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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  ESIF:  New thematic seminar on State aid for Environmental Protection, 24 September 2018, Brussels +++  DG RTD:  Research Headlines - Protecting rice from climate change and invasive snails +++  Research Headlines - Turning waves into electricity +++  HORIZON 2020 Latest calls published by H2020 EU-Japan Joint Call EU-Korea Joint Call Governance For The Future Socioeconomic And Cultural Transformations In The Context Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution Call For Proposals For Action Grants Under 2018 Rights, Equality And Citizenship Work Programme EIT EIT RIS Workshop @ European Week of Regions and Cities EIT Climate-KIC: Business is blooming for microalgae start-up MiAlgae EIT Awareness Day in Malta Nominated: Top graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EUREKA Innovation Expo 2018: Inter

IEU Single Market Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  ELA:  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2018) 131 final on the EU Labour Authority +++  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2018) 131 final on the EU Labour Authority +++  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2018) 131 final on the EU Labour Authority +++  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sejm (PL) - COM(2018) 131 final on the EU Labour Authority +++  SOCIAL SECURITY EU Commission: Answer - Social security: France advancing around EUR 1 billion to other European countries - E-002917/2018 INDICATORS OECD: Inequalities in household wealth across OECD countries

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND:  EU Commission releases first negotiating proposals on trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++  Towards an EU-Australia Trade Agreement +++  Report of the 1st round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Australia +++  EU-Australia trade negotiations: National treatment and market access for goods EU-Australia trade negotiations: trade remedies EU-Australia trade negotiations: Technical Barriers to Trade EU-Australia trade negotiations: mutual administrative assistance in customs matters EU-Australia trade negotiations: Dispute settlement code of conduct for panellists and mediators EU-Australia trade negotiations: State-Owned Enterprises EU-Australia trade negotiations: public procurement EU-Australia trade negotiations: Dispute settlement rules of procedures EU-Australia trade negotiations: Dispute

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  EURO AREA:  IMF: Country Report No. 18/233 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision +++  IMF: Country Report No. 18/232 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Bank Resolution and Crisis Management +++  IMF: Country Report No. 18/231 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Systemic Risk Analysis +++  IMF: Country Report No. 18/230 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insurance, Investment Firm, and Macroprudential Oversight IMF: Country Report No. 18/229 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Systemic Liquidity Management IMF: Country Report No. 18/228 : Euro Area Policies : Financial Sector Assessment Program-T

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS:  Public consultation on a new online platform for public access to documents held by the Commission +++  STATE AID:  EU Commission approves Greek state support mechanism for flexible power capacity +++  EU Commission: Answer - Legality of Shell tax ruling in light of state aid rules - P-003326/2018 +++  MERGERS EU Commission approves Total Produce's acquisition of Dole, subject to conditions EU Commission clears creation of joint venture by Reco, Frasers Property and JustGroup EU Commission clears acquisition of a number of Telenor companies by PPF Group EU Commission clears acquisition of Freixenet by Henkell EU Commission clears acquisition of Casual Dining by KKR EU COMMISSION REGISTER SG Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2

IEU Environment Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2018) 32 final on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation +++  German Environmental Agency: Level of packaging consumption in Germany remains very high +++  ORGANIC POLLUTANTS:  EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2018) on persistent organic pollutants +++  EMISSIONS EU Commission Answer - Monitoring sulphur emission control areas - P-003673/2018 COSMETICS EU Commission Answer - Lack of a harmonised standard for natural and organic cosmetics - E-003011/2018 EFSA BRIEFS Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) Modification of the ex

IEU Climate Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  CLIMATE CHANGE:  EEA: Climate change poses increasingly severe risks for ecosystems, human health and the economy in Europe (updated)  +++  *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 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU Summer Break: Weekly IEU Monitoring Summaries in August +++  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves Greek support mechanism for flexible power capacity +++  ENERGY UNION:  EU energy policy : what's in store for you in the fall ? - Energy Cities +++  ENERGY REGULATION ACER adopts a decision on the methodology to establish market coupling algorithms RENEWABLES Research Headlines - Turning waves into electricity FUSION ENERGY Winding is over for ITER’s sixth Poloidal Field coil NUCLEAR ENERGY EU Commission Answer - Stricter oversight of nuclear power plants - E-003264/2018 UK Government: Open consultation: NDA radioactive waste management strategy U.S. ENERGY 5 Ways the U.S. is Partnering with the Indo-Pacific Region on Energy In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures per unit GDP were the lowest since at least 1970 ENERGY CHARTER Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan visits to the Energy Charter Secre

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 30 July 2018

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Our IEU AGENDA telegram this week":  EU Summer Break - next IEU Agenda due at the end of August +++  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar - Summer Break +++  EU COMITOLOGY:  Draft Agenda for meeting of 6 September 2018 of the European ITS Committee +++  Agenda for the meeting on 11 September 2018 of the PAFF Committee on GMFF +++  Draft agenda of 15th meeting of the Single European Railway Area Committee +++  38th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Customs Debt and Guarantees Section +++  EU PARLIAMENT:  EU Parliament - Summer Recess until 26 August 2018 EP Annual Calendar 2018 Draft agenda - Monday, 10 September 2018 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - Strasbourg Draft agenda - Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg EU COUNCIL EU Council - Summer Break There are no Council meetings scheduled for the week of 23 July nor during the month of August. An info

