EU TRADE & TTIP Telegram - published 18 January 2016



# TTIP

  • Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan: Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the US
  • Study - Comparison of the EU Service Offers for the TTIP and TiSA Negotiations – EP Committees INTA, IMCO, EMPL, ITRE and AFET
  • TTIP - PowerPoint presentations and other documents at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • Letter to Barack Obama, Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk and the Heads of Government and State of the 28 EU Member States on cross-border data flows and “Safe Harbour” - signed by BUSINESSEUROPE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, DIGITALEUROPE and the Information Technology Industry Council
  • Corporate Europe Observatory: TTIP pillar already being used to torpedo public interest laws and democracy
  • vzbv: Transatlantischer Freihandel – Risiken und Chancen - Das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP aus Sicht US-amerikanischer und deutscher Verbraucherschützer

# TISA

  • EP TiSA talks: open up new markets for EU firms but protect EU consumers and public services
  • TiSA must meet the people's mandate, warn S&D MEPs
  • TiSA – Strengthening rules-based trade in services - MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66)

# IRAN

  • IAEA Director General’s Statement on Iran - Director General´s Statements
  • EEAS: Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reached
  • EU Council lifts all nuclear-related economic and financial EU sanctions against Iran
  • US on Iran: We've reached a milestone
  • U.S. State Secretary Kerry: Remarks on Implementation Day
  • Wirtschaftsminister Gabriel begrüßt Start des Abbaus der Iran-Sanktionen
  • Iran - Déclenchement du "jour de mise en oeuvre" - Déclaration de Laurent Fabius
  • UK Foreign Secretary welcomes implementation of nuclear deal
  • Belgium: Didier Reynders welcomes implementation of nuclear agreement with Iran
  • EPP on Iran Deal: Great diplomatic success, but Teheran must fulfill commitments
  • EU-Abgeordneter LAMBSDORFF (ALDE/FDP): Aufhebung der Iran-Sanktionen ein Meilenstein
  • At a Glance - Iran in Syria: Deal-maker or deal-breaker? - EP THINKTANK
  • At a Glance - United States and Syria: Strained credibility - 15-01-2016
  • At a Glance - Russia in Syria: Playing for high stakes - 15-01-2016
  • At a Glance - Turkey and Syria: A struggle on two fronts - 15-01-2016
  • BAFA: Verordnung ( EU ) 2016/31 des Rates vom 14. Januar 2016 (Iran)
  • BAFA: Beschluss ( GASP ) 2016/37 des Rates vom 16. Januar 2016 (Iran)
  • BDI begrüßt Ende der Iran-Sanktionen

# AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

  • At a Glance - High-quality free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand -EP THINKTANK
  • EU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 70 - Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand - PE 575.195v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# TAIWAN

  • EEAS: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the elections in Taiwan
  • UK Foreign Secretary Statement on Taiwan Elections
  • Taïwan - élections présidentielle et législatives France-Diplomatie - Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international
  • EU-Abgeordneter Leinen (S&D/SPD) zu Wahlen in Taiwan: Dialog mit China muss weitergeführt werden

# CHINA

  • WTO: Appellate Body issues compliance report on Chinese challenge to EU fastener duties
  • Highlights - INTA vote on an Oral Question - "China and Market Economy Status" - Committee on International Trade
  • # EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 January 2016
  • EEAS: Remarks by HRVP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council
  • La France: Syrie, Irak, Libye, Ukraine : Conseil Affaires étrangères de l’UE
  • Jean Asselborn au Conseil « Affaires étrangères »  l’UE à Bruxelles, le 18 janvier 2016

