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EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 28 November 2015

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# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT Brokerage event in the field of "Smart System Integration" # EU COMMISSION - DG ENVI EU Commission awards 26 action grants in first year of LIFE Climate Action projects   # EU COMMISSION - DG RTD Matching Smart Cities in Barcelona (via EUREKA) # EU COUNCIL François Bausch will host the Informal Ministerial Meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy in Luxembourg Informal ministerial meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy Informal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy, Luxembourg - press conference # EU PARLIAMENT EPP: Towards smart transport for urban areas EU Parliament: Amendments 001-001 - Sustainable Urban Mobility - A8-0319/2015(001-001) # COR President Markkula and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte: only through committed partnerships can the EU deliver on its targets # URBACT URBACT: In Italy, a struggling town looks to refugees for revival URBACT II Capitalisation publications in E-Book

EU AGENDA Weekly Telegram - published 28 November 2015

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# EU COMMISSION EU Commission Calendar 30 November - 6 December 2015 Sunday 29 November 2015 Monday 30 November 2015 Tuesday 1 December 2015 Wednesday 2 December 2015 Thursday 3 December 2015 Friday 4 December 2015 Saturday 5 December 2015 Sunday 6 December 2015 Outlook for December 2015 # EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead 30 Nov - 6 Dec 2015 Plenary (Wednesday) Circular economy Frontex/fundamental rights EU-Liechtenstein tax agreement Committees EUROPOL EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator EU PNR and Data Protection reform Migration Corporate tax transparency GMO maize Upcoming Dutch Presidency President's agenda Press briefing EU Parliament schedule by day Monday 30-11-2015 Tuesday 01-12-2015 Wednesday 02-12-2015 Thursday 03-12-2015 Sunday 06-12-2015 Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents # EU COUNCIL  Main topics of the EU Council over the next two weeks Meeting of the EU heads of state or government

EURO & EMU Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNION Statement des EU-Abgeordneten Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Verschiebung des Inkrafttretens von MiFID II # ECB ECB: Instant payments across Europe by November 2017 ECB: CON/2015/52 Opinion on the deposit guarantee scheme # EBA EBA provides assessment of banks Pillar 3 reports for 2015 EBA Single Rulebook Q&A Application of the top-down approach based on EL calibration (article 160 al.2) - purchased receivables Definition of disputed margin call under Article 285(4) Clarification of disclosure requirement for severance CVA Risk Charge Calculation for derivatives in the banking book with local GAAP A clarification about the collateral value to provide in the relevant templates is required # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION COMMISSION DECISION amending Commission Decision 2011/C 253/04 of 29 August 2011 setting up a Payment Systems Market Expert Group, in order to extend its period of validity Quatorze avis de la Commission au titre

EU LEGAL TRENDS Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# JHA COUNCIL Agenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3 – 4 December 2015 # BETTER REGULATION Correspondence: EU better regulation: joint letter by 19 Member States to the European Commission UK: UK and 18 other EU countries call for business red tape reduction # COMPETITION & REACH DG Competition: Competition issues in the context off REACH SIEFS # TAXATION Assessing tax levels and the tax mix in OECD countries: Revenue Statistics 2015 to launch EPP on TAXE II: pressure on MS to collaborate more # ANTITRUST Antitrust: new Commission Guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal, and arable crops Antitrust: new Commission Guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal, and arable crops - frequently asked questions # STATE AID State aid: Commission clears Portuguese investment aid for Volkswagen Autoeuropa State aid: Commission approves amended restructuring plans for Alpha Bank and Eurobank # MERGERS Mergers: Comm

