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EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 29 February 2016

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# UNECE UNECE - The Executive Secretary's Blog: Now is the time for more and smarter infrastructure investment # EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO Corina Crețu – “The EU Urban Agenda plays an important role in solving EU challenges” # EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGY Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič on "Energy Union – 1 year on" at the conference organised by Jacques Delors Institute # EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT EU Commission: DESI - How digital is your country? New figures show action needed to unlock Europe's potential EU Commission: A new comprehensive Digital Skills Indicator Requirements Specification For Urban Platforms Report (short version) is now available Connected & Automated Driving: Telecom & Automotive Industries Join Forces at Mobile World Congress 2016 # EU COMMISSION - DG MOVE DG Move: Study on access to in-vehicle data and resources # EU PARLIAMENT Briefing - EU Urban Agenda – State of play - EP THIN

EU AGENDA Telegram - published 27 February 2016

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# EU COMMISSION EU Commission Calendar 29 FEB - 6 MAR 2016 Monday 29 February 2016 Tuesday 1 March 2016 Wednesday 2 March 2016 Thursday 3 March 2016 Friday 4 March 2016 Saturday 5 March 2016 Sunday 6 March 2016 Outlook February Outlook March Outlook April Outlook May Outlook June # EU PARLIAMENT The Week Ahead: 29 Feb - 6 Mar 2016 Border management and European coast guard Women refugees and asylum seekers Press seminar on women refugees Emission inquiry committee constitutive meeting Ukraine week in the EP FYR of Macedonia Plenary preparations President's agenda Pre-session press briefing EU Parliament schedule by day Monday 29 Feb 2016 Tuesday 1 Mar 2016 Wednesday 2 Mar 2016 Thursday 3 Mar 2016 Friday 4 Mar 2016 Calendar of plenary sessions in 2016 approved by Conference of Presidents # EU COUNCIL Main topics and media events 29 Feb - 13 Mar 2016 Monday 29 Feb 2016 - Competitiveness Council Friday 4 Mar 2016 - Environment Council M

EU TRADE Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# TTIP DG Trade: 12th round of TTIP talks picks up the pace for a high standard deal Statement by the EU chief negotiator Ignacio García Bercero following the conclusion of the 12th TTIP negotiation round 12th Round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations – Video of the press conference Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: TTIP - 12. Verhandlungsrunde beendet Enge transatlantische Abstimmung - Auswärtiges Amt Österreichische AK Europa zur 12. TTIP-Verhandlungsrunde T&E: Keystone lawsuit shows TTIP’s threat to climate action BUND: TTIP gefährdet Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutz. Verhandlungen müssen gestoppt werden # CETA CETA im Sinne der Menschen gestalten – S&D/SPD # TURKEY Meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Turkey, 07/03/2016 EEAS: Statement by the spokesperson on the release of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül in Turkey # UKRAINE EP Interview with Pat Cox: "There is still an enormous appetite f

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# SME Draft opinion - How best to harness the job creation potential of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)? - Committee on Regional Development # INDUSTRY EU enforcement project reveals compliance over 99% on REACH authorisation ECEG successfully kick-started their sectoral debate on digitalisation # CIRCULAR ECONOMY Agenda of the Environment Council, 04/03/2016 # INNOVATION The 2016 European Social Innovation Competition is now open! # EMPLOYMENT In-Depth Analysis - Assessment of Youth Employment Initiative - EP THINKTANK # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION CORRIGENDUM to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2015)4394 final of 1 July 2015 on the classification of the reaction to fire performance of construction products pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council # EU COUNCIL St 14765 2015 Cor 1 3431st meeting of the Council of the European Union (COMPETITIVENESS (Internal Market, Industry, Resea

EU EURO Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# EUROPEAN SEMESTER European Semester 2016: EU Commission publishes Country Reports Eurofound: Role of the social partners in the European Semester # EURO AREA Briefing - Institutions and Bodies in the Economic and Monetary Union - EP THINKTANK ST 6509 2016 INIT - Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the economic policy of the euro area Gianni Pittella in Athens for meetings with Tsipras and centre-left party leaders EPC Discussion Paper: Financial assistance to Greece: Three programmes # CAPITAL MARKETS UNION Briefing - Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union - Prospectus Regulation: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment - EP THINKTANK # GOVERNMENT DEBT Bundesfinanzministerium: Internationale Schuldenstrategie, Umschuldungen # ISLAMIC FINANCE UK Research and analysis: Islamic Finance in UK # DG FISMA DG FISMA: February issue of newsletter is out! # EBA EBA publishes Opinion on macroprudential policy meas

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# REFUGEE CRISIS UN opens support 'hubs' to boost protection for families and children on move across Europe Council of Europe Conference on recognition of qualifications held by refugees EU Open Data Portal on Border Risk Analysis Eastern European Borders Annual Risk Analysis 2015 Western Balkans Annual Risk Analysis 2015 # UK SETTLEMENT In-Depth Analysis - The UK's 'new settlement' in the European Union: Renegotiation and referendum - EP THINKTANK EPC Policy Dialogue: The view from the continent: What people in other member states think about the UK referendum # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into ASL's acquisition of Arianespace Mergers: Commission approves Dentsply acquisition of dental equipment supplier Sirona, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Logos Australia and Logos China by Macquarie and Ivanhoe # TAXATION UK Policy paper: Country by country reporting – updated

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# ENERGY UNION EU Council: St 6354 2016 Init Energy Union: Employment and social dimension - Information from the Commission ENTSO-E’s response to the Energy Union Communication EESC: Evidence-informed policy-making: What's on the TEN Section's agenda? # ENERGY DIPLOMACY High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia from 29 February – 1 March EESC: External dimension of the EU's energy policy # RENEWABLES Updated DG Energy Call: Technical assistance concerning the reporting requirements on biofuels and bioliquids stemming from the Directive (EU) 2015/1513 # ENERGY REGULATION ENTSO-E position on the status of documents being issued by the IEC System Committee (SyC) on Smart Energy ENTSO-E: New TYNDP2014 Input Datasets available for download ENTSO-E: Call for submissions for the Renewable Grid Initiative "Good Practice of the Year" award Upcoming ENTSO-E Events Energy Community and ENTSO-E discuss

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 26 February 2016

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# DSM Preliminary trends of the consultation on geo-blocking and other geographically-based restrictions when shopping and accessing information in the EU DAE Blog: Measuring progress in Europe's digital economy # TSM BEREC tasks crucial importance for implementation of new net neutrality and roaming provisions # DATA PROTECTION Patrick Breyer, MdL Schleswig-Holstein und Themenbeauftragter der Piratenpartei für Datenschutz zum EU-Grundsatzprozess: Streit um das deutsche Verbot der Surfprotokollierung # CYBERSECURITY The NIS Directive and National CSIRTs – ENISA Cloud Data Security Services Just Got Easier to Build and Assess - Cloud Security Alliance # 5G International Telecommunication Union: IMT-2020 makes progress in developing 5G standard - Criteria refined for selection of 5G radio interface technologies # HPC European High Performance Computing Summit week # E-GOVERNMENT CEEP: Digital transformation, an existential question for public se

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