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INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# EFSI: Vice-President Katainen's Speech at the Sustainability and Innovation Conference, Brussels - 12 October 2017 # ESIF: Digital Cities Challenge to help cities succeed in digital transformation +++ New training module on Public Procurement for European Structural and Investment Funds authorities +++ DG Region: Irish study offers promise for chemo resistant lung cancer patients +++ AER: DG Regio supports innovation and industrial transition # EIB GROUP: Southern Neighbourhood & FEMIP Trust Fund Annual Report 2016 # DG RTDResearch Headlines - Sharper focus on gravitational waves# DG CNECTOver 100 European organisations address digital innovation in healthcareEvaluation Reports of the ENIAC/ARTEMIS/ECSEL Joint UndertakingsThe SHIELD Project: Securing against intruders and other threatsLux Film Prize finalists travel across EuropeUpdated: 62 513 votes send 20 innovators to Innovation Radar FinalReducing harmful effects of CT scans# HORIZON 2020P…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# EMPLOYMENT: EU labour markets [What Think Tanks are thinking] - EP Research Service # SMES: ICC and WTO announce second successful proposal under ‘Small Business Champions’ initiative # DG EMPL COMMITTEE: European Disability Strategy, boosting job creation and growth: committee votes # INDICATORS: OECD employment rate increases to 67.6% in the second quarter of 2017 

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INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# US-EU RELATIONS: Vice-President Katainen's Speech at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC, 17 October 2017 +++ EP Subject files - Ex-post impact assessment analyses EU-US trade and investment relations - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion +++ Bridging the narrative gap on trade - AmCham EU +++ AmCham EU attends AmChams in Europe Best Practices Conference in Dublin +++ Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece at Working Luncheon - US - White House.gov # TURKEYCER: Turkey and the EU: No end to the driftEPC: The EU should not turn its back on Turkey# GCCEU and Gulf countries trade and economic relations: EP INTA Committee workshop# SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURHOODEU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan# EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOODJetzt Projektideen einreichen: Zusammenarbeit mit Zivilges…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# UNITED KINGDOM: OECD: The United Kingdom needs to maintain close ties with EU to meet challenges of Brexit # ECB: ECB: Vítor Constâncio: The evolving risk landscape in the euro area +++ ECB: CON/2017/42 Opinion on a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 as regards the clearing obligation, the suspension of the clearing obligation, the reporting requirements, the risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a central counterparty, the registration and supervision of trade repositories and the requirements for trade repositories # BANKING UNION: Public consultation on broadening law enforcement access to centralised bank account registries +++ BEUC: The never-ending credit data mess: new study out# CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONEU Commission roadmap: Fitness Check of supervisory reporting requirements# ESMAESMA conference examines the state of European financial mark…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Agenda and background brief of the European Council, 19-20 Oct 2017 +++ Main results of the General Affairs Council, 17 Oct 2017 (non-Brexit issues) +++ Documents by President Donald Tusk for the members of the European Council: invitation letter, Leaders' Agenda and Bratislava implementation report # BREXIT: Main results of the General Affairs Council (Brexit/Art. 50) on 17 Oct 2017 +++ Statement on EU exit negotiations: 17 October 2017 - UK Parliament +++ Academics discuss devolution after Brexit - UK Parliament # PANAMA PAPERSPANA Committee to vote on its findings and recommendation - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionEP background material on Panama papersALDE on Panama Papers: Commission and Member States need to step up their efforts to tackle tax avoidanceAssassination of Daphne Caruan…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# SDG: Vice-President Katainen's Speech at the Sustainability and Innovation Conference, Brussels - 12 October 2017 # REACH: Updated: European Commission seeks input for revision of annexes to REACH for registration of nanomaterials # DESASTER REDUCTION: UNECE: From Sandoz to Sendai - highlighting the importance of improving industrial safety on International Day for Disaster Reduction # GROUNDWATER: OECD: Groundwater Allocation: Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality# UKUK Open consultation: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2017# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENVIRONMENTCOMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the EU Ecolabel# EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 11835 2017 INIT Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international tradeST 13302 2017 INIT Proposal for a R…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# CARBON LEAKAGE: EU Commission: Inception impact assessment: Carbon Leakage List 2021 - 2030 # CLIMATE FINANCE: EU Council: Climate finance: EU and member states' contributions up to €20.2 billion in 2016 +++ ST 12599 2017 REV 1 Climate Finance - Draft Council Conclusions on Climate Finance # COP23: “Climate Change is the Challenge of Our Generation” Archbishops Call for Climate Action Ahead of COP23 +++ Fiji Ministerial Sets Tone for Urgency at COP23 - UN Climate Change Conference Must be Next Step toward Paris Goals +++ Weltklimakonferenz in Bonn: Landesregierung und BMUB zeigen Klimaschutz-Lösungen "made in NRW" # EU ETSST 12580 2017 COR 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments - Preparation for the trilogue# UNFCCCUNFCCC latest documentsFccc/Tp/2017/6 Third review of the Adaptation Fund. Technical paper…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 17 Oct 2017

