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IEU FUNDING Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# BREXITLords debate university and science funding - UK Parliament# ENRDNetworking to support LEADER transnational cooperation# CIVITASThe latest issue of the quarterly Civitas newsletter "Move" is now available!# ITERITER Call: Project, Integration of ITER Neutron DiagnosticsITER Call: Metrology EquipmentITER Call: Manufacture of Mechanical Components and Associated Tests for ITER Diagnostic Equipment# IDEAL-IST PARTNER SEARCHIntegration of L-category electrified vehicles in urban transportPS-LT-102691: The precise non-destructive quality control for the modern materials for the future vehicles during the manufacturing stages# EUROMEDTunisia: EU and UfM launch environmental programme# EUROPEAIDLatest updates on EuropeAid calls137910 - National Programme for Turkey 2013 under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance — Transition Assistance and Institution Building Component137928 - Support to Public Administration Reform under the PAR Sector…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# EMPLOYMENTEU Commission: Filling in the gaps in employability and entrepreneurial skills among European youthsEuropean Socialists (PES): Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès write to European Commission: more funding for Youth Guarantee CM 4560 2016 INIT EDUCATION COMMITTEE (Europass/European Qualification Framework)# EU REGISTERS## EU COUNCILST 13865 2016 INIT Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons - follow-up to the second informal trilogue and discussion on possible compromise wordingsST 13870 2016 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the evaluation of Council Directive 92/83/EEC on the structures of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beveragesST 13870 2016 ADD 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Evaluation Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the evaluation of Council Directive 92/83/EE…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# MEDIA FREEDOMOn International Day, UN calls for end of impunity for crimes against journalists# E-GOVERNMENTDG Connect: 4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016# CONNECTIVITYST 13440 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communitiesDeuthscher Bundestag: 18/10156 (PDF) Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/9751 - Breitbandausbau und Breitbandförderung in Deutschland# GEOBLOCKINGST 13787 2016 REV 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC - Presidency compromise# CYBER SECURITYUK Go…

IEU TRADE Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# TTIP & CETAAre the EU and the US becoming similar? – EP Secretary General Klaus Welle at the LUISS University in RomeDeutscher Bundestag: 18/10166 (PDF) Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage - Drucksache 18/9781 - Das Vorsorgeprinzip in den EU-Handelsabkommen TTIP und CETA# CHINAEU Chamber of Commerce in China on the 6th EU-China Industrial DialoguePublic Procurement Taskforce Meets European CommissionChina Innovation and R&D Conference: Creating the Environment for IP-Driven Innovation# UKRAINEUkrainian Vice PM Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze: Association Agreement with EU is a road map of reforms in the countryDutch Government debates solution on EU-Ukraine Agreement deadlock (Dutch only)BMZ: Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Fuchtel präsentiert "Schnellstarterpaket Ukraine": Starthilfe für kommunale Partnerschaften zwischen Deutschland und der Ukraine# RUSSIABundeswirtschaftsministerium: Strategischen Arbeitsgruppe für Wirtsc…

IEU EURO Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# ECOFIN COUNCILAgenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 8 Nov 2016# EMUST 13849 2016 INIT ESS – ESCB quality assessment report on statistics underlying the Macroeconomic Imbalances ProcedureST 13845 2016 INIT EFC Status Report on Information Requirements in EMU# BREXITMoody's: UK sovereign rating would be downgraded if Brexit weakened growth and fiscal policyBoE Governor Mark Carney makes announcement on his termLondon Stock Exchange Group discusses financial services post-Brexit - UK Parliament# BANKING UNIONDSGV-Präsident Fahrenschon: "Eigenverantwortung ist und bleibt bester Garant für Sparerschutz in Europa"# PENSION FRAMEWORKBetter Finance response to the EC's public consultation on a potential EU personal pension framework# GREECE - DEBT RELIEFLess debt more Earth: WWF opens dialogue on debt relief for a living economy in Greece# ECBECB: Exchange rate pass-through into euro area inflation (Economic Bulletin 7/2016)E…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# MALTESE EU PRESIDENCYMaltese Government: Minister for Foreign Affairs in official talks with EU’s High RepresentativeRemarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference with George Vella, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta# TRANSPARENCYALDE: Oettinger will be thoroughly scrutinised during his hearing as Budget Commissioner and VPDie Grünen: Barroso, Oettinger, Nebenjobs - EU-Institutionen müssen ihren Ruf verteidigen# TAXATIONIMF: Panama : 2016 article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for PanamaIMF: Panama : Selected IssuesST 13609 2016 INIT Criteria and process leading to the establishment of the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes Draft Council conclusionsST 13892 2016 INIT PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPLY TO QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER E-007521/2016 - Fabio De Masi (GUE/NGL) Investigations at Member State level following the Panama PapersUK …

