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ENISA Opinion Paper on Cryptocurrencies in the EU

The main drivers for the adoption of cryptocurrencies, according to ENISA , include cost reductions, improved risk management, and automated regulatory compliance. The increasing use of cryptocurrencies may yield a number of benefits for citizens and industry. For instance, the decreased transaction and operational costs associated with cross-border transfer of funds could (optimistically) reduce the total global costs for remittances by up to EUR 20 billion. 

In this paper, ENISA presents its views on cryptocurrencies, summarising the technical aspects thereof, highlighting the key risks they may involve and discussing various potential regulatory approaches.

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/enisa-position-papers-and-opinions/enisa-opinion-paper-on-cryptocurrencies-in-the-eu

Guía de la Transformación Digital

Un documento de Consulta donde encontrará los pasos básicos para iniciar o reforzar un proceso de transformación digital empresarial para responder a las inquietudes sobre transformación digital es prudente emplear una metodología que permita conectar directa- mente la estrategia con el despliegue de proyectos en la organización.

http://cintel.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Gu%C3%ADa-de-la-Transformaci%C3%B3n-Digital-CINTEL.pdf

Understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package

The new guide helps the reader understand the approval process related to energy efficiency, explaining the main elements of the process and the issues under review on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

It also provides an update on where we are in the approval process and when the final approval is expected.

https://www.eceee.org/all-news/news/news-2017/new-maze-guide-energy-efficiency-in-the-european-commissions-clean-energy-package/

https://www.eceee.org/static/media/uploads/site-2/policy-areas/steering_through_the_maze_7(winterpackage).pdf

Natural Infrastructure Schemes in practice: how to create new markets for ecosystem services from land

This report analyses the economic viability of NIS transactions using a hypothetical scheme in North West England. In this projection, the scheme would enable England’s struggling upland farmers to earn new income by entering into private water management contracts with businesses and organisations in areas susceptible to flooding. The buying organisations would also see savings and many others would benefit from the reduction of flood risks.

This report makes recommendations for post-Brexit agricultural policies that support this new market and, therefore, sustainable farming and flood protection.

http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/natural_infrastructure_schemes_in_practice.php

Investing in European networks: The Connecting Europe Facility

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), launched in January 2014, is a flagship funding programme of the Europe 2020 Strategy in the sectors of transport, energy and telecommunications. It is key to supporting the European Commission’s priorities related to investment, jobs and growth. By providing targeted EU investment for infrastructure projects in these sectors across all Member States, the programme contributes to connecting Europe and its regions, to ensuring a sustainable and efficient transport network, integrating the European Single Market, as well as supporting a connected Digital Single Market and a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.

https://ec.europa.eu/inea/sites/inea/files/cef_implementation_brochure_web_final.pdf