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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 18 Nov 2017

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Our IEU MONITORING headlines this week: 
# EU URBAN AGENDA: Smart towns in Central and Eastern Europe more digital and resilient +++ Karlsruhe: New brochure on the Urban Mobility Partnership +++ Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens +++ REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the Urban Agenda for the EU # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM: SMART TOWNS IN CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE WORKSHOP +++ Energy - Smart Grids Workshop: ETIP SNET South Eastern Region +++ Registration for the Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Policy Instruments # EIP-SCC'Go Local' Campaign - Citizen Engagement Manifesto Translations# EU SCISCEPS: Lessons for project developers, city authorities and policymakers from the SCIS projects# SMART GOVERNANCEDo you have ideas for eGovernment actions?eGovernment in local and regional administrations: guidance, tools and funding for implementationStories of eGovernment and Digital Public Services in EuropeFuture of government 2030+ participatory workshopFutu…

INSIGHT EU: AGENDA Weekly Telegram 18 Nov 2017

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Our IEU AGENDA this week: 
# E  U    C  O  M  M  I  S  S  I  O N: # EU Commission Upcoming Events: 20 - 21 November 2017: Broadband Days 2017 +++ 20-21 November 2017: 'Women's Rights in Turbulent Times' - Commission Colloquium on Fundamental Rights # EU Commission Calendar: 20 November 2017 +++ 21 November 2017 +++ 22 November 2017 +++ 23 November 2017 +++ 24 November 2017 +++ Outlook November 2017 +++ Outlook December 2017 # E  U    P  A   R   L   I   A   M   E   N  T# EU Parliament - The Week AheadGlyphosateBuying online: protection against defective digital goodsOnline TV and radioExport controls on dual-use goodsFunding of European political partiesECB President DraghiRenewed partnership with AfricaPresident’s diaryPress briefing# EU Parliament - Agenda by day20 November 201721 November 201722 November 201723 November 201724 November 2017# EP Annual Calendar 2017# EP Annual Calendar 2018#   E  U    C  O U  N  C  I  L# Main Council topics for the coming fortnight20 - 21 …

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# BUDGET 2018: 2018 EU budget: Agreement reached +++ Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs (Budget) Council on 17 Nov 2017 +++ EU Commission: 2018 EU budget: jobs, investments, migration challenge and security +++ Spahn: Neuer EU-Haushalt ist gutes Ergebnis für Europa # FRANCE & SWEDEN: French-Swedish cooperation for a more innovative and greener European Union # EFSI: Juncker Plan exceeds €250 billion in investment and backs new deals in Slovenia, France and Ireland +++ France: Plan Juncker - la BEI finance le groupe VALECO et sa centrale solaire de la Découverte +++ Ireland: EIB backs re-development of Limerick and confirms new urban investment plans # KEEPLatest updates in KEEPProgramme in KEEP updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Sweden (Central Baltic)Programme in KEEP updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and ArcticProgramme in KEEP updated: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG VB Central Europe# DG RESEARCH…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# SOCIAL SUMMIT: Opening speech by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth +++ Opening remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at the press conference following the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth +++ Statement of EU Commission President Juncker on the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the informal meeting of EU heads of State or government in Gothenburg +++ European Pillar of Social Rights: Proclamation and signing +++ Social Summit on jobs and growth for a stronger social Europe - EP Research Service # INDUSTRYEurope needs social consensus for strong, dynamic and sustainable industrial change - EESC-CCMI celebrates 15th anniversary with discussion on Industry and Society 4.0# EMPLOYMENTEP Think-tank - Study - Temporary contracts, precarious employment, employees’ fundamental rights and EU employment law - …

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# U.S.A.: U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from Germany +++ Joint statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs ministerial meeting # WESTERN BALKANS: Main results - EU-Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Council on 17 Nov 2017 # RUSSIA: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Russia # ASEM: Agenda of the ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 20-21 Nov 2017 +++ High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travels to Myanmar for the ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting and to Bangladesh # MERCOSUR"State-of-play of the trade EU-Mercosur" - exchange of views 22 November 2017 - Committee on International Trade# NEW ZEALANDEP Text adopted - EU-New Zealand Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation (Resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0447 - Thursday, 16 November 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Text adopted - EU-New Zealand …

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*:  
# EUROGROUP: EP Think-tank: At a Glance - The role of the President of the Eurogroup - 17-11-2017 +++ # SWEDEN: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Sweden +++ IMF: Country Report No. 17/350 : Sweden : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden +++ IMF Country Report No. 17/351 : Sweden : Selected Issues # NORWAY: Advice from Norges Bank on the benchmark index for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) # MALTAMalta: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONMiFID II: EU issues rules on the trading obligation for derivativesDIW: Capital market integration and macroeconomic stability# ESMAESMA clarifies endorsement regime for third-country credit ratingsESMA Chair Steven Maijoor's speech at EFAMA’s Investment Management ForumESMA updates Q&A on CSDR implementationESMA consults on calculation of derivative positionsE…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# SOCIAL RIGHTS: European Pillar of Social Rights: Proclamation and signing +++ Statement of President Juncker on the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights +++ In-Depth Analysis - Social governance in the European Union: Governing complex systems - 17-11-2017 - EP Think-tank # TAXATION: OECD: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency intensifies the pressure on tax evaders worldwide +++ OECD: African Ministers call for action to combat tax evasion in Africa +++ IMF Working Paper No. 17/255 : Corruption, Taxes and Compliance +++ IMF Working Paper No. 17/259 : No Business Taxation Without Model Representation : Adding Corporate Income and Cash Flow Taxes to GIMF +++ # BREXITEP Think-tank: Study - The settlement of disputes arising from the United Kingdom's Withdrawal from the European Union - 17-11-2017Replies by PM May upon arrival at the Gothenburg Social SummitBritish PM May meetings with EC President Tusk and President Macron of FranceBri…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 17 Nov 2017

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
# POLLUTION: In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace' # TRANS FATS: EU Commission: Open public consultation on the initiative to limit industrial trans fats intakes in the EU # EIR: EP Text adopted - Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0450 - Thursday, 16 November 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition # PESTICIDESEU Research: Natural enemies of crop pests will feature in the future of environmentally friendly farming# SOILSEU Research: Visual soil evaluation — a key tool for better management of risks to soils# EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 14491 2017 INIT Any other business World Maritime Days (Szczecin, June 2018) Information from the Polish delegationSt 14426 2017 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures Interinstitutional…

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