IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 26/3/2018


Our telegram headlines today*: 

TURKEY: 

  • EU Commission President Juncker participates in EU-Turkey Leaders' Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria +++ 
  • Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with President Tusk, Prime Minister Borissov and President Erdoğan, resident of Turkey, following the EU-Turkey Leaders' Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the EU-Turkey leaders' meeting in Varna +++ 
  • S&D: EU should show more solidarity with Turkey’s democrats and urge Erdogan to stop military offensive in Syria +++ 
  • EVP/CSU zum EU-Türkei-Gipfel: Ende der Beitrittsgespräche +++ 
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USA

  • Updated: EU Commission launches safeguard investigation into steel products to prevent trade diversion into the EU
  • Swedish Government: EU leaders discuss steel tariffs and Brexit
  • The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield two years on - blogpost by EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli
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RUSSIA

  • Federica Mogherini holds consultations with Head of EU Delegation in Russia
  • EU countries expel Russian diplomats - EU Council
  • Statement by President Donald Tusk on follow up to the European Council meeting of 22 March 2018 regarding Salisbury
  • Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, 26 March 2018
  • U.S. State Department: Holding Russia Accountable for its Destabilizing Behavior
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers - U.S. White House
  • Bundesregierung: Antwort auf Gift-Anschlag: Deutschland weist vier russische Diplomaten aus
  • CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Bundestag: Ausweisung von Diplomaten ist Zeichen der Kritik an Moskau
  • Quai d'Orsay - Russie - Déclaration de M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, ministre de l'Europe et des affaires étrangères - 26 mars 2018
  • Statement by the President of Ukraine on the expulsion of 13 Russian diplomats from the Ukrainian territory
  • Open call by Western security experts: Allies should join the UK and expel undeclared contingents of Russian intelligence officers - European Values
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BELARUS

  • Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the developments in the run up to and during Freedom Day in Belarus
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CENTRAL ASIA

  • Federica Mogherini meets with Central Asian Foreign Ministers
  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - Three Eastern Partnership neighbours in the South Caucasus
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CHINA

  • Joint statement by Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk on the re-appointment of Xi Jinping as President of the People's Republic of China
  • Joint statement by Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk on the re-appointment of Li Keqiang as Premier of the People's Republic of China
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WTO

  • WTO: United States files WTO complaint on China’s protection of intellectual property rights
  • WTO launches new version of the Analytical Index
  • WTO members continue review of Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, discuss new concerns

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UNCITRAL

  • Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement

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UNCTAD

  • UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School Kick off eFounders Fellowship for Asian e-commerce entrepreneurs

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INDICATORS

  • Eurostat: International trade in goods in 2017: A third of EU trade is with the United States and China. At Member State level, trade within the EU largely prevails

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EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
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EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer - Indication of country of origin: national and European rules - E-007875/2017

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EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 2108 2018 INIT Provisional agenda of the 68th meeting of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors


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