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IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EIB European Commission and EIB present guidance paper on the Eurostat treatment of PPPs Launch of the EPEC-Eurostat Guide to the Statistical Treatment of Public-Private Partnerships # EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: 450 businesses in Lithuania to benefit from EFSI agreement between EIF and Šiaulių banka # ESIF La Commissaire Crețu en Roumanie: accroitre le potentiel des régions moins développées Amendments 1 - 249 - Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds: an evaluation of the report under Article 16(3) of the CPR - PE 589.248v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development Amendments 59 - 263 - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 589.217v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel: Bessere Förderbedingungen für EXIST (ESF) Deutschland und Österreich legen gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine besse

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COMPETITIVENESS Main results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 29 Sept 2016 Competitiveness Council (Internal Market and Industry) - Press conference Slovak Presidency and European Commission Commissioners Bieńkowska and Jourová at European Consumer Organisation conference on the car sector # INNOVATION European Innovation Council - Commission invites top innovators to help shape a new European Innovation Council International Network for Government Science Advice Conference - Speech by Carlos Moedas DG Grow: 10 Finalists with ideas to help refugees and migrants selected in European Social Innovation Competition # SINGLE MARKET Services: EU Commission urges CROATIA to remove discriminatory restrictions on fishing licences Public procurement: EU Commission calls on SLOVAKIA to adhere to EU rules Free movement of professionals: EU Commission urges Member States to transpose EU rules on recognition of professional qualifications

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM EU Commission: Launch of the Scaleup Manifesto at the Digital Assembly 2016 Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: "Europe should not be afraid of data" Digital Assembly in Bratislava: "Putting the Digital Single Market at the heart of Europe" - blog post by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger Rencontre du Président Juncker à Berlin avec la Chancelière Merkel, le Président Hollande, et des dirigeants d’entreprises sur le numérique Pinterest zieht mit Europa-Geschäft nach Irland # E-GOVERNMENT Digital Champions Bratislava statement on eGovernment # CONNECTIVITY Digital Single Market: Commission urges 19 Member States to implement cost reduction rules that will help deploy more broadband # SPECTRUM UK Ofcom Policy for the DECT guard band # E-COMMERCE UK CMA launches study into digital comparison tools # DATA PROTECTION Big Data and Compet

IEU TRADE Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DUAL USE St 12394 2016 Init Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 of 27 June 2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment SPD: Anti-Folter-Verordnung - Verbreitung neuartiger Güter stoppen # CETA, TTIP & TPP TTIP – Car Safety Analysis in the EU and US in relation to US and EU Regulatory Standards on Crash Testing Relations with USA  Einladung EBD De-Briefing Europäische Handelspolitik am 18. Oktober 2016 WKÖ-Vizepräsident Roth in Brüssel zu CETA: Sachargumente und Vernunft vor Populismus  Reinforcing the U.S. Role as a Global Leader Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership - U.S. DipNote # CUSTOMS Budget: three Member States referred to Court for loss of customs duties due as EU budget revenue # CHINA COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1731 of 28 September 2016 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and coll

IEU EURO Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CAPITAL MARKETS UNION Single Market: Commission sends reasoned opinion to AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA and SWEDEN regarding their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties Deutsche Bank Research: Start-ups and their financing in Europe: Out of the woods with Capital Markets Union # ESMA ESMA consults on future rules for financial benchmarks # EUROZONE Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2016 priorities - PE 585.720v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education # ECB ECB: CON/2016/47 Opinion on amendments to the Law on Latvijas Banka reducing the number of members of the Council of Latvijas Banka # IRELAND IMF Country Report No. 16/311: Ireland: Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note--Insurance Sector and Update on the Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles IMF Country Report No. 16/312: Ireland: Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technica

IEU LEGAL Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # INFRINGEMENTS EU Commission: September infringements' package: key decisions 1. Budget and Human Resources 2. Digital Single Market 3. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility 4. Energy 5. Environment 6. Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union 7. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 8. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship 9. Mobility and Transport 10. Taxation and Customs Union # TAXATION Draft agenda - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - PE 589.445v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion # SOCIAL RIGHTS European Pillar of Social Rights for a more social Europe - European Parliamentary Research Service # EU OMBUDSMAN The European Commission’s failure to reply to the complainant’s correspondence concerning an alleged fraud com

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # GLYPHOSATE Glyphosate: EFSA to share raw data EFSA commits to disclosing glyphosate raw data to CEO and Green MEPs - Corporate Europe Observatory # WASTE WATER Reasoned opinions Waste water: Commission urges IRELAND to improve the collection and treatment of waste water # WATER Reasoned opinions Water: Commission requests BULGARIA and SLOVAKIA to tackle water pollution caused by nitrates # NATURE Reasoned opinions Nature directives: Commission calls on GREECE to tackle the illegal poisoning of birds # MARINE PROTECTION EU Commission refers the UNITED KINGDOM to the Court over its failure to protect marine species # EU REGISTERS # EFSA Glyphosate: EFSA to share raw data Draft GM plant allergenicity guidance to be presented to stakeholders Development, organisation and delivery of training activities under the EFSA European food risk assessment fellowship programme (OC/EFSA/AFSCO/2016/02) - 6 October 2016 Applicabilit

