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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# LIFE: EU Commission: Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life +++ Factsheet: 10 new projects under the LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action # HORIZON: 160 innovation grants to bring frontier research closer to the market +++ Latest update on country participation - Horizon 2020 # ESIF: Discours de la Commissaire Crețu à la session d'ouverture du Forum urbain mondial des Nations UniesUpdated: EPC Policy dialogue - Crisis and cohesion in the European Union - A ten-year perspectiveDG Regio: EU funding continues to bring benefits to Malta# EIB3.7 billion euros to tackle migration and build resilience in Europe’s Neighbourhood - EU Bank welcomes European Parliament voteEP Text adopted - Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0039 - Thursday, 8 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - EU guarant…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# BLUE GROWTH: #BlueInvest 2018: An ocean of opportunity with the right backing # PROCUREMENT: EP Workshop - Public Procurement Strategy Package - 19-02-2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # GEOBLOCKING: EP Subject files - Geo-blocking regulation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # SMEWirtschaftskammer Österreich: Konsultation zu KMU-Definition eröffnet: KMU brauchen maßgeschneiderte Lösungen für spezielle Herausforderungen# INDICATORSOECD Composite Leading Indicators: Stable growth momentum in the OECD area# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWCOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending and correcting Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/208 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to vehicle functional safety requirements for the approval of agricultural and forestry vehiclesCOMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation …

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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#  BREXIT: UK Government: Policy paper: Technical note on international agreements # TURKEY: MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency +++ Speech by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament Plenary Session on the human rights situation in Turkey and the situation in Afrin, Syria +++ EVP/CDU: EU-Parlament übt scharfe Kritik an der Verletzung der Menschenrechte in der Türkei +++ S&D: Human rights situation in Turkey still critical. EU must speak loud and clear +++ LKR/ECR: „Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Türkei erfordern härtere Sanktionen“ - EU-Beitritts­verhandlungen mit der Türkei sollten beendet werden # CHINATrade Defence: EU Commission imposes definitive anti-dumping duties on Chinese corrosion resistant steelEU  COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/186 of 7 February 2018 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain corrosion resistant steels orig…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Vice-Président Katainen en déplacement à Paris # EMU: EU Commission Answer - Accountability of the Eurogroup - E-007005/2017 # GREECE: En route pour la Grèce - Pierre Moscovici # ECB: ECB amends guidelines relating to the Eurosystem’s monetary policy implementationYves Mersch: Virtual or virtueless? The evolution of money in the digital ageYves Mersch: Interview with BloombergPeter Praet: Panel on global monetary policies – similarities and differences on the way to the new normalLatest ECB GuidelinesECB/2018/3 Guideline of the ECB of 7 February 2018 amending Guideline (EU) 2015/510 on the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy frameworkECB/2018/5 Guideline of the ECB of 7 February 2018 amending Guideline ECB/2014/31 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateralECB/2018/4 Guideline of the ECB of 7 February 2018 amending Guideline (EU) 2016/65 on the valuatio…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# BREXIT: EP Subject files - Brexit: the Constitutional Relationship of the United Kingdom with the European Union - Committee on Constitutional Affairs # STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission approves PLN 5 billion Polish support for closing coal mines # MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of OCTE by Avis Budget Group and Koç Holding +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Elenia Group by Macquarie Group and Allianz Group +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Lucid Energy by Goldman Sachs and Riverstone +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over PSA Panama International Terminal S.A. by PSA International Pte. Ltd. and Terminal Investment Limited Sàrl +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Hügli by Bell # TAXATIONSocialists and Democrats successfully pushed for a new special committee to investigate tax crimesDie Grünen/EFA: Paradise Papers: Europarlament bringt neuen …

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# PESTICIDES: Pesticides: EU Parliament approves special committee’s composition +++ SPD: Gefährliche Pestizide verbieten - Europäisches Parlament verabschiedet Zusammensetzung des Glyphosat-Sonderausschusses # ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: EU Ombudsman: Versäumnis der Europäischen Kommission, 2015 eine Überprüfung der Verordnung über kosmetische Mittel in Bezug auf Stoffe, die Störungen des Hormonsystems hervorrufen, durchzuführen # LIFE: EU Commission: Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life +++ Factsheet: 10 new projects under the LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action # LUSATIABriefing - Fact-finding mission to Lusatia (Lausitz) in Germany 14-16 February 2018# EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 1500 2018 Init Working Party on the EnvironmentCm 1506 2018 Init Working Party on Plant Health ("IPPC/CPM Affairs")ST 14217 2017 REV 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT …

