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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 11 October 2018

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ECA: EU revenues: new proposal not based on fully robust assumptions and still complex, say Auditors +++  EFSI: Investment Plan for Europe supports EUR 350 million of leases for SMEs in Poland +++ Sparkasse Bank, the first bank in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to lend to start-up businesses under the EU's Employment and Social Innovation programme +++  CEFPresentation by the European Commission on CEF call for proposals - Committee on Transport and Tourism MFFEU Commissioner Oettinger hosts a conference on the EU budget for the futureSt 12917 2018 Init Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 - possible elements of a future draft Negotiating Box (Heading 2)Cm 4617 2018 Init Ad hoc Working Party on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027Cm 4687 2018 Init MFF Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation InstrumentSt 12838 2018 Init Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 :Cm 4636 2018 Init MFF Neighbo…

IEU Single Market Telegram 11 October 2018

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TRIPARTIDE SOCIAL SUMMIT: Agenda and background brief of the EU Tripartite Social Summit, 16/10/2018 +++  ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EU Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by Ministers on new European rules on business restructuring and second chance for entrepreneurs +++ Eurochambres-Präsident Leitl: Europas Unternehmer sind bereit, für ein starkes, zukunftsfähiges Europa zu arbeiten +++ UEAPME-Präsidentin Rabmer-Koller: Geschäftstätigkeit der europäischen KMU auf höchstem Stand seit 2007 +++  EMPLOYMENTEP Think-tank: EPRS-OECD conference: policies can mitigate impact of jobs losses from automationAK Europa, ÖGB & ETUC: Midway through the Austrian EU-Presidency: What has been achieved so far for workers? SOCIAL PROTECTIONBriefing - Social protection in the EU: State of play, challenges and options - 11-10-2018 EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)9952 approving certain elements o…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 11 October 2018

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FAC: Background brief on the Foreign Affairs Council, 15/10/2018 +++  WTO: Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier: Kein Land kann heute wirtschaftlich allein stehen +++  DUAL USE: EU Commission Delegated Act adopted setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items +++  USAThe EU response to US trade tariffs - BruegelDOE Announces Measures to Prevent China’s Illegal Diversion of U.S. Civil Nuclear Technology for Military or Other Unauthorized Purposes - U.S. Department of Energy INVESTMENT COURTSVeranstaltung der EP-Linksfraktion GUE/NGL: Multilateraler Investitionsgerichtshof: Verpflichtung von Investoren zur Einhaltung von Menschenrechten und Umweltschutz TURKEYStaatssekretär Bareiß zu Gesprächen mit Regierungsvertretern in der Türkei – auch Treffen mit Vertretern deutscher Unternehmen in der Türkei geplant AFRICAPartenariat UE-Afrique sur l'agriculture: 4ème réunion de la Taskforce sur l'A…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 11 October 2018

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MONEY LAUNDERING: EU Council adopts tougher rules on money laundering +++ Position of the European Parliament - Controls on cash entering or leaving the Union - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0413 +++  FINTECH: IMF: The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities +++ The Bali Fintech Agenda - IMF +++  FINANCIAL RISKSIMF: Rising Risks: A Call For Policy Cooperation FISCAL BOARDThe European Fiscal Board 2018 Annual Report ECBAccount of the monetary policy meeting - ECBECB/2018/24 Decision of the ECB of 8 October 2018 amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECBECB: A framework for early-warning modeling with an application to banks ESMAESMA Library document - Delegation from the Board of Supervisors opinions on third country TV Position LimitsESMA Library document - Delegation third country TV post trade transparency IMFOpening Remarks by Christine Lagarde for the Annual Meetings Press Confer…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 11 October 2018

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JHA COUNCIL: Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 11 October 2018 +++  INSOLVENCIES: Directive on business insolvency: Council agrees its position +++  MONEY LAUNDERING: EU Council adopts tougher rules on money laundering +++  VAT FRAUDInternational action against large-scale VAT fraud TAX3Latest news - Next meetings of the TAX3 Special Committee - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidanceEPRS Presentation of studies - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance M&AEU Commission clears acquisition of assets belonging to CaixaBank by Lone Star CJEUAppointment of the First Advocate General of the Court of Justice EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGDécision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/2317Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/170…

