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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# ECA: Auditors must work together across borders, says German audit chief +++ 2017 “a turning point for Europe”, says President of EU Auditors # EFSI: Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe: nouveaux accords avec Bpifrance, financement de 600 millions d'euros pour les PME # ESIF: Keynote speech by Commissioner Creţu at the Disaster Risk Management Conference co-organised by the Committee of the Regions and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) +++ EU Council: Deal on further simplification of EU agricultural rules through the Omnibus regulation # EIB GROUPEIB at the 2017 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings: how the EU Bank can help make China’s Belt Road Initiative a success for developing countriesDraft report - Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank - PE 612.063v01-00 - Committee on BudgetsEthiopian companies to benefit from EIB backing for USD 100m private equity fund# HORIZON 2020EUR 4 million for …

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# INNOVATION: Setting innovation free - EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager # SINGLE MARKET: Dual quality food products: Commissioners Jourová and Andriukaitis at the consumer summit in Bratislava to present Commission's work against unfair practices in the Single Market # DELIVERY COSTS: ECR: EU Parliament aims to reduce delivery costs in the internal market +++ EPP: Affordable parcel delivery for all Europeans# INDICATORSAugust 2017 compared with July 2017 - Industrial production up by 1.4% in euro area - Up by 1.7% in EU28# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERPublications - Roll call votes : 2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (incl. 12 Oct 2017)Publications - Presentations : 2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionDraft agenda (1st version) - Thursday, 19 October 2017 - PE 612.167v01-00 - Committee on Culture and EducationDraft agenda (2nd version)- Thursday, 19 October 2017 - PE 612.160v02-00 - Committee on Em…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: ECR MEP Loones: New anti-dumping rules provide clarity to businesses +++ Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 9 months of 2017 +++ Stahlindustrie begrüßt neue Antidumping-Regeln der EU – Praxistest steht aber noch bevor  # CHINA: EIB at the 2017 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings: how the EU Bank can help make China’s Belt Road Initiative a success for developing countries +++ Meeting report - Civil Society Dialogue - SIA China Investment +++ Presentation ECORYS - Civil Society Dialogue 2 Oct 2017 # RUSSIARussian President: Meeting with German business leaders # CETACETA: Österreichs Regierungsparteien wollen mit Ratifikation noch zuwarten - Keine Mehrheit im Nationalrat für Oppositionsanträge auf Volksbefragung über Handelsabkommen # USATrans-Atlantic Business Council: Semi-Annual Meeting in Europe # FOREIGN & SECURITY POLICYEP: Opinion - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy - PE 609.504v…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# GLOBAL FINANCE: European Commission's participation in G20, World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C.# ECB: ECB: Benoît Cœuré: The known unknowns of financial regulation +++ ECB: Peter Praet: Monetary policy and the euro area economic expansion +++ ECB: Event - Follow us at Sibos 2017 +++ ECB: Euro Area Securities Issues Statistics: August 2017 +++ ECB: Monetary policy and bank profitability in a low interest rate environment +++ # EBAEBA issues provides guidance to authorities and institutions on Brexit relocationsEBA corrects portfolio identifiers for 2018 benchmarking exercise to ensure effective data validation# ESMJeroen Dijsselbloem to advise the ESMJoint statement following High-Level RFA Dialogue# IMFIMF Brings Policymakers Together to Foster Cooperation on FintechIMF Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development# BISStanley Fischer: The independent Bank o…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# BREXIT: Updated: Agenda and background brief on the General Affairs Council (Art. 50), 17/10/2017 +++ Press statement by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier following the 5th round of Article 50 (Brexit) negotiations with the United Kingdom +++ S&D/SPD:  Die britische Regierung verplempert Zeit - Durchbruch bei fünfter Brexit-Verhandlungsrunde bleibt aus +++ UK: MPs debate exiting the European Union and data protection # TAXATION: EESC October plenary to host Timmermans and address taxation of sharing economy # EPPO: 20 member states confirm the creation of an European Public Prosecutor's OfficeJoint Statement by Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger and Commissioner Věra Jourová on the Council's agreement to set up the European Public ProsecutorTransparency International: European Public Prosecutor's Office: a breakthrough in the fight against corruption# STATE AIDState aid: Commission approves €7.5 million public funding to promote shift of…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief on the Environment Council on 13 Oct 2017 # SDG: Commission appoints Multi-stakeholder platform on the Sustainable Development Goals +++ Commission appoints members of High Level Stakeholder Platform to follow up on the UN Sustainable Development Goals # ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Unverbindliche Kurzinformation zu Schlussanträgen der EU-Generalanwaltschaft zur Klagebefugnis von Umweltorganisationen # ELD: Report - Application of Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (the ‘ELD’) - A8-0297/2017 - Committee on Legal Affairs# GLYPHOSATEHearing docs: The Monsanto papers and glyphosate - 11-10-2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentEU Commission Answer - Glyphosate / British Agriculture - P-005517/201…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief on the Environment Council on 13 Oct 2017 # EU ETS: UK sets out plans to meet 2050 CO2 goals, quiet on EU ETS ties - Carbon Pulse +++ EU Market: EUAs hit fresh 1-mth high in choppy trade awaiting ETS reform deal - Carbon Pulse # COP23: Peter Liese: Wichtiger als die deutschen sind die europäischen Klimaziele - Die neue Bundesregierung sollte keine Maßnahmen beschließen, die europäisch kontraproduktiv sind +++ Germanwatch: COP23 NGO Briefing # UNFCCCDeveloping Countries Need Urgent Support to Adapt to Climate Change - New World Economic Outlook UpdateLatest publications by the UNFCCCFCCC/TP/2017/4 Review of the functions of the Standing Committee on Finance. Technical paper by the secretariat.# UK CARBON EMISSIONSCorporate report: Committee on Climate Change’s 2017 progress report: government response# U.S. CARBON EMISSIONSU.S. EIA: Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall in 2017 but rise…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 12 Oct 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Focus on Finland: the Energy Union tour +++ Statement on retail energy: 12 October 2017 - UK Parliament # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: Energy package: EP ITRE committee debate on amendments # ENERGY STORAGE: Eurelectric: The Value of Storage for the Clean Energy Transition +++ Energy Storage End Uses and Value Streams - Siemens Energy Business Advisory for the Energy Collective # ENERGY EFFICIENCYBDI, BDEW, DGB, dena, ZDH legen Modellvorschlag für steuerliche Förderung vor, um Stillstand bei energetischer Gebäudesanierung zu überwindenAmCham EU: Clean Energy Package: ITRE vote a positive step for energy efficiency# ENERGY REGULATIONACER decides on the electricity TSOs’ proposal for Harmonised Allocation Rules for Long-term Transmission Rights# UNITED KINGDOMUK Open consultation: Building a market for energy efficiency: call for evidenceUK Policy paper: Industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency action plansUK Research and analysis: Assessm…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 11 Oct 2017