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTCM 4628 2016 INIT Espoo Convention: 6th meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (Geneva, 7-10 November 2016) - First EU coordination# CHEMICALSCM 4625 2016 INIT Working Party on the Environment (Implementing the EU legislation on chemicals: assessment, lessons learnt and way forward - Presentation by the European Chemicals Agency /   Protection of human health and the environment through the sound management of chemicals - First discussion of the draft Council conclusions)ST 13788 2016 INIT Protection of human health and the environment through the sound management of chemicals - draft Council conclusions# ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCEWTO: Symposium underlines need for global cooperation in addressing antimicrobial resistance# EU REGISTERS## EU COUNCILST 13352 2016 REV 1 ADD 1 Commission Regulation (EU) .../... of XXX amending Council Regulation (EC) No …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# COP22CM 4530 2016 INIT 22th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1)(Marrakech, Morocco, 7-18 November 2016) - EU coordinationUN Media advisory: Paris Agreement entry into force eventUN: Join our Facebook chat: How can climate change resilience bring opportunities to reduce inequalities?CAN Europe ahead of COP22 in Marrakech. What to expect and how to judge the EU's participation?SWP De-Briefing: »COP22 in Marrakech: Outcomes and Next Steps for Implementing the Paris Agreement«SWP-Analyse: Klimaverhandlungen in Marrakesch - Für die Umsetzung des Paris-Abkommens ist kontinuierliche Unterstützung aus Deutschland nötigIPG Journal: Gut…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 2 Nov 2016

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# ENERGY UNION"Politico" event: "How Secure are Europe's Future Energy Supplies?" on November 7 in BrusselsEURELECTRIC Conference "Winter Package Impact on DSOs" on 7 November 2016# RENEWABLESIRENA’s 12th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi - Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolutionCM 4600 2016 REV 1 EU Coordination Meeting for: - 12th meeting of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (1-2 November 2016)Bruegel Working Paper: Providing efficient network access to green power generators: A long-term property rights perspectiveEU ProSun: European Commission about to axe renewables extension - Elimination of the “priority dispatch” threatens to thwart Solar energyWindEurope applauds Turkish wind ambition# NUCLEAR ENERGYDIW: Klimaschutz in Europa ist ohne Atomkraft möglichDIW: "Wenn man alle Kosten einbezieht, sind Atomkraftwerke teurer als andere Technologien": acht …

IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 31 Oct 2016

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# UN URBAN AGENDA“To transform our world, we must transform its cities” says UN chief on World Cities DayICLEI: Nations adopt the New Urban Agenda, framing sustainable urban development for the next 20 yearsICLEI: EcoMobility Days: Exploring ways to implement the New Urban Agenda with urban mobility at the core# US URBAN AGENDANational Science Foundation: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 16-610, Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC)# EU URBAN AGENDAUrban Agenda of Europe: Commitments of the European Commission to support the New Urban AgendaEU Commission Stands for an Alliance of Cities to Reach Global Targets in Sustainable Urban DevelopmentEU Commission Roadmap:  Extension of Directive 2010/40/EU on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transportEU Commission: Transport Scoreboard 2016: the EU at work to strengthen the internal market�…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 31 Oct 2016

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# BUDGET & MFFEP Plenary vote on the MFF mid-term revision resolution - Committee on BudgetsEP Plenary vote on the 2017 budget: start of the conciliation - Committee on Budgets# EFSIEP Amendments 1 - 34 - The implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments - PE 592.258v02-00 - Committee on International Trade# ESIFEP In-Depth Analysis - Exchange of Views with Spain and Portugal on Possible Suspension of European Structural and Investment Funds - REGI-ECON on 8 November 2016 - PE 587.363 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# EIBEP Amendments 1 - 35 - Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank - PE 592.259v01-00 - Committee on International Trade# HORIZON 2020Horizon Magazine: Disused factories and satellites helping thwart urban sprawl# DG RESEARCHResearch Headlines - High-tech urban mobility solutions road testedEvents - GEO WEEK - GEO XIII PLENARY & EXHIBITION - 7-10 November 2016, St. Petersbu…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 31 Oct 2016

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# ENTREPRENEURSHIPEP Public Hearing: Universities and the development of entrepreneurship and innovation# EMPLOYMENTEP Study - The Social and Employment Situation in Malta - PE 587.323 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsILO members agree on a roadmap to curb undeclared work in Greece# INDICATORSPreliminary flash estimate for the third quarter of 2016 GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 +1.6% and +1.8% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2015# EU REGISTERS## EU COMMISSIONLatest documents by DG GROW## EU PARLIAMENTEP Amendments 1 - 122 - European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning - PE 592.235v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEP Amendments 209 - 500 - Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles - PE 592.190v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionEP Amendme…

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 31 Oct 2016

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# MEDIA FREEDOMJoint Statement ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November 2016CPJ: Turkey closes 15 media outlets, raids newspaper office, detains at least 12# TELECOM REGULATIONEPC Policy Dialogue: The telecoms framework review - What implications for consumers and businesses?Bundesnetzagentur setzt konkrete Zugangsbedingungen für den Layer 2-Bitstromzugang vorläufig in Kraft# E-GOVERNMENT4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016White House: The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age # COPYRIGHTST 13623 2016 REV 1 - 18th Session of WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) (Geneva, 31 October - 4 November 2016) - Revised draft EU/Member States' statementsST 13882 2016 INIT 33rd Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (Geneva, 14 - 18 November 2016) - Draft EU StatementsST 13863 2016 INIT 33rd Session…

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