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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: Summer Recess of the European Institutions # ESIF Special EU support in case of natural disasters enters into force today # EIB GROUP EIB lends EUR 1bn to e-distribuzione for new smart meters EIB Procurement: Consultancy services for the energy sector # DG RTD Research Headlines - Infrared camera is a world-beater Events - R2B Meeting on Vibrational Spectroscopy and NMR techniques for industrial applications - 20 October 2017, Trieste, Italy Events - Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems - 21-22 September 2017, Rome, Italy # HORIZON 2020 Horizon 2020 Smarticipate project fosters participatory governance in cities through open data # DG CNECT EU funded GLAM organises an international workshop in Tel-Aviv about how KETs can enhance cancer diagnosis LUXCOR Health Event in Brussels Digital Single Market in practice: Simplon.co Ex-ante advertisement for call for tender up to 50.000€:

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # SINGLE MARKET:  E-commerce: making online shopping safer for consumers +++  # SKILLS:  First full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications is live! +++  # EMPLOYMENT:  Learning Exchange on ‘Improving measures for integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market’, Zagreb, Croatia, 9-10 November 2017 +++  Peer Review on ‘Joint operation groups between public agencies – an effective tool to prevent and tackle undeclared work’, Oslo, Norway, 25-26 September 2017 +++  Peer Review ‘Towards a more dynamic collective bargaining’, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-24 October 2017 +++  CEPS: The Great Recession’s Biggest Losers: The euro area’s jobless +++  # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW COMMISSION DECISION authorising the use of reimbursement on the basis of unit costs for the personnel costs of the owners of small and medium-siz

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # JAPAN:  DG Trade: Minutes of the meeting on EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement - Civil Society Dialogue +++  # U.S.A.:  Bruegel: The EU and the US: a relationship in motion +++  # RUSSIA V UKRAINE:  Declaration by the EU High Representative on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol # TRADE SUSTAINABILITY DG Trade: Minutes of the meeting on trade and sustainable development # WTO Azerbaijan urged to step up bilateral talks with WTO members on membership terms # EU COMMISSION REGISTER EEAS COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on adopting a Regional East Multiannual Indicative Programme (2017-2020) DG NEAR COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2014) 7138 final approving the 2014 Annual Action Programme for Algeria to be financed from the general

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # INSURANCES:  EU Commission consults on how to better protect victims of car accidents +++  # ISDS:  EU Commission Public consultation on the prevention and amicable resolution of disputes between investors and public authorities within the single market  +++  # EMU CEPS: Returns on Germany’s Foreign Savings: Equity rather than TARGET balances? # ECB ECB: Public guidance on information on transactions which go beyond the contractual obligations of a sponsor institution or an originator institution under Article 248(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 ECB: Letter of reply from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to MEPs regarding a credit institution under ECB supervision ECB: Multiple lending, credit lines and financial contagion ECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: 1st quarter 2017 ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: June

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # ANTITRUST:  S&D/SPD: Hiobsbotschaften erschüttern Autobranche +++  # STATE AID:  State aid: Commission approves rescue and restructuring aid scheme for SMEs in Belgium's Wallonia region  +++  # MERGERS Concentrations: la Commission autorise la création d'une entreprise commune entre LVMH et Marcolin # EU COMMISSION REGISTER SG ANNEXES Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 761_765 final Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2016) 715 final Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2016) 731 final Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT)

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # WATER:  Separate waste-water treatment of urine could have lower environmental impact than centralised, combined waste-water treatment +++  New water marketplace - what's in it for you +++  # AIR QUALITY:  National governments must not use legal loopholes to hide failure on air quality +++  # EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 10458 2017 COR 1 3550th meeting of the Council of the European Union (Environment), held in Luxembourg on 19 June 2017 # EFSA BRIEFS Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): paratuberculosis Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # CLIMATE FINANCE:  Jens Weidmann: "Green bond issuance and other forms of low-carbon finance" - welcome and opening speech +++  # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  Bundesregierung: Zulassungsverbot für Porsche Cayenne (DE) +++  *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  You can buy the full version here.  To ask for a weekly trial click here or fill in this form .

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 28 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Summer Recess of the European Institutions +++  # RENEWABLES:  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 767 final (renewable energy) +++  # CLEAN ENERGY:  DG Energy: Home Energy Saving Kit: find out more about the Sustainable Energy Awards winner +++  DG Energy: Clean Energy for All European Islands - Inaugural Forum +++  # SMART METERING EIB lends EUR 1bn to e-distribuzione for new smart meters # OIL & GAS IEA: Commentary: Witnessing the ongoing transformation of the oil and gas industry # GERMANY ZSW und BDEW zum 1. Halbjahr 2017: Erneuerbare Energien decken 35 Prozent des Strombedarfs (DE) Bundeswirtschafts-Staatssekretär Baake: „Neues Energielabel mit klarer A bis G-Skala wichtiges Informationsinstrument für Verbraucher“ # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Amendments 684 - 916 - Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (rec

Summer Recess of the European Institutions

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Dear Readers, During the summer break of the EU institutions, we do not expect the usual output of European regulatory documents, nor stakeholder positions. In fact, there will be a minimum output until 25 August 2017, and no official agendas. For our subscribers, we will prepare weekly summaries between 31 Juli and 25 August, but we will only post these summaries on our IEU-MONITORING platform, after the summer break. Enjoy the summer, and a few weeks of vacation.  We'll be back after 25 August 2017, with new insights, of course. Best regards Your INSIGHT EU MONITORING team PS. Joachim will be in the United States, having a look on how to expand our presence and partnerships over there. If you want to contact him, send an e-mail to j.weidemann@ieu-monitoring.com.

