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EU DIGITAL Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# DATA JOURNALISMAwarding the world’s best data journalism - Google Europe Blog# DSMProf. Dr. Susana Sargento - Winner of the EU Women Innovators Prize 2016 – Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerVice-President Ansip in the United States: "Data is the foundation of our digital future"EU Parliament: Text adopted - Towards a thriving data-driven economy - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0089 - Thursday, 10 March 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionDigitaleurope: European Parliament’s Big Data Report provides useful guidance on future digital single market initiativesECTA: European Parliament beats the drum of competition in the interest of end-usersETNO: Upcoming eventsEuroCPR, 14 March 2016, Marrakech: Content Creation and Distribution in the Digital Single MarketBits, 15 March 2016, Brussels - Protecting the Digital ConsumersCeBIT, 14 - 18 March 2016, Hannover - Global Event for Digital BusinessEuropean Internet Forum, 16 March 2016, Brussels: An ambitious EU framework for 5G de…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEIB backs EUR 4.7 billion of new investment, including 9 projects under the Investment Plan for Europe# SMEEU Commission launches 24 European Strategic Cluster Partnerships to boost SME internationalisationAction lines for liberal professionsMEP McIntyre (ECR): Cutting red-tape for small businesses is vital for our competitivenessWKÖ: EU-Außenhilfe eröffnet Geschäftschancen im Bereich PrivatsektorentwicklungWKÖ hilft heimischen Firmen Know-how aufzubauen und Kooperationspartner zu finden# INNOVATIONEU Commissioner Carlos Moedas awards the 2016 EU Prize for Women InnovatorsWomen deserve to be recognised equally - Carlos MoedasProf. Dr. Susana Sargento - Winner of the EU Women Innovators Prize 2016 – Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerEU needs to step up its research and innovation performance, Commission report findsPresentation of the report 'Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2016' by EU Commissioner Carlos MoedasEU Commission …

EU TRADE Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# TTIPEU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrӧm in Washington, D.C. on 10 and 11 MarchSpeech: Cecilia Malmström stresses importance of EU-US cooperation on trade in visit to Washington D.C.Vice-President Ansip in the United States: "Data is the foundation of our digital future"U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act Regulations-Reports of Foreign Financial AccountsPrognos Umfrage: Wie zufrieden ist der Mittelstand mit der aktuellen Freihandelspolitik?foodwatch zur TTIP-Umfrage unter deutschen Unternehmern aus dem Mittelstand# CUBADeclassified: The 2013 Recommandation de la Commission au Conseil - EU-Cuba relations# TRADE & ENVIRONMENTTougher environmental laws do not hurt export competitiveness – OECD study# TURKEYDG Trade: Consultation strategy EU-Turkey Customs Union modernisationCEPS: EU-Turkey plan for handling refugees is fraught with legal and procedural challenges# NORWAYOutlook for the Norwegian Economy - Office of the Prime Minister …

EU EURO Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# ECBECB Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt Press conference opening remarks by Mario DRAGHI, President of the ECBECB Monetary policy decisions - European Central Bank cuts interest ratesECB adds corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP) to the asset purchase programme (APP) and announces changes to APPECB announces new series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO II)ECB: Euro area securities issues statisticsECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area - March 2016MdEP Ferber (EVP/CSU): AnaCredit grundsätzlich überarbeiten!MdEP Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE) zu EZB: Hubschraubereinsatz statt StrafzinsenEKR/ALFA: Draghi und die EZB sind gescheitertCDU/CSU im Bundestag: Die Europäische Zentralbank läuft mit ihrer Geldpolitik weiter in die Irre - Geldpolitik kann nicht dauerhaft europäische Wirtschaftsprobleme lösenWKÖ-Präsident Leitl: Politik muss Weckruf der …

