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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EFSI:  Investment Plan for Europe: EIB backs Italian CNS drug developer Newron Pharmaceuticals with up to EUR 40m +++  HORIZON EUROPE:  Opinion - Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - PE 625.364v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++  Opinion - Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination - PE 623.918v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++  HORIZON 2020 Innovative air filter wins €3 million Horizon Prize for the best solution to improve air quality in cities eHealth Hub Platform - the map of the European digital health ecosystem Workshop on eHealth solutions for home hospita

IEU Single Market Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  LABOUR MARKETS:  EaSI case study: Impact Hub - collaborative working +++  SINGLE MARKET:  Single market, competitiveness of enterprises, European statistics: committee debate +++  INDICATORS:  GDP flash estimate for 3rd quarter of 2018 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)10088 approving certain elements of the operational programme "Regione Sicilia -Programma Operativo Fondo Sociale Europeo 2014-2020" for support from the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the region Sicilia in Italy CCI 2014IT05SFOP014 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)9799 approving certain elements of the operational programme "POR Lazio FSE" for support from the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the region Lazio in Italy CCI 2014IT05SFOP005 COMMISSION IMPLE

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BELARUS:  EU Commissioner Hahn in Belarus on 30-31 October for the Munich Security Conference core group meeting +++  UKRAINE:  EU8 Joint Statement on Ukraine +++  WESTERN BALKANS:  Kosovo: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission +++  USA Draft report - Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety - PE 629.411v01-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant agreements under Article XXI GATS with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland, and the United States, on the necessary compensatory adjustments resulting from the accession of t

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BANKING UNION:  New EU rules bring more transparency and information on bank fees for consumers +++  ECB Banking Supervision: SSM Supervisory Priorities 2019 +++  Bruegel: European Banking Supervision: the past five years and prospects for the future - 20 November 2018 +++  EBA:  EBA consults on draft DPM 2.9 for supervisory reporting +++  ECOFIN Agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 06/11/2018 Keynote speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the conference: "Zagreb as a financial center and its pathway towards the euro" POLAND Republic of Poland: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission ECB Ten years after the crisis: risks, rules and supervision - Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the ECB Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board ECB Variation margins, fire sales, and information-constrained optimality ECB How does monetary policy affect income

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  MERGERS:  EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into new joint venture proposed by steel suppliers Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp +++  EU Commission clears acquisition of joint venture by Continental, CITC and JHDT +++  EU Commission clears joint venture by SNAM and Società Gasdotti Italia +++  ANTITRUST:  EU Commission closes investigation into Brussels Airlines and TAP Air Portugal codeshare agreement on Brussels-Lisbon route BREXIT News - Fact sheet: Brexit and the auto industry -ACEA Le Sénat adopte, en commission, le projet de loi "Brexit" - Sénat MONEY LAUNDERING Deep Focus: How to improve anti-money laundering efforts in Europe - Bruegel RESTITUTION EP Draft report - Cross-border restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars - PE 622.144v03-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs SCHENGEN Schengen - full application for Bulgaria, Romania: LIBE committee vote E

IEU Environment Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OCEAN PROTECTION:  Speech by Commissioner Vella at the Our Ocean Conference 2018, "Global Ocean Leadership" panel +++  U.S. Commitments Announced at Our Ocean 2018 +++  5ème édition de la conférence internationale "Our Ocean" à Bali (29-30.10.18) - France: Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères +++  EuPC welcomes the efforts of the EMF to tackle the worldwide ocean pollution +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLEMENTATION:  Environmental Implementation Review 2019: common implementation challenges across the EU AIR POLLUTION EEA: Assessing the risks to health from air pollution ROTTERDAM CONVENTION Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENV Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the seventh Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Mig

IEU Climate Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  Emissions Trading: EU Commission adopts amendment to ETS Auctioning Regulation +++  COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 as regards the auctioning of 50 million unallocated allowances from the market stability reserve for the innovation fund and to list an auction platform to be appointed by Germany +++  COP24:  The UN and Climate Action Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger: Informal meeting of environment ministers was dedicated to climate protection The Guardian: There are three options in tackling climate change. Only one will work | Mayer Hillman European Climate Foundation: A sustainable future for the European cement and concrete industry – Technology assessment for full decarbonisation of the industry by 2050 METHANE EMISSIONS Reducing methane emissions can play a key-role in reducing ozone worldwide TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Human factors, vehicles and infrastructure at