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# ESIF: Speech on the 7th cohesion report and the future of cohesion policy at the joint REGI-COTER meeting, 10 October 2017 +++ La Commission dévoile les gagnants des RegioStars Awards 2017 +++ 16 villes européennes sélectionnées dans le cadre des Actions Urbaines Innovantes +++ Empowering through knowledge: EPRS organises workshop at EWRC masterclass - EP Research Service +++ Frankreichstrategie des Saarlandes in Brüssel gefragt: Europaminister Stephan Toscani präsentierte die Strategie als „best practice“ Beispiel von EU-Kommission gewürdigt # EFSI: Structured Dialogue: committee debate with Commission Vice President Katainen # EIB GROUP: A sharper focus on gender at the EIB: smart economics or a matter of principle? # HORIZON 2020R&I Viewer: Regional Horizon 2020 Indicators' UpdatesDigital Transformation of Public AdministrationsEMFF 2017 Info Day - €14,5 million for a sustainable Blue Economy - Horizon 2020A wave of opportunities for blue gr…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 11 Oct 2017

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# MINIMUM INCOME: Report - Minimum income policies as a tool to tackle poverty - A8-0292/2017 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER: Draft agenda - Monday, 16 October 2017 - PE 612.076v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

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INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 11 Oct 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: Anti-dumping: EU agrees on new rules for protecting its producers against unfair trade practices +++ European Trade Policy Day - Trade Policy in a Turbulent World - 5 December 2017BDI zur Reform der EU-Handelsschutzinstrumente # EXPORTS CONTROL: EU Commission: 2017 Export Control Forum # BREXIT: European Union and United Kingdom engage with World Trade Organization members on certain issues arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU +++ AmCham EU: Industry groups call for a clear and predictable transitional arrangement in the Brexit process # USABusinesseurope: Discussing the prospects of the transatlantic cooperation# RUSSIARussian President: Press statement following CIS and SEEC summitsSupreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting# AUSTRALIAOpinion - Recommendation to the Council on the proposed negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with Australia - PE 608.141v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development# CELEXCELEX:…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 11 Oct 2017

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# BANKING UNION: EU Commission calls for the completion of all parts of the Banking Union by 2018 +++ EU Commission Fact Sheet: Completing the Banking Union by 2018 +++ Read-out of the College meeting and press conference by EU Commission Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS on the Commission's Communication on the Completion of the Banking Union +++ Déclaration de Bruno Le Maire suite aux annonces de la Commision européenne sur la finalisation de l'Union bancaire +++ State aid: EU Commission approves Portuguese restructuring plan and support for sale of Novo Banco, completing 2014 resolution of Banco Espírito Santo +++ EU Commission Answer - Inconsistencies between the resolution mechanism and DG Competition - E-004961/2017 +++ EPP: Fresh momentum for Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS): protecting citizens' savings +++ EVP/CSU zur Bankenunion: Risiken abbauen statt vergemeinschaften! +++ S&D Euro MPs slam the Commission’s U-turn on the Banking…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 11 Oct 2017

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# BREXIT: Agenda and background brief - General Affairs Council (Art. 50/Brexit) on 17 Oct 2017 +++ European Union and United Kingdom engage with World Trade Organization members on certain issues arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU +++ AmCham EU: Industry groups call for a clear and predictable transitional arrangement in the Brexit process +++ European Union (Withdrawal) Bill examined by Committee - UK Parliament +++ Karen Bradley MP questioned on Brexit and creative industries - UK Parliament # GAC (NON-BREXIT): Agenda highlights and background brief on the General Affairs Council (Non-Brexit) # JHA COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief - Justice and Home Affairs Council - 12-13 Oct 2017 # CATALONIAOfficial Statement by the Catalonian President on the political situation in CataloniaCatalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law - S&DGabi Zimmer, Vorsitzende Linksfraktion GUE/NGL im Europaparlament…

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