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IEU INNOVATION Telegram 6 July 2016

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# INNOVATIONEU Commission: Innovation policy review reportThe Open Innovation 2.0 Conference was an excellent place to reshape the global challengesGabriel: Neues Investitionsprogramm Mikroelektronik stärkt Innovationsstandort Deutschland# SINGLE MARKETEP IMCO Committee: Relations between franchisors and franchisees: workshopEuropean Regulators Group for Postal Services - Plenary and Workshop (Bulgaria, 30 June – 1 July 2016)ST 10455 2016 INIT Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)DG Grow: Framework contract for consultancy services in EU public procurement lawReport from the EU Commission on the…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 6 July 2016

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# BUDGET & MFFRevise EU’s long-term budget to cope with today's challenges, urge MEPsEP Text adopted - Draft amending budget No 2/2016: Surplus from 2015 - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0302 - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament’s input ahead of the Commission’s proposal - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0309 - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionMEPs urge EU countries to use €1.3bn budget refund to honour refugee aid pledgesDraft budget 2017 – Documentation of committee debate - Committee on BudgetsEU Commission: Call for expression of interest for the provision of a Study in view of the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework on the developments in the areas of home affairsEP Press conference Parliament's inputs to the MFF mid-term review/revision in 2016EPP on MFF: every euro promised to the EU budget must be usedMFF revision: Greater resources needed to tackle refuge…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 6 July 2016

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# NISCybersecurity: MEPs back rules to help vital services resist online threatsEP Text adopted - High common level of security of network and information systems across the Union ***II - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0303 - Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionStatement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger welcoming the adoption of the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurityEU Commission Q&A: Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems1.  Improved cybersecurity capabilities at national level2.  Increased EU-level cooperation3.  Risk management and incident reporting obligations for operators of essential services and digital service providersBrexit negotiators warned to take care over cyber security - MEP Vicky Ford (ECR)Cybercrime requires a coordinated EU level response - S&DIT-Sicherheit: EU beschließt überfällige Sicherheitsstandards - MdEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (Die Grünen)DIGITALEUROPE publishes Member State guidance documents on NIS Directi…

IEU TRADE Telegram 6 July 2016

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# TTIPMonday 11 - Friday 15 July: 14th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipTusk and Obama meet in Warsaw on 8 JulyEP Study - Trans-Pacific Partnership: Geopolitical Implications for EU-US Relations - PE 535.008 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# CETAProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other partProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other partProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing on behalf of the European Union of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other partProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Eco…

IEU EURO Telegram 6 July 2016

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# EMUEP Debate - Fiscal capacity for the Eurozone - debate with ministers - Committee on BudgetsHigh-level Group on Own Resources: Mario Monti presents state of play to BUDG - Committee on Budgets# BANKING UNIONBanking Union – Single Resolution Board collects over 10 billion euros in contributions to the Single Resolution FundGerman and French Banking Associations: European banks concerned about Basel IV proposals# FINANCIAL REGULATIONRevision of the Financial Regulation: workshop ahead of the Commission proposal - Committee on Budgets# UKBank of England: Financial Stability Report, July 2016# ESMAESMA issues positive opinion on short selling ban by Italian CONSOB# EBAEBA announces details of its 2016 transparency exercise# EIOPAEIOPA advises on the development of an EU single market for personal pension productsGDV: EIOPA-Entwurf öffnet die Hintertür zum ProvisionsverbotSolvency II: Regulatory Reporting and exemptions – SS11/15 UPDATE - UK Prudential Regulation Authority# ECBECB publ…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 6 July 2016

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# SLOVAK EU PRESIDENCYEuroparlTV: Hope of a long-term vision from Slovak PresidencyEP Press conference Programme of activities of the Slovak PresidencyMeetings with Slovak Presidency representatives: in committeesSlovak Presidency: ALDE calls for a "quick reform of the Union"# BREXITÖsterreich: Brexit - ein Weckruf zur Reform der EU - Erklärungen Bundeskanzlers und des Vizekanzlers im NationalratBrexit und die Folgen - Unterschiedliche Meinungen über zukünftigen Weg der EU im österreichischen NationalratDIW: Brexit-Entscheidung könnte Wirtschaftswachstum bereits kurzfristig dämpfenifo Institut: Brexit-Referendum wird deutscher Konjunktur nur kleinen Dämpfer versetzenEC Midday press briefing of 06/07/2016  - TAXATION - Brexit: Q&AEP Press conference "Brexit – Let's get things started"- Press conference by Nigel FARAGE (UK), Co-president# TAX TRANSPARENCYEP Press conference Recommendations for fair and transparent corporate taxation - Press conference by Alai…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 6 July 2016

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# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORSEU JRC: Identification of endocrine disrupting chemical - screening methodology supporting impact assessment published# ECO REGULATIONEU-Abgeordneter Martin Häusling (Die Grünen): Verhandlungen zur EU-Ökoverordnung sind großen Schritt weiter!# CIRCULAR ECONOMYPour les pionniers de l'économie circulaire : encore jusqu'au 27 juillet pour poser votre candidature pour le Green Alley Award # EU REGISTERS# EFSA Public consultation on the active substance asulamModification of the existing maximum residue levels for zoxamide in various leafy crops# EU COMMISSIONRèglement d’exécution de la Commission adoptant une liste des espèces exotiques envahissantes préoccupantes pour l’Union conformément au règlement (UE) nº 1143/2014 du Parlement européen et du Conseil# EU PARLIAMENTAnswer - Biocidal Products Regulation - E-004238/2016# EU COUNCILCM 3397 2016 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (morning only)Note 

