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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 17 December 2018

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ECA: EU funding through NGOs must be more transparent, say Auditors +++  EFSI: Plan Juncker: plus de 371 milliards d'euros d'investissements mobilisés pour l'Europe +++ Investment plan for Europe, Italy: Venice airport receives a EUR 150 million loan from EIB to finance its development plan +++ Investment Plan for Europe: EIB supports the extension of Romania’s natural gas transmission infrastructure +++ Juncker Plan: EIB supports Portuguese car interiors manufacturer TMG’s growth and innovation strategy +++ The European Investment Bank supports CARMAT with €30 million for the marketing process of its total artificial heart +++ #investEU: EIB-Beteiligung an coparion Fonds sichert mehr Wagniskapital für innovative Startups +++  R&D SCOREBOARDEU companies increase research investments amidst the global technological race2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard: EU companies increase research investment amidst a global technological race H2020Hor…

IEU Single Market Telegram 17 December 2018

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SINGLE MARKET: Internal market and consumer protection: mission to Athens - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  EMPLOYMENT: Employment and social developments in Europe: Record number of people in employment in the EU +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending and correcting Implementing Decision C(2015) 5696 approving certain elements of the operational programme 'Social Inclusion and Social Economy' for support from the European Social Fund under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for Spain CCI 2014ES05SFOP012COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014)9911 approving certain elements of the operational programme ESF Scotland (incl. YEI) for support from the European Social Fund and the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative under the Investment for growth and jobs goal for the region of Scotland in the United Kingdom2014UK05M9OP002COMM…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 December 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
UKRAINE: Main results of the EU-Ukraine Association Council on 17 December 2018 +++ Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference following the 5th EU-Ukraine Association Council +++  WESTERN BALKANS: Main results of the EU-Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Council on 17 December 2018 +++  SOUTH KOREA: EU steps up engagement with Republic of Korea over labour commitments under the trade agreement USAWTO: Trade Policy Review: United States of America EGYPTAgenda highlights of the EU-Egypt Association Council on 20 December 2018 AFRICA -PACIFIC - CARIBBEANPresident Juncker to present progress on Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs in ViennaONE zu EU-Afrika-Forum in Wien: Investitionen ja, aber nachhaltig - Rund 70 Prozent der Frauen in Afrika haben keinen Zugang zum Internet EU FTALatest DG Trade reports on EU FTAsDraft Interim Report - MalaysiaDraft Interim Report PhilippinesEU Australia FTA proposal on Tran…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 December 2018

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CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: EU Commission proposes to extend equivalence for Swiss share trading venues for six months +++ EVP/CSU zur Schweizer Börsenäquivalenz +++  EURO AREA: Europe and the euro 20 years on - Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB +++ Deutsche Ökonomen sehen Euro-Reformen skeptisch +++  ECBECB: Gambling trapsECB: Legal Conference 2018ECB: TIBER-EU White Team Guidance EBAThe EBA calls for more action by financial institutions in their Brexit-related communication to customersEBA to run its next EU-wide stress test in 2020EBA publishes final Guidelines on disclosure of non-performing and forborne exposures INSURANCESEU Commission Answer to a written question - Insurance market anomaly within the Single Market - E-005397/2018(ASW) PENSIONSEU Commission Answer to a written question - Widows' pensions - E-005241/2018(ASW) INDICATORSNovember 2018 - Annual inflation down to 1.9% in the euro area - Down to 2.0% in the EU EU COMMISSION R…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 December 2018

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POLANDCJEU: Poland must immediately suspend the application of the provisions of national legislation relating to the lowering of the retirement age for Supreme Court judges TAX TRANSPARENCYMember States exchanged information in 2017 on nearly 9 million financial accounts with a total balance of almost €3 trillionAdministrative cooperation in (direct) taxation in the EU BREXITPrime Minister updates MPs on EU Council meeting - UK ParliamentUK Parliament: Chamber of Lords debates operation of air services regulations post Brexit ANTITRUSTEU Commission fines Guess €40 million for anticompetitive agreements to block cross-border salesEU Commission fines BEH Group € 77 million for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in Bulgaria STATE AIDState aid: Romania needs to recover incompatible aid from petrochemical company OltchimEU Commission clears Croatian short-term export-credit insurance schemeEU Commission prolongs Communication on short-term ex…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 December 2018

