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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 13 December 2018

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MFF & BUDGET: European Council conclusions on the multiannual financial framework and on external relations, 13 December 2018 +++ EU Commission welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement of key proposals under the EU's next long-term budget +++  EFSI: “InvestEU” programme: a new boost for jobs, growth, and investment +++ EPP Group: InvestEU: €700 billion of investments in Europe +++ InvestEU Programme must be a guarantee for job creation, growth and innovation, say S&Ds +++ European support for the e-mobility transition with EV-charging operator Allego +++  ESIFEP: Member states jeopardizing the rule of law will risk losing EU fundsUse of financial instruments in Cohesion Policy reaches a record highESIF Amounts committed/paid to Financial instruments by Member StateESIF 2014-2020 Financial instruments commitments by theme (with filters)ESIF Financial instrument execution by the programme (with filters)Czech Republic: MEPs call for i…

IEU Single Market Telegram 13 December 2018

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CONSUMER PROTECTION: EP Briefing - Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers - 13-12-2018 +++ EU Commission (i)  Answer to a written question - Planned obsolescence - E-004909/2018(ASW) +++ EU Commission (ii)  Answer to a written question - Planned obsolescence - E-005062/2018(ASW) +++  EMPLOYMENT: IMF Working Paper No. 18/283 : Drivers of Spain’s Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market ReformsIMF Working Paper No. 18/282 : Regional Labor Mobility in Spain INDICATORSICT usage in enterprises in 2018 - Cloud computing services used by more than one out of four enterprises in the EU - 12% of enterprises reported analysing big data and 4% used 3D printingConsumption per capita in purchasing power standards in 2017 - Consumption per capita varied between 54% and 132% of the EU average EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10138 approving certain elements …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 December 2018

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: EU Commission reports on trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++  JAPAN: MEPs assess data protection level in Japan +++ Text adopted - Adequacy of the protection of personal data afforded by Japan - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0529 - Thursday, 13 December 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  SOUTH KOREA: European Union and the Republic of Korea hold an annual Joint Committee meeting +++  UKRAINE: Agenda of the EU-Ukraine Association Council on 17 December 2018Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the plenary session of the European Parliament on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with UkraineUkraine: EU provides further humanitarian funding CENTRAL ASIADraft report - on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 13 December 2018

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ECB: Press Conference by ECB President Mario Draghi, and ECB Vice-President Luis de Guindos +++ ECB Monetary policy decisions +++ Lamfalussy Research Fellowship - #EUROat20 special edition +++ ECB decides on technical parameters for the reinvestment of its asset purchase programme +++ Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area, December 2018 +++ Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Ciocca, MEP, on consumer protection +++ Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Flanagan, MEP, on banks’ internal governance +++  EURO AREAS&Ds, ALDE, and the Greens urge heads of state and government to make progress on Eurozone reformsS&D-Fraktionsvorsitzender Udo Bullmann zum Euro-Gipfel - Gemeinsamer Brief mit ALDE und GrünenEuropean Federalists: Eurozone Fix Can't Wait Any LongerBruegel: Does the Eurogroup’s reform of the ESM toolkit represent real progress?Marcel Fratzscher: „Die Geldpoliti…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 13 December 2018

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: European Council conclusions on the multiannual financial framework and on external relations, 13 December 2018 +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meetings on 13 December 2018 +++ Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the European Council +++  BREXIT: Main results of the European Council (Brexit/Art. 50) conclusions, 13 December 2018Swedish PM: Brexit and EU budget on the agenda when EU leaders meetSaarländischer Europaminister Peter Strobel: „Schluss mit dem Zickzack-Kurs in Großbritannien!“Draft report - on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union - PE 632…

IEU Environment Telegram 13 December 2018

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CHEMICAL HAZARDS: Enforcement project calls for improved safety information to protect workers from chemical hazards +++  AIR POLLUTION: Ambitious emission limits for power plants would result in significant pollution cuts in the EU +++ Reported data on large combustion plants covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU) +++ EEA Maps: Indexed SO2, NOx and dust emissions from electricity generation, 2004-2015 +++ The EU General Court upholds the actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid and annuls in part the Commission’s regulation setting excessively high oxides of nitrogen emission limits for the tests for new light passenger and commercial vehicles +++  WASTE MANAGEMENTEU Commission welcomes agreement on port facilities to reduce and recycle waste on shipsALDE: MEPs react on waste management at EU ports DESERTIFICATIONEuropean Court of Auditors (ECA) briefing: Upcoming special report on combating desertification in the…

IEU Climate Telegram 13 December 2018

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EU-ETS / EEX: EEX: 2019 auction calendars for Poland published +++  CARBON PRICES: How can carbon pricing support economic diversification in the Arab Gulf States? - CPLC +++  COP24: EU JRC (updated): Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 published +++ Katowice Must Be Dawn of New Determination to Unleash Paris Agreement’s Promise, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Event at Climate Change Talks +++ Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24Fiji and Poland issued the Talanoa Call for ActionNo climate for young generationOPEC Statement to the UN Climate Change Conference TRANSPORT EMISSIONSThe EU General Court upholds the actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid and annuls in part the Commission’s regulation setting excessively high oxides of nitrogen emission limits for the tests for new light passenger and commercial vehiclesThe EU General Court confirms our criticism on the perm…

IEU Energy Telegram 13 December 2018

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ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG hosts its second annual conference ‘Gas Infrastructure in a Sustainable Economy’ on 12 December 2018 +++ ENTSOG publishes the System Development Map 2017/2018 in cooperation with Gas Infrastructure Europe +++ Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to support the High Ambition Coalition in global climate negotiations - Energy Community +++  ELECTRICITY MARKETIEA: How will the electricity market of the future work? ENERGY DIPLOMACYEU Energy Day on sectoral integration and the clean energy transition RENEWABLESLatest publication by IRENA10 Reasons Renewable Energy Can Save The PlanetSix Economic Benefits of Renewable EnergyRecord Braking Cumbrian Wind Powerhouse Comes Online!The Switch to Green EnergyThe Truth About Small Commercial Solar FinancingThe Recruiter’s Outlook: Solar Hiring is BoomingCornwall’s Geothermal Ambitions HYDROGENIEA: How Northwest Europe can shape a clean hydrogen market NUCLEAR…

IEU Funding & Innovation Telegram 12. December 2018

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EU BUDGET & MFFEU Parliament: Budget 2019 approved with focus on the young, innovation and migrationLatest publications by the EU Open Data PortalEU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2017EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2016EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2015EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2014EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2013EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2012EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2011EU Budget: Annual Report on the implementation of the budget for 2010 CEFMEPs want to ensure sufficient funding for Connecting Europe’s futureEPP Group backs billions for infrastructure projectsTrans-European networks are crucial for a cohesive Europe, say S&Ds HORIZON EUROPEEVP/CDU: "Herr Macron, Frau Merkel, die Regierung…

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