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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 15 November 2018

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DIGITAL AGENDA: EU Commission: Call for Digital Innovation Hubs on Artificial Intelligence +++  EFSI: EU financing agreements for social and micro-entrepreneurs in Finland under Juncker Plan +++  ESIF: Cohesion Policy invests in modernisation and safety of railways in Bulgaria +++  SPACE PROGRAMMEEP Think-tank: Briefing - Establishing the European Space Programme - 15-11-2018 EACEAEP Think-tank: Briefing - Erasmus 2021-2027 - 15-11-2018EP Think-tank Briefing - Promoting the Rights and Values, Justice and Creative Europe programmes - 15-11-2018 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG RTDCOMMISSION DECISION on the Union financial contribution for 2018 to a Research and Development Programme jointly undertaken by several Member States aimed at supporting research and development performing small and medium-sized enterprises (Eurostars-2 Programme) and the approval of the annual work plan for 2018DG REGIOCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION approving the financial contributio…

IEU Single Market Telegram 15 November 2018

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PROCUREMENT: EU Commission: Online consultation on benchmarking of national innovation procurement policy frameworks +++ EP: In-Depth Analysis - Innovation and Better Synergies of Public Procurement with other Policies +++  LABOUR MARKET: S&Ds defend EU workers' right in the face of challenge from conservatives in the European Parliament +++ GUE/NGL / Die Linke: Endlich Durchbruch bei transparenten und verlässlichen Arbeitsbedingungen in der EU +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLProjet de rapport conjoint sur l'emploi de la Commission et du Conseil accompagnant la communication de la Commission sur l'examen annuel de la croissance 2019Observations on the proposal for a joint action plan “Activation of young people in the Podkarpacie region” for support from the Youth Employment Initiative under the operational programme “Knowledge Education Development”COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION Amending Implementing Decision C(2014)9881 approving c…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 15 November 2018

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CHINA: Civil Society Dialogue on State of Play of the EU-China Investment Negotiations and EU-China Trade Relations +++ 19th round report EU-China Investment Agreement +++  USA: EU Trade Commissioner Malmström in Washington DC +++ Malmstrom U.S. speech - Saving the WTO +++  SOUTH AFRICA: EU–South Africa Summit: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership +++ Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit +++  TANZANIADeclaration of HR Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on EU-Tanzania relations CUBAEP Text adopted - The human rights situation in Cuba - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0460 - Thursday, 15 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionALDE on Cuba: The EU must set a clear red line - fundamental rights are not negotiable CHILEEP Think-tank: Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Chile Association Agreement - 15-11-2018 ACPEP Briefing - Accords internationaux en marche: Le futur partenariat de l’Unio…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 15 November 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM: Brexit deal on financial services: Protection of citizens must come first - Finance Watch +++  DEBT SUSTAINABILITY: EP Think-tank Study - Debt Sustainability Assessments: The state of the art - 15-11-2018 +++  GREECE: The ‘Brussels Ia’ Regulation is not applicable in determining which Member State’s courts have jurisdiction to rule on claims brought against the Greek State by an individual holding Greek sovereign bonds following their forced exchange in 2012 +++  BANKING UNION: Ep Think-tank Briefing - Banking Union Indicators - 15-11-2018Bruegel: What the 2018 EBA stress tests (don’t) tell you about Italy ECBLuis de Guindos: Euro area banking sector – current challengesBenoît Cœuré: The new frontier of payments and market infrastructure: on cryptos, cyber and CCPsECB: Monetary policy and bank equity values in a time of low interest ratesECB: Stigma? What stigma? A contribution to the debate on financial market effects of IMF lendingECB …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 15 November 2018

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BREXIT: EU Council: Decisive progress in Brexit negotiations. EU leaders to meet on 25 November +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Brexit EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier +++ President Tajani on Brexit agreement +++ Kommentar von Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas +++ EPP Group: Brexit: first step done, but clarity on future needed +++ S&D/SPD zur ebatte um Brexit-Vertrag : "Auf die harte Tour"  +++ CER: Brexit deal done – now for the hard part +++ Businesseurope welcomes positive step towards orderly Brexit +++ UK and EU chemical industry stress the importance of an agreed Brexit - Cefic +++ BDI zur aktuellen Entwicklung beim Brexit: Es gibt keine Entwarnung +++ VCI zur Brexit-Einigung Gefahr noch nicht gebannt +++  TAXATIONOECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and moves to strengthen the level playing field with zero tax jurisdictionsOECD releases guidance on Synthesised texts for providing clarity o…

