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EU FUNDING Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# ESIFOpinion - An EU strategy for the Alpine region - PE 575.216v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# SMART SPECIALISATIONINFORMATION DAY: 12 MAY 2016, S3P Agri-Food# DG CONNECT2016 European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (via Digital Single Market)How using HPC can help businesses compete in today’s world# HORIZON 2020What it takes to succeed in FET-Open - Digital Single Market BlogHorizon 2020: €5 million in Horizon Prizes to help create clean enginesHorizon 2020: LiveDiverse protects livelihoods and biodiversityHorizon 2020: European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy# H2020 CALLSResearch Participant Portal: Horizon Prize - Engine Retrofit for Clean AirResearch Participant Portal: Horizon Prize - Cleanest Engine of the Future# DG RESEARCHDG Research: €5 million in Horizon Prizes to help create clean engines# ECSELThe ECSEL Call Forum 2016 will be going ahead as planned, at the Sheraton Hotel Bru…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# INNOVATION2016 European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (via Digital Single Market)# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Administrative secretariat of the ‘Coordination groups of Notified Bodies’ in the framework of the EU's New Approach DirectivesPublications - Voting list : 2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection  COMI - The SIngle Market Strategy : [EN]TREBESIUS - Virtual currencies : [EN]CZESAK - Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain : [EN]CHARANZOVA - A new forward-looking and innovative furutre strategy on trade and investment : [EN]DALTON - Non-tariff barriers in the Single Market : [EN]JUVIN/FORD - Commission Delegated Regulation... transitional rules for certain provisions of the Union Customs Code... : [EN]KALLAS - Delivering a new deal for energy consumers : [EN]JAAKONSAARI - Mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations: accession of Croatia to the Convention of 18 December 1997 : [EN]STIHLER - Single Market G…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# GOOGLE & ALPHABETAntitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google and Alphabet on Android operating system and applicationsEU Commission Memo on Google's Android operating system and applications – FactsheetStatement by Commissioner Vestager on sending a Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applicationsEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Wettbewerbsverfahren gegen GoogleApplication Developers Alliance Criticizes European Commission’s Statement of Objections Targeting the Android Operating SystemEU Issues Antitrust Charges Against Google - CCIA# DSMLe Vice-Président Ansip et le Commissaire Oettinger à l'événement 'Net Futures' à BruxellesFull reports on the results of the two DSM public consultations on telecoms regulation and on the future needs for Internet speed & qualitySpeech given by Vice-President Ansip at Net Futures 2016: Driving growth in the Digital Single MarketCommercial Chambers panel discussio…

EU TRADE Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# TRADE STRATEGYTrade with Ecuador and Canada, Commission work programmes: committee debatesMEP Schaake (ALDE/NL) on the EU trade agreement with Canada (CETA)SWP: European Disintegration: Too Much to LoseA new global Strategy for the EU - A Northern Perspective# EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIESThe OECD Development Centre releases toolkit to tackle corruption in the extractive value chain at the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum# JAPANEU and Japan, same challenges, common agenda – Speech by EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska# UKRAINEEuropean Commission proposes visa-free travel for citizens of UkraineALDE Group welcomes the Commission's proposal on visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizensEU Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits UkraineU.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Ukraine# RUSSIA$50 Billion Arbitration Awards against Russia squashed - Energy CharterRussian Government: Expanded board meeting of the Ministry of FinanceZentralasien und die Eurasische Wirtschaftsunion - Warum die Bevölkeru…

EU EURO Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# EMUECB press statement following the fifth post-programme surveillance visit to SpainBIS: A possible way out from the "New Normal": Rebalancing fiscal-monetary policies by picking "Low-Hanging Fruits" to engineer more confidence# SOLVENCY IIEIOPA consults on methodology to derive ultimate forward rate under Solvency II # BANKING UNIONMergers: Commission clears joint venture between the Erste Group Bank and Global Payments in the Czech Republic, Romania and SlovakiaUnited Kingdom: Criminal Offense for Bank Bosses to Cause Financial Institutions to Fail# ECBLatest ECB working papersWorking paper no. 1893: On the design of data sets for forecasting with dynamic factor modelsWorking paper no. 1892: "A lost generation? Education decisions and employment outcomes during the U.S. housing boom-bust cycle of the 2000s"Working paper no. 1891: Parsing financial fragmentation in the euro area: a multi-country DSGE perspectiveWorking paper no. 1890: Does slack influ…

