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IEU AGENDA Telegram 11 March 2017

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N
## Upcoming Commission Events
13-19 March 2017: ERC Week to mark the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council23 March 2017: Digital Day in Rome30 March 2017: Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries in MaltaMarch 2017: EU Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe and Rome Summit to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of RomeMarch 2017: 3rd Report on the Partnership Framework on MigrationMarch 2017: The Commission will present a revised Action Plan on Return and a Recommendation to Member States for an efficient EU return policy12 April 2017: Commission invites interested parties to Stakeholder Forum on the European Solidarity Corps## EU Commission Calendar
Monday 13 March 2017Tuesday 14 March 2017Wednesday 15 March 2017Thursday 16 March 2017Friday 17 March 2017Saturday 18 March 2017Sunday 19 March 2017Outlook March 2017
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Summit on future of EUShareholder righ…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 10 March 2017

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB supports Castellum’s Nearly-zero-energy-buildingsEU Commission Answer - Combining the European Fund for Strategic Investments with the European Structural and Investment Funds - P-000668/2017# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Latest results: Commission to invest almost €104 million in 71 innovative companies under Horizon 2020 SME InstrumentEU Commission to invest over €103 million in 71 innovative companies under the Horizon 2020 SME InstrumentKristina Tsvetanova of EIT Digital-supported BLITAB Technology wins EU ‘Rising Innovator’ PrizeEU Commission Answer - National return from Horizon 2020 per societal challenge defined by H2020 - E-000117/2017# ESIFDG Regio: Compare your region with others using 'My region' appBundeswirtschaftsministerium: RegioStars Awards - Europäische Förderprojekte im Wettbewerb# EIBEIB: Germany: EU bank lends EUR 400m to FraportEU Commi…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 10 March 2017

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# INDUSTRYHow will the industrial strategy affect innovation across the UK? - UK Parliament# ENTREPRENEURSHIPEU Commission Answer - Entrepreneurship education - E-009765/2016# SMEBundeswirtschaftsministerin Zypries trifft österreichischen Vizekanzler und Wirtschafts- und Energieminister Mitterlehner# SINGLE MARKETOpinion - Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services - PE 592.148v02-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality# SERVICES PACKAGEIG BAU begrüßt Ablehnung des Dienstleistungspakets# SKILLSEU Commission Answer - Skills Guarantee - E-009687/2016# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - Thursday, 23 March 2017 - PE 601.133v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 1969 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH (Industry/Better Regulation)

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IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 10 March 2017

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# DSMSpeech by Vice-President Ansip at the Atlantic Council EuroGrowth Task Force eventSee “EU Digital Single Market: Breaking Down Barriers” @ SXSW - CCIA# CYBERSECURITYEU Internet Forum: progress on removal of terrorist content online# DATA PROTECTIONEU Commission Answer - Information to EURODAC - E-008985/2016# COPYRIGHTST 7196 2017 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on copyright in the Digital Single Market - Exchange of views on key issues# TELECOM REGULATIONEU Commission Answer - Electronic Communications Services - E-008938/2016Tech industry representatives techUK discuss EU Data Protection with Committee# CONNECTIVITYITU agrees on key 5G performance requirements for IMT-2020VATM-Pressemitteilung: Planungssicherheit ist Voraussetzung für Investitionen in Gigabit-Netze - René Obermann beim VATM-Tele-Kompass "Wahl-Check"# BIG DATAFundamental rights implications of big data [Plenary Podcast] - Europea…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE 10 March 2017

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# TTIPSpeech by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the AmCham EU Transatlantic ConferenceEU Commission Answer - TTIP 3 - E-008887/2016EU Commission Answer - Impact of visa policy applied in respect of the USA on the EU's tourism sector - P-000164/2017# CETAEU Commission Answer - Anti-corruption measures in CETA - P-000197/2017# ASEANEU and ASEAN take new steps to re-launch region-to-region trade talksThe fifteenth AEM-EU trade commissioner consultations - Read the joint media statement# CHINAEU Commission Answer - VP/HR - Tension between China and the USA - E-000079/2017# RUSSIAEU Commissiion Answer - Disputes between the EU and Russia at the World Trade Organisation - E-008897/2016# ALGERIAEU-Algeria Association Council on 13 March 2017# CONFLICT MINERALSConflict minerals [Plenary Podcast] - European Parliamentary Research Service# TRADE DEFENCEEU COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/422 of 9 March 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 10 March 2017

