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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 16 July 2018

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ESIF: Omnibus regulation: EU Council adopts simpler rules for use of EU funds +++ Draft opinion - European Social Fund Plus - PE 625.392v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ People living in mountainous regions [What Europe does for you] - EP Research Service +++ People living in border regions [What Europe does for you] - EP Research Service +++  EFSI: Investment Plan: Connecting Europe Broadband Fund expected to mobilise EUR 1 billion to support broadband network infrastructure +++ Juncker Plan: €68 million for industrial innovation at Arctic white goods factory in Romania +++  HORIZON EUROPEDraft opinion - Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination - PE 625.441v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety HORIZON 20204th Organic Innovation Days  - Hori…

IEU Single Market Telegram 16 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
CONSUMER PROTECTION: EU consumer rules: The European Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply +++ Speaking points of EU Commissioner Jourová at the press conference on EU consumer rules +++  COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL: EU economy ministers discuss the future of European industrial policy +++ WKÖ: Informeller Wettbewerbsrat in Wien – Forschung & Innovation stärkste Hebel für Europas Wettbewerbsfähigkeit +++ Competitiveness Council: Croatia signs declaration on artificial intelligence, all EU Member States now working on coordinated plan +++  SINGLE MARKETOpinion - Rules and procedures for compliance with and enforcement of Union harmonisation legislation on products - PE 620.896v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyDraft opinion - Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain - PE 625.353v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development ENTREPRENEURSHIPEP Research Serv…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 July 2018

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TRADE TENSIONS: IMF World Economic Outlook Update, July 2018: Less Even Expansion, Rising Trade Tensions +++  CHINA: EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership +++ EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China at the EU-China Summit +++ Discours par le Président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker au EU-China Business Summit +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-China summit +++ Joint statement of the 20th EU-China Summit - EU Council +++ Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on China (Coming soon) +++ EU and China sign landmark partnership on oceans - EU Commission +++ Europa-SPD: EU und China in Verantwortung für die Welt - Gipfeltreffen bedeutend für stabile Weltordnung +++ EU and China need to advance talks on investment, overcapacity to ben…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 16 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
ESAS: EP Draft report - Regulation amending Regulations establishing European Supervisory Authorities and Regulations on financial markets: (EU) No 1093/2010, (EU) No 1094/2010, (EU) No 1095/2010, (EU) No 345/2013, (EU) No 346/2013, (EU) No 600/2014, (EU) 2015/760, (EU) 2016/1011 and (EU) 2017/1129 - PE 625.358v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ Draft report - European Union macro-prudential oversight of the financial system and establishing a European Systemic Risk Board - PE 625.360v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  EIOPA: Latest publications by EIOPA: The Solvency II List of Validations and the List of Known issues for Taxonomy have been updated +++ The Solvency II 2.3.0 DPM and XBRL Taxonomy has been published  +++ The Pension Funds 2.3.0 PWD1 DPM and XBRL Taxonomy has been published.Feedback is welcomed till 10 October +++  CZECH REPUBLICThe Czech economy is thriving but boosting skills and productivity and…

IEU Legal & Corporates Telegram 16 July 2018

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STATE AID: State aid: Commission adopts Best Practices Code to streamline and speed up State aid control  +++  BREXIT: Michel Barnier discusses Brexit negotiations with EU Committee in Brussels - UK Parliament +++ CEPS: Theresa May’s Brexit model: many questions, not least ‘why Leave?’ +++  MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group by GBT +++ Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Mehiläinen Holding by CVC Capital Partners +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of DESFA by Snam +++ Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Partner in Pet Foods by Cinven +++ Concentrations: La Commission de l'UE autorise l'acquisition de M Group Services par PAI Partners +++  TAXATIONIMF: The Platform for Collaboration on Tax Invites Final Comments on a Revised Version of its Report on the “Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers of Assets” EUROJUSTEurojust: Large prostitution ring dismantled EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGDécis…

IEU Environment Telegram 16 July 2018

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SDG: World Could Cut Resource Use 28 Per Cent by 2050 through Sustainable Consumption, Production, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Circular Economy Side Event +++ UN: Sustainable Development Goals ‘Can’t Happen without You’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Local Governments Forum, Calls for Ideas to Inform New Partnership Strategy +++  OCEANS: EU and China sign landmark partnership on oceans +++  BIOPLASTICS: "Bioplastics” won’t solve plastic pollution! – new infographic - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) +++  CZECH REPUBLICThe Czech economy is thriving but boosting skills and productivity and transitioning to a low-carbon productive model is vital to sustainable and inclusive growth, says OECDRemarks by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría on the Launch of 2018 Economic Survey & Environmental Performance Review of the Czech Republic WASTE FROM SHIPSOpinion - Port reception facilities for the delivery of wast…

IEU Climate Telegram 16 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
EU - CHINA: EU Council: Joint statement and the annex on climate change and clean energy +++ EU and China push the global climate agenda - CAN Europe +++ EU, China renew carbon trading partnership - Carbon Pulse +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: Opinion - Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles - PE 618.318v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++ ELTIS: UK government launches Road to Zero Strategy with focus on green infrastructure and zero emission vehicle technology +++  PARIS AGREEMENTWorld Resources Institute: Connecting the Dots: Elements for a Joined-Up Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement EU ETSEU Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' ReservePIK: Den Schalter umlegen: Öffentliche Einnahmen aus CO2-Bepreisung für Gesundheit und Bildung nutzen EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 11089 2018 Init Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established…