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IEU CLIMATE Telegram 6 July 2016

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# COP22The (new) political climate for climate politics - Blog post by VP Maroš ŠefčovičRatifizierung des Pariser Klimavertrages vorantreiben - EU-Abgeordneter Jo LeinenHendricks: Pariser Klima-Abkommen ratifizierenBMUB: Deutschland startet Ratifikation des Pariser KlimaschutzabkommensEEA: Building resilient cities key to tackling effects of climate changeClimat - Santé - Ouverture par André Vallini de la deuxième conférence mondiale sur la santé et le changement climatique# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSPublications - Official Letters : Questionnaire from EMIS Committee to National Authorities and Replies - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorReal-world fuel consumption measurements for 30 Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles published by PSA and T&E# CARBON MARKETSEuropean Union emission inventory report 1990–2014 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)DIW: Stahl, Zement, Aluminium: EU-Emissionshandel könnte effektive Anr…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 6 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: Review of current national rules and practices relating to risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supplyMapping regional energy interests for the smart specialisation platform on energy6th European Grid Conference - Sustainability and the Power GridEURELECTRIC proposals for amendments to Directive 2005/89/EC on measures to safeguard security of electricity supply and infrastructure investment# CAPACITY MECHANISMSEURELECTRIC response to DG Competition interim report of the sector inquiry on capacity mechanisms# ENERGY REGULATIONACER publishes its Position Paper on regulatory oversightACER Position Paper on the regulatory oversight of new EU-wide and regional entitiesENTSOG: Draft Annual Work Programme (AWP) 2017 for public consultation ((AWP0023-16))# ENERGY TECHNOLOGYEU supports development of commercial wave energy technology in EuropeFirst loan under InnovFin Energy Demo Project provides €10 million to harness ocean wave energyEU Commission…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 5 July 2016

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# BUDGETPublications - Calendar : 2017 budgetary procedure: key dates - Committee on BudgetsGUE/NGL criticises EU spending as out of touch with reality# ESFReport examines effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation# HORIZON 2020Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €86 million in 236 innovative businesses# DG CONNECTDG Connect: Apply for the European Broadband Awards 2016# EEASNew proposals to improve the EU's support for security and development in partner countriesQuestions and Answers: Commission proposes measures in support of security and development in partner countries# DG EMPLDG EMPL Call: Improving expertise in the field of industrial relationsEaSI - EURES – Cross-border partnerships and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for EEA countries and social partners# CHAFEACHAFEA: BUSINESS DELEGATION: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST# EACEATown twinning 2016 - second deadlineNetwork of towns 2016 - second deadlineSe…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 5 July 2016

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# SMELatest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €86 million in 236 innovative businesses# INNOVATIONBusinesseurope on innovation policy: status quo is not an option# EMPLOYMENTEP Text adopted - Refugees: social inclusion and integration into the labour market - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0297 - Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionGetting refugees to work: MEPs call for a win-win approachThomas Mann (EVP/CDU): EP gibt Rückenwind für das Integrationsgesetz!Despite its shortcomings, we need to renew and strengthen the Youth Guarantee, says S&D MEP Brando BenifeiGUE/NGL MEPs urge the Commission to extend the Youth Guarantee scheme to tackle youth unemployment# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/175 of 8 February 2016 on a measure taken by Spain pursuant to Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, to prohibit the placing on the market of a type of pressure washer (Official Journal of …

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 5 July 2016

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# DATA PROTECTIONEU-US Privacy Shield: Bundeswirtschafts-Staatssekretär Machnig lädt zum Round TableDIGITALEUROPE responds to Commission ePrivacy Directive ConsultationECTA: Empowering trust and innovation by repealing the e-Privacy DirectiveEDRi: PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Flexibilities in the General Data Protection RegulationCCIA Europe, Industry Groups Request Repeal Of e-Privacy Directive# CYBERSECURITYMaking progress on cybersecurity in Europe - Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerCybersecurity: new rules to protect Europe's infrastructureNetwork and information security across the EU: vote in plenaryUpdated: EU Commission signs agreement with cybersecurity industry to increase measures to address cyber threatsUpdated: EU Commission Decision to establish a contractual public private partnership on cybersecurity (cPPP)EU Commission Staff working document on cPPP and accompanying measures  EU Commission Staff Working Document on assessment of cybersecurity in EU's 7th…

IEU TRADE Telegram 5 July 2016

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# CETAEuropean Commission proposes signature and conclusion of EU-Canada trade deal CETAEC Video: EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Opening remarks by Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Member of the EC in charge of TradeCETA - an EU free trade deal fit for the 21st centuryBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel begrüßt Kommissionsvorschlag zu CETA als gemischtes Abkommen« La France se félicite que les Parlements nationaux puissent se prononcer sur la ratification de l’accord de commerce avec le Canada »CETA-Entscheidung der EU-Kommission - Zitate des EU-Abgeordneten Bernd Lange (S&D/SPD)Die Grünen: CETA-Ratifizierung: EU-Kommission stärkt europäische DemokratieGabi Zimmer, Vorsitzende der Linksfraktion GUE/NGL: Proteste erfolgreich - Nationale Parlamente dürfen bei CETA mitbestimmenChemieverband VCI zur Debatte über CETA-Ratifizierung: CETA zügig verabschieden# TTIPPolicy Departments Monthly Highlights: focus on TTIP, jobs and labour standardsParliament passes report callin…

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