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EU SMART CITIES Weekly - published 13 June 2015

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# EU COMMISSION EU Commission adopts a new investment programme to boost innovation and growth in PragueWalter Deffaa addresses the EU-LAC Mayors' ForumEU invests more than €90 million to tackle the main cross-border challenges in the Czech-Slovak regionsEU invests 158 million euro to boost cooperation across the border between Germany (Saxony) and the Czech RepublicEurocities: Cities should not be obliged to sign EU transparency register# EU COMMISSION - EIP-SCCEU Smart Cities: CIVITAS Provides an Opportunity to Influence the European Transport Policy AgendaEU Smart Cities Events in Gothenburg
# EU COUNCIL EU ministers reach agreement on the Riga Declaration “Towards the EU Urban Agenda’’Eurocities on Informal Council meeting – ‘Towards an EU urban agenda’
# EU PARLIAMENT
# SMART MOBILITY EU Smart Cities: Innovative Platform Helps Better Urban and Transport Planning WorldwideELTIS: EU-supported fast-charging e-vehicle points operational in FranceELTIS: Baden-Württemberg…

EU AGENDA - published 13 June 2015

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# EU COMMISSION
Top News from the European Commission 15 - 28 June 2015 Tuesday 16 June: The Commission hosts Annual High-Level Meeting with Religious LeadersTuesday 16 June: High-level event on the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and its impact on the regionWednesday 17 June: Commission adopts Action Plan on corporate taxationThursday, 18 June: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package
EU Commission Calendar 15 - 21 June 2015 Monday 15 JuneTuesday 16 JuneWednesday 17 JuneThursday 18 JuneFriday 19 JuneSaturday 20 JuneSunday 21 June - no meetings scheduled
# EU PARLIAMENT
Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents
The Week Ahead 15 - 21 June 2015 Committee meetings and delegations, BrusselsDraghiCopyrightEconomic governanceTrade secretsCapital Markets UnionACP-EU Joint Parliamentary AssemblyPresident's diaryPress briefing
Detailed EP schedule by day Monday 15 JuneTuesday 16 JuneWednesday 17 JuneThursday 18 JuneFriday 19 June
# EU COUNCIL
Calendar…

EU FUNDING TRENDS - published 12 June 2015

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# ESIF Experts: Dynamic and sustainable EU regional development is decisive for ensuring competitiveness of Europe at global scaleSixth Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region to take place in JūrmalaNGOs to discuss the EU Strategy for the Baltic SeaThe new generation of Cohesion Policy: committee debate with Commissioner
# EFSI Draft amending budget No 1/2015 - European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) - Committee on Budgets
# ERC ERC: Molecular tattooing for local, targeted drug-deliveryERC: What you make is important, but also how you make itERC: Our impact today on tomorrow’s world
# HORIZON 2020 Horizon 2020: Solar cells: on the road to a technological revolutionNew H2020 project on human behaviour around energy kicks off in Ireland
# CORDIS Why embedded smartphone-enabled sensors could be a game-changerLighting a path towards SME innovation opportunitiesMapping out the future of the internet
# EIB EIB supports with EUR 145 million extension of Sloveni…

GROWTH - published 12 June 2015

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# BANKRUPTCY REFORM DG Grow: Conference on ''Learning from Failure – Bankruptcy and Second chance for Honest Bankrupt Entrepreneurs''
# SERVICE SECTOR DG Grow Conference Update: "Making the EU services market an engine for growth"
SURVEILLANCE: PORTUGAL Statement by the European Commission and the European Central Bank following the second post-programme surveillance mission to Portugal
# EU REGISTERS
# EUROSTAT April 2015 compared with March 2015 - Industrial production up by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28
# EU COMMISSION - DG GROW
# EU PARLIAMENT Answer - CARS 2020 - E-003924/2015 Commission responseAnswer - Significant differences between minimum wages in the EU - E-004402/2015 Commission responseAnswer - Observations by the European Environment Agency on the circular economy - E-004467/2015 Commission responseAnswer - Impact of the EURES platform on employment and recruitment in Europe - E-004863/2015 Commission response



EU LEGAL TRENDS - published 12 June 2015

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# JUSTICE COUNCIL JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June in Luxembourg  (justice part)Data protection regulation - General approachFree movement of public documents - General approachEuropean Public Prosecutor's Office  - Policy debate
# BETTER REGULATION Talks on an Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Regulation to open soonEESC: CIVIL SOCIETY DAY 2015 – Improving EU legislation through strong involvement of civil society
# UK RENEGOTIATION UK Government: Article on UK renegotiation by UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
# ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM Heads of EUPAN institutions agree on the future of European public administration
# CIVIL PROCEDURE EP In-Depth Analysis - Europeanisation of civil procedure: Towards common minimum standards?
# STATE AID State aid: Commission finds that electricity contracts between state-owned Romanian electricity generator Hidroelectrica and certain customers did not involve state aid 
# MERGERS Mergers: Commission clears …

