermans speech on Better Regulation - EP Workshop on the training of judges and legal practitioners, 12.04.17 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Legal Affairs - # MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Hay by Sumitomo and Musashi Semitsu IndustryMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of sole control over PKC by Motherson Sumi SystemsConcentrations: la Commission approuve l'acquisition de SAG par SPIE# TAXATIONGUE/NGL: MEPs in fact-finding trip to US to probe into tax avoidance practicesEU Commission Answer - Jean-Claude Juncker's efforts to hold back the fight against tax evasion - E-000041/2017EU Commission Answer - Ireland's transfer pricing legislation - E-0006…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 21 March 2017

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# ECHA Member States to evaluate 22 substances in 2017 - Restriction proposal on four phthalates and several authorisation applications agreed by RAC and SEAC - 16 Health and environment NGOs ask ECHA for a stricter implementation of REACH chemicals legislation - # ENVIRONMENTAL POLICYEU Commission Answer - Member State implementation EU environmental policy - P-000750/2017# ECODESIGNExchange of views (EoV) with Mr Jyrki Katainen - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# WATERJoint statement by Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Hogan and Commissioner Vella on World Water DayWater exploitation index plus (WEI+) for river basin districts - EEA Environmental interactive mapsEU Commission Answer - Right to water - E-000432/2017EU Commission Answer - Monitoring dams in the EU - E-000506/2017EU Commission Answer - Repeated breach of the Water Framework Directive - E-000045/2017EU Commission Answer - Increasing landscape water retention…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 21 March 2017

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# EU ETS EP ITRE Committee: Binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - Adoption of draft opinion - EP Amendments 13 - 122 - Binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - PE 601.052v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - # LULUCFLULUCF - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyEP ITRE Committee:…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 21 March 2017

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# ENERGY UNION DG Energy: EU rules on Intergovernmental Agreements in energy updated - EU Council: Improved transparency on international energy contracts: stronger energy security - EP ITRE Committee: Governance of the Energy Union - Exchange of views - EU Commission Answer - Compatibility of the Spanish electricity market with the common European energy market - E-000425/2017 - EU Commission Answer - Greece's energy system on the brink of collapse after a few days of bad weather - E-000505/2017 - Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEnergiepaket der EU: Österreich sieht viel Licht und Schatten - Parlament# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission welcomes agreement on clearer energy efficiency labelling rules to empower consumersEP ITRE Committee: Energy efficiency - Exchange of viewsEnergy Efficiency Coordination Group adopts Work Programme 2017-2018 and elects new Chairman - Energ…

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