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INSIGHT EU DOSSIER: INTERNET GOVERNANCE (Update: 28/11/2017)

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What are INSIGHT EU DOSSIERS? This is a new information format we offer: a vertical dossier on a single issue covering regulations and positions of all decision-makers and stakeholders involved, updated once a week. At the moment, we do German versions only. But we could also start production in English. As always: The content table is available here. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our approach.

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# INTERNET GOVERNANCEWer regiert das Web: Internet Governance zwischen US-Dominanz, multilateraler Selbstbestimmung und hybriden Bedrohungen# ICANN / IANAIANA - die deutschen Vorschläge zur ReformDeutsche Leitlinien und Prämissen der IANA-ReformDeutsche Handlungsempfehlungen+++UPDATE: ICANN veröffentlicht Umfrage zur Revision der Arbeit des Root-Server-Beirats - Input aus der Community gefragt (ENG) - 27. Nov. 2017+++UPDATE: Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung der Arbeit des ICANN Ombudsmans gefragt (ENG) - Deadline: 22. Dez. 2017# ITU+++UPDATE: USA und ITU: Beschleunigung der Inte…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# EU BUDGET 2018: EU Council adopts 2018 EU budget +++ EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger welcomes the adoption of EU Budget 2018 by European Parliament and the Council +++ EU Parliament: EU budget 2018 approved: support for youth, growth, security +++ EPP: EU Budget 2018 to focus on what citizens expect from EU +++ S&Ds: We cannot back budget that is too weak to tackle many challenges EU faces +++ ALDE: Budget 2018: giving the EU the means to meet its objectives +++ GUE/NGL: EU 2018 budget fails citizens on issues of welfare and social rights +++ ECR: MEP Bernd Koelmel: 2018 budget fails to prepare for the future # ERASMUS+EU Commission: Erasmus+ in 2016: another record yearEU Commission: Facts and Figures on Erasmus+# CEFEU invests €1 billion in transport network developmentConnecting Europe Facility Telecom: 56 project proposals request over EUR 44 million# ESIFThe future of EU finances: final meeting of the High Level Group on Simplification of…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL: Main results of the Competitiveness Council on 30 Nov 2017 +++ Estonian Council Presidency: European ministers for research to talk about the funding of research in Brussels at a meeting steered by Mailis Reps # INDUSTRY: A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy: EU Council adopts conclusions +++ Steel: European Commission welcomes ambitious Global Forum agreement to tackle overcapacity +++ Minister for Economic Affairs Minister Zypries: “G20 countries agree on a report on steel and on concrete recommendations for action for reducing capacities” +++ Berliner Gipfel zu Stahl-Überkapazitäten: Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl begrüßt Empfehlungen # SINGLE MARKETConsumer protection in the digital age: EU Council adopts regulation to strengthen EU-wide cooperationEU Commissioner Jourová launches the New Deal for ConsumersBEUC: European Commission to launch New Deal for Consumers# SERVICESServices: EP committee votes on notification, prop…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# CANADA: Agenda of the EU-Canada joint ministerial committee meeting on 4 Dec 2017 +++ Visa reciprocity: Canada to lift visa requirements for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens on 1 December  # U.S.A.: Auswärtiges Amt: Außenpolitische Brennpunkte im Fokus: Außenminister Gabriel reist zu Gesprächen nach Washington  # RUSSIA: In Conversation with Dmitry Medvedev: Interview with five television channels  # AFRICA: EU Commission on African Union - European Union Summit: Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future +++ S&D: AU-EU Summit: a step forward, but youth and development still held hostage by the emergence of migration  # BREXITImpact of Brexit on trade examined - UK Parliament # AFGHANISTANProvisional application of new agreement between the European Union and Afghanistan signals new phase in cooperation # TRADE DEFENCECOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2207 of 29 November 2017 amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 412/2013 imp…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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# EUROGROUP: Agenda of the Eurogroup on 4 Dec 2017 +++ EU Council: Four candidates declared for Eurogroup presidency # ECOFIN: Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 5 Dec 2017 # BANKING UNION: EP: Final vote on new EU rules on who bears banks’ losses  +++ ECB Banking Supervision - Public Consultation:  Introductory remarks to Non-Performing Loans (NPL) hearing +++ EP Draft report - Leverage