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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 29 May 2017

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# URBACT: URBACT, another paradigm for European cities +++ # EIP SCC: EIP-SCC: Webinar on ‘Participatory Budgeting: a tool for Inclusive Smart Cities’ +++ Humble Lamppost Cities Survey +++ Upcoming events of the EIP - Smart Cities And Communities Market Place +++ Action Cluster Meetings - 20 June 2017Field Visit to HikariEuropean Commission proposes new rules for consumer centred clean energy transitionWhat's new in the Market PlaceEIP SCC Market Place General AssemblySmart City for CultureForum Villes et Territoires Intelligents. Comment devenir une collectivité smart au service des usagersSmart & Safe City Event - The HagueSmart Regions 2.0 conference in HelsinkiLa ville intelligente : fantasme ou réalitéIoT Tech Expo EuropeGrowing Smart Energy Cities - Strategies, Instruments and Financing ToolsLOGIN FestivalSmart cities symposium Prague 2017Digital Business World CongressForum for Public Administrations 2017The EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meeting:…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 29 May 2017

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# ESIF: 7th Cohesion Forum +++ Boost for business in France +++ AER: #ShineBright Lower Austria +++ # HORIZON 2020: Porto4Ageing launches a mobile app for self-assessment of frailty - Horizon 2020 +++ eStandards conference on eHealth standards and interoperability - Horizon 2020 +++ Europe’s companies often need a kick-start for innovation – Prof. Luke Georghiou - Horizon Magazine +++ # DG RTDEvery Generation Must Renegotiate the World of Tomorrow - Carlos MoedasEuropa, Para onde vamos? Oportunidades e Desafios para Portugal na vertigem da Mudança - op-ed by EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas (PT, no other version available)Research Headlines - In-depth technology for deep-sea discoveryEvents - Increasing impact from publicly funded research - Lessons from the bioeconomy - 28 June 2017, Brussels, BelgiumEvents - 'CERCA Conference 2017: Fostering excellence in research for the benefit of society' - 31 May 2017, Brussels, BelgiumEvents - 5th HELLENIC FO…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 29 May 2017

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# EU TRADE POLICIES: EU Trade Commissioner Malmström meets civil society in Brussels +++ Transparent EU Trade and Investment Policy - Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström +++ Working document - Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements - PE 599.788v01-00 - Committee on International Trade, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality +++ # EEA & EFTA: 25th meeting of the European Economic Area Consultative Committee (EEA-CC) - European Economic and Social Committee +++ # U.S. RELATIONSEU-US insurance agreement: EU Council agrees to signingCDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Wir sollten den europäischen Pfeiler im transatlantischen Verhältnis stärken (DE)BDI-Präsident Kempf zieht Bilanz zum G7-Gipfel: USA haben sich ins Abseits manövriert (DE)DIHK: Deutscher Exporterfolg zahlt sich auch für Amerika aus (DE)# INDIABertelsmann Foundation: EU-India free trade agreement could result in an annual increase in the EU’s GDP of up to €21 billionBundes…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 29 May 2017

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# EU COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL: Main results of the 1st day of the Competitiveness Council 29-30 May 2017 +++ # SINGLE MARKET: European Commission lays the ground work for future action in EU consumer law +++ Services package: EU Council agrees conditions to ease provision of services and mobility of professionals +++ EU Commission welcomes Member States' support to boost services sector +++ RECORDED Competitiveness Council- Statement : Elżbieta BIEŃKOWSKA, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEsStaatssekretär Machnig: „Gutes Ergebnis beim Dienstleistungspaket erzielt – Rechte der Mitgliedstaaten und nationalen Parlamente bleiben gewahrt.“BEUC: Consumer rights and enforcement of existing rules need to be improved, says CommissionEuropean standards - implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012: committee vote - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionA longer lifetime for products: adoption o…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 29 May 2017

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# EMU: Mario Draghi: Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament +++ In-Depth Analysis - Economic Dialogue with the European Commission on the European Semester Spring 2017 Package - ECON and EMPL on 30 May 2017 - PE 602.082 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ Is the recent increase in long-term interest rates a threat to euro-area recovery? - Bruegel +++ # EMFWe need a European Monetary Fund, but how should it work? -  Bruegel# ECBECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: April 2017# BANKING UNIONAgenda of the European Banking Federation# INSURANCESEU-US insurance agreement: EU Council agrees to signing# IMFChart of the Week: Brexit and The City - IMF Blog# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMARèglement d'exécution de la Commission sur la prorogation des périodes de transition concernant les exigences de fonds propres pour les expositions sur une contrepartie centrale prévues dans les règlements (UE)…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 29 May 2017

