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IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines this week*:  UN URBAN AGENDA:  Statement by UN Under-Secretary General and UNECE Executive Secretary Olga Algayerova at the United Smart Cities Media Launch, United Smart Cities Lab, Vienna +++  EU URBAN AGENDA:  Interested to become a member or a coordinator of a Partnership under the umbrella of the Urban Agenda for the EU? +++  The smart city at INTERGEO – discover the urban future +++  Städtekonferenz "Europa der Städte" +++  SCIS:  SCIS Podcast: Smart Cities have Found their Voice +++  The SCIS Video Competition: Onto the Red Carpet! +++  EIP-SCC Over 10 speakers have so far been announced for the 2018 EIP-SCC General Assembly, as the lineup takes shape! Smart finance to boost healthy, comfortable and accessible buildings - EIP-SCC Energy Transition in Action: EU Cities Partnership and Urban Innovative Projects - EIP SCC Smarticipate event: Are You Making The Most Of How Smart Your Citizens Are? - EIP-SCC SMART SP

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ERC:  High-level search committee to find the next president of the European Research Council +++  Event: Investing in Young Researchers, Shaping Europe’s Future +++  Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the European Research Council event: "Investing in young researchers, shaping Europe's future" +++  MFF 2021 - 2027:  MFF: Investing in people with a new Social Fund, Erasmus, Creative Europe, Globalisation Adjustment Fund and Justice, Rights and Values Fund +++  EP Text adopted - 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0226 - Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  Vice-President Dombrovskis' remarks at the press conference on Investing in People, Social Cohesion & Values +++  EU budget: €181 million to strengthen the fight against fraud affecting the EU budget Post-2020 EU budget: Parliament challenges Commission over scale of cuts MFF: what kind of E

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  Eurocommerce: Use Country-Specific Recommendations to build growth in the EU +++  European Patent Office: EPO hosts first conference on patenting Artificial Intelligence +++  INDICATORS:  OECD sees stronger world economy, but risks loom large +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG EMPL:  Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+)  Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) EC Acceptance Decision (FEAD) EN.docx Final_EC Acceptance Decision EN.docx EC Acceptance Decision EN tc.docx Final_Letter on acceptance of accounts EN 2016_2017.docx EC Acceptance Decision DE 2016-2017.docx Poland Accounts 2016-2017_EC Acceptance Decision EN.docx EC Acceptance Decision (FEAD) EN.docx EC Acceptance Decision (FEAD) EN.docx EC Acceptance Decision (FEAD) EN.docx EC Acceptance Decis

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  DIGITAL DIPLOMACY:  HR/VP Mogherini to launch a new Global Tech Panel +++  JAPAN & KOREA:  EU Commissioner Jourová on official visit to Japan and to the Republic of Korea to make progress on data flows +++  CHINA:  IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to China +++  USA:  EU notifies WTO consultation request on second compliance measures in Airbus Dispute (DS 316) +++  FT: Wilbur Ross: EU data privacy laws are likely to create barriers to trade +++  U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium +++  EU-US: Milliardenlöcher in der europäischen Leistungsbilanz - ifo-Institut +++  TRADE DEFENCE:  EU Parliament: Tougher defence tools against unfair imports to protect EU jobs and industry EP Text adopted - Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from countries not members of the EU ***II - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0219 - Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Strasbour

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ITALY:  S&Ds: “Italy shows us that it is high time for a new Europe” +++  ECR/LKR fordert europaweite Unterstützung für einen Euroaustritt Italiens +++  BANKING UNION:  Briefing - Results of the 2018 stress test of the four significant Greek banks - 30-05-2018 +++  ECB:  ECB: Disclosure Report - TARGET2 Summary of the self-assessment against the principles for financial market infrastructures +++  ECB: Learning about fiscal multipliers during the European sovereign debt crisis: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment +++  ECB / 2018/15 Recommendation of the ECB of 18 May 2018 to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of Lietuvos bankas +++  CRYPTO-CURRENCIES Our Digital Future - IMF Blog SOVEREIGN BONDS Briefing - Covered bonds – Issue and supervision, exposures - 30-05-2018 ESMA ESMA and EBA: institutions and authorities must consider retail holders of debt financial instruments in resoluti

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  JUSTICE FUND:  EU Commission Proposal: EU Justice, Rights and Values Fund +++  COMPETITION AUTHORITIES:  EU Commission welcomes provisional political agreement reached by European Parliament and Council on new rules to make national competition authorities even more effective enforcers +++  MERGERS:  Mergers: EU Commission confirms approval of acquisition of Dutch cable TV operator Ziggo by Liberty Global, subject to conditions +++  Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Validus Holdings by American International Group +++  Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of Capita Specialist Insurance Solutions by HPS Investment Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners +++  BREXIT On Brexit, TTIP and the City of London - CER VAT EP Think-tank Briefing - VAT for small enterprises - 30-05-2018 VICTIMS' RIGHTS Victims’ Rights Directive: MEPs call for better enforcement Text adopted - Minimum standards on the rights, su

