Showing posts from July 19, 2016

IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 18 July 2016

# GLOBAL SMART CITIESInternational Trade Administration Releases Smart Cities GuideCollaboration in Action: Mayors and city leaders gather in Singapore to discuss innovative urban solutions - C40# EU COMMISSIONDG Grow: Cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation# URBACTWe Make Europe! Cities and City Makers enhancing the (Im)Pact of Amsterdam# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: Apply now for the StartGreen 2016, deadline on14th AugustEU Commission appoints new Directors to its departments for Climate, Education & Culture, and Regional & Urban PolicyRegister now for Horizon 2020 'Smart cities and communities' info day# SMART GOVERNANCESmart Cities Council: Smart Cities Council Readiness Program  Smart Cities Council: Why it's time to get in the data business (it's worth trillions) Design for people not machines, psychologist tells local government Survey shows acceleration towards digital self-service# SMART SECURITYENISA: S…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 18 July 2016

# EIBSlovenia: EIB increases its support for smaller infrastructure projects with EUR 50 million# ESIFStructural reform support programme 2017-2020 [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEU funds: ALDE MEP Martina Dlabajová leads fact-finding mission to Southern ItalyNew on the ESIF open data platformEuropean Commission outlines new support package worth €500 million for European farmers# EASMEEU Commission: Digital organisational frameworks and IT professionalism# DG RTDTransition to Green Economy - an event under the Slovak Presidency - 5-7 September 2016, Bratislava, SlovakiaResearch Headlines - Self-learning AI emulates the human brainSuccess Stories - From peelings to pork - animal feed reimagined# H2020Funding: Outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom# ERCERC: Consciousness: is this what separates us from machines?ERC: Playing dirty against allergies and asthmaERC: New weapons in the fight against antibiotic resistance# COSTMeet us at ESOF 2…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 18 July 2016

# SINGLE MARKETMember State compliance with EU law improving, but more work ahead to unleash full potential of Single MarketSingle Market Scoreboard: less barriers, but still 53 red cards to EU and EEA countriesSingle Market Forum 2016/2017 stakeholder conference – What can a Services Passport achieve?Call for proposals - Implementation of the New legislative Framework - Joint enforcement actions under the multi-annual action plan for market surveillance of products in the EU# SMENew: Organisation chart of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs# EP IMCO COMMITTEEIMCO Draft agenda - Monday, 5 September 2016 - PE 587.463v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# INNOVATIONNew reports look at research and innovation challenges and developments across the EU  -  EU Joint Research CentreGraphene Flagship reaches the US: the first steps for a joint collaboration EU-US are set - The Digital Single Market Blog# EMPLOYMENTVocati…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 18 July 2016

# DSMMinisters use new Digital Compass to test different technologies and discuss their strategic contribution to growthUpdated: A digital compass for decision makers: toolkit on disruptive technologies, impact and areas for actionEU Commission: Digital organisational frameworks and IT professionalismDIGITALEUROPE comments - Priorities of Tech and Digital IndustriesGovernment must build on digital economy success, say MPs - UK Parliament# NET NEUTRALITYEDRi: Citizens sent a clear and loud message: We want a free and open internet!La Quadrature du Net answers to BEREC EU consulation on Net Neutrality# DATA PROTECTIONPrivacy for the Next Billion Users - Google Public Policy Blog# DATA RETENTIONMinutes from EU Court of Justice on #DataRetention - by Ralf Bendrath  # CYBER SECURITYEU Commission Roadmaß: Evaluation of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)BIS: euromicron: Mail - Der einfache Weg ins Unternehmen - Webinar# E-COMMERCEcep-Analyse: Gewährleistungsrecht fü…

IEU TRADE Telegram 18 July 2016

# FACMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 July 2016Main resultsFight against terrorismTurkeyEU strategy on ChinaInformal discussion of EU ministers with John Kerry, US secretaryRemarks by the High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs CouncilAußenminister Steinmeier bei EU-AußenratLa France: Lutte contre le terrorisme : "Les Européens doivent faire preuve d’une plus grande solidarité"# TURKEYEU Statements on the situation in TurkeyEU Council supports the legitimate institutions and the rule of law in TurkeyEU Council conclusions on Turkey on 18 July 2016Foreign affairs MEPs to debate attempted coup in TurkeyTurkey: Statement by Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European ParliamentPittella: S&D condemns coup attempt in Turkey but restoration of full democracy and rule of law still neededALDE leader Verhofstadt: “Death penalty will only lead to an  end of the talks with Turkey&q…

