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IEU Founding Innovation Telegram 7 June 2018

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HORIZON EUROPE: EU budget: EU Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet +++ JRC to continue key role in maximising research and innovation impact +++ Bundesforschungsministerin Karliczek zum neuen EU-Forschungs- und Innovationsprogramm +++ EPP Group: New research programme: bigger budget welcome, but we need €120 billion +++ EVP/CDU: Kommission will europäische Forschung stärker an Bedürfnissen der Gesellschaft ausrichten: Wir brauchen eine Mission zur Krebsbekämpfung +++ R&I: the S&D Group expects at least €120 billion for Horizon Europe budget +++ Europa-SPD zum neuen Forschungsrahmenprogramm: Höhere Mittel für Forschung im EU-Budget nötig +++ ECR: Horizon Europe proposals: We must keep building on successful EU research programme +++ Cefic: Horizon Europe proposal reflects the true value of Europe +++ BDI zu Horizon Europe: Hohe Industriebeteiligung entscheidend für Erfolg +++ WKÖ-Präsident Mahrer zu Horizon Eur…

IEU Single Market Telegram 7 June 2018

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SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans  +++ Public procurement: Commission urges SLOVAKIA to provide further information on software services contract +++ Late payment: Commission requests ITALY to comply with EU rules on late payments +++  DEFENCE INDUSTRIES: EP Think-tank: Briefing - European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP) - 07-06-2018 +++  SME: UEAPME-Präsidentin und WKÖ-Vizepräsidentin Rabmer-Koller: Unbürokratischer Mittelzugang für KMU und angemessenes Budget als Schlüssel für mehr Innovation +++  EPOOutstanding inventors from France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US honoured with European Inventor Award 2018 - European Patent OfficeErik Loopstra and Vadim Banine receive European Inventor Award for advancing microchip manufacturingPioneer of ultra-fast laser technology: Ursula Keller receives European Inventor Award 2018 for Lifetime achievementInventor of w…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 7 June 2018

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TRADE DEFENCE: EU trade defence: stronger and more effective rules enter into force +++ DG Trade: Anti dumping and anti subsidy - SME guide +++ DG Trade: REGULATION (EU) 2018/825 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union +++  USA: EP Think-tank Briefing - Updating the Blocking Regulation: The EU's answer to US extraterritorial sanctions - 07-06-2018EU-US Privacy shield, Security Package: EP committee debatesBusinesseurope: G7 must show leadership committing to rules-based tradeSelectUSA’s $30 Billion Impact on the U.S. Economy - US Department of CommerceU.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Announces $1.4 Billion ZTE Settlement - ZTE Board, Management Changes and Strictest BIS Compliance Requirements Ev…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 7 June 2018

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FINANCIAL SERVICES: Financial services: EU Commission requests GREECE to bring its law in line with EU rules on whistle-blowers +++ Establishing a basis for European crowdfunding service providers - EU Parliament Think-tank +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: CFS: Clearing von Euro-OTC-Derivaten post Brexit – Lobbyisten verharmlosen Risiken für die Finanzstabilität und setzen sich damit auch noch durch +++  ESMA: MIFID II: ESMA ISSUES LATEST DOUBLE VOLUME CAP DATA +++ ESMA: Library document - Towards a genuine single European financial market – the role of regulation and supervision, CIRSF Annual International Conference 2018 - Lisbon - Verena Ross +++  BANKING UNIONState aid: Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee scheme NORWAY2018 Article IV Consultation with Norway – Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission CYPRUSIMF Executive Board Concludes Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Cyprus, Extends Post-Program Monitoring ECBECB/2018/…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 7 June 2018

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INFRINGEMENTS: EU Commission June infringements package: key decisions +++  BREXIT: UK Minister for Europe speech to WDR Europa Forum +++ Policy paper: Technical note on temporary customs arrangement - UK Government +++ Policy paper: Framework for the UK-EU Partnership: Transport - UK Government +++ UK and EU need to compromise for a fruitful post-Brexit relationship - UK Parliament +++ Plans for future Defence co-operation with EU needs clarification - UK Parliament +++  MONEY LAUNDERING: EU agrees new rules to make sure money laundering criminals are punished +++ EU Parliament: EU-wide penalties for money laundering: deal with Council +++ EU Commission welcomes agreement on stronger rules criminalising money laundering +++  TAX EVASIONDie Grünen: Bundesregierung will den Kampf gegen Steuervermeidung in Brüssel blockieren! STATE AIDState aid: Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee scheme MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition o…

IEU Environment Telegram 7 June 2018

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ECHA: ECHA: Guidance on identifying endocrine disruptors published +++  WASTE: EU Commission refers Spain to Court over waste management +++ Waste: EU Commission urges SLOVENIA to comply with the Court ruling and close down the illegal landfill in Bukovžlak +++ Waste: Commission urges SPAIN to comply with the Court ruling and ensure proper waste management +++  WASTE WATER: Waste water: EU Commission urges CYPRUS, ESTONIA and ROMANIA to improve the treatment of urban waste water +++  AIR POLLUTIONEU Commission on Clean Air Outlook: New report shows EU measures on emissions, climate and energy could reduce premature deaths by half in 2030Air: EU Commission calls on FRANCE to enact EU rules on industrial emissions MARINE LITTERTackling marine litter: EU Council agrees its stance on port reception facilitiesWorld Oceans Day 2018 to focus on cleaning up plastic in oceansMeeresmüll: Strenge Regeln aus der Seeschifffahrt auch an Land benötigt - Tag der Meere …

