Our telegram headlines today*:


  • Renewed cooperation between Luxembourg and the EIB marks ten years of partnership supporting micro and small enterprises in ACP countries
  • EIB confirms GBP 5.5 billion backing for investment across the UK in 2016
  • EIB confirms EUR 825 million backing for Irish investment in 2016
  • The EIB Group Operational Plan 2017-2019
  • R&D for innovative financial and digital services
  • Draft opinion - EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union - PE 595.732v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs


  • Cut cohesion policy red tape, urge Regional Development Committee MEPs
  • €220 million of investments to reach Finnish small businesses under the SME initiative
  • EIF and the Czech government launch early stage equity fund of funds to raise EUR 100m for SMEs
  • GUE/NGL MEPs in informal talks with EU Commissioner during crucial year for cohesion policy
  • EPC Policy Dialogue: Regional policy beyond 2020 -  Gearing up for the new MFF


  • EP ITRE Committee Exchange of views on participation of the Union in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) jointly undertaken by several Member States
  • Draft report - Participation of the Union in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) jointly undertaken by several Member States - PE 595.480v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy


  • Research Headlines - Underwater gliders to reach new depths for ocean monitoring
  • Events - Shaping the future of pediatrics - 20-22 September 2017, Rome, Italy
  • Events - Bioinformatics and Translational Research meeting 2017 - 15-16 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • Events - OPTIFEL - Final Conference of the R&I project - 1 February 2017, Paris, France
  • Events - European Industry Day - 28 February 2017, Brussels
  • Events - Policy seminar: Cultural heritage policies for a troubled Europe - Proposals from the CulturalBase Social Platform - 31 January 2017, Bozar, Brussels

# HORIZON 2020

  • Draft opinion - Assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation in view of its interim evaluation and the Framework Programme 9 proposal - PE 594.064v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development
  • Horizon 2020: EFSA’s Priority Research Topics
  • Horizon 2020: Twelve outstanding female entrepreneurs shortlisted forEU Prize for Women Innovators 2017
  • CEFIC: Chemical sector responds to Horizon 2020 interim evaluation consultation


  • Eurostars funding granted to Oncology Venture's LiPlaCis Phase 2 project
  • Meet Andrew your intelligent lab robot


  • EU Commissioner Navracsics visits Berlin to mark 30 years of Erasmus
  • Bundesregierung: Erasmus zeigt Europas beste Seiten
  • BMBF:: Erasmus+ feiert!


    • COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMISSION on two applications for a financial contribution from the European Union Solidarity Fund presented by Cyprus relating to drought and wildfires in 2016 and by Portugal relating to fires on the Island of Madeira in 2016 CCI 2016CY16SPO001 CCI 2016PT16SPO001
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 4234 approving certain elements of the Partnership Agreement with Lithuania CCI 2014LT16M8PA001


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