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SINGLE MARKET:  EU Commission: Enjoy your new digital rights across Europe during summer holidays  +++  European Parliament Addresses the Single Market Information Tool - CEEP +++  EMPLOYMENT:  UK Open consultation: Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019 to 2020: call for evidence +++  INDICATORS:  First quarter of 2018 - Household real income per capita nearly stable in the euro area and in the EU28 - Real consumption per capita up in euro area and nearly stable in EU28 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Programming Document (2017-2020), version 2019, of the European Training Foundation (ETF) DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler, au nom de l'union, des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de révision, notifié par la Suisse sous le N° 2018/9502/CH dans le cadre de l'Annexe II chapitre XIX de l'Accord sur l'Espace économique européen Décision de la Commis

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  U.S. RELATIONS:  White House Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Launches a New Reciprocal Trade Relationship with the European Union +++  Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q2 2018: U.S. Economy Tops 4% GDP Growth in Second Quarter +++  CETA:  EU-CETA meeting of the financial services committee: joint report +++  EU CETA Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) members +++  CHINA IMF Transcript of the Press Briefing on the Annual Review of the Chinese Economy U.S. Mission Geneva: Ambassador Shea: China’s Trade-Disruptive Economic Model and Implications for the WTO SWP: Die Handelspolitik der US-Regierung: Trumps »America First«-Politik setzt die EU unter Druck SINGAPORE IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Singapore RUSSIA Russian Government: Meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG NEAR COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commissio

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECB:  ECB: Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) +++  ECB: A methodology for automised outlier detection in high-dimensional datasets: an application to euro area banks' supervisory data +++  ECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: first quarter of 2018 +++  ECB: Results of the Q3 2018 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters +++  ECB: Results of the June 2018 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD) +++  ECB: International spillovers of quantitative easing +++  ECB: Euro banknote counterfeiting remained low in first half of 2018 +++  The ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF) – Third quarter of 2018 +++  BANKING UNION Supervisory Banking Statistics - First quarter 2018 Final Q& A by the EBA ESMA Nordic Credit Rating AS registere

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BREXIT:  Brexit: No withdrawal agreement without a “backstop” for the Northern Ireland/Ireland border +++  EP Think-tank Briefing - Latest on Brexit [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 27-07-2018 +++  Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) co-signing on transfer of personal data across the Channel post-Brexit +++  EU Commission Statement by Michel Barnier, EC Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the UK +++  EU Commission  Extracts from the statement by Michel Barnier, EC Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the UK +++  The Welsh Government‘s perspective on Brexit - EPC - European Policy Centre +++  STATE AID EU Commission approves €500 million in German public funding to promote energy efficiency in rail transport MERGERS EU Commission clears acquisition of Augusta refinery and ancillary assets by Sonatrach Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de ROLAND Rechtsschutzversicherungs par l

IEU Environment Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  AIR QUALITY:  UK Open consultation: Air quality: brake, tyre and road surface wear - call for evidence +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG ENV:  COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Furniture +++  EFSA BRIEFS:  Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol alginate (E 405) as a food additive +++  Re‐evaluation of aluminium sulphates (E 520–523) and sodium aluminium phosphate (E 541) as food additives Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance BAS 750 F (mefentrifluconazole) Statement on the impact of the harmonised classification on the conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance flutianil Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the triazole derivative metabolites in light of confirmatory data submitted Pest categorisation of Lopholeucaspis japonica *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the

IEU Climate Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE CHANGE:  United Kingdom: Heat-related deaths set to treble by 2050 unless Govt acts +++  COP24:  The Road to COP 24 – An opportunity for a just transition in Public Services - CEEP +++  UNFCCC:  Earth Overshoot Day: We Used a Year’s Worth of Earth’s Resources in Just 7 Months +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG CLIMA REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 *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 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  European solidarity on Energy: Better integration of the Iberian Peninsula into the EU energy market - EU Commission +++  EU Commission: Second energy interconnection summit: Lisbon declaration is signed +++  EU Commission Video: Energy Interconnections Summit in Lisbon, Portugal +++  EU Commission Q&A: Integration of the Iberian Peninsula into the internal energy market +++  EIB: Energy interconnector summit in Lisbon: the EIB commits to supporting further EU energy market integration +++  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves €500 million in German public funding to promote energy efficiency in rail transport +++  ENERGY REGULATION The Agency publishes its first analysis on Tariff Code implementation for gas NETWORK CODES: BRAND NEW TOOL TO MONITOR IMPLEMENTATION ENTSOG opens public stakeholder consultation on its Annual Work Programme (AWP) 2019 ENTSO-E: Ongoing consultations 15/08 Nordic TSOs’ prop

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 27 July 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EFSI:  Juncker Plan supports €40 million loan to finance research of cancer treatment +++  Netherlands: Rabobank and EIB expand support for environment-conscious entrepreneurs +++  Spain: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB provides EUR 50 million loan to finance biomass plant in Galicia developed by Greenalia Group +++  Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance Trust Fund Annual Report 2017 +++  ERC From mini-organs to ultrafast filming: early career researchers get funding from the European Research Council ERC: 2019 Work Programme ERC: Starting grant 2018 examples ESIF Statement by EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu, on the use of EUSF means to solve Greek fire damages EIB Egypt: EIB signs EUR 375 million financing agreement with NBE to support SMEs Italy: Electric cars - EIB supports Enel's plan for 14,000 new charging stations DG CNECT High Performance Computing to study cardiac arrhythmias EU-fun

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