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IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 July 2016

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# EU AID Facility for Refugees in Turkey: over €1.4 billion in support of education and health for Syrian refugees South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens # EIB Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II EIB and Castilla y León Regional Government sign a EUR 130m loan to drive economic growth, competitiveness and jobs in the region EIB: Financing SMEs to drive economic growth EIB: JASPERS Annual Report 2015 # HORIZON 2020 Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €90 million in 65 innovative businesses # DG RTD Public should be at heart of 21st-century science – Commissioner Moedas Research Headlines - A user-centred approach to balancing renewable energy supply and demand Events - 1st International Conference on ESIHISE 2016 - 11-12 October 2016, Venice, Italy # DG GROW Updated - Service Contract: Galileo emergency warning service Service Contract: EGNOS maritime safet

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 July 2016

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# SME Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €90 million in 65 innovative businesses EIB: Financing SMEs to drive economic growth # INNOVATION Public should be at heart of 21st-century science – Commissioner Moedas DG Research Events - International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing - 20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal Zypries eröffnet die erste Mittelstand 4.0-Regionalkonferenz UK: Research and analysis: Research Excellence Framework review: summary of views # SINGLE MARKET Fibre labelling Polyacrylate - Toyobo - Final Report # INDICATORS First quarter of 2016-Household real income per capita up in the euro area and in the EU28-Real consumption per capita also up in both zones # EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement notifié par la Slovénie

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 July 2016

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# DATA PROTECTION CNIL: Jeux sur votre smartphone : quand c’est gratuit … # E-COMMERCE Urteil des Gerichtshofs der EU in der Rechtssache C-191/15 Verein für Konsumenteninformation / Amazon   zur Prüfung der Missbräuchlichkeit von AGB-Klauseln in Online-Kaufverträgen # ROBOTICS Deutsche Telekom: Video-interview with Ken Goldberg, Professor of Robotics at the University of California, Berkeley # FET Analysis of the FET Proactive consultation for the preparation of FET work programme 2018-2020 # E-HEALTH EU and US strengthen their collaboration on eHealth IT Contributions on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT Synopsis report on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT # MEDIA FREEDOM FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: UN AND OSCE EXPERTS DEPLORE CRACKDOWN ON JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA OUTLETS IN TURKEY # SPECTRUM RD436 - ETNO Response to the RSPG consultation on

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 July 2016

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# VIETNAM EU Roadmap: Commission proposal for Council Decision on Signature of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement # TTIP TABC Briefs Members on the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) # RUSSIA EP General documents - Statements: Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee # UKRAINE Next meeting - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee # TURKEY UN and OSCE experts condemn Turkey’s crackdown on media # TRADE LIBERALIZATION CGE-Based Methods to Measure the Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty - DIW # WTO WTO launches new Accessions Intelligence Portal WTO: Peru, Saudi Arabia ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement # EU REGISTERS # EU COMMISSION Proposition conjointe de décision du Conseil relative à la conclusion, au nom de l’Union européenne, de l’accord-cadre de partenariat et de coopération entre l’Union européenne et le gouvernement de la Malaisie Proposition conjointe de décision du Conseil r

IEU EURO Telegram 28 July 2016

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# STABILITY & GROWTH PACT EP Publications - European Semester : Stability and Growth Pact - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Involvement of independent fiscal bodies in the 2014-16 Stability and Convergence Programmes – July 2016 Thematic overview: Member States whose 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans were assessed to be "at risk of non-compliance" with the Stability and Growth Pact - 3 June 2016 Comparison of key figures in the 2016 Stability Programmes and European Commission spring 2016 forecast - 31 May 2016 Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact (July 2016) Overview on European Commission opinions on 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans - 27 November 2015 Comparison of key figures in the 2015 Stability Programmes and European Commission Spring 2015 forecast - 9 June 2015 Key features of 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBP) - 6 November 2015 An Overview of the Stability and Growth Pact - 18 December 2015 Coordination and Surveillance of Budgetary Policies

IEU LEGAL Telegram 28 July 2016

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# BREXIT EC Midday press briefing of 28/07/2016 - BREXIT - Michel Barnier, European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator: Q&A The Guardian: Scottish farms face losing millions in subsidy after Brexit Deutsche Bank Research: Social security system coordination after Brexit: Free movement provides for more than the right to work in partner countries # TAXATION OECD releases discussion draft on approaches to address BEPS involving interest in the banking and insurance sectors # EU SECURITY AGENDA EP Report - Combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism - A8-0228/2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs # STATE AID State aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese Guarantee Scheme on European Investment Bank lending # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Termica Milazzo by ENI and Kuwait Petroleum Hersteller von Glasfaservliesstoffen nehmen Fusionsanmel

