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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 24 April 2017

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# URBAN AGENDA: Save the Date - Cities Forum 27/28 November in Rotterdam +++ President of UCLG, Parks Tau, and UCLG Co-President and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, join 8-member expert panel to follow up on the outcomes of Habitat III +++ Smart City 360° - EAI SC 360 conference +++ # SMART SAFETY: Public Safety in Focus - Data-Smart City Solutions +++ # SMART FINANCEFive Keys to a Smart Fiscal Policy - IMF BlogIBM Names Three Blockchain Adoption Principles Essential for Every CEO to Consider# SMART ENERGYCo-designing 2050 with citizens at #Stuttgart2017 - Energy Cities# SMART INDUSTRIESBundeswirtschaftsministerum/Mittelstand-Digital: eBusiness-Standards werden unzureichend umgesetzt (DE)The Catapult Network Responds to the Industrial Strategy Green PaperNew Siemens platform to support complete vision for global additive manufacturing marketAccenture and DFKI Collaborate to Help Organizations Benefit from Artificial IntelligenceAccenture Research: Automoti…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 24 April 2017

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# CEF: Energy Union: EU invests €22.1 million supporting synergies between transport and energy sectors +++ Save the date: 2017-2 CEF Telecom call virtual Info Day - 16 May +++ # EFSI: In-Depth Analyses: Instruments Providing Financial Support, EFSI - Committee on Budgets +++ # ESIF: EU Council: Background brief on the General Affairs Council on 25 April 2017 (Cohesion) +++ Interreg Annual Meeting in Malta starts on 26 April: follow the action live! +++ # EIBEIB: Multinational Development Banks, key in mobilising private capital for global investmentEIB: Back to basics of multilateralism# MSCAMarie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions: EU Commission awards the Seal of Excellence to 2300 researchers# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Reflecting on cultural opposition to communismSuccess Stories - Via Lactea project reveals a new view of the Milky Way# HORIZON 2020EP ITRE Committee: Assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation in view of its interim evaluation and the Framework…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 24 April 2017

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# COMPETITIVENESS: EU Commission publishes Member States' competitiveness report +++ DG Grow Background on the European competitiveness report +++ # INDUSTRY: EP ITRE Committee: A Space Strategy for Europe - Consideration of draft report +++ # SINGLE MARKETOpinion - Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services - PE 595.734v02-00 - Committee on Transport and TourismVoting list : 2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# COLLABORATIVE ECONOMYOpinion - European Agenda for the collaborative economy - PE 597.749v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par la Slovaquie sous le n°2017/026/SK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 (FR)COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising …

IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 24 April 2017

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# DSM: Opinion - European Agenda for the collaborative economy - PE 597.749v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++ # COPYRIGHT: EP ITRE Committee: Rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes - Consideration of draft opinion +++ # AVMS-D: Audiovisual Media Services Directive: EP CULT Committee votePeriodicals - The audiovisual media regulation in the age of on-demand - Thematic Digest - PE 600.422 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Culture and EducationPeriodicals - Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Fact Sheets compilation - PE 600.421 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Culture and Education - Committee on the Inte…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 24 April 2017

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# U.S. RELATIONS: Building bridges, smashing glass ceilings - speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström in Washington +++ EU Parliament: At a Glance - Key Macroeconomic Indicators in the Euro Area and the United States - PE 542.675 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ # JORDAN: DG Trade: Launch Event on new Trade and Business Opportunities in Jordan +++ # BREXITCER: Brexiting Swiss-style: The best possible UK-EU trade deal# UKRAINEBundeskanzlerin Merkel zum Tod eines OSZE-Mitarbeiters in der Ostukraine# RUSSIAEuropean Values Think-tank Study: How do European democracies react to Russian aggression?# WTOLatest rulings by the WTO# DUAL USEST 8106 2017 REV 1 Outcome of Proceedings of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods of 30 March 2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASRecommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION approving the conclusion, by the European Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Protocol to the Partnership and Coop…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 24 April 2017

