Showing posts from January, 2018

IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # EFSI:  Investment Plan for Europe: Additional €30 million commitment from EU for micro-enterprises in Ireland over the next 5 years  # ESIF:  EP Oral question - Performance reserve of the ESI funds - O-2018-000005 +++  EU Council Answer - Implications of Brexit for EU structural funds - E-004748/2017 +++  EU Commission Answer - Implementation of the European Regional Development Fund - Croatia - E-006676/2017 +++  EP Opinion - Lagging regions in the EU - PE 612.186v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development  # HORIZON 2020:  H2020 Coordinators' Day on 22 February 2018 in Brussels  # DG CNECT Digital clinical trials to prevent coronary artery disease # DG RTD Research Headlines - Growing rice with help from satellites and smart technology Research Headlines - Gaming technology can help stroke patients recover at home # EUREKA SMART workshop in Korea Innovation rhymes with collaboration Serving the fu

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # INDUSTRY:  EU Commission Answer - Follow-up to Parliament's resolution on the competitiveness of the European rail supply industry - E-004741/2017 +++  # EMPLOYMENT:  EU Commission Answer - Implementation of the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative - E-005749/2017  # SOCIAL SYSTEMS:  Latest update of MISSOC information (as of July 2017) on national social protection systems now available  # SOCIAL RIGHTS:  Social Agenda 50 – The new social dimension # INDICATORS:  Preliminary flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2017 - GDP up by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU28 - +2.7% and +2.6% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2016 # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement; notiifé par l'Italie sour le N° 2017/531/I dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 COMMISSION DECISION relating to th

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # BREXIT:  DG Trade: Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules of customs and indirect taxation +++  # FTA:  EU Commission Answer - Reciprocity in trade relations between the EU and third countries - P-005899/2017 +++  # CHINA:  DG Trade: Foreign Direct Investment and China - Third quarter 2017  # RUSSIA:  Russian Government: Russia-Belgium talks EU Commission Answer - Excessive influence by Russia in Hungary - E-005456/2017 # GEORGIA Agenda of the EU-Georgia Association Council on 5 Feb 2018 # SOUTH KOREA 4th European Union - Republic of Korea Cyber Dialogue held in Seoul # EXPORTS CONTROL EU Council Answer - Implementation of EU Common Position on arms exports - E-004389/2017 EU Council Answer - Arms exports from EU countries - E-005825/2017 # TRADE DEFENCE COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/140 of 29 January 2018 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty impos

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # FTT:  EU Council Answer - What vision for the financial transaction tax? - E-006192/2017  # EMU:  DIW: Monetary Policy Normalization in the euro area  # GREECE:  EU Commission Answer - Moscovici's statements on how decisions are taken with regard to Greek programmes - E-005484/2017  # ECB:  Yves Mersch: The limits of central bank financing in resolution ECB appoints Hans-Joachim Klöckers and Claudia Mann to new management positions ECB: Results of the December 2017 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD) # ESRB EVP/CSU: Statement zu verbrieften Staatsanleihen # OTS Draft report - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 as regards the clearing obligation, the suspension of the clearing obligation, the reporting requirements, the risk-mitigation techniques for O

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # BREXIT:  DG Trade: Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules of customs and indirect taxation +++  EU Council Answer - Net contributions/receipts per Member State (after Brexit) - P-005431/2017 +++  Impact of Brexit on Welsh ports examined - UK Parliament +++  Urgent Question: Government's analysis of long-term economic impact of Brexit - UK Parliament +++  BDI zum EU-Beschluss über die Brexit-Verhandlungsleitlinien: Endlich mehr Klarheit - London sollte zügig zustimmen  # DG COMPETITION:  Trusting Europe’s young people - EU Commissioner Vestager at the Schwarzkopf Europe Award Ceremony, Berlin, 29 January 2018  # MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Clean Energy Trading by BayWa Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of TMF by CVC # TAXATION Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis on simpler withholding tax procedures for Europe EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE):  Schattenfinanzindex: So muss schwarz

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # AIR POLLUTION:  Air Quality Ministerial Summit: Member States have until end of next week to complete their national submission +++  Statement by Commissioner Karmenu Vella following Air Quality Ministerial meeting +++  La France : Réunion ministérielle « Qualité de l’air » - 30 janvier – Bruxelles +++  SPD: Industrie stärker in die Pflicht nehmen - Gespräche zu Luftverschmutzung mit Umweltministerin Hendricks +++  European Environmental Bureau: European Commission tells air pollution ministers: inaction has consequences +++  EU Commission Answer - Emissions stickers - E-005561/2017  # WASTE SHIPMENT:  EU Commission Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the Waste Shipment Regulation # ECHA 300 people gather in Helsinki for last minute advice ahead of the final registration deadline for chemicals - ECHA Watch our REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day for last minute tips # MICROPLASTICS EU Commission Answer - Microplastics in t

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # UNFCCC:  UNFCCC: Paris Agreement Triggers Divestment from Coal - Study +++  More Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Required for Climate Goals - UNFCCC  # CLIMATE ADAPTION:  EU Commission Public consultation open on the Climate Adaptation Strategy  # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  Bundesrat: 28/18 | Vorschlag für eine Verordnung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates zur Festsetzung von Emissionsnormen für neue Personenkraftwagen und für neue leichte Nutzfahrzeuge im Rahmen des Gesamtkonzepts der Union zur Verringerung der CO2-Emissionen von Personenkraftwagen und leichten Nutzfahrzeugen und zur Änderung der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 715/2007 (Neufassung) | 30. Januar 2018 +++  EU Commission Answer - Emissions stickers - E-005561/2017  # VOLKSWAGEN INVESTIGATIONS EU Commission Answer - EU funding and emissions scandal - E-005453/2017 # EU ETS EU ETS stationary emissions rose in 2017 to buck six-year declining trend – report - Carbon Pul