IEU Energy Telegram 30 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY UNION:  EU4Energy Governance holds workshop to improve energy infrastructure planning +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Compliance with Regulation (EC) No 347/2013 for ending the energy isolation of Cyprus - P-005013/2018(ASW) +++  Deepening Cooperation with the Czech Republic and the ECS +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER reports on methodologies to determine gas transmission revenues in the EU GAZPROM Gazprom actively implementing occupational standards PETROLEUM Low Rhine River water levels disrupt petroleum product shipments to parts of Europe - U.S. EIA FUSION ENERGY Tenders must now be submitted online ENERGY CHARTER Third successful Investor-State Mediator training co-organised in Hong Kong U.S. ENERGY POLICY U.S. Remarks at Singapore International Energy Week *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  QUANTUM TECH FLAGSHIP:  EU Commission: Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects +++  EU Commission Q&A on Quantum Technologies Flagship +++  Quantum Flagship Website: Join us on a journey through the fascinating world of Quantum Technologies +++  Multifunktionale Quantenbits für die Computer der Zukunft - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie +++  EFSI:  "Juncker Plan": New EUR 25 million fund benefits from first capacity building agreement in Europe to support microfinance providers "Juncker Plan": EIB signs loan with Lar España to support urban regeneration HORIZON 2020 EIC pilot: 246 innovators selected for funding to bring their innovations faster to market European Innovation Council - EIC Pilot to invest €124 million in 38 new high-risk innovative projects ESIF EPRS workshop: the view of early career researchers on the EU’s post-2020 cohesion policy proposals - EP Research S

IEU Single Market Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  LABOUR MARKETS:  New OECD report analyses immigrant skills +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Free movement of workers and administrative barriers across the EU - E-004408/2018(ASW) +++  Youth Guarantee – two new reports focus on vulnerable groups, employment and entrepreneurship +++  SINGLE MARKET:  Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises and European statistics - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection EP Subject files - Working Group on the Digital Single Market - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection EP Subject files - Geo-blocking regulation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)10088 approving certain elements of the operational programme "Regione Sicilia -Programma Operativo Fondo Sociale Europeo 2014-2020" for support f

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CHINA:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - End of anti-dumping measures on imports of solar panels from China - E-004503/2018(ASW) +++  GEORGIA:  EEAS: Statement by the Spokesperson on the presidential elections in Georgia +++  IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the Third Review for Georgia’s Extended Fund Facility +++  WESTERN BALKANS IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for FYR Macedonia SWP: The European Union and the Western Balkans: How to boost the renewed momentum for enlargement? CUBA Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär Bareiß reist nach Kuba - Neben Regierungsgesprächen auch Messebesuch und Eröffnung eines Handels- und Investitionsförderungsbüros geplant Eröffnung in Kuba - Netz der deutschen Außenhandelskammern (AHKs) wird ausgebaut EGYPT EU Commission Answer to a written question - EU-Egypt cooperation in the area of renewable energy - E-004430/2018(ASW) Ägypten und Deutschland vereinbaren ve

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EMU:  Vice-President Dombrovskis in Zagreb, Croatia +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Failure of the monetary budget policy - E-003945/2018(ASW) +++  Italy and the euro - The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies +++  LITHUANIA IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Republic of Lithuania ECB ECB Results of the September 2018 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD) ECB: Insolvency frameworks and private debt: an empirical investigation ECB: Forum on Central Banking, June 2018 ECB: Business investment in EU countries ECB: CON/2018/46 Opinion on the review of Finnish law concerning preparedness obligations applicable in the financial sector ECB: CON/2018/45 Opinion on the legal framework of the State Audit Office EBA EBA acknowledges adoption of new resolution reporting standards by the European Commission CAPI

