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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 6 March 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDAReal Economy - Smart Cities: Europe puts urban development at the heart of plans for 2020"Smart Cities in Europe – a safer, more sustainable and comfortable life in a digital city of the future"# SMART SPECIALISATIONSeminar on 'Innovative Energy Solutions for European Regions and Cities'First meeting of the Steering Group of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial ModernisationLaunching event study: Smart Specialisation in Latin America"Aligning implementation of RIS3 and H2020 Funding across research priorities"Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials Pilot Projects Test-beds for industry and private investments# SMART GOVERNANCEIoT Tech Expo Europe 2017 - Smart Cities CouncilIoT Tech Expo North America 2017 - Smart Cities CouncilNew report: Hotspots in government contracting make way for compassion - Smart Cities CouncilOpen data must "lean in" for smart city growth - American City & Cou…

IEU FUNDING & INNOVATION Telegram 6 Mar 2017

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# EIBEP Opinion - EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union - PE 595.736v02-00 - Committee on International TradeFrance : Plan Campus - 127 millions d'euros pour l’extension et la modernisation d'Aix Marseille Universite (AMU)# EFSIEU Commission Answer - Implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe - E-008712/2016Czech Republic: Investment Plan for Europe: landmark EUR 100 million risk-sharing deal to support small and medium-sized businesses# ESIFEU Commission Answer - Need for a special investment plan for subregions with high unemployment levels - E-009140/2016Working document - on ECA Special Report 36/2016 (2016 Discharge): An assessment of the arrangements for closure of the 2007-2013 cohesion and rural development programmes - PE 599.802v03-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlEIP…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 6 March 2017

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# TRIPARTITE SUMMITBackground on the Tripartite Social Summit on the 8 March 2017# SINGLE MARKETEP Opinion - Cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (Text with EEA relevance) - PE 595.729v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs# SMEStartschuss für den deutschen Vorentscheid für den Europäischen Unternehmensförderpreis 2017# EMPLOYMENTEU Commission Answer - Active ageing policy framework - E-009686/2016# EU COMMISSION REGISTERESTATProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European business statistics amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 and repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statisticsExecutive Summary of the Impact assessment on the Proposal for a Regulation Of The European Parliament And Of The Council on European Business Statistics ("FRIBS").Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil relatif aux statistiques européennes d’e…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 6 March 2017

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# DSMVice-President Ansip in Madrid to discuss Digital Single Market and the challenges faced by media and cultural industriesSpeech by Vice-President Ansip at "Cultura en Red 2017", MadridDigitalEurope: Can Europe take the lead in real time?DigitalEurope: The Digital Consumer Policy Group goes to StrasbourgEDRi: Are net neutrality and privacy Europe’s brilliant way of trumping destructionism?# GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE
Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Call for third round applications# DATA PROTECTION
EP Report - Launch of automated data exchange with regard to vehicle registration data in Denmark - A8-0051/2017 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsePrivacy at the European Parliament : La Quadrature publishes its analysis - La Quadrature du NetU.S. Resounding support for updating electronic privacy laws - Google Public Policy Blog# ROBOTICSGrüne Positionen zu Robotik & Künstlicher Intelligenz# EUROPEANA#Europeana4Educa…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 6 March 2017

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCILMain results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 6 March 2017Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Foreign Affairs Council# BREXIT & TRADEGovernment still unclear on trade after Brexit - UK Parliament# AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALANDEU Commission Answer - EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand trade - E-009729/2016# CHILEEU-Chile: Council decides to sign agreement on trade in organic products# U.S. RELATIONSSWP: US-Außenpolitik unter Präsident Trump - Zum Umgang mit neuen Herausforderungen in den transatlantischen BeziehungenBetween Berlin and Washington: Two Diverging Visions of the World - The German Marshall Fund of the United States# CENTRAL ASIAMain results of the EU-Kyrgyzstan Cooperation Council on 6 March 2017# TRADE DEFENCENew trade defence investigation initiated R673# ICACEP Draft report - EU accession to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) - PE 600.897v01-00 - Committe…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 6 March 2017

