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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 20 June 2018

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ESIF: Poland: EU funds invest in upgrades of public transport and water treatment in Łódź and Poznań +++  COPERNICUS: 20 years of Copernicus, the EU's leading provider of Earth observation data across the globe +++  LIFE: One thousand new concepts for LIFE projects +++  INEA: INEA: Independent experts needed to assess project proposals in energy +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG REGIODÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION modifiant la décision d'exécution C(2014) 9743 portant approbation de certains éléments du programme opérationnel intitulé «Programme opérationnel FEDER 2014-2020 La Réunion» en vue d’un soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional au titre de l’objectif «Investissement pour la croissance et l’emploi» pour la région Ile de La Réunion en France et portant approbation de la modification de certains éléments de l'accord de partenariat avec la France CCI 2014FR16RFOP007 CCI 2014FR16M8PA001COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION appr…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 20 June 2018

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USA: EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs +++ U.S. Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy Report: “How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World” +++ Didier Reynders regrets the withdrawal of the United States from the Human Rights Council +++  CHINA: European Chamber of Commerce in China: 2018 Business Confidence Survey +++  EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: Commissioners Hahn and Gabriel in Belarus to participate in the Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue WESTERN BALKANSAgenda of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council, 25/06/2018 ACPFuture ACP-EU partnership: MEPs agree on concrete objectivesS&D: With the post-Cotonou Agreement, the EU must invest more in cooperation with ACP to face common challenges together EU-LACBruegel: EU-LAC Economic Forum on 26 June 2018 OECDOECD to launch new report on Trade Facilitation and the Glob…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 20 June 2018

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ECOFIN COUNCIL: Agenda & background brief on the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 22/06/2018 +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Capital Markets Union: EU Commission welcomes progress on key initiatives +++  ECB: Speech: Monetary policy in the euro area +++ ECB: Euro area monthly balance of payments (April 2018)ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-December 2017 EMURemarks by EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the College Readout of 20 JuneRemarks by EU Commissioner Moscovici at the College Readout of 20 JuneEVP/CSU zur WWU-Reform: Licht und Schatten bei deutsch-französischem GipfeltreffenBDI zu deutsch-französischen EU-Reformplänen: Entscheidender Impuls für substantielle Stärkung des Euroraums BANKING UNIONEcofin Council must deliver on bank risk sharing, say S&DsEU Bankenpaket - DK begrüßt gute Ansätze im ECON-BerichtDSGV: Schackmann-Fallis: „ECON-Beschluss setzt Impulse für deutliche Verbesserung des Bankenpakets“ EBAEBA up…

IEU Single Market Telegram 20 June 2018

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COMPETITIVENESS: Minister Altmaier und Le Maire legen gemeinsames Papier zur Stärkung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der EU-Mitgliedstaaten vor - Strukturreformen und Investitionen wichtig +++  EU SOCIAL COUNCIL: EU Commissioners Thyssen, Jourová and Andriukaitis participate in Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council +++  NEW DEAL FOR CONSUMERS: EP Briefing: Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers [EU Legislation in Progress] +++  SINGLE MARKETNew measures to fight against illegal competition practices in the internal market EMPLOYMENTCountries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration, says OECDEP Report - Pathways for the reintegration of workers recovering from injury and illness into quality employment - A8-0208/2018 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des obs…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 20 June 2018

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: EU Commission discusses priority files ahead of the European Council +++  STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million +++ Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision that Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie and has to recover around €120 million in unpaid tax +++  MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions business by Permira +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over the joint venture JVCO by HSBC Holdings plc and Global Payments Inc +++ Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over South Staffordshire by Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Mitsubishi +++  COMPETITION PRACTICESNew measures to fight against illegal competition practices in the internal market CONFISCATIONSCrime will no longer pay: EU agree new rules on mutual re…

