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IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# EU URBAN AGENDAUrban Poverty Partnership seminar in AthensPact of Amsterdam now available in French and GermanKick-off of urban policy cooperation project, URBELAC III# EU COMMISSIONFunding opportunity: Smart Cities & Communities lighthouse projectsDG Regio: My City in Our Europe – how to best tackle challenges of the EU citiesREGIO (DG Regional and Urban Policy): COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The State of European Cities 2016 SWD(2016)325/F1  Document requestSpeech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: "Europe should not be afraid of data"Technical assistance at the initiative of the EU Commission# EU COUNCILSt 12669 2016 Init The New Urban Agenda (Outcome of the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development - HABITAT III, held in Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016) - Approval of signature on behalf of the European Union# EESCShaping the future of the European core netwo…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: European support for renewable energy in Belgium creates hundreds of new jobsInvestment Plan for Europe: €160 million for agricultural SMEs in HungaryVice-President Šefčovič promotes investment dynamics between the Juncker-Plan and Cohesion Policy# ESIFSuspending EU funds for Spain and Portugal would be counterproductive, warn MEPsEC Midday press briefing of 04/10/2016 - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - EP Hearing with the EC on the suspension of ESI Funds, as part of the Structured Dialogue: Q&AEU-Abgeordnete Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): Sanktionen gegen Portugal und Spanien: ungerecht, ökonomisch unsinnig und gefährlichEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE): Defizitverfahren: Ein SchmierentheaterEU Funds for Gender Equality: EU Parliament hearing Study : The implementation of the provisions in relation to the ex-ante conditionalities in the ESI FundsStudy : The implementation of the performance frameworks in the ESI FundsEWRC …

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# SINGLE MARKETEU Commission: A New Europass Framework--helping people make their skills and qualifications more visibleEU Commission Q&A: The new Europass FrameworkEuropean Accessibility Act for products and services: committee debate# INNOVATIONMedia Briefing: EIT Digital Strategic Innovation Agenda 2017-2019SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - OCTA Innovation# INDUSTRYEU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundestag (DE) - Own Initiative on the strengthening of steel industry in Germany and Europe - ASAP/DOS/2016/258 finalEPP Group: Large-scale layoffs: we need an EU reindustrialisation policyJoint motion for a resolution on the need for a European reindustrialisation policy in light of the recent Caterpillar and Alstom cases - RC-B8-2016-1051Amendments 001-001 - Joint motion for a resolution on the need for a European reindustrialisation policy in light of the recent Caterpi…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# E-GOVERNMENTEU eGovernment Report 2016 shows that online public services in Europe show uneven improvementICT-enabled open government at ICT Proposers Day 2016 # MEDIA FREEDOMEP Study - A Comparative Analysis of Media Freedom and Pluralism in the EU Member States - PE 571.376 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs # DSMEU Commissioner Oettinger in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss progress on the Digital Single Market Speech at Going Local Event in Lisbon - Speech by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerNinth Meeting of the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market - 12-10-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionSubject files - Working Group on the Digital Single Market - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEP Opinion - Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - PE 583.879v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionMedia Briefing: EIT Digita…

IEU TRADE Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# EXPORT CONTROLMEPs strengthen EU export ban on “torture goods”Text adopted - Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2016/002 SE/Ericsson - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0367 - Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEU Commission: EU strengthens trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torturePutting an end to trade in death and torture - Blog post by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia MalmströmEP Background: Export ban on torture goodsThe EU should in no way provide the means for the death penalty or torture, say S&DsALDE: The trade in torture goods must stop: European Parliament tightens controls on tools of tortureST 12785 2016 INIT Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (Recast)ST 12785 2016 ADD 1 ANNEXES to the Proposal for a Regulation…

IEU EURO Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONFinancial Derivatives: EU Commission adopts new rules to mitigate risks in non-cleared OTC derivative transactionsAdoption of a delegated regulation on margin requirements for uncleared derivativesESMA reports on shadow banking, leverage and pro-cyclicalityESMA consults on consolidated tape for non-equity productsESMA issues Q&As on the implementation of the double volume cap under MiFID IIEP Subject files - Consultation on the review of MiFID - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ASSET MANAGEMENTThe Greens - Invitation: Conference on the future of European asset management# ESMAESMA issues positive opinion on short selling ban by Italian CONSOB# BANKING UNIONEC Midday press briefing of 04/10/2016 STATE AID - Italian banks: Q&AAgenda of the European Banking Federation# EBAEBA publishes final Guidelines on implicit support for securitisation transactions# ECOFINAgenda Highlights of the Economic and Financial Affairs C…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# STATE AIDECA: State Aid: low awareness and significant non-compliance in Member States# TRANSPARENCYMEPs call for Commissioners’ code of conduct to be tightened upEP Background: Conflict of interests of CommissionersEuroparlTV Video - On the business ties of past and present CommissionersEU-Abgeordneter Theurer (ALDE/FDP) zu Interessenskonflikten von EU-Kommissaren: Verhaltenskodex muss verschärft werden!  # STATE AIDEC Midday press briefing of 04/10/2016 STATE AID - Italian banks: Q&A# MERGERSGrüne begrüßen Zusage der EU-Wettbewerbskommissarin für gründliche und strenge Prüfung des Bayer-Monsanto-DealsMergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Faiveley by Wabtec, subject to conditionsMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Stroili Oro by THOMMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of a Polish logistics warehouse by SEGRO and PSPIBMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Bunge Indo-China by WilmarMergers: EU Commission clears ac…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 4 Oct 2016

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# REACHECHA: REACH 2018: Prepare your registration dossiers in IT format# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORSEU JRC: Launch of Endocrine Active Substances Information System (EASIS)# WATER MANAGEMENTST 12681 2016 INIT Draft Council conclusions on Sustainable Water Management - AdoptionEU-India join resources on water management# FERTILISERSWorkshop on Reforming Single Market for fertilising products on 12 October - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# PLASTIC WASTEJoin the 2016 European Week for Waste Reduction - The LIFE ProgrammeMarine litter in the EU – a problem best tackled onshore - New study by Germany’s Environment Agency, the Umweltbundesamt, recommends better plastics waste management and a higher use of recyclates in plastics production# AIR POLLUTIONEMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016 published# CHEMICAL WEAPONSCefic steps up cooperation against chemicals weapons# EU REGISTERS## EFSA
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