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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# CEF: Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) - EU Council examines progress of implementation # ESIF: Inforegio press-clipping: Cross-border Rhine rehabilitation shows nature knows no boundaries +++ Slovenia – results and challenges ahead of EU investments # DG RTD: Research Headlines - New tool to help urban planners prepare for climate change +++ Research Headlines - Improving quality of urban life for Europe's elderly +++ Events - Information Event: MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 2018, London - 9 January 2018, London, United KingdomEvents - Let’s shape our FOODure - 19 December 2017, Brussels, BelgiumEvents - Webinar - Implementing a pathway approach for climate change adaptation at the local level - 11 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium# DG CONNECTICT4Water Action Plan, Digital Single Market of water servicesThe 2018 Ageing Report: Underlying Assumptions and Projection Methodologies47th Meeting of the Contact Committee of the…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EU Commission: Entrepreneurship key for disadvantaged persons to integrate into the labour market, joint Commission-OECD report shows # INDUSTRY 4.0: Working document - Three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of intellectual property rights and civil liability - PE 612.302v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs # INDICATORS: October 2017 compared with September 2017 - Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area - Down by 0.5% in EU28 # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & SMECommission Implementing Decision exempting the production and wholesale of electricity in the Netherlands from the application of Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sector and repealing Directive 2004/17/ECDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un proje…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: EU Commission welcomes landmark deal modernising the EU's trade defence +++ Latest trade defence procedures +++ Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1795 of 5 October 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine and terminating the investigation on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Serbia +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2232 of 4 December 2017 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and produced by certain exporting producers in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and implementing the judgment of the Court of Justic…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# ECOFIN COUNCILMain results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 5 December 2017Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conferenceRECORDED Economic and Financial Affairs Council- Doorsteps and national briefings - National briefing by Mário CENTENO, Minister for Finance of PortugalRECORDED Economic and Financial Affairs Council- Doorsteps and national briefings - National briefing by Peter ALTMAIER, Head of the Federal Chancellery and German Federal Minister for Special Tasks / Federal Minister of FinanceBundesfinanzministerium: Eurogruppe und ECOFIN im Dezember 2017# EUROGROUPIn-Depth Analysis - Economic Dialogue with the President of the Eurogroup - ECON on 7 December 2017 - 05-12-2017EU Parliament background material on Eurozone/Dijsselbloem# EUROPEAN SEMESTEREP Draft opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 615.324v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health an…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# FUTURE OF EUROPE: Europadialog im livestream: Welchen Weg soll Europa gehen?  # TAXATION: Fair Taxation: EU Commission publishes list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ Questions and Answers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ Taxation: EU Council publishes an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions +++ Digital taxation: Council agrees input to international discussions +++ EU Parliament: Blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering: instructions for use +++ EVP/CSU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber zu Steueroasen: Auch EU-Staaten müssen auf die Schwarze Liste +++ The EU blacklist of tax havens is only a first step; jurisdictions must respect their commitments, say S&Ds +++ Die Grünen zu Steueroasen: EU-Finanzminister einigen sich auf weichgespülte schwarze Liste +++ GUE/NGL: Opportunity missed to hold EU states accountable for tax haven blacklist +++ Transparency International: EU tax haven blacklist needs transparency t…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# ECHA: ECHA: Limited services at year-end # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENVIRONMENT: +++REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on implementation of Directive 2010/75/EU and final reports on its predecessor legislation (version 22/09/2017) +++COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on compliance check of a registration for N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]methacrylamide CAS number 5205-93-6, (EC number 226-002-3), referred by the European Chemicals Agency to the Commission pursuant to Article 51(7) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting the eleventh update of the list of sites of Community importance for the Continental biogeographical regionCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting the eleventh update of the list of sites of Community importance for the Alpine bi…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# CLIMATE ACTION: EuroparlTV Video - Climate Change # CARBON TAXES: T&E: Macron pushes for carbon tax on Europe’s borders # UNFCCC: Latest documents published by the UNFCCCC: +++Fccc/Arr/2016/Gbr United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland submitted in 2016. +++ Fccc/Irr/2016/Gbr United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. +++ Fccc/Arr/2015/Gbr United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland submitted in 2015.Fccc/Sbi/Ica/2017/Tasr.2/Chl Technical analysis of the second biennial update report of…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 5 Dec 2017

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# ENERGY REGULATION:ACER and ENTSOG upgrade the platform to support the functionality of gas network codes # RENEWABLES:IRENA’s 14th Council Reinforces Need for More Action# GAZPROMGazprom: Tests of domestic subsea production system slated for 2020 +++ Gazprom and Mizuho Bank review cooperation prospects# FUSION ENERGYITER Industry Day: creating opportunities for industry, research and innovation# GERMANYMergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by innogy and EEX# CELEXCELEX:52017PC0724: Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising Sweden to apply reduced excise duty rates on electricity consumed by households and service sector companies situated in certain areas in the North of Sweden in accordance with Article 19 of Directive 2003/96/EC# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERGYCommission reply to the European Ombudsman - Complaint ref. 1677/2015COMMISSION OPINION relating to the plan for the disposal of radioactive waste arising…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 4 Dec 2017

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# DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION: Higher than global average: European companies jack up investment into research and development +++ EU JRC: A gateway to knowledge on health +++ Research Headlines: Making cities more sustainable with better wastewater management +++ Success Stories: Finding better and quicker ways to tackle TB # DG CONNECT: 6 December 2017: EU Internet Forum +++ EU Commission: New guide on quality of public administrations: take-aways for eGovernment# DG MOVEClean, competitive and connected mobility on the agenda of tomorrow's Transport Council# ESIFEnsuring secure gas supplies in Lithuania - Inforegio press clippingEP Report - Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies - A8-0389/2017 - Committee on Regional Development# EFSIFinland: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB supports Ramirent’s European growth strategy# EIBFinland: EIB supports Wärtsilä’s marine engine and power plant research and developmentAustria: EIB grants loan to Rai…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 4 Dec 2017

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# EMPLOYMENT & HEALTH COUNCIL: Update on the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 7-8 Dec 2017 # REGULATED PROFESSIONS: EU-Abgeordneter Andreas Schwab (EVP/CDU): Subjektive, unpräzise und willkürliche Berufsreglementierung bald Vergangenheit # SOCIAL SECURITY: EP Study on Coordination of Social Security Systems in Europe - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs # SME: ESMA: SMSG Report on Access to public capital markets for SMEs# INDICATORSGross domestic product by canton in 2015 - Economic activity slowed down in Switzerland in 2015# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERLatest news - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionRoll call votes : 2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer ProtectionAmendments 45 - 272 - Establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry - PE 613.622v03-00 - Committee on t…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 4 Dec 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: Anti-dumping: EU Council adopts new rules against unfair trade +++ EU Commission: Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 11 months of 2017 # TRADE POLICY: DG Trade event: #EUTrade Policy: what it is and why it matters # WTO: EU Commission: 11th WTO Ministerial Conference: business calls for a strong WTO, against protectionism, for the benefit of all +++ WTO: Members show restraint in trade restrictions despite ongoing economic uncertainties +++ WTO: Trade Policy Review Body: Overview of developments in the international trading environment # FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 11 Dec 2017# CANADAMain results of the 1st EU-Canada joint ministerial committee meeting on 4 Dec 2017First EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting: Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press point with Chrystia Freeland, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada# MEXICOEU and Mexico conclude sixth round of trade negotiat…

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