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IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 19/3/2018

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# ESIF: Speech by EU Commissioner Creţu at the Conference of the Presidents Ministers-President of the regional governments of Germany +++ Cohesion policy invests in better road connection to Cyprus' largest port +++ EU Commission: Answer - Informing the public about European funds - E-000162/2018 # EFSI: €25 million of loans for cultural and creative SMEs in Belgium # EIBFinancing the Deep Tech Revolution: How investors assess risks in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)# HORIZON 2020Report on the H2020 clustering workshop of Digital Security and Privacy projectsExpert and stakeholder consultation workshop on Research on Green ICT 2020-2030# DG RTDEC H2020 Coordinators' Day on 12 April 2018 in Brussels - EARTOResearch Headlines - Nurturing Europe's cultural heritage expertiseResearch Headlines - Designing infrastructure for radio astronomy on an epic scale# DG CNECTCONNECT University Spring Session "Create your own learning environment by …

IEU MONITORING: Growth & Jobs Telegram 19/3/2018

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# SERVICES: European services e-card: vote in committee - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # EMPLOYMENT: Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States: committee vote +++ Posting of workers: MEPs and EU Council strike a deal on pay and working conditions +++ EPP Group: Towards better rules for companies and posted workers +++ EESC: Tackling long-term unemployment in the EU # PUBLIC PROCUREMENTEU Commission: Answer - Single Market Information Tool (SMIT) - obtaining information in connection with the extension of a concession without opening tendering procedures for public procurement - E-007243/2017# INDUSTRIESEU Commission Answer - The competitiveness of the European industry with regard to the manufacture of batteries and accumulators - E-007551/2017EU Commission Answer - Defence industry programme - E-007313/2017# INDICATORSGlobal upswing should be used to implement structural reforms to boost incomes and well-bei…

IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 19/3/2018

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# FAC: Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council, 19/03/2018 +++ Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council # EUROMED: Euromed Statement by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström # USA: EU Justice Commissioner Jourová visits the United States to discuss privacy and law enforcement issues +++ Exchange of views with Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, 22 March - Committee on International Trade +++ Highlights - Exchange of views on US restrictions on steel and aluminium imports, 21 March - Committee on International Trade +++ U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion ProcessU.S. Requirements for Submissions Requesting Exclusions From the Remedies Instituted in Presidential Proclamations Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States and Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States; and the Filing of Objections to Submitted Excl…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 19/3/2018

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# G20: Commissioner Moscovici participates in G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors # POLAND: OECD: Poland should build on current economic strength to innovate and invest in skills and infrastructure # ESTONIA: Estonia: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission # BANKING UNION: In-Depth Analysis - Cash outflows in crisis scenarios: do liquidity requirements and reporting obligations give the SRB sufficient time to react? - PE 614.508 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Commission: Answer - National provisioning rules for non-performing loans - E-007010/2017Deutsche Bank Research: European banks: Shrink to (pro)fit# EBAEBA published an assessment of the current credit risk mitigation framework# ESMALibrary document - Summary of Conclusions SMSG meeting 8 February 2018Library document - SMSG Advice - Response to ESMA’s Consultation Paper on draft regulatory technical standards under the new Prospectus R…

IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 19/3/2018

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# BREXIT: Statement by Michel Barnier following the latest round of Article 50 negotiations +++ EU Parliament: Brexit Steering Group reaction to Joint Draft Withdrawal Agreement +++ DAVID DAVIS’ STATEMENT: EU-UK ARTICLE 50 NEGOTIATIONS BRUSSELS, MONDAY 19 MARCH 2018 (CHECKED AGAINST DELIVERY) +++ Legal concerns for UK after Brexit raised - UK Parliament +++ Metro mayors questioned on Brexit and local government - UK Parliament +++ Bruegel: Rethinking the European Union’s post-Brexit budget priorities +++ ACEA: Brexit: EU auto makers call for urgent action to solve sector-specific issues +++ Cefic ECEG and industriAll European Trade Union call for a smooth trade continuation after Brexit +++ DIHK: Brexit-Übergangsfrist produktiv nutzen +++ BDI zur Einigung Londons mit Brüssel: Übergangsperiode vermeidet fürs Erste Härten +++ # ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission opens investigation into German grid operator TenneT for limiting cross border electricity capac…

IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 19/3/2018

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# GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PACT: EU Commission seeks mandate from Member States to negotiate a 'Global Pact for the Environment' # ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Hearing: Impact of endocrine disruptors on public health - 22-03-2018 - Committee on Petitions - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # PESTICIDES: Pesticides: special committee on EU authorisation procedure - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticidesEU Commission: Answer - EU agencies' independence in evaluating plant protection products - E-007188/2017# ECODESIGNNatural gas, EU business statistics, Ecodesign: committee votes# PLASTICSFrance: Ban on fragmentable plastics in agriculture# FORESTSWWF: Lip service on deforestation - Is the EU taking its commitment to halt deforestation seriously?# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVRecommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on a Global Pact for the EnvironmentCOMMISSION…

IEU MONITORING: Climate Telegram 19/3/2018

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# CARBON MARKETS: Neue WWF-Studie zum CO2-Mindestpreis im Stromsektor: Wirkung schon bei 25 Euro pro Tonne +++ BDEW zur WWF-Studie zum CO2-Mindestpreis im Stromsektor # TRANSPORT EMISSIONS. EP Workshop: Post 2020 CO2 emission targets for cars and vans: the right level of ambition? - 27-03-2018 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ Poland: Act amending the Act on the system for monitoring and controlling fuel quality and the National Treasury Administration Act # METHANE EMISSIONSGazprom signs Guiding Principles to reduce methane emissions across natural gas value chain# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending the work programme and the financing of the sub-programme for Climate Action in the framework of the LIFE programme for 2018 and on the financing to international climate agreements in 2018DG GROWProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU…

IEU MONITORING: Energy Telegram 19/3/2018

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# ENERGY UNION: Antitrust: EU Commission opens investigation into German grid operator TenneT for limiting cross border electricity capacity with Denmark +++ CEF: €200 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - Governance of the energy union - 16-03-2018 +++ Natural gas, EU business statistics, Ecodesign: committee votes # ENERGY REGULATIONInnoGrid2020+ 'Get ready for the twenties' - ENTSO-EENTSO-E: Mediterranean Project Closing Conference# ENERGY EFFICIENCYUpdated EP Think-tank Briefing - Revised Energy Efficiency Directive - 16-03-2018EU Commission Answer - Energy efficiency - policy target - E-000338/2018# RENEWABLESUpdated EP Think-tank: Briefing - Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020 - 16-03-2018# FUSION ENERGYImportant manufacturing milestone for ITER’s sixth Poloidal Field coil# IEAEnergy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030 - IEA# US EIAUS E…

IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 16/3/2018

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# BASEL III: Banking regulation: Commission launches consultation on the finalisation of Basel III # BIS: 20th International Conference of Banking Supervisors to be held in the United Arab Emirates - Bank for International Settlements # BANKING UNION: ECB: SSM Supervisory Manual: European banking supervision: functioning of the SSM and supervisory approach +++ EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - CASH OUTFLOWS IN CRISIS SCENARIOS - 16-03-2018# EBAEBA highlights progress in the work of supervisory colleges in 2017Latest Q&A by the European Banking AuthorityAgenda of the European Banking Federation# ESMAESMA registers SPMW Rating Sp. z o.o. as a CRA# CURRENCY UNIONSIMF Executive Board Discusses Program Design in Currency UnionsA Framework for Currency Unions and IMF LendingIMF: Program Design in Currency Unions# ECBECB: Statistics on euro area insurance corporations - Q4 2017ECB: Peter Praet: Interview with Reuters# CRYPTO-CURRENCIESEU Commission Answer …

IEU MONITORING: Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 16/3/2018

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# EU URBAN AGENDA: A new topic for the Urban Innovative Actions' Fourth Call for Proposal to be published in April +++ Identifying actions to address sustainable land-use: outcomes of the SUL-NBS fourth Partnership meeting +++ Digital Transition & Circular Economy: Last week to share your expertise and give your opinion! +++ EU Urban Agenda: We have not developed the ultimate guide towards a circular economy in cities! +++ EU Commission to EP: Answer - No transparency or public participation in the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategies (ISUDS) programme for Seville's north or Macarena district - E-000033/2018?European Week of Regions and Cities, BrusselsLaunch of the European iCapital of Innovation Award# URBACTURBACT City Festival 2018 - Save the date!# EIP-SCCEIP-SCC: GDPR anxiety? Cities may soon see benefits that soothe compliance pain# SMART SECURITYII World Forum on Urban Violence - UCLG# SMART FINANCEFuture creative citie…

IEU MONITORING: EU Agenda Weekly Telegram 16/3/2018 (linked version)

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