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  MERGERS:  EP Opinion - Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions - PE 625.345v02-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  EU Commission approves Mars' acquisition of AniCura, subject to conditions +++  Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Maxam by Rhône Capital +++  TAXATION:  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Dividend tax - E-004428/2018(ASW) +++  BREXIT What will Brexit mean for road transport? Roundtable on International Development Cooperation after Brexit RESTITUTION CLAIMS EP Draft report - Cross-border restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars - PE 622.144v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs EUROJUST Victims of kidnapping and slavery; organised crime group dismantled with assistance from Eurojust SUMMER TIME DEBATE Informal meeting of EU transport ministers: Putting an end to seasonal clock changes requires

IEU Environment Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OCEAN PROTECTION:  EU Commission commits €300 million to clean, healthy and safe oceans +++  Annex: European Union commitments to Our Ocean 2018 +++  EU JRC: Protecting our oceans with the best available science +++  Bundesumweltministerium: Fünfte "Our Ocean-Konferenz" mobilisiert Staatengemeinschaft zum Meeresschutz SDGS EESC: "SDGs and Initiatives for Sustainable Global Value Chains" PLASTICS UK: Policy paper: Single-use plastics: Budget 2018 brief PESTICIDES Next PEST meeting - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides Amendments 1 - 225 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.665v02-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides Amendments 226 - 462 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.666v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides Amend

IEU Climate Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COP24:  World Resources Institute on COP24: The Biggest Immediate Opportunity for Countries to Step Up Climate Action +++  Bundesumweltministerium: Wissenschaft sieht schon bei 1,5-Grad-Erwärmung weltweite Risiken für Mensch und Natur +++ EU ETS:  Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2018 Trends and projections in Europe 2018 Recent trends and projections in EU greenhouse gas emissions Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2017 Guidance: Carbon Emissions Tax technical note Policy paper: Carbon Emmisions Tax TRANSPORT EMISSIONS EP Report - CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles - A8-0354/2018 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety U.S. EMISSIONS Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005 . U.S. EIA *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   T

IEU Energy Telegram 29 October 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IEA:  IEA Commentary: The energy mix: winter is coming, and efficiency is king +++  IEA: Hard-earned reforms to fossil fuel subsidies are coming under threat +++  OPEC:  Keynote Speech by OPEC Secretary General at the Algeria Future Energy Summit +++  GAZPROM:  Gazprom: TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section 95 per cent completed  Gazprom Board of Directors approves revised investment program and budget for 2018 OCEAN ENERGY New technologies in the ocean energy sector - EU JRC RENEWABLES EU Commission Answer to a written question - EU-Egypt cooperation in the area of renewable energy - E-004430/2018(ASW) ENERGY CHARTER ECT Modernisation and #EIRA2018 presented at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum - Energy Charter NUCLEAR ENERGY First topical peer review on managing the ageing of nuclear installations highlights continued improvement of nuclear safety in Europe FUSION ENERGY IAEA: Fusion Energy Conferenc

IEU Dossier Internet Governance III - Update: 22 October 2018

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IEU Dossier Internet Governance III - Update: 22 October 2018:  INTERNET GOVERNANCE - TEIL III:  Wer regiert das Web: Internet Governance zwischen US-Dominanz, multilateraler Selbstbestimmung und hybriden Bedrohungen +++  # ICANN / IANA:  +++UPDATE: Civil society groups blast ICANN Org’s push for a “Unified Access Model” - Internet Governance Project - 19/10/2018 +++UPDATE: Oral History of the Early Days of ICANN: A Perspective From Europe - CircleID - 15/10/2018 +++UPDATE: ICANN Releases its Second Report on Global Legislative and Regulatory Developments - 30/8/2018 +++UPDATE: Special interests push U.S. Congress to override ICANN’s Whois policy process – Internet Governance Project - 29/8/2018 International internet Policy Priorities: IGP advises the NTIA (ENG) - 2/7/2018 # ITU:  +++UPDATE: New study quantifies the positive impact of broadband, digital transformation and the interplay of ICT regulation on national economies (ENG) 19/10/2018 # G7 G7-Staat

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