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IEU FUNDING Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ESIF EP Draft opinion - The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy - PE 595.760v01-00 - Committee on Budgets EP Draft report - The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy - PE 595.766v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development # EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: the EU and the Greek Government launch a new €260 million equity Fund-of-Funds # DG RTD Success Stories - A fresh splash for Aquaculture Research Headlines - Embracing the darkness beyond standard physics # HORIZON 2020 International Cooperation - Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU Events - H2020 European Health Brokerage Event – Zagreb 2017 - 19 January 2017, Zagreb (Croatia) # JRC EU JRC: Controlling heavy metals in seafood and feed products # LIFE Bulgarian lesser kestrel LIFE project wins natio

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # INDUSTRY 4.0 From Brussels over Essen to Rome: a European journey towards the digitisation of industry - The Digital Single Market Blog EP Draft report - Digitising European industry - PE 595.761v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # INNOVATION International Cooperation - Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU # FRANCHISING EP Draft opinion - The functioning of franchising in the retail sector - PE 595.762v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs # SINGLE MARKET European Consumer Day 2017 - European Economic and Social Committee  # SERVICES DG Grow: Study on the impact of liberalisation of access to certain professions on the quality of services provided # EU COUNCIL BRIEFS  ST 15600 2016 INIT  Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM DG CNECT: 2016 - A busy year for the Digital Single Market (overview of ongoing and upcoming issues) Objective 2017: more investments in digital - The Digital Single Market Blog Digital is the new normal - Blog post by Günther Oettinger # INDUSTRY 4.0 From Brussels over Essen to Rome: a European journey towards the digitisation of industry - The Digital Single Market Blog EP Draft report - Digitising European industry - PE 595.761v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # COPYRIGHT EP Draft opinion - Permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society - PE 595.579v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education EP Draft opinion - Cross-border exchange between the U

IEU TRADE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CUSTOMS UNION ST 12556 2016 INIT Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (recast) ST 15429 2016 INIT Handbook for the Naples II Convention on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations (OJ C 24 of 23.1.1998, p. 1) - Part II: National fact sheets # SWITZERLAND European Commission welcomes progress in relations between the European Union and Switzerland # TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS U.S. Trade Department: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces 2016 National Export Strategy # EU COUNCIL BRIEFS ST 15442 2016 INIT Recommendationfor the Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations for the conclusion of an Agreement between the EU and the People's Republic of China on the facilitation of the issuance of short-stay visas (VFA) ST 15565 2016 INIT ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision on

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # SUSTAINABLE FINANCE European Commission appoints members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance # FINTECH EP Draft opinion - FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector - PE 595.754v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # EBA EBA recommends retaining risk-sensitive framework for banks regulatory capital # ESMA ESMA identifies areas for improvement in EU CCP supervision Library document - Peer Review on CCPs' Margin and Collateral requirements Library document - 2016-1617 Comment Letter to EFRAG IFRS 16 Preliminary Consultation # BANKING UNION ECB Banking Supervision: List of supervised entities (as of 15 November 2016 - December update) ECB Banking Supervision: Introduction to the list of significant supervised entities and the list of less significant institutions # ECB Latest ECB letters to MEPs Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supe

IEU LEGAL Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # MALTESE EU PRESIDENCY CM 5259 2016 INIT Presentation of the Maltese Presidency's programme (A.M. only) The EESC priorities during the Maltese presidency - January – June 2017 # OPEN CONSULTATIONS Overview of open EU Commission Consultations # TAXATION OECD: Over 1300 relationships now in place to automatically exchange information between tax authorities OECD: Limiting Base Erosion Involving Interest Deductions and Other Financial Payment, Action 4 - 2016 Update Missions - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to United Kingdom - 09-02-2017 Missions - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Malta - 20-02-2017 Invitation letters to PANA Hearings - 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 # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Allegro and Ceneo by Permira and Cin

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # UNFCCC Latest European summary reports by th-e UNFCCC # CLIMATE FINANCE Small States Confront Big Challenges with Natural Disasters and Climate Change iMFdirect – The IMF Blog  # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS EP Hearings of Member States Representatives from Slovakia and Italy - 12-01-2017 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector EP Publications - Other Official Letters - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector EP Publications - Evidence : Replies to additional EMIS Questions from experts/witnesses - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector # EU COUNCIL BRIEFS CM 5175 2016 INIT WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION (Motor Vehicles) *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 monitor

IEU ENERGY Telegram 22 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # RUSSIA Russian Government: Russia’s Energy Strategy to 2035 # ENERGY REGULATION CEER: Safeguarding the independence of Europe's energy regulators ENTSO-E: Annual Work Programme for 2017 released # RENEWABLES UNECE: Ukraine is exploring ways to develop sustainable energy # FUSION ENERGY F4E develops Alarm Survey System for ITER *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 fill in this form .

