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IEU INNOVATION Telegram 9 June 2016

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# INNOVATIONEuropean Inventor Award 2016  - Speech by EU Commissioner Carlos MoedasST 9959 2016 INIT  Draft Council conclusions on the Special Report No. 4/2016 by the European Court of Auditors: "The European Institute of Innovation and Technology must modify its delivery mechanisms and elements of its design to achieve the expected impact" - Adoption# EPSCO COUNCILAgenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 16-17/06/2016Employment and social policy - 16 June# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: Financial close reached for widening of A6 motorway in the Netherlands# SMEEP Motion for a resolution on speeding up payments to SMEs - B8-2016-1453CEEP: For an Inclusive EU SME PolicyFrom Innovation to Growth - U.S. Supporting Entrepreneurs in the Italian Economy# INDUSTRYCall for tenders: Study on the legal aspects of the supplementary protection certificates in the EUDG GROW: The European Space Expo comes to Paris# SOCIAL DIALOGUEILO: Soc…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 9 June 2016

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# CYBER JUSTICEResults of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 9 June 2016 (Cyber Justice)Fight against criminal activities in cyberspace : Council agrees on practical measures and next stepsBackgroundENISA Management Board elects Jean-Baptiste Demaison as its new chairNational Liaison Officers meet at ENISASIFMA Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable on Capitol Hill, Bringing Together Industry Experts and Lawmakers# DSMSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the spring ITAPA conference in BratislavaEESC: The Digital Single Market Position paper – May 2016Digital Agenda Scoreboard key indicators  European Commission - June 2016Connectivity & Internet for all Telefonica – June 2016# E-COMMERCEHighlights - Presentation by the Commission of the e-Commerce package - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# APP SAFETYEU Commission Public consultation on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software not covered by sectoral legislation (such as medical devices or…

IEU TRADE Telegram 9 June 2016

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# TRADE DEFENCERail equipment imports: halt unfair competition from non-EU countries, urge MEPsEuropean industry urgently needs the Council to unblock trade defence reform, say S&Ds# TRADE STRATEGYOpinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 580.516v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentCEEP Opinion on EU Trade Agreements# AFET COMMITTEEDraft agenda - Monday, 13 June 2016 - Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - PE 584.153v02Draft agenda - Monday, 13 June 2016 - Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - PE 584.153v01# DLAT COMMITTEENext meeting - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly# TURKEYEP Motion for a resolution on relations between Turkey and the European Union - B8-2016-0689EP discussion: “The struggle for press freedom in Turkey”, Brussels# RUSSIABriefing by Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemyev following a meeting of the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment# CHINAEU Commission: Answer …

IEU EURO Telegram 9 June 2016

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# CARD PAYMENTSAntitrust: Commission welcomes entry into force of new rules to boost card payment transparencyEU Commission Memo on Regulation of Interchange FeesEuroCommerce welcomes new rules giving consumers and retailers choice on card payments# CAPITAL MARKETSEU Commission launches consultation on the supplementary supervision of financial conglomerates (FICOD)BGH-Urteil zur Wirksamkeit des Rahmenvertrags für Finanztermingeschäfte# SECURITISATIONEP Hearing on Securitisation - 13-06-2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# FINTECHEU Commissioner Jonathan Hill in London# BANKSBanking Supervision: Public guidance on the review of the qualification of capital instruments as Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 instrumentsECB: Working paper no. 1920: Making sense of the EU wide stress test: a comparison with the SRISK approachECB: Working paper no. 1919: Liquidity, innovation, and endogenous growthEP: In-Depth Analysis - How Relevant Are the New Elements in the 2016 Stress Test Desi…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 9 June 2016

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# JHA COUNCILResults of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 9 June 2016# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision that selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg are illegal under EU state aid rules# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: Commission welcomes entry into force of new rules to boost card payment transparencyEU Commission Memo on Regulation of Interchange FeesEP Draft report - The application of the European Order for Payment Procedure - PE 584.146v01-00 - Committee on Legal AffairsEuroCommerce welcomes new rules giving consumers and retailers choice on card payments# MERGERSMergers: Commission approves Sysco's acquisition of BrakesMergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control of INOVYN by INEOSMergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Banco BPI by CaixaBankMergers: Commission clears acquisition of GloHealth and Aviva Health by Irish Life# PANAMA PAPERSEU Commission Answer - The 'Panama Papers' affair - E-003046/…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 9 June 2016