IEU Climate Telegram 7 June 2018

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CLIMATE ACTION: CAN & Greenpeace: Media briefing: EU, China and Canada summit: chance for climate leadership +++  CLIMATE MONITORING: EU Reesarch: Mapping climate change impacts on tropical diseases +++  GERMANY: dena-Leitstudie Integrierte Energiewende:  Für ein klares Klimaziel 2050 +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER
Amendments 047-047 - Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles - A8-0010/2018(047-047) - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyAmendments 048-048 - Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles - A8-0010/2018(048-048) - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 9728 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles as part of the Union's integrated appr…

IEU Energy Telegram 7 June 2018

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FUSION ENERGY; DG Energy: Europe continues to show leadership by supporting the completion of ITER, the international experimental fusion reactor +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER organises a workshop to decide on the gas booking platform for the German-Polish border +++ ENTSOG: Annual Report 2017 +++  RENEWABLESInvitation to Eurelectric & WindEurope workshop on enabling the future deployment of wind energy projects in South East Europe, 28 June 2018, SofiaEuropean Biomethane Conference 2018 – Registration Open - European Energy NetworkWWF: Member States can increase EU renewables & energy efficiency ambitionBUND zur Energiewende in der EU: Deutschland muss sich für einen ambitionierten Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien einsetzen GAZPROMGazprom: Nord Stream 2 Receives Construction Permit in RussiaGazprom: Change in date of Press Conference NUCLEAR ENERGYNuclear safety: Commission calls on BELGIUM, POLAND and SPAIN to completely transpose EU nuclear sa…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 6 June 2018

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EFSI / INVEST-EU: EU Budget: InvestEU Programme to support jobs, growth and innovation in Europe +++ The InvestEU Programme: Questions and Answers by the EU Commission +++ Speech by Vice-President Katainen at the presentation of the InvestEU Programme for the next EU Budget +++ EVP/CSU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber zu den EU-Kommissionsvorschlägen für InvestEU +++ S&D: The budgetary proposal for EU investment in strategic infrastructure lacks coherence and ambition, says Kathleen Van Brempt +++  DG CONNECT: EU Budget: EU Commission proposes increased funding to invest in connecting Europeans with high-performance infrastructure +++ Statement by Vice-President Ansip on the Digital Europe Programme +++ Budget de l'UE: remarques de la Commissaire Gabriel sur la proposition du Programme Europe numérique +++ CONNECT University Summer School Session "The Impact of Artifical Intelligence and Automation on Learning"EU-funded Success storiesEU-fun…

IEU Single Market Telegram 6 June 2018

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SPACE INDUSTRIES: EU budget: A €16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020 +++ EU Commission Q&A on the new EU Space Programme +++ Europa-SPD zum EU-Kommissions-Gesetzesvorschlag für EU-Raumfahrtprogramme: "Wirtschaftlicher Mehrwert für Bürgerinnen und Bürger" +++  SINGLE MARKET: EP Think-tank: Briefing - Optimal Scope for Free Flow of Non-Personal Data in Europe +++  EMPLOYMENT: At a Glance - Proportionality test for new national regulations for professions - 06-06-2018 +++ EU Commission Answer - Lithuania is emptying and yet the Commission continues to advocate worker mobility in Europe - E-001474/2018 +++  ELAEP Think-tank Briefing - European Labour Authority: Workshop summary reportS&Ds: We need an effective European Labour Authority that protects workers’ rights and ensures fair mobility EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil établissant le Fonds européen …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 6 June 2018

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USA: WTO: EU, Canada initiate WTO dispute complaints against US steel, aluminium duties +++ WTO: EU initiates new WTO compliance proceedings over Airbus subsidies +++ EU-US Trade: European Commission endorses rebalancing duties on US products +++ Zum Schutz unserer Unternehmen: Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und die EU fordern Ausnahmen von neuen US-Sanktionen gegen Iran +++ Brief der Regierungen Deutschlands, Frankreichs, Großbritanniens und der EU-Außenbeauftragten an US-Finanzminister Steven Mnuchin und US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo vom 4. Juni 2018 +++ OECD: Economy: Strong outlook for US economy, but challenges could threaten growthU.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determination on Stainless Steel Flanges from the People’s Republic of China +++  CHINAWTO: European Union files WTO complaint against China’s protection of intellectual property rightsEU Chamber of Commerce in China: Business Confidence Survey…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 6 June 2018

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EMU: EU ‘convergence machine’ needs upgrade to cope with technology change, says senior World Bank official +++ Banking leader urges Europe to face up to digital disruption - Banco Santander +++ DIW: Stabilisierungsfonds könnte Euroraum krisenfester machen +++  ROMANIA: Romania: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation +++ IMF Country Report No. 18/148 : Romania : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Romania +++ IMF Country Report No. 18/149 : Romania : Selected Issues +++  FINLANDFinland Adheres to the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus CYPRUSIMF Country Report No. 8/153 : Cyprus : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Cyprus KOSOVOIMF Staff Concludes Visit to Kosovo ECBMonetary policy in a low interest rate environment - Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Execut…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 6 June 2018

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AUSTRIAN EU PRESIDENCY: College of Commissioners welcomes the Austrian Government ahead of the Austrian presidency of the Council +++  REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS: EP Think-tank At a Glance - Proportionality test for new national regulations for professions - 06-06-2018 +++  COMMERCIAL DISPUTES: Working document - Expedited settlement of commercial disputes - PE 623.634v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs +++  MERGERSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Access by HgCapital and TA Associates BREXITEPC: Brexit: Stumbling over the backstop? OLAFOLAF in 2017: major investigations put an end to complex fraud schemes - European Anti-Fraud OfficeEuropa-SPD:  EU-Behörde OLAF legt Jahresbericht vor - "Betrugsbekämpfer müssen gestärkt werden" FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTSEuropean Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017 CJEUUnverbindlicher Hintergrund zu EuGH-Schlussanträgen zum unerlaubten F…

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