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IEU Single Market Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EMPLOYMENT:  EU Commissioner Thyssen participates in G20 meeting of Labour and Employment Ministers +++  Governments must take further action to boost job opportunities at an older age, says OECD +++  July 2019: Euro area unemployment at 7.5%, EU28 at 6.3% +++  INNOVATION:  12 September: Innovators supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology present their projects +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER:  DG GROW +++  Décision de la Commission de ne pas adresser d'observations, d'avis circonstanciés ni de blocages à l'encontre de certains projets +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Draft agenda - Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - PE640.614v02-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3736 2019 Init WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION (Motor Vehicles) St 11306 2019 Init The Future of Work: the European Union promoting the ILO Centenary Declaration - Draft Council Conclusions *

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  FAC:  EU foreign ministers in Helsinki: discussions included wider Middle East, hybrid threats and Arctic region +++  Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) +++  MERCOSUR:  EP Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: The trade pillar of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement - 30-08-2019 +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Agreement with Mercosur - P-002464/2019(ASW) +++  RUSSIA:  Vladimir Putin will attend fifth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, September 4–6 +++  SANCTIONS Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG TRADE Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union under Article 218(9) of

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECB:  European Banking Federation: ECB-candidate Lagarde to answer questions in the European Parliament +++  Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview with Market News +++  Taking stock of the functioning of the EU fiscal rules and options for reform +++  BANKING UNION:  Feedback on the input provided by the European Parliament as part of its “Resolution on Banking Union – Annual Report 2018” +++  The financial agenda of the European Banking Federation +++  ROMANIA:  IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Romania +++  IMF Country Report No. 19/278 : Romania : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Romania +++  IMF IMF Working Paper No. 19/184 : Optimal Macroprudential Policy and Asset Price Bubbles BIS Bank intermediation activity in a low interest rate environment A disaster under-(re)insurance puzzle: Home bias in disaster ris

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  THE FINNISH EU PRESIDENCY:  Finland’s Presidency Programme to be presented before the European Parliament +++  BREXIT:  UK Government: Get ready for Brexit: check what you need to do +++  UK Government: VAT for businesses if there's no Brexit deal +++  UK Government: Apply for a grant to help businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit +++  STATE AID:  EU Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in Poland for indirect emission costs +++  MERGERS EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Sumitomo and PT Tuah Turangga Agung EU Commission clears acquisition of Gategroup by Temasek and RRJ Captital Concentrations : La Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint d'une entreprise commune nouvellement créée par les filiales d'AXA et le groupe NN DATA PROTECTION Privacy and personal data protection [European Parliament impact 2014-2019] CONSULTATIONS Media adv

IEU Environment Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  WATER SECURITY:  Water Security International Reporting Tour Brings Journalists to United States +++  OCEANS:  New Oceans Treaty Must Be Robust, Practical in Application, Delegates Stress, Closing Third Round of Marine Biodiversity Negotiations +++  COPPER:  EEA: Copper concentration in European Union soils +++  AIR POLLUTION EU Commission Answer to a written question - Clean Air Programme - P-002162/2019(ASW) MICROPOLLUTANTS EU Commission: How the occurrence and concentration of micropollutants vary across Austria CIRCULAR ECONOMY Waste potential: more of our refuse electronics, furniture and leisure goods could be re-used, suggests German study EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3762 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Synergies / Int. Chemicals) St 11797 2019 Init Discussion paper on the state of environmental criminal law in the European Union - Follow-up to the discussion on 23 July 2019 St 1

