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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# EFSI: EU Commission welcomes agreement in principle to extend and reinforce Investment Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) +++ EIB supports the modernisation of water infrastructure in Portugal with a EUR 420 million loan under the Investment Plan for Europe # ESIF: Building the Cohesion Alliance - New ideas and next steps: Harvesting from #EURegionsWeek +++ Disaster Risk Management in European Regions +++ En-Haut Farm in Lille – a successful cultural centre # CEF: CEF Telecom 2017-3 virtual info day - Recording and presentations are already available # EIBThe EIB supports urban rehabilitation and energy efficiency in cities of Portugal with a EUR 300 million loan# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Tracking the evolution of content delivery onlineSuccess Stories - Green gold in our sea waterEvents - HoNESt: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop - 21-22 September 2017, Barcelona, SpainEvents - 5th HBP School - Future Medicine: Brain Disease Neu…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# SINGLE MARKET: Accessibility of products, franchising in the retail sector: in plenary # SPACE INDUSTRY: Weltraumprogramme ermöglichen neue Geschäftsmodelle - S&D/SPD # RAW MATERIALS: DG Growth: Commission contributions to the implementing of SDGs in the scope of non-energy extractive industries - policies derived from the Raw Materials Initiative and trade, environmental, research and innovation, development and fiscal transparency policies# COLLABORATIVE ECONOMYEU Commission Answer - UBER and similar companies - regulating activities in the EU - E-004790/2017# SMEUEAPME-Präsidentin Rabmer-Koller: Europa benötigt ein überzeugendes KMU-Szenario# EMPLOYMENTEurofound: In-work poverty in the EUEP Draft opinion - The implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative in the Member States - PE 610.552v02-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityAt a Glance - Discrimination and access to employment for female workers with disabilities - PE …

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# BREXIT: UK offers deep security partnership with EU post-Brexit in the face of growing global threats +++ UK Policy paper: Foreign policy, defence and development: a future partnership paper # CHINA: DG Trade: Civil Society Dialogue on Sustainability Impact Assessment and State of Play of the EU-China Investment Negotiations +++WTO: DG Azevêdo: China’s commitment to openness will continue to drive the economy forward +++ EU–China Economic Relations to 2025. Building a Common Future - Bruegel# TURKEY: ST 12019 2017 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL Seventh Report on the Progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey StatementST 12019 2017 ADD 1 ANNEX to the REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL Seventh Report on the Progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey StatementST 12019 2017 ADD 2 ANNEX to the REPORT FROM THE COMMISS…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# EFSF: EFSF taps 2025 bond for €1 billion in auction # EUROGROUP: EP Opinion - Economic policies of the euro area - PE 606.263v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development # BREXIT: Academics give evidence on financial regulation and supervision # BANKING UNIONEU Commission Answer - Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) - E-004969/2017Bruegel: Nordea’s move to the Banking Union is no surprise# EBAThe EBA CRDIV CRR Basel III monitoring exercise shows further improvement of EU banks capital leverage and liquidity ratios# ECBECB: Vítor Constâncio: Role and effects of the ECB non-standard policy measuresECB: Benoît Cœuré: Europe’s momentECB: Corporate debt and investment: a firm level analysis for stressed euro area countriesECB More than a feeling: confidence, uncertainty and macroeconomic fluctuations# ESMAESMA sees valuation risk at highest levels due to financial weakness and geopolitical uncertaintyESMA updates Q&A on MiFID II implementationESMA agrees to prolo…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# SOTEU: EU Audiovisual Services Schedule: Key Plenary Debate on the State of the Union 2017 # POLAND: Independence of the judiciary: European Commission takes second step in infringement procedure against Poland # JHA COUNCIL: Agenda and background of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 14 September 2017 # BREXITEP Subject files - Brexit: the Constitutional Relationship of the United Kingdom with the European Union - Committee on Constitutional AffairsPolicy Departments Monthly Highlights: focus on post-Brexit petitionsECR: Keeping 751 MEPS after Brexit is completely illogicalEU Council: XM 21035 2017 REV 1 AD HOC WORKING PARTY ON ARTICLE 50# TAXATIONEP Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Switzerland - 14-09-2017 - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionTax Policy Reforms 2017 – Trends in OECD and Selected…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EU Commission - DG Growth: Europe supports the circular and social economy +++ Petcore Europe Conference 2018 - Strategy for PET in the Circular EconomyDon't miss this essential PET event and guarantee your place now! # NANOMATERIALS: SCCS - Minutes of Working Group Meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 29 August 2017 # NATURAL RESOURCES: Much of the planet’s land severely degraded owing to increased consumption, UN warns # ECHA BRIEFSPublic Consultations-Reaction products of paraformaldehyde and 2- hydroxypropylamine (ratio 3:2) (originally notified as MBO)Public Consultations-Reaction products of paraformaldehyde and 2- hydroxypropylamine (ratio 1:1) (originally notified as HPT)# EFSA BRIEFSModification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluxapyroxad in various crops# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERLatest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyAmendments 5 - 25 - Establishing the Bio-based In…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# EU ETS: EURELECTRIC calls for trilogue negotiations to deliver strengthened EU ETS # CLIMATE FINANCE: EIB: MDBs increase 2016 financing to tackle climate challenge # VOLKSWAGEN: More European consumer groups launch legal actions against Volkswagen - BEUC 