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ECHA: REACH: EU Commission further limits consumers' harmful exposure to phthalates +++ Background on REACH Restrictions +++ First EU coordinated enforcement project on the export of hazardous chemicals +++ EU exported almost 830 000 tonnes of PIC chemicals in 2017 +++  CHEMICAL SAFETY: OECD: Webinar on Testing and Assessment Methodologies +++  CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENSEP Think-tank: Study - Protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens: Third proposal - 17-12-2018 ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCILEnvironment Council: What are WWF’s asks on the future of LIFE, net zero emissions and single-use plastics? EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2008/105/EC on environmental quality standards in the field of water policyCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting the twelfth update of the li…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 December 2018

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EU ETS: Carbon Market Report: Surplus of EU ETS allowances continues to shrink +++ Report from the EU Commission on the functioning of the European carbon market +++ EU and New Zealand to strengthen cooperation on emissions trading systems +++  COP24: UNFCCC: New Era of Global Climate Action To Begin Under Paris Climate Change Agreement +++ UN Climate Change COP24 Partners Demonstrate Value of Collaborative Climate Action +++ Poland: Success of COP24 in Katowice – we have a global climate agreement +++ EU Commission on UN Climate talks: EU plays an instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational +++  COP24 - REACTIONSErfolgreicher Abschluss der „COP24“ in Kattowitz - Auswärtiges AmtProgress on technical rules, but more concrete climate action is needed, say S&D’s after COP24 draws a closeThe Greens/EFA on UN climate negotiations (COP24)Major gap between expectations of citizens and decisions of governmentsCAN Europe: COP24 outcome misses…

IEU Energy Telegram 17 December 2018

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ENERGY UNION: CEER Publishes its Monitoring Report on the Performance of European Retail Markets in 2017 +++ EU Commission fines BEH Group € 77 million for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in Bulgaria +++ Investment Plan for Europe: EIB supports the extension of Romania’s natural gas transmission infrastructure +++ 4th EU-Norway Energy Conference +++  COAL: IEA: Global coal demand set to remain stable through 2023, despite headwinds ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG publishes the CAM Network Code related ‘Capacity Auction Calendar’ for 2019/20ENTSO-E: PowerFacts Europe 2019 LaunchINNOGRID 2019 Connecting Physics and Digits: Power Platforms on the Rise ENERGY EFFICIENCYHorizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day 2019 FUEL CELLSINFO DAY 2019 - Registration now open EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERDécision de la Commission relative à la nomination d'un inspecteur du contrôle de sécurité nucléaire EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 15224 2018 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUR…

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 16 December 2018

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URBAN AGENDA: EU Commissioner Moedas at Viable Cities Day +++ State of play of the Partnership on Sustainable Use of Land and Nature-based Solutions +++ Cities of Making – project videos - JPI Urban Europe +++ Directors-General Meeting on Urban Matters (DGUM) endorses two new Partnerships! +++  URBACT: 23 Transfer networks embarking on the second phase of their journey! +++  SCIS: SCIS at the 8th ECTP Conference +++  SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMSEU Industry Days 2019 - Registration is now open SMART FINANCEJoint Statement to Support Cities in the Digital Transition - Open & Agile Smart CitiesRegister Now for Connected Smart Cities Conference 2019 - Open & Agile Smart Cities SMART GOVERNANCEBriefing - Revising the rules on the re-use of public sector information - 05-12-2018Blog – Open Data Isn’t Just About Informing Citizens, It’s About Understanding Accountability - Future Cities CatapultBlog – Findings From Our Data Science Fellows - Future C…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 17 December 2018

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