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IEU FUNDING & INNOVATION Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# EU BUDGETDraft opinion - Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union - PE 597.458v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: 55 000 small companies in Italy to benefit from EUR 3.5 billionEIB signs EUR 50 million “Juncker Plan” loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, and Guaguas for new bus rapid transit infrastructureEU Commission Answer - EFSI investment Gaps - E-008653/2016EU Commission Answer - Added value of the European Fund for Strategic Investments - E-008779/2016# ESIFDG Regio: Launch of the RegioStars Awards 2017Real Economy: EU funds adding up for life improving projects# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Sharing maritime space to unlock growth in the blue economyEvents - How to best attract talented researchers - 25 April 2017, Ohrid, former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaEvents - SEA Europe event: 'European Maritime Technology - A Future for Europe!' - 2 March 2017, Brussels,…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# PORTABILITYEU ambassadors confirm agreement on portable digital services# ROBOTICSEP Interview: Rise of the robots -- Mady Delvaux on why their use should be regulatedDevelopments in robotics must be means to create new jobs - GUE/NGLDie Grünen: Robotikbericht diese Woche im EU-PlenumDie Grünen: Challenges for the age of Robotics & AI# TELECOM REGULATIONEU Commission Roadmap: Commission guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of the significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services# CONNECTIVITYEU Commission Answer - Connectivity and implementation of the European space strategy in the outermost regions - P-008960/2016# DATA PROTECTIONEDPS Priorities 2017Führt das Fehlen von Dateianordnungen beim BND zur Rechtswidrigkeit der Datenverarbeitung? - EAID# COPYRIGHTU.S. Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act# DSMMinutes of the 11th meeting of the Digital championsMinutes o…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# SINGLE MARKETText adopted - Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2017 - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0040 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionFree movement of goods: EU Commission launches infringement procedures against HUNGARY and ROMANIA regarding retail trade of agricultural and food productsLate payment: EU Commission urges 4 Member States to comply with the Late Payment Directive to protect SMEs in their commercial relationsEU Commission Answer - Brexit and the European internal market - E-008661/2016# INDUSTRYDG Grow: 2 March 2017 - Conference on Competitiveness of the European Rail Supply Industry# SMEEU Commission Roadmap: Interim Evaluation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME)# EMPLOYMENTFree movement of workers: Commission requests 8 Member States to notify complete transposition of the Directive aiming to facilitate EU citizens work abroadPostin…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# CETACETA: MEPs back EU-Canada trade agreementEuroparlTV Video - Thumbs up for barrier-free trade with CanadaText adopted - EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0030 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionText adopted - EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0031 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Video - Artis PABRIKS - INTA rapporteur - Bernd LANGE and Cecilia MALMSTRÖM - EU Commissioner for Trade and François-Philippe CHAMPAGNE, Canada's Minister of the International Trade - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - 14:05Speech: Upgrading the EU-Canada relationship - by EU Trade Commissioner MalmströmCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the European ParliamentEuropean Commission welcomes Parliament's support of trade deal with CanadaCETA - EU Member States infographicsAustria,Belgium,Bulgaria,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,De…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# GREECESpeech by EU Commissioner Moscovici at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens# ITALYOECD: ITALY: Continuing with reforms essential for sustaining recovery# EMUText adopted - European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2017 - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0038 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEuropean Semester 2017: ALDE calls for continuation of competitiveness efforts# ECOFIN COUNCILAgenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 21 Feb 2017# MIFID IIEuropa-CSU zu MiFID II: Ende von Spekulation mit NahrungsmittelnDie Europa-Grünen zu MiFID II: Christdemokraten und Liberale verhindern Eindämmung von Nahrungsmittel-SpekulationEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE): Nahrungsmittelspekulation tötet# FINANCIAL SERVICESEU Commission welcomes agreement in support of consumer organisations in EU financial services policy making# BANKING UNIONText adopted - Banking Union – Annual Report …

