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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# EFSI: EU Court of Auditors examine effectiveness of EFSI # ENRD: Innovation opportunities for rural areas +++ A new cooperation tool for LAGs +++ New materials on ‘Rural Businesses’ +++ LEADER Transnational Cooperation guidance and tools +++ Linking up Natura 2000 and the RDPs +++ Upcoming events of the ENRD # EIB GROUPThe EIB Group signs the first guarantee agreements in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine under the EU4Business initiativeFirst EIB local currency loan for SMEs in Ukraine made possible with EU supportEIB supports Danish biopharmaceutical company AntibioTx in fighting multi-drug resistant bacteria# HORIZON 2020EIT Climate-KIC's Climathon rallies an international city movement to tackle climate change - Horizon 2020The LIFE Programme data hub goes live!# EUREKARapid diagnosis for tick-borne diseaseChile Strategy in the EUREKA Innovation Network# DG RTDResearch Headlines - Pioneering techniques could lead to new diabetes treatments# DG CNECTP…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# SPACE INDUSTRIES: Europe de l'espace: le président Juncker visite le Centre Spatial Guyanais # EMPLOYMENT: Exchange of views with Jeroen Dijsselbloem - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG GROWTH - INDUSTRY, SME & SINGLE MARKET: Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'arrêté royal, notifié par la Belgique sous le n°2017/357/B dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the adoption of the work programme for 2018 and on the financing of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprisesCOMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… to maintain in the Official Journal of the European Union the reference of harmonised standard EN 12285-2:2005 on Workshop fabricated steel tanks in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilCOMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… to mai…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: S&Ds push for transparency and sustainability chapter in trade deals with Australia and New Zealand +++ SPD-EU-Abgeordneter BERND LANGE:  "So funktioniert transparente Handelspolitik" # MERCOSUR & CARIFORUM: In-Depth Analysis - EU trade with Latin America and the Caribbean: Overview and figures - 26-10-2017 - EP Thinktank # CHINA: EU-China Investment Agreement - Report of 15th Round # JAPANEU-China Investment Agreement - Report of 15th RoundLIBE delegation to Tokyo, Japan 30.10 - 3.11 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs# UKRAINEOECD: Ukraine should boost anti-corruption reforms to meet the demands of citizens5th Meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform# WESTERN BALKANSKosovo: AFET Chair welcomes implementation of the Justice agreement - Committee on Foreign Affairs# TRADE DEFENCENotice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures: Ironing boards# EP INTA COMMITTEEEP…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# ECB: Mario Draghi, Vítor Constâncio: Introductory statement to the ECB press conference +++ ECB: Monetary policy decisions +++ ECB: Additional information on asset purchase programme +++ ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: September 2017 +++ CSU-EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber zur Geldpolitik der EZB +++ Bruegel: The missing pieces of the euro architecture +++ Bernd Lucke: „EZB-Entscheidung ist falsch. EuGH soll jetzt schnell entscheiden!“ +++ ifo-Präsident Fuest begrüßt Verringerung der Anleihekäufe durch die EZB +++ DSGV-Präsident Fahrenschon: "Wenig Licht, viel Schatten - EZB legt sich zu lange fest" # CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONMiFID II: EU issues guidance on obtaining brokerage and research services from non-EU brokersEPP Group: Securitisations: turning poison into a remedyVerbriefungen: ÖVP-EU-Abgeordneter Karas: "Gift zur Medizin machen"S&Ds back new rules for a stable securitisation market in EuropeDie Grünen: Rolle rüc…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Commissioner Vella on official visit to Sweden to discuss circular economy and UN development goals # PESTICIDES: S&D MEPs Gianni Pittella & Kathleen Van Brempt: We want a special parliamentary pesticides committee to avoid Monsanto Papers in the future # LIFE: The LIFE Programme data hub goes live! # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENVIRONMENT: REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS accompanying the mid-term evaluation of the LIFE programmeDocument request# ECHA BRIEFSPublic Consultations-Geraniol# EFSA BRIEFSImplementing EFSA’s Independence Policy: rules publishedModification of the existing maximum residue levels for folpet in apples and pearsECDC, EFSA and EMA Joint Scientific Opinion on a list of outcome indicators as regards surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in humans and food-producing…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: EU Commissioner Arias Cañete opens European Electric Vehicle Congress in Madrid +++ Highlights - CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ Transport & Environment: Why the EU needs a zero emission vehicle sales target and what it should look like # COP23: From Companies to Cities: The Crucial Climate Role of CEOs and Mayors - Join SD Talk on Monday, 30 October 2017 +++ ENERGY DAY 2017: European energy and climate policy in a new global context +++ Germanwatch: Demo zur COP23: Klimaschutz entscheidet sich am Kohleausstieg # EMISSION OFFSETST&E: Airports relying on offsets excluded under EU law# PARIS AGREEMENTEnhancing Investor Actions to Implement the Paris Agreement and Accelerate the Low-carbon Transition to Below 2 degrees - Investor Platform For Climate Actions# U.S. CLIMATE ROLL-BACKTrump Administration Misleads Americans …

