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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 22 May 2018

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EU COUNCIL: Main results of the frist day of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, 22-23/05/2018 +++  MFF: Vice-President Katainen meets federal ministers in Berlin +++  ESIF: 3rd Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region +++ Two key reports backs the Commission's initiative on the catching-up regions +++  EFSIFrance : Plan Juncker - la BEI finance l’Usine du Futur de Latécoère à Toulouse-Montredon DG RTDInternational Cooperation - EU and Brazil step up cooperation in research and innovationResearch Headlines - New software to help EU dredging industry stay strongResearch Headlines - Greening aluminium production EASMESME Instrument innovators pitch to BMW in Munich. ERASMUS+Out Now: The Bologna Process Implementation Report 2018 NATURA 2000EU awards excellence in nature protection across EuropeBringing Europe's Natura 2000 sites to your pocket EITLatest publications by the EITLearn digital skills to take your busin…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 22 May 2018

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EU ELECTIONS: EU Council confirms 23 to 26 May 2019 as European Parliament election dates +++  BREXIT: EP Think-tank: Study - CSDP after Brexit: the way forward - PE 603.852 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence +++ EU Commission Initiative: Legal act to apportion certain concessions between the EU and the United Kingdom (Brexit preparedness) +++ Committee explores data sharing post-Brexit - UK Parliament +++ ifo Institut: Brexit-Effekt für Hessens Wirtschaft weniger bedenklich +++  MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Egyptian joint venture by Cargill and ADM TAXATIONDocumentation: The fight against harmful tax practices within the European Union and abroad - 15-05-2018 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidanceSweden to host Stockholm Tax Conference – an international conference on tax capacity-building, 30–31 May INSOLVENCYEP Report - Replacing Annex A to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings - A8…

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 22 May 2018

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ELA: Österreich: Geplante Europäische Arbeitsbehörde ist umstritten +++  SINGLE MARKET: Digital – the biggest transforming reality for retail & wholesale - First EuroCommerce Digital Lecture +++  SME: MEP Oral question - The definition of SMEs - O-2018-000050 +++  INDICATORS: IMF Working Paper No. 18/117 : Sharp Instrument: A Stab at Identifying the Causes of Economic Growth EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos 13, 13-H, 14, 16, 22, 44, 49, 51, 54, 75, 83, 85, 89, 96, 106, 108, 109, 120, 129, 137, 139 and 140, to UN Global Technical Regulations Nos 15 and 19, and as regards the proposals for two new UN Regulations and two new listings in the Compendium of Candidate Global Technical RegulationsDécision de la Commission de formul…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 22 May 2018

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL; Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 22/05/2018 +++ Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development), 22/05/2018 +++ New approach on negotiating and concluding EU trade agreements adopted by EU Council +++ Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier: „Wir wollen den freien, fairen und regelgebundenen Handel im Rahmen der WTO verteidigen und stärken“ +++  AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: EU Council gives the go-ahead to trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++ EU Commission welcomes green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++ UK Parliament: Trade between the UK, Australia and New Zealand examined +++ IMF Working Paper No. 18/119 : Australia's Linkages with China: Prospects and Ramifications of China's Economic Transition +++  IRANJoint Press Statement following today's meeting between Commissioner Arias Cañete and VicePresident Salehi, Head of the Atomic Energy O…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 22 May 2018

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EUROGROUP: Agenda highlights of the Eurogroup, 24/5/2018 +++ Statement by European Institutions on staff-level agreement reached with Greek authorities +++  LITHUANIA: Republic of Lithuania: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission +++  FISCAL UNION: Fiscal rules and the role of the Commission - Bruegel +++  ECB: Central banking in turbulent times - BruegelECB: Letter of reply from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Viegas, MEP, on bank profitabilityECB: Exchange rate forecasting on a napkinECB: Asset pricing and the propagation of macroeconomic shocks EBAEBA consults on standards on estimation and identification of an economic downturn in IRB modellingEBA to hold public hearing on Commission proposal to develop European Secured Notes CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital Markets Union: EU Commission puts forward important new proposalsEU-Abgeordneter Jakob von WEIZSÄCKER (S&D/SPD) zum EU-Kommissionsvorschlag zu SBBS-Wer…

IEU Environment Telegram 22 May 2018

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Waste management and recycling: EU Council adopts new rules +++ EU Commission on Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling +++ Latvia: Procedure for terminating the waste status of rubber materials obtained from end-of-life tyres +++  AIR QUALITY: EU Commission: Air Quality - AQD Fitness Check +++  EUTROPHICATION: Workshop documentatio: EU funding in the Baltic sea: state of play in the combat against Eutrophication - 15-05-2018 - Committee on Budgetary Control PESTICIDESBPA being replaced by BPS in thermal paper, ECHA survey findsDocumentation: Plant protection products authorisation: Committee debate with national authorities - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides FOREST STRATEGYHearing documentation:  The EU Forest Strategy - Joint AGRI, ENVI and ITRE Public Hearing - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environme…

IEU Climate Telegram 22 May 2018

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TALANOA DIALOGUE: EU Commission: EU for Talanoa +++ Market Instruments for more Ambitious Climate Action - Climate Strategies +++ Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze zum Antrittsbesuch in Brüssel +++  OZONE: EU Commission: Public Consultation on the evaluation of the Ozone Regulation +++  VEHICLE EMISSIONS: New type-approval and market surveillance system for motor vehicles: EU Council concludes reform of the sectorCELEX:52018PC0284: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles CLIMATE RESILIENCECommittee explore UK’s resilience to heatwaves - UK Parliament CLIMATE FINANCEWWF: EU to propose path to greener investments EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the international credit entitlement tables in the Union international credit entitlement table…

