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IEU FUNDING Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# DEFENCE FUNDEuropean Defence Action Plan: Towards a European Defence Fund# ESIFSolidarity with Italy: EU funds to support reconstruction efforts after the earthquakes10th European Platform for Roma Inclusion discusses how to improve Roma integration policiesINTERREG Europe launches its Policy Learning Platforms: What’s in there for the Covenant Community? - Covenant of Mayors # EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: three transactions in Italy and Bulgaria to support energy efficiency and SMEs  # DG RTDFirst estimates of Research & Development expenditure- R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP- Almost two thirds spent in the business sectorResearch Headlines - Participation and the youngEvents - 13th International Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery - 19-21 June 2017, Paris, FranceEvents - European Digestive Health Summit - 6 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium# HORIZON 2020Horizon steel debate: can the indus…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# SINGLE MARKETEP Draft report - Cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (Text with EEA relevance) - PE 594.014v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# INNOVATIONFirst estimates of Research & Development expenditure- R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP- Almost two thirds spent in the business sector# SMEDG Grow: The “Survey on the access to finance of enterprises” (SAFE) was published todayECB: Report on the results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the Euro Area – April to September 2016

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IEU DIGITAL Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# AUTOMATED MOBILITY
EU Commission: An EU strategy on cooperative, connected and automated mobility# E-COMMERCEEU Commission to present new VAT rules for e-commerce businesses in the EU# DSMBackground brief - Telecommunications Council on 2 December 2016Slovak EU Presidency: Free Flow of Data in Europe - Discussion paper for lunch debate of Ministers in the margin of the TTE CouncilS&D: Together for a progressive Digital Europe# AVMS-DEBU: Digital Single Market proposals for broadcasters’ online programmes fully respect contractual freedom and territoriality# FREE FLOW OF DATASpeech by Vice-President Ansip at European Centre For International Political Economy (ECIPE) seminar on the free flow of dataDigitaleurope: Joint Industry Statement – Free Flow of Data is at the essence of a true European Digital Single MarketIndustry groups call on EU telecoms ministers to support intra-EU data flow regulation - CCIA# DATA CENTERSThe Network of Big Data Centers …

IEU TRADE Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# CETA EP Opinion - Conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part - PE 592.207v03-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs (3rd version)# WESTERN BALKANSEEAS: EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue: Implementation of the Justice AgreementDraft report - Report on the 2016 Commission Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina - PE 594.188v01-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsDraft report - Report on the 2016 Commission Report on Albania - PE 594.191v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# RUSSIA V UKRAINEUkraine-Gespräche in Minsk: "Brauchen Flexibilität auf beiden Seiten" - Auswärtiges Amt# DCFTA GEORGIAEU-Georgia: 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 2 December 2016# BELARUSStatement by the Spokesperson on the executions in Belarus of Ivan Kulesh and Sergei KhmelevskyALDE Group strongly condemns recent executions in Belarus# TISATRADE IN SERVICES B…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# PRIIPReport - Key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products as regards the date of its application - A8-0356/2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# BANKING UNIONHighlights - Public hearing with Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board - 05.12.2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsSt 14892 2016 Rev 1 Special Report No 29/2016 "Single Supervisory Mechanism - Good start but further improvements needed"# EBAEBA amends supervisory reporting standards due to the new IFRS 9# EMUECB: Speech  Mario Draghi: The productivity challenge for Europe# ECBECB: Foundation laid for pan-European instant payment solutionsECB: Interview  Mario Draghi: Interview with El PaísECB Publication: Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the euro area - April to September 2016ECB Publication: European Union Balance of Payments and International Investment Position statistical sources and method…

IEU LEGAL Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# STATE AIDState aid: EU Sector Inquiry report gives guidance on capacity mechanismsState aid: FAQ on Sector Inquiry report gives guidance on capacity mechanisms# COMPETITION POLICYEP Opinion - Annual Report on EU Competition Policy - PE 589.301v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development# EP PRESIDENTThe S&D Group unanimously backs Gianni Pittella as S&D candidate for the Presidency of the European ParliamentECR: MEP Helga Stevens welcomes 'true contest' for European Parliament President# TAXATIONEU Commission: Public consultation on the functioning of mutual assistance between Member States for the recovery of taxesExchange of views with a representative of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionOECD: Government revenues reach new high as the tax mix shifts…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY2030 Agenda & the circular economy - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) # BIOTECHEP documentation: Hearing on the Implementation of the Biotech Directive - 29-11-2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs# SDGEP documentation: Hearing Good governance and the implementation of SDG 16 - 29-11-2016 - Committee on Development# PESTICIDESBiological low risk pesticides - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# EU REGISTERS## EU COUNCIL
CM 5062 2016 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE - CLRTAP)CM 5056 2016 INIT Working Party on International Environment IssuesST 13788 2016 REV 2 Protection of human health and the environment through the sound management of chemicals - draft Council conclusionsDG Grow: ST 14538 2016 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue level…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 30 Nov 2016