EU DIGITAL AGENDA Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# TELECOM REGULATION 2015 Annual Economic Report - ETNO and IDATE unveil the latest data on Europe's telecoms & tech markets # COPYRIGHT EBU defends adapting copyright to improve cross-border access # PLATFORM REGULATION EBU examines future platform regulation in expert workshop # DSM Updated: Towards a Digital Single Market Act: joint committee debate # ITU World Radiocommunication Conference allocates spectrum for future innovation - International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference -  Comments of the U.S. State Department  # INTERNET GOVERNANCE Just-in-time course on Internet governance 2016 - Geneva Internet Platform Briefing on the WSIS+10 Review Process - Geneva Internet Platform Geneva Digital Watch Newsletter - Issue 6, November 2015 - Geneva Internet Platform Internet Ungovernance Forum Brazil - Geneva Internet Platform # CYBER SECURITY Get Safe Online UK: Warning for shoppers to be vigilant on Black Frid

EU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL Background briefing on the Competitiveness Council, 30 November – 1 December 2015 Agenda highlights Competitiveness check-up: mainstreaming of competitiveness across all EU policies Single market strategy for goods and services Better regulation: improving the functioning of the single market National competitiveness boards in the euro area Research integrity Gender equality ERA governance European Fund for Strategic Investments to stimulate research and innovation SOLVIT SME envoys network Firearms Car emission tests in real driving conditions Territorial supply constraints in BENELUX Higher education and research Instruments in the field of research policy: RESAVER –Science4Refugees –SCAR EU-ESA (European Space Agency) ministerial meeting # INNOVATION & INTEGRITY Draft Council conclusions on research integrity - Adoption St 14414 2015 Init Draft Council conclusions on advancing gender equality in the European Research Area

EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# WTO EU leads efforts to tackle agricultural export competition at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference DG Trade: Proposal to the Committee on Agriculture on export competition from Brazil, European Union, Argentina, New Zaeland, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Moldov WTO members consider draft Nairobi Ministerial Declaration U.S. Statement at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body # EU TRADE COUNCIL Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 27 November 2015 Video: Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) - press conference Luxembourg and European Commission Conseil Affaires étrangères – Commerce - Le TTIP et la conférence ministérielle de l'OMC au menu des ministres - Présidence 2015 Jean Asselborn a présidé le Conseil «Affaires étrangères» - Commerce de l’UE à Bruxelles, le 27 novembre 2015 # SECURITY EP Hearings - The use of Private Security Companies in the context of European security and defence - 03-12-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence U

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# ENERGY UNION Update: DG Energy: EU Energy Council adopts conclusions on Energy Union governance EU Council: St 14459 2015 Init Governance system of the Energy Union - Council conclusions as of 26 November 2015  Island is a state of mind - Blog post by Maroš Šefčovič Benefits of the Energy Union - Estonia - Assessment of country performance and opportunities from the Energy Union Electricity’s future: low-carbon, cost-efficient and secure - A EURELECTRIC Policy brief # MARKET DESIGN ENTSO-E: Policy Paper on Market Design for Demand Side Response​​ # ENERGY REGULATION TYNDP 2016: What, why, how - understanding the regional plans, the scenarios and the projects Turkey could be full-fledged member of pan-European energy market with limited efforts, concludes Energy Community Secretariat’s report # ENERGY SECURITY Interested in security of supply this winter? Join the ENTSO-E / ENTSOG webinar on 16 December Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Naftogaz is in the blac

EU FUNDING TRENDS Telegram - published 27 November 2015

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# ESIF Informal ministerial meetings on Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy Informal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy, Luxembourg - press conference Statement following the Informal Ministerial Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Territorial Cohesion and Urban Policy - Corina Creţu # DIGITAL AGENDA First edition of the Young Photonic Congress SPENCER robot will help passengers at Schiphol Airport Information and Networking Day on Gaming, Gamification and on Technologies for Learning and Skills La Rioja Robotics Day 2015: VineRobot helping in the vineyard   # RTD Research Headlines - A 'magic bullet' targeting the DNA of cancer cells (via Research & Innovation) # HORIZON 2020 H2020 Thin Organic and Large Area Electronics (TOLAE) related calls presented at OE-A Working Group QuEBS 2016: Workshop on Quantum Effects in Biological Systems Living Machines V: International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems The European Superc

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