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IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our IEU MONITORING headlines this week:
URBAN AGENDA: Workshop on "Roadmap to a Resource Efficient City" in Brussels on 9 October +++ Too much data? How Smart Cities process it to make information +++ Action Plans available +++ Triangulum Webinar: Governance for Smart Cities – Developing Principles and Guidelines +++  EIP-SCC: ACTION CLUSTER INITIATIVES WORKSHOP – TO ACTION! +++  SCIS: CEF Digital: Success stories of Smart Cities Barcelona and Eindhoven +++  SMART GOVERNANCENew call for municipalities to apply for free Wi-Fi network in public spaces SMART FINANCECEF2 Study Workshop - Smart Investments for Smart Communities SMART ENERGYREN21: Review the Renewables in Cities Global Status ReportStaatssekretär Feicht: „Schaufenster intelligente Energie“ (SINTEG) geben Ausblick auf die Energiewelt von morgenSmartEnCity Follower City Lecce is working on the Future Energy Strategydena Energiewende-Kongress 2019 SMART MOBILITYEU Commission Staff Working Document: Urban Mobility in…

IEU Single Market Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
SINGLE MARKET: Businesseurope: A solid intellectual property system is key for EU business +++  EMPLOYMENT: Second quarter of 2019: Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.3%, EU28 job vacancy rate at 2.3% +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the activities of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in 2017 and 2018 +++ COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the 2020 annual work programme for grants and procurements for DG EMPL prerogatives and specific competencies, serving as financing decision +++  DG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de dispositions, notifié par le Royaume-Uni sous le N° 2019/284/UK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d’arrêté, notifié par la France sous le N° 2019/282/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
USA: Memorandum on the Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities Under the Trading With the Enemy Act +++ Deutsch-Amerikanischer Strategischer Dialog: Gemeinsam die transatlantische Agenda setzen +++ SWP: »Transatlantic Defence Cooperation and the Challenge of European Coherence« +++  ICELAND: Iceland’s slowdown underlines the need to fix structural issues, says OECD +++  CYPRUS: EU Commission adopted 2019 Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community +++  BRAZILBMWi: Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Bareiß eröffnet Deutsch-Brasilianische WirtschaftstageBDI-Präsident Kempf: Brasilien muss weiterhin auf Freihandel setzen IRAN & SAUDI-ARABIAStatement by the Spokesperson on the attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia UNCTADTrade and Development Report 2019 - Global Green Deal EXPORTS CONTROLSControl of arms export: Council adopts conclusions, new decision updating the EU's common rules and a revised user's guide EU COMMISSION RE…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: EP Think-tank: What if Libra disrupted the financial system? [Science and Technology podcast] +++  ECB: Reflections on monetary policy - Keynote speech by Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at Bloomber +++ The latest publicarions by the ECB +++ Introducing ECB-BASE: The blueprint of the new ECB semi-structural model for the euro area +++ Financial stability assessment for EU candidate countries and potential candidates +++ The macroeconomic impact of changes in economic bank capital buffers +++ Thinking beyond borders: how important are reciprocity arrangements for the use of sectoral capital buffers? +++ Understanding the specific features of the CCyB and the SCCyB − evidence from the 3D DSGE model +++ GUE/NGL: Lagarde’s plenary snub shows disrespect for democracy +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.): Wahl EZB-Präsidentin: Wer nicht kommt, kann nicht gewählt werden +++  ECON COMMITTEEIrene Tinagl…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
BREXIT: Statement by the EU Commission following the working lunch between EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Brexit - E-002424/2019(ASW) +++  TAXATION: EU Commission opens in-depth investigations into individual “excess profit” tax rulings granted by Belgium to 39 multinational companies +++ EU tax transparency tools prove effective in the fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance +++  STATE AID: EU Commission approves Belgian scheme to support electro-intensive users +++  RULE OF LAWMain results of the General Affairs Council in 16 September 2019General Affairs Council discusses strengthening the rule of law - Finnish EU PresidencyArticle 7 procedure against Hungary: Parliament must be heard EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on adopting an Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community for the year 2019Commission Decision re…

IEU Environment Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENVIRONMENTAL PENALTIES: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Directive 2004/35/EC and updating penalties for environmental damage - E-002448/2019(ASW) +++  TITANIUM DIOXIDE: Titandioxid: Chemische Industrie hält Folgenabschätzung für notwendig - VCI warnt vor folgenschwerer Entscheidung der EU-Kommission +++  INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION: Industrial pollution in Europe +++  THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONListing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention EU COMMISSION REGISTERProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of a Decision on the phasing-out of dental amalgam and amending Annex A to this ConventionProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention o…

IEU Climate Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
OZONE: Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Day. +++ EU on track to end use of chemicals harming the ozone layer +++ Ozone depleting substances 2019 +++ ST 5644 2015 DCL 1 Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Union, amendments to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer +++ ST 5644 2015 ADD 1 DCL 1 ANNEX to the Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Union, amendments to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer +++  ENERGY COUNCIL: Climate Issues on the Agenda of the Energy Council +++ Energy taxation discussed by EU finance ministers in Helsinki +++ Workshop on adaptation measures for Climate Change and Health in …