TRADE & TTIP - published 12 June 2015

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# EU CURRENCIES EBA supports the removal of the Danish Krone from the ITS on currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets
# TTIP VoteWatch Europe: who decided the postponement of the vote and debate on TTIP?Deutsches Bundeswirtschaftsministerium, kommunale Spitzenverbände und VKU veröffentlichen gemeinsames Positionspapier zur kommunalen Daseinsvorsorge und TTIP
# RUSSIA VoteWatch Europe: EU is to end its strategic partnership with Russia
# TURKEY Statement by the Spokesperson on the phone calls of Federica Mogherini with political leaders in TurkeyVoteWatch Europe: Majority in EP supports Turkey’s path, but disagree on key matters
# MEXICO Remarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the EU-Mexico summitJoint statement, EU-Mexico summit Brussels, 12 June 2015 (including COP21)
# CARIFORUM EU–CARIFORUM high level meeting, 11 June 2015
# TRADE DATA FLOWS Trade agreements and data flows - safeguarding EU data protection standards: hearing…

CLIMATE - published 12 June 2015

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# COP21 UNFCCC Bonn summary: Governments Shift Gear To Deliver Paris Agreement - Climate Action by Cities, Companies and Regions Fires Up Optimism  Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris - EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyJoint statement, EU-Mexico summit Brussels, 12 June 2015 (including COP21)
# COAL SUBSIDIES EU Commission Answer - Support for coal investments - E-005240/2015
# CLIMATE AND HEALTH New HEAL Webinar series: COP21 – Perspectives on how climate action can benefit health
# NEC EEA: Many European countries' air pollutant emissions above legal limitsEEA Update: National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive Inventory
# EU REGISTERS
# EU COMMISSION - DG ENV REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (PDF)
# EU PARLIAM…

ENERGY - published 12 June 2015

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# ENERGY STATE AID State aid: Commission finds that electricity contracts between state-owned Romanian electricity generator Hidroelectrica and certain customers did not involve state aid
# ENERGY UNION VoteWatch Europe: Eurosceptics & the Greens vote down EU's energy security strategy, in the absence of consensus among pro-EU forces
# EUSEW EU Sustainable Energy Week is nearly here!
# ENERGY REGULATION ACER launches a public consultation on the proposed methodology for monitoring the impact of the gas network codes on the internal marketPublic consultation on the draft CEER Work Programme 2016
# ENERGY SECURITY UK launches "Dial 105" for electricity helpline
# EU REGISTERS
# EU COMMISSION - DG ENER
# EU COUNCIL St 1107 2015 Init Draft DECISION OF THE EU-REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE adopting the list of experts on trade and sustainable development in accordance with Article 379(3) of the Association Agreement between the Euro…

DIGITAL AGENDA - published 12 June 2015

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# DATA PROTECTION JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June in Luxembourg  (justice part)Data protection regulation - General approachFree movement of public documents - General approachEuropean Public Prosecutor's Office  - Policy debate
# DSM Digital Assembly 2015 - One Europe, One Digital Single MarketDigital Agenda STARTS SymposiumDSM Calendar Going Local 2015
# IANA Council conclusions on the transfer of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the multistakeholder community# TELECOM SINGLE MARKETLatvian EU Presidency: EU Ministers discuss abolishment of roaming in EUETNO Statement on the TSM Regulation
# NET NEUTRALITY EDRi: EU Council confirms it wants to trade net neutrality for end of roaming chargesNetzneutralität: Brauchen Branche und Kunden politische Lösungen? - Hochkarätig besetztes VATM-Strategie-Panel auf der ANGA COM
# INTEROPERABILITY ISA2 Digital services interoperability programme ISA² - Eu Coun…

TRADE & TTIP- published 11 June 2015

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In this edition:
TRADE POLICY Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: An integrated EU trade and foreign policy
CHINA EU - China: Download the EUCCC Business Confidence Survey 2015EUCCC: Foreign business is deeply concerned by the overly broad and vague definitions of the draft PRC National Security LawEUCCC comments on Draft Foreign NGO Management Law
CELAC Political declaration, Brussels declaration and action plan of the 2nd EU-CELAC summitEU boosts support for sustainable development in Latin America and the CaribbeanEU Council: EU–SICA high level meeting, 11 June 2015
MERCOSUR Mercosur – European Union Ministerial Meeting - Joint Communiqué
EU MEXICO SUMMIT EEAS: Factsheet EU-Mexico relations
JAPAN Outreach - State of play of the EU-Japan trade negotiations and update on the Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment
TTIP Agenda of the TTIP advisory group on 30 June 2015EP vote and debate on TTIP recommendations postponed: what’s next?EP In-Depth Analysis - TTIP Negotiations: Challenges and Opp…

EU LEGAL TRENDS - published 11 June 2015

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ANTITRUST Antitrust: EU Commission opens formal investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements
CORPORATE TAXATION S&D-Pressegespräch über Faire Unternehmensbesteuerung in Europa
MERGERS Mergers: European Commission clears acquisition of ADM's cocoa business by OlamMergers: Commission clears acquisition of RTI by Alcoa in titanium sectorMergers: Commission clears acquisition of International Flooring Systems by Mohawk Industries in wood panel and flooring products industries
CHOICE OF COURT Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: approval on behalf of the EU
LEGAL REVIEWS Study - Review Clauses in EU Legislation: A Rolling Check-List (Second edition)ANTI CORRUPTIONEP Briefing - Corruption — still a major problem in several Western Balkan countriesZanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica: the EU Council pays close attention to the FIFA corruption scandalEU Parliament calls for new interim FIFA presidentFIFA: Europe must pick up the torch of sports' integrity…

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