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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 10 April 2017

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# EU SMART VILLAGES: EU Action for Smart Villages +++ EU Commission Answer - 'Smart Villages' project - E-000828/2017 +++ # EU URBAN AGENDA: EU Commission – upcoming smart citites events +++ Smart and Healthy Transport Conference, Plzeň, CZMeeting of the Working Group Migration & Integration of EUROCITIES, LisbonInternational Workshop on Human Smuggling, El Paso, USAAssessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict Conference, Lincoln, UKOECD LEED Forum - Increasing productivity, job creation and inclusion from the bottom-up, PragueWorskhop on Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht, NLEUROCITIES Innovation in Care conferenceAnnual convention for inclusive growth, BrusselsINTERNAL meeting of the Partnership on Urban Poverty - 5th UPP meeting, TBDThe only way is up? Social Mobility and Equal Opportunities Conference, ParisApproaches to migration, language and identity Conference, LausanneVinylPlus Sustainability Forum: '…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 10 April 2017

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# EFSI: EP 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 597.734v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ # ESIF: ST 7896 2017 INIT Draft Council conclusions on "Making Cohesion Policy more effective, relevant and visible to our citizens" - Adoption +++ EP Amendments 1 - 301 - Building blocks for a post-2020 EU cohesion policy - PE 602.804v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ Cities and the future of EU Integration Funding - EUROCITIES +++ # EIBNew EIB Investment Survey highlights investment gaps and obstacles amid recoveryLatest publications by the EIBEIBIS 2016 - Malta overviewEIBIS 2016 - Netherlands overviewEIBIS 2016 - Portugal overviewEIBIS 2016 - Latvia overviewEIBIS 2016 - Lithuania overviewEIBIS 2016 - Luxembourg overviewEIBIS 2016 - Hungary overviewEIBIS 2016 - Ge…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 10 April 2017

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# BLUE GROWTH: ST 8158 2017 INIT COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Report on the Blue Growth Strategy Towards more sustainable growth and jobs in the blue economy +++ # SINGLE MARKET: Latest EESC publications on falsified goods +++ Effective strategies to fight the falsified products in the pharma industry +++ Legal loopholes for fake leather in the EU +++ Illicit trade and counterfeiting-crime on building products, materials and equipment +++ To better combat against online counterfeiting +++ How the pirated products affect the industrial value chains +++ Toys: Real or fake? Challenges for the reputable industry +++ How eBay partners with brands on IP protection +++ EP Opinion - Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services - PE 594.023v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++ # EMPLOYMENTEU Commission launches public consultatio…

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 10 April 2017

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# ONLINE PLATFORMS: Internet Platforms on Draft agenda - Monday, 24 April 2017 - PE 602.984v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ # DSM: ETNO: Europe’s digital union is stuck in Brussels - EurActiv Op-ed by Lise Fuhr and Steven Tas +++ # E-COMMERCEDigitaleurope: G20 rightly recognises importance of digital trade# 5GSTOA Workshop: Opportunities and challenges of 5G in the EU - European Parliamentary Research Service# SPECTRUMComment on 42nd RSPG Meeting – 07 February 2017 by RSPG #42 | Radio Spectrum Policy Group# ITU26 May, Hangzhou, China: ITU events on Integrated Broadband Cable Networks# COPYRIGHTCopyright expansion plans would kill EU startups - MEP Julia RedEP Amendments 304 - 576 - Copyright in the Digital Single Market - PE 602.820v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# DATA PROTECTIONCNIL: Plénière du G29 d’avril 2017# E-EVIDENCEEDRi: RightsCon s…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 10 April 2017

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# JAPAN: DG Trade: EU and Japan conclude 18th round of trade talks +++ # MERCOSUR: EU Commission publishes latest round report and EU proposals for trade agreement with Mercosur +++ The EU's textual proposals regarding MercosurAccess to energy and raw materials – (services and establishment and trade in goods)Access to energy and raw materials – (trade in goods)AgricultureTrade and sustainable developmentTransparencyAnnex on technical barriers to trade in the automotive sectorEP Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America# MEXICODG Trade: Good Progress in Third Round of EU-Mexico Trade Negotiations# U.S. RELATIONSTTIP advisory group meeting report of 9 March 2017DIHK: "Wichtig, dass die USA beim Freihandel nicht von Bord gehen"# CHINANorway-China: The challenging Arctic and Sino-Norwegian Collaboration# ECOWASINTA mission to ECOWAS countires - 18-20April 2017 - Committee on International Trade# TRADE RESTRI…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 10 April 2017

