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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ESIF:  Danube Transnational Programme contribution to a better Danube Region +++  EFSI:  EU backs more than half a billion zloty of loans for creative and cultural SMEs in Poland +++  H2020:  Energy Performance Contracting – flexibility with guarantEE +++  'Review of Issues Related to Methods, Criteria and Indicators for Widening Actions' report +++  EIT European Food Innovation Stakeholders United MFF Highlights - MFF 2021-2027: Presentation of BUDG opinions on sector-specific proposals - Committee on Budgets EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG RTD COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Fram

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COMPETITIVENESS:  Main results of the first day of the Competitiveness Council (Internal Market) +++  PLATFORM ECONOMY:  Commission to inaugurate the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy +++  UNFAIR TRADING:  EP Opinion - Unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain - PE 625.314v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  SINGLE MARKET:  Italy joins European partnership on blockchain supporting the delivery of cross-border digital public services EP Think-tank Briefing - Mutual recognition of goods - 27-09-2018 SMES Große Hilfe für kleine Unternehmen – 10 Jahre Enterprise Europe Network in Deutschland START-UPS Startup Europe Summit 2018 ELA EP Opinion - Establishing a European Labour Authority - PE 623.836v02-00 - Committee on Budgets SKILLS How effective is your country’s skills system? Cedefop’s new European skills index has the an

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CETA:  Canada and the European Union hold the inaugural meeting of the CETA Joint Committee +++  CETA: EU and Canada commit to implement the Paris Agreement +++  TRADE AGREEMENTS:  EU Commission consults trade policy with stakeholders at fourth meeting of trade advisory group +++  CUSTOMS:  EU Commission: EU customs seized over 31 million fake goods at EU borders in 2017 +++  USA Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting Polish President: Trump's words on Poland good prognostic for further cooperation UNITED NATIONS EU@UNGA on Thursday EFTA Full house at EFTA seminar on the EEA TURKEY Gemeinsame Erklärung BDI, BdB, DIHK: Deutsch-türkische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen BLOCKCHAIN ECR MEP McClarkin: Use blockchain to revolutionise international trade EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ESRB - RISK BOARD:  Welcome remarks at the third annual conference of the ESRB - Mario Draghi, President of the ECB and Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board +++  FISCAL TRANSPARENCY:  IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for Malta +++  IMF Country Report No. 18/284 : Malta : Technical Assistance Report-Fiscal Transparency Evaluation +++  GREEN FINANCE:  Finance Watch: Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, and Paris are ranked top global centres for green finance ECB The interaction between monetary policy and macroprudential policy - Speech by Peter Praet[1], Member of the Executive Board of the ECB ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: August 2018 ECB: Guidance notes to reporting agents on SHS regulation ECB: The global financial cycle: implications for the global economy and the euro area ECB: Liquidity conditions and monetary policy operations in the period from 3 May to 31 July 2018 ESMA ESMA publishes

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  TRANSPARENCY:  EP leaders call for negotiations on upgraded Transparency Register to continue +++  The fight for transparency in the EU must be stepped up - S&D +++  STATE AID:  EU Commission approves €3.5 billion support to three offshore windfarms in Belgium +++  ANTITRUST:  EU Commission invites comments on future regime for liner shipping consortia +++  M&A Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of European Bridge Travel by CEFC and Rockaway BREXIT Study - Research for TRAN Committee - BREXIT: transport and tourism - the consequences of a no-deal scenario - 26-09-2018 Hessische Europaministerin Lucia Puttrich: Hessen bereitet sich auf harten Brexit vor TAXATION OECD: Australia, France, Japan and Slovak Republic deposit their instrument of ratification or acceptance for the Multilateral BEPS Convention PM May kündigt niedrigste Unternehmenssteuern der G20 an: Steuerpolitik gehört jetzt ins Zentrum der Bre

IEU Environment Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:  EP Think-tank Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Environmental protection - 27-09-2018 +++  PESTICIDES:  Highlights - Exchange of views on draft report on EU authorisation procedure for pesticides - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides +++  S&Ds: Set our citizens free from pesticides in urban areas. The EU should invest more in networking best practices at European level +++  MERCURY:  CELEX:52018PC0657: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury with regard to the adoption of guidelines on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury, other than waste mercury, referred to in its Article 10, paragraphs 2 and 3 Belastung durch Quecksilber, Acrylamid und Pflanzenschutzmittel wird untersucht - Umweltbundesam