# UKRAINE

  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with foreign policy advisers to the leaders of Germany and France
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine met with Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
  • Ukraine brings WTO members' attention to Russia's trade discrimination
  • International Forum "Crimea is Ukraine" will be coincided with the second remembrance of the occupation
  • EPP: Motion for a resolution on the implementation of the Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0069 - MEPs Cristian Dan Preda, Elmar Brok, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Andrej Plenković, Sandra Kalniete, Jerzy Buzek, David McAllister, Michael Gahler, Daniel Caspary, Iuliu Winkler, Andrzej Grzyb, Tunne Kelam, Jaromír Štětina, Alojz Peterle, Davor Ivo Stier, László Tőkés, Jarosław Wałęsa, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Mariya Gabriel, Fernando Ruas, Siegfried Mureşan, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Dariusz Rosati, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso on behalf of the PPE Group
  • S&D: Motion for a resolution on the Implementation of the Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0079 - MEPs Knut Fleckenstein, Victor Boştinaru, Richard Howitt, David Martin, Nicola Caputo, Andi Cristea, Nicola Danti, Tanja Fajon, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Neena Gill, Iliana Iotova, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Afzal Khan, Arne Lietz, Andrejs Mamikins, Costas Mavrides, Marlene Mizzi, Sorin Moisă, Clare Moody, Victor Negrescu, Norbert Neuser, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Demetris Papadakis, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Emilian Pavel, Tonino Picula, Kati Piri, Joachim Schuster, Tibor Szanyi, Boris Zala on behalf of the S&D Group
  • ALDE: Motion for a resolution the implementation of the Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0077 – MEPs Petras Auštrevičius, Javier Nart, Marietje Schaake, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Dita Charanzová, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Louis Michel, Norica Nicolai, Urmas Paet, Jozo Radoš, Pavel Telička, Ivo Vajgl - on behalf of the ALDE Group
  • Greens/EFA: Motion for a resolution on the implementation of the Association Agreements/DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0068 - MEPs Rebecca Harms, Heidi Hautala, Tamás Meszerics, Ulrike Lunacek, Peter Eriksson, Igor Šoltes on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group
  • GUE/NGL: Motion for a resolution on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0080 - MEPs Helmut Scholz, Barbara Spinelli, Stelios Kouloglou, Kateřina Konečná, Jiří Maštálka on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
  • ECR: Motion for a resolution on the Association Agreements / Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - B8-2016-0078 - MEPs Charles Tannock, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Mark Demesmaeker, Ryszard Czarnecki, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Kosma Złotowski, Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, Raffaele Fitto, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Angel Dzhambazki, Edward Czesak on behalf of the ECR Group

# ARMENIA

  • Results of the EU-Armenia Cooperation Council

# RUSSIA

  • EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on the lifting of sanctions on Russia - B8-2016-0025 – MEP Gianluca Buonanno, ENF / Lega Nord
  • Motion for a resolution on Russia committing to fight ISIS in Syria - B8-2016-0001 - MEP Edouard Ferrand (ENF)

# ENLARGEMENT

  • At a Glance - EU enlargement [What Think Tanks are thinking] - EP THINKTANK

# FOREIGN POLICY

  • Highlights - Meeting 25 January: oversight of development programming, EU Global Strategy - Committee on Development
  • CEPS: Analysing the Power of the European Union’s Diplomatic Service: Do the EU Member States Control the European External Action Service?
  • EP Briefing - Implementation of European Council conclusions in Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) since the Lisbon Treaty: European Council Briefing

# UNCITRAL

  • European Union and OPEC Fund to support the operation of UNCITRAL Transparency Registry

# EU REGISTERS

# EURLEX

  • CELEX:32016D0037: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/37 of 16 January 2016 concerning the date of application of Decision (CFSP) 2015/1863 amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran

# EU COMMISSION

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2015)5532 on an exceptional assistance measure – Support to conflict-affected populations in Ukraine
  • COMMISSION DECISION on the implementation of Council Decision 2012/423/CFSP of 23 July 2012 in support of ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and of the Council Common Position 2003/805/CFSP

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Next meeting - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly meeting of Thursday, 21 January 2016, 10.15 - 12.00, Room: Winston Churchill (WIC) 100 is postponed to a later stage.
  • Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America on Thursday 18 February 2016 from 09.00 to 10.30 in room ASP 3 G-2 (Altiero Spinelli building, 3rd floor)
  • NEXT MEETING - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee in Brussels on Thursday 17 March 2016 (time and room tbc).

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 1022 2016 Cor 1 584th Meeting of the Export Credits Group
  • Cm 1166 2016 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • St 5228 2016 Init 3443rd meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Foreign Affairs)
  • St 5229 2016 Init 3443rd meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Foreign Affairs)
  • Cm 1145 2016 Init Meeting of the "Mashrek/Maghreb" Working Party
  • St 5269 2016 Init Operation Plan (OPLAN) for the CSDP Mission EUAM Ukraine
  • St 5281 2016 Init DRAFT REPLY TO QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER E-013034/2015 - Liisa Jaakonsaari (S&D) EU arms trade
  • St 5286 2016 Init DRAFT REPLY TO QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER E-013910/2015 - Jozo Radoš (ALDE) Annual report on arms exports
  • St 3851 2016 Init The rules of procedure of the Stabilisation and Association Council including the rules of procedure of the Stabilisation and Association Committee
  • Cm 1154 2016 Init Working Party on Development Cooperation
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