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IEU Environment Telegram 18 May 2018

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EU Commissison Answer - Promoting more recyclable materials - E-001399/2018 +++  ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME: EU Commission Answer - Environmental Crime Directive review - E-001060/2018 +++  PESTICIDES: EU Commission Answer - Sugar beet growing and ban on neonicotinoids - E-001298/2018 +++  REACHSmaller companies get ready for REACH - The LIFE Programme EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVProposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil relative à la réduction de l'incidence de certains produits en plastique sur l'environnementProposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil relatif aux exigences minimales requises pour la réutilisation de l'eau EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 8738 2018 Rev 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehiclesSt 9048 2018 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEA…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 17 May 2018

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WESTERN BALKANS: EU-Western Balkans summit: improving connectivity and security in the region +++ EU Commission: Promoting excellence science in the Western Balkans +++ EIB confirms support for Western Balkans on the path towards EU integration +++  ESIF: Routes4U Project: Fostering regional development through Cultural Routes +++ EP Opinion - Role of cities in the institutional framework of the Union - PE 619.142v03-00 - Committee on Regional Development +++ EU Commission Answer - Cash flow problems encountered in territorial cooperation (INTERREG) programmes - E-001575/2018 +++  HORIZONInterview with Donatella Castelli on virtual research environments supporting Blue GrowthThe latest Research and Innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe FETFuture and Emerging Technologies: 375 proposals submitted under the Research and Innovation Actions callKey Enabling Technologies pivotal to Europe’s Industrial leadership - Cefic DG CNECTWiFi4EU – Tracking Sn…

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 17 May 2018

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SINGLE MARKET: Public procurement: EU Commission urges AUSTRIA to comply with EU rules +++ EU Commission Answer - Fair competition in international calls for tender - E-001751/2018 +++  EMPLOYMENT: Working conditions: EU Commission urges ITALY and PORTUGAL to notify the transposition of EU rules on the working conditions of seafarers +++ EU Commission Answer - Labour law reforms and mass unemployment in Italy - E-001423/2018 +++ St 8576 2018 Init Future of Work: a Lifecycle Approach - Draft Council Conclusions +++  ELAStructured dialogue with VP Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen on 24.05.2018 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsS&D Group workshop: Worker's rights and fair mobility -The role of the European Labour Authority SOCIAL SECURITYEU Commission Answer - European Social Security Number - E-001397/2018 INDICATORSMarch 2018 compared with February 2018 - Production in construction down by 0.3% in euro area - Down by 0.9% in EU28 EU…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 17 May 2018

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BANKING UNION: Payment accounts: EU Commission modifies proposed financial sanction for Spain's failure to fully implement payment accounts rules +++ FINTECH: Bitkom-Thesen zum EU FinTech Action Plan +++ SOLVENCY II: EP Think-tank Briefing - Review of the Solvency II implementing measuresEMUCompleting the Odyssean journey of the European monetary union - Remarks by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, at the ECB Colloquium on “The Future of Central Banking”, Frankfurt am Main 16-17 May 2018ECB: Vítor Constâncio: Interview with the Financial TimesBernd Kölmel (ECR/LKR): „Italien soll die Eurozone verlassen“ifo-Institut: Deutsche Volkswirte sehen Macron-Vorschläge kritischBEUC: The financial crisis 10 years later: lessons (un)learned - 20 JuneECBLatest publications by the ECBCON/2018/26 Opinion on a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 establishing a European Supervisory A…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 17 May 2018

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FAC: Agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development), 22/05/2018 +++  WESTERN BALKANS: EU-Western Balkans summit: improving connectivity and security in the region - EU Commission +++ Sofia declaration of the EU-Western Balkans summit, 17 May 2018 - Council of the EU +++ Press conference remarks by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Informal Leaders' Meeting/Western Balkans Summit in Sofia +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Western Balkans summit +++ Lasting commitment and a meaningful legacy needed following EU-Western Balkans Summit - ECR +++ CDU/CSU im Bundestag zum Westbalkan-Gipfel der EU: Viel Schatten - wenig Licht +++ WKÖ: Westbalkan braucht glaubhafte Erweiterungsperspektive +++  UKRAINE: EP Opinion - Further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine - PE 620.988v02-00 - Committee on Foreign AffairsEU Commission Answer - Association agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia - E-000584/2018EU-Abgeordneter He…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 17 May 2018

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INFRINGEMENT PACKAGE: EU Commission: May infringements package - key decisions +++  TRANSPARENCY: Ombudsman sends Special Report to Parliament on lack of Council legislative accountabilit +++  MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of the Accolade Group by Carlyle +++  VAT: EP Draft report - Common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises - PE 621.115v02-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  TAXATIONOECD releases decisions on 11 preferential regimes of BEPS Inclusive Framework MembersBahrain and the United Arab Emirates join the Inclusive Framework on BEPSOECD: Comments are invited on a draft toolkit that will help developing countries address profit shifting in the mining sector CJEUEU General Court confirms the validity of the restrictions introduced at EU level in 2013 against the insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to beesT…