IEU Environment Telegram 15 November 2018

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ECHA: Log into ECHA’s website to access new features +++  BREXIT: New ECHA web pages to prepare companies for UK’s withdrawal from EU +++ UK and EU chemical industry stress the importance of an agreed Brexit - Cefic +++ VCI zur Brexit-Einigung Gefahr noch nicht gebannt +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 2011/92/EU - 15-11-2018 POLLUTANTSEP Text adopted - Persistent organic pollutants ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0463 - Thursday, 15 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition RARE MATERIALSResearch and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in turbines - Wind Europe CHEMICALSACEA: Launch of GRMS2: the Global Regulatory Monitoring System for Chemical Substances CIRCULAR ECONOMYECOS Discussion Paper: Ecodesign as Part of Circular Economy – Implications for Market Surveillance EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNC…

IEU Climate Telegram 15 November 2018

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COP24: ADVISORY: WRI Press Call: What to Expect at the International Climate Talks, COP24 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: Bundesumweltministerium: Bundeskabinett beschließt einheitliche Regeln für Umgang mit Fahrverboten +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: COMMISSION DECISION on the Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 14328 2018 Init REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of the EU Strategy on adaptation to climatechangeCm 5274 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change)St 13972 2018 Init Climate Diplomacy - Draft Council conclusionsSt 14239 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 Revised Presidency compromise textSt 14232 2018 Init Commission's intention to support on behalf of the …

IEU Energy Telegram 15 November 2018

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CAPACITY MARKETS: The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision not to raise objections to the aid scheme establishing a capacity market in the UK +++ CAN Europe: EU Court’s decision makes a case for excluding dirty energy from capacity mechanisms subsidies +++ ACER workshop on conditional capacity +++  INTERNAL ENERGY MARKET: EU Commission: Selection of a temporary staff for Directorate-General for Energy +++ Answer to a written question - Further moves to lower electricity prices across the EU - E-005084/2018(ASW) +++ Answer to a written question - Access guarantees for Spanish household consumers in the wake of the hike in electricity prices - E-004981/2018(ASW) +++  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGEEP Publications - Clean Energy package - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyExecutive Director in Vienna for presentation of World Energy OutlookIEA: Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Slovak Republic 2018 ReviewGE & Eurelectric event: Accelerating c…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 14 November 2018

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DIGITAL AGENDA: Startup Europe Summit in Sofia to focus on technology leadership, business growth and funding +++  ERC: Event: The present and future of international research funding – Contribution of the European project to global research +++  ESIF: Enhancing Healthcare Cooperation in Cross-Border Regions +++ Opinion - European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) - PE 627.761v03-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality +++  HORIZON EUROPEPublic hearing. Brexit and Horizon Europe: workshop H2020Innovative Enterprise Vienna 201820 EIC companies selected for business acceleration event with SUEZ in Barcelona Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day – Registration open!2223 small businesses seek funding under the EIC SME Instrument MFF & BUDGETLong-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budgetEP Text adopted - Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament's position with a view to an agree…

IEU Single Market Telegram 14 November 2018

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CONSUMER LAW: EP Conference: Are SMEs Consumer Law Ready? - 27-11-2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  STARTUPS: Startup Europe Summit in Sofia to focus on technology leadership, business growth and funding +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: Opinion - Establishing the European Defence Fund - PE 627.021v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs +++  INDICATORS: Flash estimate for 3rd quarter 2018: GDP up by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% the EU28 - +1.7% and +1.9% compared with the third quarter of 2017September - August 2018:  Industrial production down by 0.3% in euro area - down by 0.2% in EU28Flash estimates 3rd quarter 2018: Employment up by 0.2% in both the euro area and the EU28 - +1.3% in euro area and +1.2% in EU28 compared with third quarter 2017 EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPLREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Summary of the annual implementation reports for the operational programmes co-f…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 14 November 2018

