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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# EIB: EIB: Council approves extra €3.7 billion to address migration issues # ESIF: Food industry 4.0: sustainable and safe solutions for a sustainable and safe food chain +++ Join the IUC city-to-city cooperation programme +++ L'UE investit pour une meilleure protection contre les inondations en Roumanie +++ EU Commission: Answer - Implementation of the 'Environmental protection' OP for 2007-2013 - E-000027/2018 +++ EU Commission Answer - Implementation of the 'Regional competitiveness' OP for 2007-2013 - E-000028/2018 # EITInnovators mobilise for EIT Information Day in BrusselsCollaboration Opportunities and Synergies between RIS3 and EIT-RISLatest publications by EITEIT Climate-KIC aims for truly pan-European reachPiwik PRO joins EIT Digital AcceleratorEIT RawMaterials: ALIM project will support commercialisation of innovative battery solutionsEIT Health Accelerator Calls: Apply now for activities assisting start-ups and SMEsEIT In…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# SINGLE MARKET: Geo-blocking: EU Council adopts regulation to remove barriers to e-commerce +++ EU Commission: Answer - Safety of products on the EU single market: intervention by the Commission to boost trust - E-007859/2017 +++ Report - Contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods - A8-0043/2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # SME: UEAPME: Digitalisierung ist entscheidend für Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von KMU # PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) welcomes the Public Procurement Package and reiterates its recommendations for quality-based public procurement # SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS: Consideration of amendments on Coordination of social security systems - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs# EMPLOYMENTECA Special Report 06/2018: Free Movement of Workers – the fundamental freedom ensured but better targeting of EU funds would aid worker mobility - Committee on Budgetary ControlUpdated:…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# INFORMAL TRADE COUNCIL: Bulgarian EU Presidency statement after informal meeting of EU Ministers responsible for trade of 27 February 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria +++ Bundeswirtschaftsministerium zum Informellen Handelsministerrat in Sofia # MOROCCO: CJEU: The Fisheries Agreement concluded between the EU and Morocco is valid in so far as it is not applicable to Western Sahara and to its adjacent waters +++ SPD: EuGH bestätigt EU-Marokko-Abkommen - Urteil trägt nicht zur Konfliktlösung bei -  Ulrike Rodust & Norbert NEUSER # WESTERN BALKANS: Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker au Parlement du Monténégro +++ Remarques du Président Jean-Claude Juncker à la conférence de presse conjointe avec Duško Marković, Premier ministre du Monténégro# TURKEYDIHK erwartet leichte Erholung im Handel mit der Türkei# CHINADIHK: Neue Seidenstraße: Großes Potenzial in schwierigem Umfeld# ASEANASEAN and the IMF: Working Together to Foster Inclusive Growth# RUSSIARussia’s …

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# FINTECH: EU Commission VP Dombrovskis speech at the Afore Consulting's 2nd Annual Fintech and Digitalisation Conference # CRYPTO-CURRENCIES: Bundesfinanzministerium: Umsatzsteuerliche Behandlung von Bitcoin und anderen sog. virtuellen Währungen; EuGH-Urteil vom 22. Oktober 2015, C-264/14, Hedqvist # EUROPEAN SEMESTER: EP Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 616.539v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education # ECB: MEPs back Luis De Guindos for ECB Vice-President, but want rules overhauled +++ GUE/NGL: Political horse-trading to deliver ECB job for de Guindos despite conflicts of interest +++ ECB: Deconstructing monetary policy surprises: the role of information shocks +++ ECB: Priors for the long run # PAYMENT SERVICESECB: Yves Mersch: Innovation and digitalisation in payment services# BANKING UNIONECB: Proportionality in banking supervision# ESMASteven Mai…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# GAC: Main results of the General Affairs Council, 27/02/2018 +++ Erklärung von Staatsminister Roth im Rat für Allgemeine Angelegenheiten in Brüssel im Namen Deutschlands und Frankreichs, 27/2/2018 # BREXIT: Main results of the General Affairs Council (Brexit / Art. 50), 27/02/2018 +++ Bulgarian EU Presidency: EU27 ministers discussed the state of play of the Brexit negotiations and started preparations for the European Council (Article 50) +++ Remarques par Michel Barnier au point presse à l'issue du Conseil affaires générales (Article 50) +++ EU Commission Answer - UK contributions to the EU budget - E-007655/2017 +++ EU Commission Answer - The impact of Brexit on trade in food products - E-007712/2017 +++ EU Commission Answer - State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom and the rights of European workers - E-007354/2017EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Brexit - Smart Border 2.0 Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for customs con…

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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#  PLASTICS STRATEGY: EU Commissioner Vella`s speech at the EURACTIV Forum Plastics Strategy: Changes and Opportunities of recycling, 27 February 2018 +++ EU Commission Answer - Plastic pollution in nature - E-007854/2017 #  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Circular economy: MEPs back plans to boost recycling and cut landfilling +++ Waste Legislative Package - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ SPD: Umweltausschuss macht Weg für neues EU-Abfallrecht frei   - "Recycling muss zum Standard werden" - Jo Leinen +++ ALDE: EU waste legislation: Ambitious targets were binned by EU Governments, but this legislation is still a step forward say Liberal and Democrat MEPs +++ Ecodesign & Energy labelling for a circular economy - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation) #  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTEU Commission consultation: Environmental impact of machine tools and welding equipment#  EAPImplementation of the 7th …