IEU Environment Telegram 11 October 2018

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BIOECONOMY: EU Commission: A new bioeconomy strategy for a sustainable Europe +++ Background: The EU Bioeconomy Strategy +++ Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier gibt Startschuss für Dialogplattform „Industrielle Bioökonomie“ +++  HARMFUL SUBSTANCES: Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: Statement by EU Commissioner Thyssen following the agreement between the EU institutionsEU Commission public feedback finished concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicalsS&Ds achieve major victory to protect workers from diesel fumes ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTBundesumweltministerium: Deutschland und Polen stärken Zusammenarbeit bei grenzüberschreitenden Umweltprüfungen WATEREEA: Water exploitation index plus (WEI+) for river basin districts (1990-2015)
EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EU GPP criteria for indoor cleaning services
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IEU Climate Telegram 11 October 2018

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MARKET STABILITY RESERVE: Public feedback finished: Auctioning of 50 million unallocated allowances from the market stability reserve for the innovation fund and to list an auction platform to be appointed by Germany +++  COP24: Funding Innovation to Deliver EU Competitive Climate Leadership - European Climate Foundation +++ ECOS vision on the EU Strategy for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction to 2050 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSStatistics - Economic and Market Report: state of the EU auto industry - Quarter 2 2018 AUSTRALIASummary of Submissions for the Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation
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IEU Energy Telegram 11 October 2018

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ENERGY UNION: Open marketplaces to spur innovative energy services +++ World Energy Council: Balanced energy systems not solely luxury of rich economies +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Save the date for the 4th joint ENTSOG-Energy Community Interoperability workshop +++  OCEAN ENERGY: Ocean energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCYThird annual IEA Global Conference on Energy Efficiency11 October 2018 - Energy Efficiency: Fast track it - The Coalition for Energy Savings14 Projekte und Konzepte für Energy Efficiency Award 2018 nominiert - dena OPECMinisterial Keynote Speech by OPEC Secretary General at the Oil & Money Conference in London COALEuropeans demand: stop burning our money with coal! - CAN Europe FUEL LABELLINGEU fuel labelling: clearer information for consumers and operators FRACKINGEU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE):  Globaler Aktionstag gegen Gas und Fracking EU COMMISSI…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 10 October 2018

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ESIF: EU Commission grants 22 cities with funding for innovative projects; launches new call for projects for security in public urban spaces +++ Cohesion Policy: the EU invests in the tramway of Sofia +++ Event invitation: Cohesion policy post-2020 and sustainability transitions +++  MFF: DIW: Mit dem ersten Finanzrahmen nach dem Brexit vergibt die EU zu viele Chancen +++  H2020Horizon 2020 work programme at ICT 2018Horizon 2020 and FP7 DG CNECTSecond Survey of Schools: ICT in Education – Final workshopEuropean Commission at Web Summit 2018Video: Robots that can see through smoke and fireWiFi4EU: Free Wi-Fi for you! DG RTDResearch Headlines - Using smartphones to tackle teenage depressionResearch Headlines - Caring for the mental health of young carersEvents - 7th International Cycling Safety Conference - 10 October 2018, Barcelona, SpainEvents - Climate policy and forest bioeconomy - 4 December 2018, Brussels, BelgiumEvents - VicInAqua webinar - Turni…

IEU Single Market Telegram 10 October 2018

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SINGLE MARKET: Union Customs Code: EP IMCO committee vote +++  COMPETITIVENESS: Draft opinion - Establishing the Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics - PE 628.583v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  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 modifications to UN Regulations Nos 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 27, 29, 34, 37, 38, 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, 53, 60, 67, 69, 70, 74, 77, 83, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 104, 105, 110, 112, 113, 119, 121, 123, 128, 129, 132 and 137 and to UN Global Technical Regulation No 9, and as regards the proposals for three new UN RegulationsDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre de …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 10 October 2018

