IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 5 October 2018

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TRADE COUNCIL: 

  • EU trade ministers discuss challenges, opportunities and public perception of EU trade policy +++ 
  • Informal meeting of Trade ministers in Innsbruck, Austria: video coverage of the Press conference by the Austrian Presidency and the European Commission +++ 
  • Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier beim Handelsministerrat in Innsbruck: Bin fest davon überzeugt, dass freier und fairer Handel zum Vorteil aller Beteiligter ist +++ 

FOREIGN POLICY: 

  • Juncker gegen Einstimmigkeitsprinzip in der europäischen Außenpolitik - Österreiches Parlament

USA

  • U.S. Presidential Proclamation on German-American Day, 2018
  • Trans-Atlantic IPR Working Group Stakeholder Meeting
  • SWP Expert Conference: America First & Transatlantic Cooperation: The State of EU-US Trade and Defence Relations

BRAZIL

  • Briefing - Brazil ahead of the 2018 elections - 05-10-2018

WESTERN BALKANS

  • EU and Western Balkans strengthen cooperation on border management, counter-terrorism and organised crime

UFM

  • EU HR/VP Mogherini and EU Commissioner Hahn at the third Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean

UKRAINE

  • Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the extension by the Parliament of Ukraine of the validity of the Law on Special Status of certain parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions

AFRICA

  • Alliance Afrique-Europe: La Commission mobilise 5 millions d'euros pour soutenir les autorités douanières africaines dans leur travail afin de mettre en œuvre des règles mondiales et à faciliter les échanges 

JAPAN

  • The Sound of Economics - Backstage: Implications of the new EU-Japan trade deal - Bruegel

WTO

  • WTO Deputy Director General Wolff: “The future of the WTO and the world trading system is bright”
  • DG Azevêdo welcomes B20 support for the WTO

G20

  • Deutsche Wirtschaft fordert mehr Handlungsfähigkeit von der G20 - BDI

UNCTAD

  • Behind-the-border measures shaping trade take centre stage - UNCTAD

UNECE

  • UNECE supports trade facilitation reforms for e-business in Moldova

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TAXUD
    • ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods and in the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure as regards an invitation to the United Kingdom to accede to those Conventions
  • 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 IX (Financial Services) to the EEA Agreement
    • 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 IX (Financial Services) to the EEA Agreement (Omnibus II)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the adoption of the Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights worldwide (EIDHR)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Multiannual Indicative Programme 2018-2020 for Regional South

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with Canada
  • General documents - Meeting of 11 October 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Meeting 27 September 2018 - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Meeting 21 June 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Meeting 17 May 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Meeting 26 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Meeting 26 February 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Meeting 26 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Israel
  • General documents - Canada Delegation calendar of meetings for 2018 - Delegation for relations with Canada
  • General documents - Statement on the 10th anniversary of the deployment of the EUMM in Georgia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4624 2018 Init Working Party on Trade Questions - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 4596 2018 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • St 7968 2018 Init Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore – Adoption Draft Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore – Request for the consent of the European Parliament
  • St 12747 2018 Init Proposal of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the Council for a Council Decision in support of Combating the Illicit Trade in and Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Member States of the League of Arab States
  • St 12242 2018 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade - Adoption COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement
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