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 30 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # ENERGY UNION:  Maroš Šefčovič: Speech at the conference on 'The New Croatian Energy Strategy" in Zagreb +++  EU Commission Answer - Right to energy and a ban on disconnection from the network - E-005660/2017  # ENERGY REGULATION:  CEER publishes its 2018 Work Programme +++  Balancing Stakeholder Group - ENTSO-E +++  System Operations Committee - ENTSO-E +++  Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee - ENTSO-E +++  Market Stakeholder Committee - ENTSO-E  # RENEWABLES Agora Energiewende: 2017 marks the first year in which more electricity in Europe was generated from wind, sun, and biomass than from coal Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Clean Energy Trading by BayWa SAVE THE DATE: “Integration of renewable energies in Europe: What’s next?” # GERMANY Bundesnetzagentur startet zweite Ausschreibung für Offshore-Windenergieanlagen # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER COMMISSION OPINION under Regulation (EU) No

IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # EU JRC:  New JRC MOOC on monitoring Smart Specialisation strategies +++  The Tenth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2018) +++  2nd Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS2018)  # ESIF:  The future of Cohesion Policy after 2020: inter-institutional committee meeting +++  La Commissaire Creţu en Roumaniepour évoquer l'absorption des fonds européens +++  DG Regio: Developing novel materials for innovative tech  # HORIZON 2020 Launch of EIT Awareness Day Serbia - Horizon 2020 # MSCA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: EU Commission awards almost EUR 330 million in research grants to   post-doctoral researchers and to innovative training programmes # DG CNECT Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting Multimodal coaching for Active Ageing IN-Silico trials for the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke # DG RTD Research Headlines - Mapping

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # PROCUREMENT:  EP Subject files - Public procurement strategy package - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection  # DEFENCE INDUSTRIES:  EP Opinion - Establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry - PE 612.357v02-00 - Committee on Budgets  # SME:  The EESC recommends establishing a permanent advisory group for small and medium-sized enterprises *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real time - click here .

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # FTA:  UNCTAD: Report Shows $89 Billion Lost In Underuse Of European Union Free Trade Agreements +++  EP Workshops - Anti-corruption provisions in EU Free Trade and Investment Agreements - 24-01-2018 - Committee on International Trade  # CHINA:  EP Draft opinion - State of EU-China relations - PE 615.453v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety  # EASTERN PARTNERSHIP:  EU Commissioner Hahn in Belarus to follow up the Eastern Partnership Summit # CENTRAL ASIA EP Opinion - Recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS on the negotiations on the EU-Azerbaijan Comprehensive Agreement - PE 615.448v02-00 - Committee on International Trade # USA EP Workshops - What next after the US withdrawal from the TPP? - 08-11-2017 - Committee on International Trade US Secretary of State visits Warsaw - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland # BREXIT UK Parliament: Committee says Gov

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # EUROPEAN SEMESTER:  EP Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 613.600v02-00 - Committee on Budgets +++  Amendments 1 - 73 - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 616.726v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education  # MALTA:  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Malta +++  IMF Country Report No. 18/19 : Malta : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malta +++  IMF: Country Report No. 18/20 : Malta : Selected Issues  # ECB ECB: Peter Praet: Maintaining price stability with unconventional monetary policy ECB: Sabine Lautenschläger: Basel III - sense and sensitivity ECB: Benoît Cœuré: La situation économique dans la zone euro et le rôle de la BCE (fiches de présentation) ECB: CON/2018/4 Opinion on organising the

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # BREXIT:  Main results of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50/Brexit) on 29 Jan 2018 +++  Brexit: Council (Article 50) adopts negotiating directives on the transition period +++  Bulgarian EU Presidency: Deputy Prime Minister Zaharieva chairs the first GAC Article 50 meeting under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council +++  EU Commission on its mandate to begin negotiations with the UK on transitional arrangements +++  Statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50) on the adoption of negotiating directives on transitional arrangements  +++  EU Parliament: Citizens’ rights after Brexit: public hearing EVP/CSU: Brexit-Verhandlungen: Kein Rosinenpicken und Pflichten erfüllen! - Mitgliedstaaten legen Leitlinien für Verhandlungen über die Übergangsphase nach 2019 fest SPD: Brexit - EU-Regeln gelten auch in Übergangsphase weiter UK Parliament: EU (Withdrawal) Bill needs amending to make it constitutionally acce

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # ECHA:  New strategy promotes substitution to safer chemicals in the EU - ECHA  # AIR POLLUTION:  NGOs: EU muss Druck auf Deutschland zu NO2-Grenzwerteinhaltung aufrechterhalten  # CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  EU JRC: Are we circular yet? Focus on critical raw materials in circular economy  # FOOD & FEED:  Latest agendas and documents by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed - Section: "Animal nutrition"  # PLASTICS UBA published an assessment on the EC Plastic Strategy - European Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies # TIMBER EU Commission Public consultation on the product scope of the EU Timber Regulation # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Latest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 1329 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention) St 5642 2018 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX ame

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 29 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  Clean Mobility Package: committee debate with Commissioner Arias Cañete +++  Dieselgate: One in four cars still on our roads two years on; member states must act  # UNFCCC:  Leading Companies Cut Supply Chain Emissions, Save Money +++  How the Under2 Coalition is helping to shape an under 2°C world: new report +++  PIK: Kohle-Ausstieg: Ankündigung von CO2-Bepreisung führt zu Divestment  # CLIMATE RISKS:  Global warming poses substantial flood risk increase for Central and Western Europe # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars  and  for new light commercial vehicles as part of the Union's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles and amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007  (recast) # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Latest news - Committee on the Environm


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