IEU Climate Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IPCC:  Media reports on the draft IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate +++  OZONE:  Ozone Secretariat walks the talk on carbon neutrality - UNEP +++  CAR EMISSIONS:  Final programme ACEA Summit ‘Leading the mobility transformation’ +++  AVIATION EMISSIONS National Aviation Conference 2019 - on the path towards sustainable aviation in the 21st century EVP/CDU/CSU: Gegen Dumpingpreise im Flugverkehr - Peter Liese unterstützt CSU-Vorstoß ADV-Präsident Stefan Schulte: „Intermodalität fördern, statt neue Steuern einführen“ *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Energy Telegram 30 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY STATE AID:  EU Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in Poland for indirect emission costs +++  ENERGY UNION:  Nearly €937 million requested in Horizon 2020 energy funding +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  EFET response to the ACER consultation on the design of transmission rights in the CORE region (switch to FTRs) +++  ENERGY GRID 450 MHz as an opportunity for the energy transition: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy publishes expert opinion on telecommunications infrastructure for the digitisation of the energy transition BIOFUELS Biofuels – compliance of Universal Feed Assurance Scheme with sustainability criteria Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops - TASCC (Compliance with sustainability criteria for biofuels) Klimaschutz im Verkehr mit nachhaltigen regenerativen Kraftstoffen *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our m

IEU Single Market Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  INDUSTRY 4.0:  EU Auditors assess EU support for industry 4.0 and digital innovation in Europe +++  DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET:  Highlights - Presentation of the priorities for Finland’s Presidency - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  Presentation of the studies on Digital single market and on consumer protection - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++  Vorstellung der DIHK-ibi-Studie "Wie international ist der deutsche Online-Handel?" +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER:  Exchange of views with European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  EMPL Coordinators results - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant le règlement (UE) n° 1309/2013 relatif au Fonds européen d'ajustement à la mondialisation pour la période 2014-2020

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  Corporate Europe Observatory: Re-opened EU-US trade talks threaten standards on both sides of the Atlantic +++  The Future of EU–US Cooperation in Space Traffic Management and Space Situational Awareness - Chatham House: Publications +++  RUSSIA:  Russian President: Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel +++  UKRAINE:  ECFR: Ukraine’s security and judicial reforms in the Zelensky era +++  DEFENCE & FOREIGN MINISTERS EU defence ministers discussed new technologies and the developing of defence cooperation Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers Europa packt gemeinsam an: Maas beim Treffen der EU-Außenminister MERCHANDISE TRADE G20 international merchandise trade continues to fall in the second quarter of 2019 SANCTIONS On Sanctioning of Four Financial Facilitators for Hamas Sanctioning o

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECB:  Appointment of the President of the European Central Bank - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  Public Hearing with the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  Public Hearing - Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++  DRAFT REPORT on the Council recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank - PE639.816v02-00 +++  DRAFT REPORT on the proposal of the European Central Bank for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank - PE639.671v02-00 +++  BANKING UNION:  European Banking Summit - Agenda available +++  VIRTUAL CURRENCIES:  ECB: In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution? +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Facebook's digital currency - E-002268/2019(ASW) +++  G

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  THE NEXT EU COMMISSION:  Parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate and approval of the College of Commissioners (investiture) [European Parliament impact 2014-2019] +++  BREXIT:  Experts questioned on UK's financial obligations in 'no deal' Brexit - UK Parliament +++  £3 million grant to help UK nationals in EU for Brexit +++  UK Government: Get ready for Brexit +++  BEPS:  OECD: Canada and Switzerland deposit their instruments of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention +++  MERGERS Concentrations : La Commission autorise l'acquisition de Wessanen par PAI Partners CODE OF CONDUCT Follow up to the 2009 and 2014 Studies on the Code of Conduct for Commissioners - Committee on Budgetary Control OLAF Exchange of views with OLAF Director General and OLAF Supervisory Committee - Committee on Budgetary Control EUROJUST Invitation to press conference - Launch of Judicial Counter-Te

IEU Environment Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  BIODIVERSITY:  UN: Delegates Discuss Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Establishment of Scientific Body, as Marine Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations Continue +++  WATER:  Die Grünen/EFA zur Nitrat-Richtlinie: Bundesregierung kann oder will nicht für sauberes Trinkwasser sorgen +++  AIR POLLUTION:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Pollutant emissions from cruise traffic - E-002241/2019(ASW) +++  UK Environmental Audit - House of Commons - Select Committee EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3737 2019 Init Working Party on Commodities on 4 September 2019 Cm 3761 2019 Init Working Party on the Environment EFSA BRIEFS EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2018 Review of the existing maximum residue levels for emamectin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a we