EU FUNDING Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# DG RESEARCHEU needs to step up its research and innovation performance, Commission report findsPresentation of the report 'Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2016' by EU Commissioner Carlos MoedasEU Commission – DG Research: Plans for new major European research facilities to help push the boundaries of scienceEU Commissioner Carlos Moedas awards the 2016 EU Prize for Women InnovatorsWomen deserve to be recognised equally - Carlos MoedasNew EU rules for third-country researchers and students – EU Council adopts position at first readingResearch Headlines - Mapping the quality of Europe's inland watersComparing life-cycle costs of road-lighting technologiesCool pavements to reduce urban heat islands: the state of the technologyPetroleum industry’s freshwater use puts pressure on areas with water scarcity issuesEnvironmental conditions in winter can be used to predict European anchovy stock‘Ecological leftovers’: a route to a sustainable diet?# RESEARCH…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# CARBON TAXESEESC: Analysis and quantification of a new fiscally neutral European carbon tax on# POST COP21EU Council: ST 6939 2016 INIT - Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeClimate: High priority for low carbon - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEurocities: Climate Chance World Summit Seeks for ContributorsPortuguese cities host first twinning visits on climate change adaptation - Covenant of Mayors# U.S. & CANADAU.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic LeadershipU.S. EPA: Taking Steps to Cut Methane Emissions from Existing Oil and Gas SourcesWWF: US-Canada Unite Behind Shared Arctic VisionCeres Commends U.S.-Canadian Agreement on Climate and Energy and the Arctic# CAR EMISSIONS''Dieselgate'' special committee: ALDE MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy to be co-rapporteur# CLIMATE RESEARCHU.S. NOAA: Record annual …

EU ENERGY Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: New Expert Group on electricity interconnection targets: call for applications openDG Energy Call for Tender: A financial screening of projects in the framework of the Central and South-Eastern European Gas Connectivity (CESEC) initiativeALDE SEMINAR: ENERGY UNION AND THE NEED FOR INTEGRATED ENERGY SOLUTIONS. THE ENERGY AGENDA 2016EU Council: St 6226 2016 Add 1 Rev 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on 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# ENERGY MARKETUK Competition and Markets Authority sets out energy market changesBiggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down – UK Department of Energy & Climate Change# MA…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 10 March 2016

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# JHA COUNCILMain Results of the first day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 10-11/03/2016Information from the Dutch EU Presidency on current legislative proposals# OLAFEU Parliament: Appointment of new members to OLAF Supervisory Committee - Committee on Budgetary ControlEC Midday press briefing of 10/03/2016  OLAF - Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office, Giovanni Kessler: Q&AMdEP Theurer (ALDE/FDP) zur Aufhebung der Immunität von OLAF-Chef Giovanni Kessler# TAXATIONEU Parliament: Minutes - Monday, 29 February 2016 - PE 578.696v01-00 - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)Bundesfinanzministerium: Fragen und Antworten zum Abschluss des BEPS-ProjektsSPÖ-EU-Delegationsleiterin  Regner: 1-Prozent-Steuern für Konzerne haben in Europa keine Zukunft - Schritt für Schritt in Richtung mehr Steuergerechtigkeit# AUDITSlov-Lex_ Slovakia adopted on 11 November 2015 the new Act on statutory audit. An unofficial English tran…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 9 March 2016

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# JHA COUNCILUpdated Agenda and Background brief - Justice and Home Affairs Council 10 – 11 March 2016Dutch EU Presidency: JHA Council to discuss creation of European border and coast guardDutch EU Presidency presents Brochure CARIN (Camden Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network)# POLANDToday's decision of Poland’s Constitutional Court (Polish only)Polish government must respect and implement the verdict of the Constitutional Tribunal - Verhofstadt: PM Szydlo's attitude is absurd and kafkaesque"MFA press release on Polish side's position concerning Venice Commission opinion# TOBACCOCigarettes: MEPs oppose renewing EU anti-smuggling deals with tobacco firmsEuroparlTV Video - 'No' to deals with tobacco firmsText adopted - Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement) - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0082 - Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionS&D Group will not back extension of agreement with Philip Morris on illicit tobaccoEU tobacco agreement must not be renewed s…

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