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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EU URBAN AGENDA OISPG members discussing Connected Smart Cities at a conference in Brussels Workshop on Standard Essential Patents in the context of new ICT standardisation developments (IoT, 5G) # SMART SPECIALISATION  DG Regio: Smart Stories : Smart Specialisation in practice Public consultation on Smart Specialisation # EU SCIS The Oslo Manifesto: your commitment to sustainable design, architecture, and city planning Find project or business partners among the cities involved in the EU smart cities initiatives Green Digital Charter publishes case studies developed by GDC signatory cities in the fields of buildings, energy, transport and e-participation # EIP-SCC CITIES IN TRANSITION - The role of digital in shaping our future “Think Local, Act European” Seminar - Investing in Europe: Building a coalition of smart cities & regions towards a Third Industrial Revolution # SMART GOVERNANCE DG Connect: eGovernment Ac

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EFSI Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 200 million for SMEs in the Czech Republic # ESIF Pologne: l'UE investit dans des connections routières stratégiques pour une meilleure cohésion territoriale # HORIZON 2020 Horizon 2020 Prizes: Find out more about the research and innovation prizes funded by Horizon 2020 GENIUS plays role in ESA map of Milky Way # DG CNECT SCIROCCO - Scaling Integrated Care in Context e-SENS final conference - From pilots to reality Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Ministers discuss 'The Next Generation of Health Reforms' # DG RTD New members appointed to High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism Research Headlines - Light vehicles for a greener future: meeting users' needs Events - 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ - 23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania Events - S

IEU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # PUBLIC PROCUREMENT  ST 5635 2017 INIT Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Effectiveness of Directive 89/665/EEC and Directive 92/13/EEC, as Modified by Directive 2007/66/EC, Concerning Review Procedures in the Area of Public Procurement ST 5635 2017 ADD 1 Commission Staff Working Document Evaluation of the Modifications Introduced by Directive 2007/66/EC to Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC, Concerning the European Framework for Remedies in the Area of Public Procurement / Refit Evaluation Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Effectiveness of Directive 89/665/EEC and Directive 92/13/EEC, as Modified by Directive 2007/66/EC, Concerning Review Procedures in the Area of Public Procurement *Note  Our telegram is published delayed by one day. It shows the headlines of our monitoring content, only. You can buy the full version of this

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # CROSS-BORDER PORTABILITY ST 5600 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament # CYBER SECURITY ENISA study into taxonomies for incident detection and prevention EP Motion for a resolution on the need to provide immediate protection to victims of cyber espionage - B8-2017-0039 ETSI Security Week 2017 EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar 2017 - Geneva Internet Platform # CLOUD On Data Privacy Day, Keep Your Data Safe by Identifying the Threats - Cloud Security Alliance Blog CloudOpting Hackathons: business opportunities in a new Public Services Marketplace # E-GOVERNMENT DG Connect: The “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017 eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020: guidance to support implementation Final Report - Study on “Analysi

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # FAC Agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 6 Feb 2017 # US RELATIONS Readout of the President's Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany - White House Press Office Gemeinsame Presseerklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und dem Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Donald Trump Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan - White House Press Office Russian President Vladimir Putin: Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ST 5235 2017 REV 1 DRAFT PROCEDURAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PRS INFORMATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USG) (HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE SIDES”) IN VIEW OF NEGOTIATING A PRS AGREEMENT ST 5236 2017 REV 1 DRAFT PROCEDURAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PRS INFORMATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY (HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE SIDES”) IN VI

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # EMU Monetary Dialogue – 6 February 2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs EU Commission Answer - Post-programme surveillance for Ireland - E-008968/2016 IMF: Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area  # SPAIN IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Spain IMF: Spain : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Spain IMF: Spain : Selected Issues   # BULGARIA Remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at the joint press point with Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria # FINANCIAL SERVICES EP Report - 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 - A8-0008/2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # TAXATION Updated: Hearings - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers" - Part II - 09-02-2017 OECD invites taxpayer input on peer reviews of Dispute Resolution (BEPS Action 14) OECD: Interaction between the tax treaty provisions of the report on BEPS Action 6 and the treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds OECD: Platform for Collaboration on Tax invites comments on a draft toolkit to address the lack of comparables for transfer pricing analyses # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Intel Security by TPG Capital Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Intel Security by TPG Capital Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Kaican Service Limited by Centerbridge Partners and Alpha Bank Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Micheldever by Sumitomo Concentrations: la Commission approuve la création d'une entreprise commune par ArcelorMittal et Cellino #

