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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ERC:  ERC awards €573 million to mid-career researchers from 40 countries +++  ERC 2018 Consolidator Grants highlighted projects +++  H2020:  Official Statistics: UK participation in horizon 2020: September 2018 +++  DG CONNECT:  Latest publications by DG Connect:  Preparatory Action "Subtitling European cultural TV content across Europe" The Digital Citizen at ICT 2018 eIDAS Toolkit for SMEs DE eIDAS Toolkit for SMEs EN OpenAIRE at ICT 2018 5G Observatory reports important progress on 5G roadmaps EOSC-hub at ICT 2018 Research Data Alliance at ICT 2018 FREYA at ICT 2018 The Graphene Flagship at ICT 2018 The Human Brain Project at ICT 2018 StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the best European startups in 18 categories Passionate about supercomputers? Don’t miss the “HPC and the Future of Computing” session at ICT 2018 mF2C - Towards an open, secure, decentralized and coordinated Fog-to-Cloud Management Ecosystem

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  WESTERN BALKANS:  Western Balkans: European Parliament takes stock of 2018 progress +++  European Parliament marks EU accession prospects for Serbia and  Kosovo +++  EPP Group; EP reaffirms EU path of the Western Balkans 5 +++  12th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee +++  USA Switzerland: Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann travels to Washington RUSSIA VERSUS UKRAINE EP Thinktank: At a Glance - Russia-Ukraine conflict flares up in the Azov Sea - 29-11-2018 TRADE SAFEGUARDS Commission welcomes agreement on horizontal safeguard regulation LEBANON EU Report: increased EU-Lebanon cooperation JORDAN EU Report: reinforcing the strong and solid EU-Jordan partnership WTO S&D: The European Union must lead drive for a reformed WTO EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TAXUD Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs

IEU Single Market Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COMPETITIVENESS:  Staatssekretärin Dörr-Voß beim Wettbewerbsfähigkeitsrat: Binnenmarkt als zentrale Errungenschaft der EU weiterentwickeln +++  PLATFORMS:  Doing business through online platforms: EU Council agrees its position +++  EU Commission: Council swiftly adopted its mandate for negotiating new rules for online platforms +++  INDUSTRY:  Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Industrial policy - 29-11-2018 +++  LABOR MARKETS IMF Working Paper No. 18/252 : Regional Labor Mobility in Finland EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de directive, notifié par l'Autriche sous le N° 2018/437/A dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 DG EMPL COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 9788 approving certain elements of the operational programme “OP Human Capital” for support from the European

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECOFIN COUNCIL:  Background brief on the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 4. December 2018 +++  EURO@20:  The #EUROat20: an extraordinary journey - event on 3 December 2018 +++  ECB:  Luis de Guindos: Investment, technological transformation and skills +++  ECB: Euro area financial stability environment has become more challenging +++  ECB: Financial Stability Review, November 2018 ECB: Counterparty and liquidity risks in exchange-traded funds ECB: Cyclical and structural variation in resource allocation: evidence for Europe ECB: How can euro area banks reach sustainable profitability in the future? EMU Hanns Seidel Foundation: One Year After the EMU Deepening Package – Where are we today? CUM-EX Cum-ex tax fraud scandal: MEPs call for an inquiry, justice, and stronger tax authorities  EVP/CSU zu CumEx-Skandal: Informationsaustausch ausbauen! S&D: CumEx scandal: It is high time to end the impunity of corpo

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BREXIT:  EU Parliament on Brexit: the time has come to back the withdrawal deal +++  EP Think-tank: Outcome of the special European Council (Article 50), 25 November 2018 +++  Statement by EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom +++  EVP/CDU-Statement in der Brexit-Debatte im EU-Parlament +++  Schlussanträge des Generalanwalts am Gerichtshof in der Rechtssache C-621/18 Whightman u. a. -  Widerrufbarkeit der Brexit-Erklärung +++  UK Parliament: Government's action on Brexit legal advice "not good enough" - Starmer +++  COMPETITION OECD: Global Forum on Competition ANTITRUST Einleitung eines Missbrauchsverfahrens gegen Amazon - Bundeskartellamt MERGERS EU Commission approves acquisition of Fibria by Suzano, subject to conditions TAXATION Asian and Pacific economies: decreases in tax revenue highlight n

IEU Environment Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SDGS:  UNECE Environmental Performance Reviews support SDGs progress through peer learning +++  OECD: Sustainable development demands a broader vision, says new OECD Development Centre report +++  ENVIRONMENT TARGETS:  EEA: Achieving EU's key 2020 environmental objectives slipping away +++  EEA: Environmental indicator report 2018 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by Denmark pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources EFSA BRIEFS Understanding ASF spread and emergency control concepts in wild boar populations using individual‐based modelling and spatiotemporal surveillance data Latest developments on African swine fever Epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018) Reporting Avian Influenza surveillance Data