IEU Climate Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  IPCC & IAEA:  IPCC Head to Speak at International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power +++  EU ETS:  Bruegel: Border Carbon Tariffs: Giving Up on Trade to Save the Climate? +++  SWITZERLAND:  Switzerland sets net zero 2050 emissions goal, still plans to use offsets - Carbon Pulse +++  UN Decades of progress ‘can be wiped out overnight,’ UN chief laments at climate session in Yokohama CLIMATE CHANGE WMO: Widespread fires harm global climate, environment GERMANY Der Klimawandel erhöht den Druck auf die Landwirtschaft - CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER Draft agenda - Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - PE640.649v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time -

IEU Energy Telegram 29 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  CEER publishes Pan-European cost-efficiency benchmarking for electricity and gas transmission system operators +++  Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Änderung des Energiewirtschaftsgesetzes zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie (EU) 2019/692 des Europäischen Parlamentes und des Rates über gemeinsame Vorschriften für den Erdgasbinnenmarkt +++  Director Kopač attends the inaugural session of the new Ukrainian Parliament +++  GAZPROM:  Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the six months ended June 30, 2019 +++  Alexey Miller holds conference call marking Oil and Gas Industry Workers Day +++  ENERGY GRID:  NGO Training: The Role of the Grid in the Energy Transition +++  RENEWABLES Erneuerbare Energien: Corporate Green PPAs entscheidend für Energiewende *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  HORIZON EUROPE:  EU Commission Consultation on Horizon Europe orientations +++  EMPLOYMENT:  Highlights - Employment and Social Policies of the Euro Area - consideration of draft report - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER:  Highlights - Exchange of views with European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  Answer to a written question - 27 000 tonnes of sunflower seeds found to contain excess levels of pesticide - E-002189/2019(ASW) +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG GROW Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par la République Tchèque sous le N° 2019/258/CZ dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535 *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your service

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  U.S. Metro Areas Exported $1.5 Trillion in Merchandise Across the World in 2018 - Department of Commerce +++  EU Commission Answer to a written question - Human rights provisions in the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) for the potential EU-US trade deal - P-002182/2019(ASW) +++  UKRAINE:  Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a meeting with the Advisor to the U.S. President: Ukraine would welcome the accession of the United States to the Normandy format +++  President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the Federal Chancellor of Germany +++  TURKEY:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Accession partnership with Turkey - E-002321/2019(ASW) +++  CHINA EEAS: Statement by the Spokesperson on recent developments in the South China Sea ARMS TRADE CONTROL Norway supports UN efforts for international control of the arms trade EXPORT CERTIFICATES Answer to a written question - Replacement of the Export Certificat

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECOFIN:  Finnish EU Presidency: EU finance ministers will meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats +++  EP In-Depth Analysis - Country-Specific Recommendations for 2019 - A comparison of Commission and Council texts (implementing the ‘comply or explain’ principle) - 28-08-2019 +++  ECB:  ECB: Monetary developments in the euro area: July 2019 +++  EFSF:  EFSF taps 2022 bond for close to €1 billion in auction +++  BANKING SUPERVISION Banking supervision in the EU: the European Court of Auditors and the European Central Bank reach an agreement on sharing sensitive bank-specific data for auditing purposes ECB: Yle Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Antti Parviala on 15 August and published on 28 August 2019 Question to the ECB - Appointment of Central Bank of Ireland Governor - PE640.606v01-00 Question to the ECB -

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COPYRIGHT:  EU Commission launches dialogue between platforms and rights holders +++  THE NEXT EU COMMISSION:  La France propose la candidature de Mme Sylvie Goulard au poste de Commissaire européen - Représentation permanente de la France +++  BREXIT:  UK Government: Secretary of State speech at the MEDEF Université d'été conference, Paris, France +++  Bringing merchandise from or to the UK in baggage or a small motor vehicle in a no-deal Brexit +++  Answer to a written question - Article 50 of the Staff Regulations and retirement in the interests of the service - new Commission and working of this article in practice - E-001716/2019(ASW) +++  ANTITRUST EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Follow-up to questions P-001336-19 and E-004315-18: Google Shopping antitrust case and update on Google Android, AdSense and local search cases - E-002202/2019(ASW) MERGERS EU Commission clears the acquisition of sole cont