IEU Energy Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY UNION: Energy taxation discussed by EU finance ministers in Helsinki +++ EU invests in a reliable electricity system in Czechia +++ Eurelectric: First Power Bulletin of the season is here! +++  ENERGY REGULATION: EFET position paper on bidding zones - Lessons from the past and recommendations for the future +++  ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission approves Belgian scheme to support electro-intensive users +++  CLEAN ENERGYClean Energy Package on the Agenda of the Energy CouncilENERGY-X research roadmap launch event RENWABLESREN21:What happened at Asia Pacific Climate Week 2019 ?Wind Europe: Europe’s progress on renewable energy depends on getting National Energy & Climate Plans right OILIEA statement on situation in Saudi Arabia COALHigh-Level Policy Talk on "Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community” GERMANYStrompreise drücken auf die Stimmung - DIHK stellt Energiewende-Barometer 2019 vor EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 3953 2019 Init Joint…

IEU Weekly Agenda Telegram 16 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Upcoming Events +++ 26 September 2019: Commissioner Navracsics hosts second European Education Summit +++ EU Commission Calendar +++ 16 September 2019 +++ 17 September 2019 +++ 18 September 2019 +++ 19 September 2019 +++ 20 September 2019 +++ 21 September 2019 +++ 22 September 2019 +++ Outlook September 2019 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsDetergents Working Group meetingImplementation of Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market2nd meeting of the Commission Expert Group: specific ethical issues raised by driverless mobility2019-09-17-Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation - Horticultural ProductsMeeting on the communication campaign under Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/136915th meeting of the Commission Expert Group on the Technical Pilla…

IEU Single Market Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
INDUSTRY: Industrial Strategy: the Grand Challenges +++  EMPLOYMENT: 2nd quarter of 2019: Annual growth in labour costs at 2.7% in euro area, at 3.1% in EU28 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG GROW: Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié et des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par l'Estonie sous le N° 2019/280/EE dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++ Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de décision, notifié par la Grèce sous le N° 2019/275/GR dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards explosives for civil uses in support of Directive 2014/28/EU +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 12043 2019 Init Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of 26-27 September 2019 Hori…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
USA: Joint Press Statement from Commissioner Věra Jourová and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Third Annual EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review +++ Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Travels to Greece and Turkey +++ IMF:Working Paper No. 19/191 : Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different? +++  CETA: EU-Canada (CETA) Civil Society Forum +++  BREXIT: Businesses escalate push for Association Agreement with UK +++ UK Government: Help and support for traders in a no-deal Brexit +++  WESTERN BALKANSUNECE, World Bank and European Commission support improved trade connectivity for the Western Balkans using UN/CEFACT standards INDIAEP Think-tank: At a Glance - India-administered Kashmir: current situation - 13-09-2019India launches safeguard investigation on phenol IRANJoint Statement of the Spokespersons of the High Representative, France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the JCPoA INTERNATIONAL TRADEBriefing - International trad…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
EMU: Main results of the Eurogroup on 13 September 2019 +++ Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 13 September 2019 +++ EU finance ministers: Closer attention must be given to hybrid threats +++ Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the informal Eurogroup press conference in Helsinki +++ Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the press conference following the first session of the informal ECOFIN in Helsinki +++ Transcript of remarks by ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling after the Eurogroup meeting in Helsinki, 13 September 2019 +++ Bruegel: Hybrid and cybersecurity threats and the European Union’s financial system +++  ECB: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Appointment of Christine Lagarde as president of the European Central Bank - 13-09-2019 +++ AnaCredit Validation Checks – Version 1.5 +++  PSD2: EU consumers set to benefit from safer online shopping and a wider range of payment services +++ EU Commission FAQ: Ma…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
DIGITAL COMPETITION: Security and trust in a digital world - EU Commissioner Vestager +++  MERGERS: EU Commission approves the creation of a joint venture between PreZero and Nehlsen +++ Concentrations : La Commission autorise l'acquisition de la société AUSOL par Meridiam et Cintra +++  TAXATION: Grüne/EFA: Neue Studie deckt auf: Deutschland holt Milliardensummen aus Steueroasen nicht zurück +++ BDI zu öffentlichem Country-by-Country-Reporting: Kein Grund für eine Zustimmung auf EU-Ebene +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGDécision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2019/4127OJ 2308 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la CommissionOJ 2308 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 16 au 20 septembre 2019Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 12 septembre 2019Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'h…

IEU Environment Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Deutsche Umwelthilfe: 7th European REUSE Conference to further push reuse systems in Europe +++  ECHA: Grüne/EFA: Mehr Verbraucherschutz und bessere Kreislaufwirtschaft ab 2021 +++  CADMIUM & COPPER: EEA: Accumulation rates of Cadmium (left) and Copper (right) +++  THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONFour new chemicals to be considered for Rotterdam Convention listing: background preliminary documents now online EFSA BRIEFSModification of the existing maximum residue level for cyprodinil in rhubarbsTechnical Report on the notification of leaf powder of Moringa stenopetala as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283Review of the existing maximum residue levels for pyridalyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005Establishment of a prototypic Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) food and feed safety model repository
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IEU Climate Telegram 13 September 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
CLIMATE SUMMIT: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the 2019 Climate Action Summit hosted by the United Nations Secretary General in New York +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 +++ UNECE at the UN Climate Action Summit +++  CLIMATE FINANCE: OECD: Climate finance for developing countries reaches USD 71 billion +++  UNCCD: Governments Agree to Build Resilience to Climate Change-Induced Droughts +++ COP14 reaches major breakthroughs +++  USAU.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMATECOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the 2019 Climate Action Summit hosted by the United Nations Secretary General in New York
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