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INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# SMART SPECIALISATION: Smart Specialisation: Sixty European regions get ready to develop joint energy projects # SMART VILLAGES: ENRD: Case studies on Smart Villages # EU URBAN AGENDA: Smart cities and communities – Replication workshop +++ Improve sound experience and safety at large, cultural events in the city +++ Finalization of draft Action plan - Working group meetings and 7th Partnership Meeting in Brussels +++ UfM Networking Event “Towards Implementing the New Urban Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean Region” on the margins of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) # URBACTURBACT contributes to European Parliament reflections on urban affairs and the new Cohesion PolicyDigital cities: Amsterdam’s ecosystem of cooperationExpertise support for the evaluation of the URBACT III ProgrammeDesign and delivery of Local Pact for Deprived Neighbourhoods# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market PlaceCity-Zen Days of Grenob…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# INEA & CEF: EU Commission invests €873 million in clean energy infrastructure # ESIF: Keynote speech at the Post-2020 conference with the Regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Emilia-Romagna, Hessen & Wielkopolska +++ DG Regio: Healthy outlook for cross-border medical care # EU JRC: EU JRC: Smart Specialisation: Sixty European regions get ready to develop joint energy projects # EIB2017: an exceptional year for EIB Group’s activity in PortugalEIB accompanies the growth and diversification of the Polish economyPortugal: EIB and Millennium bcp provide EUR 150m to finance SMEs and midcaps affected by forest fires# HORIZON 2020Collaboration between three Horizon 2020 projects for the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy - H2020Welcoming new project proposals on energy efficiency# COSTLatest publication by COSTCOST Academy - Using social media to communicate your researchCOST Academy - Shooting and editing a video for your ActionCOST Acad…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# PROCUREMENT: Defence procurement: EU Commission opens infringement procedures against 5 Member States +++ Public procurement: EU Commission calls on AUSTRIA to remove restrictions for economic operators to an effective legal review process # SINGLE MARKET: Parliament committee fails to agree on new EU warranties for the sale of goods # EDUCATION & SKILLS: 1st European Education Summit kicks off in Brussels # DEFENCE INDUSTRIESEP Opinion - Establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry - PE 612.223v02-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler, au nom de l'Union, des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par la Norvège sous le N° 2017/9017/N dans le cadre de l'Annexe II chapitre XIX de l'Accord sur l'Espace é…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# MEXICO: EU Commission reports on progress in EU-Mexico trade negotiations +++ EU Mexico Proposal RoO Specific provisions +++ EU Mexico Proposal Anti corruption +++ EU Mexico Proposal Dispute Settlement Code of Conduct +++EU Mexico Proposal Dispute Settlement Rules of procedure +++ EU Mexico proposal Sustainable Development enforcement +++ Mexico round report 12-22 December 2017 +++ EU Mexico proposal TDI bilateral safeguards +++ EU Mexico Proposal Services - Understanding movement of natural persons +++ EU Mexico proposal Transparency # TURKEYFederica Mogherini meets Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer ÇelikDie Grünen/EFA: Türkische Militäroffensive ist gefährliche Eskalation und Unterdrückung von Protesten inakzeptabel# BREXITDG Trade: Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of import/export licences for certain goods# NORWAYEP Draft report - Conclusion of an agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union and the Kingdo…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# FINANCIAL SERVICES: Financial services: Commission requests Member States to apply EU rules on financial markets +++ Financial services: Commission calls on SPAIN to apply EU prudential rules for banks and investment firms +++ Financial services: Commission requests SPAIN to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds +++ Financial services: Commission closes case as POLAND transposes EU rules on alternative investment fund managers # BANKING UNION: EP Think-tank Briefing - Common rules and new framework for securitisation - 25-01-2018 +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Securitisation and capital requirements - 25-01-2018 # INSURANCESInsurance: Commission closes 4 cases as Member States transpose rules on insurance and reinsurance# EIOPAEIOPA: Risk Dashboard for third quarter of 2017 continues to show relative stable risk exposure of the European Union insurance sector# ECBMario Draghi, Vítor Constâncio: Introductory statement to the press con…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# INFRINGEMENTS: January infringements package: EU Commission key decisions # COMPETITION POLICY: Fairness and competition - Speech by EU Commissioner Vestager at the GCLC Annual Conference, Brussels, 25 January 2018 # STATE AID: State aid: Commission finds Irish National Asset Management Agency did not breach EU rules # MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Liquigas by SHV HoldingMergers: Commission clears acquisition of ESSO Germany Business by EG GroupConcentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'un portefeuille de dix entreprises par les fonds Ardian et APG# BREXITBackground brief of the GENERAL AFFAIRS Council (Article 50) 29 January 2018, BrusselsDG Trade: Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of import/export licences for certain goodsDavid Davis gives evidence on Brexit negotiationsCommittee disappointed by Government response to Brexit: UK-EU movement of people reportUnknown costs of Brexit limit ability to r…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Environmental impact assessment: EU Commission takes Ireland back to the Court and proposes fines +++ Environmental impact: EU Commission calls on BELGIUM and GREECE to fully enact new EU rules into national legislation +++ Environmental impact: Commission urges POLAND to fully comply with EU rules # WATER: Water:  EU Commission urges IRELAND to comply with EU water rulesWater: EU Commission urges SWEDEN to modify its legislation on waterWater: EU Commission requests SPAIN to respect the EU rules on extractive waste and waterWater: Commission calls on POLAND to comply with EU legislation for treating urban waste water# NOISENoise: EU Commission urges ITALY to adopt noise maps and action plans on environmental noise# BIODIVERSITYBiodiversity: EU urges 9 Member States to enact EU rules on utilisation of genetic resources# HABITATSEU Commission refers Portugal to Court over its failure to adequately protect natural habitats and species…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# HOUSEHOLD EMISSIONS: EU Commission: Greenhouse gas emissions from household consumption mapped across the EU # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: New French study reveals hidden potential of electric vehicles - European Climate Foundation# PARIS AGREEMENTICLEI: Climate leadership is on the agenda for the United States Council of Mayors # CARBON PRICING: CPCL: Carbon pricing leads to emission reductions # UNFCCC: UN Says Unprecedented Coordination Needed to Tackle Climate and Disaster Risks Latest documents by the UNFCCCFccc/Tar/2017/Lka Sri Lanka. Report of the technical assessment of the proposed forest reference emission level of Sri Lanka submitted in 2017.Fccc/Arr/2017/Mlt Malta. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Malta submitted in 2017. Note by the expert review team.Fccc/Arr/2017/Esp Spain. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Spain submitted in 2017. Note by the expert review team.# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLI…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 25 Jan 2018

