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IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 21 October 2019

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DG REGIO: Elisa Ferreira, EU Commissioner-designate for Cohesion and Reforms, appears before Parliament +++  EU REGIONS WEEK: Flash Eurobarometer 480: Citizens' awareness and perception of EU Regional policy +++ You made Interreg shine at the EU REGIONS Week 2019 +++  EIP-SCC: EIP-SCC Action Cluster Workshop +++  SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMEU's post-2020 Smart Specialisation Agenda - Challenges and Opportunities for the Baltic Sea Region SMART GOVERNANCEFinnish EU Presidency: Juhani  Korhonen: Towards human-centred digital administrationSmart city projects share policy recommendations in BrusselsEU Commission's report on eGovernment shows a narrower gap between leading and lower-performing European countriesOverview of Horizon 2020 projects on “ICT-enabled Public Sector Innovation”Bericht elektronische Behördendienste: Deutschland im Mittelfeld SMART MOBILITYCIVITAS and CoEXist webinar: Automation-ready transport modelling toolsDiscover th…

IEU Single Market Telegram 21 October 2019

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EPSCO: Agenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment and social policy) on 24 October 2019 +++  SME: Rabmer-Koller bei designierter EU-Kommissions-Vizepräsidentin Vestager: EU fit für die Zukunft machen +++  INDUSTRY: OECD: Innovation support in the enterprise sector: Industry and SMEs +++ A geographically fair EU industrial strategy - EPC +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par les Pays-Bas sous le N° 2019/365/NL dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13302 2019 Init Draft COUNCIL DECISION appointing one member and one alternate member …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 October 2019

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WTO: The EU and Norway agree on an interim appeal system in wake of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body blockage +++ WTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body +++  USA: U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Stainless-Steel Kegs from China and Germany +++ U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Acetone from Singapore and Spain +++ U.S. White House: President Trump’s Historic Deregulation Is Benefitting All Americans +++ AmCham EU's Plenary meeting discusses the next five years in trade +++  CHINA: ECFR Policy brief: China's great game in the Middle East +++  RUSSIATelephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron SINGAPORESt 12536 2019 Init Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore Preparation for the adoption EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASCOM…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 October 2019

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FINANCIAL CRISIS - 10 YEARS AFTER: EP Think-tank: A decade on from the start of the crisis: Main responses and remaining challenges +++ EP Think-tank: A decade on from the financial crisis: Key data +++  EURO: Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.7% of GDP +++  ECB: ECB: YouTube live streaming of the press conference +++ ECB: Supervisory priorities for 2020 +++ ECB environmental statement 2019 +++  EIOPAEIOPA launches call for research proposals IMFIMF on the International Role of the Euro - Poul M. Thomsen, Director of the European DepartmentTranscript of the October 2019 European Department Annual Meetings Press BriefingCommuniqué of the Fortieth Meeting of the IMFC - Chaired by Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve BankTranscript of October 2019 Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing BISKlaas Knot: The quest for policy scope - implications for monetary policy strategies EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ECFINREPORT FR…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 October 2019

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BREXIT: Xt 20020 2019 Init Letter from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the President of the European Council +++ Xt 20021 2019 Init Letter from the UK Permanent Representative to the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union +++ Xt 21105 2018 Rev 3 COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community +++ Statement to the House on Brexit preparedness - UK Government +++ Statement from Speaker Bercow of the House of Commons - UK Parliament +++ Previous FTA analysis does not correspond with Government’s Brexit deal - UK +++ European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) - UK +++ Statement by EP President Sassoli on latest Brexit developments  +++ Die Grünen/EFA - Analyse: Johnson’s Brexit Abkommen: Good or bad deal? +++ S&D Group supports efforts by UK MPs to avoid a no-deal exit +++ Brexit-Abstim…

IEU Environment Telegram 21 October 2019

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RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: Can new tech like AI save resources and the environment? +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: New circular uses for old concepts +++ St 13270 2019 Init Circular economy in the construction sector - draft Council conclusions +++  PESTICIDES: Umweltbundesamt: Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt im Zulassungsverfahren in großer Gefahr - Obergerichtliche Überprüfung von Urteilen zu Pestiziden dringend nötig +++  OSPAROSPAR-Vertragsstaaten bekräftigen umweltverträglichen Rückbau ausgedienter Ölplattformen - Großbritannien wird Entscheidung über Ausnahmegenehmigungen vertagen HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCESHazardous substances in marine organisms - EEA THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONOutcomes of the fifteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee and the Chemical Review Committee EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 39th session of the Executive Body under the Convention on Long-Range …

IEU Climate Telegram 21 October 2019

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UNFCCC: Burgenland Declaration Champions Action for Climate Empowerment +++ Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai +++  CARBON TAXES: Pave Way For Carbon Taxation as Major Global Trend, Secretary-General Urges Finance Ministers’ Climate Meeting, Noting Emissions’ Pricing Raised $44 Billion in 2018 +++  ECO-SYSTEMS: EEA: Exposure of Europe's ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone +++  CO2 EMISSIONSEU JRC: The EU remains on track to reduce its CO2 emissions GERMANYSchulze: „Erfolgreicher Klimaschutz braucht breite Beteiligung der Zivilgesellschaft“ - Sondersitzung des Aktionsbündnis Klimaschutz zu Klimaschutzprogramm 2030

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IEU Energy Telegram 21 October 2019

