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IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# EU URBAN AGENDAEU Commission on Urban Agenda: new knowledge sources available for Europe's citiesDG Regio: Four months after adoption: the Urban Agenda for the EU is moving fast forwardEU Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič: Let's work together for better citiesEU Commission Launches Web Portal to Help Cities Develop Urban StrategiesUrban Agenda for the EU during the European Week for Regions and CitiesEUROCITIES: Urban Agenda is about Europe’s future and quality of life for citizensDG Grow: Cities and regions are driving force in the development of innovation and digital transformation ecosystemsFind Out the Winners of the RegioStars Awards 2016!Covenant of Mayors: Urban Agenda: A "one-stop-shop" providing up-to-date information to Europe's citiesHABITAT IIIUN: Habitat 3 to set new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-Gene…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# BUDGET & MFFEU budget management, performance, protection: committee debate with CommissionerSt 13162 2016 Init Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework - State of playSt 13163 2016 Init Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework - QuestionnaireSt 13216 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014,(EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the CouncilFirst Vice-President Timmermans in Luxembourg for General Affairs Council and d…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# SINGLE MARKETReview of EU consumer and marketing policy on the agenda of the European Consumer summit 2016Keynote speech by European Commissioner Věra Jourová on the review of consumer policy - 2016 European Consumer SummitSpeech by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, at the Consumer Summit 2016 in BrusselsCollege of Europe Lecture: “30 years of the Single European Market”# COMPETITIVENESSBusinesEurope letter to the European Council# SPACE INDUSTRYThere is Space for Europe -  Blog post by Maroš Šefčovič, European CommissionDG Growth: Business Planet: How the EU's Copernicus space programme is starting to pay off# EU REGISTERS## EU COMMISSIONLatest document by DG GROW

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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# DSMSpeech by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, at the Consumer Summit 2016 in BrusselsBoosting innovation on Active and Healthy Ageing in the Digital Single MarketParis, new stop for DIGITALEUROPE Outreach in Europe# DIGITAL EVIDENCEDIGITALEUROPE views on Law Enforcement Access to Digital Evidence# DATA ECONOMYSpeech at the Conference "Building European Data Economcy" - speech by EU Commissioner Günther OettingerInformation and Networking Days on Horizon 2020 Big Data Public-Private Partnership topics 2017EBU Legal and Public Affairs Assembly reflects on digital transformation of PSM# ROBOTICSWorkshopü summary: Artificial Intelligence - Committee on Legal AffairsEP Opinion - Civil Law Rules on Robotics - PE 583.918v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# COPYRIGHTUpdated EP Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal Affairs# CONNECTIVITYDG Connec…

IEU TRADE Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 Oct 2016EU Council adopts the 2016 Common Foreign and Security Policy reportEU Council conclusions on the global strategy on the EU's foreign and security policyEU Council conclusions on Bosnia and HerzegovinaSyrian crisis: EU ready to step up on partnerships with Lebanon and JordanEU Council conclusions on SyriaEU-Iraq Cooperation Council to take place on 18 October 2016Latin America and Caribbean: EU prepares for the CELAC-EU ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting# CETASlovak EU Presidency Notice: EU trade ministers meet to discuss CETA between the EU and CanadaSt 13239 2016 Init Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part – Decision on signature = Adoption – Decision on provisional application = Adoption – Decision on conclusion = Request for the consent of the European Parli…

IEU EURO Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# GREECERating Action: Moody's affirms Greece's government bond rating at Caa3; outlook stable# CZECH REPUBLICRating Action: Moody's affirms the Czech Republic's A1 rating; maintains stable outlook# EMUDie Grünen: Italien plant mehr Schulden: Ignorieren des Euro-Stabilitätspakts ist fatal für den EuroEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE): Euro: Mit Schäuble in den Untergang# BANKING UNIONIMF Working Paper No. 16/198: Negative Interest Rates : How Big a Challenge for Large Danish and Swedish Banks?Agenda of the European Banking Federation# BREXITTreasury Minister gives evidence to Brexit: financial services inquiry - UK Parliament# BISAndreas Dombret: Under pressure - is consolidation the solution for Europe's banking sector?Benoît Cœuré: Strengthening the Greek financial systemYves Mersch: The European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve - an ocean apart?Pentti Hakkarainen: Finnish economy - success, challenges and outlook# INDICA…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# TAX TRANSPARENCYST 12644 2016 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches (CBCR) - Presidency compromise textPANA - Draft work programme of the upcoming activities - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionDocumentation: Hearing of 27 September 2016 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionGUE/NGL MEP to give keynote speech on tax justice in Bratislava today# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of a hospital concession and parking in Portugal by Talanx and Aberdeen# PATENT LAWBundestag: 18/9966 (PDF) Antwort der Bundesregier…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCILMain results of the Environment Council on 17 Oct 2016Slovak EU Presidency: Environment ministers on climate protection, water and forthcoming negotiations on biodiversity in Mexico# EFSAEFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2015Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance mesosulfuron (variant evaluated mesosulfuron-methyl)# REACH DG Growth: OVERVIEW OF THEMATIC STUDIES PROVIDING EVIDENCE FOR THE 2017 REACH REFIT EVALUATION (REACH REVIEW 2017)  # CIRCULAR ECONOMYFEVE: Nothing is Lost - Permanent Materials at the Heart of the EU Circular Economy# BIOECONOMYNordic Council: NordBio looks ahead to the future of Nordic bioeconomy# AIR POLLUTIONThe increased cost of air pollution in Africa calls for urgent mitigation action, says new OECD Development Centre study# EP ENVI COMMITTEENext meeting of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# EU REGISTERS## EU COUNCIL
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IEU CLIMATE Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCILMain results of the Environment Council on 17 Oct 2016Slovak EU Presidency: Environment ministers on climate protection, water and forthcoming negotiations on biodiversity in Mexico# EU ETSSurplus emission permits start decreasing in the EU’s emissions trading systemBundestag: 18/9943 (PDF) Antwort der Bundesregeriung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/9770 - Position der Bundesregierung zur Weiterentwicklung des europäischen Emissionshandels nach 2020# MONTREAL HFC PROTOCOLGreen transformation 'unstoppable' as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UNClimate Action: The EU welcomes agreement on global phase-down of climate-warming gasesHendricks: Einigung von Kigali ist Meilenstein für den KlimaschutzUn accord historique pour réduire l'utilisation des gaz HFC a été obtenu à Kigali - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la MerU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the HFC Amendment to th…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 17 Oct 2016

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Commission launches new electricity interconnection targets expert groupBusinessEurope update on High-level conference: Forthcoming power market reform - Helping or slowing down European industry?Next meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEU4Energy meeting maps out how to improve energy legislative and regulatory environment in Eastern Partnership countries - Energy CommunityEU4Energy Programme partners hold a first preparatory meeting in Sarajevo - Energy Charter# ENERGY REGULATIONACER invites stakeholders to provide inputs for the Agency’s 2018 Work ProgrammeEIC allocated codes revised - ENTSO-EEURELECTRIC response to EC’s consultation on the establishment of the annual priority lists for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2017 and beyond# RENEWABLESIRENA: Director-General Amin Takes Energy Transition Message to World Energy CongressRenewables Grid Initiative: Event material online: 6th European Grid …

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