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IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 11 July 2016

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# SLOVAK EU PRESIDENCY7th European Summit of Regions and Cities "Invest and Connect", Bratislava - Press conference  vodcast (part I)7th European Summit of Regions and Cities "Invest and Connect" - Bratislava declaration - vodcast (part II)# URBACTOpen Call - National URBACT PointsUrbact Ireland: URBACT survey for all those interested in #urbanagenda #urbandevelopment or in local administration in Ireland# URBAN AGENDAThe Urban Agenda for the EU presented in France at the National Info Day about the urban dimension of EU cohesion policy# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC Webinar: Increasing Capacities in Cities for Innovating Financing in Energy Efficiency on July 8th 2016EIP-SCC: CINEV 2016EIP-SCC: Dutch Design WeekEIP-SCC: Take part in the 2016 world ‘Climathon’ next 28th OctoberEIP-SCC: Meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative# EU COMMISSIONDG Environment: Urban design can promote walking: people physically active for up to 1.5 hours more per week in a…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 11 July 2016

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# EFSISt 11080 2016 Init THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT ADVISORY HUB REPORT 2015: A broad partnership to support investment in EuropeSt 11051 2016 Init 2015 EFSI REPORT From the European Investment Bank to the European Parliament and the Council on 2015 EIB Group Financing and Investment Operations under EFSISt 11051 2016 Add 1 Annex 3 to the 2015 EFSI Annual Report# ESIF7th European Summit of Regions and Cities "Invest and Connect", Bratislava - Press conference  vodcast (part I)7th European Summit of Regions and Cities "Invest and Connect" - Bratislava declaration - vodcastEU Commission launches two new financial instruments to boost investments in start-ups and sustainable urban developmentGet ready, get set and go!ESF Success story: Job-related language courses for migrants in Germany go national# ESPONCall for Tender "Transnational Outreach Support 2016-2019” - ESPONNew Applied Research Activities - Pre-Announcement - ESPON# BUDGET & MFFDocumentation of Join…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 11 July 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANSt 11080 2016 Init THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT ADVISORY HUB REPORT 2015: A broad partnership to support investment in EuropeSt 11051 2016 Init 2015 EFSI REPORT From the European Investment Bank to the European Parliament and the Council on 2015 EIB Group Financing and Investment Operations under EFSISt 11051 2016 Add 1 Annex 3 to the 2015 EFSI Annual Report# SMECroatia: EUR 250 million for SMEs from EIB and HBOR# INDUSTRYCommissioner Bieńkowska to visit Ukraine on 12 July 2016# SINGLE MARKETDG Grow: Final report: EU harmonisation of the requirements for the road circulation of mobile machinery# INNOVATIONThe presentation of the Slovak Presidency in Brussels centred around four elements of innovation# EMPLOYMENTHow best to harness the job creation potential of small and medium sized enterprises? - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsCommittee vote on Social dumping - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsSlovak Finance Minister Kažimír: We aim to make progress i…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 11 July 2016

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# PRIVACY SHIELDThe Greens/EFA on EU-US "Privacy Shield"# CREATIVE INDUSTRIESCultural and creative industries: joint EP committee debateGESAC: Creators tell the EU Commission: enough is enough# NET NEUTRALITYEDRi: Net neutrality – last call for responses to Europe’s biggest ever telecoms consultationNet neutrality advocates make final push as EU consultation enters last week - La Quadrature du NetEU-Abgeordnete Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): Oettinger gegen Netzneutralität# E-COMMERCEHighlights - contracts for the supply of Digital content: presentation on 14 July - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# CYBER SECURITYST 11013 2016 INIT COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience System and Fostering a Competitive and Innovative Cybersecurity IndustryST 10811 2016 INIT ADOPTION OF LEGISLATIVE ACTS FOLLOWING TH…

IEU TRADE Telegram 11 July 2016

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# CHINAEU Commission President Juncker and Members of the College in Beijing for the 18th EU-China SummitEU Trade Commissioner in China urging deeper global and bilateral trade and investment tiesSpeech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: EU and China - A Vital Relationship for our Prosperityifo Institut: Neue Handelsregeln für China? Chancen und Risiken für die EU# TTIPFourteenth round of TTIP negotiations takes place in BrusselsBundeswirtschaftministerium zum Start der 14. TTIP-VerhandlungsrundeJOINT STATEMENT by the Business Alliance for TTIP: High expectations for 14th round – EU and US must deliver now on TTIPInvitation: EU-U.S. Relations: Regional and Global Challenges for the Next U.S. Administration and CongressEPP Group: EU-US data flows agreement crucial for EU SMEsThe Guardian: Leaked TTIP energy proposal could 'sabotage' EU climate policy# CETABundeswirtschaftsministerium: EU-Kommission veröffentlicht deutsche Texte zu CETACETA-Abkommen: ver.di fordert verb…