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DUAL USE: EU Commission publishes delegated Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (including annexes) +++  FAC: Agenda Highlights of the Foreign Affairs Council, 15/10/2018 +++  EASTERN PARTNERSHIPAgenda Highlights of the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers meeting, 15/10/2018 AFRICAEuropean Commission welcomes new high-level group on EU-Africa relations CUBAEU and Cuba hold Human Rights Dialogue VIETNAMDie Grünen/EFA: Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam: Kein freier Handel ohne freie Gewerkschaften! INVESTMENT COURTS#EUTrade: Establishment of a Multilateral Investment Court - powerpoint UK TRADE DEFENCEGuidance: Seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel imported from Russia and Ukraine (Anti-Dumping Duty 2298)Guidance: Polyethylene terephthalate imported from India (Anti-Dumping Duty 2297) OECDNew work on tariff scenarios, digital…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 10 October 2018

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ESM: Regional Financing Arrangements hold third annual high-level dialogue in Bali +++  FISCAL BOARD: S&D: Udo Bullmann and Pervenche Berès: we will not accept to go back to austerity policy +++  DEBT ADVISORS: EU Commissioner Jourová speaks at Debt Advice Stakeholder Forum to look into how to better support consumers in repaying their debts ECBMonetary policy in the euro area - a brief assessment - Speaking points by Yves MerschBenoît Cœuré: The local impact of the European Central Bank's monetary policyLuis de Guindos: Building a resilient Economic and Monetary Union ESMAESMA: SPMW's CRA registration withdrawn BISSalvatore Rossi: In praise of popularizationJan Smets: The future of central bankingEd Sibley: The need for resilience in the face of disruption - regulatory expectations in the digital worldThomas Jordan: Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture - Introduction of Otmar IssingGent Sejko: Welcome address - Second Conference of the …

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 10 October 2018

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SECURITY UNION: EU Commission calls for decisive action on security priorities +++ Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and Commissioner King at the press conference on the 16th Security Union Progress Report +++  JHA COUNCIL: Commissioners Avramopoulos, Jourová and King in Luxembourg for the Justice and Home Affairs Council +++  BREXITSpeech by EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier at the closing session of Eurochambre's European Parliament of Enterprises 2018Lords debate impact of Brexit on the arts -  UK ParliamentDIW: Mit dem ersten Finanzrahmen nach dem Brexit vergibt die EU zu viele Chancen GACAgenda of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50 - Brexit), 16/10/2018Agenda of the General Affairs Council, 16/10/2018 TAXATIONOECD releases 2017 global mutual agreement procedure statistics COLLECTIVE REDRESSS&D/SPD: Konservative blockieren Stärkung von Verbraucherrechten - Gesetzgebung zu Verbandsklagen verschleppt M&AMergers: Commission cle…

IEU Environment Telegram 10 October 2018

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PLASTICS: Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021 +++ EPP: Major step forward in reducing plastic waste +++ S&Ds: We took a crucial step towards a sustainable future by making single-use plastic items a waste of the past +++ Die Grünen / EFA: Mandat für weniger Plastikmüll ist Erfolg für Umwelt und Meere +++ Draft laws to cut single use plastics adopted by MEPs - ECR +++ MEPs fight to curb plastic pollution but miss key opportunity on microplastics - WWF +++ Eurocommerce: ENVI Committee fails to hit the right target on plastic litter +++ Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban - ECOS +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: The European Union and the Eastern partner countries strengthen their cooperation on environment, circular economy and climate action HAZARDOUS CHEMICALSThe Commission protects Europeans from hazardous chemicals in clothing and textiles  IPCHEMNow available: Workshop report "…

IEU Climate Telegram 10 October 2018

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COP24: The European Union and the Eastern partner countries strengthen their cooperation on environment, circular economy and climate action +++ S&Ds successfully push for raising the EU climate target for 2030 to 55% goal +++ CAN Europe: 1.5°C requires an EU budget that enables the zero emission transition +++ Talanoa Dialogue: Stepping up Energy and Climate Action in the Energy Community +++ Second Energy and Climate Technical Working Group pushes ahead with 2030 Energy Community targets methodology +++ Eurogas response to the Commission’s consultation on the Long-term Climate Strategy +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSRéduction des émissions de CO2 des véhicules : le Conseil des ministres européens de l’Environnement  donne une nouvelle ambition - François de RUGY, ministre d’État, ministre de la Transition écologique et solidaireStellungnahme von Bundesumweltministerin Schulze zu CO2-Grenzwerten für PkwJRC to build two world-class emission testing facilit…

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