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COP22 UN officials optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s end Giovanni La Via on Paris climate agreement: “We are working to secure a swift entry into force” EP Interview ST 12408 2016 INIT 3486th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment) ST 12688 2016 INIT Draft Council conclusions on the preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings in Marrakech (7 - 18 November 2016) - Adoption Motion for a resolution on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22) - B8-2016-1043 S&Ds call on the Council to ratify the COP 21 climate agreement SPD: Blockaden gegen historisches Pariser Klimaabkommen lösen Paris Agreement ratification - Now it's time to deliver - Greens / EFA Designing a framework for bottom-up climate action - EESC conference Frankreich unterstützt regionales Klimaschutzbündnis U

IEU ENERGY Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ENERGY UNION Speech of Vice-President Šefčovič at FEPS event “The new social contract: A fair transition” – Launch of the report and discussion Reasoned opinion - Internal Energy Market: Commission urges SPAIN to fully comply with the Third Energy Package Opinion - Establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU - PE 583.920v02-00 - Committee on International Trade Energy Community: Serbian Energy Minister Antić opens 8th Oil Forum ST 12421 2016 INIT Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on amending the Treaty establishing the Energy Community Eurelectric: The 2016 International Electricity Summit in Sintra - Closing Statement # ENERGY REGULATION CEER’s quality of supply benchmarking report recommends automatic compensation to network use

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # MFF & BUDGET MEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts: more funds for migration, jobs, youth EU budget 2017 – Budget Committee of the European Parliament approves ECR’s proposal to support victims of terrorism # EUROPEAID Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health Preventing violent extremism- Leaders telling a different story # EFSI EU Commission Answer - The European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the EU Investment Project Portal (EIPP) - E-006116/2016 EU Commission: Answer - Universities and EFSI funding - E-006124/2016 CAN Europe: Juncker investment plan: deep reforms necessary for sustainable future # ESIF EU Commission: Answer - Consultancy services for EU-funded projects - E-006068/2016 Explore interregional cooperation benefits with Interreg Europe  EPP Group to debate future of cohesion policy in Bucharest # HORIZON2020 Updated: Events - S

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # INNOVATION EU Commission: Science and policymaking – towards a new dialogue Wirtschaft, Technologie, Digitale Infrastruktur: Industrie 4.0 - Analysen und Gutachten der Wissenschaftlichen Dienste # ENTREPRENEURSHIP OECD on ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Green shoots of recovery in entrepreneurship beginning to appear # COMPETITIVENESS WV Stahl: Für die Zukunft der Stahlindustrie in Europa – EU Wettbewerbsrat muss klare Perspektiven liefern # SINGLE MARKET Draft agenda - Monday, 10 October 2016 - Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - PE 589.436v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Goods are services in boxes: European retail and wholesaale call for a trade policy response to “servicification” # SME EU Commission Answer - Cutting red tape for start-ups - E-006125/2016 EU Commission Answer - Implementing the EU's COSME programme on SME competitiveness - E-005959/2016 SME Instrument Innovators Summit kicks off in two w

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM EU Commission Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger at the European Digital Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia The Digital Revolution and the Future of Work: Policies and Politics - Results of the Roundtable on September 15, 2016 # CLOUD EESC: The European Cloud Initiative – Sharing innovation to boost growth # AVMS-D Documentation of a Hearings - The Audiovisual Media Services Directive Review - 26-09-2016 - Committee on Culture and Education # EU MEDIA EU Commission Answer - Strategy to develop more popular media with a European perspective - E-005744/2016 # M-HEALTH Hearings - Towards an mHealth Framework for Europe - 13-10-2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # DATA PROTECTION Irish Data Protection Commissioner: Explanatory memo on litigation involving Facebook and Maximilian Schrems EDRi: Freedom to be different: How to defend y

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 Sept 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DUAL USE EU Commission proposes to modernise and strengthen controls on exports of dual-use items Text of the Commission's proposal, including the Annexes EU export control regime Executive summary of the Impact Assessment TRADE (DG Trade) Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (recast) COM(2016)616/F1 MAIN (PART 1) - ANNEX 1 (PART 1) - PDF (other languages) - Send your feedback Digitaleurope: EC export control review extends existing rules too far and risks putting European firms at a competitive disadvantage # CETA EU Parliament: Oral question - CETA and Germany's additional demands - O-2016-000116 # EGA EU Commission Answer - Coverage of the future Environmental Goods Agreement - E-005824/2016 # GATS Goods are services in boxes: European retail and wholesale

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