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INSIGHT EU Monitoring: Developing a global reach on EU affairs

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Our reach in August 2017*: In August 2017, our INSIGHT EU (or IEU) Telegrams are reaching 101 countries worldwide - as shown on our Google Analytics map... 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: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # LIFE SCIENCES:  Science Media Centre - UK: Expert reaction to the life sciences industrial strategy +++  # DG CNECT:  Call for Digital Innovation Hubs in EU13 Member States +++  Creative Europe MEDIA at the 74th Venice International Film Festival +++  Technology and healthcare: Threat or opportunity? +++  # DG RTD Research Headlines - Keeping Europeans safe and more resilient in a crisis 4th Conference of Joint Programme Initiative - Healthy Diet for Healthy Life (JPI HDHL ) - 1 December 2017 # DG GROW Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement - DG GROW # HORIZON 2020 AIRTEC 2017 - 12th International Aerospace Supply Fair "Sky High Innovations" - Horizon 2020 # ERC For ERC projects under FP7, in case of a change of Host Institution, under which conditions does the Host institution have the right to terminate the Grant Agreement as well as the Supplementary Agreement? # EUREKA Austrian - Canadian

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # INDUSTRIES:  EP Report - A Space Strategy for Europe - A8-0250/2017 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++  Vote on "Establishing the bio-based industries joint undertaking" - Committee on Budgetary Control +++  CELEX:52017PC0452: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 2003/76/EC establishing the measures necessary for the implementation of the Protocol, annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community, on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel +++  Deutsche Industriepolitik: Grundsätzliche Zurückhaltung lobenswert, aber wichtige Baustellen werden vernachlässigt (DE) +++  # NEW SKILLS EP Report - A new skills agenda for Europe - A8-0276/2017 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Committee on Culture and Education # EMPLOYMENT GUE/NGL: New proposal to tackle long-term unemployment welcomed Increasing female participation

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  The EU wins WTO dispute challenging Brazil’s tax subsidies in the ICT, electronics and automotive sectors +++  WTO issues panel reports on Brazilian tax measures and other charges +++  # EUROLAT:  EP Study - The EU-Latin American Strategic Partnership: state of play and ways forward - PE 578.028 - Committee on Foreign Affairs EP Report - EU political relations with Latin America - A8-0268/2017 - Committee on Foreign Affairs EP Report - Recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS on the negotiations of the modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Chile Association Agreement - A8-0267/2017 - Committee on International Trade EP Report - Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products - A8-0257/2017 - Committee on International Trade # CHINA European Business in China Position Paper Launch on 19th September Norway: Increased science cooperation with China China is the world’s new scienc

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # BANKING UNION:  EP Briefing - Banking Union Working Group: selected issues (September 2017) - PE 602.101 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  More Action Needed on European Bank Profitability - IMF Blog +++  Deutsche Bank Research: Wo stehen die europäischen Banken 10 Jahre nach Beginn der Finanzkrise? +++  # ECB ECB: Mario Draghi: Sustaining openness in a dynamic global economy Letter from the ECB President to Ms Ulrike Trebesius and Mr Joachim Starbatty (QZ066), MEPs, on the Public Sector Purchase Programme Letter from the ECB President to Mr Fabio De Masi (QZ068), MEP, on the expanded asset purchase programme Letter from the ECB President to Ms Sophia in’t Veld (QZ063), MEP, on the activities of the Hungarian National Bank # SERBIA IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Completes Seventh Review of Serbia’s Stand-By Arrangement # IMF  IMF Working Paper No. 17/191 : Emissions and Growth:

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # BREXIT:  CER: What the German elections mean for Brexit +++  EU Commission:  LIVE EC Midday press briefing of 30/08/2017 BREXIT - negotians follow up and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's visit to the Commission: - Q&A +++  # TAXATION:  S&D/SPD: Finanzminister müssen ihre Blockade gegen Steuerfairness aufgeben +++  # MEDIATION EP Report - Certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters (The Mediation Directive) - A8-0238/2017 - Committee on Legal Affairs # CORRUPTION EP Report - Corruption and human rights in third countries - A8-0246/2017 - Committee on Foreign Affairs # WHISTLE BLOWERS Highlights - Vote on "Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers" - Committee on Budgetary Control # RULE OF LAW LIBE Committee Meeting on 31 August: Rule of law in Poland-debate with VP Timmermans - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs # EUROJUST Frédéric BAAB: new Natio

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CARCINOGENES:  EP: Protecting workers: stricter limits on cancer-causing substances  +++  GUE/NGL: Stricter limits for dangerous substances in the workplace +++  # BIODIVERSITY:  EWSA: Biodiversitätsverlust – eine Bedrohung für unsere Lebensgrundlage (DE) +++  # EEA Participation of the EEA member countries in the 2016 EEA survey # EU COMMISSION DG GROW Authorisation Decisions List - Document date: 30/08/2017 - Created by GROW.DDG1.D.1 - Publication date: 30/08/2017 # EP ENVI COMMITTEE Newsletters - 2017 : ENVI News 2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 3843 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) CM 3840 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals/Synergies) # EFSA BRIEFS Safety and nutritional value of a dried killed bacterial biomass from Escherichia coli (FERM BP-10941) (PL73 (LM)) as a f

