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IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# EU URBAN AGENDAEU Commission puts forward commitments to reach global targets in sustainable urban developmentDG Regio: State of European Cities Report: Cities leading the way to a better futureThe EIB Allocates $105 Billion to Finance Sustainable Urban Development ProjectsEU Voluntary Commitment to the New Urban AgendaBlog Post by Maroš Šefčovič: Urban FutureEurocities: 'Making cities. Visions for an urban future'# HABITAT IIIUnited Nations - The New Urban Agenda: Key CommitmentsPut ‘people, not cars’ first in transport systems, says UN Environment chiefICLEI: Cities and regions showcase their transformative actions at Habitat IIIEU Commissioner Creţu at U.N. Habitat conference: "The New Urban Agenda reflects the EU's vision for sustainable urban development"EU Commissioner Crețu at the Opening Plenary Session of the United Nations Habitat Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban DevelopmentUNECE: Mayors of global cities commit…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# BUDGET & MFFNext meeting of the Budgetary Control Committee (CONT)The EU’s new approach to funding peace and security [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research Service# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: Just under EUR 600 million boost to investment with four agreements across three countries# EASIL'Europe soutient les micro-entreprises grecques avec €15 millions en prêts# EIB GROUPEP Publications - EDF: EIB Documents - Committee on Budgetary ControlEIB & EIF: Fostering innovation to remain competitive# HORIZON 2020Over €200 million awarded to Horizon 2020 transport and energy projectsRole and effect of JTIs and PPPs in implementing Horizon 2020 for sustainable industrial change -  European Economic and Social CommitteeSME Techweb - Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €9.1 million in 189 innovative businesses# DG RESEARCHScience meets Parliaments – Launch of the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme 2016 - …

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# SINGLE MARKETEP Draft report - Annual Report on the Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2017 - PE 592.332v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionCrossing a border for a medical treatment: Commission publishes data from 23 Member States# INNOVATIONDG Growth: European Cluster Conference 2016: Registration is now open!DG Growth: KETs Observatory updated with new interactive toolBundeswirtschaftsministerium: Innovationskonferenz zur Entwicklung der MENA-Region# EMPLOYMENTHearing on "Reforming the EU Blue Card"Skills development and employability: A New Skills AgendaObstacles to the Right of Free Movement of EU citizens# EU REGISTERS## EU COMMISSIONLatest document by DG GROW## EU COUNCILSt 13413 2016 Init Draft Council Resolution on A New Skills Agenda for an Inclusive and Competitive Europe - Adoption
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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# ROAMINGSt 13359 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 as regards rules for wholesale roaming markets - Guidance for further work# E-COMMERCEST 13458 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cross-border parcel delivery services - Examination of Presidency compromise text# DSMReview of the 6th Brussels Wednesday Social with EU-Commissioner Günther H. OettingerDIGITALEUROPE speaks at Berlin Readie Policy Summit# CYBER SECURITYENISA: 4th Week ECSM: Mobile MalwareMobile and internet companies discuss online safety controls - UK Parliament# COPYRIGHTDIGITALEUROPE speaks at Brussels Copyright in Europe ConferenceDeutscher Bundestag: 18/10087 (PDF) - Antwort der Bundesregeriiung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/9901: Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger# RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTUREResearch Infrastructures - EU invests €10 million in…

IEU TRADE Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# CETAEC Midday press briefing of 24/10/2016 - TRADE - CETA: Q&ACETA: EP President Schulz on his meetings with Chrystia Freeland and Paul MagnetteCETA: S&D leader Pittella calls for a swift compromise; Wallonia's case shows EU functioning must be changedEPP: CETA: solution needed this weekEU-Abgeordneter Caspary (EVP/CSU) zum vorläufigen Scheitern von CETAEU-Abgeordneter Reul (EVP/CSU) zum vorläufigen Scheitern von CETA und der Beteiligung von EU-Parlamentspräsident SchulzDie Grünen/EFA CETA vorläufig gescheitert: Sieg für Kritiker, Niederlage für Europas HandlungsfähigkeitCanadian Government on the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)Businesseurope: We have the duty to bring CETA homeDIHK: Ein Scheitern von Ceta wäre ein "immenser Schaden"BDI zur Blockade aus Belgien zu CETAVCI: Belgien verweigert vorläufig Zustimmung zu Handelsabkommen EU-Kanada - CETA in NotCampact: Kommentar zum Scheitern von C…