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# EUCO SUMMITRemarks by President Donald Tusk after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or governmentSt 5 2017 Init EUROPEAN COUNCIL DECISION electing the President of the European Council"L’Europe doit peser sur le destin du monde" - Hollande# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission finds Portuguese recapitalisation of Caixa Geral de Depósitos involves no new aidEU Commission Memo: Clearance of Portuguese recapitalisation of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) - how the rules apply to bank recapitalisations# TAXATIONDraft opinion - Disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches - PE 585.508v01-00 - Committee on DevelopmentEU Commission Answer - Excessive pricing - P-000667/2017EU Commission Answer - Apple's failure to comply with EU norms - P-000533/2017# VATEU Commission Answer - EU plan for potential VAT change - E-000179/2017# BREXITEU Commission Answer - Application of the free movement directive by the UK - P-…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 10 March 2017

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# EMUEuro-area reforms: Challenges and policies [What Think Tanks are thinking] - European Parliamentary Research ServicePublications - European Semester : Stability and Growth Pact - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Commission Answer - Labour market and reform of corporation tax - E-008858/2016# ECBECB: Euro area securities issues statistics# BANKING UNIONECB: CON/2017/6 Opinion on a proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Directive 2014/59/EU as regards the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in insolvency hierarchyState aid: EU Commission finds Portuguese recapitalisation of Caixa Geral de Depósitos involves no new aidEU Commission Memo: Clearance of Portuguese recapitalisation of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) - how the rules apply to bank recapitalisations# EBAEBA issues revised list of ITS validation rules# FISCAL POLICYEU Commission Answer - Accounting systems for public finance - P-000440/20…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 10 March 2017

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# WASTE MANAGEMENTWaste management: MEPs to vote on plans to boost recycling rates# MICROPLASTICSEU Commission Answer - Microplastic pollution in the Mediterranean - E-000099/2017# CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSReport - Amendment to Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - A8-0064/2017 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Commission Answer - Pampers nappies and carcinogenic substances - E-008297/2016# ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONCall for 2nd round of applications in the context of the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening - Rotterdam Convention# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 252-252 - Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste - A8-0034/2017(252-252)# EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 6710 2017 INIT Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products (recast)ST 7105 2017 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISS…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 10 March 2017

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# UNFCCCWill Merkel Use Next Week’s U.S. Visit to Boost the Paris Agreement? - World Resource Institute#Art4Climate Launched in Run Up to UN Climate Conference in Bonn 2017UNFCCC reports on Hungary# EU ETSOn 3 April 2017 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2016ST 6993 2017 INIT European Court of Auditors' special report n◦ 31: 'Spending at least one euro in every five from the EU budget on climate action: ambitious work underway, but serious risk of falling short' - Draft Council conclusions# CAR EMISSIONSEU Commission Answer - CO2-related car taxation - E-008927/2016# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 7187 2017 Init REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequentl…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 10 March 2017

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# ENERGY UNIONSpeech by EU Energy & Climate Action Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete to the "Wirtschaftsrat" BerlinThoughts from my visit to the United States - Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičEnergy Union Requires Concrete Projects and Protection of European Interests - The Energy CollectiveRound-table: good Energy Union governance? Lessons from Low Carbon Development Strategies# EU4ENERGYEuropean Union, Energy Community and the Ministry of Energy of Georgia mark the opening of EU4ENERGY regional office in Tbilisi to support energy reforms in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - Energy CommunityEnergy Charter Secretariat Participates in the Opening of the EU4ENERGY Regional Office in Tbilisi to Support Energy Reforms in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG: Implementation Workshop for the Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas (TAR NC)ENTSOG: Workshop for the CAM NC amendmentMarket EU Stakeholder Commi…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 9 March 2017

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# SUBSIDIESNew site SubsidyStories.eu shows where nearly 300bn of EU subsidies go across Europe - Open Knowledge International Blog# EIBEIB backs EUR 3.4 billion new financing for SME’s, environment and transport# EFSIDraft opinion - 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 - PE 599.625v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control# ESIFEP Opinion - The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy - PE 595.760v02-00 - Committee on BudgetsEU Commission: Answer - Infrastructure projects in the Lower Danube region - E-000115/2017Bavaria, Saxony and the future of EU cohesion policy after 2020# ERASMUS+AER: Combatting school dropout -Handbook on Regional Best Practice# HORIZON 2020EASME: 401 environment project proposals seek Horizon 2020 funding# DG RTDEU Prize for Wom…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 9 March 2017

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# SERVICES PACKAGEMarkus Pieper und Markus Ferber (Parlamentskreis Mittelstand Europe, CDU/CSU- Gruppe in der EVP): Dienstleistungspaket: Subsidiaritätsrüge ist der richtige Schritt# EUROPASSEP Draft report - Better services for skills and qualifications (Europass) - PE 601.044v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Committee on Culture and Education# SKILLSDraft report - A new skills agenda for Europe - PE 600.967v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Committee on Culture and Education# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT pursuant to Article 294(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the position of the Council on the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on medical devicesCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT pursuant to Article 294(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union…

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