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# INFRINGEMENTSEU Commission February infringements package: key decisions# STATE AIDAntitrust: EU Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the electricity sector in Greece# BREXITFrance: Brexit: le Sénat pour une séparation ordonnée - Un échec des négociations est possible et doit être évité# EU SECURITY AGENDAEPP: EU delivers in fight against terrorism: 6 out of 10 priorities accomplishedEDRi: Recklessly unclear Terrorism Directive creates significant risks for citizens' security# CIVIL PROCEDURESEP Draft report - Common minimum standards of civil procedures - PE 593.974v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs# EUROJUSTEurojust and Europol suppport joint investigation into international human trafficking# OMBUDSMANLatest decisions by the EU OmbudsmanDecision in case 1709/2016/AMF on the failure by the European Commission to deal with a confirmatory request for access to documents under Regulation 1049/2001Decision in case 896/2016/PMC concerning th…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# ECHARAAF: More clarity for read-across assessmentREACH: Enhanced completeness check delivers its first results# AIR POLLUTIONAir pollution: Commission warns GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY and the UNITED KINGDOM of continued air pollution breaches# WASTELandfills: Commission refers ROMANIA to the Court of Justice of the EU over illegal landfillsWaste: EU Commission calls on AUSTRIA to enact EU rules on wasteWaste: EU Commission requests BELGIUM to revise regional measures on waste management and waste preventionWaste: EU Commission calls on ITALY to adopt and revise regional measures on waste management# WASTE WATERWaste water: EU Commission takes IRELAND to Court for failure to upgrade waste water treatment infrastructure# OCEANSSwedish Government: Isabella Lövin opens preparatory meeting to Ocean Conference in New YorkUN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website# THE ARCTICArctic: environment and foreign…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# EMISSION TRADING - EU ETSMEPs back plans to cut carbon emission allowances and fund low-carbon innovationEP Text adopted - Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0035 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEPP: CO2 emissions: European Parliament adopts balanced ETS reformPeter Liese (EVP/CDU): EU-Emissionshandel: Europaparlament für ausgewogene ReformS&D: Set-back in the fight against climate change as EPP crushes ambitious reform of Emission Trading SystemEuropa-SPD: „Emissionshandel in Schwung bringen“Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) reluctantly back moderate reforms in EU carbon marketEuropa-FDP-Abgeordnete MEISSNER zum Emissionshandel: Importzölle verhindertEU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE.): Im Schneckentempo gegen den Klimawandel - Reform des europäischen EmissionshandelssystemsEURELECTRIC welcomes Parliament vote for stronger ETS reformCerame-Unie: The EP votes for fa…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 15 Feb 2017

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# ENERGY UNIONMaximizing opportunities for Energy Union: Vice-President Šefčovič visits the European Investment BankGovernance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research ServiceEU Commission Answer - Energy poverty and breach of Directive 2009/72/EC - E-008801/2016ST 5800 2017 REV 1 Clean energy package (First reading)ACER-CEER reactions to the European Commission's Clean Energy ProposalsEnergy Union: Delivery Pending - The Energy Collective# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission requests LATVIA to fully comply with Energy Performance of Buildings Directive# RENEWABLESPromoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020 [EU Legislation in Progress] - European Parliamentary Research Service# FRACKINGUK Guidance: Guidance on application for hydraulic fracturing consent# FOSSIL FUELSG20 Must Phase Out fossil fuel Subsidies by 2020 - Call by Investors With More Than $2.8 Trillion in Assets# GAZPROMGazprom and CNPC broad…

IEU FUNDING & INNOVATION Telegram 14 Feb 2017

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# EU BUDGETEP Draft opinion - Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union - PE 597.745v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EUR 9 million for Polish microbusinesses# DG CONNECTFET-Open Research and Innovation Actions Info DayMirror, mirror on the wall…Shaping the future of pediatricsEuropeana launches Love Transcribathon to crowdsource World War I love stories for Valentine’s Day# DG RTD2017 ERTRAC annual conference: ''Digitalisation and Decarbonisation - Towards the future European Transport System' - 8 March 2017, Brussels, B-1000 Rue Wiertz 77, the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European UnionSEA Europe event: 'European Maritime Technology - A Future for Europe!' - 2 March 2017, Brussels, Concert NobleResearch Headlines - Developing new ways to monitor the progress of bone graftsSuccess Stories - Nanodiamonds sparkle as science delves into the human…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 14 Feb 2017

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# EURONEWSLe Collège des commissaires discute des futurs accords européens avec la chaîne Euronews et le réseau de radios Euranet# DSMLook carefully at future EU digital laws post-Brexit - UK Parliament# BIG DATASearching for “the Big Foot”, a not so imaginary beast! - The Digital Single Market Blog# BLOCKCHAIN21 March: ITU workshop on blockchain to build trust online# CYBERSECURITYUK Policy paper: Civil Nuclear Cyber Security Strategy# SURVEILLANCEEU Commission Answer - US surveillance and Yahoo - E-007605/2016# EBUEBU: Diversity in senior management key to increasing trust in PSM# DIGITAL SKILLSEU Commission Answer - Concrete actions supported by the Commission to promote the development of digital skills - E-009198/2016# RADIO SPECTRUMRSPG Chair News Release on RSPG42 Plenary Outcomes42nd RSPG Meeting – 07 February 2017 - Radio Spectrum Policy# FAKE NEWSEU Commission Answer - Use of social media to spread lies and slander - E-008632/2016# EU COMMISSION…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 14 Feb 2017

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# START-UPSEU Commission Answer - Investing in start-ups - E-008222/2016# SMEEU Commission Answer - Internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - E-009182/2016# PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONSEU Commission Answer - Obstacles in the way of recognition of professional qualifications - E-008270/2016# EMPLOYMENTEU Commission Answer - Job insecurity in the footwear industry - E-009233/2016# INDICATORSDecember 2016 compared with November 2016 - Industrial production down by 1.6% in euro area - Down by 1.0% in EU28Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2016- GDP up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28- +1.7% and +1.8% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2015# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Monday, 27 February 2017 - PE 599.730v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Committee on Culture and EducationMinutes - Thursday, 9 February 2017 - PE 599.690v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer…

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