INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 12 Dec 2017


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# EFSI 2.0: 

  • Investment plan for Europe: EU Council extends EFSI until 2020 +++ 
  • MEPs prolong and expand EU investment plan up to €500 billion +++ 
  • #InvestEU: EU Commission and European Investment Bank Group welcome final adoption of extended and improved European Fund for Strategic Investments +++ 
  • EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen's speech at the European Parliament plenary debate on EFSI 2.0 +++ 
  • Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe: premier financement vert dans le secteur du transport maritime, 150 millions d'euros à Brittany Ferries +++ 
  • EP Text adopted - Extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0478 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ 
  • EP Workshops - Investments in the EU: where are we? EFSI, ESIF and Financial Instruments - 23-01-2018 - Committee on Budgetary Control 

# EFSI - REACTIONS

  • EPP: EFSI 2.0 will boost sustainable investments in Europe
  • S&D on EFSI 2.0: Smart investments to ensure a good future for all Europeans
  • Regner: Europäischer Investitionsfonds wird schlagkräftiger - S&D

# ESIF

  • Cohesion Policy: negotiators agree on more flexibility, less red tape and simpler blending with the EFSI
  • EU-Förderpolitik wird radikal vereinfacht - SPD
  • EU Commission gives new support to help industrial transition regions build resilient and low-carbon economies
  • Des fonds européen supplémentaires pour les entreprises et l'innovation en Italie

# OMNIBUS

  • Omnibus regulation: EU Council adopts new, simplified, agricultural rules
  • EU budget: provisional deal reached on simpler implementation
  • EVP/CDU: Europäisches Parlament für eine vereinfachte GAP ab 2018 - Anreize zum Anbau von Protein- und Energiepflanzen gestärkt
  • EuroCommerce: Retailers support measures to help farmers in Omnibus Regulation – if they support competition

# EDIDP

  • European defence: Council agrees its position on the proposed regulation establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)
  • European Defence Fund: EU Commission welcomes Member States' agreement

# DG RTD

  • EP Draft report - Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil - PE 613.549v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Research Headlines - 'Future world' scenarios to paint a clearer climate change picture
  • Success Stories - Smart designs and controls for a smoother, safer drive

# DG CONNECT

  • Supply of market data on online content, services and applications available on fixed and mobile broadband platforms
  • Digitalising the energy sector: a common language for a consumer-centric world

# HORIZON 2020

  • EU Commission challenges researchers and innovators to turn sunlight into sustainable fuel
  • Blockchain for social good | Launching Horizon prizes of EUR 5 million

# EIC

  • European Innovation Council - Turning sunlight to sustainable fuel: Commission launches EIC Horizon Prize for Artificial Photosynthesis

# PARTICIPANT PORTAL

  • Call for proposals to support awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in selected third-countries - Research Participant Portal

# EACEA

  • EACEA Launches the Youth Wiki today

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    • Décision de la Commission portant nomination de certains membres du Conseil scientifique du Conseil européen de la recherche
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the Union financial contribution to the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking for 2018
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the Union financial contribution to the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking for 2018
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the Union financial contribution to the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking for 2018
  • DG REGIONAL & URBAN POLICY
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10176 approving certain elements of the "Regional Operational Programme of the Azores" for support from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the autonomous region of the Azores in Portugal
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision C(2015) 928 approving certain elements of the operational programme "POR Emilia Romagna FESR" for support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the region Emilia Romagna in Italy
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10220 approving certain elements of the operational programme "Navarra" for support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for Navarra in Spain
    • Commission Implementing Decision awarding an advance on a financial contribution from the European Union Solidarity Fund to finance emergency and recovery operations following the hurricanes Irma and Maria affecting the French outermost regions of Saint Martin and Guadeloupe of 2017
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 8047 approving certain elements of the operational programme "Quality of Environment" for support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal in Slovakia CCI 2014SK16M1OP002
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10186 approving certain elements of the "Regional Operational Programme of Lisboa 2014-2020" for support from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the region Lisboa in Portugal 2014PT16M2OP005
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10193 approving certain elements of the "Regional Operational Programme of Madeira 2014-2020" for support from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the autonomous region of Madeira in Portugal 2014PT16M2OP006
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 10206 approving certain elements of the operational programme "La Rioja" for support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for La Rioja in Spain CCI 2014ES16RFOP016
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2015) 5904 approving certain elements of the regional operational programme "Sicily" for support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the Sicily region in Italy CCI 2014IT16RFOP016

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft report - Leverage ratio, the net stable funding ratio, requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities, counterparty credit risk, market risk, exposures to central counterparties, exposures to collective investment undertakings, large exposures, reporting and disclosure requirements - PE 613.409v03-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 135 - The next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 - PE 615.189v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Amendments 1 - 64 - Reform of the European Union’s system of own resources - PE 613.624v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Amendments 1 - 64 - Reform of the European Union’s system of own resources - PE 613.624v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 15553 2017 Init Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act
  • St 15553 2017 Add 1 Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act = Statement
  • St 15553 2017 Add 2 Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act = Statements
  • Pe 58 2017 Init REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) 2015/1017 as regards the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub


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