IEU Climate Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE TARGETS 2050:  Extracts from the press conference of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC, and Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC, on the Communication on long-term low emission strategy +++  Sweden positive on EU long-term climate strategy +++  CAN Europe: People’s Climate Case: The EU must honour the call of its citizens and stand with them, instead of hiding behind Court procedures +++  GasNaturally welcomes the European Commission’s long-term climate change vision +++  More than 60 cities now use “gold-standard” global protocol to report on GHG emissions +++  COP24 The crunch ‘COP 24’ UN climate change conference: what’s at stake and what you need to know Climate CEOs Managing $1.5 trillion Call for Action Global Energy Interconnection Is Crucial for Paris Goals CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Klimaschutz international angehen The Wuppertal Institute’s expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference: COP24 Must Pa

IEU Energy Telegram 29 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  NUCLEAR ENERGY:  Advocate General Kokott sees grounds for taking the view that the Belgian Law on the extension of the lifetime of the Doel 1 and 2 nuclear power stations was adopted without the necessary prior environmental impact assessments. +++  IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment by Russia’s Rosenergoatom, Encourages Continued Improvement +++  ENERGY REGULATION Using satellite technology to optimise the power grid - ESA, EDSO and ENTSO-E announce cooperation agreement CEER’s report on cybersecurity in Europe’s electricity and gas sectors CEER: Energy regulators engage with consumers on how to enable digitalisation and protect consumers from its risks 16th Energy Community Ministerial Council adopts key energy infrastructure projects, sets the direction for adopting 2030 energy and climate targets CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE EP ITRE Committee: Adaptation of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Governance of the Energy Union Regul

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 28 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RESEARCH:  5-6 December 2018: Security research event and media workshop: Making Europe a safer place +++  Vice-President Katainen's Speech at the Annual Research Conference, Brussels - 19 November 2018 +++  LIFE:  Report - Establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) - A8-0397/2018 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  ESIF Opinion - Specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments - PE 627.593v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs Europastaatssekretär Mark Weinmeister: Mittel aus EU-Strukturfondspolitik müssen auch künftig nach Hessen fließen DIGITAL AGENDA Passionate about supercomputers? Don’t miss the “HPC and the Future of Computing” session at ICT 2018 Digital transformation actors will meet at the Innovation and Startups Pavilion EU COMMISSION R

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  LIBERAL PROFESSIONS:  EESC: Main results of the LIBERAL PROFESSIONS DAY +++  CONSUMERS:  Opinion - Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers - PE 627.831v02-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++  La commissaire Jourova participe aux Assises des Consommateurs +++  BEUC: Consumer groups enter elections season with presentation of priorities28 November 2018 +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the adoption of the work programme for 2019 Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de description d'interface, notifié par l'Allemagne sous le N° 2018/433/D dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de Di

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BANKING UNION:  EU Commission reports on progress in risk reduction in the Banking Union and calls for faster progress on Capital Markets Union ahead of EU Leaders' meetings +++  EU Commission Memo: Banking Union - Third Progress Report on risk reduction and the declining trends as regards non-performing loans +++  Read-out from the College meeting: remarks by EU Commission VP Valdis Dombrovskis +++  DSGV zum dritten Fortschrittsbericht zur Risikoreduzierung in der Bankenunion +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION:  EU Commission Memo: Capital Markets Union - time to step up political commitment and efforts to deliver investment, growth and a stronger role of the euro Capital Markets Union: VP's Dombrovskis keynote "Capital Markets Union – Time for Renewed Efforts to Deliver" Capital markets union: EU Council agrees stance on framework for covered bonds Latest documents on the cum-ex financial scandal Joint motion for a res

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RUSSIA VERSUS UKRAINE:  Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the escalating tensions in the Azov Sea +++  Read-out from the College meeting: remarks by EU Commission VP Valdis Dombrovskis +++  EU Parliament: Opening Session - Russia must meet its obligations in the Sea of Azov +++  Statement der EVP/CDU-Abgeordneten Gahler und Brok zu Ukraine und Russland +++  Statement by the IMF Managing Director on her Telephone Call with the President of Ukraine +++  FREE TRADE Free trade agreements: political deal reached on systematic inclusion of safeguard measures JAPAN Report - Council Decision on the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan - A8-0366/2018 - Committee on International Trade Report - Council Decision on the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan - A8-0367/2018 - Committee on International Trade IMF Execut

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 November 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BREXIT:  UK: What role should devolved institutions have in treaty scrutiny post-Brexit? +++  MEPs to debate Brexit with EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier +++  European Citizens' Initiative: EU Commission declares as inadmissible the request for an EU referendum on the United Kingdom remaining or leaving +++  EU Council: Type approval of cars: agreement on new rules to ensure the smooth transition in view of Brexit +++  Sweden: Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit +++  TAXATION Taxation in 2017 - Tax-to-GDP ratio up to 40.2% in EU - A one-to-two ratio across the Member States Assessing tax levels and the tax mix in OECD countries:  Revenue Statistics 2018 & Consumption Tax Trends 2018 to launch on Wednesday 5 December 2018 MERGERS EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into Nidec's proposed acquisition of Whirlpool's refrigeration compressor business The EU Comm

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