EU LEGAL Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google and Alphabet on Android operating system and applicationsStatement by Commissioner Vestager on sending a Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves acquisition of Equens and its subsidiary PaySquare by Worldline, subject to conditionsMergers: Commission clears joint venture between the Erste Group Bank and Global Payments in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTEP Study - An Academic View on the Role and Powers of National Competition Authorities - PE 578.971 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# TAX TRANSPARENCYTo Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Question - Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD and  Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor of Economics and Government, LSEOECD Forum on Tax Administration - plenary meeting Beijing, 11-13 May 2016OECD: Bermuda joins agreement to automatically share BEPS country-by…

EU ENERGY Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONThe latest DG Energy newsletter is online! – Editorial by Dominique RistoriUpdated: EP ITRE Hearing “The role of energy storage in the EU's future energy system” - 21-04-2016 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# ENERGY REGULATIONEuropean Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) adopts Summer Supply Outlook 2016 & Summer Review 20155th Energy Community oil workshop: EU Member States share experience of implementing Oil Stocks Directive# ENERGY EFFICIENCYSetis: Commission publishes study on energy efficiency and energy saving in industryEnergy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe: a status report from “Energy Efficiency Watch3”ETH Zürich untersucht Schwarmverhalten von KWK-Anlagen für die Energiewende – Solar-Nachrichten# RENEWABLE ENERGYUNECE: Discussing the application of Resource Classification to renewable energy sourcesPourrait-on recharger ses voitures au soleil à St-Barthélemy ? - OCTA Innovation # GAS MARKETSUK Shale Gas Hea…

EU CLIMATE Telegram - 20 April 2016

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# POST COP21Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete to visit New York for Paris Agreement signing ceremonyLa Présidence du COP21 : Plus de 160 pays attendus à New York le 22 avril pour signer l'Accord de ParisParis Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future – UNEPMilestone events at UN to kick-start action on new sustainability goals, climate pactFlirting with the 1.5°C Threshold - Research Report by Climate CentralCeres: 100+ Companies Salute the Signing of the Paris Agreement and Call For Swift Action On Clean Power PlanThe Climate Group: Political momentum for carbon pricing “unparalleled”, say leading governments and businessesDeutsche Umweltstiftung - Jörg Sommer: "Der Weltklimavertrag ist eine historische Herausforderung"# CARBON MARKETSCarbon Pulse: Absorption threshold of EU’s MSR may be too high in light of lignite plant risks –analystsGerman authorities reissue call for help in hunting EU carbon trading fraud suspects – Carbon PulseLit…

EU INNOVATION Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission sets out path to digitise European industryEU Commission Q&A: DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRYSpeaking points by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the press conference on digitising industry# INDUSTRY 4.0 - REACTIONSS&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for EuropeCEEP: Public Services Committed to the Digital TransformationBusinesseurope: EU industrial digitalisation strategy just in time – ACT NOWBDI zum Strategiepapier der EU-Kommission zur Digitalisierung der Industrie # INNOVATIONEU Commission: European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy# SPACE STRATEGYEU Commission seeks views on future space strategyEU Commission Open Consultation: Public consultation on a Space Strategy for EuropeBoosting EU economy and security - with a little help from space# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission: Survey on European c…

EU DIGITAL Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# INDUSTRY 4.0EU Commission sets out path to digitise European industry EU Commission Q&A: DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRYBackground documents and key information on why the European Commission set up a strategy on industrySpeaking points by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the press conference on digitising industryMap overview of Digitising European Industry Initiatives across EuropeEU Commission Brochure: Digitising European Industry# INDUSTRY 4.0 - REACTIONSUK: TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR UK BUSINESSESS&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for EuropeDIGITALEUROPE welcomes Technology Package of measures needed to drive Europe’s digital transformationETNO: Digital industrial leadership: telcos welcome new strategic approachBusinesseurope: EU industrial digitalisation strategy just in time – ACT NOW BDI zum Strategiepapier der EU-Kommission zur Digitalisierung der Indu…

EU TRADE Telegram - 19 April 2016

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# FACUpdated results of the Foreign Affairs Council (adding defence issues) on 19 April 2016# TRADE DEFENCEHigh-Level Meeting: Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel SectorStatement on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector# TRADE STRATEGYSpeech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: Values in EU Trade Policy - Targeting CorruptionOpinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 573.135v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# TTIPHearings - TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US - 20-04-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on International TradeStatement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Following the Conclusion of the High-Level Meeting on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel SectorEuropean Parliamentary Research Service: Understanding US Presidential electio…

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