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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…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# BANKING UNION: Banking Reform: EU reaches agreement on first key measures +++ The withdrawal of the Bank Structural Reform file marks an unfortunate turning point in the European agenda on regulating large banks, say S&Ds +++ Finance Watch: Too-big-to-regulate: The EU’s bank structural reform proposal failed +++ State aid: Commission approves sixth prolongation of Irish credit union restructuring scheme # BIS:Final guidelines on identification and management of step-in risk issued by the Basel Committee - Bank for International Settlements +++ Identification and management of step-in risk # EMUJRC launches financial policy research communityLIVE EP Plenary session Economic policies of the euro areaDraft report - Harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) - PE 612.210v02-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# ECBFuest (ifo Institute): ECB Should Scale Back Bond Purchases as of JanuaryBruegel: Phillips vs. Pass…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# SECURITY UNION: Security Union: EU Commission welcomes adoption of Entry/Exit System for stronger and smarter EU borders +++ EuroparlTV Video - Smarter borders for Europe +++ Statement by EP President on the EU's Entry-Exit System +++ CSU-EU-Abgeordnete Hohlmeier zu Europaparlament und EU-Entry-/ExitEntry-Exit system: Border management is vital for a good functioning of the Schengen area - S&D +++ ECR: Bolstering Schengen area Entry and Exit System vital for improved border security +++ GUE/NGL: Entry/Exit System at EU borders will lead to unlawful mass data collection and deportations +++ Entry/exit system unfit for purpose - Jan Philipp Albrecht, MdEP (MEP, Greens/ EFA) +++ Entry/Exit System at EU borders will lead to unlawful mass data collection and deportations - GUE/NGL # STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves Hungary's €131 million investment aid to MOL petrochemical plantState aid: EU Commission approves sixth prolongation of Ir…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# ECHA: Proposal to restrict hazardous substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up +++ # GLYPHOSATE: GLYPHOSATE : La délégation française mobilisée pour une sortie progressive et complète d’ici 5 ans ! - Jean-Marie Cavada +++ Sven Giegold (Die Grünen): Das Grab für Glyphosat ist bereits geschaufelt - keine Mehrheit für Neuzulassung unter EU-Regierungen +++ Grünen-Abgeordneter Martin Häusling: Glyphosat-Abstimmung im Ausschuss - Gescheiterte Wahl - gute  Wahl! +++ ECR on Glyphosate: Scaremongering wins out against robust science +++ Beneath the Glyphosate headlines, a crucial battle for the future of EU pesticide approvals - Corporate Europe Observatory # ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITYLIVE EP Plenary session: Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive# WATERPresentation of ICT4Water Action Plan# CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSEPP: Work-related cancers: EP approves stringent prevention measuresS&Ds protect health of workers by restricting their ex…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# EU ETS: Germany launches second phase of EU ETS money laundering study - Carbon Pulse +++ UK energy review makes “overwhelming” case to harmonise carbon pricing - Carbon Pulse # COP23: Video: SDG Media Zone: What’s next for climate action? - United Nations Sustainable Development +++ How COP23 Will Run on Clean Energy +++ SWP Debriefing: »COP23 in Bonn: Outcomes and Next Steps« +++ Germanwatch: Erwartungen an die COP23 in Bonn # UNFCCC: UNFCCC: World Is at Tipping Point in Transition to Low-Carbon  - New CDP Report# CO2 MONITORINGBringing zero emission nature protection areas to life - The LIFE Programme

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INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 25 Oct 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: Update: EP Thinktank Briefing - Governance of the energy union - 25-10-2017 +++ EU Council: First e-signing of an EU legislative act +++ Extracts of the Digital signature on "Security of gas supply": - by Antonio TAJANI, EP President and Matti MAASIKAS, Estonian Presidency of the Council with Jerzy BUZEK (EPP,PL), Rapporteur - illustrative pictures +++ # ENERGY REGULATION: ACER invites stakeholders to provide inputs for the Agency’s 2019 Work Programme +++ ACER publishes presentation on the results of monitoring the internal energy market +++ EURELECTRIC statement on Post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) # RENEWABLESEP Thinktank: Briefing - Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020 - 25-10-2017Die Delegation DIE LINKE. im Europaparlament und die Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brüssel laden ein: Just Transition und der verstärkte Ausbau erneuerbarer EnergienKritik des Deutschen Bauernverbandes am Votum des EP-Umw…

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