IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 24 Apr 2018

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MIDDLE EAST: 

  • Second Brussels Conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” kicks off today +++ 
  • Remarks by EU HR/VPMogherini at the press point with Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria +++ 
  • EEAS Snapshot: Impact of EU response to Syria crisis +++ 
  • S&Ds: international community should double the efforts to end the war in Syria +++ 
  • Europa-SPD zur Internationalen Syrien-Konferenz in Brüssel: Wichtig sind humanitäre Hilfe und eine politische Annäherung +++ 

TRADE POLICY: 

  • Speech: EU Trade Commissioner Malmström’s address to the Committee of the Regions (CoR) +++ 

USA: 

  • Why this round of U.S. protectionism is different - Bruegel +++ 

CHINA

  • EP Think-tank Briefing - China's Arctic policy: How China aligns rights and interests - 24-04-2018

CETA

  • EP Think-tank Study - The employment and social situation in Canada

MEXICO

  • Die Grünen: Hogan-Deal mit Mexiko: Kurzsichtiger Freihandel geht auf Kosten von Natur und Kleinbauern 

MERCOSUR

  • ​Strategic GUE/NGL initiative on alternatives to Free trade Agreements EU-MERCOSUR FTA

HONGKONG

  • EU Commission: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR): 2017 Annual Report

MACAO

  • EU Commission: Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR): 2017 Annual Report

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama

TRANSNISTRIA

  • Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest development in the Transnistria settlement process.

UNCTAD

  • UNCTAD - Gum arabic: growing demand means new opportunities for African producers

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... making imports of electric bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China subject to registration
  • EEAS
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) and Protocol 37 (containing the list provided for in Article 101) to the EEA Agreement (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XXII (Company law) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) 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 to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex IX (Financial services) 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 I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) 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 XIII (Transport) 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
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part
    • Proposition conjointe de DÉCISION DU CONSEIL relative à la position à adopter par l’Union au sein du Conseil d’association institué par l’accord euro-méditerranéen instituant une association entre la Communauté européenne et ses États membres, d’une part, et la République tunisienne, d’autre part, en ce qui concerne l’adoption du document: «Consolider le partenariat privilégié UE – Tunisie: priorités stratégiques pour la période 2018–2020».
    • JOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL MACAO SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION: ANNUAL REPORT 2017
    • JOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Annual Report 2017
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the waiver of the recovery of the debt against International Security Information Service Europe asbl
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Syria

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Joint statement of 24 April 2018 on the situation in Armenia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 2018 Meetings calendar - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • General documents - Meeting of 25 January 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - Meeting of 25 April 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - Meeting of 27 September 2017 - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - Meeting of 16 February 2017, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - Meeting of 22 March 2017, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • General documents - Meeting of 10 November 2016, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with Canada

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2502 2018 Rev 1 Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • Cm 2522 2018 Init Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 2523 2018 Init Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party and the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party


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