IEU EURO Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# FINANCIAL SERVICESEP debate: Liberalising financial servicesEP Draft opinion - Establishing a Union programme to support specific activities enhancing the involvement of consumers and other financial services end-users in Union policy making in the field of financial services for the period of 2017-2020 - PE 592.330v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionCFA Institute joins with Better finance & Efama to call for the disclosure of past performance of investment products# EBA & BANKING UNIONEBA calls for a simplified and more harmonised large exposures regimeEBA consults on technical standards on MREL reporting by Resolution AuthoritiesEBA recommends that only investment firms identified as GSIIs and OSIIs be subject to the full CRDIV/CRRAgenda of the European Banking Federation# EMUEP Draft report - Annual Report on the Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2017 - PE 592.332v01-00 - Committee on the Inter…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves German electricity demand response schemeState aid: EU Commission approves German support to cogenerated electricity; opens in-depth investigation into surcharge reductionsState aid: Commission approves €60 million public support for environmentally friendly buses and related infrastructure in Portugal# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of furniture producer Cofel by Pikolin and SteinhoffMergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Petco by CVC and CPPIB in pet retail sectorMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Rackspace Hosting by Apollo ManagementBundeswirtschaftsministerium: Schlichtungsverfahren für Edeka, Kaisers Tengelmann und Rewe# COMPETITION CASESUpdated Call: COMP/2016/014 - Multiple Framework Contract for the provision of consultancy services on technical, economic and legal matters in the context of ICT and media competition cases# CORPORATE GOVERNANCEEP Plenary: &q…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# AIR POLLUTIONEEA: Urban population exposed to air pollutant concentrations above selected air quality standards of the air quality Directive, by country# ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONProposals to amend the Rotterdam Convention to be considered at COP-8 - Rotterdam Convention# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEurobat position on the European Commission's Roadmap on the Batteries DirectiveEPC POLICY DIALOGUE: The bioeconomy and the circular economy - A perfect match? # WASTE PACKAGEEP Opinion - Directive amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste - PE 582.211v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (2nd version)EP Opinion - Directive amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment - PE 582.215v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (2nd version)# ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCEEU Commission Roadmap:…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# COP22UNFCCC: Celebrate the Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement With Us! - Get Ready for 4 NovemberST 13514 2016 INIT Declarations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings (Marrakech, 7-18 November 2016) - Approval of signature on behalf of the European Union# CARBON MARKETSEP Opinion - Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments - PE 582.103v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (2nd version)EEX Auction News: EU Auction# MARITIME TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Commission supports ambitious global actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector# AVIATION EMISSIONSPanel discussion: Decisions of the ICAO Assembly on climate change mitigation and the Aviation Strategy for Europe – which improvements are currently possible?# ROAD TRANSPORT EMISSIONScep-Analyse: Weniger Emissionen im VerkehrMinutes - Thursday, 20 October 2016 - PE 592.373v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measur…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 24 Oct 2016

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# ENERGY STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves German electricity demand response schemeState aid: EU Commission approves German support to cogenerated electricity; opens in-depth investigation into surcharge reductionsBundeswirtschaftsminister  Gabriel: Grünes Licht aus Brüssel für KWK-Förderung und abschaltbare LastenVKU: KWK-Förderung für 2016 wird endlich ausgezahlt# ENERGY UNIONDG Energy: New energy measures could trigger a 1% boost to the EU’s GDPSpeech by EU Commissioner Arias Cañete at the Business Europe Power Market EventOver €200 million awarded to Horizon 2020 transport and energy projects# ENERGY REGULATIONEIC allocated codes revised - ENTSO-E# ENERGY EFFICIENCYDeutscher Bundestag: 18/10003 (PDF) Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/9883 - Ergebnisse der ersten Ausschreibungsrunde zum Programm Step Up! und Stand weiterer Programme des Nationalen Aktionsplans Energieeffizienz (NAPE)# RENEWABLESA Renewable Urb…

IEU AGENDA Weekly Telegram 22 Oct 2016

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N## EU Commission - Upcoming events15 Nov 2016: President Juncker takes part in Citizens' Dialogue in St. Vith, Belgium17 Nov 2016: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package## EU Commission CalendarMonday 24 Oct 2016Tuesday 25 Oct 2016Wednesday 26 Oct 2016Thursday 27 Oct 2016Friday 28 Oct 2016Outlook NovemberOutlook December 2016 – No events published, so far.# E U    P A R L I A M E N T## The Week Ahead 24 – 30 Oct 2016Budget 2017 and MFF revisionEU summit resultsCommission Work Programme 2017Rule of law and democracy in the EUTerrorismTrans fatsTaxationJournalists in Turkey2016 Sakharov PrizePre-session press briefing## EP Plenary background 24 - 27 Oct 2016MEPs to debate EU summit outcome with Juncker and TuskCommission Work Programme: Parliament to debate EU priorities for 2017More funds for jobs for young people: MEPs to vote stance on EU budget for 2017EU’s long-term budget: MEPs to press for more headroom…

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