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # BIOECONOMY Events - 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ - 23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania # BLUE ECONOMY Towards sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean # CIRCULAR ECONOMY EP Draft opinion - A longer lifetime for products: benefits for consumers and companies - PE 595.378v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety German Environment Agency (UBA): Convincing design, not short-lived disposable goods - German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 on the lookout for smart ideas for the future # HARMFUL SUBSIDIES German Environment Agency (UBA): Pace of environmentally harmful subsidies phase-out continues to falter - 57 billion euros in costs borne by taxpayers # PESTICIDES EU Parliament Background Material on Safer Pesticides # THE ARCTIC EuroparlTV Video - Managing Arctic interests  # EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # COP22 / COP23 Trump adviser predicts US exit from Paris Agreement, opposes carbon pricing moves - Carbon Pulse Fijian Prime Minister Lays Out COP23 Leadership Agenda to UNFCCC Clarifying Long-term Emission Reduction Strategies - Join UNFCCC Webinar 1 February Bundesentwicklungsminister Müller: Kommunale Partnerschaften sind ein Gewinn für den Klimaschutz # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS OECD: CLIMATE - More effort needed to curtail CO2 emissions in transport International Transport Forum: CO2 Mitigation Measures for Transport Will Not Achieve Climate Ambitions Next EMIS Committee Meetings - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Minutes - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - PE 597.647v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Amendments 1 - 205 - Report on the inquiry into emission measurements in the automotive sector - PE 597.535v02-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Meas

IEU ENERGY Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # ENERGY UNION EU Parliament Background on the Energy Union # ENERGY MARKET DESIGN EURELECTRIC: Letter to DG Energy on the Commission’s study on a gas market design for Europe # ENERGY REGULATION ENTSOG: TYNDP 2017 consultation is open until Friday! Secretariat issues Opinion on the Albanian regulatory authority's certification of electricity TSO - Energy Community  # RENEWABLES DG Energy: EU Sustainable Energy Week: call for conference sessions and award nominations New bioenergy roadmap guide released jointly by IEA and FAO # NUCLEAR ENERGY How the IAEA Assists Newcomer Countries in Building Their Way to Sustainable Energy # HYDROGEN Discover FCH JU 6 new projects boosting pathways for green hydrogen Wasserstofferzeugung mit Photovoltaik: EU-Projekt PECSYS strebt technologischen Durchbruch an # SHALE GAS  Motion for a resolution on the risk of earthquakes associated with shale gas extraction - B8-2017-0062

IEU AGENDA Telegram 28 Jan 2017

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Our EU Agenda headlines today*: # E U   C O M M I S S I O N ## EU Commission - Upcoming Events 15 Feb 2017: EU Commission adopts its monthly infringements package ## EU Commission Calendar Monday 30 Jan 2017 Tuesday 31 Jan 2017 Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 Thursday 2 Feb 2017 Friday 3 Feb 2017 Saturday 4 Feb 2017 Outlook February 2017 # E U    P A R L I A M E N T ## EP Week Ahead 30 Jan - 5 Feb 2017   Energy Union Cross-border adoptions Safer pesticides Visa-free EU travel for Georgians Congo and Gabon Arctic Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina European Parliamentary Week President's diary Press briefing ## EP Schedule by Day Monday 30 Jan 2017 Tuesday 31 Jan 2017 Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 Thursday 2 Feb 2017 Friday 3 Feb 2017 ## EP Plenary in February 2017 Final draft agenda - Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - Brussels Final draft agenda - Thursday, 2 February 2017 - Brussels Draft agenda - Monday, 13 February 2017 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Tuesd

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 27 Jan 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: # HORIZON 2020 Public Stakeholder Consultation – Evaluation of Public-Public Partnerships (Art.185 initiatives) in the context of the Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation €2.14 billion requested for Horizon 2020 transport projects EU Commission awards €218 million in grants for post-doctoral researchers # CEF Pre-publication of the CEF Telecom Work Programme 2017 # EFSI EU Commission Answer - European Fund for Strategic Investments and the boost to bio-industry - E-008280/2016 # EIB GROUP EIB Group increases support to Czech Republic by one third to EUR 619 million in 2016 # DG CNECT Sharing and Reuse Conference 2017 Study on benchmarking the strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy across Europe Developing tools to enhance human memory The “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017 Interview: Support Facility for the Broadband Competence Offices starting up Smart textiles

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