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ENERGY REGULATION: Bridge Beyond 2025: Current and future challenges in the gas sector and related recommendations, with a view to sector coupling - CEER +++ ACER-CEER event: presentation of the annual report on the results of monitoring the internal electricity and natural gas markets +++ Register by 12 November for CEER-EFET Training on European Wholesale Electricity and Gas Market Trading +++ CEER takes on heating regulation via a joint CEER-ERO workshop +++  RENEWABLES: Energy Community Secretariat launches tender for renewables in transport study +++  GAZPROM: Six more companies of Gazprom Group to join tax monitoring regime +++  OPECThird High-level Meeting of the OPEC-China Energy DialogueWelcoming Remarks by OPEC Secretary GeneralClosing Remarks by OPEC Secretary General BATTERIESGeneral Assembly: BATTERIES EUROPE SOLAR ENERGYIEA: Global solar PV market set for spectacular growth over next 5 years FUSION ENERGYIAEA: Experts Discuss Design Option…

IEU Weekly Agenda Telegram 21 October 2019

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Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Calendar +++ 21 October 2019 +++ 22 October 2019 +++ 23 October 2019 +++ 24 October 2019 +++ 25 October 2019 +++ Outlook November 2019 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groups31st meeting of the EGESCExpert Group for RoHS 2 adaptation and enforcementCustoms 2020 programme: CLEN – Meetings proficiency tests on tobacco products - Invitation15th SCAC-EG Meeting12th Meeting of the European Rural Networks' Steering GroupExpert Group for Horizontal Questions concerning the CAP(CEG/DEB/16) - 16th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Customs Debt and GuaranteesCommission expert group on social economy and social enterprises1st meeting of C2020 UCC CCI Ph2 CPG/192/001Joint meeting with expert groups IPP/SCP and RE on Circular EconomyJoint meeting with expert groups IPP/SCP and RE on Circular EconomyUCC CDS Project Group 9th meeting55th Plenary Meeting of the Trade Conta…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 18 October 2019

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: EU Commission President Juncker attends the 17-18 October 2019 European Council meeting +++ European Council conclusions, 17-18 October 2019 +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October 2019 +++ Europe's challenges cannot wait: we need to move from words to action now, says Iratxe García (S&D) after the European Council +++  USA: Statement by EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström on the U.S. countermeasures in the Airbus dispute +++ DIHK-Präsident Schweitzer zu den heute in Kraft getretenen US Airbus-Zöllen: USA werden für die deutsche Wirtschaft zum Hochzollland +++  JAPAN: HR/VP Federica Mogherini travels to Tokyo, Japan, to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and for bilateral meetings +++  MOLDOVAThe EU approves new budget assistance to the Republic of Moldova to support rule of law, energy and public finance reforms VIET NAMDRAFT OPINION on the…

IEU Single Market Telegram 18 October 2019

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VOCATIONAL SKILLS: European Vocational Skills Week 2019: almost 1,500 events across the EU promoting the benefits of vocational education +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG GROW +++ Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'arrêté, notifié par la Lituanie, sous le N°2019/354/LT dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++ Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par les Pays-Bas sous le N° 2019/365/NL dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++ Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décret, notifié par la France sous le N° 2019/346/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++ COMMISSION OPINION on the Multiannual Strategic Plan 2025, the Multiannual Staff Policy Plan 2025 and the Working Programme 2020 of the European Union Intellectual Property O…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 18 October 2019

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: The European Union and countries worldwide join their forces to mobilise private investors for financing the green transition +++ Frequently asked questions: International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) +++ Remarks of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the launch of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance in Washington, DC +++  ECB: IMFC Statement by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the fortieth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee +++ Christine Lagarde appointed President of the European Central Bank +++  BANKING UNION: Agenda of the European Banking Federation the next week +++  ESMAESMA: Library document - Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors Conference call 9 September 2019 BISLuis de Guindos: Speaking notes on climate-related risksEgil Matsen: US Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the climate crisisFrançois Villeroy de Galhau: Causes of and answers to the Europea…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 18 October 2019

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BREXIT: Main results of the Special European Council (Art.50), 17 October 2018 (updated) +++ Latest EU Commission Register Documents on Brexit +++ Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community +++ Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community +++ Latest EU Council Register Documents on Brexit +++ Xt 21053 2019 Init COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the …

IEU Environment Telegram 18 October 2019

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GMO: EP Think-tank: New plant-breeding techniques: Applicability of EU GMO rules +++  BIODIVERSITY: Demand is key to efficiently conserving ecosystems and their services +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENV +++ Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the thirty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, with regards to amendments to Appendices II and III to that Convention +++ COMMISSION DECISION relating to the recovery of a total amount of EUR 675,784.40 plus interest due by the Comune di Palizzi +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 4422 2019 Init Working Party on ForestrySt 13234 2019 Init Draft Council conclusions on "Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic" - Presidency textSt 13258 2019 Init Draft Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the third meeting of the Conference of th…

IEU Climate Telegram 18 October 2019

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COP 25: Sharing lessons from the Aarhus Convention at UNFCCC PreCOP25 and First Meeting of Signatory Countries to the Escazú Agreement +++ European Council conclusions, 17-18 October 2019 +++ Europe's challenges cannot wait: we need to move from words to action now, says Iratxe García (S&D) after the European Council (including climate issues) +++  SHIPPING EMISSIONS: EP Think-tank: Briefing - Revision of the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions from ships - 18-10-2019 +++  CLIMATE FINANCE: Adaptation Fund Board Approves US$ 63 Million in New Projects, Including First Innovation and Scale-Up Grants +++  AUSTRIAKlimaschutz: CO2-Emissionen lagen 2017 in Österreich erstmals über der Höchstgrenze EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 12859 2019 Cor 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks - Outcome of the Euro…

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