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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 2 Dec 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDA: EU Commission and European Investment Bank launch new advisory service to help cities plan investments +++ This was the CITIES Forum 2017! +++ Opening speech by Commissioner Creţu at the 3rd CITIES FORUM +++ EUROCITIES: Cities Forum 2017: working together for a sustainable future post-2020 # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM: S3PEnergy - High Level Event # URBACTTakeaways from URBACT last Monitoring Committee meeting# EIP-SCCSET Field Test - An open call for 5 European cities to field test CitizenCity SET Social Engagement ToolkitEIP-SCC: 'Go Local' Campaign - Citizen Engagement Manifesto TranslationsEIP-SCC:  Sustainable Urban Mobility Webinar# SMART GOVERNANCEDigital Single Gateway: EU Council agrees to make access to information and services easierStudy on digital public services points out room for development in using eIDs and eDocumentsGlobal Smart Locks Market (2017-2023): Analysis By Technology, Product Type & Region# S…

INSIGHT EU: AGENDA Weekly Telegram 4 Dec 2017

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*: 
# E  U    C  O  M  M  I  S  S  I  O N: # EU Commission Upcoming Events: 6 December 2017: EU Internet Forum +++ 7 December 2017: The Commission is planning to adopt its monthly infringements package # EU Commission Calendar: 4 December 2017 +++5 December 2017 +++6 December 2017 +++7 December 2017 +++8 December 2017 +++ 9 December 2017 (no events scheduled) +++ 10 December 2017 +++ Outlook December 2017# E  U    P  A   R   L   I   A   M   E   N  T# EU Parliament - The Week AheadCash controlRule of law/HungaryEurozone/DijsselbloemParliament of Persons with DisabilitiesInterreligious dialoguePlenary preparationsPresident's agendaPre-session press briefing# EU Parliament - Agenda by day4 December 20175 December 20176 December 20177 December 20178 December 2017# EP Annual Calendar 2017Draft agenda - Monday, 11 December 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Thu…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# EFSI: Investment Plan for Europe: largest financing amount to date for trains in Austria +++ Spain: EIB and AENA sign EUR 400m long-term Juncker Plan loan to fund the company's security investments +++ ECA: Press briefing by EU Auditors: upcoming special report on EU loan guarantees for SMEs # EIB: EIB: Agreement on extra €3.7 billion to address migration issues +++ Armenia: EIB targets energy efficiency and solid waste infrastructure +++ Cooperativa de Ahorro y Préstamo Tosepantomin (Mexico), winner of the 2017 European Microfinance Award +++ InnovFin Emerging Innovators# HORIZON 2020EU Council conclusions: From the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 towards the ninth Framework ProgrammeEIT Community delivering significant impact for Europe and its citizensFramework of Guidance for the EIT’s 2018 Call for Proposals publishedA successful collaboration for green businesses and bioenergy in IndonesiaProject NIRD: Diving across timeEvents - Horizon 20…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL: Main results of the Competitiveness Council on 1 Dec and 30 Nov 2017 # INDUSTRY: Call for proposal: Preparatory Action - Digital Transformation of European Industry # SME: Call for proposals: Pilot project: Digital Enablers in SMEs # SINGLE MARKET: EP Think-tank: Briefing - Cross-border parcel delivery servicesEurocommerce: Trade Barriers in the Single Market - 5 key findings of a EU-wide study# SERVICESEP Opinion - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities - PE 601.274v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and EnergyEP Opinion - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card introduced by Regulation ....[ESC regulation].... - PE 601.268v02-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERPublications - Voting list : 2017 - Committee o…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# UKRAINE: EU Commission ready to consider further Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine, provided reform momentum is stepped up # U.S.A.: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson To Travel to Brussels, Vienna, and Paris +++ Informal Foreign Affairs Council in presence of the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson +++ Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference: Digital transformation needs a new way of thinking regulation +++ Bruegel: Why US investors earn more on their foreign assets than Germans # RUSSIA: Russian Mission to the EU: Russia-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement turns 20 # TURKEY: EPC policy briefing: Prospects for EU-Turkey economic cooperation in 2018 # BREXITCER: UK + EU = Canada+?