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IEU AGENDA Weekly Telegram 29 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # E U   C O M M I S S I O N ## EU Commission - Upcoming events 30 Oct 2016: Signature of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) 15 Nov 2016: President Juncker takes part in Citizens' Dialogue in St. Vith, Belgium 17 Nov 2016: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package ## EU Commission Calendar Monday 31 Oct 2016 Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 Thursday 3 Nov 2016 Friday 4 Nov 2016 Monday 7 Nov 2016 Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 Thursday 10 Nov 2016 Friday 11 Nov 2016 Saturday 12 Nov 2016 Outlook November Outlook December 2016 – No events published, so far. # E U    P A R L I A M E N T ## The Week Ahead 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2016 Refugees/Greece Refugees/Lebanon ## EU Parliament schedule by day Monday 31 Oct 2016 Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 Thursday 3 Nov 2016 Friday 4 Nov 2016 ## Calendar of EP plenary sessions 2016 & 2017 # E U

IEU FUNDING Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # BUDGET - STAFF CHANGES Statement on the Decision of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva to become Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank and to resign from the European Commission # CHARLEMAGNE YOUTH PRIZE 10th edition of Charlemagne Youth Prize open for applications # EFSI EFSI in Denmark: EIF and the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden) sign an agreement to finance agricultural businesses # ESIF Meetings with National Parliaments - Towards better spending in shared management - 08-11-2016 - Committee on Budgetary Control EU Commission Answer - Outstanding European funding - E-006634/2016 EU Commission Answer - Funding for eastern Aegean islands - E-006110/2016 # EU SOLIDARITY FUND EP Draft report - Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Germany - PE 592.448v01-00 - Committee on Budgets # HORIZON 2020 INEA: New projects to understand the Arctic region and its climate extremes EU Co

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # INDUSTRY EU Commission Answer - Technical textile sector in the EU - E-006792/2016 # EMPLOYMENT Migrant population characteristics- Second generation immigrants in the EU generally well integrated into the labour market… …and have high educational attainment Slovenia should boost efforts to help long-term unemployed, says OECD # INDICATORS Second quarter of 2016- Household real income per capita up in both the euro area and the EU28- Real consumption per capita stable in the euro area and up in the EU28 # EU REGISTERS ## EU COMMISSION Latest documents by DG EMPL Latest documents by DG GROW ## EU PARLIAMENT Motion for a resolution on the European social pillar and national competences - B8-2016-1114 ## EU COUNCIL ST 13339 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibili

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CONNECTIVITY EU Commission Answer - Development of next-generation broadband and LTE coverage - E-005691/2016 # TELECOM REVIEW Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung von BUGLAS und VATM: Förderung von Wettbewerb muss wichtigstes europäisches Regulierungsziel bleiben  # SKILLS 4.0 DG Grow: Bridging the digital skills gap DG Grow: Registration open for the high-level conference on ICT professionalism EU40: "New technologies, new skills, new jobs" debate # GEOBLOCKING ST 13787 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC - Presidency compromise # COPYRIGHT ST 12993 2016 INIT Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26

IEU TRADE Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CETA EU-Canada summit, Brussels, 30 Oct 2916 EU-Canada trade agreement: Council adopts decision to sign CETA EU Commission vodcast: Compilation of today's EC Midday press briefing Q&A on CETA UN RIGHTS EXPERT URGES STATES NOT TO SIGN THE ‘FLAWED’ CETA TREATY AND PUT IT TO REFERENDUM  Grüne zu CETA: Klare Kompetenzverteilung schließt die gesellschaftlichen Gräben in der Handelspoltik nicht # UKRAINE European Commission supports Ukraine on its reform path EU Commission Memo: Ukraine's reform achievements and the EU's support EU Commission vodcast: EC Midday press briefing of 28/10/2016 - FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Ukrainian agreement: Q&A EPC POLICY BRIEFING: EU-Ukraine relations: achievements and prospects # CYPRUS Remarks by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference with Ioannis Kassoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus # MIDDLE EAST Federica Mogherini to vis

IEU EURO Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ESMA & EBA EBA and ESMA consult on assessing the suitability of banks and investment firms members of the management body and key function holders EBA reviews its guidelines on internal governance Final Q&A by the EBA ESMA sets enforcement priorities for listed companies’ 2016 financial statements # MACRO-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE EU Commission Answer - Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) - P-006833/2016 # RISK CAPITAL Reviving risk capital: The proposal to amend EuVECA and EuSEF   - EU Legislation in Progress European Parliamentary Research Service  # SUSTAINABLE FINANCE EU Commission decision on the creation of a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance: Call for applications for the selection of members of the expert group # ECB ECB Speech  Benoît Cœuré: Monetary policy in a low-growth environment ECB Speech  Yves Mersch: Low interest rate environment – an economic, legal and social analysis ECB: Euro area econo

IEU LEGAL Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # STAFF CHANGES Statement on the Decision of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva to become Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank and to resign from the European Commission # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina Mergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Alteo ARC and Alufin by Imerys, subject to conditions Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Medical Depot Holdings by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice EU Commission Answer - Potential Wabtec-Faiveley merger: a threat to the European rail industry - P-006846/2016 Bundeskartellamt clears acquisition of Coop by Rewe subject to conditions # TAX TRANSPARENCY EU Commission Answer - Tax competition in the EU - E-006539/2016 EU Commission Answer - Intellectual property tax regimes in the EU - E-006701/2016 PANA Public Hearing on 14 November 9th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of In

