Showing posts from March, 2018

IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  BUDGET & MFF:  EU Commission College discusses the next long-term budget for the EU +++  Künftiges EU-Budget: Weiterführung des COSME Programms für Wettbewerbsfähigkeit wichtig für Unternehmen  +++  - EFSI:  Rabobank shares risk on part of its SME loan portfolio with EIF and EIB +++  Position of the European Parliament - Extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0276  +++  - CEF Connecting Europe Facility supports launch of cybersecurity services - EARTO EC Consultation on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation - Open Until 3 April - DG RTD Research Headlines - Cultural heritage goes digital - and 3D Research Headlines - Capitalising on cultural heritage in historic city centres Upcoming and latest events by DG RTD Events - HoNESt Proj

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  Dual quality of products in the Single Market - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  - EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG EMPL:  Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF/2018/000 TA 2018 - Technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission)  +++  COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the 2018 annual work programme for the implementation of the Preparatory action "Reactivate Intra-EU mobility programme for unemployed over-35s", "Child Guarantee Scheme - Establishing A European child guarantee and financial support" and the Pilot Project "Promotion of domestic worker cooperatives and service voucher schemes" Javaslat Intézményközi nyilatkozat a szociális jogok európai pilléréről DG GROW Décision de la Commission de ne pas adresser d'observations, d'a

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  DEFENCE UNION:  Action Plan on military mobility: EU takes steps towards a Defence Union +++  - CHINA:  Asien-Pazifik-Ausschuss (APA): Drohende Abschaltung von VPN-Tunneln in China erschwert unternehmerisches Handeln in China +++  - EFTA:  EFTA free trade agreement with Georgia enters into force on 1 May 2018 +++  - MERCOSUR:  EU Commission on Mercosur: Report of the Civil Society Dialogue meeting 20 March 2018 +++  Decent Work, Corporate Responsibility and the EU-Central America Association Agreement: Contributing to Sustainable Economic Growth - USA Position of the European Parliament - Customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America (codification) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0175 - UKRAINE Draft opinion - Implementation of the EU association agreement with Ukraine - PE 619.279v01-00 - Committee on International Trade - MIDDLE EAST S&D Members call for saving

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  SEPA:  A better deal for consumers: Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union and fairer currency conversions +++  EU Commission FAQ on cross-border payments  +++  Read-out of the College meeting and press conference by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Commission's proposal for cheaper cross-border pay +++  EU cross-border payments should work like domestic payments +++  EVP/CSU zur Ausweitung von SEPA +++  BEUC:  An end in sight to currency conversion scams +++  Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide - Finance Watch +++  - EIOPA:  EIOPA consults on corrections and amendments to the implementing technical standards on reporting and disclosure +++  - EMU ECB Opinion piece: Europe is our best response to globalisation AK EUROPA (Österreich): Positionspapier zur Vertiefung der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion Open Budgets Index: A survey by OK Gr

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  BREXIT:  EU Commission Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of copyright +++  EU Commission Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .eu domain names +++  Lords debates impact of Brexit on UK health - UK Parliament +++  Brexit: Gibraltar - Lords EU Committee presses Government for four key commitments - UK Parliament +++  Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit holds third meeting - UK Parliament +++  BDI zum Brexit: Enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Vereinigten Königreich und der EU ist fundamental +++  - MERGERS Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of PAM by PC3, Oxalis and three individuals Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de FRAM et Karavel par Equistone - TAXATION EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - General tax policy - ANTI-BRIBERY CONVENTION Implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Conv

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  NEONICOTINOIDS:  Exchange of views (EoV) with the Commission on neonicotinoids - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  - ECHA:  Board of Appeal decision on a joint submission dispute in case of a ‘complete opt-out’ +++  REACH-IT open during the Easter break - BIODIVERSITY:  Biodiver-City: Enhancing urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to make cities more resilient +++  - EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 2189 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) (morning only) St 7595 2018 Init Draft Council Decision requesting the Commission to submit a proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Envir

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  China Meets 2020 Carbon Target Three Years Ahead of Schedule +++  UN Climate Change Conference Bonn: Overview schedule +++  - LOW-CARBON ROADMAP:  Policy Packages for Low Carbon Roadmaps in the Materials Sector - Climate Strategies +++  - CLIMATE MONITORING:  Trends in annual temperature across Europe between 1960 and 2017 - EEA +++  - EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG CLIMA COMMISSION DECISION instructing the Central Administrator of the European Union Transaction Log to enter changes to the international credit entitlement tables in the Union international credit entitlement table in the European Union Transaction Log - EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 2182 2018 Init IMO / MEPC 72 - EU coordination meeting St 7463 2018 Init 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 in