ratio, the net stable funding ratio, requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities, counterparty credit risk, market risk, exposures to central counterparties, exposures to collective investment undertakings, large exposures, reporting and disclosure requirements - PE 613.409v02-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ EP Draft report - Exempted entities, financial holding companies, mixed financial holding companies, remuneration, supervisory measures and powers and capital conservation measures - PE 613.410v01-00 - Committee on Eco…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# VAT: Fair Taxation: European Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud +++ EU Commission: Questions and Answers on the VAT proposal for administrative cooperation +++ EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici's introductory remarks on VAT Administrative Cooperation and the forthcoming EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ EP: More firms to enjoy a simpler, cheaper, more effective VAT payment system +++ EP Text adopted - Value added tax obligations for supplies of services and distance sales of goods * - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0471 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ EP Text adopted - Administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax * - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0472 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ The EU must step up efforts to be more efficient against VAT fraud say S&Ds # ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to AB InBev for preven…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# REACH: EACHA: New interactive infographic for following the progress of REACH registrations # ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: BEUC alerts Ombudsman about EU Commission dragging its feet on endocrine disruptors in cosmetics # GLYPHOSATE: The silver lining of EU's glyphosate decision - Pesticide Action Network # ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: Taking stock: progress in natural capital accounting – November 2017 # FOREST STRATEGYEuropean Forest Strategy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# BLUE ECONOMYWestern Mediterranean countries strengthen co-operation to promote Blue Economy in the region# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Thursday, 7 December 2017 - PE 615.288v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 5314 2017 Init Working Party on CommoditiesSt 15088 2017 Init Outcome of proceedings of the Working Party on Commodities on 13 November 2017St 14898 2017 Init Proposal for a Directive of the…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# POST COP23: EP Opinion - The role of EU regions and cities in implementing the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change - PE 607.983v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ Updated: COP 23 climate change conference: Outcomes +++ ÖGfE Policy Brief: "Das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen vor der ersten Bewährungsprobe – was jetzt zu tun ist" +++ # EU ETSEU Commission: Climate Change Committee approves safeguard measures for EU Emissions Trading SystemEU nations approve revised ETS Brexit-proofing measure to accommodate UK -source  - Carbon Pulse# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSACEA Position Paper: Monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles# CLIMATE RESILIENCESweden: Invitation to high-level seminar on ”Frontiers in Climate, Resilience & Security”# US CLIMATE ACTIONNorth American Climate Summit - ICLEI# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 30 - 158 - Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel con…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 30 Nov 2017

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# ENERGY REGULATION: Webinar FSR and ENTSO-E on ‘active customer – vulnerable customer’ +++ ENTSOG Workshop on the Supply Potentials and Renewable Gases for TYNDP 2018 +++ ENTSOG 11th Transparency Workshop +++ EURELECTRIC Blockchain platform interim report: Freedom of Charging - Opportunities and Challenges of Blockchain Technology for seamless Electro-Mobility +++ EURELECTRIC letter to ENTSO-E on informal survey on the impact of the bidding zone review on transaction/transition and liquidity costs +++ # GAZPROM: Gazprom: 200 billion cubic meters of gas delivered via Nord StreamGazprom: Alexey Miller and Aleksandar Vucic praise successes of Russian-Serbian partnership in gas sectorGazprom and pipe producers discuss key areas of cooperation# FUSION ENERGYFusion for Energy’s 10th anniversary: 10 years of EU support for ITER’s successPlanning for the manufacturing of ITER’s first wall panels# OPECOpening address to the 173rd Meeting of the OPEC ConferenceAd…

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