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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 12/3/2018

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# INNOVATION: EU Commission addresses regulatory barriers to innovation by signing second Innovation Deal on batteries for electric vehicles +++ IMF: Working Paper No. 18/51 : International Technology Sourcing and Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from OECD Countries  # EFSI: EU investiert in den deutschen Venture-Capital-Markt - BMWi, BMF und KfW begrüßen den Beitritt der EIB zum Venture-Capital-Fonds coparion  # ESIF: EP Draft report - Cohesion policy and the circular economy - PE 619.126v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ EU Commission Answer - The fine print of the reductions that are being mooted for post-2020 cohesion - E-007827/2017 +++ EU Commission Answer - Monitoring the use of EU funds - E-000303/2018 +++ EU Commission Answer - Broadband accessibility - E-000272/2018  # EITLatest updates published by the EIT # HORIZON 2020Discover the new H2020 robotics projects contributing to the SPARC strategyEvents - EIC Horizon Prize on High Tech…

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 12/3/2018

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# COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL: Main results of the Competitiveness Council, 12/03/2018 +++ EU Competitiveness Council adopts conclusions on EU industrial policy strategy +++ Staatssekretär Machnig: „Ratsschlussfolgerungen zur europäischen Industriepolitik zentraler Schritt“ +++ Businesseurope on EU Single Market: EU Council should build on 25 years of success and take bold action now # SINGLE MARKET: Commission launches Knowledge Centre to boost food quality and step up the fight against food fraudProtecting European consumers: toys and cars top the list of dangerous products detected - EU CommissionEU Commission Q&A on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous productsEP Think-tank: Briefing - Consumer sale of goods - 12-03-2018Europa-SPD: "Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher vor gefährlichen Produkten schützen" - Spielzeuge und Autos führen Liste der Risikoprodukte anBEUC: Dangerous consumer goods found in high numbers in EUS&Ds: Successful push …

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 12/3/2018

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# USA: EU, Japan and US met in Brussels to discuss overcapacity, steel +++ Vice-President Katainen's speech at the AmCham EU 'Transatlantic Conference', Brussels - 9 March 2018 (updated) # EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: EU Commission: Eastern Partnership meeting under a new institutional set-up: keep on delivering for the benefit of citizens +++ Speech by EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the launch of the new structure for the Eastern Partnership # UKRAINE: EU Council prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity until 15 September 2018Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press point with Mr Petro Poroshenko, President of UkraineRemarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press point with Mr Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine# RUSSIARussia’s 2018 presidential election: Six more years of Putin - EP Research Service# CANADAEU Commission Answer - Impact of CETA's provisional application - E-000…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 12/3/2018

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# CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Capital Markets Union: breaking down barriers to cross-border investments and accelerating delivery +++ EU Commission Q&A: Covered bonds, cross-border distribution of investment funds and cross-border transactions in claims and securities +++ Opening remarks by EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Capital Markets Union +++ Latest Consultations by DG FISMAInitiative on an integrated covered bond framework - 12 March 2018 - 7 May 2018Initiative on an integrated covered bond framework (II) - 12 March 2018 - 7 May 2018Regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of investment funds - 12 March 2018 - 7 May 2018Directive on cross-border distribution of investment funds - 12 March 2018 - 7 May 2018Assignment of claims - 12 March 2018 - 7 May 2018# CROWDFUNDINGCELEX:52018PC0113: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for Business# FI…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 12/3/2018

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# DISINFORMATION: Tackling disinformation online: EU Commission Expert Group advocates for more transparency among online platforms +++ BEUC: EU Commission’s expert group tackling fake news misses the point # IPR: Enforcement of intellectual property rights: EU Council adopts conclusions (link to full text) +++ CELEX:52017PC0796R(01): Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State # STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring support for Romanian energy producer CE Hunedoara# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENTSpeech by EU Commissioner Vestager: A market that works for consumers# TAXATIONEU Commission hosts working lunch with business representatives on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax BaseEU Commissaire: Pour faire de la fiscalité équitable un principe, sans exception! - Pierre MoscoviciOECD releases third round of peer re…

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 12/3/2018

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: European Commission tackles barriers to innovation: the second Innovation Deal focuses on batteries for electric vehicles +++ EP Draft report - Cohesion policy and the circular economy - PE 619.126v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development # UNECE: 50th UNECE Environmental Performance Review kicks off in Astana # PESTICIDES: Europa.SPD: "Startschuss für lückenlose Aufklärung" - Sonderausschuss zu Genehmigungsverfahren für Pestizide konstituiert sich # ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORSJoint PETI-ENVI hearing: Impact of endocrine disruptors on public health/environment - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety# PLASTICSEU Commission Answer - Plastic fibre in tap water - E-007425/2017EU Commission Answer - Environmental impact of single-use plastic items - E-000273/2018#  WASTE SHIPMENTSEU Commission Answer - Strengthening legislation on illegal waste shipments - E-000144/2018#  U.S. EPAU.S. EPA Year in Review 2017-2018#…

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 12/3/2018

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# UNFCCC: UNFCCC: Fossil Fuel Companies Ignoring Paris Goals Put USD 1.6 Trillion Investment at Risk +++ UNFCCC: International Solar Alliance to Tap the Sun in Support of Paris Goals CCS: Removing CO2 from the air – golden opportunity or dangerous fantasy? - EP Research Service +++ IEA: Commentary: US budget bill may help carbon capture get back on track # CAR EMISSIONS: Emission measurements investigation follow up: EP committee debate +++ Greens/EFA: Tax/CO2 €10bn tax gap reveals the flaws in vehicle taxes# UNFCCC REGISTERFCCC/ARR/2017/GRC - Greece. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Greece submitted in 2017. Note by the expert review team. more# EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 6933 2018 Add 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union -…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 12/3/2018

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# ENERGY TAXES: EU Commission Consultation: Evaluation of the EU framework for taxation of energy products and electricity # ENERGY UNION: Why is it so hard to reach the EU’s poverty target? - Bruegel +++ E.ON und RWE: Zwei europäische Energieunternehmen fokussieren ihre Aktivitäten # ENERGY REGULATION: SOGL: stakeholder workshop on the Continental Europe Synchronous Area Operational Agreement for Load Frequency Control and Reserves # RENEWABLESIEA: International Solar Alliance vision to contribute to global sustainable developmentIEA: 4th meeting of the Ad Hoc SDG7 Technical Advisory GroupEU Commission Answer - Argentine biodiesel - E-007180/2017# ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Commission Answer - Bitcoin energy consumption - P-000559/2018# NORDSTREAM 2Ukrainian President: Ukraine urges the EU states to reject the construction of the Nord Stream 2# GAZPROMGazprom Export LLC signed contracts to supply helium from the Amur GPP# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - W…

IEU MONITORING: EU Agenda Weekly Telegram 10/3/2018

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