IEU Climate Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  HFCS:  EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol +++  ONE PLANET SUMMIT:  Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the One Planet Summit 2018 in New York +++  Ouverture du One Planet Summit à New York par Emmanuel Macron +++  One Planet Summit 2018 Results in Reconfirmed and Fresh Climate Action +++  UNFCCC:  UNFCCC: Countries Urge Continued Use of Clean Development Mechanism +++  IPCC IPCC report and its implications for EU climate policy - CAN Europe COP24 CETA: EU and Canada commit to implement the Paris Agreement ASIA EP Think-tank: ASEP10 gives priority to climate change GREEN FINANCE Finance Watch: Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, and Paris are ranked top global centres for green finance TRANSPORT EMISSIONS S&D/SPD: CO2-Ausstoß von Autos drastisch reduzieren – nachhaltig bewegen DIHK zur Einigung der Bundesregierung zu den neuen CO2-Standards für Pkw: EU-Vorgaben technologieneutral ausg

IEU Energy Telegram 27 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  CEER Feature - Energy regulators propose a cross-sectoral Guide on Bundled Products to protect consumers +++  ENERGY PERFORMANCE:  Energy Performance Contracting – flexibility with guarantEE +++  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves €3.5 billion support to three offshore windfarms in Belgium +++  GAS MARKET Eurogas to welcome James Watson as new Secretary General in January 2019 ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVE THE Ecodesign & Energy Labelling PACKAGE! Joint letter to the European Commission - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) ENERGY CHARTER EU4Energy supports Azerbaijan in developing a long-term energy strategy EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER COMMISSION OPINION under Regulation (EU) No 994/2010 on the Preventive Action Plan and Emergency Plan submitted by the Competent Authority of the Hellenic Republic to the European Commission EU COUNCIL REGISTER

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RESEARCH:  Speech by EU Commissioner Moedas at the European Technology Forum 2018, Katowice +++  "Science is Wonder-ful" event launches European Researchers' Night 2018 +++  ESIF:  Speech by EU Commissioner Creţu at the 7th Direct Dialogue between EU capital mayors and the European Commission +++  EP Draft opinion - European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) - PE 627.881v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++  EFSI:  Updated: First EIB loan to a social economy enterprise in Spain: ILUNION receives EUR 35 million under the Juncker Plan DG RTD Research Headlines - Predicting Atlantic Ocean and climate changes... new insights CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACTION GRANTS UNDER 2018 RIGHTS, EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP WORK PROGRAMME COST COST Connect - The future of European brain research BUDGET EU Budget 2019: MEPs increase funding on youth, migration and research EP Draft opinion - Protection of the Union's budget i

IEU Single Market Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  LABOUR RIGHTS:  EU Commissioner Thyssen receives Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair +++  SINGLE MARKET:  EP Think-tank: Briefing - Single market information tool (SMIT) - 26-09-2018 +++  EMPLOYMENT:  EU Commission Answer - Guidelines on establishing a harmonised minimum wage amount across the EU - E-003583/2018 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION modifiant la décision d’exécution C(2014) 10235 portant approbation de certains éléments du programme opérationnel intitulé "Programme Opérationnel FSE 2014-2020 de la Région de Bruxelles Capitale" en vue d’un soutien du Fonds social européen (‘FSE’) et de la dotation spécifique allouée à l’Initiative pour l’emploi des jeunes (‘IEJ’) au titre de l’objectif «Investissement pour la croissance et l’emploi» pour la région Bruxelles Capitale en Belgique CCI 2014 BE05M9OP002 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  WTO REFORMS:  Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union +++  WTO Deputy Director General Wolff: “It is essential that the WTO adapt to future changes in world trade” +++  DG TRADE:  Latest correspondence documents published by EU Commissioner Malmström +++  UNITED NATIONS:  EU@UNGA73 on Wednesday +++  CETA EU Commissioner Malmström visits Canada to take stock of progress with EU-Canada trade agreement CHILE Civil Society Dialogue on Chile Sustainability Impact Assessment - Draft Interim Report EEA EEA Joint Committee incorporates 44 EU legal acts RUSSIA Russia - Finland - Joint news conference by Dmitry Medvedev and Juha Sipilä following the talks CUSTOMS CODE EP Think-tank: Study - Union Customs Code - 26-09-2018 UNCTAD UNCTAD - Trade and Development Report 2018 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BANKING UNION:  Excess liquidity and bank lending risks in the euro area - Bruegel +++  EURO AREA:  Jens Weidmann: Prospects for Europe and the euro area +++  ECB:  ECB: The role of factor substitution and technical progress in China's great expansion +++  ECB: Fifth report on card fraud, September 2018 +++  ECB: Macroeconomic implications of increasing protectionism +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION Claudia Buch: Financial stability and credit markets in Europe - opportunities and risks in the current setting ESAS ESAs Joint Board of Appeal decides on an individual appeal against a decision of ESMA in relation to binary options and contracts for differences ESMA ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting ESMA updates it’s EMIR Q&As IOSCO The G20 Presidency and international organizations support IOSCO World Investor Week BIS What drives local lending by global banks? EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Amendme

