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EU FUNDING Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# DG RTDSuccess Stories - Engineering materials for lenses, tissue engineering and implants# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020: A virtual future for vestiges of the pastIdeal-ist partner search: PS-GR-99121: Incubate Changes in Energy Behaviour through an Educational and Recreational Game# DG REGIODG Regio Real Economy: Connecting Europe’s #Digitalsinglemarket# DG CONNECTSafeAdapt: Dependable Software-Architecture for E-Mobility and Autonomous Driving# MEDIABerlinale 2016 European Film Forum: how to tap into the potential of digital opportunities?MEDIA-funded side events at Berlinale 2016# EIB GROUPEIB, the EU Bank, strengthens support for economic growth and competitiveness in Romania# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION modifiant la décision d'exécution C(2014) 9801 portant approbation de certains éléments du programme opérationnel intitulé «Nord-Pas-de-Calais» en vue d’un soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional, du Fonds social européen et de l&#…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# CYBERSECURITYSafer Internet Day 2016: a success in Europe and beyond – Blog post by Günther OettingerEU Commission: Safer Internet Day 2016: Play your part for a better internetLa CNIL se mobilise pour le Safer Internet Day !Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel: Sicheres Internet ist der Schlüssel zu unserer digitalen GesellschaftUK Ofcom: Safer Internet Day 2016The President’s National Cybersecurity Plan: What You Need to KnowU.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Celebrates New National Cybersecurity Center of ExcellenceSIFMA Commends New Cybersecurity Action Plan from the Obama AdministrationBuilding a safer web, for everyone (WIP) - Google Europe Blog# DSMAndrus Ansip: Guest blog - Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and SportCopyright reform – how to make it work for Europe's cultural and creative sectorsDG Regio Real Economy: Connecting Europe’s #DigitalsinglemarketZypries beim 48. Deutsch-Französischen Finanz- und Wirtschaftsministerra…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# TTIPFact Sheet: FY 2017 U.S. Department of Commerce Budget# FRANCO-GERMAN RELATIONS

Zypries beim 48. Deutsch-Französischen Finanz- und Wirtschaftsministerrat in Paris# CHINANew EU Commission Roadmap and Impact Assessment: Proposal to amend the EU's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation - TDI China# RUSSIARussian Government: Meeting on the prospects for the development of transport engineeringEEAS East StratCom Task Force: All media lie! Apart from pro-Kremlin media…# BELARUS'Dismal' human rights situation in Belarus unchanged after election, UN expert warns# GEORGIAStatement by President Donald Tusk after the meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili# MOLDOVALeaders of European Socialists and Democrats urge on political stability in Moldova# KAZAKHSTANAt a Glance - Kazakhstan's long-held stability threatened - EP THINKTANK# COLOMBIAEuropean Commission and Colombia to start negotiations on the trade of organic products# TRADE & TRANSPORTALDE: …

EU EURO Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# EMUAgenda highlights of the Eurogroup, 11/02/2016Updated Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 12/02/2016 (now with background brief)Secular stagnation and the euro area - European Parliamentary Research ServiceAusschreibung zum Forschungsvorhaben "Auswirkungen der Rettungsprogramme auf die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Programmländer Portugal und Irland"# FINANCIAL SERVICECall for evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services: the contributions we received are available online# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONExtract from speech by EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill on 2016 priorities for an approach to resolution for Central Counter Parties (CCPs) at the Centre for European Policy StudiesAction Plan on Capital Markets Union - European Economic and Social Committee# ESMAESMA calls for market data experts to join stakeholder panelESMA Comment letter on Taxonomy due processESMA List of NCAs - single contact points for purposes of MiFIDESMA Call for expression of…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# COMPETITIVENESSEU Commission study on the Competitiveness of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry# CIRCULAR ECONOMYPolicy information: DIGITALEUROPE Policy Paper on the circular economy package# SINGLE MARKET STANDARDSSupporting social responsibility in the economy through public procurementCross-border check of procurement information by public administrations now possible thanks to Internal Market Information System# EMPLOYMENTOECD: New data show importance of quality as well as quantity of jobs and how both evolved during crisis# INDICATORSOECD unemployment rate stable at 6.6% in December 2015# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par la France sous le n°2015/625/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre de projets de loi, notifiés par le Royaume-Uni sous les n°2015/671/UK et 2015/688/UK dans le cad…

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# TAX EVASIONAt a Glance - Spurring Transparency, Coordination and Convergence to Corporate Tax Policies in the EU - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Council: St 5827 2016 Init Anti-Tax Avoidance Package (Commission Communication) Proposal for a Council Directive laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory exchange of information in the field of taxation = Presentation by the Commission = Exchange of viewsEPP Group welcomes release of secret tax documents# PUBLIC PROCUREMENTSupporting social responsibility in the economy through public procurementCross-border check of procurement information by public administrations now possible thanks to Internal Market Information System# BETTER LAW-MAKINGAgenda of the General Affairs Council, 16/02/2016# MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Hydro Dolomiti Enel…

EU ENERGY Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONTuesday 16 February: Energy Union - Commission presents energy security packageACER publishes a report with main voluntary achievements towards the single EU energy marketGrid+Storage regional workshop: Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, PolandUpdated: Joint DSO Conference: Innovative DSOs in a decentralised energy system# ENERGY EFFICIENCYUpdated: Identifying energy efficiency improvements and saving potential in energy networks and demand response, in support of the implementation of Article 15 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)Energy Cities: Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potentialEU Smart Cities: The Consultation on Energy Efficiency Directive Will Drive 2030 Energy Goals# RENEWABLE ENERGYSolarPower Europe: Joint Position Paper on RED Directive - A legislative package to regain global leadership in renewable energyEWEA: Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015 - 44% of all new power - more new capacity than any other form …