IEU EURO Telegram 11 July 2016

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# EMURemarks by J.Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 11 July 2016EU Commissioner Moscovici opening remarks at the Eurogroup press conferenceEurogroup meeting - Press conference vodcastFiscal capacity for the euro zone: eight finance ministers in Parliament tonightEP background on Eurozone budgetFirst release for the first quarter of 2016 - Business investment rate up to 22.2% in the euro area - Business profit share stable at 40.1% in the euro areaFirst release for the first quarter of 2016 - Household saving rate stable at 12.9% in the euro area - Household investment rate also stable at 8.5% in the euro areaEP Draft opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2016 priorities - PE 585.770v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development# ECOFIN COUNCILPreparation of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings, Brussels 11-12 July# ITALYIMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with ItalyIMF Country Report No. 16/222: Italy : 2016 Artic…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 11 July 2016

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# TAXATIONOECD releases discussion draft on the design and operation of the group ratio rule under "BEPS Action 4"OECD releases standardised IT-format for the exchange of information on tax rulings under "BEPS Action 5"OECD releases standardised IT-format for providing feedback on received Common Reporting Standard informationAngola and the Seychelles join the Inclusive Framework on BEPSReminder! OECD Tax Talks# BREXITUK Government: Statement on the status of EU nationals in the UKUK Parliament: Urgent Question on Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50Brexit vote could see defence budget reduced - UK ParliamentCEPS: What does Brexit mean for the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?CER: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO ECONOMIC NIGHTECR leader Kamall: congratulations to Theresa MayBundesfinanzministerium: Konsequenzen aus dem BrexitCompilation of the EC Midday press briefing Q&A on British Candidate Commissioner Julian King# EU REFORMSEP Draft report …

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 11 July 2016

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# BIODIVERSITYST 11014 2016 INIT Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): - Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the CBD - Eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 8) - Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (COP-MOP 2) (Cancun, 4 to 17 December 2016) = draft Council conclusions# ECO INNOVATION€ 1.2 billion of annual environmental savings thanks to eco-innovation projects# PLANT PROTECTIONIBMA Official response to the Implementation Plan on Acceleration of Sustainable Plant Protection: Priority for low-risk plant protection products# EU REGISTERS# EFSAPeer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance linuronModification of the existing maximum residue level for prohexadione-calcium in strawberries# EU COUNCILSt 10961 2016 Init …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 11 July 2016

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# CARBON MARKETSThe Guardian: Leaked TTIP energy proposal could 'sabotage' EU climate policyPOLL: Analysts slash EUA price forecasts by 25% on Brexit fears - Carbon PulseFrance should replace CO2 floor price with measures targeting coal -taskforce - Carbon Pulse# COP22EP Draft report - Council Decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - PE 585.745v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetySlovak EU Presidency: Informal meeting of EU ministers for energy and climate change2016 National Adaptation Plans Expo - Bonn July 11-15Agriculture Sectors Play Key Role in Climate Change Response by 2030 - UNFCCC-NAMAThe Guardian: Hillary Clinton could run on strongest climate change platform ever# CLIMATE FINANCEGreen Bonds Can Drive Low Carbon Economy After Paris - But Standards Need Firming and Tuning# TRANSPORT EMMISSIONSEP EMIS Hearing of former Commi…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 11 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONSlovak EU Presidency: Informal meeting of EU ministers for energy and climate change# ENERGY SECURITYEnergy Charter Secretary General Dr. Urban Rusnák on the importance of security of transit for energy securityWirtschafts-Staatssekretär Baake empfängt den tunesischen Energieminister Marzoug# ENERGY REGULATIONEU Commission Vice President Šefčovič welcomes CEER’s initiative to enhance multi-sectoral cooperation to help deliver the Energy UnionENTSOG: 6th Stakeholder Joint Working Session (SJWS#6) on TYNDP 2017EIC allocated codes revised# ENERGY EFFICIENCYcep-Analyse "Effizientere Wärme- und Kälteerzeugung in der EU"# RENEWABLESEU Research - Bright future for solar fuels, say EU scientists GSR 2016 Products -REN21Une valeur ajoutée de 30 milliards d'euros - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer# NUCLEAR ENERGYENSREG Working Group 2 workshop on Member State's lessons learned from notification of National Programmes and from report…

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