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONVienna Initiative: New Working Group on Capital Markets Union for CESEE region# EBAEBA publishes Opinion on transitional arrangements and credit risk adjustments due to the introduction of IFRS 9# ESMAESMA Calendar for March 2017# ESMESM welcomes report by Transparency InternationalESM: Explainer on the Transparency International report on the ESM# EMUDie Grünen: EU-Gipfel: Bundesregierung plant mit “Europäischen Währungsfonds” Schlag gegen die EU-Institutionen# IMFIMF Staff Concludes Visit to Serbia# INDICATORSGeneral government expenditure in the EU in 2015 - Government expenditure on social protection accounted for almost one fifth of GDP - Representing about 40% of total public expenditure

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IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 6 March 2017

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# EU COUNCIL PRESIDENTEuropean Council to elect its PresidentMinister Witold Waszczykowski: We are working to seek support for Saryusz-Wolski’s candidacy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of PolandMinister Witold Waszczykowski about the candidacy of Jacek Saryusz-Wolski as President of the European Council - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland# EUROPEAN COUCILDéclarations conjointes lors du Sommet informel Allemagne - Espagne - France - Italie - Elysée# STATE AIDState Aid: EU Commission clears investment in construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in HungaryGreenpeace Energy: EU-Kommission beendet Beihilfeverfahren wegen AKW Paks IIEU Commission Answer - Carbon black - E-009775/2016# MERGERSConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de Primonial Holding par Bridgepoint et Crédit Mutuel ArkéaEP Amendments 1 - 66 - Cross border mergers and divisions - PE 599.811v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs# TAXATIONEP Dr…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 6 March 2017

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# GLYPHOSATEInvitation to the media: Briefing on classification of glyphosate# POLLUTIONThe cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO# PLASTICSEU Commission Answer - Plastic waste - E-009781/2016# WASTEST 6860 2017 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste - Presidency non-paper# SUSTAINABILITYEP Draft opinion - EU action for sustainability - PE 601.004v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education# PALM OILEP Opinion - Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests - PE 592.126v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentEP Opinion - Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests - PE 594.062v03-00 - Committee on Development# DESASTER RISK REDUCTIONUN-backed forum in Montreal set to agree region-wide disaster risk reduction …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 6 March 2017

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# CLIMATE TARGETSEU Commission Answer - EU climate measures - E-009236/2016# CLIMATE DIPLOMACYClimate and energy diplomacy: Council gives guidance on strengthening synergiesST 6981 2017 INIT Implementing the EU Global Strategy - strengthening synergies between EU climate and energy diplomacies and elements for priorities for 2017 - Council conclusions (6 March 2017)CAN Europe: EU renews its climate diplomacy push# EU ETSReform of the EU ETS Has at Last Made Significant Progress - The Energy Collective# UNFCCCST 6903 2017 INIT Paris AgreementMCC: G20 Thinktanks: Wie Klimapolitik und Finanzstabilität verbinden?MCC: Klimapolitik in Trump-Zeiten# CAR EMISSIONSInquiry report and recommendation adopted - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorJuncker supports a EU car testing agency but faces opposition from big countries - T&E# AVIATION EMISSIONSUN global aviation body adopts new carbon emissions standards for aircraft

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IEU ENERGY Telegram 6 March 2017

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# ENERGY UNIONVice-President Šefčovič pays an official visit to the United States of America, visits Houston and Washington, D.C.# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSO-E: Public consultation on revised Generation and Load Data Provision Methodology and Common Grid Model MethodologyEU Commission Answer - Independence of the Spanish electricity market regulator - E-009738/2016Secretariat submitted analysis of Montenegro’s readiness for potential participation to ACER Working Groups# ENERGY EFFICIENCYST 6573 2017 INIT - Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU - Preparation for the next informal trilogue# RENEWABLESStudy on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020-2030 in the European UnionL'Europe favorise les investissements dans les énergies renouve…

IEU AGENDA Telegram 4 March 2017

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