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IEU Dossier: Industrie 4.0 und Robotik (DE/EN) - Teil II - Update 28 June 2018

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IEU Dossier update - 27/6/2018*:  # INDUSTRIE 4.0 & ROBOTIK - TEIL II:  Industrie 4.0: Kann Europa im weltweiten Wettbewerb bestehen - und erhalten Roboter bald Persönlichkeitsrechte? +++ # EU-KOMMISSION:  +++UPDATE zum Digitalen Binnenmarkt: Verhandlungsführer der EU erzielen politische Einigung über freien Verkehr nicht-personenbezogener Daten - 19/6/2018 +++UPDATE zur Künstlichen Intelligenz: EU-Kommission erörtert ethische und soziale Auswirkungen mit weltanschaulichen Gemeinschaften - 18/6/2018 +++UPDATE: Artificial intelligence: EU Commission appoints expert group and launches European AI Alliance (ENG) 14/6/2018 +++UPDATE: More Member States sign up to digital cooperation initiatives (EuroHPC & Innovation Radar) on supercomputers, artificial intelligence and innovation - (ENG) - 14/6/2018 +++UPDATE: EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat on "A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strate

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CEF:  Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €12.4 million to support eHealth, eProcurement, the European e-Justice Portal and Online Dispute Resolution +++  MFF & BUDGET:  EP Think-tank: At a Glance - 2019 draft EU budget: Mandate for trilogue - 28-06-2018  +++  EP Draft opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 - all sections - PE 623.736v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs +++  EFSI:  Digital Single Market: First EU fund dedicated to broadband infrastructure under the Juncker Plan to unlock at least €1 billion over 5 years +++  Establishing the InvestEU Programme: joint committee debate +++  ESIF Speech by Commissioner Corina Creţu at the French Senate hearing on the legislative proposals for cohesion policy 2021-2027 EU JRC Sharing science: towards new horizons - JRC at the EuroScience Open Forum 2018 INSPIRE Conference 2018: INSPIRE Users: Make it wo

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  POSTED WORKERS:  EP Think-tank Briefing - Road transport: Enforcement and special provisions for posted workers - 28-06-2018 +++  YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT:  Youth unemployment and the integration of young people into the labour market: a focus theme for public auditors across the EU +++  EU LABOUR AUTHORITY:  EP Draft report - Establishing a European Labour Authority - PE 623.718v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de proposition de réglementation, notifié par la Suède sous le N° 2018/131/S dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 COMMISSION DECISION setting up a group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 809 on entrusting budget implementation tasks to the European GNSS Agency and the European

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL:  Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini upon arrival at the European Council +++  USA:  Europe must fill the vacuum left by American leadership - S&D +++  Statement from the U.S. Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy +++  CETA:  The European Union and Canada held their second Joint Cooperation Committee +++  ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS:  EP Think-tank: Study - Association agreements between the EU and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine - 28-06-2018 +++   WESTERN BALKANS Remarks by President Donald Tusk before his meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev S&D Group welcomes the prospect of opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia next year TRADE DEFENCE DG Trade: Report of the Civil Society Dialogue Meeting on Trade Defence Instruments SUSTAINABLE TRADE DG Trade: Civil Society Dialogue on Trade and Sustainable Development GLOBALISATION EP Opinion - Harn

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION:  Capital Markets Union: Public hearing on how to improve consumers' access to investment products +++  ESMA:  ESMA hosts workshop for national supervisors on closet indexing +++  ESMA: Library document - Annual list of contractors - 2017 +++  BANKING UNION:  Deutsche Bank Research: PSD 2, open banking und the value of personal data +++  Helmut Schleweis neuer Präsident der Europäischen Sparkassenvereinigung +++  EBA EBA does not object to the Swedish FSA proposed measures to address macroprudential risk FISCAL UNION Bruegel: The Sound of Economics - Director’s Cut: The drama of the EU and euro area EMU Assessing the EU’s fiscal architecture: a presentation by the European Fiscal Board, 2 July 2018 IRELAND IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Ireland IMF: Country Report No. 18/195 : Ireland : Selected Issues IMF Country Report No. 18/194 : Ireland : 2018 Art

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL:  President Juncker participates in the European Council 28-29 June 2018 +++  Statement by the spokesperson of the President of the European Council +++  S&D leader Udo Bullmann: European Leaders must take a bold step towards tackling the real problem of lack of solidarity in Europe! +++  TAX3:  Missions - TAX3 Committee Delegation to Washington D.C. - 16-07-2018 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance +++  The use of tax frauds – including VAT or carousel fraud – to finance terrorism - Special Committee on Terrorism +++  BEPS OECD launches largest source of comparable tax revenue data Landmark tax agreement to strengthen tax treaties enters into force with additional countries joining - OECD DIGITAL TAXATION EP Think-tank Briefing - Corporate taxation of a significant digital presence - 28-06-2018 ifo-Chef Fuest spricht sich gegen Europäische Digitalsteuer aus MERGERS

IEU Environment Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SDGS:  EP Think-tank: Briefing - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), New York, 16 - 18 July 2018 - 28-06-2018 +++  HUNGARY:  Hungary has made progress on greening its economy and now needs to raise its ambitions - OECD +++  REACH:  UK should stay close to REACH - Cefic +++  CHEMICAL MIXTURES:  Chemical mixtures: How to address the safety of combined exposures to multiple chemicals for people and the environment +++  AIR POLLUTION:  EEA Maps: Urban population exposed to air pollutant concentrations above selected air quality standards of the air quality Directive, by country EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the Unio

