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IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 17 March 2017

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# SINGLE MARKETEffective policy and support measures for business transfers in the Single Market – how to prepare for the challenge ahead? - Keynote speech by Commissioner Elżbieta BieńkowskaEU Commission Answer - Regulating trade between EU Member States - E-008908/2016# ENTREPRENEURSHIPEU Commission Answer - Education for entrepreneurship - E-009429/2016# EU PROFESSIONAL CARDDG Grow: Take part in our survey on the first year of the European Professional Card# NEW SKILLS AGENDAEU Commission Answer - Cultural cooperation projects - E-009714/2016Schools and industry should join forces to reduce skills gap – Marc Durando# INDICATORSEconomy: Growth-oriented policy agenda should benefit all workers and householdsJanuary 2017 compared with December 2016 - Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area - Down by 1.5% in EU28# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de modification de lo…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 17 March 2017

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# EU BUDGET & MFFMFF mid-term revision: exchange of views in the presence of Günther Oettinger - Committee on BudgetsEP Draft opinion - Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union - PE 599.609v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# EFSIEIB Briefing - Evaluation of the Functioning of the European Fund for Strategic Investments# ESIFEU Commission Answer - Distribution of EU funds in Hungary - E-000302/2017DG Regio: In Your Own Words: EU Structural Funds have to support self-managementDG Regio: Macro-regional strategies – what's the added-value for projects and programmes?First results of the Task Force on Cohesion Policy post-2020EU Commission Answer - European Social Fund and Greece - E-008304/2016# EIBEIB and ING sign Benelux loan facility for small and medium-sized enterprisesEIB on Lithuania: New support for energy efficiency in multi-apartment buildings# DG RTDHow can citizens influence the direction of European S…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 17 March 2017

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# DSMThe European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rulesEU Commission Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová travelling to Hanover for CeBIT 2017Digitisation, jobs and the road to Rome - Blog post by Andrus AnsipMaking the most of the digital transformation# EECCEP Draft report - European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) - PE 601.017v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# COPYRIGHTEP Draft report - Copyright in the Digital Single Market - PE 601.094v01-00 - Committee on Legal AffairsEP Opinion - Permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society - PE 595.579v03-00 - Committee on Culture and EducationSha…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 17 March 2017

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# US RELATIONSHR/VP Federica Mogherini travels to Washington, D.C.AmChams in Europe hold their annual Brussels Policy BriefingAt White House, Siemens CEO boosts commitment to American manufacturing, workforce development# RUSSIARussian Governmentn: On approving a proposal to extend the agreement between the governments of Russia and the United States on the customs-clearance procedure and duty-free import of goods as part of Russian-US cooperation in research and peaceful use of outer space# CETAEU Commission Answer - Written Question E-006865/16 unanswered as regards the Commission's legal analysis of CETA - E-000054/2017# ISDSEU Commission Questionnaire on options for a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution# EEAEU imports of organic products from Norway and Iceland to resumeEP General documents - EEA documents : EEA Resolutions - Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee a…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 17 March 2017

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# BELGIUMIMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with BelgiumIMF Country Report No. 17/69 : Belgium : 2017 Article IV ConsultationIMF Country Report No. 17/70 : Belgium : Selected Issues# ROMANIARomania: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission# PUBLIC DEBTEU Commision: Answer - Public debt restructuring - E-000246/2017# ECBECB Occasional paper no. 184: Benchmarking institutional and structural indicators in EU candidate and potential candidate countriesECB Working paper no. 2039: Macroeconomic effects of secondary market trading# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEuropean Banking Federation: Capital Markets Union - EBF response in the mid-term review - (Full document available from 18 March)European Banking Federation: 27 March: Brussels Kick-Off for European Money WeekFinance Watch comments on CMU mid-term review# ESMAESMA seeks Investor Protection experts for Stakeholder PanelCompliance table regarding MAR guidelines on delay…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 17 March 2017

