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IEU Dossier Autonomous & Connected Driving - Update 29 June 2020

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AUTONOMOUS & CONNECTED DRIVING - II / 2020: Die EU-Kommission will kooperierende, autonome und vernetzte Fahrzeuge und deren Verkehrsinfrastruktur fördern - doch der Rechtsrahmen ist komplex +++  # UNECE: UN Regulations on Cybersecurity and Software Updates to pave the way for mass roll out of connected vehicles - 25/6/2020 +++ UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems is milestone for safe introduction of automated vehicles in traffic - 25/6/2020 +++  # EU COMMISSION: Discours du commissaire Thierry Breton - Inauguration de la Table Ronde de l'Automobile Espagne - 29/6/2020 +++ Intelligent transport: EU Commission urges 10 MEMBER STATES to correctly apply EU rules on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services - 14/5/2020 +++ Sustainable transport: Commission calls on ITALY, PORTUGAL and the UNITED KINGDOM to report on the implementation of their national policy frameworks on alternative fuels infrastructure - 14/5/2020…

IEU Dossier Industry 4.0, Robotics & AI - Update 29 June 2020

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Our dossier headlines today*: 
# INDUSTRY 4.0, ROBOTICS & AI - 5 / 2020: Themen wie Datenzugang und Künstliche Intelligenz treiben die Debatte über Industrie 4.0 und Robotik an +++  # OECD: OECD to host Secretariat of new Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence - 15/6/2020 +++  # EU COMMISSION: EP Text adopted - Setting up a special committee on artificial intelligence in a digital age, and defining its responsibilities, numerical strength and term of office - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0162 - Thursday, Provisional edition - 18/6/2020 +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Guaranteeing economic and social rights in the age of artificial intelligence - 18/5/2020 +++ EU Commission:  Answer to a written question - Artificial Intelligence - 14/5/2020 +++  # EU PARLIAMENTStudy - Artificial intelligence: How does it work, why does it matter, and what can we do about it? - 28/6/2020Briefing - Artificial Intelligence:Opportunities and Challenges for the Internal Market and Consumer …

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 29 June 2020

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Our Smart Cities telegram headlines today*: 
REGIONAL POLICY: Main results of the video conference of ministers responsible for cohesion policy +++ ST 8760 2020 INIT Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - Overall state of play of negotiations = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 1 Cohesion Policy Package 2021-2027 - Common Provisions Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 2 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 3 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - European Social Fund Plus Regulation = Presidency Report +++ ST 8760 2020 ADD 4 Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 - Interreg Regulation = Presidency Report +++  GLOBAL CITIESEU Commissioner Ferreira participates in online launch of the joint European Commission and OECD “Cities in the World” Report URBACTCovid-19: a springboard for more food solidarity? URBAN AGENDASmartEnCity N…

IEU Environment Telegram 29 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
CHEMICALS: MEPs call on EU Commission to step up action against dangerous chemicals +++  GREEN RECOVERY: DRAFT REPORT on a new strategy for European SMEs - PE653.858v01-00 +++  BIODIVERSITY: Schulze: “Prevention and control of pandemics requires commitment to nature conservation and species protection” - Discussion with international guests explores biodiversity loss and wildlife trade as causes of pandemics +++  COVID-19 SPECIALEU Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investmentsCoronavirus Global Response: Saturday's summit raised €6.15 billion for universal access to coronavirus vaccines EFSA BRIEFSSafety and efficacy of Axtra® XAP 104 TPT (endo‐1,4‐xylanase, protease and alpha‐amylase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, laying hens and minor poultry speciesSafety and efficacy of Lactobacillus buchneri DSM 29026 as a silage additive for all animal species …

IEU Climate Telegram 29 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
JUST TRANSITION: Speeches by Executive VP Timmermans and EU Commissioners Ferreira and Simson at the Just Transition Platform Launch Event +++  GERMAN EU COUNCIL PRESIDENCY: Von der Leyen: Wir brauchen eine starke deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft +++ CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Klimaschutz in Europa gemeinsam voranbringen +++ Germany: Promoting innovation and climate action in agriculture - EIB provides a €200 million loan to KWS SAAT +++  UNFCCCNDC Partnership Forum Identifies Ways to Help Countries Recover Better  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSAverage CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans increased again in 2019EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from vans – Regulation 510/2011EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from passenger cars – Regulation (EU) 2019/631
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IEU Energy Telegram 29 June 2020

