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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 20 July 2017

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# EFSI: Juncker Plan: EUR 820 million for SMEs as EIF and ProCredit double support for innovative companies +++ Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 30 million loan from EIB for University of Latvia campus development +++ Juncker Plan financing for windfarms in Greece: EIB signs EUR 24 million loan with Terna Energy Group +++ # EIB GROUP: Banco BPM Group and EIB: EUR 600 million in support of SMEs and midcaps +++ EIB Group marks 25 years of support for Bulgaria; on target for a strong result in 2017 +++ # DG RTDSuccess Stories - Domestic fuel cells: the power withinResearch Headlines - Unique training at physics-maths-life sciences interface# HORIZON 2020Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema - Horizon Magazine# ERCNearly €2 billion EU investment in Europe's top researchers: ERC pre-announces its 2018 grant competitions# DG CNECTThe European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems 2017Paving the way for EuroHPC: A common effort to create …

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 20 July 2017

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# PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: EP Draft report - Implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services - PE 607.891v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG GROW: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for certain uses of chromium trioxide and dichromium tris(chromate) under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Nexter Mechanics)COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the publication with a restriction in the Official Journal of the European Union of the reference of standard EN 60335-2-9:2003, as last amended by A13:2010, on particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances under Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilJOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of the Joint Framework on counte…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 20 July 2017

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# USA: AmCham EU: Digital Trade has advantages for all of us +++ # CHINA: EU Commission Answer - EU-China Connectivity Platform and a level playing-field - E-003701/2017 +++ # UKRAINE: Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: Zusammenarbeit mit der Ukraine bei der Managerfortbildung verlängert (DE) +++ # BELARUSEEAS: 4th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue# TURKEYAusschrift des Pressestatements von Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel zur Lage in der Türkei (DE)Turkey: lift the state of emergency as soon as possible! - European Economic and Social Committee36th meeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) - European Economic and Social Committee# RUSSIARussian Government: Submitting to the State Duma the draft law on automatic international exchange of tax informationRussian President: Amendments to laws on foreign investment and procedure for investing in business entities of strategic importance for national defence# AFRICAEP Draft opinion - The EU-A…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 20 July 2017

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# GREECEGreece : Request for IMF Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece# ESMAESAs Joint Board of Appeal decides on FinancialCraft Analytics appeal against ESMA registration decisionESMA to cooperate with Indian regulators on CCPs# ECBMario Draghi, Vítor Constâncio: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)EP Draft report - European Central Bank Annual Report for 2016 - PE 606.142v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsMonetary policy decisionsECB: Euro area monthly balance of payments (May 2017)Latest letters by the ECB Supervisory BoardLetter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Zanni, MEP, with regard to liquidity monitoringLetter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Calvet Chambon, MEP, with regard to a credit institution under ECB supervisionLetter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Marco Zanni, ME…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 20 July 2017

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# POLAND: Statement by EU Council President Donald Tusk on the situation in Poland +++ SPD im Bundestag: Justizreform: Kaczyński schadet Polen und Europa +++ CEPS: Time to stop the Polish danse macabre +++ # BREXIT: EU Commission: Speaking points by Michel Barnier at the press conference following the second round of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom (EN/FR) +++ UK Parliament: Transcripts of Michel Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt evidence published +++ UK Government: Policy paper: Joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens' rights +++ Brexit and the threat to Northern Ireland +++ FTI: Brexit Perspective - Deal or no deal? +++ # TAXATIONOECD releases further guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups on Country-by-Country reporting (BEPS Action 13)Falls in tax revenue weaken domestic resource mobilisation in developing Asia# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a mobile payments joint venture b…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 20 July 2017

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# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Work on guidance document for identifying endocrine disruptors proceeding +++ # WASTE: DG Grow: Workshops on the EU Construction & Demolition Waste Management Protocol in 6 EU capitals +++ # EU COUNCIL REGISTER: ST 11409 2017 INIT Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION concerning the membership of the EU in the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG)ST 11415 2017 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic productsST 11415 2017 ADD 1 ANNEX to the Commission Regulation (EU) .../... amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products# EFSA BRIEFS107th Plenary meeting of the AHAW Panel Parma, Italy 12 September 2017Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance thiramAssessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framewo…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 20 July 2017

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# UNFCCC: Latest documents by the UNFCCC: Fccc/Arr/2015/Irl Ireland. Report on the individual review of the inventory submission of Ireland submitted in 2015. Note by the expert review team +++ Fccc/Arr/2016/Irl Ireland. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Ireland submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review team +++ Fccc/Irr/2016/Irl Ireland. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Ireland. Note by the expert review team +++ APA.2017.2.InformalNote Pre-sessional workshop on APA agenda item 4 held on 6 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Informal note by the Co-Chairs.# PARIS AGREEMENTClimat, Europe, commerce extérieur : les priorités de Jean-Yves Le Drian# CARBON MARKETSGerman energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market - Carbon PulseSwitzerland announces dates, volumes for next two CO2 allowance auctions - C…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 20 July 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: DG Energy: Latest reports on electricity and gas markets now available +++ The latest DG Energy newsletter is online! +++ Study on electricity infrastructure developments in Central and South Eastern Europe +++ Barbara Lanzinger: "Wir wollen und wir müssen die Energiewende weiter gestalten" - CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion +++ Thomas Bareiß: "Unsere Energieversorgung wird sich auch auf europäischer Ebene radikal wandeln" - CDU/CSU im Bundestag (DE) +++ # ENERGY REGULATION: ACER launches a new user-friendly system for REMIT documents +++ # NUCLEAR ENERGYEU Commission Answer - Decisions of the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) - P-003774/2017# GAS MARKETSNeue Kurzstudie: Katar und Iran teilen sich größtes Erdgasfeld der Welt (DE)# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 246 - 482 - Energy efficiency - PE 607.848v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyAmendments 483 - 693 - Energy efficiency - PE 607.853v01-00 - Committee on I…

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