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# TAXATION: EU Council on corporate tax avoidance: Directive adopted on hybrid mismatches +++ EU Commission welcomes adoption of new rules to block tax avoidance +++ Hearing with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion +++ Panama-Untersuchungsausschuss: Junckers Luxemburg hat aus der Umgehung europäischer Steuerregeln ein Geschäft gemacht (DE) +++ Why MEPs should vote in favour of releasing public country-by-country reporting as open data - Open Knowledge International +++ OECD releases a discussion draft on the implementation guidance on hard-to-value intangibles +++ OECD releases peer review document for assessment of the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard +++ OECD: Tax Inspectors Without Borders: Annual Report 2016/2017 +++ # BREXITHearing on legal consequences of Brexi…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 29 May 2017

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# PLASTICS: Recommendations towards the EU Plastics Strategy - European Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies +++ # REACH: AmCham Europe: The future of chemical policy in the EU: Three key takeaways +++ # CIRCULAR ECONOMYBlack Gold's Legacy - European Economic and Social Committee# OCEANSOzeane unter Druck – Entwicklungsminister Müller stellt Initiativen für Meeresschutz vor (DE)# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERNewsletters: ENVI News 2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyAmendments 001-005 - Motion for a resolution on the High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 (UN Ocean Conference) - B8-0382/2017(001-005)Text adopted - Fertilizers ***I (procedure without debate) - P5_TA(2002)0158 - Wednesday, 10 April 2002 - Strasbourg - Final editionText adopted - Waste electrical and electronic equipment ***II - P5_TA(2002)0160 - Wednesday, 10 April 2002 - Strasbourg - Final editionText adopted - Hazard…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 29 May 2017

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# PARIS AGREEMENT: World Leaders Forge Ahead on Paris Agreement Despite Uncertain United States - World Wildlife Fund +++ The World Resources Institute Statement: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit +++ EU-Abgeordneter Jo LEINEN (S&D/SPD): Trumps Klimaschutzverweigerung ist kriminell - Weltgemeinschaft muss an Pariser Klimaabkommen festhalten (DE) +++ G7-Gipfel: Sechs Staaten senden klare Botschaft für das Klima - Germanwatch e.V. (DE) +++ # UNFCCC87 Countries Should Systematically Account for Disaster Losses by 2020 - Outcome of 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction# EFFORT SHARINGEffort sharing for greenhouse gas emission reductions: committee voteFrequently asked questions on the ESR Safety/Early Action Reserve# DIESELGATECar emission controls: EU Council agrees to reform type-approval and market surveillance systemCar emissions and safety: EU Commission welcomes Member States' agreement on stricter rulesMEPs and Commi…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 29 May 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Security of gas supply: ITRE committee vote +++ Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy: Energy policies of Norway in the global context of the IEA +++ # ENERGY REGULATION: EU4ENERGY launches discussions on regional cooperation and energy infrastructure in South Caucasus - Energy Community +++ Eurelectric: A Joint DSO response paper: EER Guidelines of Good Practice for Flexibility Use at Distribution Level +++ 70 Jahre VIK - gegen willkürliche Eingriffe in die Energiewirtschaft (DE) +++ # RENEWABLESDG Energy: EU Green Week 2017: green jobs for a greener futureParlamentarischer Staatssekretär Beckmeyer: „Die Windindustrie hat sich zum Leistungsträger der Energiewirtschaft entwickelt“Windenergie - Starker Heimatmarkt ist Basis für Exporterfolg und Technologievorsprung - Branchenkonferenz im Bundeswirtschaftsministerium# ENERGY BILLINGBEUC: Energy billing: landscape report and summary of good practice# GAZPROMGazprom and Shell discuss joi…

EU Commission Video: Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

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Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom Watch video: Link On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The EU is represented by Michel Barnier, as Chief Negotiator for the 27 EU countries. His taskforce at the European Commission coordinates the work on all strategic, operational, legal and financial issues related to the negotiations.  Read more: europa.eu/!hq96Tx




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