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ENERGY STORAGE: MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur decarbonisation +++  ENERGY STATE AID: EU Commission approves prolongation of tax exemption for non food-based biogas and bio propane used for heating or as motor fuel in Sweden +++ Energy Community Secretariat refers Tuzla 7 State aid case to the Ministerial Council +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSO-E and ENTSOG publish their final Joint Scenarios for TYNDP 2020 and open registration for public webinar +++ ENTSO-E innovation roadmap 2020-2030 out for public consultation +++ Update on the accession roadmap to the RR Platform due to COVID 19 outbreak +++ ACER to decide which products to use in single day-ahead coupling +++  SETISHorizon 2020 project COMETS - Collective Action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation has launched a survey BATTERY TECHU.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information to Strengthen Battery Critical Materials Supply Chains WIND ENERGYIrelan…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 29 June 2020

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IEU Environment Telegram 26 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
AIR POLLUTION: Air pollution: Most EU Member States not on track to reduce air pollution and its related health impacts by 2030 +++  GREEN RECOVERY: BDI zur EU-Ratspräsidentschaft: „Bundesregierung muss EU-Ratspräsidentschaft konsequent auf wirtschaftliche Erholung Europas ausrichten“ +++  BIODIVERSITY: BEAT+ Integrated classification of biodiversity condition in Europe’s seas +++ How rewilding could help restore Europe’s biodiversity +++  COVID-19 SPECIALEU Parliament: Briefing - Coronavirus: An uncertain outlook [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 26-06-2020List of guidance from ECDC and important publications on COVID-19Coronavirus Global Response: tune in tomorrow to summit and concertState aid: Commission approves €7.6 billion Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by coronavirus outbreak EFSA BRIEFSOutcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for lambda‐c…

IEU Climate Telegram 26 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
EU GREEN DEAL: Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform +++ Launch of the Just Transition Platform +++ BMUB: Three Presidencies for Climate: Think European–Act Local +++  CARBON PRICING: Carbon pricing study proceeds to the next stage +++  B2B PLATFORMS: BDI stellt 78 deutsche B2B-Plattformen vor: Deutsche Unternehmen behaupten sich in der internationalen Spitzengruppe +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSAverage CO2 emissions from new light-duty vehicles registered in Europe increased in 2019, requiring significant emission reductions to meet the 2020 targetsT&E: New car CO2 still rising as carmakers push polluting SUVs one year before deadlineT&E: California sets world's first sales target for emissions-free trucks AVIATION EMISSIONSAviation emissions: EU confirms its participation in the CORSIA voluntary phase from 2021 and chooses more ambitious option to calculate its offsett…

IEU Energy Telegram 26 June 2020

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ENERGY TRANSITION: Eurelectric: Targeted policies can neutralise negative social impacts of the energy transition +++  ENERGY REGULATION: E.DSO handed to Commissioner Simson their Green Plan for role and strategy in EU Recovery +++  RENEWABLES: Investment Plan supports clean energy projects in Spain and Austria +++ RGI leads broad call for very high-RES scenarios in European Energy Planning +++  WIND ENERGYInvestment Plan for Europe: EIB finances Austrian wind farms of Windkraft Simonsfeld ENERGY EFFICIENCYBriefing - New EU rules on labelling of tyres - 26-06-2020 GAZPROMViktor Zubkov reelected as Chairman and Alexey Miller as Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Board of DirectorsInterview with Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, on outcomes of Shareholders MeetingGazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting makes decisions on all agenda itemsQuorum present for all items on Shareholders Meeting agenda NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA Safeguards Now Appli…

IEU Environment Telegram 25 June 2020

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ECHA: Candidate List update: Four new hazardous chemicals to be phased out +++  THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION: Webinar on "Children and exposure to hazardous pesticides: risk reduction strategies and human rights-based approach" +++  NATURAL EMISSIONS: National Emission reductions Commitments (NEC) Directive emission inventory data +++  FORESTSOPINION on the European Forest Strategy - The Way Forward - PE646.939v02-00 ROADMAPSNotification of roadmaps published by the European CommissionEU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate ChangeAuthorisation to open negotiations and negotiate an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with TajikistanSustainable use of pesticides – revision of the EU rulesEU Drugs Agenda and Action PlanReview of the Construction Products RegulationEvaluation of ocean energy development and support policiesProlongation of the Regulation on de minimis State aid to undertakings providing services of general economic interestCons…

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