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IEU SMART CITIES Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDAOISPG members discussing Connected Smart Cities at a conference in BrusselsWorkshop on Standard Essential Patents in the context of new ICT standardisation developments (IoT, 5G)# SMART SPECIALISATION DG Regio: Smart Stories : Smart Specialisation in practicePublic consultation on Smart Specialisation# EU SCISThe Oslo Manifesto: your commitment to sustainable design, architecture, and city planningFind project or business partners among the cities involved in the EU smart cities initiativesGreen Digital Charter publishes case studies developed by GDC signatory cities in the fields of buildings, energy, transport and e-participation# EIP-SCCCITIES IN TRANSITION - The role of digital in shaping our future “Think Local, Act European”Seminar - Investing in Europe: Building a coalition of smart cities & regions towards a Third Industrial Revolution# SMART GOVERNANCEDG Connect: eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020: guidance to support implemen…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# EFSIInvestment Plan for Europe: EUR 200 million for SMEs in the Czech Republic# ESIFPologne: l'UE investit dans des connections routières stratégiques pour une meilleure cohésion territoriale# HORIZON 2020Horizon 2020 Prizes: Find out more about the research and innovation prizes funded by Horizon 2020GENIUS plays role in ESA map of Milky Way# DG CNECTSCIROCCO - Scaling Integrated Care in Contexte-SENS final conference - From pilots to realityOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Ministers discuss 'The Next Generation of Health Reforms'# DG RTDNew members appointed to High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice MechanismResearch Headlines - Light vehicles for a greener future: meeting users' needsEvents - 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ - 23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, LithuaniaEvents - SEA Europe Conference: European Maritime Technology -…

IEU GROWTH & INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# PUBLIC PROCUREMENT 
ST 5635 2017 INIT Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Effectiveness of Directive 89/665/EEC and Directive 92/13/EEC, as Modified by Directive 2007/66/EC, Concerning Review Procedures in the Area of Public ProcurementST 5635 2017 ADD 1 Commission Staff Working Document Evaluation of the Modifications Introduced by Directive 2007/66/EC to Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC, Concerning the European Framework for Remedies in the Area of Public Procurement / Refit Evaluation Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Effectiveness of Directive 89/665/EEC and Directive 92/13/EEC, as Modified by Directive 2007/66/EC, Concerning Review Procedures in the Area of Public Procurement

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IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# CROSS-BORDER PORTABILITYST 5600 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament# CYBER SECURITYENISA study into taxonomies for incident detection and preventionEP Motion for a resolution on the need to provide immediate protection to victims of cyber espionage - B8-2017-0039ETSI Security Week 2017EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar 2017 - Geneva Internet Platform# CLOUDOn Data Privacy Day, Keep Your Data Safe by Identifying the Threats - Cloud Security Alliance BlogCloudOpting Hackathons: business opportunities in a new Public Services Marketplace# E-GOVERNMENTDG Connect: The “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020: guidance to support implementationFinal Report - Study on “Analysis of the value of new generation of eGovernme…

IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# FACAgenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 6 Feb 2017# US RELATIONSReadout of the President's Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany - White House Press OfficeGemeinsame Presseerklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und dem Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Donald TrumpReadout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan - White House Press OfficeRussian President Vladimir Putin: Telephone conversation with US President Donald TrumpST 5235 2017 REV 1 DRAFT PROCEDURAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PRS INFORMATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USG) (HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE SIDES”) IN VIEW OF NEGOTIATING A PRS AGREEMENTST 5236 2017 REV 1 DRAFT PROCEDURAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PRS INFORMATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY (HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE SIDES”) IN VIEW OF NEGOTIATING A PRS AGRE…

IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# EMUMonetary Dialogue – 6 February 2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsEU Commission Answer - Post-programme surveillance for Ireland - E-008968/2016IMF: Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area # SPAINIMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with SpainIMF: Spain : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for SpainIMF: Spain : Selected Issues  # BULGARIARemarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at the joint press point with Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria# FINANCIAL SERVICESEP Report - Establishing a Union programme to support specific activities enhancing the involvement of consumers and other financial services end-users in Union policy making in the field of financial services for the period of 2017-2020 - A8-0008/2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs# FINANCIAL REGULATIONECA: Commission shoul…

IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# TAXATIONUpdated: Hearings - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers" - Part II - 09-02-2017OECD invites taxpayer input on peer reviews of Dispute Resolution (BEPS Action 14)OECD: Interaction between the tax treaty provisions of the report on BEPS Action 6 and the treaty entitlement of non-CIV fundsOECD: Platform for Collaboration on Tax invites comments on a draft toolkit to address the lack of comparables for transfer pricing analyses# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Intel Security by TPG CapitalMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Intel Security by TPG CapitalMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Kaican Service Limited by Centerbridge Partners and Alpha BankMergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Micheldever by SumitomoConcentrations: la Commission approuve la création d'une entreprise commune par ArcelorMittal et Cellino# BREXITEP Study - Brexit and the Euro…