IEU Environment Telegram 20 June 2018

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: Superbugs: MEPs advocate further measures to curb use of antimicrobials +++ Reducing the risks of antibiotic resistance being passed to humans through animal meat +++ EVP/CDU: EU-Institutionen einigen sich auf neues Tierarzneimittelrecht im Kampf gegen Antibiotikaresistenzen +++ S&Ds demand an EU-wide strategy and more funding to fight antimicrobial resistance +++  BIO DVERSITY: Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 +++  PESTICIDES: EU Commission: Agricultural pesticides found in small streams in Germany +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION laying down the methodology for the calculation of the annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags and amending Decision 2005/270/EC EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 1 - 226 - Implementation of the Plant Protection Products Regulation EC/1107/2009 - PE 623.701v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyText adop…

IEU Climate Telegram 20 June 2018

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COP24: Opening remarks by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the Second Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) by the EU, China and Canada +++ Bruegel: Europe needs a fresh approach to climate strategy +++ CAN Europe: Ministerial on Climate Action: chance for climate leadership +++  PARIS AGREEMENT: Europa-SPD: Klimadiplomatie der EU stärken - Parlamentsausschüsse wollen Auswärtigen Dienst ausbauen +++ Wirtschaftskammer begrüßt Einigungen zum Clean Energy Package als wesentliche Weichenstellung am Weg zum Pariser Klimaziel +++ WWF: EU opens way to net zero greenhouse gas emissions +++ CAN Europe: Clean Energy Package close to an end but far from Paris Agreement +++ Ausschüsse des EU-Parlaments wollen Klimadiplomatie stärken und Klimaziel 2030 anheben - Germanwatch +++  UNFCCCUN Climate Chief Calls on Oil Producers to Undertake Rapid, Ambitious Energy Transition CAR EMISSIONSSweden wants tougher EU targets for CO2 emissions from …

IEU Energy Telegram 20 June 2018

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ENERGY STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million +++ ENERGY UNION: Energy Union: EP deals on efficiency targets and governance +++ EU Energy Union gets simplified, robust and transparent governance: EU Commission welcomes ambitious agreement +++ The deal will give us a modern and flexible Energy Union - EPP Group +++ Final deal is reached for a new governance of the EU Energy Union - S&D +++ Europa-SPD zur Einigung über Energieeffizienz-Richtlinie und Governance-Verordnung: "Energieunion nimmt Form an" +++ Vice-President Šefčovič attends largest trade fairs for solar and battery technology in Europe +++ Eurelectric: Minimising the Brexit disruption on energy and climate +++ ENERGY EFFICIENCYS&Ds secure an energy efficiency target of 32.5% by 2030VCI zur Einigung im Trilog zur europäischen Energieeffizienzrichtlinie - Kompromiss, der Chancen auf Wachstum wa…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 19 June 2018

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ESIF: Cohesion Policy beyond 2020: EU Commission helps Europe's regions become more innovative +++ June IUC webinar to focus on smart and inclusive mobility +++ Greener and more secure electricity in Madeira thanks to EU funds +++ De meilleures routes dans la région roumaine de Transylvanie grâce à la politique de Cohésion +++  INVEST EU: The European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign a EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia +++  EIBFinancing Europe’s Digital Transformation: Unlocking the value of photonics and micro-electronics - EIBEIB Group Survey of Investment and Investment Finance EDFEPP Group: A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defenceS&Ds back the first step to build a European Defence Fund CEFCEF - Increased funding for high-performance infrastructure DG CNECTSAVE THE DATE - 19-20 November 2018, B-Day Conference: Mind the Broadband Gap!, …

IEU Single Market Telegram 19 June 2018

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EU SOCIAL COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Social policy and health), 21-22/06/2018 +++  SINGLE MARKET: Digital Single Market: EU negotiators reach a political agreement on free flow of non-personal data +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: Updated EP Briefing - Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers +++  PROCUREMENTEP Subject files - Public procurement strategy package - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection INDICATORSEurostat: First estimates for 2017 – Wide variation of consumption per capita across EU Member States – GDP per capita ranged from 49% to 253% of EU averageEurostat: April 2018 compared with March 2018-Production in construction up by 1.8% in euro area-Up by 1.2% in EU28 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposta di REGOLAMENTO DEL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO E DEL CONSIGLIO che istituisce il Fondo europeo per la difesaCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 19 June 2018

