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IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 21 June 2018

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ESIF: State aid and EU funding: are they compatible? - public hearing +++ Structural reform support programme 2017-2020: EP committee vote +++  DG RTD: 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission to award four outstanding entrepreneurs +++ Research Headlines - Speeding up the search for tuberculosis vaccines +++  EIT: Latest publications by EITEIT Health MSc in Innovation and Health Care celebrates its first graduating classEIT issues call for tender for provision of medical servicesEIT RawMaterials: Call for Applications for RawMatCop 2018-2020 Programme DG EACEALatest calls by “Europe for Citizens”Call for proposals: Networks of Towns 2018 - Round 2Call for proposals: Town Twinning 2018 - Round 2 PARTICPANTS PORTALLatest publications by the Participant PortalScientific Advice Mechanism - Commission's Chief Scientific Advisors publish opinion on EU authorisation processes of Plant Protection ProductsRural RenaissanceH2020-JTI-IMI2-2018-14-two-st…

IEU Single Market Telegram 21 June 2018

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EPSCO COUNCIL: Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Social policy and health), 21-22/06/2018 +++ Coordination of social security systems: EU Council agrees general approach +++ Posting of workers: EU Council adopts the directive +++ Easier access to professions: EU Council adopts new measures +++ Transparent and predictable working conditions: EU Council reaches general approach +++ Leave and flexible work for parents and carers: Council agrees general approach on the draft directive on work-life balance +++ EU Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe +++ S&Ds welcome Council’s general position on workers’ rights. More needs to be done to ensure fairer conditions for European workers +++ Businesseurope on Employment and Social Affairs Council: steps in the direction of a more realistic approach to social Europe +++ Stand Up for the Social Pillar! - new…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 21 June 2018

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NEW ZEALAND: EU Commission: EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations +++ Government of New Zealand: New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks +++  USA: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - US tariffs: EU response and fears of a trade war - 21-06-2018 +++ Europa-SPD: EU-Parlament positioniert sich neu zu Handelsbeziehungen mit den USA: "Rote Karte für nationale Egoismen" +++ Remarks by U.S. President Trump at Protecting American Workers Roundtable +++ U.S. Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell Delivered Speech in Brussels +++  UKTrade and the Commonwealth and UK trade policy examined - UK Parliament EASTERN PARTNERSHIPMain results of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council, 21/06/2018Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference following the 1st EU-Armenia Partnership Council IRANDeclaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the situation in Iran MEXICOEP Thinktank: Briefing - Mexico 2018: Elections that will m…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 21 June 2018

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EUROGROUP: Main results of the Eurogroup, 22/06/2018 +++ EU Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference (FR/EN) +++ Remarks by M. Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 21/22 June 2018 +++ Eurogroup statement on Greece of 22 June 2018 +++ Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece +++ Time to turn the page of austerity and build a stable and sustainable future for Greece, says Udo Bullmann +++ Eurogruppe muss endlich Zusagen an Griechenland einhalten! - Gabi Zimmer, Vorsitzende Linksfraktion GUE/NGL im EP +++ Eurogroup Statement on the updated Draft Budgetary Plans of Spain for 2018 +++ Eurogroup statement on the occasion of its 20th anniversary +++ Euro Area: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission +++  ESM: ESM Board of Governors approves 2017 Annual Report ECOFIN COUNCILPreparation of the ECOFIN meeting, 22 June 2018 DENMARKDenmark: IMF Executive Board Concludes 201…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 21 June 2018

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BREXIT: Background briefs on General Affairs and General Affairs (Art.50) Councils of 26 June 2018 +++ EU Commission President Juncker on two-day trip to Dublin +++ Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar +++ Address by President Jean-Claude Juncker to the Joint Houses of the Oireachtas +++ Speech by President Juncker at the Honorary Doctorate award ceremony by the National University of Ireland +++ Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit holds fourth meeting - UK Parliament +++ Statement on EU settlement scheme - UK Parliament +++ SWP Comment: No “Global Britain” after Brexit - Leaving the EU Weakens UK Foreign and Security Policy, Closer Ties Remain in Germany’s Interest +++  ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission opens investigation into restrictions to the free flow of gas sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe TAXATIONEPP Group wants 'black list' of uncooperative companiesGUE/NGL: Apple’s …

IEU Environment Telegram 21 June 2018

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WATER: EU Commissioner Mimica participates in International Water Conference to Tajikistan +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: St 10106 2018 Init Proposal 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 vehicles - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament +++ St 10360 2018 Init REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS THE FIRST CLEAN AIR OUTLOOK +++ St 10123 2018 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment) EFSA BRIEFSPest categorisation of non‐EU Pissodes spp.Evaluation of the emergency authorisations granted by Member State Bulgaria for plant protection products containing clothianidin, imidacloprid or thiamethoxamEvaluation of the emergency authorisations granted by Member State Finland for plant protection pr…

IEU Climate Telegram 21 June 2018

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DESERTIFICATION: EU Commission: New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources +++  CLIMATE DIPLOMACY: EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini convenes high level event on "climate, peace and security: the time for action" +++  CLIMATE PROTECTION: Europa-SPD: "Absurde Entscheidung" - Konservativ-liberale Mehrheit gibt Klimaschutz-Bericht an Klimawandel-Leugner +++ --- CAR EMISSIONSFuel labelling: Information to help consumers and operators choose right fuel now publishedTransport & Environment: European carmakers invest seven times more in EV production in China than at home

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IEU Energy Telegram 21 June 2018