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SWITZERLAND: Freihandelsabkommen Schweiz – EU: Treffen des Gemischten Ausschusses +++  SOUTH AFRICA: 7th European Union–South Africa Summit: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership +++ EU Parliament: The EU and Africa are bound by common values, says South African President +++  USA: European Commission participates in the US consultation on potential future privacy rules +++ EP Study - Consequences of US trade policy on EU-US trade relations and the global trading system +++ U.S.-Japan Joint Statement on Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Energy, Infrastructure and Digital Connectivity Cooperation  BREXIT (SEE ALSO IEU LEGAL)Official Statistics: Trade asymmetries between the UK and EU Member States, 2015 to 2017 WESTERN BALKANSMain results of the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Council on 14 November 2018Joint press statement following the tenth meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between Albania and the EURemarks …

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 14 November 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the United Kingdom +++ IMF Country Report No. 18/317 : United Kingdom : Selected Issues +++ IMF Country Report No. 18/316 : United Kingdom : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for United Kingdom +++  ITALY: EVP/CSU: Eskalation im Defizit-Streit mit Italien +++ S&Ds: By refusing to modify its budget plan, the Italian government destroys its credibility and mutual trust in the EU +++ Liberal and Democrat MEPs (ALDE) push for European Parliament debate on Italian budget +++  EUROGROUPEP In-Depth Analysis - Debt Sustainability Assessments: The state of the art - PE 624.426 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs ECBECB: Does a big bazooka matter? Central bank balance-sheet policies and exchange ratesECB: Inflation expectations, consumption and the lower bound: micro evidence from a large eur…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 November 2018

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BREXIT: EU Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations +++ EU Commission Memo on Brexit Negotiations: What is in the Withdrawal Agreement +++ EU Commission Memo: Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland +++ Déclaration par Michel Barnier +++ EU Council: Ship inspections - preparing for Brexit +++ UK Government: Policy paper: Progress on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with, the European Union +++ UK Government: Policy paper: Withdrawal Agreement explainer and Technical Explanatory note on Articles 6-8 on the Northern Ireland Protocol +++ UK Parliament debates several aspects of BrexitCommittee examine proposals for future UK-EU security relationshipCommittee examines the impact of future UK-EU trading arrangementsDefra still faces enormous Brexit challenges, warns CommitteeMinister for Policing questioned on Home Office preparations for BrexitSecond roundtable…

IEU Environment Telegram 14 November 2018

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BIODIVERSITY: Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway - UNEP +++ EU Commission calls for renewed international action to protect nature on land and at sea +++ Swedish Government: Global mobilisation necessary to curb loss of biodiversity +++  PLASTICS: Chamber of Lords debates plastic threat to the environment - UK Parliament +++  PESTICIDES: EP Draft agenda - Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - PE 630.462v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides +++  GENETIC EDITINGDie Grünen/EFA zum Statement des EU-Beratergremiums: Neue Gentechnik-Verfahren durch Gesetzesänderung zulassen? EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCommission notice "Managing Natura 2000 sites The provisions of Article 6 of the 'Habitats' Directive 92/43/EEC" EFSA BRIEFSRecommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residuesSafety…

IEU Climate Telegram 14 November 2018

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UNFCCC: UNFCCC: Clean Energy Needs to Grow Faster for Paris Goals, IEA reports +++ UNFCCC: Africa Needs Support to Protect Biodiversity and Climate - Espinosa +++  COP24: Climate Transparency / Germanwatch: G20 noch nicht auf Kurs zu Pariser Klimazielen – Kohle und Verkehr sind größte Problembereiche +++  UK: More detail requested on energy and climate ‘no deal’ preparations - UK Parliament TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Council: Review of type-approval rules for two, three or four wheel vehicles: agreement reached with the European ParliamentEuropean Parliament backs CO2 emissions cuts for trucksEP Text adopted - CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0455 - Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEVP/CDU zu neuen CO2-Limits für LkwS&Ds back lower CO2 emissions of lorriesS&D / SPD: "Wichtiger Schritt zu sauberem LKW-Verkehr" - EU-Parlament will CO2-Ausstoß von Lastwagen senke…

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