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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# EU BUDGET: Debate on guidelines for 2019 EU budget - Committee on Budgets +++ EU Auditors call for greater accountability in EU finances # ESIF: Bulgarian EU Council Presidency: Conference on the European Social Fund discusses investments in people’s development +++ DG Regio: Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit +++ EU Commission Answer - Harmonisation of European funding guides - E-007779/2017 +++ EU Commission Answer - Structural fund restrictions in relation to the relocation of migrants - E-007386/2017 # CEFCEF: Experts needed to assess energy project proposals# HORIZON 2020/ INEAThe preregistration for Nanocar Race II is now open until the end of June 2018Workshop on Bio-inspired Magnetic Systems - Horizon 2020# PARTICIPANT POPRTALSHIFT2RAIL JU CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018Call for proposals for Pilot Projects in the public health sector# ERASMUS+Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council on education on 15 Feb 2018# EUREKALatest an…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# EMPLOYMENT: Investing in Youth Employment: Implementation of the Youth Guarantee - Endorsement of the EMCO key messages # PROCUREMENT: EP Workshop: Public Procurement Strategy Package - 19-02-2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission: Social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules +++ BEUC: Insufficient changes to terms and conditions of social media giants show need for real EU sanctions # INDUSTRYUpdated EPC ever´nt: Industrial transformation -  Understanding  the real drivers for change# 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 Delegat…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: EP Think-tank: Briefing - EU free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand - 15-02-2018 # INDIA: EU Commission Answer - Possible recovery of EU-India relations - E-007896/2017 # CHINA: EU Commission Answer - 328 000 jobs in the European steel industry threatened by Chinese dumping - E-007814/2017 # SOUTH KOREA: EU Commission Answer - Effects of including South Korea on the EU tax haven list - E-007582/2017 # VIETNAMEU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - exchange views, 20 February 2018 - Committee on International Trade# THAILANDEU Commission: Answer - Negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand - E-007638/2017# RUSSIAEU Commission Answer - Proposals on compensation for sanctions against Russia - E-007697/2017Trade in securities of the International Bank for Economic Cooperation in RussiaRussian Government at the Investment Forum Sochi 2018# ARMENIAEPC: Tailor-made cooperation? Armenia's new partnership …

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# ECB: ECB: Sabine Lautenschläger: A stable financial system – more than the sum of its parts +++ ECB: Peter Praet: Strengthening France’s economy and the Eurozone +++ ECB: Yves Mersch: Rencontres du Club SEPA +++ ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-September 2017 +++ CON/2018/8 Opinion on the return of monetary funds to the Republic of Slovenia from designated tax havens +++ Die Grünen/EFA zum EZB-Kandidaten: Lane ist der bessere Kandidat - Sven Giegold# CRYPTO CURRENCIES: Deutsche Bank Research - Why would we use crypto euros? Central bank-issued digital cash - a user perspective # EUROGROUPAgenda of the Eurogroup on 19 Feb 2018# IFRSPosition of the European Parliament - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards transitional arrangements for mitigating the impact of the introduction of IFRS 9 on own funds and the large exposures treatment of certain public sector exposures denom…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# COLLECTIVE REDRESS: EP Hearing on "Collective redress in the EU: the state of play and next steps" - 21-02-2018 - Committee on Legal Affairs (updated) # COMPETITION POLICY: EU Commission Answer - Follow up on resolution on the 2016 annual report on EU competition policy - E-006833/2017 # MERGERS: Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de Refresco par PAI Partners et bcIMC # VATVAT: Commission launches compliance check to assess whether businesses are refunded quickly enough in all Member States# EU COMMISSION REGISTERSECRETARIAT-GENERALCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL A new, modern Multiannual Financial Framework for a European Union that delivers efficiently on its priorities post-2020 The European Commission's contribution to the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN CO…

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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#  PACT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: EU Commission Roadmap: Global Pact for the Environment # ROHS EXEMPTIONS: Latest consultations by DG Environment +++ RoHS exemption (21) for lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses +++ RoHS exemption (7c-II) for lead in dielectric ceramic in certain capacitors +++ RoHS exemption (32) for lead oxide in seal frit used for making window assemblies for certain laser tubes +++ RoHS exemption (37) for lead in the plating layer of certain diodes +++ RoHS exemption (8b) for cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts +++ RoHS exemption (7c-IV) for lead in PZT based dielectric ceramic materials for certain capacitors +++ RoHS exemption (15) for lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier +++ RoHS exemption (29) for lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Directive 69/493/EEC # RESOURCE EFFICIENCYEP Draft report - Implementation of the Ecode…

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# CARBON TAXES: EU Commission Answer - Carbon tax at the EU's borders - E-007767/2017 # BREXIT: Brexit consequences for EU climate and energy policy - Bruegel # UNFCCC: World Needs to Prepare for Extreme Weather Even if Paris Goals Are Met # ROMANIA: EU Commission Answer - Romania's transition towards modern agriculture and tackling climate change - E-007722/2017 # TRANSPORT EMISSIONSCO2 emissions from vans: time to put them back on trackTransport & Environment: Small electric vans cost the same as dirty diesel ones today but are in short supply# EU COUNCIL REGISTERPE 63 2017 INIT DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments and Decision (EU) 2015/1814ST 6140 2018 INIT Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Europe on t…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 15 Feb 2018