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GAZPROM: Gazprom: Alexey Miller and German Ambassador Ruediger von Fritsch discuss gas cooperation +++ Gazprom: Equal competitive opportunities at domestic gas market deemed important for industry’s sustainable development +++Alexey Miller visits Seversky Pipe Plant +++  ENERGY UNION: Answer - Toll-free helplines for energy, water and telecoms - E-001536/2018 +++  OPECSpeech by the Chairman of the JMMC +++ Closing Remarks by OPEC Secretary General +++ Welcoming Remarks by OPEC Secretary General +++  US  EIAEIA monthly survey tracks U.S. power plant additions EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 1 - 51 - Deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: Time to act! - PE 623.804v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy EU COUNCIL REGISTERCm 3303 2018 Rev 1 WORKING PARTY ON ENERGYCm 3302 2018 Rev 1 WORKING PARTY ON ENERGYSt 10308 2018 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion…

IEU Funding Innovation Telegram 20 June 2018

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ESIF: Poland: EU funds invest in upgrades of public transport and water treatment in Łódź and Poznań +++  COPERNICUS: 20 years of Copernicus, the EU's leading provider of Earth observation data across the globe +++  LIFE: One thousand new concepts for LIFE projects +++  INEA: INEA: Independent experts needed to assess project proposals in energy +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG REGIODÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION modifiant la décision d'exécution C(2014) 9743 portant approbation de certains éléments du programme opérationnel intitulé «Programme opérationnel FEDER 2014-2020 La Réunion» en vue d’un soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional au titre de l’objectif «Investissement pour la croissance et l’emploi» pour la région Ile de La Réunion en France et portant approbation de la modification de certains éléments de l'accord de partenariat avec la France CCI 2014FR16RFOP007 CCI 2014FR16M8PA001COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION appr…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 20 June 2018

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USA: EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs +++ U.S. Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy Report: “How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World” +++ Didier Reynders regrets the withdrawal of the United States from the Human Rights Council +++  CHINA: European Chamber of Commerce in China: 2018 Business Confidence Survey +++  EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: Commissioners Hahn and Gabriel in Belarus to participate in the Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue WESTERN BALKANSAgenda of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council, 25/06/2018 ACPFuture ACP-EU partnership: MEPs agree on concrete objectivesS&D: With the post-Cotonou Agreement, the EU must invest more in cooperation with ACP to face common challenges together EU-LACBruegel: EU-LAC Economic Forum on 26 June 2018 OECDOECD to launch new report on Trade Facilitation and the Glob…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 20 June 2018

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ECOFIN COUNCIL: Agenda & background brief on the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 22/06/2018 +++  CAPITAL MARKETS UNION: Capital Markets Union: EU Commission welcomes progress on key initiatives +++  ECB: Speech: Monetary policy in the euro area +++ ECB: Euro area monthly balance of payments (April 2018)ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-December 2017 EMURemarks by EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis at the College Readout of 20 JuneRemarks by EU Commissioner Moscovici at the College Readout of 20 JuneEVP/CSU zur WWU-Reform: Licht und Schatten bei deutsch-französischem GipfeltreffenBDI zu deutsch-französischen EU-Reformplänen: Entscheidender Impuls für substantielle Stärkung des Euroraums BANKING UNIONEcofin Council must deliver on bank risk sharing, say S&DsEU Bankenpaket - DK begrüßt gute Ansätze im ECON-BerichtDSGV: Schackmann-Fallis: „ECON-Beschluss setzt Impulse für deutliche Verbesserung des Bankenpakets“ EBAEBA up…

IEU Single Market Telegram 20 June 2018

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COMPETITIVENESS: Minister Altmaier und Le Maire legen gemeinsames Papier zur Stärkung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der EU-Mitgliedstaaten vor - Strukturreformen und Investitionen wichtig +++  EU SOCIAL COUNCIL: EU Commissioners Thyssen, Jourová and Andriukaitis participate in Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council +++  NEW DEAL FOR CONSUMERS: EP Briefing: Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers [EU Legislation in Progress] +++  SINGLE MARKETNew measures to fight against illegal competition practices in the internal market EMPLOYMENTCountries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration, says OECDEP Report - Pathways for the reintegration of workers recovering from injury and illness into quality employment - A8-0208/2018 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des obs…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 20 June 2018

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL: EU Commission discusses priority files ahead of the European Council +++  STATE AID: State aid: EU Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million +++ Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision that Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie and has to recover around €120 million in unpaid tax +++  MERGERS: Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions business by Permira +++ Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over the joint venture JVCO by HSBC Holdings plc and Global Payments Inc +++ Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over South Staffordshire by Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Mitsubishi +++  COMPETITION PRACTICESNew measures to fight against illegal competition practices in the internal market CONFISCATIONSCrime will no longer pay: EU agree new rules on mutual re…

IEU Environment Telegram 20 June 2018

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: Superbugs: MEPs advocate further measures to curb use of antimicrobials +++ Reducing the risks of antibiotic resistance being passed to humans through animal meat +++ EVP/CDU: EU-Institutionen einigen sich auf neues Tierarzneimittelrecht im Kampf gegen Antibiotikaresistenzen +++ S&Ds demand an EU-wide strategy and more funding to fight antimicrobial resistance +++  BIO DVERSITY: Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 +++  PESTICIDES: EU Commission: Agricultural pesticides found in small streams in Germany +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION laying down the methodology for the calculation of the annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags and amending Decision 2005/270/EC EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAmendments 1 - 226 - Implementation of the Plant Protection Products Regulation EC/1107/2009 - PE 623.701v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyText adop…

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