IEU Environment Telegram 17 May 2018

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REACH: REACH 2018 registrants: get support through our online chat +++  AIR QUALITY: Air quality: EU Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution +++ Nicolas Hulot et Elisabeth Borne confirment la détermination du Gouvernement à lutter contre la pollution de l’air pour protéger la santé des Français +++ EU Commission Answer - Clean air - access to information - E-001196/2018 +++ MdEPs Caspary, Gieseke und Lins (EVP/CDU): Luftqualität - Klage gegen Deutschland voreilig +++ CDU/CSU im Bundestag: EU-Kommission sollte Maßnahmen zur Luftreinhaltung unterstützen, nicht behindern +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Environmental impact: EU Commission calls on CYPRUS, IRELAND and SPAIN to fully enact new EU rules into national legislation +++  WATERWater: EU Commission urges on GREECE to comply with rules on flood preventionDrinking water: Commission urges SPAIN to enact EU rules on drinking water WASTE WATERUrban waste water: Commission urges ITALY to…

IEU Climate Telegram 17 May 2018

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EU ETS: EU Commission Answer - Enlarging the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to include Switzerland - E-005549/2017 +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: EU Commission: Europe on the Move: Commission proposes first ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles +++ Workshop proceedings: Post 2020 CO2 Emission Targets for Cars and Vans - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ EEA: New vans sold in Europe in 2017: large decrease in annual average CO2 emissions +++ Monitoring of CO2 emissions from vans – Regulation 510/2011 - EEA dataset +++ EU JRC: Scientific support to the third "Europe on the Move" package +++ EVP/CDU Statement zu EU-Kommission und CO2 Lkw +++ Truck industry reacts to EU proposal for first-ever CO2 standards - ACEA +++ EPP Group in favour of capping CO2 emissions for trucks +++ Investors letter to Juncker on EU investment in clean energy and transport +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMAProposal …

IEU Energy Telegram 17 May 2018

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ENERGY UNION: Workshop documentation: Brexit and Energy Policy - 16-05-2018 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++  BATTERIES: Transport & Environment: EU battery plan an opportunity for Europe to do batteries cleaner and better +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Energy efficiency of buildings: Commission requests the NETHERLANDS to correctly EU rules on energy performance certificates +++  NUCLEAR ENERGY: EU Commission Answer - Emergency plan in the event of nuclear accident - E-001504/2018Nuclear waste: EU Commission refers Austria, Croatia and Italy to Court for failing to notify national programmesNuclear waste: EU Commission urges 20 Member State to correctly transpose EU rulesNuclear safety standards: EU Commission calls on 9 Member States to transpose EU legislation GAZPROMCredit Agricole CIB to provide EUR 600 million credit facility to GazpromBoard of Directors reviews financial discipline in North Caucasus Federal District - GazpromPower of…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 16 May 2018

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BLUE INVEST: Blue Invest: Bringing together start-ups and investors in the maritime economy - EU Commission +++  ESIF: EU Commissioner Crețu in the Republic of Moldova, on EU support to the country's regional development +++ EP Opinion - The impact of EU cohesion policy on Northern Ireland - PE 620.996v02-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control +++ EPP Group event: Externalities: a win-win situation in cohesion policy +++  HORIZON 2020: EP ITRE Committee: Science and innovation open to the world - debate +++  LIFEEP Subject files - LIFE working group - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety DG CNECTICT 2018 Conference MFFHighlights - Discussion on proposal for EU's Multiannual Financial Framework for period 2021-2027 - Committee on Budgets EU COMMISSION REGISTERProposition de décision du Parlement européen et du Conseil relative à la mobilisation du Fonds de solidarité de l'Union européenne aux fins du paiement d'avances…

IEU Growth & Jobs Telegram 16 May 2018

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INNOVATION: EP ITRE Committee: Science and innovation open to the world - debate +++  EMPLOYMENT: EP Draft opinion - Employment and social policies of the euro area - PE 620.972v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education +++ EP Report - Implementation report on the EU Youth Strategy - A8-0162/2018 - Committee on Culture and Education +++  SMES: Plans to redefine SMEs biased towards bigger companies - GUE/NGL +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehiclesDG EMPLREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Report from the Commission on the mid-term evaluation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT MID-TERM EVALUATION of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Report from the Commis…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 May 2018

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WESTERN BALKANS: EU Commission President Juncker participates in Leaders' Meeting and EU - Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria +++ Update on EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, 17/05/2018 +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit and the Leaders' agenda dinner +++ EPP reiterates its unequivocal support for a credible Western Balkans enlargement +++ S&Ds: EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia must confirm a credible enlargement perspective for the region +++ Integration of the Western Balkan countries should remain a top EU priority, insist European and regional civil society organisations - EESC +++ European  Movement International: Bridging the EU and the Western Balkans +++  USA: DIW: Handelspoker mit Trump: Europäische Geschlossenheit trotz unterschiedlicher Positionen. Kommentar von Ferdinand Fichtner +++  CANADAWirtschaft unterstützt Regierung bei rascher Ratifizierung von CETA - WKÖ TRADE POLICYEP R…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 16 May 2018

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BANKING UNION: “We have more muscle to enforce our goals”- Interview with Anneli Tuominen, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB +++ Brexit: impact of a potential transition period - ECB Banking Supervision +++ EURO CLEARING: EPP Group: Brexit: no arbitrary decisions on British clearing houses +++ EVP/CSU: Euroclearing nach EU-Spielregeln +++ EU must have control over supervision of euro clearing houses, say S&Ds +++ SUSTAINABLE FINANCEEP Report - Sustainable finance - A8-0164/2018 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsDENMARKDenmark: IMF Concluding Statement for the 2018 Article IV ConsultationCZECH REPUBLICCzech Republic: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV MissionECBQuestion to the ECB - Loan settlement proposals drawn up by banks - PE 620.952v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsIMFIMF: Working Paper No. 18/115 : Employment Time and the Cyclicality of Earnings GrowthIMF: How Can the Caucasus and Central A…

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