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on Research and innovation +++  Open EU Consultations on Regional policy +++  # EFSI:  Juncker Plan: EIB finances better healthcare in the Veneto Region (updated) +++  # ESIF:  DG Regio: Boosting the circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe +++  Journalism students invited to Youth4Regions Media Programme  +++  # EIB GROUP Werner Hoyer re-appointed as President of the European Investment Bank Group Report: EIB financing in Asia # DG RTD Research Headlines - Weighing the evidence: insights from European childhood obesity study Events - Expert Workshop on Food from the Ocean - 14 September 2017, Brussels Events - Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans - 13 November 2017, Brussels Reducing railway noise and vibration: life-cycle assessments can help decide the best measures # EU JRC Study identifies land cover susceptible to change and soil resources most at risk # HOR

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # OPEN CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on business and industry +++  # INDUSTRY:  Raw Materials University Day - 25 September 2017 in Poland +++  # SME:  Workshop : Making inter-regional and strategic cluster collaboration work for SMEs - the case of advanced manufacturing  +++  # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW C(2017)5058/F1 (27/07/2017) - DG GROW (DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... specifying how to present the information provided for in Article 10(10) of Directive 2014/53/EU DG EMPL COM(2017)406/F1 (27/07/2017) - DG EMPL (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) - Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE implementing the Agreement concluded by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) to amend Council Directive 2009/13/EC in accordance with the amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour C

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on Customs and Trade +++  # U.S.A.:  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the United States +++  IMF COUNTRY FOCUS: Ten Ways to Expand U.S. Growth +++  IMF Country Report No. 17/239 : United States : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report  +++  # TRADE LIBERALIZATION Liberalizing global trade in mode 5 services: How much is it worth? # RUSSIA Memo to Brussels: Chill Out About Russia Sanctions - US German Marshall Fund Russian President on Russian-Finnish talks Russian President: Law on cross border cooperation Law on adopting the Protocol amending the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) # GSP+ GSP delegated and implementing acts table GSP projects table List of projects carried out under GSP GSP country list List of current GSP beneficiary countries GSP Country graduation products Commiss

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on banking and financial services +++  # ITALY:  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Italy +++  IMF on Italy: Reforms Needed For Stronger Growth and Stability +++  IMF Country Report No. 17/237 : Italy : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy +++  IMF Country Report No. 17/238 : Italy : Selected Issues  +++  # GREECE EU Commission Answer - Payback of earnings from Greek bonds to Greek treasury - E-003583/2017 Grèce : bonnes nouvelles - Pierre Moscovici # ECB ECB Housing and the tax system: how large are the distortions in the euro area? # PSDII Bundesfinanzministerium: Gesetz zur Umsetzung der 2. Zahlungsdiensterichtlinie (DE) # BANKING SUPERVISION Public consultation on the Guide to on-site inspections and internal models investigations # EBA EBA publishes Final Guidelines on ma

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on Justice and fundamental rights +++  # TAX JUSTICE:  Open Data for Tax Justice design sprint: building a pilot database of public country-by-country reporting - Open Knowledge International +++  # STATE AID:  State aid: EU Commission requires Belgium and France to put an end to tax exemptions for ports +++  Décision de la Commission européenne concernant l’application de l’impôt sur les sociétés aux ports français - réaction du gouvernement  français  +++  # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission conditionally clears both FMC's acquisition of parts of DuPont's crop protection business and DuPont's acquisition of FMC's Health and Nutrition business Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of First Rent A Car by Volvo Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Hayward Industries by CCMP Capital and MSD Aqua # BREXIT Communiqué de presse de Bruno Le Maire suite à son déjeuner

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 27 July 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CONSULTATIONS:  Open EU Consultations on the Environment +++  # ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING:  EP Report - Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting - A8-0253/2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  # SUSTAINABILITY:  German Ministry for the Environment: Sustainable supply chain management, step by step - Best practice guide helps companies strengthen sustainability and transparency in supply chains +++  # CIRCULAR ECONOMY Boosting the circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe Study suggests anaerobic digestion may reduce microplastics in sewage sludge Separate waste-water treatment of urine could have lower environmental impact than centralised, combined waste-water treatment # EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 11526 2017 ADD 2 Annex (part 2) to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/

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