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# ENERGY UNION: EU Commission invests €873 million in clean energy infrastructure +++ Internal Energy Market: EU Commission requests BULGARIA to fully comply with the Third Energy Package Directives +++ EESC: The Energy Union and the European Energy Dialogue +++ EESC: State of the Energy Union 2017 - Social Fairness and Civil Society Participation in Europe's Energy Transition # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EP Report - Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation - A8-0005/2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # ENERGY EFFICIENCYEnergy Efficiency: EU Commission requests SLOVENIA to fully comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings DirectiveDG Energy: Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Market PlaceDG Energy: Home renovation in Europe: The User Perspective# RENEWABLESEurostat: Renewable energy in the EU - Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016 - Eleven Member States already achieved their 20…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 24 Jan 2018

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# DG EAC: EU Commission to host first ever Education Summit: laying the foundations for a European Education Area # ESIF: Slovakia: EU Commission initiative helps a low-income region catch up +++ Integration of migrants: Commission presents toolkit to help Member States make the best use of EU funds +++ Opening speech at the conference "EU Funds for integration: How can we better support people with a migrant background?", in the European Economic and Social Committee # EFSI: Austria: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB finances wind farms # EIBDraft report on the Annual Report: Control of the financial activities of the EIB - Committee on Budgetary ControlEP Draft report - Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB for 2016 - PE 612.207v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary ControlStrong financing activity by EIB Group in Spain in 2017The EIB has provided EUR 8.2bn in lending to Slovakia since its establishmentEIB Group confirms…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 24 Jan 2018

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# EDUCATION & SKILLS: EU Commission to host first ever Education Summit: laying the foundations for a European Education Area # SPACE INDUSTRIES: Space policy: Galileo Security Monitoring Centre back-up site moves to Spain +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - Galileo and EGNOS - 24-01-2018 # DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: The European Defence Industrial Development Programme: Towards enhanced strategic autonomy, cooperation and technological excellence # SINGLE MARKET25 years of the Single Market: Commissioner Bieńkowska participates in a Citizens' Dialogue in Maastricht# PROCUREMENTCompanies talk about their innovation procurement experiencesApply for free of charge assistance to implement your innovation procurement# CELEXCELEX:52017PC0797R(01): Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler un avis c…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 24 Jan 2018

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# INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS: International agreements: EP not excluding to go to Court again # BRAZIL: EP Report - Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil - A8-0004/2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # USA: CDU/CSU im Bundestag: US Schutzzölle - Gefahr einer Eskalation für weltweiten Handel +++ BDI-Präsident Kempf: America First beunruhigt die deutsche Industrie # BREXIT: AmCham EU: UK MP Chris Leslie commends AmCham EU Brexit input# MEXICODG Trade: Report of the CSD meeting on the EU-Mexico SIA Inception Report# RUSSIA & EAEUOn 2 February, Dmitry Medvedev will chair a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Almaty and take part in the Digital Agenda in the Globalisation Era forum# UKRAINEStatement by the IMF Managing Director on the Meeting with the President of Ukraine# EU DELEGATED ACTSCouncil of the European Union non-objection - On 23/0…

INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 24 Jan 2018

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# EFSF: EFSF raises €4.5 billion in two bond deals # EMU: EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - Thematic overview: Member States whose 2018 Draft Budgetary Plans are "at risk of non-compliance" with the Stability and Growth Pact - 24-01-2018 # PORTUGAL: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Meets with Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa # EBAEBA to launch the 2018 EU-wide stress test on 31 January 2018# CCPSSPD: "Europäisches Parlament stimmt für besseren Schutz des Steuerzahlers"- Risiken bei Zentralen Gegenparteien sollen reduziert werden# ECBECB Speech: When, if not now? - Supervisory Board Chair Danièle NouyLetter from the ECB President to Mr David Coburn, MEP, on monetary policyLetter from the ECB President to Mr Nikolaos Chountis, MEP, on house auctions in GreeceLetter from the ECB President to Ms Laura Agea and Mr Marco Valli, MEPs, on the corporate sector purchase programmeCDU/CSU im Bundestag: EZB muss jetzt die Zinswende ei…

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