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German Reunification Day

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IEU AGENDA Weekly Telegram 1 Oct 2016

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N## EU Commission - Upcoming events
3 - 7 Oct 2016: International deal to tackle aviation emissions6 Oct 2016: Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard## EU Commission Calendar
Monday 3 Oct 2016Tuesday 4 Oct 2016Wednesday 5 Oct 2016Thursday 6 Oct 2016Friday 7 Oct 2016Saturday 8 Oct 2016Outlook OctoberOutlook NovemberOutlook December 2016 – No events published, yet# E U    P A R L I A M E N T## The Week Ahead 3 - 9 Oct 2016
Paris agreementEU summitExport ban on torture goodsMobile roamingConflict of interests of CommissionersGreecePolandCalaisStructured dialogue on possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and PortugalPresident's diaryPre-session press briefing## Plenary background
Climate change: Parliament ready to ratify Paris agreementPre-summit debate on migration, Russia and EU trade policyMEPs to strengthen EU export ban on “torture goods”Mobile roaming: are “fair use” safeguards fair?MEPs to quiz Commission on…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# MFF & BUDGETPress briefing by EU Auditors: Annual report 2015# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EUR 65 million for innovative businesses in Bulgaria and Slovakia as EIF and CIBANK sign agreement# ESIFKick-off of urban policy cooperation project, URBELAC IIIStudy: The use of new provisions during the programming phase of the ESI FundsESI funds suspension for Spain and Portugal: Structured dialogue with CommissionersDeutsche Bank Research:  Think Local - What Brexit would mean for regional and cohesion policies in Europe# EIB GROUPEIB to support safety improvements at Olkiluoto Power PlantGreek Finance Minister Tsakalotos speaks at Bridge Forum Dialogue at EIB# ERC45 ERC grantees receive top-up innovation fundingERC Proof of Concept 2016 second round - List of selected researchers# PARTNERSHIP PORTAL2016 Pilot Projects for action grantsLatest calls published on the EU Partnership PortalREC-RPPI-EUDI-AG-2016: Pilot Project "Europe of diversities&qu…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# COMPETITIVENESSOpening speech at the conference: Reforms needed to re-launch Greek competitiveness - European Economic and Social CommitteeST 12402 2016 ADD 1 3485th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space)# INNOVATIONDG Grow: Building skills and earth observation related expertise through CopernicusEU Commission finds that Lithuania's public support to Science and Technology Parks is not state aidBMWi: Internationale Kooperationen im Zentralen Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) - 9. Ausschreibung mit Israel angelaufen# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission Consultation: Public consultation on the evaluation of the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EECDG Grow: Workshop on the transition from the personal protective equipment Directive to a new Regulation# SMEDG Grow: Women Entrepreneurs get support with WEgate platformEP Workshop - How to support the internationalisation of SMEs and micr…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# CYBER SECURITYEuropean Cyber Security Month: get in the driving seat of your own online security# COPYRIGHTEU Commission study on remuneration of authors of books and scientific journals, translators, journalists and visual artists for the use of their worksCopyright: making EU rules work for science, research and innovation - Blog post by Andrus Ansip# SATELLITE & CABLE DIRECTIVEEU Commission: Study on the Satellite and Cable Directive# TELECOMS FRAMEWORKBEREC Chair: Preliminary BEREC views on the EC proposal for Telecoms review”Invest or die” : Sebastien Soriano message at FT ETNO Summit 2016 - BEREC Net Neutrality: BEREC on the Right Path, Let's Keep the Pressure on - La Quadrature du Net# DSMDraft agenda - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - PE 589.483v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (including Telecom and DSM issues)# CREATIVE INDUSTRIESDraft agenda - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - PE 589.486v01-00 - Com…

IEU TRADE Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# INDONESIADG Trade: Report from the 1st round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Indonesia# INDIAIn-Depth Analysis - EU-India Relations — Keeping up the Momentum Needed for a Vital Strategic Partnership - PE 570.471 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# CETA, TTIP & TPPCEEP: Possible binding protocol on public services for CETAEU-Kommissarin Malmström und WKÖ-Kronberger: Handelspolitik besser kommunizieren und bestehende Chancen nutzenLe Sénat: PROPOSITION DE RÉSOLUTION EUROPÉENNE PRÉSENTÉE en application de l'article 73 quinquies du Règlement, sur les conditions de la ratification de l'accord économique et commercial global entre l'Union européenne et le Canada# DUAL USEAnti-Torture Regulation - plenary debate and vote, 4 October 2016 - Committee on International TradeST 12629 2016 INIT Outcome of Proceedings of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods of 22 September 2016# RUSSIARussian Government: Sochi Inte…

IEU EURO Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEntwurf eines Zweiten Gesetzes zur Novellierung von Finanzmarktvorschriften auf Grund europäischer Rechtsakte (Zweites Finanzmarktnovellierungsgesetz, 2. FiMaNoG)# ESMAESMA appoints new chairs to Standing CommitteesESMA: Library document - Financial Technology: The Regulatory Tipping PointsESMA: Library document - MiFID II: Status Quo und weitere Entwicklung# EBAEBA updated Risk Dashboard shows that low profitability and the high level of NPLs remain a concern for EU banksFinal Q&A by EBA# EUROZONEStatement by the staff of the European Commission and the European Central Bank following the first post-programme surveillance mission to CyprusFlash estimate - September 2016 - Euro area annual inflation up to 0.4%# ECBECB: Interview  Mario Draghi: Interview with ARD TagesthemenECB: Interview  Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview with Börsen-ZeitungECB: Euro area insurance corporation and pension fund statisticsECB: Occasional paper no. …