IEU Environment Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SDGS:  President Macron and Secretary-General Gurría open OECD Ministerial with call to make multilateral co-operation work better for all +++  ECODESIGN:  Ecodesign: Households could save even more money with products designed to consume less and last longer - S&D +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  EP Report - Cohesion policy and the circular economy - A8-0184/2018 - Committee on Regional Development +++  NANOTECH Open meeting on nanotechnology for safer products, production and uses – the role of standards ECOS  (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) CELEX CELEX:52018PC0340: Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment CELEX:52018PC0337: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on minimum requirements for water reuse EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV COMMUNICATION

IEU Climate Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change +++  Major Funds Support Clean Solar Energy in the Sahel +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  The highway to Paris: Safeguarding the climate by decarbonising freight transport +++  IEA: Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars +++  IEA Workshop on Vehicle Grid Integration: from smart charge to vehicle-to-grid technology +++  EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTL *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 Energy Telegram 30 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  Vice-President Šefčovič in the Czech Republic for second Energy Union Tour +++  Germany: Working Group on Competition Economics discusses electricity markets, high-resolution data analysis and platform economics - Bundeskartellamt +++  Energy prices in 2017: EU Household energy prices remain nearly stable compared with 2016: -0.2% for electricity and -0.5% for gas +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER organises a workshop on disruption of gas supply and the value of lost load in electricity supply +++  ENTSO-E Summer Outlook 2018: no expected risk to Europe’s security of supply, level of hydro reservoirs to be monitored +++  IEC 61850 Global 2018: Achieving IEC 61850 interoperability within the Substation and across the wider Smart Grid +++  ENERGY TRANSITION From policy learning to policy change: The Energy Transition Platform – The Climate Group GAZPROM Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial R

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 29 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ESIF:  EU budget: Regional Development and Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 +++  Q&A on the Regional Development and Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 +++  Kohäsionspolitik nach 2020: Kommission will einfachere Regeln und Investitionen mit klarem europäischen Mehrwert +++  Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: committee debate with Commissioner Crețu +++  S&Ds: 10 % less European investments through cohesion policy is a cut on taxpayer’s own finger +++  Europa-SPD: EU-Kommission präsentiert Vorschläge – einfacher, effizienter, weniger - Strukturfonds weiterhin für alle Regionen! +++  ECR: Tomašić: Cohesion funding vital for economies still rebuilding after communism +++  Mecklenburger Europaabgeordneter Arne Gericke (FREIE WÄHLER) zu den heute vorgestellten Plänen zu Mittelkürzungen von über 20 Prozent für Deutschland im Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen 2021-2027 +++  Future Cohesion Policy: Priority for the green and fair transition - CAN Europe +++  E

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 29 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  POSTING OF WORKERS:  Posting of workers: final EP vote on equal pay and working conditions +++  EP Text adopted - Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0213 - Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++  EuroparlTV: Making the EU a better place to work +++  Posting of Workers: Commission welcomes European Parliament vote confirming the political agreement on the revision of the Directive +++  Statement by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on the review of the Posting of Workers Directive at the EP plenary debate +++  Statement by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen following the final EP plenary vote on the review of the Posting of Workers Directive +++  La France: Adoption de la révision sur le détachement des travailleurs au Parlement européen: une étape décisive pour l’Europe sociale +++  EPP Group sets high standards to protect posted workers and companies +++  S&Ds

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  INVESTMENT SCREENING:  Foreign investment to be screened to protect EU countries’ strategic interests - EU Parliament +++  ISRAEL:  S&D: European Commission should assess if Israel is complying with EU Association Agreement +++  USA:  Steel and aluminium tariffs: EU should receive permanent exemption - AmCham EU +++  US President Trump’s decision on trade: MEPs to debate EU measures +++  The EU will not be blackmailed, say S&Ds to Trump +++  UKRAINE Ukraine: Council endorses agreement on a further €1bn in loans Economic indicators of Ukrainian-German cooperation are very encouraging - meeting of the two countries' Presidents UN Security Council: As Civilians Bear Brunt of Four-year-old Conflict in Ukraine, Continued Ceasefire Violations Test Credibility of Global Community, Officials Warn UN Security Council RUSSIA Submission to the State Duma of the draft law on ratification of the Convention between the Go

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 May 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ITALY:  Statement by EU Commission President Juncker on Italy +++  Statement by EU Commissioner Oettinger on Italy +++  Bruegel: How worried should we be about an Italian debt crisis? +++  PORTUGAL:  Portugal: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission +++  ECB Monetary policy - end of history? - Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB Euro Clearing – the open race - Keynote speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB ECB Monetary developments in the euro area: April 2018 ECB: Vítor Constâncio: Interview with Spiegel Online The changing fortunes of central banking - Bruegel CROWDFUNDING EP Think-tank: Briefing - European crowdfunding service providers for business - 29-05-2018 SUSTAINABLE FINANCE EP Text adopted - Sustainable finance - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0215 - Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Pr

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