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# EMU: Provision of deficit and debt data for 2016 - first notification - Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 1.5% and 1.7% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 89.2% and 83.5% +++ EU Parliament: At a Glance - Euro Area Key Indicators: Latest Forecasts by EC, IMF, ECB and OECD - PE 528.737 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ # TARGET2: EIB to settle its own funds EUR payments in TARGET2 as of July 2017 +++ # ECB: François Villeroy de Galhau: European Central Bank monetary policy and the resilience of the eurozone - Bank for International Settlements +++ # FINTECHMark Carney: Building the infrastructure to realise FinTech's promise# IMFIMF: Communiqué of the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the IMFCIMF: Central Bankers and Inclusive Growth: Building a Framework for Financial Inclusion# BISBIS: Is monetary policy less effective when interest rates are persistently low?# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 042-042 - Establishment of the Struct…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 24 April 2017

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# FRANCE: Pittella (S&D): Le peuple français s'est exprimé pour le changement. Maintenant, il faut s'unir pour faire barrage au Front National (FR) +++ EU-Abgeordneter Reul (EVP/CDU) zum Ergebnis der Präsidentschaftswahl in Frankreich (DE) +++ GUE-NGL group statement on the first round of the French election by GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer +++ # MARKET POWER: EU Commission Survey: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE SIGNIFICANT MARKET POWER (SMP) GUIDELINES +++ # JUSTICE ROADMAPEU Commission Roadmap: Interim evaluation of the Justice Programme (2014-2020)# STATE AIDMaking European Subsidy Data Open - Open Knowledge International BlogState aid: EU Commission clears support for renewable and cogeneration plants in Latvia# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Ficosa International by PanasonicMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Travelopia by KKRMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Capsugel by Lonza# TAXATIONE…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 24 April 2017

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# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Health & Environment Alliance: EU Commission is unable to turn the page on endocrine disruptors (EDCs) +++ # POP: AmCham EU: The recast of the POP regulation: an opportunity to improve the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the EU +++ # NOISE POLLUTION: Commissioners Vella and Bulc open High-level Conference in Brussels on Noise Pollution +++ EEA: Road traffic remains biggest source of noise pollution in Europe +++ # EU COUNCIL REGISTERWorking Party on Preparation for International Development Conferences (UN HABITAT)Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 24 April 2017

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# UNFCCC: Upcoming events of the UNFCCC bodies: 02 May 2017 94th meeting of the CDM-Executive Board - Bonn, Germany +++ 01 May 2017 94th meeting of the CDM-Executive Board - Bonn, Germany +++ 06 May 2017 Round table on APA agenda item 4 - Bonn, Germany +++ 06 May 2017 Round table on APA agenda item 3 Bonn, Germany +++ 08 May 2017 Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017 - Bonn, Germany +++ 08 May 2017 Technical Expert Meeting on mitigation +++ 08 May 2017 Article 6 of the Paris Agreement roundtable discussions among Parties (Exact date to be confirmed) +++ 09 May 2017 Meeting of an ad hoc technical expert group to consider the two areas of the work programme on response measures +++ 09 May 2017 In-session workshop on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21 +++ The Energy Collective: A Firm Proposal for Article 6 of the Paris …

IEU ENERGY Telegram 24 April 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Energy Union: EU invests €22.1 million supporting synergies between transport and energy sectors +++ EU Commission: Consultation on the list of proposed projects of common interest in energy infrastructure +++ EP ITRE Committee: Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector - Exchange of views +++ EP ITRE Committee: Directive and regulation on the internal market in electricity Exchange of views +++ EP ITRE Study: EU Energy Independence, Security of Supply and Diversification of Sources +++ EP ITRE At a Glance: Cyber Security Strategy for the Energy Sector +++ Ukrainian Government: Cooperation of Ukraine and Poland in the oil and gas industry will contribute to enhancement of the energy security +++ # ENERGY REGULATIONEP ITRE Committee: European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (recast) - Exchange of views# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEP ITRE Committee: Energy efficiency labelling - Vote on the text agreed during interinstitutiona…

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