# SINGAPOREEU –Singapore Free Trade Agreement - exchange of views, 4 December - Committee on International Trade# VIETNAMThe EU and Vietnam hold Human Rights Dialogue# KOREAN PENINSULAHigh Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini discuss…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# ECOFIN COUNCIL: Background and Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 5 Dec 2017 # EUROPEAN SEMESTER: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - How to further strengthen the European Semester? # EUROGROUP: EU Commission will not propose to weaken the deficit criteria of the Stability and Growth Pact +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Euro-area reform [What Think Tanks are thinking] +++ Bruegel: Beyond the Juncker and Schäuble visions of euro-area governance +++ Transparency International: New Eurozone Watchdog Network to be launched 5 Dec 2017 # IRELANDStatement by European Commission and ECB staff following the conclusion of the eighth post-programme surveillance mission to Ireland# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONVP Dombrovskis Opening Keynote at the 2nd Annual EU - Asia Pacific Forum on Financial Regulation# FINANCIAL SERVICESFinancial services: Commission follows up on the Call for Evidence and consults on supervisory reportingBundesfinanzministerium: FinTechRa…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT: Speech by EU Competition Commissioner Vestager to the Committee of the Regions, 1 December 2017 # BREXIT: Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar +++ Progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal report released - UK Parliament +++ Policy paper: Government response to report on Brexit and health and social care +++ CELEX:52017PC0735: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 as regards the location of the seat of the European Medicines Agency +++ CELEX:52017PC0734: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 as regards the location of the seat of the European Banking Authority # MALTAALDE: European Parliament sends fact-fact finding mission to Malta for the second time this year# HUNGARYThe situation in Hungary - 07-12-2017 - Committee on Civil Liberties…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# EEA REPORT: EEA: Environmental indicator report 2017 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme # FERTILISERS: EP Think-tank: Briefing - CE marked fertilising products - 01-12-2017 # CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EP Think-tank Briefing - Circular Economy - Key Publications # RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: First G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue meeting takes place in Berlin # LIFE: Results of the LIFE mid-term evaluation# POLLINTORSEU Commission Roadmap: Communication on an EU Pollinators Initiative# UKUK: Latest environmental reportsCorporate report: Environment Agency 2016 data on regulated businesses in EnglandCorporate report: Regulating for people, the environment and growthCorporate report: Environmental performance: sector strategiesCorporate report: Regulating the waste industry: evidence summariesCorporate report: Pollution incidents: evidence summariesResearch and analysis: Waste crime interventions and evaluation# EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm …

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# EU ETS: Report - Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems - A8-0386/2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # CLIMATE TRILOGUES: St 15123 2017 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change Preparation for the trilogue +++ St 15122 2017 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreem…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 1 Dec 2017

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# IEA: IEA: Webinar on the World Energy Outlook-2017 - The outlook for power, renewables and energy efficiency # ENERGY UNION: EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate launched the 3rd State of the Energy +++ Updated: Second ACER Report on the implementation of the Balancing Network Code available online +++ EU Commission: Grid Infrastructure Communication Toolkit # ENERGY REGULATION: Updated: Invitation to ENTSOG Workshop on the Supply Potentials and Renewable Gases for TYNDP 2018 +++ ENTSO-E: Friday Roundup, 1 December 2017 +++ ENTSO-E: Winter outlook 2017/2018 and summer review 2017 +++ ENTSO-E: Upcoming Events05/12 Brussels - ENTSO-E Annual Conference: Connecting the dots of the energy transition08/12 Latvia - ETIP-SNET Regional Workshop Northern Region11/12 Brussels - Market EU Stakeholder Committee14/12 Brussels - Grid Connection EU Stakeholder Committee15/12 Brussels - System Operations EU Stakeholder Committee25/01 Brussels - Webinar FSR and ENTSO-…

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