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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# E-GOVERNMENT: European digital ministers signed the Tallinn Declaration on e-Government +++ Joint statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Gabriel welcoming the adoption of the Tallinn Declaration on e-government +++ E-government technologies introduced in Tallinn +++ Tallinn Digital Summit conclusions published: creating a digital continent +++ eGovernment in local and regional administrations: guidance, tools and funding for implementation +++ Stories of eGovernment and Digital Public Services in Europe +++ Switzerland signs European declaration on eGovernment # EU PARLIAMENT: Energy performance of buildings: committee vote. Cybersecurity: committee debateS&Ds / SPD push for smart buildings that will save energy and contribute to clean transportALDE on Energy efficiency in buildings: ambitious report adopted today is an important step forward - Morten Helveg Petersen# EU URBAN AGENDARegistration open for 3rd CITIES FORUM - Organised by …

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# ESIF: Address by President Donald Tusk to the European Committee of the Regions +++ Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): EU-Regionalförderung: Kernstück europäischer Solidarität +++ Winners of the RegioStars Awards 2017 # EU AGENCIES: EU Auditors publish annual reports on EU agencies (further reports to come by mid-November) # EASME: SME Instrument and FTI in 2018-2020 - check the draft Work ProgrammeUp to €60,000 financing available for disruptors of the connected car industry # EIB GROUP: EIB: INTERNATIONALISATION OF SMES# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Better privacy protection onlineEvents - Democracy and Europe - 30 October 2017, Pavilion of Knowledge, Lisbon# DG CNECTeGovernment in local and regional administrations: guidance, tools and funding for implementationNetworking session on 5G at the ICT Proposers' Day 2017European KONFIDO project will innovate eHealth security'Transforming eHealth Training - The Transatlantic Way'4th European Congress …

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# SHARING ECONOMY: EU Commission Answer - Impact of the social economy on growth and competitiveness - E-004629/2017 # INNOVATION: BDI: Allianz aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Forschung für strategisches Handeln in der Innovationspolitik # EU COUNCIL REGISTER: Cm 4369 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION (Motor Vehicles) - MORNING ONLYSt 12741 2017 Init Key Social Challenges: main messages from the SPC based on the Annual Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor = EndorsementSt 12741 2017 Add 4 Key Social Challenges: Report drawn from the 2017 SPC Annual Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM) = SPPM Country Profiles (Part 3)

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INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 Oct 2017 # DOUBLE TAXATION: Double taxation: EU Council approves new dispute resolution system # SOUTH KOREA: 15th meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Korea FTA # NORTH KOREA: EU Council strengthens EU sanctions against North Korea in line with latest UN Security Council resolution # CHINADiscontinuation tender procedure China observatory: monitoring of and reporting about key economic developmentsin China and China's economic policy; development and maintenance of a foreign investment database 2017/S 193-395180Cologne Institute for Economic Research: Chinese take-overs in Europe# USAAmCham EU: Stronger transatlantic defence cooperation for a stronger EU share this item# EASTERN PARTNERSHIPEU Commission Answer - VP/HR - EU membership perspectives for Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova - E-005077/2017# INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENTEU Commission Answer - Use of the International Procurement In…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# ECOFIN COUNCIL: Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 10 Oct 2017 +++ Remarks by EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference in Luxembourg +++ "Il faut transformer la zone euro en un vrai continent économique intégré" - le ministre de l’Economie, M. Bruno Le Maire +++ Die Grünen: Schäubles Vorschläge für die Eurozone: Giftiges Abschiedsgeschenk für die europäische Demokratie # FISCAL UNION: The Fiscal Compact - a quick explainer - GUE/NGL # EFSF: EFSF raises €3 billion in new 6-year bond # BANKING UNION: EPP: Clarity for bank shareholders, but no taxpayers' money +++ EESC suggests pathways to boost consumer confidence in cross-border financial services +++ cep-Analyse zur Vollendung der Bankenunion# ECBEU Commission Answer - Transparency and democracy in the functioning of the European Central Bank - E-004657/2017Bruegel update: sovereign bond holdings in the euro area – the impact of qu…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# TAXATION: Fair Taxation: EU Commission welcomes new rules to resolve tax disputes +++ Double taxation: EU Council approves new dispute resolution system +++ Saarländischer Finanz- und Europaminister Stephan Toscani: Für vereinfachte Unternehmensbesteuerung in der EU – Gerechtere Besteuerung der digitalen Wirtschaft gefordert # COMPETITION POLICY: A Union of Equals: competition and growth throughout the EU - EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager # MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by AES and SiemensMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of the Williams Lea business by AdventMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Jimmy Choo by Michael KorsConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'un immeuble de bureaux en Allemagne par Sogecap, Cardif et DiversipierreConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de CGI Metropole par Unibail-Rodamco et Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft# EUROJUSTEur…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# PESTICIDES: EU Commission: EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably +++ EU Parliament: Monsanto papers and glyphosate: lessons for the EU  +++ S&D: EU Commission has to clarify the Monsanto papers before the reauthorisation of glyphosate +++ Monsanto Papers hearing at EU Parliament to lift lid on flawed EU pesticide approval process - Corporate Europe Observatory # UNITED KINGDOM: Research and analysis: Hazard assessment of chemicals used in oil and gas well development +++ Research and analysis: Emissions of methane from abandoned onshore oil and gas wells +++ Research and analysis: Minimising risks from fluid reinjection to deep geological formations +++ Research and analysis: Developing DNA techniques to identify freshwater invertebrates for environmental monitoring +++ Research and analysis: Landfill methane oxidation techniques # EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 12997 2017 INIT Outcome of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to t…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# CLIMATE FINANCE: EU finance ministers take conservative steps on climate finance despite worsening impacts +++ EU Council conclusions on climate finance +++ ECB: Letter from the ECB President to Mr Ernest Urtasun, Mr Sven Giegold, Ms Molly Scott Cato, Mr Michel Reimon, Mr Bas Eickhout, MEPs, on climate change # CARBON MARKETS: Position of the European Parliament - Temporary derogation from Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2012)0328 +++ Netherlands to introduce carbon price floor, mandate coal phase-out under coalition deal - Carbon Pulse # COP23The Climate Group: Climate action: The leadership challengeInformal Meeting for the Heads of Delegations of the Parties to the UNFCCC# PARIS AGREEMENTEESC: Towards a policy framework to stimulate bottom-up climate actionsEESC: Just transition to low-carbon economy# EU COUNCIL…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 10 Oct 2017

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# ENERGY STORAGE: EU Commission gathers Industry and Member States to drive battery production in the EU # ENERGY SUPPLY: EPC Policy Dialogue: Nord Stream 2 - Assessing the economic and security impact on Central and Eastern Europe +++ LNG from Lithuania will be supplied to Poland by trucks for the first time - LITGAS # ENERGY NETWORK: Eurelectric: EU buildings law must ensure uptake of charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles #  ENERGY INVESTMENTS€240 million awarded to Horizon 2020 energy projects#  CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGECEDEC Press release: CEDEC Congress 2017 "“Clean energy for all ? Diversity leading to security”# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy Efficiency Investments in Belarus: an EU4Energy Roundtable Discussion# RENEWABLESWind Europe: PPAs – the new frontier for green energy# ENERGY REGULATIONEFET position paper "Portfolio-based bidding in the intraday electricity market: way forward for the Iberian region"# GERMANYdena: Technologieoffe…

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