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# FUTURE EUSpeech by President Donald Tusk to Speakers of EU Parliaments in Rome# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission confirms no aid in concession deals for Greek regional airportsState aid: EU Commission clears Belgian support to long-term operation of three nuclear power reactors Tihange 1, Doel 1 and Doel 2# ANTITRUSTAntitrust: Commission re-adopts decision and fines air cargo carriers €776 million for price-fixing cartel# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears creation of joint-venture between Mabanol Bitumen and H&R RefiningMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over SwissSign by SBB and current owner Swiss PostMergers: EU Commission clears Macquarie's and National Grid's acquisition of four gas distribution networks in the UKConcentrations: La Commission autorise l'acquisition de Consolis par Bain Capital# TAXATIONEU Commission Answer - President of the Commission in favour of tax evasion - E-000034/2017# BREXITThe E…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 17 March 2017

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# INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTSUNECE celebrates 25 years of the Industrial Accidents Convention and its contribution to sustainable development and disaster risk reduction# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEU Commission Answer - Recycling - E-000374/2017# GLYPHOSATEEU Commission Answer - Citizens' initiative 'Ban glyphosate' - E-000153/2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, at the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants regarding the proposals for amendments of Annexes A and C# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Monday, 20 March 2017 - Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - PE 601.180v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 7407 2017 Init A sustainable European future: The EU response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Draft Council conclusions = Comments from delegationsST …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 17 March 2017

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# EMISSIONSIEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016# EU ETSFinland helps bump up free 2017 EUA issuances but Italy, Spain still delayed - Carbon Pulse# TRUCK EMISSIONSEU Commission Answer - Trucks and CO2 targets - E-009215/2016# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Monday, 20 March 2017 - Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - PE 601.180v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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IEU ENERGY Telegram 17 March 2017

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# NUCLEAR ENERGYState aid: EU Commission clears Belgian support to long-term operation of three nuclear power reactors Tihange 1, Doel 1 and Doel 2# ENERGY UNIONEU Commission Answer - Security of gas supply to Europe - E-009261/2016EU Commission Answer - Investigation into the setting of electricity tariffs for households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Spain - E-000416/2017# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG announces CAM NC amendment is about to enter into force - first demand assessment for incremental capacity to be conducted soon afterwardsThe ENTSO-E Market Committee approves ITC Audit Results & 2017 Perimeter FeeUpcoming ENTSO-E eventsOngoing ENTSO-E Consultations with deadlinesBoard of Appeal dismisses appeals seeking annulment of ACER Decision on Electricity TSOs Proposal for the Determination of Capacity Calculation RegionsCEER handbook for regulators to self- assess how well national retail energy markets are workingEnergy Community Secreta…

IEU AGENDA Telegram 18 March 2017

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N: ## Upcoming Commission Events 23 March 2017: Digital Day in Rome +++ 30 March 2017: Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries in Malta +++ March 2017: EU Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe and Rome Summit to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome +++ March 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 CalendarMonday 20 March 2017Tuesday 21 March 2017Wednesday 22 March 2017Thursday 23 March 2017Friday 24 March 2017Saturday 25 March 2017Outlook March 2017

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## EP Week Ahead60th anniversary of the Rome treatiesProtection against online fraudBooks for visually impaired peopleRule of law in PolandClothin…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 16 March 2017

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# ESIFDraft report - Promoting cohesion and development in the Outermost Regions of the EU: the implementation of Article 349 TFEU - PE 597.418v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development# EFSIEU Commission  Answer - European Fund for Strategic Investments - projects approved - P-009348/2016# EACEAAER: URGENT Partners wanted for Erasmus+ KA2 project on Strategic Partnerships# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Electronic evidence, expertly exploredUpdated: Events - 6th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2017 - 27-29 September 2017, Seville, SpainEvents - BioBanking 2017 - 14-15 June 2017, London, United Kingdom# HORIZON 2020Public investment in research and innovation more important than ever, new study confirms - Horizon 2020Cloud and High Performance Computing in Biomedicine# PARTICIPANT PORTALClean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 06 - Research Participant Portal# ERCERC in Eastern Partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Mol…

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