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IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 7 June 2017

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# GLOBALISATION: OECD: Economy - Better but not good enough: New approaches are needed to make globalisation work for all +++ # US RELATIONS: Readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer's Meeting with the European Union Commissioner +++ Latest news - Delegation for relations with the United States +++ General documents - Overview : History - Delegation for relations with the United States +++ # UKRAINESwitzerland to introduce visa-free regime with Ukraine on June 11 - President of Ukraine# WESTERN BALKANSEU Commissioner Hahn on visit to Serbia and to Montenegro# CUBAOpinion - Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Cuba, of the other - PE 602.772v02-00 - Committee on Development# MIDDLE EASTEskalation dient niemandem: Gabriel und al-Jubeir beraten über Situation auf der Arabischen Halbinsel# TRA…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 7 June 2017

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# ESM: ESM raises €1.5 billion in tap of 2046 bond +++ # BANKING UNION: European Commission approves resolution of Banco Popular Español, S.A. +++ Die Grünen zu Banco Popular: Doppelte Standards +++ # EBAEBA issues 2018 EU-wide stress test methodology for discussion# ESMAESMA responds to Commission consultation on FintechESMA: Looking to the future - Steven Maijoor addresses FIA IDX ConferenceESMA updates MiFID II/ MIFIR Investor Protection Q&A# FINANCIAL SUPERVISIONCharting the next steps for the EU financial supervisory architecture - Bruegel# BISJens Weidmann: Low rates, loud talk? - Bank for International SettlementsBIS: Mario Draghi: The interaction between monetary policy and financial stability in the euro areaBIS: Sound management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism: revisions to correspondent banking annex - final document# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No …/.. on the extens…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 7 June 2017

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# TAXATION: OECD: Ground-breaking multilateral BEPS convention signed at OECD will close loopholes in thousands of tax treaties worldwide +++ OECD: Q&A Webinar - Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS +++ Deutschland unterzeichnet Mehrseitiges Übereinkommen gegen aggressive Steuergestaltungen (DE) +++ Hintergrund: Das BEPS-Projekt von OECD und G20 (DE) +++ Switzerland signs BEPS Convention +++ # STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves €7.28 million rescue aid to Marche Ancona airport in ItalyReview of Member States' reports on the implementation of the European Commission Decision on the provision of State aid to the provision of services of general economic interest - EESC# MERGERSJURI/ECON vote on disclosure of income tax and JURI debate on cross-border mergers - Committee on Legal Affairs# BREXITPittella: May stands for dangerous isolation. Only Corbyn can bring real changeDeutsche Versicherungswirt…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 7 June 2017

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# REACH: Cefic celebrates 10 years of delivering on chemical safety law REACH +++ BUND: Zehn Jahre nach Einführung der EU-Chemikalienverordnung REACH sind noch etwa 2000 gefährliche Stoffe im Gebrauch +++ # CHESAR: New Chesar version eases generation and updating of chemical safety reports +++ # CIRCULAR ECONOMYResearch Headlines - Turning rubbish into added-value resources# SDGThe Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved in all countries - including EuropeSpeech at meeting on sustainable development - Prime minister Erna Solberg at The European Parliament in Brussel, 7 June 2017# GLYPHOSATEOral question - Glyphosate - O-2017-000046# NATUREVice-President Katainen's Speech at the Conference on the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy - Brussels, Committee of the Regions, 6 June 2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERSGCommission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) -…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 7 June 2017

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# SME: Bavaria & Austria: Is successful SME financing in danger? +++# EMPLOYMENT: EU Network of Public Employment Services – three years on: report shows success of enhanced collaboration +++ # SPACE INDUSTRYOpinion - A Space Strategy for Europe - PE 601.249v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Launching the European Defence FundProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industryEx-ante Evaluation accompanying the document Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 7 June 2017

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# PARIS AGREEMENT: UNFCCC: World Energy System Not On Track to Meet Paris Agreement Goals - Stronger Policy Signals Needed, Says IEA +++ Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement +++ Norway: Disappointed that US to withdraw from Paris Agreement +++ # EU TRANSPORT EMISSIONSIEA: Electric vehicles have another record year, reaching 2 million cars in 2016# AVIATION EMISSIONSEx-EU climate chief’s warning on aviation emissions deal - T&E
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IEU ENERGY Telegram 7 June 2017

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# RENEWABLES: Record 'green' energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report +++ Draft opinion - Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) - PE 604.700v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ Wind Europe: Regional cooperation – offshore experts discuss working with neighbours in the North Seas and the Baltic +++ Deutsche Bundesnetzagentur startet zweite Ausschreibung für Windenergieanlagen an Land (DE) +++ # ENERGY REGULATIONElectricity procurement in Moldova: international observers inquire about Moldova’s return to electricity produced in TransnistriaProject TERRE open stakeholder meeting, London - ENTSO-E Event# US ENERGY MARKETUS EIA: United States remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons# GAZPROMGazprom: Change in Press Conference schedule# FUSION ENERGYF4E: Vacuum Vessel: first parts manufactured by ENSA completed# EU COMMI…