IEU Environment Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  WATER:  Sweden: Keynote speech by Ms Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, to the High-Level Panel on Water Diplomacy during World Water Week on 28 August 2019 +++  Nitratrichtlinie: Bundesministerinnen stellen der EU geplante Verschärfungen vor +++  BDEW zum heutigen Gespräch der Bundesregierung in Brüssel zur Umsetzung der EU-Nitratrichtlinie +++  PESTICIDES:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - EU Legislation on plant protection products and pesticide residue - E-002270/2019(ASW) +++  Answer to a written question - 27 000 tonnes of sunflower seeds found to contain excess levels of pesticide - E-002189/2019(ASW) +++  FIAN: UN-Menschenrechtsausschuss macht Paraguay für Einsatz verbotener Pestizide verantwortlich +++  MERCURY:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - RoHS 2 Directive preventing the use of mercury in lamps - E-002230/2019(ASW) +++  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Tackling football’s e

IEU Climate Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  EU Commission amends EU ETS Auctioning Regulation for phase 4 +++  COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 to align the auctioning of allowances with the EU ETS rules for the period 2021 to 2030 and with the classification of allowances as financial instruments pursuant to Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council +++  CARBON PRICING:  Finnish EU Presidency: EU finance ministers will meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats +++  GCF:  Green Climate Fund: Leading Countries Step Up Climate Finance +++  CLIMATE ACTION EU Commission Answer to a written question - New initiatives to tackle climate change - P-002233/2019(ASW) CLIMATE CHANGE Klimawandel bedroht genetische Vielfalt der europäischen Pflanzenwelt - Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Hamburger Klimawoche: Live-Schaltung zur Präsentation de

IEU Energy Telegram 28 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  OIL IMPORTS:  EU Commission: How dependent is your country on oil imports? +++  WIND ENERGY:  Ausbau der Windenergie ist in Stocken geraten - DIHK sieht Ansatzpunkte zur Beschleunigung +++  COAL REGIONS:  Altmaier: „Mit Sturkturstärkungsgesetz sichern wir Strukturförderung von Kohleregionen bis 2038“ +++  BDEW zum Kabinettsbeschluss "Strukturstärkungsgesetz Kohleregionen" +++  VKU zum deutschen Kabinettsbeschluss eines „Strukturstärkungsgesetzes“ +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER Cm 3573 2019 Rev 1 WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Single Market Telegram 27 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  THE JUNCKER PLAN:  Juncker Plan in Lithuania: Vilnius Factoring Company to issue €10 million in new microloans with EIF support +++  European Investment Bank signs €25 million financing deal with podcast company Acast under the Juncker Plan +++  INNOVATION:  Events - ‘Scaling-up Challenge Session’ European Research & Innovation Conference workshop (DG RTD & EASME) - 3 September 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece +++  EP EMPL COMMITTEE:  What's new? - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPL COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION determining for Slovakia and for the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative the operational programmes and the priorities which have achieved their milestones with the reference to the operational programmes encoded under the following CCI numbers 2014SK05SFOP001; 2014SK05M0OP001. *Note  We publish

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 27 August 2019

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Our telegram headlines today*:  USA:  Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France in Joint Press Conference | Biarritz, France +++  The United States, the European Union, Iceland, and Norway Sign Agreement To Remove Time Constraints on Air Carrier Leases of Aircraft with Crew +++  BDI zu internationalen Handelskonflikten: Immer mehr WTO-Mitglieder schirmen ihre Märkte ab +++  SINGAPORE:  Bruegel event on EU-Singapore relations in a global context on 11 September 2019 +++  ENLARGEMENT:  EU Commission has published a number of roadmaps on Enlargement +++  Evaluation of EU cooperation with Montenegro +++  Evaluation of performance of EU Info Centres +++  Evaluation of the EU's external action support in the area of gender equality and women empowerment +++  Evaluation of the Twinning instrument in the period 2010-2017 +++  Mid-term evaluation of cross border cooperation programmes between IPA II beneficiaries +++  RUSSIA & TURKEY News

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