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# BIOECONOMYEvents - 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ - 23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania# BLUE ECONOMYTowards sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean# CIRCULAR ECONOMYEP Draft opinion - A longer lifetime for products: benefits for consumers and companies - PE 595.378v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyGerman Environment Agency (UBA): Convincing design, not short-lived disposable goods - German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 on the lookout for smart ideas for the future# HARMFUL SUBSIDIESGerman Environment Agency (UBA): Pace of environmentally harmful subsidies phase-out continues to falter - 57 billion euros in costs borne by taxpayers# PESTICIDESEU Parliament Background Material on Safer Pesticides# THE ARCTICEuroparlTV Video - Managing Arctic interests # EU COUNCIL REGISTERCM 1324 2017 INIT Working Party on the EnvironmentST 5679 2…

IEU CLIMATE Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# COP22 / COP23Trump adviser predicts US exit from Paris Agreement, opposes carbon pricing moves - Carbon PulseFijian Prime Minister Lays Out COP23 Leadership Agenda to UNFCCCClarifying Long-term Emission Reduction Strategies - Join UNFCCC Webinar 1 FebruaryBundesentwicklungsminister Müller: Kommunale Partnerschaften sind ein Gewinn für den Klimaschutz# TRANSPORT EMISSIONSOECD: CLIMATE - More effort needed to curtail CO2 emissions in transportInternational Transport Forum: CO2 Mitigation Measures for Transport Will Not Achieve Climate AmbitionsNext EMIS Committee Meetings - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorMinutes - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - PE 597.647v01-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive SectorAmendments 1 - 205 - Report on the inquiry into emission measurements in the automotive sector - PE 597.535v02-00 - Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector…

IEU ENERGY Telegram 30 Jan 2017

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# ENERGY UNIONEU Parliament Background on the Energy Union# ENERGY MARKET DESIGNEURELECTRIC: Letter to DG Energy on the Commission’s study on a gas market design for Europe# ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG: TYNDP 2017 consultation is open until Friday!Secretariat issues Opinion on the Albanian regulatory authority's certification of electricity TSO - Energy Community # RENEWABLESDG Energy: EU Sustainable Energy Week: call for conference sessions and award nominationsNew bioenergy roadmap guide released jointly by IEA and FAO# NUCLEAR ENERGYHow the IAEA Assists Newcomer Countries in Building Their Way to Sustainable Energy# HYDROGENDiscover FCH JU 6 new projects boosting pathways for green hydrogenWasserstofferzeugung mit Photovoltaik: EU-Projekt PECSYS strebt technologischen Durchbruch an# SHALE GAS Motion for a resolution on the risk of earthquakes associated with shale gas extraction - B8-2017-0062# OIL MARKETSIMF: Oil Prices and the Global Economy # GERMAN…

IEU AGENDA Telegram 28 Jan 2017

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N## EU Commission - Upcoming Events15 Feb 2017: EU Commission adopts its monthly infringements package## EU Commission CalendarMonday 30 Jan 2017Tuesday 31 Jan 2017Wednesday 1 Feb 2017Thursday 2 Feb 2017Friday 3 Feb 2017Saturday 4 Feb 2017Outlook February 2017# E U    P A R L I A M E N T## EP Week Ahead 30 Jan - 5 Feb 2017  Energy UnionCross-border adoptionsSafer pesticidesVisa-free EU travel for GeorgiansCongo and GabonArcticAlbania, Bosnia and HerzegovinaEuropean Parliamentary WeekPresident's diaryPress briefing## EP Schedule by DayMonday 30 Jan 2017Tuesday 31 Jan 2017Wednesday 1 Feb 2017Thursday 2 Feb 2017Friday 3 Feb 2017## EP Plenary in February 2017Final draft agenda - Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - BrusselsFinal draft agenda - Thursday, 2 February 2017 - BrusselsDraft agenda - Monday, 13 February 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Strasbourg…

IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 27 Jan 2017

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# HORIZON 2020Public Stakeholder Consultation – Evaluation of Public-Public Partnerships (Art.185 initiatives) in the context of the Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation€2.14 billion requested for Horizon 2020 transport projectsEU Commission awards €218 million in grants for post-doctoral researchers# CEFPre-publication of the CEF Telecom Work Programme 2017# EFSIEU Commission Answer - European Fund for Strategic Investments and the boost to bio-industry - E-008280/2016# EIB GROUPEIB Group increases support to Czech Republic by one third to EUR 619 million in 2016# DG CNECTSharing and Reuse Conference 2017Study on benchmarking the strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy across EuropeDeveloping tools to enhance human memoryThe “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017Interview: Support Facility for the Broadband Competence Offices starting upSmart textiles for all# DG RTDResearch Headlines - A recipe for …