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# EU ETS: EU Emissions Trading System reform: EU Council approves new rules for the period 2021 to 2030 +++ German Environment Agency: Innovation fund of the EU emissions trading system - Potential for decarbonisation more crucial than market readiness +++ WKÖ: Rat segnet Reform des EU-Emissionshandelssystems ab 2020 ab – einige wichtige Forderungen durchgesetzt # NEGATIVE EMISSIONS: Invitation to EASAC-EPRS event on Negative Emission Technologies at the European Parliament # DIESEL EMISSIONS: Bundesverwaltungsgericht zu Luftreinhalteplänen von Düsseldorf und Stuttgart: Diesel-Verkehrsverbote ausnahmsweise möglichEuropa-SPD zum Urteil des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts Leipzig zu Fahrverboten: Luftverschmutzung endlich wirksam bekämpfen! - ISMAIL ERTUG UND TIEMO WÖLKENEVP/CDU: Fahrverbote dürfen nur das letzte Mittel sein - Land, Bund und Europa dürfen Kommunen nicht im Stich lassenCDU/CSU im Bundestag (I): Keine pauschalen Fahrverbote - Luftreinhaltung durch…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 27 Feb 2018

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# ENERGY UNION: EU Commission Vice-President Šefčovič in Austria for second Energy Union Tour +++ Exchange of views (EoV) with Mr Maroš Šefčovič - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ EP Report - Internal market for electricity (recast) - A8-0042/2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ EP Report - Common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast) - A8-0044/2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ EP Report - Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector - A8-0039/2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ Updated: Med-TSO and ENTSO-E map: more than 400,000 km of interconnected power networks in the Euro-Mediterranean +++ Energy Market Integration and Transition in South-East Europe - Workshop hosted by Eurelectric # ENERGY REGULATIONElectricity and Gas Associations team up on flexibility in Energy TransitionReport - European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (re…

IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 26 Feb 2018

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# DG REGIO: DG Regio: European Quality of Government Index 2017 +++ AER: Regionalisation in Greece: are regions weak? #RoR2017 # TEN-T: TEN-T European Coordinators Bodewig and Secchi present progress report on innovative financing to European Parliament # CEFConnecting Europe Facility Telecom: EUR 30 million available now to boost digital services across Europe# SEWStartup Europe Week (SEW) 2018 to launch over 300 events for entrepreneurs across more than 50 countries# FETFET Flagships show the way to the future EU research and innovation missions# EASMEThe Horizon 2020 SCREEN project enables European regions to move to a circular economy12 top innovators compete for the best pitch at 4YFN-MWC Barcelona# EIBEP Opinion - Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB for 2016 - PE 615.456v02-00 - Committee on International Trade# DG CNECTHave your say now on digital infrastructures'Digital transformation of health and care for act…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 26 Feb 2018

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# START-UPS: Startup Europe Week 2018 to launch over 300 events for entrepreneurs across more than 50 countries # EUROCHAMRBRES: Kammerpräsident Leitl stößt Relaunch der Europäischen Wirtschaftskammer EUROCHAMBRES an # INDUSTRY: RE-FINDING INDUSTRY - Report from the High-Level Strategy Group on Industrial Technologies - EU Commission +++ EP ITRE Committee: Oral question - Industrial policy - O-2018-000018 +++ AmCham EU: European Parliament Industry Committee votes for a more inclusive Defence Industrial Development Programme # SINGLE MARKETEuroparlTV Video - Consumer protection should be the same online and offline# EMPLOYMENTSt 6427 2018 Init Draft Council Conclusions on the 2018 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment ReportEmployment and social aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018: EP committee voteEU Commission: New toolkit helps public employment services strengthen national career and lifelong learning approachesCEPS: The Internet and Jobs: O…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 26 Feb 2018

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# INDONESIA: DG Trade: EU completes fourth round of trade negotiations with Indonesia # FAC: Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council, 26/02/2018 +++ Syria: EU adds two new ministers to sanctions list 26/02/2018, 13:51 +++ Moldova: Council adopts conclusions 26/02/2018, 11:22 +++ Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018 26/02/2018, 10:27 +++ Cambodia: Council adopts conclusions 26/02/2018, 10:22 +++ Maldives: Council adopts conclusions 26/02/2018, 10:20 +++ Myanmar/Burma: Council adopts conclusions 26/02/2018, 10:17 +++ Climate Diplomacy: Council adopts conclusions 26/02/2018, 10:00 +++ North Korea: EU aligns sanctions with latest UN Security Council resolution 26/02/2018, 09:35 +++ EEAS: Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini upon arrival to the Foreign Affairs Council # MOLDOVA: EU Council adopts conclusions on MoldovaSt 6280 2018 Init RELATIONS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA − Council conclusionsALDE on Mol…

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