IEU FUNDING Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ESIF Urban Innovative Actions: call for experts Have your say in the public consultation on the Smart Specialisation approach for growth and jobs in Europe Financial instruments in cohesion policy - European Parliamentary Research Service  # EFSI #investEU – EUR 50 million EIB loan for Polish dairy cooperative Mlekpol # EIB EIB and Intesa Sanpaolo: more than EUR 1 billion for Italian SMEs EIB continues to support investments improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Bucharest’s Sector 6 # DG RTD Research Headlines - A FEAT of earthquake research Events - 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (27-28/03/2017) will focus on sustainable transport and CCSU - 27-28 March 2017, London, United Kingdom 3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference 2017 - 16-18 May 2017, Prague, Czech Republic # HORIZON 2020 New Horizon 2020 robotics projects from 2016 Horizon Magazine: ‘Body-on-a-chip’ set to accelerate drug dis

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # SME EU Commission Answer - SMEs' access to bank loans - E-005391/2016 EIB and Intesa Sanpaolo: more than EUR 1 billion for Italian SMEs EIB continues to support investments improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Bucharest’s Sector 6 # EU COMMISSION BRIEFS  ## DG GROW COMMISSION DECISION on funding for the pilot-project on "Sharing Economy Startup Initiative — Financing the future of European entrepreneurship" of the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs for the year 2016 # EU PARLIAMENT BRIEFS  Amendments 1 - 22 - The functioning of franchising in the retail sector - PE 595.459v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Amendments 1 - 108 - Working conditions and precarious employment - PE 595.586v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development *Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring co

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # DSM EU Commission President Juncker temporarily assigns the Digital Economy and Society portfolio to Vice-President Andrus Ansip EP Subject files - Exchange of views with Commissioner Günther Oettinger - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on Legal Affairs Innovative entrepreneurship in the digital era: the future will be open and disruptive CEEP-EuroChambres event “Creating Inclusive Digital Eco-systems” Digital regulation Forum 2017: 28-29 March in London - Broadband 4 Europe UNCTAD - New survey on trade in digital services expected to fill data void # GEO-BLOCKING EP Draft report - Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market - PE 595.745v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # ROAMING EP Report - Rules for wholesale roaming markets - A8-0372/2016 -

IEU TRADE Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CUSTOMS UNION EU Commission sets out the strategic way forward for the EU's Customs Union EU Commission proposes to modernise the Customs Union with Turkey # ISDS DG Trade: Questionnaire on options for a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution # TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS Visa reciprocity with the US and Canada: EU Commission reports on recent developments DG Trade: Transatlantic Economic Council Facilitators' Report to Stakeholders DG Trade: EU-US trade in your town EU Commission Answer - Free trade agreement between the EU and the USA - E-006440/2016 EU Commission Answer - TTIP and protection of controlled designations of origin - E-007248/2016 # CETA EP Draft report - Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part - PE 595.740v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs EU Commission Answer - CETA as a mixed agreement - E-00686

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ESMA ESMA proposes new digital format for issuers’ financial reporting # BANKING UNION EBF What's On for 2017 - key events on Europe's banking calendar CEPS: A radical cure for Italy’s banking problems: A combination of good banks and soft bail-in # EBA EBA to run its next EU-wide stress test in 2018 EBA sees considerable improvement in the average LCR across EU banks # EIOPA EIOPA Publishes an Opinion on Disclosure of Information related to the Use of Transitional Measures in the Calculation of Technical Provisions # EMU EP Report - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - A8-0374/2016 - Committee on Regional Development # ECB ECB/2016/35 Decision (EU) 2016/2247 of the ECB of 3 November 2016 on the annual accounts of the ECB ECB/2016/36 Decision (EU) 2016/2248 of the ECB of 3 November 2016 on the allocation of monetary income of the national central banks of Me

IEU LEGAL Telegram 21 Dec 2016

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Our telegram headlines today*: # RULE OF LAW Rule of Law: EU Commission discusses latest developments and issues complementary Recommendation to Poland EC press conference by First Vice-President Frans TIMMERMANS - Rule of law in Poland Q&A: EU Commission Recommendation regarding the Rule of Law in Poland ALDE on Constitutional crisis in Poland: European Commission must move from dialogue to action  # STATE AID The CJEU states that the General Court of the EU erred in law in setting aside a Commission decision declaring a Spanish tax scheme incompatible with the internal market State aid: Commission welcomes Court judgment in Spanish Goodwill cases Inoffizieller Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil zum Beihilfeprüfverfahren Flughafen Lübeck # MERGERS Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of NETTIT by BANKIA and EVERIS Concentrations: la Commission approuve l'acquisition du contrôle exclusif

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