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IEU FUNDING Telegram 5 July 2016

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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…

IEU EURO Telegram 5 July 2016

# BANKING UNIONCEPS: Leverage vs. Risk-Weighted Assets: Does it matter for MREL requirements?# EMUGUE/NGL condemns EU economic and political interference in Portugal and Spain# POLANDIMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of PolandIMF Survey : Poland: Strong Institutions a Must For Steady Growth Poland has been growing steadily over the past years. However, some policies of the new government have dented investor sentiment and could slow down growth, according to the IMFIMF Country Report No. 16/210: Republic of Poland: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Staement by the Executive Director for the Republic of PolandIMF Country Report No. 16/211: Republic of Poland: Selected Issues# NORWAYIMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with NorwayIMF Country Report No. 16/215: Norway : Selected IssuesIMF Country Report No. 16/214: Norway : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement b…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 5 July 2016

# EU PRESIDENCIESSlovak Presidency priorities: debate with PM Fico on WednesdaySpeech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EP Plenary session on the review of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EUReview of Dutch Presidency: “Too much focus on the market. We need a broader perspective” - GUE/NGL# BREXITSpeech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EP Plenary session on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 June 2016 and the Informal meeting of the 27 Heads of State or Government of 29 June 2016EU must do more to meet citizens' concerns, urge MEPs in debate on Brexit summitAfter the UK referendum, saying ‘we continue anyway’ is not a good enough response - ECREuropa-SPD kritisiert chaotisches Vorspiel der Brexit-Verhandlungen und drängt EU-Regierungen, Entscheidungen zu demokratisierenScotland's Remain vote must be respected - GREENS-EFAGUE/NGL group implores EU chiefs to start listening after BrexitUN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT DEPLORES AGEIST ATTACKS SPARK…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 5 July 2016

# WASTEAmendments 71 - 346 - Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste - PE 582.219v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyItaly: Draft decree concerning the Regulation laying down indicative criteria to facilitate demonstration of the fulfilment of requirements for the classification of production waste as a by-product and not as waste# CLEANTECHNew UCL ISR paper on ‘Ossified materialism’ published in The Journal of Cleaner Production# ECHAECHA v BASF: Board of Appeal rules on scope of CSA obligations - Chemical Watch# NATURE DIRECTIVESWWF: EU Nature Directives are ‘Fit for Purpose’, concludes European Commission expert study# ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDSWhy EPA is the Gold Standard for Environmental Protection around the World - U.S. DipNote# EU REGISTERS# EFSA   Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for talc E553B for use in plant protection as repellent on fruit trees and grapevinesStrengthening regional cooperation…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 5 July 2016

# COP22DG Climate: Apply now for EU Side Events at COP22/CMP12Bundesregierung: Klimaschutzfragen nur global lösbarBMUB: Petersberger Klimadialog setzt Impulse für Umsetzung des Paris AbkommensMerkel stark bei internationalem Klimaschutz, aber unglaubwürdig zuhause - Germanwatch e.V.Call for input - Issues included in the annotated agenda and related annexes of the 90th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) EBViEUws: EU Far from Meeting Paris Climate Goals Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 — Transforming cities in a changing climateSwedish Government: A climate policy framework and a climate and clean air strategy for Sweden# CARBON MARKETSEuGH: Generalanwalt: „Pflicht zur Abgabe nicht genutzter Emissionszertifikate zulässig, wenn Informationspflichten vernachlässigt werden“ German Chancellor Merkel seeks the right carbon price, touts future global carbon market - Carbon Pulse # TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Text adopted - Emission limits for non-road mobile machiner…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 5 July 2016

# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy Study: Identification of Appropriate Generation and System Adequacy Standards for the Internal Electricity MarketDG Energy: Operation of the Covenant of Mayors Office — support service for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and EnergyAmendments 36 - 176 - Measures to safeguard the security of gas supply - PE 585.469v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development# ENERGY REGULATIONACER: limited progress in implementation of Projects of Common InterestACER: CONSOLIDATED REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS PROJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST for the year 2015  Public consultation on the draft CEER Work Programme 2017Energy Community: Western Balkan 6 sign up to Sustainability Charter# ENERGY DIPLOMACYNew article of the Energy Charter Secretary General published in June issue of "Nezavisimaya Gazeta"# RENEWABLESG20, IRENA take on renewable energy at energy ministers meetingWind Europe: Dutch tender brings offshore wind on a par with conventional power genera…