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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Juncker Plan in Sweden: EIB provides EUR 30 million for iZettle's research and development

iZettle, a Swedish financial technology company, will receive EUR 30 million in debt funding from the European Investment Bank in the coming three years. The funds are earmarked for research and development of financial and commercial tools that address the needs of smaller companies.The transaction with iZettle was made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, in which the EIB Group and the European Commission as strategic partners aim to boost the competitiveness of the European economy.

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Financement des « Smart Cities » en Belgique : déjà plus de 100 projets pour 660 millions d'euros

Depuis l'annonce en juin 2014 du partenariat de Belfius et de la Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) visant à soutenir le développement des «Smart Cities» en Belgique -- une première européenne --, plus de 100 projets intelligents et durables, contribuant notamment à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique et à l'émergence de l'économie circulaire, ont déjà pu bénéficier de l'accompagnement et des conditions de financement avantageuses fournis par les deux institutions.  Soit un montant total, à ce jour, de 660 millions d'euros, dont 260 millions dans le cadre du second programme, intitulé Smart Cities, Climate Action & Circular Economy, lancé il y a seulement 10 mois. Un bilan plus que positif qui confirme clairement que la dynamique des «villes intelligentes» est en marche en Belgique, y compris dans les plus petites communes. 

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101/2017 : 19 September 2017 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-284/16


According to Advocate General Wathelet, the arbitration clause in the investment protection agreement concluded between the Netherlands and Slovakia is compatible with EU law
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Today, the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) and the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation.

The objective of the MoU, signed by the Executive Director of eu-LISA, Krum Garkov, and the President of Eurojust, Michèle Coninsx, is to promote effective cooperation and the exchange of information, expertise and best practice in the area of ICT activities and services. The MoU will strengthen the existing cooperation in strategic matters, providing added value for both organisations and their stakeholders.

Part of the MoU concerns the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), referring to the foreseen access rights of Eurojust and the exchange of information relevant to the effective implementation thereof.

According to the MoU, eu-LISA and Eurojust may also assist each other with know-how, best practice and lessons learned in the management of human resources, premises, internal and external audits, finance and procurement.

The Executive Director of eu-LISA, Krum Garkov, emphasised: 'Signing today the Memorandum of Understanding is an important step in reinforcing the established partnership between our two Agencies. I am certain that close cooperation between eu-LISA and Eurojust is essential for the development of modern and efficient justice systems in Europe. The experience and knowledge we have in Information and Communication Technologies should be shared on a regular basis thus providing added value to both parties and its stakeholders.'

The President of Eurojust, Michèle Coninsx, said: 'I am very pleased to host this signing ceremony today at Eurojust to formalise our cooperation with such a trusted partner. eu-LISA is responsible for managing huge international databases, such as SIS II, EES, ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN and VIS, allowing us to access vital data to aid with our mission of fighting serious organised cross-border crime.'



The European Agency eu-LISA manages large-scale information systems in the area of freedom, security and justice. It operates Eurodac, the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) and the Visa Information System (VIS). eu-LISA is responsible for keeping the IT systems under its control fully functional in order to allow continuous and uninterrupted exchange of data between national authorities. eu-LISA ensures that it applies the highest level of information security and data protection to the information it is entrusted with.

In order to allow eu-LISA to accommodate the growing need for integration and synergies between existing and future large-scale IT systems, the Commission presented in June 2017 a legislative proposal to broaden the Agency's mandate. The proposal foresees eu‑LISA taking responsibility for development, implementation and operational management of three new large-scale IT systems: the Entry Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System – Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN).

The seat of the Agency is in Tallinn (Estonia), whilst the operational management is carried out in Strasbourg (France). eu-LISA also has a business continuity site in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria) and a liaison office in Brussels.

The European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) was established to stimulate and improve the coordination of investigations and prosecutions and the cooperation between the competent authorities in the Member States. In particular, Eurojust facilitates the execution of requests for international mutual legal assistance and extradition. Eurojust supports in any way possible the competent authorities of the Member States to render their investigations and prosecutions more effective when dealing with serious cross-border crime.

Eurojust's competence covers various types of crimes and offences, including terrorism, drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, counterfeiting, money laundering, computer crime, crime against property or public goods, including fraud and corruption, criminal offences affecting the European Community's financial interests, environmental crime and participation in a criminal organisation.

The seat of Eurojust is in The Hague (Netherlands).



eu-LISA: http://www.eulisa.europa.eu

Eurojust: https://www.eurojust.europa.eu



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Publication Date: 19/09/2017
Expiration Date: 01/01/1900 00:00
Location: The Hague
Meta Tags: JHAA; Cooperation; collaboration
Theme / Event: European Institutions; Partners
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July 2017 compared with June 2017 - Production in construction up by 0.2% in euro area - Up by 0.5% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 September 2017 In July 2017 compared with June 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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