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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# CEF: Connecting Europe with Building Blocks: Making the Digital Single Market a Reality # EFSI: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - EFSI – Extension of duration ('EFSI 2.0') # ESIF: EP Thin-tank: At a Glance - Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies # EIB: EIB Group and European Commission refocus EU finance for innovation support # DG RTD: EU Commission: Research Headlines - Pioneering citizen manifesto for secure, clean energy # DG CONNECTSave the Date: the ICT 2018 event will take place on 4-6 December 2018 in Vienna# HORIZON 2020SME Instrument companies invited to pitch their innovation to AirbusEarly signs of success: 60% of SME Instrument innovations are up-and-coming commercial successesSME Instrument companies invited to pitch their innovation to Airbus# PARTICIPANT PORTALSOFT Innovation Prize - Research Participant Portal# ERASMUS+Call for proposals: European Policy Experimentations EACEA/28/2017 - Erasmus+# EUREKASatellites to battle …

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# EPSCO COUNCIL: Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Thyssen and Commissioner Jourová attend Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council # SOCIAL PILLAR: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Implementation of the Social Pillar # SOCIAL PROTECTION: EU Commission: Peer Review in Lithuania: Social Protection Information System (SPIS) # PRODUCTIVITY: Zombie firms and weak productivity: what role for policy? # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & SMERecommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION authorising the Commission to open negotiations with the Swiss Confederation on an agreement laying down the terms and conditions for the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European GNSS AgencyDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par le Danemark sous le n°2017/433/DK dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations …

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# TRADE DEFENCE: EU institutions strike a deal to modernise the EU's trade defence [Updated on 6/12/2017 at 13:21] +++ Tougher defence tools against unfair imports, MEPs strike deal with ministers +++ Stahlindustrie zur Brüsseler Einigung bei der  Modernisierung der EU-Handelsschutzinstrumente +++ Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of chamois leather originating in the People's Republic of China +++ New trade defence investigation initiated R678 # WTO: 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and the Parliamentary Conference in Buenos Aires - Committee on International Trade +++ WTO issues panel report on US paper duties # JERUSALEM: President Donald J. Trump's Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of IsraelStatement by President Trump on JerusalemUN Secretary-General Stresses No Alternative to Two State Solution, Jerusalem Is Final Status Issue That Must Be Resolved through Dire…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# EMU REFORM: EU Commission sets out Roadmap for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union +++ EU Commission Q&A: Roadmap for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union +++ Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Economic and Monetary Union +++ EU Commissioner Moscovici's remarks at the press conference on the Economic and Monetary Union # EMU - REACTIONS: EPP Consolidation of the Euro, not reform +++ EVP/CSU-Abgeordneter Ferber: Reform der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion +++ EVP/CSU-Abgeordnete Niebler zu EU-Kommission und Reform der Eurozone +++ S&D leader Pittella: We were expecting a more ambitious EMU reform. We will fight to scrap the fiscal compact +++ ALDE leader Verhofstadt: It’s time to fix the roof of the Eurozone while the sun is shining +++ Grünen-EU-Abgeordneter Giegold zur Reform der Eurozone: EU-Kommission stützt Macron statt Merkel ECR on the Roadmap of the EU Commission for the De…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# JHA COUNCIL: Commissioners Avramopoulos, Jourová and King to attend the Justice and Home Affairs Council # BREXIT: EU Committee publishes report on Brexit: deal or no deal - UK Parliament +++ David Davis questioned on Brexit sectoral impact assessments - UK Parliament +++ Brexit impact on food prices and food standards - UK Parliament +++ Brexit: enforcement and dispute resolution inquiry launched - UK Parliament +++ Impact of Brexit on local government - UK Parliament +++ Application of EU trade agreements after Brexit examined - UK Parliament +++ # PANAMA & PARADISE PAPERSEP Think-tank: At a Glance - PANA committee of inquiryParadis fiscaux : ne lâchons pas le morceau ! - Pierre Moscovici# STATE AIDState aid: Commission approves public funding to promote shift of freight from road to rail in Bolzano region, ItalyState aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee schemeAides d'Etat: la Commission autorise une mesure françai…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# POLLUTION: Bundesumweltministerium: UN-Umweltgipfel in Nairobi ruft zu mehr Einsatz gegen Umweltverschmutzung auf # OCEANS: UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’ # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENVIRONMENT +++ REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on progress in implementing Regulation (EC) 166/2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) +++ Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) +++ Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) +++ RSB_opinion Drinking Water.pdf +++ RSB_opinion Drinking Water.pdf # EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 15070 2017 Add 1 COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending the Appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of t…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# CARBON MARKETS: EEX and EQS Group agree on cooperation +++ EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Aviation emissions – Towards a global approach  # POST COP23: European climate leadership is not (only) about leaders -  Blog post by Maroš Šefčovič +++ EMAS and the COP23: The sustainability of the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - COP23 will be EMAS-verified +++ EESC: Boosting non-state climate action +++ Safe returns: WWF climate guide shows investors how to align with Paris Agreement  # TRANSPORT EMISSIONSThe fast lane towards sustainable transport - Blog post by Maroš ŠefčovičEP Opinion - Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles - PE 610.542v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism # GLOBAL WARMINGGlobal Warming’s Worst-Case Projections Look Increasingly Likely - MIT Technology Review # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACommission Decision on instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Trans…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 6 Dec 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: EP Opinion - Internal market for electricity (recast) - PE 609.648v04-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ EU Commission: Research Headlines - Pioneering citizen manifesto for secure, clean energy +++ EPP: Energy Union needs a modern and flexible governance +++ Eurelectric: Electricity Sector leaders commit to accelerate clean energy transition +++ WindEurope CEO at ENTSOE conference – Digitalisation and regional cooperation can help reconcile grids and markets +++ Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Responding to opportunities in Europe’s changing energy system - European Climate Foundation +++ Eurima: Joint statement by investors, renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses on Energy Union Governance # ENERGY STORAGE: Batteries are about to recharge our economy - Post blog by Maroš Šefčovič# ENERGY REGULATIONMontenegro joins ACER Working Groups# ENERGY CHARTERActive participation from Observer countries at t…

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…

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