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 28/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  IEA:  IEA - Save the Day: Publication: World Energy Outlook 2018  - ENERGY UNION:  EEX: Exchange Council welcomes changes to German bidding zone legislation +++  Update: Watt’s Next? Top line-up at eurelectric’s Power Summit 2018 +++  - SMART ENERGY:  EU Commission: Digital Single Market and Energy are able to generate unprecedented Synergies +++  - ENERGY REGULATION:  INNOGRID2020+ : Get Ready for the Twenties - ENTSO-E  +++  - TURKEY EFET: Energy Agreements of Turkey Turkish Version of the EFET Gas Agreement v.2.0 (a) (2018 version) - Election Sheet and Annexes Turkish Version of the EFET Gas Agreement v.2.0 (a) (2018 version) Turkish Version of the EFET Electricity Agreement v.2.1a (2018 version) _Annex 2ad__Individual_Contracts - RENEWABLES Draft opinion - Deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: Time to act! - PE 619.168v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consume

IEU.MONITORING: Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 27/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  EU URBAN AGENDA:  Report on the Urban Mobility Partnership meeting no. 6 in Karlsruhe: from actions to implementation +++  - SMART SPECIALISATION:  2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development +++  Smart Specialisation in EU and Latin America +++  Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth +++  Tourism and Sports - WATIFY Matchmaking Event +++  - URBACT:  200 European Cities publicly present the results of 2 years of common work +++  - EIP-SCC Citizen Focus Webinar - The role of local Administrations in enabling Participatory Budgeting practices and projects - EIP-SCC EIP-SCC: A revolution in urban mobility? It's on the way – and just in time EIP-SCC: Transformative Action Award 2018 EIP-SCC: Five trends transforming the Automotive Industry EIP-SCC: Final FoTRRIS Conference: MIND THE R&I GAP EIP-SCC: EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum S

IEU.MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 27/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  ESIF:  Support for development projects must continue in all EU regions after 2020, MEPs say +++  Keynote speech by Commissioner Creţu at the ALDE Group conference: “European Territorial Cooperation Post-2020” +++  Boosting rural finance - EAFRD +++  - EASME:  Pitch your superpower to Enel in Catania +++  - EUREKA:  EUREKA Network projects - Call description +++  Spain - South Korea call for projects - Call description +++  Danube region call for projects - Call description  +++  - DG CNECT Miniaturized smart system for wound therapy Virtual Humans: see the processes within our bodies - FP9 EARTO Publishes Recommendations for FP9 Rules for Participation: Funding Rules - ERC ERC achievements in 2017: Annual Report - DG RTD - EACEA Results of the 2016 Call for proposals ‘Media Literacy for All’ . EIT Latest publications by EIT - BUDGET & MFF ETNO on EU budget: we support ambitious funding

IEU.MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 27/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  Travel with your digital subscriptions: Joint statement by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU +++  Digital Single Market – Portability of online content services +++  Europa-SPD: Geoblocking abschaffen - bezahlte Online-Filme EU-weit nutzen - Stärkung von Verbraucherrechten bei Streaming-Diensten +++  - SUPPLY CHAIN:  Eurocommerce: Five years of Supply Chain Initiative and future prospects +++  - MARKET SURVEILLANCE:  Quality of products, market surveillance, customs: committee mission to Italy  +++  EP Think-tank Briefing - Strengthening the market surveillance of products - 27-03-2018 - EMPLOYMENT Labour cooperation, employment and social security: committee mission to Canada Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Europa-SPD: Europäische Beschäftigungspolitik soll Recht a

IEU.MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 27/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*: FTA:  Latest letters published by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström +++  Reply/ EU-CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum +++  Reply: ESF Position Papers on Priorities for the EU-Australia and EU-New-Zealand FTAs +++  - CHINA:  EU Parliament: Draft opinion - State of EU-China relations - Committee on International Trade +++  COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/477 of 15 March 2018 concerning exemptions from the extended anti-dumping duty on certain bicycle parts originating in the People's Republic of China pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97 +++  - SWITZERLAND OECD: Switzerland’s significant foreign bribery enforcement should be accompanied by harsher penalties and private sector whistleblower protection TURKEY SWP: Einmarsch der Türkei in Afrin - Grenzüberschreitender »Kampf gegen die PKK« zur militärischen Lösung der eigenen Kurdenfrage - USA ACEA: News - Standing up for international trade amid tariff

IEU.MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 27/3/2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  ESM:  ESM Board of Directors approves €6.7 billion loan tranche to Greece +++  - EMU:  Joint EconPol Europe and IES-VUB Policy Forum on Future Perspectives for the EMU +++  - BANKING UNION:  ECB Banking Supervision: What are fintech banks and what impact will they have on financial services? +++  EP Think-tank: Briefing - Public hearing with Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, presenting the SSM Annual Report 2017 +++  EU Ombudsman: The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014 +++  - ECB ECB publishes Economic Bulletin Issue 2, 2018 Latest Q&A to the ECB Question to the ECB - HICP definition and housing prices - PE 619.358v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Question to the ECB - The Mortgage Tracker Scanda


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