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# SMART ENERGY: Eurelectric/Digitopia: In Tech We Trust - Digitalisation is set to empower the electricity sector # ENERGY UNION: CEF: Experts needed to assess energy project proposals +++ A Step Backward: European Member States Threaten to Reverse Progress on Single Electricity Market - The Energy Collective # ENERGY REGULATION: Webinar on the European Power System 2040 and the cost of non-gridUpdate on ongoing ENTSO-E ConsultationsProposal for FCR cooperation market design - 0 days leftAll Continental European and Nordic TSOs’ proposal for a Cost Benefit Analysis methodology 3 days leftChannel TSOs proposal for fallback procedures in accordance with CACM 4 days leftAll Baltic CCR TSOs’ common methodology for coordinated redispatching and countertrading 7 days leftMethodology for Coordinated Redispatching and Countertrading on SWE (South West Europe) 10 days leftRegional Investment Plans and System Needs Analysis 2040 13 days leftENTSO-E Connection Netw…

IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 14 Feb 2018

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# MFF: EU long-term budget after 2020: European Commission sets out options – and their consequences +++ SPD: Kommission legt Katalog für EU-Finanzen vor: "Wir brauchen eine ehrliche Haushaltsdebatte" +++ EU-Abgeordnete Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): Europa geht nur solidarisch! EU-Förderpolitik für alle Regionen in Europa # ESIF: Bulgarian EU Presidency: Tomislav Donchev: Cohesion Policy needs visionaries, not conformism # KEEP.EU: Latest publications by Keep.euProgramme in keep.eu updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Sweden (Central Baltic)Programme in keep.eu updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and ArcticProgramme in keep.eu updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Austria - Hungary# CEFConnecting Europe Facility : publication of the mid-term evaluation report# HORIZON 2020/ INEAH2020: €605 million requested for clean energy projectsSupporting projects where the EU makes a difference: the CEF mid-term report …

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 14 Feb 2018

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# INDICATORS: Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2017-GDP up by 0.6% in both euro area and EU28-+2.7% and 2.6% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2016 +++ Industrial production up by 0.4% in euro area - Eurostat # EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG GROW: Proposal 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 Mutual Resolution M.R.1, and as regards a proposal for one new UN Global Technical Regulation +++ Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet de règlement, notifié par l'Italie sous le N° 2017/522/I dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERPres…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 14 Feb 2018

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# BREXIT: Uniting for a Great Brexit: Foreign Secretary's speech # VALUE CHAINS: EU Commission: The role of the EU in global manufacturing value chains +++ The role of the EU in global manufacturing value chains  (2 MB) +++ Annex 1 - Value added in exports  (387 KB) +++ Annex 3 - The EU in global value chains manufacturing sector  (399 KB) # CUSTOMS UNION: Expansion of the EU customs territory and other technical amendments to the Union Customs Code # VIETNAMEP Think-tank Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - 14-02-2018# USAIs it a Transatlantic, Transpacific or Eurasian global economy? - Bruegel# UKRAINELatest publications of the EESC on UkraineAnti-corruption policy in Ukraine - Drafted by Oleksii Khmara, Transparency International UkraineAnti-corruption measures in Europe: fields of action, experience, tools Drafted by Christian MoosThe European Union and Ukraine: Cooperation for the Strengthening of En…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 14 Feb 2018

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# INSURANCES: Insurance rules delay approved by EU Council +++ EP Report - Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance - A8-0008/2018 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs # EIOPA: EIOPA Q2 2017 Solo Insurance Statistics now available # UNITED KINGDOMECB Banking Supersvision on Brexit: Booking models and "empty shells"IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the United KingdomIMF Country Report No. 18/42 : United Kingdom : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United KingdomIMF Country Report No. 18/43 : United Kingdom : Selected Issues# SWITZERLANDSwiss Government: Easier accumulation of capital for systemically important banks# ECOFIN COUNCILAgenda of the Economic and Financi…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 Feb 2018

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# EU REFORMS: A Europe that delivers: EU Commission presents ideas for a more efficient European Union +++ Report on the right of EU citizens to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections +++ EVP/CSU: Institutionelles Paket der Kommission ist Anmaßung - Markus Ferber +++ "The Spitzenkandidat process must go on," say Socialists and Democrats to EU leaders +++ SPD zur Vorstellung des „Demokratiepakets“ der EU-Kommission: "Spitzenkandidaten-Modell ist nicht verhandelbar" - Jo Leinen +++ Die Grünen/EFA: Spitzenkandidaten sind der Europa-Test für die mögliche neue GroKo - Sven Giegold +++ EU at a critical cross-roads, warn ECR MEPs +++ European Federalists: "Top candidate process already provided in the Treaty of Lisbon" - Elmar Brok (EVP/CDU) +++ EPC: How to govern Europe better: Reflections on reform of the European Parliament, Commission and Council +++ 'State of the Union Conference 2018' - a high-level refle…

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