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU REFORMS:  Vice-Presidents Šefčovič and Katainen and Commissioner Bieńkowska in Sopot, Poland, to attend the European Forum for New Ideas +++  EP Draft opinion - The state of the debate on the Future of Europe - PE 625.208v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++  STATE AID:  EU Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that the amendment to the criterion used for charging the fee which finances public service broadcasters in Germany does not constitute unlawful State aid +++  CARTELS In the context of the cartel in the smart card chip market, the Court refers the case involving Infineon Technologies back to the General Court to assess the proportionality of the fine imposed, and dismisses the appeal lodged by Philips M&A Concentrations: la Commission européenne autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint de SFR Filiale par KKR et Altice VAT EP Think-tank: At a Glance -

IEU Environment Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  Member registrants will start receiving dossier evaluation decisions in 2019 +++  PLASTICS:  EU pushes for global action on plastic pollution at United Nations +++  PESTICIDES:  Updated: Draft agenda - Thursday, 27 September 2018 - PE 627.783v02-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides +++  TITANIUM DIOXIDE:  Lobby "deluge" on titanium dioxide, while labelling is postponed - Corporate Europe Observatory EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury with regard to the adoption of guidelines on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury, other than waste mercury, referred to in its Article 10, paragraphs 2 and 3 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2

IEU Climate Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ONE PLANET SUMMIT:  One Planet Summit 2018: EU sustains its leadership on climate action +++  UN’s Guterres on climate change: ‘We need to do more and we need to do it quicker’ +++  Scaled‑Up Action to Implement Paris Targets Crucial for Outpacing Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Tells One Planet Summit +++  Planet at Risk for Irreversible Damage If World Does Not Act Fast to Implement Paris Commitments, Secretary-General Warns during Climate Change Event +++  Failure to Limit Temperature Rise by 2020 Might Make Target of 1.5°C impossible, UN Deputy Secretary-General Warns at ‘One Planet Summit’ +++  EIB President Werner Hoyer announces major progress on tackling climate change globally at the One Planet Summit in New York +++  UNFCCC The IAEA Supports Member States in the Implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change COP24 Join Webinar on Talanoa Dialogue at COP24, 28 September CELEX:22018X0927(01): Notice concer

IEU Energy Telegram 26 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Registration Open: CEER Workshop on Emerging Issues in Network Tariffs on 19 October +++  ACER workshop on conditionalities in firm gas capacity products +++  ENERGY UNION:  EP Draft opinion - Establishing a European Instrument for Nuclear Safety complementing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument on the basis of the Euratom Treaty - PE 627.713v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs +++  FRACKING EU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE.): 2,1 Milliarden Euro Subventionen für Trumps Fracking-Gas FUSION ENERGY How is Europe manufacturing the ITER Toroidal Field coils? GAZPROM Gazprom’s Sustainability Report passes first-ever independent audit GERMANY BDEW zur Diskussion über steigende Großhandelspreise für Strom: Für mehr Klimaschutz müssen Steuern und Abgaben auf Strom massiv gesenkt werden LNG-Taskforce empfiehlt Maßnahmen zur Stärkung von Flüssigerdgas im Schwerla

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 25 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RESEARCH:  Agenda and background brief of the Competitiveness Council (Research), 27-28/09/2018 Women in Science Conference - Speech by EU Commissioner Moedas +++  ESIF:  EU Commissioner Crețu in Italy to present the Commission's post-2020 Cohesion Policy proposal +++  EFSI:  Spain: First EIB loan to a social economy enterprise - ILUNION receives EUR 35 million under the Juncker Plan +++  EIB SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY AUCTION PROGRAMME LOAN DG RTD Research Headlines - Making the most of mathematical modelling EU Commission Answer - EU funds in the chemical sector - E-003680/2018 DG CNECT EU Commission: Results of the Public Consultation on Digital Ethics European Big Data Value Forum 2018 Human Brain Project Open Day 2018: enhancing our understanding of the brain Webinar on FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions EIT Innovate with us! Polish innovators invited to join the EIT Community BUDGET "V

IEU Single Market Telegram 25 September 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COMPETITIVENESS:  Agenda and background brief of the Competitiveness Council, 27-28/09/2018 +++  EP Draft opinion - Establishing the Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics - PE 627.879v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++  SINGLE MARKET:  Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) annual report: record exchange of information helped to trace and remove affected products from the market +++  EMPLOYMENT EU Commission Answer - Promoting the integration of refugees into the labour market - E-003889/2018 EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL DURCHFÜHRUNGSBESCHLUSS DER KOMMISSION zur Änderung des Durchführungsbeschlusses C(2014) 8817 zur Genehmigung bestimmter Elemente des operationellen Programms „Operationelles Programm ESF Sachsen 2014-2020“ für eine Unterstützung aus dem Europäischen Sozialfonds im Rahmen des Ziels „Investit

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