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# ENERGY REGULATIONEuropean Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) launches its Annual Report 2015 ((PR0110-16))# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEPC POLICY DIALOGUE: Energy perspectives in the light of the Paris AgreementThe Energy Collective - Torpedoing the 2030 Energy Efficiency Target# RENEWABLESEU Commission Answer - Request to calculate the reduction in prices for end-users from renewables - E-003575/2016 EIB boosts urban development and renewable energy in FinlandEIB supports geothermal energy in Iceland# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTAnswer - The impact of TTIP on purchasing power and the diversification of gas imports into the EU and Poland - P-002796/2016 # EU COUNCILCm 2967 2016 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY  Note 

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IEU CLIMATE Telegram 9 June 2016

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# POST COP21Actualités - Le Parlement autorise la ratification de l'Accord de ParisCAN Europe: Innovation key to effective low-carbon transition# CARBON MARKETSCarbon Pulse - EU must tackle near-term gap on ETS reform, says coalition of energy firms# CARBON USAGEScientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone - Climate Central# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSMaps and graphs - EU progress in meeting emission ceilings set out in the NECD Annexes I and IICarbon Pulse: EU Parliament sets early marker against forestry offsetsICAO can meet global aviation’s carbon offset needs with high quality units -study - Carbon Pulse# CLIMATE FINANCENER400 Innovation Fund Discussion at Carbon Market Watch Report LaunchCarbon Pulse: Climate Governance Communications Consultant, Transparency International – Berlin# GERMAN CLIMATE ACTIONBDI zum Klimaschutzplan 2050# POLLUTIONOECD: Air pollution to cause 6-9 million premature deaths and cost 1% GDP by 2060EEB: Air quality improvements under threat as Parliament …

IEU EURO Telegram 8 June 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETSCapital markets union: EU Council agrees its stance on prospectus rulesEU Commission welcomes Council’s backing of the prospectus reformEP Opinion - Access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union - PE 580.400v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education U.S. SIFMA Launches State-by-State Capital Markets Database# ELTIFESMA issues Technical Standards for European Long-Term Investment Funds# EU BUDGETReducing Member States' contributions - vote on the 2016 second amending budget - Committee on Budgets# FINANCIAL STABILITYBMF zur 13. Sit­zung des Sta­bi­li­täts­ra­tes am 8. Ju­ni 2016# BANKSNew IMF Working Paper - No. 16/109: Foreign Bank Subsidiaries’ Default Risk during the Global Crisis : What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from their Parents?ESPN: Rolling out UK Universal Credit in a context of austerity: is it going to work?# EBABank of Greece notifies the EBA in relation to the resolution of Cooperative Bank of…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 8 June 2016

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# TAXATIONEU Parliament sets up “Panama Papers” inquiry committeeEuroparlTV Video - Panama Papers Inquiry Committee explainedParliament calls for crackdown on corporate tax avoidancePanama Papers: EPP Group wants to end secrecy about who owns companiesEU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber(EVP/CSU): Schluss mit Steuervermeidung - EU-Parlament geht gegen Steuerhinterzieher vor und beschließt Panama-UntersuchungsausschussS&D: Taxes must be paid where profits are made to fight tax evasion by multinationalsEU-Abgeordneter Peter SIMON (S&D/SPD): "Panama Papers – Geldwäsche- und Steuerfluchtsumpf trockenlegen"ALDE: Tax avoidance--European Parliament adopts ambitious legislationEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Europaparlament übernimmt Vorreiterrolle bei Aufarbeitung der "Panama Papers"Panama Papers & Tax Avoidance: Pressure on the rich and powerful - GUE/NGLECR: Tax: Anti BEPS plan must not turn in an anti-business planGrüne zur EU-Richtlinie gegen Steuerdumping: E…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 8 June 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSt 9879 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users - Preparation of the informal trilogue meeting 15 June 2016ST 9879 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users - Preparation of the informal trilogue meeting 15 June 2016Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the BDEW Congress 2016Šefčovič betont in Berlin die europäische Dimension der EnergiewendeBMWi: Energiewende europäischBMWi…

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