IEU Energy Telegram 16 July 2018

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ENERGY UNION: Completing the Energy Union: EU invests €48 million in priority energy infrastructure +++  RENEWABLE ENERGY: The Climate Group: RE100 leading the way on sustainable energy for all +++  SET PLAN: Presentation of the SET Plan in Athens. Active participation of public and private actors +++  ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE: Opinion - Deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: Time to act! - PE 620.875v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyEurelectric conference: Charge it: e-mobility now! NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA INPRO Dialogue Forum Focuses on Sustainable Supply Chains for Advanced Nuclear Power Systems GAZPROMAlexey Miller's column: Full-scale development of Yamal’s Kharasaveyskoye field to start in 2019 U.S. ENERGY POLICYU.S. refinery capacity virtually unchanged between 2017 and 2018 - U.S. EIA EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND …

IEU Agenda Telegram 16 July 2018

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*: 
EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Calendar +++ 16 July 2018 +++ 17 July 2018 +++ 18 July 2018 +++ 19 July 2018 +++ 20 July 2018 +++ 21 July 2018 +++ Outlook July 2018 +++  EU COMITOLOGY: Agenda of the Standing Committee on medicinal products for human use 2 +++ Agenda of the Standing Committee on medicinal products for human use 1 +++ Agenda - CEF Coordination Committee – Energy meeting - 16/07/2018Draft agenda of the ENI Committee meeting on 17 July 201878th meeting of the General Legislation Section of the Customs Code Committee (CCC-GEN-78) jointly with TCGAgenda - COMMITTEE MEETING FOR AGRICULTURAL FUNDSAgenda of the Committee for the Common organisation of Agricultural Markets - Horizontal QuestionsAgenda 191st Meeting of the Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section of the Customs Code Committee (CN Sector)Agenda of the Meeting of the Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Animal ProductsAgenda for meeting of 19-20 July 2018 …

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 13 July 2018

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ESIF: EP Draft opinion - European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund - PE 625.333v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  DG CNECT: ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe +++  LIFE: Draft opinion - Establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) - PE 625.424v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ Draft opinion - Establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) - PE 623.976v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++  EASMEOpen call: Creating a sustainable food future with EIC pilot and Sonae!The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Ferrovial invite you to present your company in Madrid EIB GROUPEUR 90 million of finance for Maltese businesses via the EIB Group-EC SME InitiativeEP Draft opinion - Annual Report on the financial activities of the European Investment Bank - PE 625.387v02-00 - Committee on International Trade EU COMM…

IEU Single Market Telegram 13 July 2018

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EMPLOYMENT: Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review confirms positive trends but highlights challenges, in particular linked to automation and digitalisation +++ 2018 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe – EU Commission Q&A +++ EP Opinion - Employment and social policies of the euro area - PE 620.972v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education +++  SOCIAL SAFETY: IMF Working Paper No. 18/165 : Still Attached? Are Social Safety Nets Working? Labor Force Participation in European Regions +++  LATE PAYMENT DIRECTIVEHearings - Impact and state of implementation of the Late Payment Directive in the Member States - 12-07-2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection CONSUMER PROTECTIONHearings - Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules - 11-07-2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWC(2018)4749/F1 (13/07/2018) - DG GROW (DG…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 July 2018

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ASIA: President Juncker travels to Beijing for EU-China Summit and to Tokyo to sign landmark EU-Japan trade and strategic partnership agreements +++ HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno discuss developments on the Korean peninsula ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council and EU-Japan Summit +++ EU Commission Answer - EU-China Investment Agreement - E-002957/2018 +++  TAIWAN: EU Commission Answer - EU-Taiwan BIA - E-002406/2018 +++  USA: Trans-Atlantic Business Council: Imposition of steel safeguard measures not in Europe’s interest, say downstream usersIMF Working Paper No. 18/166 : Tax Spillovers from US Corporate Income Tax Reform WESTERN BALKANSMain results of the EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina Stabilisation and Association Council, 13/07/2018Main results of the EU-Northern-Macedonia Stabilisation and Association Council, 13/07/2018Remarks of HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the EU-Northern-Macedonia St…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 13 July 2018

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ECOFIN: Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 13/07/2018 +++ Press remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference +++  EMU: Zone euro : "Nous avons une base très solide avec l’accord de Meseberg" +++  ECB: ECB Benefits and costs of liquidity regulation +++  BANKING UNION: Agenda of the European Banking Federation +++  CRYPTO-CURRENCIES: EU Commission Answer - Cryptocurrencies - E-002442/2018  ESMAESMA Consultation - Amendment to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/588 (RTS 11)ESMA Library document - Response form for the Consultation Paper on the Amendment to RTS 11 (ESMA70-156-357) BANKING UNIONEU Commission Answer - Unique identifier in connection with payment services - E-002639/2018 EU PARLIAMENT REGISTEREP Working document - on ECA Special Report 3/2018 (Discharge 2017): Audit of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP) - PE 622.123v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlEP Workin…

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