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # REACH & REFIT EU Commission: Public Consultation in relation to the REACH REFIT evaluation # WATER MANAGEMENT Public consultation on policy options to set minimum quality requirements for reused water in the European Union EU Commission Answer - Monitoring of drinking water - E-006721/2016 ST 13773 2016 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Synthesis Report on the Quality of Drinking Water in the Union examining Member States' reports for the 2011-2013 period, foreseen under Article 13(5) of Directive 98/83/EC # GLYPHOSATE & GMO EU Commission Answer - Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts - E-006732/2016 Pesticide risk assessments could be made more realistic with ecological scenarios # ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EU Commission: Answer - Greater EU involvement in environmental protection - E-006347/2016 # FEED & FOOD NANOTECH Stocktaking and forecast of nanotechnology applic

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COP22 Events - COP 22 - 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - 7-18 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco # COMPENSATION BY VOLKSWAGEN EU Commission Answer - Compensation for EU customers after Dieselgate - E-006094/2016 # EU ETS Poland: Important discussion between MEPs and EURELECTRIC about EU ETS reform – with participation of Maciej Burny, PEA secretary Climate change policy and trans-boundary environmental issues post-Brexit explored by Committee - UK Parliament  # MARITIME EMISSIONS IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement Ban welcomes steps by UN maritime agency to limit carbon emissions from international shipping EU Commission welcomes progress at international level to tackle maritime emissions Verband Deutscher Reeder: IMO setzt erneut Meilensteine für den Klimaschutz in der Seeschifffahrt EU Commission An

IEU ENERGY Telegram 28 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ENERGY UNION Gas markets: EU Commission reinforces market conditions in revised exemption decision on OPAL pipeline EU Commission vodcast: EC Midday press briefing of 28/10/2016 - COMPETITION - Opal pipeline / Gazprom: Q&A EU Commission Answer - Environmental impact of the Trans Adriatic pipeline - E-006801/2016 Energy markets must attract investors to reach EU climate and energy goals Speech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at Eurelectric event: Getting the Energy Union Right EURELECTRIC: Letter to Vice-President Šefčovič on the Winter Package Polish voice on the Energy Union during EURELECTRIC’s conference on Winter Package # ENERGY REGULATION Deutsche Übertragungsnetzbetreiber sollen Engpassbewirtschaftung an der deutsch-österreichischen Grenze einführen BDEW zur Einführung eines Engpassmanagements zwischen Deutschland und Österreich ENTSOG: Invitation to 3rd Workshop on Interoperability Network Code regarding Gas Quality ENTSOG

IEU FUNDING Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EASI EU Commission: EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs # DG GROW DG Growth: Four social innovators win €200,000 in 2016 European Social Innovation Competition # ESIF Italy: Cohesion Policy co-finances the purchase of two patrol ships for rescue operations at sea # EUREKA Progressing on an international scale – EU and EUREKA # HORIZON 2020 Summary of the Personalised Medicine Conference 2016 (1-2 June, Brussels) - Horizon 2020 Horizon Magazine: Disease-testing revolution promises dramatic reduction in cancer, heart deaths # ERC How migration affects children # DG RESEARCH New EU-Canada initiative to encourage cooperation between top scientists Science diplomacy as a driver of excellence - Carlos Moedas - European Commission New agreement: Canadian researchers to join ERC teams in Europe Research Headlines - Nano-sized protein particles promise healthy food revolution Ev

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # INDUSTRY Slovak EU Presidency: 'Bratislava Agenda' – a new impetus for European industry Digitising European Industry Working Groups Weight of economic activities- EU Industry accounts for just over 19% of total gross value added and 15% of employment- Declining weight over last twenty years # SME EU Commission: EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs Workshops - Workshop on Collaborative economy on 8 November AM - 08-11-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection "Increasing the Innovation Capacity of European SME" # EMPLOYMENT DG EMPL: EU labour market developments report: stronger job creation # EU REGISTERS ## EU COUNCIL CM 4579 2016 INIT HIGH LEVEL WORKING GROUP ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH *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 iss

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 27 Oct 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ICT RESEARCH DG Connect: 6th EU-Japan Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation # INDUSTRY 4.0 Digitising European Industry Working Groups # GEOBLOCKING EP Draft opinion - Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market - PE 592.366v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education Geoblocking on Draft agenda - Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - Thursday, 10 November 2016 - PE 592.431v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy cep: Einladung zum Hintergrundgespräch „Geoblocking“ # NET NEUTRALITY Norwegian Communications Authority: European Net Neutrality – Regulation and guidelines # CONNECTIVITY B-DAY: Going Giga Conference, 14-15 Nov in Brussels ifo Institut steht skeptisch zum forcierten Ausbau des schnellen Internets in Deutschland  # SPECTRUM Bedrohung für Deutschland und Bundesländer konkretisiert sic

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