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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# EIB
Renewed cooperation between Luxembourg and the EIB marks ten years of partnership supporting micro and small enterprises in ACP countriesEIB confirms GBP 5.5 billion backing for investment across the UK in 2016EIB confirms EUR 825 million backing for Irish investment in 2016The EIB Group Operational Plan 2017-2019R&D for innovative financial and digital servicesDraft 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
# ESIF
Cut cohesion policy red tape, urge Regional Development Committee MEPs€220 million of investments to reach Finnish small businesses under the SME initiativeEIF and the Czech government launch early stage equity fund of funds to raise EUR 100m for SMEsGUE/NGL MEPs in informal talks with EU Commissioner during crucial year for cohesion policyEPC Policy Dialogue: Regional policy beyond 202…

IEU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# SPACE INDUSTRY
Opening of the 9th Annual Space Conference - Elżbieta Bieńkowska
# INDUSTRY
EP ITRE Committee on digitising European industry - Exchange of views
# SME
EU Commission Answer - Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises - E-008093/2016
# PROCUREMENT
European Remedies Directives ensure fair play in EU public procurement - DG GrowDG Grow: The Remedies Directives in the eyes of enterprises, contract authorities and legal practitioners
# SINGLE MARKET
EU Commission Answer - Harmful products in the EU market - E-008083/2016
# EMPLOYMENT
13th high-level meeting between the European Commission and the International Labour OrganizationEU Commission Answer - Non-standard forms of employment - International Labour Organization (ILO) - E-007361/2016EU Commission Answer - Failure to take account of remuneration elements decided at the level of the undertaking in the minimum remuneration of posted workers - E-008381/2016EU Commission Answe…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# AMAZON
Antitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation
# CYBER SECURITY
Discours du Commissaire King au 9ème Forum International de la Cybersécurité - Une réponse globale et collective aux menaces de cybersécurité
# DATA PROTECTION
Commissioner Jourová's speech at the meeting of the EP's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsEU Commission Answer - Digital traces - E-007029/2016
# INDUSTRY 4.0
EP ITRE Committee on digitising European industry - Exchange of views
# PLATFORMS
Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market: Opportunities and Challenges for Europe - Joint exchange of views ITRE/IMCO
# SPECTRUM
Use of new radio frequencies for mobile internet in the Union: committee voteEP ITRE Committee: Use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union - Vote on the text agreed during interinstitutional negotiations
# GEOBLOCKING
EP ITRE Committee: Addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discri…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# TRADE POLICY
Speech: The future of EU trade policy - EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at the Bruegel Lunch Talk, in BrusselsTrade and development – how EU commercial policy helps fight poverty overseas - Blog post by Cecilia Malmström Deutsche Bank Research: Coping with mixed feelings: What future for European trade policy?
# CETA
CETA: Trade Committee MEPs back EU-Canada agreementEU Commission Answer - Impact of the cooperation agreement with Canada - E-008163/2016EPP: CETA: sharing values, shaping growthCETA can open the way to fairer trade agreements. We won’t turn our back on citizens’ concerns, say leading S&DsALDE on CETA: With President Trump, it is now more important than ever that we forge alliances with CanadaEU-Abgeordneter LAMBSDORFF (ALDE/FDP): CETA ist wichtiges Signal gegen ProtektionismusECR: EP trade committee gives CETA green lightCETA passes committee vote, GUE/NGL calls on MEPs to reject it in plenaryDie Grünen: Handelsaussch…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# ECOFIN
Updated: Background brief on the Economic and Financial Affairs Council 27 Jan 2017EP Briefing - Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN) - PE 587.387 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
# EMU
ECB Speech  Sabine Lautenschläger: The test of progress – Europe, the euro and the futureEU Commission Answer - Strengthening and completing the Economic and Monetary Union; - E-008311/2016
# BANKING UNION
ECB Speech  Peter Praet: Towards Banking UnionEU Commission Answer - Non-Performing Loans - E-007883/2016ECB: Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Markus Ferber, MEP, with respect to the language regime in European banking supervision
# ECB
EU Court: The ECB is not bound to make good the loss allegedly sustained in 2012 by commercial banks holding Greek debt instruments in connection with the restructuring of Greek debtECB Speech  Mario Draghi: Cavour Prize 2016: commemorationECB Inter…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# ANTITRUST
Antitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation
# COMPETITION
Celebrating European culture - Margrethe VestagerUK: BMW changes policy on car comparison sites following CMA action - Competition and Markets Authority
# MERGERS
Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of sole control over EPH by EP Investment and EP Investment IIMergers: EU Commission clears joint venture between Hitachi Chemical Company and FIAMMMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Fitzroy by AMCI and Riverstone
# TAXATION
Update: Hearings - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers" - Part I - 24-01-2017 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionPresentations / Speeches : PANA Hearing - Part I - of 24 January 2017 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contr…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# ECHA
ECHA: New advice on using non-animal test methods
# CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, say MEPsEPP: Circular Economy: turning waste into opportunityS&Ds push through ambitious targets for waste reduction and recycling, crucial for a Circular EconomyEU-Abgeordnete Meißner (ALDE/FDP) zur Kreislaufwirtschaft: Ehrgeizige Ziele sind wichtig aber schwächere Mitgliedstaaten müssen aufholenGUE/NGL welcomes more ambitious targets for waste managementCECED: Close the loop without knotsVKU zum EU-Kreislaufwirtschaftspaket: Abkehr von der Deponierung hat höchste Priorität
# THE ARCTIC
Highlights - An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyRemarks by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at Arctic Environment Forum
# PHTHALATES
EU Commission Answer - Correct application of legislation in force banning some phthalates - E-008151/2016
# SOIL PROTECTION

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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#  CLIMATE TARGETS
Draft report - Binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - PE 592.423v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
# EU ETS
EU Commission adopts Decision to implement Court ruling on the cross-sectoral correction factor in the EU Emissions Trading SystemEU’s climate plans come under pressure as MEPs break ranks on non-ETS plans - Carbon PulseCDP: Suppliers report 434 million tonnes of emissions reductions as big buyers flex purchasing muscle
# CLIMATE FINANCE
UNFCCC-NAMA: German G20 Presidency Launches GreenInvest Platform to Engage Developing Countries on Green FinanceNew York Pension Fund joins multi-billion-dollar international investors to redu…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 24 Jan 2017

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# CAPACITY MECHANISMS
DG Energy: Framework for cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms
# ENERGY UNION
Exchange of views with Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on the Clean Energy Package and preparations for the annual State of the Energy Union Report, as part of the Structured DialogueEP ITRE Committee: Establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EUEURELECTRIC Workshop: Islands: Part of the solution to Europe’s 2030 Climate and Energy ChallengesCitizenergy: Supporting municipal use of citizen-based financing key to energy transition
# ENERGY POVERTY
EU Commission Answer - The social bonus and energy poverty in the EU - P-009266/2016
# RENEWABLES 
The Climate Group: Leading companies make business case to go 100% renewable
# FUSION ENERGY 
JT-60SA assembly of the Toroidal Field coils ha…

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