IEU FUNDING & INNOVATION Telegram 7 June 2017

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# EU DEFENCE FUND: A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe's defence capabilities +++ # ESIF: EU Commission approves EU financing of the Pelješac bridge in Croatia +++ DG Regio: Competition marks Romania’s 10 years of EU membership +++ # DG RTDEU Commission: Startup Europe Awards announced todayStartUp Europe Awards - Speech by EU Commissioner MoedasEuropean Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, Speech at the StartUp Europe AwardsResearch Headlines - Turning rubbish into added-value resourcesSuccess Stories - 'Electric' bacteria can purify sewage water - fast# DG CNECTDigital4Development in the European Development DaysThe importance of raising awareness for high speed connectivity in rural areasSEP report on Scaleup Europe, a 4000+ fast growing ecosystem# PARTICIPANT PORTALTechnological demonstrator for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environmentThe European Defence Research RunwayForce protection and advance…

IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 6 June 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDA: EU Commissioner Creţu meets Vice Chairman Hu in EU-China 2017 Summit event +++ Success stories about digitisation, employability and inclusiveness – the role of Europe +++ # EIP SCC: EIP-SCC: New Market Place Management Team +++ EIP-SCC: Interview with Dr. Lutz Heuser +++ EIP-SCC: Humble Lamppost Cities Survey +++ EIP-SCC: Upcoming events +++ # SMART GOVERNANCESpeech by Vice-President Ansip at the Next Generation Internet SummitMachine Learning for Data Scientists – London BootcampThe Smart City Transformations: The Revolution of The 21st Century- Review -  The Free Press JournalThe Age of the Smart City - Smart CitiesBMWi stößt Dialog über künstliche Intelligenz auf der Open-Innovation-Plattform an (DE)Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: Künstliche Intelligenz: Fakten, Mythen und frische Ideen (DE)Vernetzt besser leben auf dem Digitalisierungsgipfel - Deutsche Telekom# SMART SECURITYBlockchain technology tops agenda at Insights WorkshopEinl…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 6 June 2017

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# HORIZON 2020: Hearings - Is EU investment moving research, innovation and business forward? - 21-06-2017 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++ Report - Assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation in view of its interim evaluation and the Framework Programme 9 proposal - A8-0209/2017 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ # ERCLatest publications by the European Research CouncilWhat are the reporting requirements for ERC research frontier projects granted under H2020 (STG / COG / ADG / SYG)?For ERC projects under FP7: where should I deposit/publish my open access articles?For European Research Council (ERC) projects -Starting (STG), Consolidator (COG), Advanced (ADG), or Synergy (SYG)- granted under FP7, what are the reporting requirements for an ERC grant?For ERC projects (STG-COG-ADG-SYG) granted under FP7, what is the best practice for communication between the Host Institution, the Principal Investigator from an ERC Grant and the European Res…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 6 June 2017

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# SME: The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, meets with the Presidents of BusinessEurope, Eurochambres and UEAPME +++ Leitl einstimmig als nächster Präsident von EUROCHAMBRES nominiert (DE) +++ WKÖ-Vizepräsidentin Rabmer-Koller: Besserer Informationsfluss bei Kreditvergabe hilft KMU beim Zugang zu Finanzierungen (DE) +++ BDI: Große Familienunternehmen fordern mehr Engagement für eine stabile EU (DE) +++ EU Commission: Business Planet: European funding tools helping small businesses thrive +++ # SERVICESNotification procedure for services: committee debate - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EMPLOYMENTLabour Market Observatory (LMO) – 48th meeting (3rd in 2017) – Green Jobs - European Economic and Social CommitteeOpinion - Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly skilled employment - PE 597.413v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Commissioner Thysse…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 6 June 2017

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# AUSTRALIA: Australia: Economic indicators and trade with EU - European Parliamentary Research Service +++ # UKRAINE: Ukraine: EU Council agrees its stance on trade measures +++ # RUSSIA: Russian Government: Electronic visa issuance for entering Russia through border crossing points in the free port of Vladivostok +++ Russian Government: Approval of the Concept for Russky Island development +++ Russian President: Interview to NBC News +++ Auswärtiges Amt: Deutsch-Russische Beziehungen: Historische Verantwortung +++ # WESTERN BALKANSEPP Group takes stock of situation in Western Balkans# DUAL USEOpinion - Setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (recast) - PE 602.925v02-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsCM 3100 2017 INIT Working Party on Dual Use Goods - Agenda# VALUE CHAINSOpinion - on impact of international trade and the EU’s trade policies on global value chains - PE 6…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 6 June 2017

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Capital Markets Union:  Banks to provide feedback to SMEs on access to funding +++ # FINANCIAL RETAIL SERVICES: Draft opinion - Action Plan on Retail Financial Services - PE 605.952v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ # ESMALibrary document - Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection topics# INDICATORSOECD annual inflation nudges up to 2.4% in April 2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMACOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Addressing Information Barriers in the SME Funding Market in the Context of the Capital Markets Union# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Monday, 12 June 2017 - PE 606.010v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Committee on Legal Affairs# EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 7893 2017 REV 2 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on controls on cash entering or leaving the Union and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 - Draft Presidency com…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 6 June 2017

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# JHA COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief - Justice and Home Affairs Council 8-9 June 2017 +++  # ANTITRUST: Antitrust: EU Commission opens formal investigation into distribution practices of clothing company Guess +++  # STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission endorses new €101 million Croatian national broadband scheme for 2017-2023 +++ # MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears joint venture between General Electric and ATI # BREXIT'Brexit' and its border implications - European Economic and Social CommitteeNeuwahl in Großbritannien am 8. Juni - Erhält Premierministerin May Rückendeckung für den Brexit? (DE) # TAXATIONGround-breaking multilateral BEPS Convention to be signed at OECD on Wednesday 7 JuneHearing documentation: Cooperation in tax matters with European jurisdictions - 09-05-2017 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance…

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