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IEU FUNDING Telegram 14 July 2016

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# EFSI & EIB GROUPInvestment Plan for Europe: new EFSI deals signed in Greece and SpainCOSME guarantee agreement: EUR 100 million for Greek SMEsEIB provides EUR 160m of Investment Plan for Europe financing to research and innovation in the European automotive sectorRaiffeisen und die EIB unterstützen heimische BetriebeInnovFin: European support for innovation in FinlandEIB: Carbon Footprint Report 2015EIB Group 2015 Sustainability Report# CEFJoin the 1-hour webinar "CEF eDelivery – What's In It For You?"# ESIFEP Opinion - How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas? - PE 582.229v02-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# BUDGET & MFFLatest news - Next meeting of the Committee on Budgets - Committee on BudgetsEP Report Budgetary and Financial Management 2015 - Committee on Budgetary ControlEP Publications - European Parliament : Report on EP contracts awarded - Committee on Budgetary ControlEP Publications - European Parliament : Report o…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 14 July 2016

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# INNOVATIONInnovation performance compared: How innovative is your country?EU Commission Q&A on the Innovation performanceStimulating productivity growth: the role of public policy - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and InnovationThe role of impact investment in driving social innovation - Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation# THE JUNCKER PLANInvestment Plan for Europe: new EFSI deals signed in Greece and SpainCOSME guarantee agreement: EUR 100 million for Greek SMEsEIB provides EUR 160m of Investment Plan for Europe financing to research and innovation in the European automotive sectorEIB provides EUR 250 million for ICO’s “FOND-ICO Global” fund-of-funds under Investment Plan for Europe# INDUSTRYIndustry 4.0 Summit - Factories of the FutureRaw materials: EU Commission highlights need for security of supply and investmentEU JRC: Scoreboard depicts the state of play of raw materials in the EU - 14 Jul 2016# SINGLE MARKETInformal meeti…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 14 July 2016

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# GOOGLEAntitrust: Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rulesStatement by EU Commissioner Vestager on antitrust investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practicesWelcome boost in Google Search case - BEUCEuropean Commission Sends New Statement of Objections to Google - CCIA# 5GDSM Blog: EuCNC2016: 5G from dawn towards deployment# DSMUpdate: Contracts for the supply of digital content: joint committee debateEuropean Regions bring a digital single market in active and healthy ageing# TSMBEUC and MEPs call for end to high international phone and SMS costs in EU# PORTABILITYAmendments 23 - 156 - Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - PE 583.956v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# DATA PROTECTIONDIW: Konferenzrückblick „Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Privacy“# E-COMMERCECross-border parcel …

IEU TRADE Telegram 14 July 2016

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# ASEMEU-Asia summit to focus on connectivitySt 10979 2016 Init ASEAN: launch of bilateral FTA negotiations with Indonesia - AuthorisationEU Commission President Juncker addresses Asia-Europe Business ForumClosing Ceremony Speech by Jean-Claude Juncker at the Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF15) in Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaBusinesseurope at Asia-Europe Business Forum: Achieving better integration of SMEs in Global Value ChainsAsia-Europe meeting - ASEM partners accounted for more than a third of EU trade in goods in 2015 - EU total deficit of €277 billion# JAPANEU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis visits Japan# CHINASpeech by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in BeijingEESC against granting market access to China - Europe's industry needs protection against unfair competition practicesEU Council: St 11250 2016 Init 9th Meeting of the EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCCC), 4 September 2016, Hangzhou, China - CoordinationEASME: Explo…

IEU EURO Telegram 14 July 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONCapital Markets Union: new rules to support investment in venture capital and social enterprisesEU Commission Q&A on new rules for venture capital and social enterprises# FINANCIAL SERVICESEU Commission has published a summary of the 428 responses to the consultation following the Green paper on retail financial services# BANKING UNIONHauptgeschäftsführer des Bankenverbands Kemmer zur Situation im italienischen Bankensektor# EBAEBA notes progress in convergence of supervisory practices across the EU# EMUQuarterly Report on the Euro Area published today# ECBECB Working paper no. 1938: Bond risk premia, macroeconomic factors and financial crisis in the euro areaECB Working paper no. 1939: Impact of the asset purchase programme on euro area government bond yields using market news# BISBIS: Monetary policy, the financial cycle and ultra-low interest rates# EU REGISTERS# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - Summary of the Impact Analysis - Accompanyin…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 14 July 2016

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# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rulesStatement by EU Commissioner Vestager on antitrust investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practicesSupplementary Statement of Objections in comparison shopping caseStatement of Objections in AdSense case# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTSpeech at the EESC Plenary on Thursday 14 July by Margrethe Vestager# ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERINGEU Commission adopts measures to protect against money laundering and terrorist financing from high risk third countriesEnd London's "welcome mat" for money launderers, says Committee - UK Parliament# TAXATIONUK: Corporate report: Tax avoidance litigation decisions# EU COURT OF JUSTICEThe General Court sets aside the Commission decision ordering Germany to recover from Deutsche Post part of the subsidies paid in respect of former civil servant postal work…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 14 July 2016

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# MERCURYProposition de décision du Conseil relative à la conclusion de la convention de Minamata sur le mercureGUE/NGL MEP presents recommendations ahead of ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury# CHEMICALSBayer-Konzern: Bayer erhöht Angebot für Monsanto und bietet Gewissheit in Finanzierungs- und RegulierungsfragenCEFIC: New Commission study shows high regulatory costs for EU chemical industry# WATER MANAGEMENTEEA: Model-based estimate of past change in annual river flows# FERTILIZER TAXDG Environment: Fertiliser tax of €0.05–0.27 per kilogram calculated for France as incentive to limit its use# NANOPARTICLESNanoparticles’ ecological risks: effects on soil microorganisms - DG Environment# NOISENoise pollution may make people less likely to exercise -  DG Environment# BREXIT Brexit implications for environment policy explored by committee - UK Parliament# EP ENVI COMMITTEEEP Draft opinion - Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems,…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 14 July 2016

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# CARBON MARKETSThe Guardian: Brexit will force EU countries 'to make deeper, costlier carbon cuts'Industry subsidies dominate ITRE debate on ETS - PlasticsEuropeEC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO - PlasticsEurope# COP22TTIP: EU proposal on provisions on climate aspects of the TTIP Trade and Sustainable Development chapterT&E: The effort sharing decision after 20209th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSCar emissions: manufacturers and a former EU Commissioner quizzed by MEPsEMIS Committee continued its work on 13 and 14 July - vote and hearings - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorNext EMIS Committee Meetings - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorVideo of a committee meeting - Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 15:07 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorMEP Henkel (ECR/ALFA): Committee of Inqui…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 14 July 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONEP Opinion - EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage - PE 582.256v03-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs (3rd version)LNG: The Answer to Europe’s Reliance on Russian Gas? -The Energy CollectiveUK: Statement from Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy# NUCLEAR ENERGYThe Guardian: Hinkley Point: new UK chancellor determined to start building# OIL MARKETU.S. EIA: Oil market outlook and drivers# GAZPROMGazprom Holds Third Round of Auctions - Natural Gas Europe# EU REGISTERS# EU PARLIAMENTAnswer - New situation with regard to free allowances for electricity producers - E-003683/2016Answer - Paks: what is going on in the background? - E-003242/2016Note 

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