INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 13 Nov 2017


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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 13 November 2017
  • Security and defence cooperation: EU Council highlights the significant progress made
  • Defence cooperation: 23 member states sign joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)
  • Estonian EU Council Presidency: PESCO helps to ensure a more secure Europe for its citizens
  • Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards Permanent Structured Cooperation
  • Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini at the signing ceremony of the notification by interested Member States on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on defence
  • EEAS: EU Missions and Operations - As part of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy - Factsheet

# PESCO - MEMBER STATES REACTIONS

  • Meilenstein der europäischen Integration: Ständige Strukturierte Zusammenarbeit in der EU
  • Defence Minister reaffirms UK commitment to European security

# PESCO - MEP REACTIONS

  • EU-Abgeordneter Michael Gahler zu Ständige Strukturierte Zusammenarbeit (PESCO)
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur gemeinsamen Verteidigungspolitik
  • EU-Abgeordnete Knut FLECKENSTEIN und  Arne LIETZ (S&D/SPD):  Demokratische Kontrolle entscheidend  - Sozialdemokraten wollen Europaparlament in Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik einbeziehen
  • EU-Abgeordnete Sabine Lösing (DIE LINKE):  Kein Kerneuropa der Großmächte!

# U.S.A.

  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - Transatlantic relations: USA and Canada
  • EPC Policy Paper: US trade policy in the age of Trump: What role for Europe in the "New Nationalism"?
  • Remarks by President Trump during his meetings with ASEAN leaders
    • Remarks by President Trump at 5th U.S.-ASEAN Summit
    • Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines
    • Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
    • Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan
    • Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India Before Bilateral Meeting | Manila, Philippines
    • Remarks by President Trump and President Duterte of the Philippines Before Bilateral Meeting | Manila, Philippines
    • Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia, and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Trilateral Meeting | Manila, Philippines
    • Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    • President Donald J. Trump's Trip to Vietnam
    • Remarks by President Trump Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Secretary General Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with President Quang of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference | Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam at State Banquet
    • Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One en route Hanoi, Vietnam | 11/11/2017
    • President Donald J. Trump's Participation in the 25th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting and 2017 APEC CEO Summit

# CHILE

  • EU and Chile to start negotiations for a modernised Association Agreement
  • EU Council agrees to launch negotiations to modernise association agreement with Chile
  • ST 13553 2017 ADD 1 EU-Chile Modernised Association Agreement - DIRECTIVES FOR THE NEGOTIATION OF A MODERNISED ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH CHILE

# EEA

  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - The European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and the North

# EASTERN PARTNERSHIP

  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - Three Eastern Partnership neighbours in the South Caucasus

# CENTRAL ASIA

  • EP Think-tank In-Depth Analysis - EU relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • EP Background Material on Anti-dumping

# UNCITRAL

  • Foreign Arbitral Awards Conference

# WTO

  • WTO members review three regional trade agreements
  • Members’ views diverge on prospect of short-term outcome on domestic regulation
  • DDG Wolff: There is enormous potential for forward progress in global trading system
  • Latest trade indicator suggests trade growth will moderate in fourth quarter of 2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization as regards public stockholding for food security purposes, trade-distorting domestic support, including for cotton, export restrictions in agriculture, fisheries subsidies, domestic regulation in services, and SMEs/Transparency of Regulatory Measures for Trade in Goods
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/141 of 26 January 2017 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain stainless steel tube and pipe butt-welding fittings, whether or not finished, originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan (Official Journal of the European Union L 22 of 27 January 2017)
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/659 of 6 April 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/141 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain stainless steel tube and pipe butt-welding fittings, whether or not finished, originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan (Official Journal of the European Union L 94 of 7 April 2017)
    • Commission Decision relating to the exercise of the European Union's rights under the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes and other relevant WTO provisions
  • FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'adoption de la mesure d'aide exceptionnelle en faveur d'un "Programme d'appui au traitement judiciaire et au processus de réintégration des ex-combattants de Boko Haram, ainsi qu'au dialogue communautaire dans les régions périphériques du Niger" à financer sur le budget général de l'Union européenne
  • EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the National Indicative Programme between the European Union and the Republic of The Gambia
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on the Union’s behalf in the Joint Council established by the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Cuba, of the other part, as regards the adoption of decisions on the rules of procedure of the Joint Council and of the Joint Committee

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 20 November 2017 - Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - PE 613.386v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4992 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU (CAPITALS FORMATION)
  • Cm 4996 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • Cm 4996 2017 Rev 1 WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • CM 5014 2017 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • ST 14312 2017 INIT Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Achieving Prosperity through Trade and Investment Updating the 2007 Joint EU Strategy on Aid for Trade


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