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INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 12 Sept 2017

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# ENERGY SECURITY: EU Parliament: Sharing gas to ensure gas for all +++ EuropalTV: More solidarity on gas supply +++ EU Commission: New rules to secure gas supplies in Europe bring more solidarity +++ Gas supply will never again be used as political weapon - EPP +++ Fit für kommende Gaskrisen - S&D/SPD-Abgeordnete Martina WERNEREU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE): Bericht zur Gewährleistung der sicheren Gasversorgung +++ BDEW begrüßt neue EU-Verordnung zur Gasversorgungssicherheit +++ Update on the RGI workshop "Developing transmission electricity grids, protecting our seas" # ENERGY EFFICIENCYCommission proposal on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - EURELECTRIC voting recommendations# COALGermany can cut coal emissions, but regional leaders’ “untrue and desperate” claims threaten progress on air quality - European Environmental Bureau# ENERGY REGULATIONSAVE THE DATE ENTSOs TYNDP 2018 Scenario Development Workshop - 9th O…

INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 11 Sept 2017

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# URBAN AGENDA: Implementing the New Urban Agenda in the Mediterranean Region: High-Level Roundtable in New York with UN-Habitat +++ ‘New Urban Agenda,’ reform of UN-Habitat take spotlight at high-level General Assembly talks +++ Implementing the New Urban Agenda: ICLEI responds to the latest assessments +++ EU Commission Answer - ROP Calabria 2014/2020 - Cosenza-Rende Urban Agenda Strategy: lack of transparency in selecting works to be financed - E-004584/2017 # EIP-SCC: EIP-SCC: Nordic Edge Expo 2017EIP-SCC: Integrated Infrastructures and ProcessesEIP-SCC: Business Models, Finance and ProcurementEIP-SCC: International Workshop : Combining Digital and Co-Design Approaches for design Innovation in Urban EconomicsInternational Workshop : Combining Digital and Co-Design Approaches for design Innovation in Urban Economics - EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: “Smart Field Visit” on 21.09.17 in Tampere, FinlandUpcoming events of the EIP-SCCEIP-SCC General Assembly 2017Smart Cit…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 11 Sept 2017

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# EFSI: EFSI: EIB supports the Amadéite Group, the world leader in marine biotechnology +++ Investment Plan for Europe: €16 million to build new campus at Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal # ESIF: New broadband networks to be installed in Hungary +++ Dutch student housing as test site for green innovation +++ Green renovations in German city # EIB: EIB provides USD 15 million for Egypt Mid-Cap fund # DG RTDOceans Meeting International Conference - The Ocean and Human Health - Speech by Carlos Moedas“EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility", 10 October 2017, Turin (Italy) - 10 October 2017, Lingotto Fiere, Via Nizza 294 - TurinResearch Headlines - On-board processor 'survival kit' for deep spaceSuccess Stories - Meet the robot designed to look after our elderly relativesEvents - Info Day, Horizon 2020 – 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'HoNESt: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop - 21-22 Sept…

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