IEU Climate Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  AVIATION EMISSIONS:  Statement by EU Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete on the rules of the first-ever global scheme on aviation emissions +++  ICAO Council progress on CORSIA Implementation +++  UN Aviation Agency Throws Lifeline to Fossil Fuels, Hampering Effectiveness of Global Emissions Deal - WFF +++  CAR EMISSIONS:  Car CO2 targets: EU Parliament proposals unrealistic, study on electric car affordability shows Publications - Study: Making the Transition to Zero-emission Mobility  - ACEA +++  CLIMATE DIPLOMACY Climate diplomacy: plenary debate and vote UNFCCC UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017 Website Now Live (updated) GERMANY PIK: Die Mischung macht’s: Politikmix zur Erreichung der Klimaziele und der Ziele der nachhaltigen Entwicklung erforderlich EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Amendments 001-001 - Climate diplomacy - A8-0221/2018(001-001) *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show t

IEU Energy Telegram 28 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  EU Commission: European solidarity on Energy: Synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity network with the European system strengthens security of supply +++  Q&A on the synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity networks with the continental European network (CEN) +++  EU Commissioner Arias Cañete to discuss progress in regional energy cooperation in Central and South East Europe +++  European, Energy Community and Mediterranean Energy Regulators Further Intensify Cooperation +++  World Energy Council: Central and Eastern Europe in the Era of the new energy transition +++  RENEWABLES EFET calls for more attention to the benefits of market-based mechanisms in the context of the ambitious new renewable energy goals for the EU 35th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition ENERGY EFFICIENCY Supporting the Commission with testing the energy consumption of computer displays in light o

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 27 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  MFF & BUDGET:  EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Revision of EU financial rules - 27-06-2018 +++ EP Draft opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 - all sections - PE 622.320v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++ EP Draft opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 - all sections - PE 623.884v01-00 - Committee on International Trade +++ EDIDP:  EP Think-tank: At a Glance - European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP) - 27-06-2018 +++ EFSI:  Investment Plan: First EU fund fully dedicated to broadband infrastructure to unlock at least EUR 1bn over 5 years Greece: Companies to benefit from new EUR 400m leasing finance scheme following successful EUR 1 billion lending programme ESIF Opening statement by Commissioner Corina Creţu at the Meeting of national and priority areas coordinators of the EU Danube Strategy La Commissaire Crețu à Paris pour

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BLUE GROWTH:  New report shows European maritime economy as driver of economic growth, jobs and innovation +++  DG Mare: €566 billion and growing: the EU blue economy is thriving +++  PUBLIC PROCUREMENT:  Reminder: Public Procurement: Public Feedback open since 11 June 2018 +++ EU Commission: Public Procurement training in Brussels this week! +++ INDUSTRY:  WKÖ: Industriestrategie muss vom nächsten EU Haushalt unterstützt werden +++ SME Motion for a resolution on the definition of SMEs - B8-2018-0304 EMPLOYMENT New report: digital employment platforms gain a foothold in Europe's labour markets EU LABOUR AUTHORITY EP Think-tank: Briefing - European Labour Authority: Structure and tools POSTING OF WORKERS Posting of Workers: Parliament and Council sign the final agreement in presence of Commissioner Thyssen CONSUMER PROTECTION Konsumentenschutz: EU-Ausschuss des österreichischen  Bundesrats schickt zwei

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  VIETNAM:  EU and Vietnam finalise trade and investment discussions +++  Businesseurope on EU-Vietnam FTA: an ambitious agreement bringing Europe closer to Asia +++  USA:  Introductory Testimony presented by Mr. Gordon Sondland on June 21, 2018 to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  +++  UKRAINE:  "Ukraine Reform Conference - A Driver for Change" - remarks by HR/VP Mogherini +++  MOLDOVA Statement by the HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn on the invalidation of the mayoral elections in Chisinau WESTERN BALKANS The EU and the Western Balkans: Where Next? - EP Research Service IRAN ECR/LKR: „Es wäre verfrüht, die Europäische Investitionsbank zu berechtigen, Geschäfte im Iran zu tätigen“ CHINA China’s strategic investments in Europe: The case of maritime ports - Bruegel AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND EP General documents - Meeting of 4 July 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Austra

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 June 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EUROPEAN COUNCIL:  Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council ahead of their meetings on 28 and 29 June 2018 +++  Council Background brief on the European Council - 28/29 June 2018 +++  EU Commission preparations ahead of the European Council +++  EU Summit/Migration: Parliament calls for joint solutions based on solidarity +++  EP Think-tank Briefing - Outlook for the meetings of EU leaders +++  Österreichischer EU-Ratsvorsitz: Regierung stellt Schutzgedanken in den Vordergrund +++  Businesseurope: Europe must be united, strong and smart to respond to the current challenges +++  DIHK-Präsident Schweitzer zur Sitzung des Europäischen Rates: Europa muss Handlungs- und Kompromissfähigkeit zeigen +++  IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies +++  BREXIT EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Current membership of the European Council Academics and experts ques

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