IEU LEGAL Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# STATE AIDEU Commission finds that Lithuania's public support to Science and Technology Parks is not state aidSwedish Government: Annual report state-owned enterprises 2015# TRANSPARENCYEP Opinion - Commissioners' declarations of interests - Guidelines - PE 584.123v03-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlWhat the Steelie Neelie case tells us about commissioners’ ethics - Corporate Europe Observatory# GENDER EQUALITYEP Draft report - Rights of Women in the Eastern Partnership States - PE 589.329v03-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# EUROJUSTNew Eurojust Liaison Prosecutor for Norway; Eurojust and Norway hold annual consultation# EU OMBUDSMANDecision in case 535/2014/JAS concerning the European Personnel Selection Office’s alleged discrimination against candidates without doctoral diplomas in a call for research contract agentsDecision in case 926/2016/EMC on the failure by the European Commission to reply to correspondence# EU…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCILMain results of the Environment Council on 30 Sept 2016# AEROSOLSEU Commission: Public consultation on the evaluation of the Aerosol Dispensers Directive# REACHBundesumweltministerium: REACH-Kongress 2016: Chemikalien in Alltagsprodukten – wie lässt sich der Verbraucherschutz verbessern?# POISON CENTRESChemicalWatch: EU member states vote through poison centre information proposals - Five vote against, including UK and Poland# MULTIPLE EXPOSUREEU JRC: Current and future approaches for the assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals# BIOTECHFungi may provide greener way of controlling oilseed rape diseases - EU Science for Environment PolicySynthetic biology and biodiversity - Science for Environment Policy: BiotechnologyApplying sewage sludge to soil may spread antibiotic resistance - Science for Environment Policy# BIODIVERSITYInvasive-species import risk is higher from countries with poor regulation and political instabili…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# COP 21 / COP 22Climate change: EU Council speeds up process for EU ratification of Paris agreementMain results of the Environment Council on 30 Sept 2016Environment Council- Press conference Slovak Presidency and European CommissionST 12689 2016 INIT Draft 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 - Agreement in principle - Request for the consent of the European ParliamentST 12807 2016 INIT Preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings in Marrakech (7 - 18 November 2016) Council conclusions (30 September 2016)EU Commission reaction: Ministers approve EU ratification of Paris AgreementSpeaking points by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the ratification of the Paris agreementParis climate agreement: Parliament to vote on EU ratification after Council green lightRatificat…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 30 Sept 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONDraft agenda - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - PE 589.483v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (including a range of energy issues)EP Minutes - Monday, 26 September 2016 - PE 589.353v01-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism (including a range of energy issues)# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E: Friday Roundup, 30 September 2016ENTSO-E: South East Europe Regional Conference 2016ENTSO-E: Results of the Central East European ConferenceENTSO-E: Forward Capacity Allocation Guideline publishedENTSO-E Upcoming eventsEURELECTRIC response to ENTSO-E Mid-Term Adequacy Forecast 2016 consultationSEDC Position Paper: Data Access in the Electricity Market – September 2016Preparing For A Changing Energy World - The Energy Collective# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy efficiency package: Delivery is overdue - The Coalition for Energy SavingsUNECE: Improving energy efficiency in the built environmentEU Commission: Energy-consumption fe…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# EIBEuropean Commission and EIB present guidance paper on the Eurostat treatment of PPPsLaunch of the EPEC-Eurostat Guide to the Statistical Treatment of Public-Private Partnerships# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: 450 businesses in Lithuania to benefit from EFSI agreement between EIF and Šiaulių banka# ESIFLa Commissaire Crețu en Roumanie: accroitre le potentiel des régions moins développéesAmendments 1 - 249 - Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds: an evaluation of the report under Article 16(3) of the CPR - PE 589.248v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentAmendments 59 - 263 - Establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 - PE 589.217v01-00 - Committee on Regional DevelopmentBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel: Bessere Förderbedingungen für EXIST (ESF)Deutschland und Österreich legen gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine bessere KMU-Finanzierung vor# HORI…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Sept 2016

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# COMPETITIVENESSMain results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 29 Sept 2016Competitiveness Council (Internal Market and Industry) - Press conference Slovak Presidency and European CommissionCommissioners Bieńkowska and Jourová at European Consumer Organisation conference on the car sector# INNOVATIONEuropean Innovation Council - Commission invites top innovators to help shape a new European Innovation CouncilInternational Network for Government Science Advice Conference - Speech by Carlos MoedasDG Grow: 10 Finalists with ideas to help refugees and migrants selected in European Social Innovation Competition# SINGLE MARKETServices: EU Commission urges CROATIA to remove discriminatory restrictions on fishing licencesPublic procurement: EU Commission calls on SLOVAKIA to adhere to EU rulesFree movement of professionals: EU Commission urges Member States to transpose EU rules on recognition of professional qualificationsDG Grow: Innovative public procureme…

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