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into UK tax scheme for multinationals # TAXATION: EU Commission gathers views on how to tax the digital economy fairly and effectively +++ Next PANA Committee Meeting - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion +++ First ratifications of the BEPS Multilateral Instrument +++ Peru expands its capacity to fight international offshore tax avoidance and evasion # MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by GETEC and BrivaMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of US engineering company CH2M by Jacobs Engineering GroupMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Irish wind farms by Fixarra, Luricawne, Sojitz and Kansai Electric Power# CATALONIAOfficial Statement by the President on the political situation in Catalonia# BREXITGovernme…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 26 Oct 2017

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# SMART ENERGY: Webinar with Dr Fatih Birol for launch of IEA's Digitalization & Energy report 6 November # ENERGY UNION: D-Day for UK Energy Policy: Is There a Plan? - The Energy Collective # ENERGY REGULATION: Eurelectrics: Joint statement on strengthening regional approach to system operation to boost renewables' integration +++ Eurelectrics: Joint declaration on regulatory stability for renewables # RENEWABLESDG Energy: Agreement on statistical transfers of renewable energy amounts between Lithuania and LuxembourgEP Opinion - Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) - PE 609.284v03-00 - Committee on DevelopmentThe Climate Group: "We are are committed to a future powered by renewable energy" - Morten Dyrholm, Vestas Wind SystemsThe Climate Group: Vestas joins RE100 to help influence policy and market change# GERMANYBDI zu Energie-und Klima-Sondierungen: Anstieg der Energiekosten durchbrechen

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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# EU COUNCIL: Main results of the Telecom Council on 24 Oct 2017 # EU URBAN AGENDA: Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) - Meeting of the German Section on 28-29 September 2017, Braunschweig, DE +++ EU Digital Cities Challenge launched - Horizon 2020 +++ Launch of the Homeless Bill of Rights, CITIES Forum, Rotterdam # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM: DG Regio: Smarter growth for Europe’s regions through innovation # URBACT: URBACT: Reinforcing the transnational exchange and learning process through an in-depth peer-review +++ Urbact: Humble superheroes needed # EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: General Assembly Video LibraryProcura+ Awards - Rewarding Europe's most sustainable and innovative public procurementFrom Energiewende to Energy Transition: European Perspectives on Smart Energy SystemsSmart Cities in Practice: International WorkshopSmart Cities and Communities: Connecting CitizensSmart City Expo World CongressBroadband Days 2017SET Plan – Centra…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# EU BUDGET: Future of EU finances - Commissioner Oettinger takes the discussion on EU's next multiannual budget to Romania and Bulgaria +++ A new deal between net payers and net beneficiaries - Blog post by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger +++ 2018 EU budget: Council doesn't accept EP amendments +++ EPP: A 2018 EU Budget for European citizens +++ EU budget 2018: Well-funded budget is essential to boost growth and jobs - S&D +++ Budget 2018: ALDE monitors financing of EU priorities +++ ECR: Koelmel: Finding European Parliament’s budget cuts – like looking for snow in summer # ERASMUS+€2.7 billion expected for Erasmus+ in 2018# ESIFPrésident Juncker en Guyane: le partenariat renforcé avec les régions ultrapériphériques et l'Europe de l'espace au cœur de la visiteWaste not, want not: urban innovation to regenerate Mezquitilla beachESIF Open Data Newsletter# AERA milestone in the Silver Economy Project: 2017 European Week of Regions and…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# SINGLE MARKET: Retailers surprised at Commission preempting consultation on supply chain # SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: Draft report - Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises - PE 612.248v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs # EMPLOYMENT: EP Thinktank Briefing - Skills development and employment: The role of career management skills +++ Draft opinion - The implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative in the Member States - PE 612.047v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++ Call for proposals: Joint qualifications in vocational education and training (VET) - DG EMPL # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWTH - INDUSTRY, SME & SINGLE MARKETDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet d'arrêté, notifié par la France sous le n°2017/359/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de mesure, notifié par la République Tc…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# SWEDEN: OECD: Sweden’s Laws on Corporate Responsibility for International Bribery need Urgent Reform  # CETA: Lad France: Mise en œuvre du CETA : le plan d’action du gouvernement  # EFTA: Norwegia Government: New President of Efta Surveillance Authority  # EU - U.S.A.: EU Commissioner King in the U.S. to discuss counter-terrorism and cybersecurity +++ U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom  # JAPANEP Thinktank At a Glance - Japan: Shinzō Abe wins a new mandate - 25-10-2017 # AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALANDLIVE EP Plenary session Trade with Australia and New Zealand - Joint debate# RUSSIARussian President: Press statements following talks with Federal President of Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter SteinmeierMeeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council - Russian Gove…

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