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IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 8 June 2017

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# EFSI: Europa-SPD zum Europäischen Investitionsfond – Auswahlkriterien verbessern, Transparenz erhöhen (DE) +++ # ESIF: €86.6 million from Cohesion Policy funds for the construction of the metro line 3 in Sofia +++ La Commissaire Creţu à Malte pour la réunion informelle des ministres en charge de la cohésion (FR) +++ Increasing partnership in cohesion policy [Plenary Podcast] - European Parliamentary Research Service +++ Europa-SPD zur Regionalpolitik - unbürokratischer und bürgernäher (DE) +++ # HORIZON 2020HORIZON 2020 FET Open in 2014-2016: State of PlayThe Commission launches a new Horizon Prize for full-page tactile display helping visually impaired peopleEvents - ENERGY in HORIZON 2020: remaining opportunities for 2017 and introduction to the 2018-2020 WP - 22 June 2017, Brussels, BelgiumSME Techweb - Latest results: Commission to invest €100 million to help 69 small businesses bring their innovations to the marketEvents - H2020 Communication Camp…

IEU GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 8 June 2017

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# SME: Startup Europe Awards: and the winners are... +++ # SINGLE MARKET: Administrative formalities and costs involved in accessing markets cross-border for provisions of accountancy, engineering and architecture services +++ # EMPLOYMENTEuropa-SPD: Digitale Wirtschaft - Chancen nutzen, Arbeitnehmer schützen# AVIATION INDUSTRYAviation: An Open and Connected Europe for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Global Leadership"Open and Connected Aviation": Questions & AnswersAviation Strategy: ALDE welcomes the Commission’s approach to ensure competition and connectivity# INDICATORSGDP and main aggregates estimate for the first quarter of 2017 - GDP up by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU28 - +1.9% and +2.1% respectively compared with the first quarter of 2016# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler, au nom de l'union, des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de révision de l’ordonnance de l’Office fédéral s…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 8 June 2017

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# GLOBALISATION: Talking globalisation in Paris -  Blog post by Cecilia Malmström +++ 2017 Ministerial Council Statement - Making globalisation work: Better lives for all +++ New OECD report argues reforming services trade barriers strengthens economic performance +++ # US RELATIONSUnited States Statement on Trade for the OECD Ministerial Council MeetingFTI Consulting: Merkel’s Trump Card For Re-election: Anti-US Sentiment A Driver Of Campaign# RUSSIARussian President: Meeting with President of China Xi JinpingSustainability from Sanctions? The EDB and Infrastructure Projects in Russia’s Arctic - The Arctic Institute# WTOWTO members discuss key findings of Aid for Trade Monitoring and Evaluation Exercise# TRADE DEFENCENotice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures: Bioethanol# EU COMMISSION REGISTEREEASDraft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agre…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 8 June 2017

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EU Commission: Completing the Capital Markets Union: Building on the first round of achievements +++ EU Commission: Q&A on the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan +++ Opening remarks of Vice-Presidents Jyrki Katainen and Valdis Dombrovskis on the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan +++ EU JRC: The Science behind the Capital Markets Union Mid-term Review +++ Statement von Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Halbzeitbilanz der Kapitalmarktunion (DE) +++ # FINANCIAL SERVICESEEA Consolidated Versions of the first package of EU Financial Services legislation now available# ESMAESMA responds to Commission consultation on FintechESMA publishes official translations of Guidelines under CSDRESMA: Library document - Looking to the futureESMA: Looking to the future - Steven Maijoor addresses FIA IDX ConferenceESMA Library document - Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 28/03/2017# SUSTAINABLE…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 8 June 2017

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# FUTURE EU: Speech by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the occasion of the award of the Golden Commemorative Medal of the Charles University in Prague +++ # EU JHA COUNCIL: Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on June 8, 2017 +++ # EPPO - EU PROSECUTOR20 member states agree on details on creating the European Public Prosecutor's office (EPPO)EU Commission welcomes decision of 20 Member States to establish the European Public Prosecutor's OfficeEU Commission FAQ on the European Public Prosecutor's OfficeDie Grünen: Europäische Staatsanwaltschaft - Großer Schritt für eine europäische SicherheitsunionBundesministerium für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz: Europäische Staatsanwaltschaft rückt näher# TAXATIONDie Grünen: Ein Jahr Panama-Untersuchungsausschuss: Das blockierte ParlamentGUE/NGL: More resources and powers needed for ‘Panama Papers’ Committee to succeedJURI/ECON vote on disclosure of income tax - Committee on …

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 8 June 2017

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# OCEANS: Joint Commission statement on the occasion of World Oceans Day +++ Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Lövins remarks for World Oceans Day +++ # REACH: Consumer confidence in chemicals improving 10 years after REACH entry into force +++ EU Commissioner Bieńkowska participates today in a Citizens' Dialogue in Helsinki +++ # CIRCULAR ECONOMYPlastics and the circular economy [Policy Podcast] - European Parliamentary Research ServiceResearch Headlines - Valuable metals not stuck in the mudEnvironment Agencies: EU Plastics Strategy needs to consider environmental issuesBusinesseurope: Inclusiveness is key in shift to circular economy in Europe# THE ARCTICEEA: Arctic resources# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCorrigendum to Commission Delegated Directive C(2017)1518 final of 13 March 2017 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for …

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 8 June 2017

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# EU ETS: ST 9946 2017 INIT Commission Decision of XXX amending Decision 2013/162/EU to revise Member States' annual emission allocations for the period from 2017 to 2020 = Decision not to oppose adoption +++ # NON-ETS: ST 9861 2017 COR 1 Non-ETS sectors: a) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change (First Reading)b) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/201…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 8 June 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: EU Commission: Have your say on EU strategy for cross-border energy networks +++ EU Commission: The EU and Nordic countries to host energy ministerial meetings next year +++ Eurelectric: European Commission proposal for a Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union +++ Eurelectric: The Alliance for Electrification - Electricity for a Decarbonised Europe +++ Commission proposal for a Regulation on Risk-Preparedness in the electricity sector - EURELECTRIC proposals for amendments +++ # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGEST 10089 2017 INIT Interconnections: Status update and their treatment in the Clean Energy Package - Policy debateEurelectric: Key position papers on the Clean Energy Package# RENEWABLESDéclaration conjointe de Neven Mimica, commissaire pour la coopération internationale et le développement, et Alpha Condé, Président de la Guinée, Président de l'UA et coordinateur de l'Initiative africaine pour les énergies renouvelables (FR)B…

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…

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