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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# ECAEU Commission: European Commission and European Court of Auditors meet to discuss their cooperation and the future of EuropeECA: ECA hosts annual meeting with CommissionECA: Western Balkans: EU auditors boost regional cooperation through performance audits# HPC JUEP Think-tank: Briefing - European high-performance computing joint undertaking - 05-02-2018# ESIFErfolge der EU- Förderpolitik nicht aufs Spiel setzen - SPD zur Debatte um Mittelkürzung für finanzstarke Staaten# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EIF and Mutualité de Cautionnement sign first COSME agreement for SMEs in Luxembourg# EIBEP Think-tank: Briefing - Guarantee Fund for External Action and EIB external lending mandateEP Draft opinion - Implementation of the EU external financing instruments: mid-term review 2017 and the future post-2020 architecture - PE 616.876v01-00 - Committee on International TradeInvesting in Gender Equality: EU Bank and women’s rights campaigners join forces# HO…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# SOCIAL POLICY: Recent social policy developments in Finland - DG Employment # INDICATORS: December 2017 compared with November 2017 - Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area - Down by 1.0% in EU28 # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: +++ DG GROW +++ COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) .../... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards environmental and propulsion unit performance requirements for agricultural and forestry vehicles and their engines and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/96 # EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 301 - 507 - Coordination of social security systems - PE 616.618v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsAmendments 508 - 700 - Coordination of social security systems - PE 616.619v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 1416 2018 Init COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH INTERNAL MARKETCm 1421 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON COMPETI…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*:  
# UNCTAD: UNCTAD - United States tax act could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion of overseas investment # FDI SCREENING: EU Commission Answer - Proposal - FDI screening mechanism - E-007530/2017 # MIC: EU Commission Answer - Stakeholder consultation on a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) - E-007160/2017 # FTAS: DG Trade: Trade negotiations - step by step (fact sheet) +++ EU Commission Answer - Creation of an advisory group on EU trade negotiations - E-007200/2017# TURKEYFriedrich Ebert Foundation & EPC: The EU-Turkey statement two years on - Lessons learned# GEORGIAMain results of the EU-Georgia Association Council on 5 Feb 2018Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the EU-Georgia Association Council# CHILEEU Commission publishes details of the EU Chile FTAEU-Chile free trade agreement, EU textual proposal: Technical barriers to tradeEU-Chile free trade agreement, EU textual proposal: T…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# EMU: The EESC calls on Member States to expedite completion of the Economic and Monetary Union +++ EP Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 615.324v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # ECB: Speech by ECB President Mario Draghi on 5 Feb 2018 at the EU Parliament debate on the ECB 2016 Annual Report +++ EP Video of a plenary debate - European Central Bank Annual Report for 2016 - Monday, 5 February 2018 - 17:30 - Strasbourg +++ EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.): Investitionen statt Kasino-KapitalismusECB: The macroeconomic impact of the US tax reform +++ ECB: Tight money - tight credit: coordination failure in the conduct of monetary and financial policies +++ ECB: Time-consistent monetary policy, terms of trade manipulation and welfare in open economies # SUSTAINABLE FINANCEEU Commission Answer - The role of European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in sus…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# BREXIT: Statement by Michel Barnier following his working lunch in London with David Davis +++ UK Parliament: Brexit and the Labour Market report debate # COMPETITION FINES: EU Commission Answer - Fines imposed on companies by the Commission - E-007181/2017 # TAXATION: EU Commission: Answer - The inclusion of certain candidate countries for accession on the EU's 'grey list' of tax havens - E-007583/2017 +++ Better Finance: Willingness of EU Member States crucial for ending double taxation of investment income within the EU # VATEU Commission Answer - VAT on online advertising activities - E-007108/2017# WORK-LIFE BALANCEEU Commission Answer - The scope of the proposed Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on work-life balance for parents and carers repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU - P-007525/2017# EP ELECTION REFORMDie Grünen/EFA: Transnationale Listen zur Europawahl: Knappe Abstimmung erwartetBruegel: Difficulties a…