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# EU CLIMATE TARGETSDG Climate: New Governance to deliver on objectives of the Energy Union# EU ETSEU ETS Reform - EURELECTRIC recommendations on proposals to strengthen the EU ETSICIS study commissioned by EURELECTRIC on options to strengthen the EU ETS# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEP Hearing of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) - 01-12-2016 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorU.S.: Robust Technical Analysis Supports Leaving Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks in Place Through 2025, EPA Administrator Finds # EU REGISTERS## EU COMMISSIONDG CLIMA## EU COUNCILST 14970 2016 INIT Agriculture and climate change a) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and th…

IEU ENERGY Telegram - Part II 30 Nov 2016

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# ENERGY PACKAGE - PART IIEU Audiovisual Services: Press conference by Vice-President Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ and Commissioner Miguel ARIAS CANETE Clean Energy package# ENERGY PACKAGE - MEP REACTIONSClean Energy Package – statement of Jerzy Buzek, chair of the EP committee on industry, energy and researchEPP: Energy Union: affordable energy for all is a main priorityEU-Abgeordneter Herbert Reul (EVP/CDU): Jumbopaket zur Energieversorgungssicherheit geschnürtEU-Abgeordneter Peter Lieser (EVP/CDU) zum  Winterpaket: Energieeffizienz zuerst, vorsichtiger Ansatz zu Ökodesign, Regeln zu Erneuerbaren verbesserungswürdigEU-Abgeordneter Markus Pieper (EVP/CDU): Energieeffizienz im Winterpaket - Kritik an Einsparzwang für grüne EnergieEnergy Union: S&Ds demand stronger action against energy povertyGreens/EFA on the EU Commission's Winter Package: A lost decade for the energy transitionEU-Ageordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Winterpaket der Europäischen Energieunio…

IEU ENERGY Telegram - Part I 30 Nov 2016

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# ENERGY PACKAGEEU Commission proposes new rules for consumer centred clean energy transitionEU Commission Energy Package: Clean Energy for All Europeans – unlocking Europe's growth potentialEU Commission Energy Package: Achieving global leadership in renewable energiesEU Commission Energy Package: Putting energy efficiency first: consuming better, getting cleanerEU Commission Energy Package: Providing a fair deal for consumersSpeech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete at the Clean Energy press conference# REACTION MEMBER STATESBundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel zum Winterpaket der EU-Kommission: "Wichtiger Schritt um europäischen Energierahmen neu zu gestalten, aber noch kein ganz großer Wurf!"CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Winterpaket der EU-Kommission stärkt europäischen Energie-Binnenmarkt - Harmonisierung und Marktintegration der erneuerbaren Energie vorantreiben# OTHER REACTIONS TO FOLLOW# CAPACITY MECHANISMSt…

IEU FUNDING Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementSME initiative: better access to funding for Spanish small businessesDie Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden# DG RTDEU Council adopts conclusions on support to young researchersEU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovationInnovFin provides €100 million to construct a European research centre to push the boundaries of physicsResearch Headlines - Using satellite data to monitor the quality of inland lakesEvents - EU-GREAT! Workshop - 14 December 2016, Brussels# ESIFRegional Development MEPs approve EU help sche…

IEU INNOVATION Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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# THE JUNCKER PLANEU Commission hosts meeting to prepare Joint Declaration on objectives and priorities for 2017EU Commission President: Answer - Reform of the European Union - P-007399/2016Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEC press conference Vice-President Jyrki KATAINEN: Investment Plan for Europe - evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementEU Commission Fact Sheet: Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcementDie Grünen zum Europäischen Investitionsfonds: Mängel müssen vor der Ausweitung behoben werden# COMPETITIVENESSUpdated results of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28-29 Nov 2016# INNOVATIONEU Commission sets-up High-Level Group led by Pascal Lamy to formulate vision for future EU research and innovation# SMEEuropean Commission Advisory expert group on cross-border access for SMEs to defence and security contracts FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS# EU …

IEU DIGITAL Telegram 29 Nov 2016

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# ROAMINGEnd of roaming charges: Industry MEPs cap wholesale prices for use of networksS&Ds push for an ambitious wholesale cap reduction to abolish roaming charges in JuneEU-Abgeordnete Meißner (ALDE/FDP): Roaming-Gebühren bis Juni 2017 abschaffenBEUC: European Parliament clears one of last hurdles for end of roaming fees in EU# PORTABILITYWatch your online films anywhere in the EU: MEPs back cross-border portabilityNo borders for online content - EuroparlTVVote du rapport Portabilité : faciliter l’accès des contenus en ligne aux citoyens lors de leurs déplacements à travers les différents Etats membres de l’Union européenne - Jean-Marie Cavada S&D: New portability rules will ensure consumers can access their online content wherever they go in EuropeALDE: Digital single market: citizens will soon enjoy wider access to online content across the EUBEUC: European Parliament gives green light for consumers to use online subscriptions when abroadBusin…

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