IEU Energy Telegram 22 May 2018

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ENERGY DIPLOMACY: Joint Press Statement following today's meeting between Commissioner Arias Cañete and Vice President Salehi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) +++  ENERGY UNION: EU Commission: Stakeholder panel on Governance of the Energy Union at Green Week 2018 +++ Nordic Council: Energy ministers want to strengthen Nordic leadership in global energy transition +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Meeting of the Energy and Managing Authorities Network +++  UKChamber of Lords debates Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA: Who will run nuclear power plants in the future?IAEA: Remarks at Opening of 6th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management U.S. EIAU.S. Battery Storage Market Trends - U.S. EIAUnited States remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbonsElectrified vehicles …

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 19 May 2018

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EU URBAN AGENDA: Speech by Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Eurocities launch event "Cities4Europe" +++ EU Green Week 2018- Green Cities for a Greener Future +++ 21 - 25 May 2018: EU Green Week +++ 4 - 8 June 2018: EU Sustainable Energy Week +++ 22 June 2018: Urban Innovative Actions Initiative Jobs & Skills Capitalisation Workshop +++ 21 May - 28 June 2018: Urban Development Network workshops +++ 100 millions d'euros de fonds UE bientôt disponibles pour des projets urbains dans le numérique, l'environnement, la lutte contre la pauvreté et la sécurité +++ EU Futurium: Local authorities urged to join EU process for improving quality of life in cities at Bonn event +++  EU PARLIAMENTEP Opinion - Role of cities in the institutional framework of the Union - PE 619.142v03-00 - Committee on Regional Development URBACTRegister now to URBACT City Festival 2018! EIP-SCCGeneral Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Citie…

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 18 May 2018

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SINGLE MARKET: Luxembourg hosts citizens' dialogue on New Deal for Consumers +++ Public feedback on the implementing acts under the Web Accessibility Directive +++  COMPETITVENESS: Agenda of the Competitiveness Council, 28-29/05/2018 +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRY: EU Commission Answer - Have your say feedback mechanism: European Defence Industrial Development Programme - E-000010/2018 +++  EMPLOYMENT: Strong labour relations key to reducing inequality and meeting challenges of a changing world of work – OECD & ILO +++ MEP Oral question - Working conditions and precarious employment - O-2018-000049 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2195 on supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund, regarding the definition of standard scales of unit costs and lump sums for reimbursement of expenditure by the Commiss…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 18 May 2018

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EFSI: Germany: Investment Plan for Europe - EU bank advances EUR 100 million to VIVAWEST +++  EIB: European support for Nordic IT infrastructure and services provider Atea +++ Denmark: First EIB support for nearly-zero-energy-buildings +++  EU JRC: JRC hosts EU-US counter nuclear smuggling workshop +++ Latest statistics on ICT sector and its R&D investment available +++  DG RTD: Research Headlines - Don't leave randomness to chance - get certified +++  EASMEEurope's energy and water top innovators shined at African Utility Week 201822 new circular economy, nature-based solutions, raw material and cultural heritage projects to share €218 million of EU fundingTwo SME Instrument companies take home the gold at Hannover Messe 2018 PARTICIPANT PORTALClean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 08Call for proposals for ERC Advanced GrantCall for proposals for action grants 2018 MFF & BUDGETEU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergen…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 18 May 2018

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IRAN: European Commission acts to protect the interests of EU companies investing in Iran as part of the EU's continued commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action +++ EEAS Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on steps taken to preserve the Iran nuclear deal +++ EP Think-tank: At a Glance - US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 18-05-2018 +++ EU-Kommission bringt Abwehrgesetz gegen US-Sanktionen gegen Iran auf den Weg +++ BDI zum Iran-Abkommen: US-Präsident trägt Iran-Strategie auf dem Rücken der europäischen Wirtschaft aus +++  USA: EU publishes list of US products for potential re-balancing duties +++ EU notifies to the WTO second compliance measures in Airbus dispute (DS 316) +++  EEAAgenda of the European Economic Area Council, 23/05/2018 SINGAPOREDG Trade: Guide to the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement FTA AND IADG Trade: Horizontal provisions for cross-border data f…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 18 May 2018

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ECOFIN COUNCIL: Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 25/05/2018 +++  ECB: ECB Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) +++ ECB: Vítor Constâncio: Interview with Bloomberg TV +++  ESM: Statement on 2nd Joint Regional Financing Arrangements Research Seminar +++  COVERED BONDS: EP Think-tank Briefing - A framework for EU covered bonds - 18-05-2018 +++  SEPAEU Commission Answer - Effective implementation of the Single European Payment Area (SEPA) - E-001566/2018 FINTECHEU Commission Answer - Cryptocurrencies - E-001625/2018EU Comission Answer - Commission's view on cryptocurrencies - E-001090/2018 CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONRegulatory differences and international financial integration - DIW EMIREU Commission Answer - EMIR - Risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivative contracts not cleared by a CCP - Requirements for intragroup transactions - E-001403/2018 EMUStatement by European…

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