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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # EU BUDGET:  2016 Annual report: EU accounts true and fair and share of irregular spending further reduced in 2016 +++  EU Commission: The European Court of Auditors signs off EU accounts for 10th time in a row and sends positive message on EU spending +++  EU financial interests, Court of Auditors annual reports: committee debates +++  EPP on EU spending: delays in payments must be fixed +++  Workshop on Post-2020 audit reform in EU investments: Mission possible - Committee on Budgetary Control +++  EP Opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018 - all sections - PE 606.300v02-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality  # EIP EU kick-starts its new EU External Investment Plan EU Commission Q&A about the European External Investment Plan # LIFE PROGRAMME EU Commission: Member States to benefit from over €222 million investments for environment, nature and climate action Annex: Proje

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # ENTREPRENEURSHIP:  OECD on Entrepreneurship: Business creation picking up in most OECD countries  # INDUSTRY:  EU industrial policy: S&Ds call for a coherent, future-oriented and socially and environmentally sustainable strategy  # SME:  The effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs / Sofia  # NEW SKILLS Commissioner Thyssen participates to the G7 Labour and Employment ministers meeting in Turin # EMPLOYMENT UNCTAD: Employment in Europe and the US: the EU’s remarkable strength - Bruegel Minimum income policies as a tool to tackle poverty: EU Parliament committee vote EP Amendments 1 - 35 - Minimum income policies as a tool to tackle poverty - PE 602.938v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU Commission Answer - Information on the success of the Youth Guarantee - E-005070/2017 # SINGLE MARKET EU Commission Answer - General principles of the European single market - E-005137/2017 Notification for authori

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # INVESTMENT CONTROLS:  EU Commission Answer - Union law and control of foreign investment - E-004249/2017  # CHINA:  EU Commission Answer - UK products on the list of EU geographical indications in the EU-China bilateral agreement on the mutual recognition of geographical indications - P-003920/2017  # CENTRAL ASIA:  EP Opinion - Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the other part - PE 609.316v02-00 - Committee on International Trade  # MIDDLE EAST:  EU Council renews sanctions for six months against those obstructing peace in Libya  # TRADE DEFENCE COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1759 of 27 September 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of barium carbonate originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the Eur

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # EMU:  IMF speech on the Euro Zone: What’s Next +++  IMF Statement on Greek Banking System +++  EU Commissioner Moscovici participates in Citizens' Dialogue in Stockholm as part of mission to Sweden and Denmark  # SWEDEN:  2017 Article IV Consultation with Sweden—IMF Mission Concluding Statement  # BANKING UNION:  Speech: What does it mean to be a European banking supervisor? +++  Sabine Lautenschläger: European banking supervision – achievements, challenges and the way forward +++  EU Commission Answer - State aid for Italian banks: compensation for bondholders - E-004987/2017  #ECB Peter Praet: Interview with Les Echos Peter Praet: The ECB asset purchase programme and European financial markets (Slides from the presentation) # ESMA Library document - Practical Guidance for the Recognition of Third-Country CSDs by ESMA Library document - Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 5 July 2017 Latest publication

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # VAT:  EU Commission: VAT Gap - EU countries lose €152 billion in 2015, showing urgent need for VAT reform +++  VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions  # BREXIT:  Press statement by Michel Barnier following the fourth round of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom +++  EPP, S&D, ALDE, Grüne, GUE/NGL: Motion for a resolution on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom - B8-2017-0538 +++  EFDD: Motion for a resolution on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom - B8-2017-0539 +++  Kleine Fortschritte, aber kein Durchbruch bei Brexit-Gesprächen -  S&D/SPD +++  ECR: Brexit-Resolution des Europäischen Parlaments wird Verhandlungen erschweren - Kritik an unparlamentarischer Vorgehensweise +++  EU Commission Answer - Brexit: UK's offer to EU citizens - E-004701/2017  # TAXATION Next PANA Committee Meeting - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministratio

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CLIMATE FINANCE:  EU Commission: Member States to benefit from over €222 million investments for environment, nature and climate action  # UNFCCC:  Risk and Opportunity in the New Climate Economy - Nick Nuttall at Seoul Climate and Energy Summit +++  Latest documents by the UNFCCC +++  SPD: Weltklimakonferenz in Bonn – EU muss Vorreiterrolle einnehmen # PARIS AGREEMENT:  EU Member States stance on their climate targets shows hypocrisy - CAN Europe  # COP23 Amendments 001-001 - Motion for a resolution on the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23) - B8-0534/2017(001-001) # CLIMATE WEEK The Business Pro's Guide to 12 Big Things that Happened at Climate Week # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Decline in diesel car sales offset by more demand for petrol - implications for climate targets - ACEA Transport & Environment: Trucks and buses can be zero emission by 2050, study finds # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER P

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # FOOD & FEED:  Modern technologies in agriculture: EU Commission hosts high-level conference +++  Speech by Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis at the Conference on "Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation" +++  EP Draft opinion - A European Strategy for the promotion of Protein Crops - Encouraging the production of protein and leguminous plants in the European agriculture sector - PE 610.801v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety  # POLLUTION:  Major new UN report sets course towards ‘pollution-free planet’  # ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE TATFAR Policy Dialogue - Video Conference # OCEAN GOVERNANCE EP Opinion - International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans in the context of the 2030 SDGs - PE 606.174v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism # MERCURY Zero Mercury Campaign: As new global mercury tr

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 28 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # ENERGY UNION:  Energy: Strengthening solidarity between Central and South-Eastern European Countries +++  UK Research and analysis: Energy Trends: September 2017, special feature article - Aggregated energy balances showing proportion of renewables in supply and demand +++  UfM Energy Platforms annual meeting  # ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE:  Electric Vehicles And The 5 Trillion Dollar Market Transition - The Energy Collective  # RENEWABLES:  WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind in the Baltic # ENERGY EFFICIENCY CEDEC - Covenant of Mayors Webinar (25/09): “Promotion of energy efficiency and renewables in buildings” - Presentations and recording available # GAZPROM Strategic approach toward Sakhalin gas production center - Gazprom # OPEC Historic OPEC Algiers Meeting: One Year Anniversary # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER COMMISSION OPINION relating to the plan for the disposal of

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 27 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # G7:  G7-Wissenschaftsminister kommen in Turin zusammen - BMBF  # EFSI:  Investment Plan: €100 million for Dutch start-ups and construction begins at University of Latvia +++  FEIS : 200 m d'euros pour la réhabilitation des logements sociaux en France avec le Groupe SNI  # EIB GROUP:  EIB’s Corporate & Technical Assistance Procurement Guide  # ESIF:  Speech by Commissioner Cretu at the meeting of the COTER Commission of the Committee of Regions EU Commission Answer - Implications of Brexit for EU structural funds - E-004749/2017 EU Commission Answer - The impact of Brexit on regional airports - E-004750/2017 Position of the European Parliament - Promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0287 # DG GROW Launch of the Social Challenges platform - DG Growth # DG RTD Research Headlines - Improving heart health with a single pill Success Stories - Access to free, simple and profit

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 27 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # INDUSTRY:  Save the date: Second European Industry Day  # SERVICES:  EP Draft opinion - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities - PE 610.819v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs - EP - Plenary documents +++  EP Draft opinion - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card introduced by Regulation ....[ESC regulation].... - PE 610.820v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs +++  Amendments 12 - 61 - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card introduced by Regulation ....[ESC regulation].... - PE 601.269v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy  # SINGLE MARKET EU Commission Answer - Functioning of the internal market - E-004541/2017 Supplementary protection cetificates (SPC) -

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 27 Sept 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  # CHINA:  Businesseurope Exclusive Dialogue with Vice President Jyrki Katainen: "2017 A turning point for China - An opportunity to promote openness and foreign investment?  # BREXIT:  Answer - Brexit and the aviation sector - E-003608/2017 - EP Plenary documents  # UKRAINE:  Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda - Bruegel  # SOUTH KOREA South Korea: Economic indicators and trade with EU -- EP - Research Service # TRADE HELPDESK New Trade Helpdesk launched for businesses looking to export to the EU # EP INTA MEETING Next meeting - Committee on International Trade # WTO ICC and WTO announce first successful proposal under “Small Business Champions” initiative WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs Public Forum looks into how to create an open and inclusive trading system for all # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on beh

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