EU CLIMATE Telegram - published 9 February 2016

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# CLIMATE DIPLOMACYEU Council: ST 5853 2016 INIT European climate diplomacy after COP21: Elements for continued climate diplomacy in 2016# AVIATION EMISSIONSNew ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step Closer To Final AdoptionU.S. White House FACT SHEET: U.S. Leadership in Securing First-Ever Global Carbon Emissions Standards for Commercial AirplanesEU Commission welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standard for aircraft emissionsAir Transport Action Group: Global agreement on CO2 Standard for aircraft “a significant step”T&E: UN agency’s aircraft CO2 standard ‘ineffective’, says environmental group# SHIPPING EMISSIONSCommission and International Maritime Organisation to work together for safer and greener shipping# DIESEL EMISSIONSECR MEP to lead on emissions scandal clean up# CHINAAEGIS Europe: China's Market Economy Status would increase pollution and CO2 emissions# ETSThe potential contribution of the European aluminium industry towards the global 2050 climate objectives – EU  SETISLu…

EU FUNDING Telegram - published 8 February 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: €19 million for SMEs in Sweden# ESIFNew EU Commission Roadmap: ERDF and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013 ex-post evaluationUpdate: RegioStars Awards Will Grant Regions in Five CategoriesCommittee of the Regions: EU President Tusk debates future of EuropeDutch Minister Plasterk to address Committee of the RegionsDraft opinion - An EU strategy for the Alpine region - PE 575.216v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety – MEP Renata BrianoEuropean Commission invests 95 million euro to upgrade international road access in HungaryEuropean Commission invests 130 million euro in a motorway in the North-West of Slovakia# COSMEDG Grow: Workshop on EU funding opportunities for the fashion, textiles, and cultural and creative industries# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020:  New bomb-proof bag for safer air travel# LIFEIndicative planning for the LIFE call 2016# EUREKAPartner up and innovate – EUREKA Clusters @ Innovation Week# DG CONNECTMapping broadband …

EU DIGITAL Telegram - published 8 February 2016

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# CYBERSECURITYENISA plays its part for a better internet!Safer Internet Day: 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on child safety online - B8-2016-0140Safer Internet Day: Encouraging progress made as ISPs continue efforts to create safer online experienceDeutsche Telekom Survey: Almost one in two has been a victim of cybercrimeFive Surprising Truths from the Cloud Security Alliance’s Latest SurveyGet Safe Online: Increase in online first date sexual assaultsU.S.: Remarks on Waging a Digital Counterinsurgency# DSMEU Commission Answer - Roadmap for completing the digital single market - E-014205/2015EU Commission Answer - Emergency services and the Digital Single Market Strategy - E-013484/2015Sixth Meeting of the IMCO Working Group on Digital Single Market - 16-02-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEU Parliament: Subject files - Working Group on the Digital Single Market - Co…

EU TRADE Telegram - published 8 February 2016

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# TTIPDG Trade: Stakeholders event of the 12th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) NegotiationsTTIP – 12th round of talks, 22-26 FebruaryPolish Secretary of State Jan Dziedziczak visits US# TISAInfographic: TiSA - Parliament's recommendations# UKRAINENorway to give NOK 40 million in humanitarian assistance to UkraineIMF Country Report No. 16/25: Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report-Reducing Social Security Contributions and Improving the Corporate and Small Business Tax SystemIMF Country Report No. 16/31: Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report-Reforming Management and Oversight of State AssetsIMF Country Report No. 16/30: Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report-Public Financial Management Overview# CHINAEU Commission: Answer - Recognition of market economy status (MES) for China - E-013902/2015AEGIS Europe: China's dumping undermines free and fair international tradeAEGIS Europe: European Industrial Manifesto for Free & Fair Trade launched ahead of March…

EU EURO Telegram - published 8 February 2016

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# EUROPEAN SEMESTEREuropean Parliamentary Week - 16-17.02.2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEP Briefing - European Semester Conference - 2015/2016 Cycles - EP THINKTANK# EMUMonetary Dialogue of 15 February 2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEuropaabgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE.): Euro Finanzminister: Ein(e) Schwa(l)be macht noch keinen SommerEKR/ALFA übt scharfe Kritik an der Idee eines EU-Finanzministeriums: Freibrief zur TransferunionThe PES presents ways out of austerity in Rome# ECBEPP Group MEPs criticise ECB's planned data monster. "Disproportional bureaucracy": EPP Group MEPs want small loans exempt from new database# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Commission Answer - MiFID II - E-014299/2015Deutsche Bank Research: Kapitalmarktunion: Ambitioniertes Ziel, aber kaum schnelle Erfolge# ESMAESMA to focus on governance, strategy, data and fees in 2016 supervisionESMA publishes translations of its Guidelines on complex debt instruments and st…

EU LEGAL Telegram - published 8 February 2016

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# FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONSDutch EU Presidency: Brochure: The 6 need-to-knows about Financial Investigation# TAX EVASIONExchange of views with Commissioner Moscovici - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on Apple’s tax avoidance strategy - B8-2016-0145EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on tax transparency and multinationals - B8-2016-0137Die Grünen: Durchbruch in der LuxLeaks-Aufklärung: EU-Kommission gibt vertrauliche Dokumente freiOECD: Kenya becomes the 94th jurisdiction to join the most powerful multilateral instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance# CORRUPTIONEU Parliament: Draft opinion - Fight against corruption and follow up of the CRIM resolution - PE 573.169v02-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control# WORKS COUNCILNew EU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the 2009 European Works Council Recast Directive# EMPLOYMENT EQUALITYMinister Asscher: “Equal work ‘equals’ equal pay in t…

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