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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# EFSI 2.0: Investment plan for Europe: EU Council extends EFSI until 2020 +++ MEPs prolong and expand EU investment plan up to €500 billion +++ #InvestEU: EU Commission and European Investment Bank Group welcome final adoption of extended and improved European Fund for Strategic Investments +++ EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen's speech at the European Parliament plenary debate on EFSI 2.0 +++ Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe: premier financement vert dans le secteur du transport maritime, 150 millions d'euros à Brittany Ferries +++ EP Text adopted - Extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0478 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ EP Workshops - Investments in the EU: where are we? EFSI, ESIF and Financial Instruments - 23-01-2018 - Committee on Budgetary Control # EFSI - REACTIONSEPP: EFSI 2.0 will boost sustainable investments in EuropeS&…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# INDUSTRIES: EU Commission gives new support to help industrial transition regions build resilient and low-carbon economies +++ EU Commission: Reporting on the main outcome of the workshop on standardisation to support Digitising European Industry +++ # EMPLOYMENT: EP Think-tank EU Fact Sheets - Free movement of workers +++ EP Think-tank Briefing - Revision of the Blue Card Directive # INDICATORSOECD unemployment rate back to pre-crisis level in October 2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & SMECOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 809 on entrusting budget implementation tasks to the European GNSS Agency and the European Space Agency linked to the deployment and exploitation of the European GNSS Systems (EGNOS and Galileo)COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… implementing Regulation (EU) No 595/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the determination of the CO2 emissions and fuel …

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# JAPAN: EU Commissioner Jourová in Japan to make progress on data flows # IRAN: Speech by HR/VP Frederica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary session on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) # ACP: EU proposes a modernised partnership with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries +++ EU Commission Q&A on Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific# WTO: DG Trade: Joint Statement on a Global Level Playing Field - MC11Latest publications regarding the WTO MinisterialICC presents recommendations from the Buenos Aires Business ForumPublic and private sector leaders exchange best practices to implement Trade Facilitation AgreementBuenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower womenWTO and ICC announce third successful proposal under “Small Business Champions” initiative“We must be able to connect with our citizens“: MC11 ChairDG Azevêdo: “WTO provides the stability and certainty that businesses nee…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# EMU: Jens Weidmann: Monetary union - ever a work in progress? The euro area torn between the Maastricht framework and fiscal union +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - European Stability Mechanism - 12-12-2017 +++ EPC: More economic discipline needed in EMU reforms +++ # ESMA: Latest publication by ESMA +++ ESMA Library document - Letter to EFRAG on Exposure Draft on Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 +++ ESMA Library document - Letter to EFRAG on Exposure Draft Amendments to IAS 8 +++ ESMA Library document - Letter to IASB on Exposure Draft on Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 +++ ESMA Library document - Letter to IASB on Exposure Draft Amendments to IAS 8 # BANKING UNIONEP Text adopted - Renewal of the mandate of the Chair of the Single Resolution Board - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0486 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional editionEP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - Banking Union# EBAEBA publishes final Guidelines on security measures under PSD2# BASEL IIIEP Think…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# EU SUMMIT: Agenda of the European Council on 14-15/12/2017 +++ Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council ahead of their meetings on 14 and 15 December 2017 +++ Main results of the General Affairs Council, 12 Dec 2017, preparing the summit +++ EU Council approves the EU's legislative priorities for 2018-2019 +++ EP Think-tank: Briefing - Outlook for the meetings of EU leaders on 14-15 December 2017 - 12-12-2017 # BREXIT: Main results of the General Affairs Council (Art. 50), 12 Dec 2017Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50)UK should stay within Euratom regime and ECJ jurisdiction - UK Parliament# SECURITY UNIONSecurity Union: EU Commission closes information gaps to better protect EU citizensEU Commission FAQ: Interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management# TAXATIONEP Think-tank Tax transparency for intermediaries [EU Legis…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# GLYPHOSATE: Glyphosate: EU Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments +++ EU Commission Q&A: Reply to European Citizens' Initiative on Glyphosate and announces more transparency in scientific assessments +++ Die Grünen zur Bürgerinitiative gegen Glyphosat: EU-Kommission will mehr Transparenz in Zulassungsverfahren von Pestiziden # FORESTS: EP Think-tank EU Fact Sheets - The European Union and forests # FOOD & FEED: EP Opinion - A European Strategy for the promotion of Protein Crops - Encouraging the production of protein and leguminous plants in the European agriculture sector - PE 610.801v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety # ROTTERDAM CONVENTIONPIC Circular now available - Rotterdam Convention# EU COUNCIL REGISTERPe 45 2017 Rev 2 DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL AMENDING DIRECTIVE 2004/37/EC ON THE PROTECTION OF W…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# ONE PLANET SUMMIT: Align Investment, Subsidies with Needs of Green Economy, Not Fossil Fuels, Secretary-General Urges at One Planet Summit +++ EU Commission unveils Action Plan for the Planet +++ Accelerating local and regional climate action – Speech by Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič +++ One Planet Summit in Paris to accelerate climate action - EP Research Service +++ Bundesumweltministerium: Pariser Klimagipfel "One Planet Summit": Umwelt- und Klimaminister aus Frankreich, Deutschland, dem Vereinigten Königreich, Schweden und den Niederlanden bekennen sich zur Prüfung oder Einführung eines wirksamen CO2-Preises in relevanten Sektoren +++ Ein Planet - eine Aufgabe - S&D / SPD +++ WWF Statement on the One Planet Summit +++ Germanwatch begrüßt Ankündigungen beim Gipfel in Paris, fordert aber mehr Finanzierung für Anpassung an den Klimawandel # CLIMATE FINANCEEU Commission: Questions and answers on EU and Cl…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 12 Dec 2017

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# CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE: EP Opinion - Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation - PE 610.699v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development # ENERGY UNION: EP Draft report - Common rules for the internal market in natural gas - PE 615.314v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy # SUSTAINABLE FUELS: EU Commission challenges researchers and innovators to turn sunlight into sustainable fuel# GAZPROMGazprom and CNPC hold meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee# OPECOpening Remarks by OPEC Secretary General# GERMANYdena: Digitale Energiedienstleistungen – für den privaten Anwender entscheidet der Zusatznutzen# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERGYProposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Repealing Regulation (EU) No 256/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the European Union, replacing Council Regulatio…

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