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # COP23:  2017 UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  # UNFCCC:  04 Sep 2017 Mitigation Workshop for the Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe region +++  UNFCCC: latest documents FCCC/ARR/2015/MCO Monaco. Report on the individual review of the inventory submission of Monaco submitted in 2015. +++  # GERMANY Die Bundes-Grünen / B90: Klimaschutz - die Welt hat Fieber *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 30 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # ENERGY INVESTMENT:  IEA Commentary: Examining the role of early-stage venture capital investment in energy +++  # ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER workshop on Harmonized Allocation Rules for long-term electricity transmission rights +++  Selection of the next ACER Director launched +++  # ENERGY UNION DG Energy Case study – Energy Resilience and Vulnerability in the EU and Other Global Regions # GAZPROM Gazprom Board of Directors reviews sales of non-core assets in second quarter of 2017 Gazprom working to develop power generation strategy for 2018–2027 Gazprom Board of Directors discusses dividend policy approaches for 2018–2020 Gazprom: Throughput doubled at Kyrgyz section of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas pipeline # RENEWABLES EEA: Shaping the future of energy in Europe RE100: EU policy: opening markets for corporate renewable energy buyers DII Desert Energy: ENERGY STORAGE AT INTERSOLAR MIDDL

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 29 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # DG RTD:  Ten innovative cities shortlisted for 2017 European Capital of Innovation title +++  Research Headlines - Modifying gene expression for healthy ageing +++  # ESIF:  Commissioner Crețu visits the Netherlands and participates in an event to highlight the benefits of EU Cohesion Policy +++  Financial Management and Control of EU Structural and Investment Funds - EIPA +++  # HORIZON 2020:  Aerospace Europe CEAS 2017 Conference - Horizon 2020 +++  # ERC Latest publications by the ERC Under FP7, how are costs accounted for if the two Host Institutions have different depreciation practices in case of a change of Host Institution? For instance, what happens to equipment that has been partially financed by an ERC grant? An ERC researcher wants to publish in a journal which allows 'green open access' with a six months embargo period. In case the researcher chooses instead 'gold open access' resulting in an arti

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 29 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # EMPLOYMENT:  Could revising the posted workers directive improve social conditions? - Bruegel +++  # EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG GROW:  Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'arrêté ministériel, notifié par la Belgique sous le n°2017/218/B dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 +++  DG EMPL:  COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2195 on supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund, regarding the definition of standard scales of unit costs and lump sums for reimbursement of expenditure by the Commission to Member States # EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 10920 2017 INIT Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a common framework for the provision of better services for skills and qualifications (Europass) and repealing De

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 29 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CFSP:  EP Draft report - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy - PE 607.921v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs +++  # VIETNAM:  The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: What’s in it for European SMEs and Vietnam’s reform process? +++  # USA Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of Finland in Joint Press Conference U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces the Postponement of the Final Determination in the AD and CVD Investigation of Imports of Softwood Lumber from Canada # CHINA Successful round of consultations between Norway and China - Ministry of Foreign Affairs # WTO WTO: DG Azevêdo: Trade can help boost Brazil’s competitiveness # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for two exporting producers under Commission Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU of 4 December 2013 confirming the acce

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 29 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # EURO AREA:  CEPS: Fiscal Policy Stabilisation and the Financial Cycle in the Euro Area +++  # EFSF:  EFSF Press Release: EFSF raises €2 billion in new 23-year bond +++  # BANKING UNION:  At a Glance - Precautionary recapitalisations: time for a review - PE 602.100 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  # ESMA Compliance table - MAR Guidelines on information relating to commodity derivatives markets or related spot markets for the purpose of the definition of inside information on commodity derivatives # ECB ECB: Vítor Constâncio: Investment and growth in advanced economies - selected takeaways from the ECB's Sintra Forum ECB: CON/2017/35 Opinion on amendments to the financial market supervisory regime # BIS BIS: The Distance Effect in Banking and Trade BIS: Quality Pricing-to-Market # EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 3834 2017 INIT Working Party on Financial Services (AML - attachés) *Note  We pu

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 29 August 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # THE JUNCKER COMMISSION:  Discours du Président Juncker à la conférence annuelle des ambassadeurs de l'UE +++  # BREXIT:  Press statements by David Davis, British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator and Head of the Taskforce of the EC for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU +++  EU Commission: RETRANSMISSION Compilation of today's EC Midday press briefing Q&A on BrexitBREXIT - Third negotiations round follow up: - Q&A +++  EU Commission LIVE EC Midday press briefing of 29/08/2017 BREXIT - Third negotiations round follow up: - Q&A +++  EU Commission: LIVE EC Midday press briefing of 29/08/2017 BREXIT - Third negotiations round follow up: - follow up Q&A +++  UK LibDems: David Davis showing "destructive complacency" in Brexit talks +++  # POLAND Minister Mucha: Poland has no problem with

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