IEU EURO Telegram 18 July 2016

# EMUEU Commissioner Moscovici visits AthensTravailler ensemble à la construction d’un avenir solide pour la Grèce: Discours devant le Parlement Hellénique - MoscoviciEconomic, employment and fiscal policies: Council issues country-specific recommendations - EU Council# US EU FINANCIAL REGULATIONDG FISMA: Upgrade of EU-US financial regulatory cooperationThe inclusion of financial services in EU free trade and association agreements: Effects on money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance - European Parliamentary Research Service# ESMAESMA seeking commodity derivatives experts to join consultative industry group# BREXITBrexit and Monetary Policy - speech by Martin Weale# BANKING UNIONBriefing - Banking Union Working Group Meeting - June 2016 - PE 574.420 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEBF response to Basel Committee Consultative Document: Guidelines: Prudential treatment of problem assets - definitions of non-performing exposures and forbearance  # ECBECB: Interview of Sabi…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 18 July 2016

# TAXATIONRussian Government: Submission to the State Duma of a draft law to ratify the Convention between Russia and Belgium on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Income and Capital Gains Tax Evasion# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTBundeskartellamt: LEGO passt Rabattsystem an - Künftig fairere Bedingungen für den Online-Handel# BREXITForeign Secretary reaffirms UK commitment to GibraltarEPC: Scotland and the European UnionCEPS Commentary: Future of the EU27: What to expect from this summer’s period of reflectionCER: BRITAIN'S LIMITED OPTIONS# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Hendrix Genetics by NPM Capital and Thijs Hendrix BeheerMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over AUSS by Warburg Pincus and WendelConcentrations : la Commission de l'UE autorise l'acquisition conjointe de I@D par IK et Five Arrows# EU SECURITY AGENDAEU Commission Roadmap: Establish an EU harmonised certification system for alarm sy…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 18 July 2016

# GREEN ECONOMYTransition to Green Economy - an event under the Slovak Presidency - 5-7 September 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia# SDGUN Press briefing on 19 July 2016: Business engagement on SDGsEU follows up on its commitment to implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development# ACCESS TO INFORMATIONST 11299 2016 INIT Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: 20th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (WGP 20) (Geneva, 15-17 June 2016) - Compilation of statements by the EU and its Member States# CHEMICALSST 11324 2016 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards bisphenol A# LIFEUpcycling breakthrough for Spanish LIFE project EXTRUCLEAN# CIRCULAR E…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 18 July 2016

# AIR POLLUTIONBetter air quality for Europeans: stricter emission limits for non-road combustion engines become lawST 11265 2016 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending Directive 2003/35/EC - Methodological and technical information by the NL delegation regarding the revised Annex II# COP22UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal - The Guardian# CARBON MARKETSMEP Duncan set to give Carbon Forward 2016 keynote as organisers announce major partnership - Carbon PulseDeutscher Naturschutzring:Briefing zu EU-Effort-Sharing# CLIMATE FINANCEUNEP: Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green FinanceGCF launches Executive Director recruitment process# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSUS EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 18 July 2016

# ENERGY REGULATIONEU Commission: Consultation on the establishment of the annual priority lists for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2017 and beyondCEER consults on its draft Handbook on harmonised definitions of retail metricsKosovo* and Moldova rectify failure to comply with obligation to transpose Third Energy Package - Energy CommunityEIC allocated codes revised# ENERGY TECHNOLOGIESUpdated: Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovationSETPlan: 9th Conference of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan - 30 Nov 2016 to 02 Dec 2016FCH: Call for expression of interest for clean energy technology studies# ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURESt 11195 2016 Init Proposal for a Council Decision on a proposal to establish the Energy Community list of energy infrastructure projects - Establishment of the European Union position# ENERGY EFFICIENCYThe Climate Group: How local authorities are reducing fuel poverty through energy efficiency in the UK: Christine Smith …