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# IEA: IEA: Market flexibility is improving thanks to LNG and markets currently well supplied, but gas security remains a concern #  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG publishes the Winter Supply Outlook 2017/18 and Winter Review 2016/17 +++ ACER stakeholders’ workshop on the Agency’s draft work programme 2019 +++ ACER-CEER Launch Event: Annual report on the results of monitoring the internal electricity and natural gas markets – 24 October 2017 14:00 – 17:00 +++ EFET: Has the dream of electricity balancing reform in France died again? # ENERGY CONSUMPTIONEU Environmental Agency: Gross final energy consumption of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, 2005-2015 and approximated RES share 2016# RENEWABLESWindEurope CEO talks priorities for the Clean Energy Package to EU policy-makersEU Council: ST 13344 2017 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) - Opini…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 16 Oct 2017

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# TRIPARTITE SOCIAL SUMMIT: Agenda of the Tripartite Social Summit on 18 Oct 2017 # SMES ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans # SERVICES EU Commission Answer - Rules contravening EU legislation on freedom to provide services - P-005418/2017 +++ EP Draft report - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities - PE 609.529v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ EP Draft report - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card introduced by Regulation ....[ESC regulation].... - PE 609.534v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection # FUTURE OF WORK: EESC: The future of work – EESC contribution to the ILO Centenary Initiative # EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG EMPLOYMENT Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNC…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 16 Oct 2017

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# ESIF: DG Regio: The case for a common Cohesion Policy +++ DG Regio: Cohesion alliance # EIB GROUP: EIB: President Hoyer calls on Multilateral Development Banks to learn from each other +++ We must speed up our cooperation on migration and forced displacement says EIB President Werner Hoyer at #IMF2017 # EASME: SME Instrument innovator HappyorNot raises €14 million with its smiling customer feedback stands +++ WORTH Partnership Project +++ #BIG opportunities for innovative start-ups: SME Instrument at BPI France Inno Generation # EACEACall for proposals: KA3 Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training EACEA/27/2017 - Erasmus+# EUREKAEUROGIA 2020 Call for Projects# DG RTDRoyal Society of Edinburgh: MacCormick Lecture by EU Commissioner Carlos MoedasResearch Headlines - Food sharing puts sustainability on the menuAstronomie: une "découverte sans précédent" présentée aujourd'hui par des chercheurs soutenus par des fonds de l'…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 Oct 2017

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# EU TRADE POLICY: European Trade Policy Day: Trade in a Turbulent World - 5 December 2017 # US-EU RELATIONS: EU Commission Vice-President Katainen in Washington D.C. # FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 Oct 2017 # IRAN: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council +++ EU Council on the Iran nuclear deal: EU statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action +++ "Es geht um mehr als den Iran" – Gabriel beim EU-Außenministerrat in Luxemburg +++ La France - Iran : "Il y a eu une unité de vues sur l’accord de Vienne et sur la nécessité de le maintenir" +++ S&Ds: JCPOA must be respected by all, including USA +++ JCPOA: Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano # MEXICOEU Commission publishes report and text proposals following fifth negotiation round with MexicoEU Mexico round report 5EU Mexico FTA Exception…

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