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# EU ETS: Germanwatch: EU reformiert den Emissionshandel – wichtiger langfristiger Schritt; kurz- und mittelfristig muss ein Mindestpreis die notwendigen Investitionsanreize setzen # CLIMATE FINANCE: EU Commission: Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life +++ Factsheet: 10 new projects under the LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action # U.S. EMISSIONS: U.S. EIA: U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions expected to rise slightly in 2018, remain flat in 2019 # CLIMATE MODELSWhat the hell is a climate model—and why does it matter? MIT Technology Review# GERMANYCDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Umwelt- und Klimapolitik mit anspruchsvoller Agenda - Klimaschutz, Kreislaufwirtschaft und Biodiversität sind Schwerpunkte# UNFCCC REGISTERFccc/Apa/2017/4 Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement on the fourth part of its first session, held in Bonn from 7 to 18 November 2017.Fccc/Cp/…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 8 Feb 2018

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# ENERGY UNION: Eurelectric President hands over Power Sector Vision to European Commission +++ Launch of the report on Flexibility for the energy transition: a toolbox for electricity and gas DSOs  # ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG and the Florence School of Regulation launch new online course for Gas Network Codes  # SMART GRID: EU Commission: 2018 EU-India Smart Grids Workshop  # COAL: State aid: EU Commission approves PLN 5 billion Polish support for closing coal mines  # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION pursuant to Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 and Articles 10(6) of Directive 2009/72/EC - United Kingdom - Certification of Nemo Link Limited


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IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 7 Feb 2018

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# INDUSTRY: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February: EU Industry Day debates on the "Road to 2030"# GEOBLOCKING: EP Text adopted - Geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0023 - Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition # MARKET SURVEILLANCE: EP Research Service: Strengthening market surveillance of harmonised industrial products [EU Legislation in Progress] # EMPLOYMENTECB analysis: Labour supply and employment growth# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos 6, 13, 13-H, 30, 37, 41, 43, 46, 51, 67, 79, 90, 107, 110, 118, 121, 122, 128, 140 and 142, to Consolidated Resolutions R.E.3 and R.E.5 and to Mut…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 7 Feb 2018

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# TURKEY: Invitation letter from Presidents Tusk and Juncker to President Erdoğan to a EU-Turkey leaders' meeting # WESTERN BALKANS: EU Commissioner Hahn travels to Belgrade and Podgorica # CHILE: EU Commission Answer - EU-Mercosur free trade agreement (FTA) and EU market access offer - E-007270/2017 # BRAZILEP Text adopted - EU-Brazil Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation *** - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0021 - Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition# INVESTMENT SCREENINGEESC: Screening of foreign direct investments into the EU# ASIAEU Commission Roadmap: Elements for an EU Strategy on connecting Europe and Asia# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG NEARCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western BalkansFPICOMMISSION DECISION on the annual work prog…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Commerce Telegram 7 Feb 2018

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# EMU: Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: A solid and lasting expansion +++ EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici presents the Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast # GREECE: EU Commissioner Moscovici in Athens # ECB: Statement by the Eurogroup President on the nominations for the post of ECB Vice-President +++ Die Grünen/EFA zur Nachfolge des EZB-Vizepräsidenten: EZB muss im Jahr 2018 ankommen und Vizeposten mit einer Frau besetzen +++ ECB: CON/2018/6 Opinion on funding sources and governance of the Malta Financial Services Authority +++ ECB: CON/2018/7 Opinion on the reliance of credit institutions on funds originating from financial corporations # EFSF: EFSF raises €3 billion in new 10-year bond# BANKING UNIONECB Banking Supervision: Annual press conferenceEU Commission Answer - Bail-ins and the banking union - E-007067/2017# ESMAESMA publishes 2018 Supervisory Convergence Work ProgrammeESMA updates its CSDR Q&AsESMA publishes the responses to its …

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 7 Feb 2018

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# BREXIT: Brexit: EU Commission publishes draft legal text on transitional arrangements +++ EU Commission to EU27: Position paper "Transitional Arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement" +++ Hearing on the impact of Brexit on maritime transport - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++ UK Parliament: Lords debates Brexit: judicial oversight of the European Arrest Warrant report # STATE AID: State aid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland +++ EU Commission factsheet on electricity capacity mechanisms # MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Eircom by Toohil Telecom # TAXATION: EU Commission Answer - Tax avoidance by ride-sharing applications - E-007640/2017 EU Commission Answer - Double Taxation Conventions - E-007764/2017 Bundesfinanzministerium: Stand der Doppelbesteuerungs-Abkommen und anderer Abkommen im Steuerbereich sowie der …

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