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# REACH: ECHA proposes seven substances for authorisation - Seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List # PESTICIDES: Updated: Special committee on authorisation procedure for pesticides: plenary vote on mandate # AIR POLLUTION: EU Commission Answer - Exhaust emission reduction technology that is detrimental to the environment - E-006276/2017 # WATEREU Commission Answer - The water situation in Europe - E-007414/2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION DECISION establishing, pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, the values of the Member State monitoring system classifications as a result of the intercalibration exercise and repealing Decision 2013/480/EUCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… on the adoption of the LIFE multiannual work programme for 2018-2020# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERLatest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Fo…

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# EU ETS: EP Video: Plenary session Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments # CLIMATE POLICY: EU Commission Answer - Vested and conflicting interests in climate policy - P-006615/2017 # CLIMATE DIPLOMACY: Workshops - Climate Diplomacy - 20-02-2018 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # DIESELGATETests on animals and humans by German car manufacturers - Intervention by Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the European Parliament Plenary on 5 Feb 2018LIVE EP Plenary session Manipulation of scientific research by multinationals in the wake of the emission tests on monkeys and humans by the German car industryLIVE EP Plenary session Manipulation of scientific research by multinationals in the wake of the emission tests on monkeys and humans by the German car industry - MEPs debateKathleen Van Brempt (S&D) on the Monkeygate: It is time for the Commission to act and show car makers that they are not untouchable# TRANSPORT E…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 5 Feb 2018

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# ENERGY TAXES: OECD: Taxing Energy Use: Reforming energy tax systems to achieve environmental goals # ENERGY UNION: Energy consumption in 2016 - Consumption in the EU above the energy efficiency target - 4% gap for primary energy consumption and 2% gap for final energy consumption targets +++ EU Commission: Answer - TAP: failure to comply with Commission decision C (2013) 2949 and exemption from the third party access rules in respect of the third energy package - P-007411/2017 # ENERGY REGULATION: CEER: Introduction to EC Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)CEER: Specialised Legal Training on Evolving Regulatory Processes in European Energy PolicyCEER-FSR joint training on Introduction to Fundamentals of Energy Regulation# RENEWABLESEU Commission: Clean Energy Industrial Forum on RenewablesEU Commission Answer - The non-renewable fraction of waste eligible for renewable energy subsidies - E-007135/2017# COALEU Commission Answe…

IEU MONITORING: Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 4 Feb 2018

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Our IEU MONITORING headlines this week*: 
# WORLD URBAN FORUM: Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda - WUF9 # NIST: International Technical Working Group on IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework - U.S. National Institute for Standards and Techmology (NIST) +++ Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Kickoff 2018 - U.S. NIST # SMART SPECIALISATION: New JRC MOOC on monitoring Smart Specialisation strategies +++ Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth # EU URBAN AGENDAINEA hosts a H2020 Smart Cities and Communities workshop5th Partnership meeting in Malmö: getting ready for the Public FeedbackLatest developments on the Urban Agenda for the EUA Polish perspective on the Urban Agenda for the EU# URBACTCluster development and smart specialisation at city level - Urbact# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: The Urban Air Mobility Initiative aims to bring urban mobility into the third dimension – the airspaceEIP-SCC: Sustainable & Liv…

IEU MONITORING: EU Agenda Weekly Telegram 4 Feb 2018

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Our IEU AGENDA this week*: 
# E  U    C  O  M  M  I  S  S  I  O N: # EU Commission Calendar: +++ 5 February 2018 +++ 6 February 2018 +++7 February 2018 +++ 8 February 2018 +++ 9 February 2018 +++ 10 February 2018 +++ Outlook February 2018 # E  U    C  O  M  I  T  O  L  O  G  YAgenda of the meeting of the Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Horizontal questions 14/2/2018Draft agenda of the 28th ERIC Committee Meeting - 9 February 2018Agenda 2nd meeting of the "Committee on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure". 26 February 2018Agenda of the 96th Meeting of the Aviation Security CommitteeAgenda for meeting on 26-27 February 2018 of the PAFF Committee on Pesticides ResiduesAgenda for meeting of 20 February 2018 of the section "Novel Food & Toxicological Safety"DRAFT AGENDA OF THE 172ND Advisory Committee on the Communities' Own Resources (ACOR) FORECASTS MEETINGAgenda for meeting of 20-21 February of the Regulation concerning the Reg…

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