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NEIGHBOURHOOD: EU-Morocco partnership: First investments in Morocco under the European External Investment Plan to increase business opportunities, enhancing job creation, private sector development and inclusive growth +++  TURKEY: EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche +++  USA: Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the United States' decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights CouncilStatement by the US White House Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the NetherlandsU.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from ChinaA Europe open for market-led investment from abroad – AmCham EU on the EU Investment Screening proposal UKRAINEStatement by the IMF Managing Director on Ukraine WESTERN BALKANSJoint statement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, the Mi…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 19 June 2018

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BREXIT: EU Commission and United Kingdom publish Joint Statement outlining further progress in Article 50 negotiations +++ Speech by EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights +++ Barnier im Österreichischen Parlament: Künftiges Verhältnis zu Großbritannien wird von Parlamenten der EU-27 ratifiziert +++ Agenda of the General Affairs Council (Brexit/Art. 50), 26/06/2018 +++ Policy paper: Joint statement on Withdrawal Agreement - 19 June 2018 - UK Government +++ Guy Verhofstadt questioned on European Parliament's priorities - UK Parliament +++ Impact of Brexit on start-ups and scale-ups explored by Committee - UK Parliament +++ WKÖ: Wie kann sich die Wirtschaft auf den Brexit vorbereiten? +++  STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves aid for financing the orderly market exit of Cyprus Cooperative Bank Ltd, involving sale of some parts to Hellenic Bank MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Su…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 19 June 2018

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EMU: Economy: Further reforms needed for a stronger and more integrated Europe - OECD +++ EU Commission Decision to facilitate extension of the maturities of European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) loans to Ireland and Portugal +++ Gemeinsame Erklärung Frankreichs und Deutschlands: "Wir brauchen europäische Antworten" +++ Erklärung von Meseberg: Das Versprechen Europas für Sicherheit und Wohlstand erneuern +++ S&Ds call on German and French governments to push Eurozone reforms in Council +++ Statement von S&D-Präsident Udo Bullmann zum deutsch-französischen Treffen auf Schloss Meseberg +++ Die Grünen: Ein kleiner Lichtblick: Merkel und Macron liefern Minimalkompromiss zur Reform der Eurozone +++  PEPPPEPP: EU Council agrees its stance on pan-European pension product EIOPADie Grünen: EU-Verbraucherschutz am Finanzmarkt: Rechtsbrüche und Fehlverkauf von Finanzprodukten GREEN FINANCEWWF: MEPs open door to banks assessing financi…

IEU Environment Telegram 19 June 2018

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ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief on the Environment Council, 25/06/2018 +++  OCEAN GOVERNANCE: U.S. President Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States +++ Sweden: One-year anniversary of the UN Ocean Conference – renewed initiatives to save the world’s oceans +++  CBRN: Countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats from outside the EU: better governance, but cooperation should be more targeted, say Auditors +++  PESTICIDESIBMA Biocontrol Survey Report EFSA BRIEFS13th Meeting of the EFSA BIOCONTAM BIOHAZ BSE TSE Network - 15 October 20181st plenary meeting of the CEP Panel - 4 July 2018

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IEU Climate Telegram 19 June 2018

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ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief on the Environment Council (Climate issues), 25/06/2018 +++  COP24: Climate action: EU Commissioner Arias Cañete convenes global ministerial meeting in Brussels with Canada and China +++ Bundesregierung: Regelwerk für weltweiten Klimaschutz +++ Deutsch-französische Erklärung von Meseberg: Das Versprechen Europas für Sicherheit und Wohlstand erneuern (Klima) +++ Bundesumweltministerium: Petersberger Klimadialog: Klimaschutz und Gerechtigkeit gehören zusammen +++ CAN Europe: Merkel and Macron: step up climate partnership +++ WWF: Boosted 32.5% energy efficiency target still falls short of Paris Agreement +++ Germanwatch: Verdopplung der deutschen Klimafinanzierung bis 2020 wichtig - aber Merkel bleibt zu vage bei Klimaschutz in Deutschland und EU +++ Germanwatch: Durchbruch bei Merkel-Macron-Gipfel für französisch-deutsche Klimapartnerschaft und höhere EU-Klimaziele +++  UKGovernment’s environmental princip…

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