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EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - published 30 January 2016

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# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCYDutch EU Presidency discussion paper Smart industrySpeech by Dutch minister Kamp: Download "Speech minister Kamp"# EU COMMISSIONWorld Economic Forum: Will Europe lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution? - Europe has a tremendous advantage in the new global digital economy, says EU Commission Vice President Maroš ŠefčovičHealth and lifestyle: how digital tech can improve how we live - Blog post by EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip# EU COMMISSION - JRCEU JRC: The Urban Development Network tests the smart specialisation methodologyTowards a science and technology roadmap for disaster risk reductionKey enabling technologies foster economic growth, especially in low-tech EU regions# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVESmart cities: Commission gives a push to electric mobility and smart mobility servicesOngoing Call for Tender by DG Move: Study on access to in-vehicle data and resources# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIODG Regio: EU Urban Policy presented at World Cities clos…

EU AGENDA Weekly Telegram - published 30 January 2016

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# EU COMMISSIONEU Commission Calendar 1 - 7 Feb 2016Monday 1 February 2016Tuesday 2 February 2016Wednesday 3 February 2016Thursday 4 February 2016Friday 5 February 2016Saturday 6 February 2016Sunday 7 February 2016Outlook FebruaryOutlook MarchOutlook AprilOutlook MayOutlook June# EU PARLIAMENTThe Week Ahead: 1 - 7 Feb 2016Debate on refugees, border checks and the future of SchengenPre-summit debate: migration and UK’s EU referendumEU Commission to present corporate tax proposalsMEPs set to quiz ECB President Mario Draghi in plenary debate on MondayParliament to set out its demands for trade in services deal (TiSA)Vote on objection to new diesel car emission limits“Market economy” status for China: what will the EU do?New €3bn Refugee Facility in Turkey: questions on fundingMEPs to call for zero tolerance of violence against womenEstonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to address ParliamentNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to address ParliamentEuropean platform to tackle undecl…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

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# POST COP21UNFCCC: Bringing the Paris Agreement into Force - Next Steps and National Climate PlansUNFCCC - Full library record: Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015. Part one: ProceedingSecretary-General Appoints Janos Pasztor of Hungary Senior Adviser to Secretary-General on Climate ChangeParis Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviserAccord de Paris : Laurence Tubiana nommée championne du climatCERES: Paris Climate Deal Seen Costing $12.1 Trillion Over 25 Years# EU ARCTIC POLICYEU Commission Roadmap: Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council on EU Arctic Policy - EEAS - Communication (outside CWP) - Impact assessment planned : No# CLIMATE FINANCESommet des investisseurs sur le risque climatique à New York : Ségolène Royal appelle à entrer dans une économie bas carbone# ETSCefic debates potential of ETS to deliver on low carbon futureCarbon P…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 29 January 2016

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# ENERGY SECURITYUkrainian Finance Ministry welcomes adoption of law enabling Ukraine to use long-term loan facility provided by international financial organizations for gas purchase# ENERGY UNIONUpdated: Energy Union diplomacy: EU and Turkey strengthen energy tiesEESC: Launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design - Lutz Ribbe, about the EESC opinion TEN/577# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy Efficiency Review – EDSO response to EC consultationEESC Opinion on energy efficiency labelling - Rapporteur: Mr Fatovic - European Economic and Social CommitteeUkraine: Vice Prime Minister has presented for investors a model of Energy Efficiency FundUkrainian Ministry of Finance welcomes ratification of agreement with German Government related to project "Municipal climate protection programme ІІ"# GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITIONZwist über Stromnetze in kommunaler Hand - Bundestagsbericht über die Debatte zur Rekommunalisierung von Energienetzen am 29. Januar 2016.Koalition …

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 29 January 2016

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# PROCUREMENTEuropean Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countries# TAXATIONEPP on Corporate Tax PackageCorporate tax & Google - Letter from Greens/EFA to Commissioner VestagerBundesarbeiterkammer Österreich: Kommission legt im Kampf gegen Steuerdumping nachFTI Consulting Snapshot: Tax - is Europe leading by example?# REFITEU Commission on Official launch of REFIT Platform: New approach brings together stakeholders for better regulation and better results# UNDECLARED WORKEP Plenary vote on Prevention and deterrence of undeclared workBriefing - Undeclared work in the EU - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANKBriefing - European Platform for tackling undeclared work - 28-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK# POLITICAL FINANCINGOECD to launch Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture# BREXITKey role for Parliament in poss…

EU EMU Telegram - published 29 January 2016

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# SOVEREIGN DEBTIMF Executive Board Approves Exceptional Access Lending Framework Reforms# ECBPlenary: MEPs to discuss ECB actions with President Mario DraghiECB Publication: Covered bonds in the European Union – ECB contribution to the European Commission’s public consultationECB: Monetary developments in the euro area# BANKING UNIONHessen: EU Verordnung zur Einlagensicherung schadet Sparkassen und Genossenschaftsbanken - Spareinlagen werden nicht durch Risikoverteilung, sondern nur durch Risikoverkleinerung geschützt# BANKING INVESTIGATIONSUK: Extension to CMA retail banking market investigation# ECONOMIC GOVERNANCEAt a Glance - Economic Policy Coordination in the Euro Area under the European Semester – Compilation of Papers - 27-01-2016 - EP THINKTANK# ESMAESMA updates CRR standard on main indices and recognised exchangesESMA CONSULTS ON TRANSACTION REPORTING, REFERENCE DATA, RECORD-KEEPING AND CLOCK SYNCHRONISATION UNDER MIFIR - 23 December 2015ESMA PUBLISHES RESPONSES TO THE CONS…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 29 January 2016

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# MARKET ACCESSEuropean Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets - New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countriesDG Trade: Argentina removed long standing trade barriers# FAIR TRADEEU and its partners discuss further steps to ensure better future for Bangladeshi garment industry workersCommission publishes report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chainWTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains# TISAEPP on TiSA: Yes to better international regulation, No to lower domestic regulationTiSA: the European Parliament strengthens its voice for the safeguard of public services – CEEP# TTIPNetherlands to hold combined meeting on trade and developmentDutch EU Presidency: Joint meeting of European ministers for trade and development cooperationEU-Abgeordneter Bernd LANGE (S&D/SPD) zu Gesprächen über TTIP in den USA - Vorsitzender des Handelsausschusses stellt Parlamentsposition k…

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