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# FINANCIAL REGULATION: United States (U.S.) — European Union (EU) Joint Financial Regulatory Forum Joint Statement +++ Financial Services: AmCham EU’s position on Central Counterparties Recovery and Resolution +++ # ESMA: ESMA clarifies CCPs’ portfolio margining under EMIR +++ ESMA publishes updated AIFMD and UCITS Q&As +++ # EMUMeeting with the Governor of Banca d'Italia - 11.04.17 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ECBECB Speech  Yves Mersch: Remarks on the future of economic governance in Europe and the euroECB Speech  Vítor Constâncio: Presentation of the ECB Annual Report 2016 to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European ParliamentECB Publication: Cover letter to the transmission letter of the Annual Report 2016EPC Publication: Feedback on the input provided by the European Parliament as part of its resolution on the ECB Annual Report for 2015ECB Occasional paper no. 185: Debt sustainability analysis for euro…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 10 April 2017

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# JUSTICE SCOREBOARD: EU Justice Scoreboard 2017: justice systems becoming more effective, but challenges remain +++ EU Commission Q&A on the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard +++ # MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Hamburg Süd by Maersk Line, subject to conditions +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Delta Lloyd by NN Group in Dutch insurance sector +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Żabka Polska by CVC Capital Partners +++ # TAXATIONNext PANA Committee Meeting - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionCenter for Public Integrity wins Pulitzer Prize for Panama Papers# BREXITEU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE) zu Brexit: Barnier hat rechtVotewatch Europe: Top 8 effects of Brexit on the future EU policiesThe new political landscape – and what Britain expects from Brexit# W…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 10 April 2017

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: The Circular Economy: A review of definitions, processes and impacts +++ # SDG: In China, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg Discusses the SDGs with President Xi Jinping and University Students +++ # ROTTERDAM CONVENTION: Latest information on the 2017 Triple COPs - Rotterdam Convention +++ # EU COMMISSION REGISTERCOMMISSION DECISION on the signature, on behalf of the European Union, of a Declaration of the UfM Water Ministers on the UfM Water Agenda# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTEREP Amendments 1 - 51 - EU action for sustainability - PE 602.816v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education# EFSAEP Exchange of views with the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) - Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentScientific Opinion on application EFSA-GMO-NL-2013-119 for authorisation of genetically modified glufosinate-ammonium- and glyphosate-tolerant oilseed rape MON 88302 × MS8 × RF3 and subcombinations independently of their origin, for f…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 10 April 2017

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# PARIS AGREEMENT: Presentation of a Study: Consequences of Climate Change for EU Agriculture - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++ # UNFCCC: UNFCCC: New Initiative Targets 2020 in Race to Tackle Dangerous Climate Change +++ 9th Africa Carbon Forum, Cotonou, Benin, 28 – 30 June 2017 +++ # CLIMATE STATSU.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016 - U.S. EIA# EU COMMISSIONCOMMISSION DECISION on instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the national allocation table of Estonia for 2016 into the European Union Transaction Log
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IEU ENERGY Telegram 10 April 2017

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# G7: EU Commissioner Arias Cañete reaffirms EU clean energy commitment at G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting +++ Staatssekretär Baake reist zum G7-Energieministertreffen nach Rom +++ # ENERGY UNION: L'Union européenne et l'Algérie renforcent leurs relations dans le domaine de l'énergie +++ # ENERGY REGULATIONSurvey commissioned by ACER finds market participants still experiencing barriers to EU gas wholesale market tradingBest Paths Workshop on HVDC links in offshore windfarms - ENTSO-EEarly Estimates of Main Energy Balance Sheets Components-a methodology and 2015 resultsWB6 regional electricity market integration initiative now counts 9 EU stakeholders from 5 Member States - Energy Community# ENERGY GRIDSave the date: RGI workshop "The prospects of undergrounding power lines"# NUCLEAR SAFETYDG Energy: Fourth ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety# GERMANYAgora Energiewende: Abgaben und Umlagen auf Energie verhindern Erfolg der Energiewend…

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