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 July 2016

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# WFD Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) — lack of evidence for Eastern European countries - EU Science for Environment Policy # ASBESTOS Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed - Science for Environment Policy # PETROL EMISSIONS EU Roadmap: REFIT evaluation of Directive 2009/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations EU Roadmap: REFIT evaluation of Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations # SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DG Research Events - European Union and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects - 19-21 October 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France # ROTTERDAM CONVENTION Documents available for Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC.12) - Rotterdam C

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 28 July 2016

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# CLIMATE FRAMEWORK COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on evaluating the implementation of Decision No. 406/2009/EC pursuant to its Article 14 (Add1) St 11522 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Accelerating Europe's transition to a low-carbon economy Communication accompanying measures under the Energy Union Framework Strategy: legislative proposal on binding annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 St 11483 2016 Add 2 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris

IEU ENERGY Telegram 28 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNION Latest map of key EU cross-border energy infrastructure projects published IEA: Transport, industry and flexibility are the greatest challenges in achieving a carbon-neutral Nordic energy system # ENERGY REGULATION Joint statement by Europex, Efet and Eurelectric on Demand-Side Response # ENERGY EFFICIENCY St 10873 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU - Outcome of the European Parliament's proceedings (Strasbourg, 4 to 7 July 2016) A new digital Energy Label - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) # RENEWABLES IEA: Renewable energy continuing to increase market share Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II EIB project: HYDRO AND WIND POWER IN STYRIA Improving the Sustainability of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME – Biodiesel) Research Headlin

IEU FUNDING Telegram 27 July 2016

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# EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: €50 million for Italian SMEs # DG CNECT Call for proposals to develop an online tool enabling the tracking of language versions of films Call for expressions of interest: Experts in digital content production and management Call for proposal to try out innovative strategies to enhance the circulation of European TV content throughout Europe # DG RTD Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework - 31 October 2016, Central London, United Kingdom European Union and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects - 19-21 October 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing - 20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal The Power of Programming 2016 - Developmental Origins of Adiposity and Long-term Health - 13-15 October 2016, Munich, Germany Climate Change 2016 - 10-11 October 2016, London, United Kingdom Deep decarbonization for staying well below 2°C - 24 October 2016 Fair and Sustainab

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 27 July 2016

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# EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: €50 million for Italian SMEs # INNOVATION Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework - 31 October 2016, Central London, United Kingdom # EMPLOYMENT EP Workshop - Skills Developments and Employability: New Skills Agenda for Europe - 08-09-2016 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs # SME Study on the potential of servitisation and other forms of product-service provision for EU SMEs Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. You can buy the full version of this issue here. To ask for a weekly trial of this monitoring mail -- sent directly to your mailbox on the day of publication -- please  contact us (opens e-mail programme).

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 27 July 2016

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# CYBER SECURITY EU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) # DATA PROTECTION EU Commissioner Věra Jourová opens first workshop on implementing the new EU data protection rules Cookies : la CNIL étend ses contrôles au-delà des éditeurs de sites - CNIL # COPYRIGHT Jeff  Jarvis: Finding copyright peace between platforms and publishers - Günther Oettinger's blog Call for proposals to develop an online tool enabling the tracking of language versions of films Call for expressions of interest: Experts in digital content production and management Call for proposal to try out innovative strategies to enhance the circulation of European TV content throughout Europe # E-COMMERCE Inclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward # MEDIA ANTITRUST Bundeskartellamt verhängt Bußgelder gegen Fernsehstudiobetreiber # STAFF CHANGES European Commission appoints f

IEU TRADE Telegram 27 July 2016

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# G20 G20 summit, Hangzhou, China, 4-5 September 2016 # TISA DG Trade: Report of the 19th TiSA negotiation round # TTIP & CETA EP Thinktank;: At a Glance - TTIP and Labour Standards - PE 587.292 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EP Thinktank: At a Glance - TTIP and Jobs - PE 587.293 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs ifo Economists Panel for July 2016: Germany Economists Favour Free Trade Agreements TTIP and CETA # TURKEY High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu # CUSTOMS ST 11435 2016 INIT Council Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 of 17 December 2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1344/2011 # WTO General Council: Argentina & Uruguay submit bids to host 11th WTO Ministerial Conference # UNCITRAL UNCITRAL meeting schedule 2016-2017 # EU REGISTERS # EU PARLIAMENT Gener

IEU EURO Telegram 27 July 2016

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# DEFICIT PROCEDURES EU Commission: Stability and Growth Pact: fiscal proposals for Spain and Portugal Memo on Stability and Growth Pact: Spain and Portugal EU Commission Documents on Portugal and Spain (PDFs) Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION giving notice to Portugal to take measures for the deficit reduction judged necessary in order to remedy the situation of excessive deficit Recommendation for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION imposing a fine on Portugal for failure to take effective action to address an excessive deficit Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION giving notice to Spain to take measures for the deficit reduction judged necessary in order to remedy the situation of excessive deficit Recommendation for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION imposing a fine on Spain for failure to take effective action to address an excessive deficit Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Commission's fiscal proposals for Spain and Portugal Propos introductifs du Commi

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