IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 March 2019

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FDI SCREENING: 

  • Foreign direct investment report: continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors +++ 

TURKEY: 

  • EU Council: Agenda highlights - EU-Turkey Association Council +++ 
  • EU Parliament wants to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey +++ 
  • EPP Group wants to redefine relations with Turkey +++ 
  • Türkei: EVP/CSU fordert klare Ansage in Richtung Ankara +++ 
  • S&D Group: Continuing accession talks with Erdogan is a farce +++ 
  • Europa-SPD: "Beitrittsgespräche aussetzen" - EU-Parlament kritisiert Erdoğan-Regime und stützt türkische Zivilgesellschaft +++ 
  • DIE LINKE zum EU-Türkei-Bericht: Nicht die Türen zuschlagen, die Türkei ist mehr als Erdoğan +++ 

SYRIA

  • Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" – Day 2
  • Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini at the Third Brussels Conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region"

USA

  • EU-US trade: plenary vote on opening of negotiations
  • AMENDMENTS 001-006 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the recommendations for opening of trade negotiations between the EU and the US - B8-0163/2019(001-006)
  • AMENDMENTS 007-014 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the recommendations for opening of trade negotiations between the EU and the US - B8-0163/2019(007-014)
  • If EU and US press ahead with trade talks, consumers must benefit and be protected - BEUC
  • EU-US trade: auto makers urge MEPs to support talks - ACEA

UK-SWITZERLAND

  • UK Parliament: UK/Switzerland trade agreement drawn to special attention of the House by Committee

FAC

  • Agenda highlights of the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 March 2019

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... making imports of mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America subject to registration
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT on FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN THE EU Following up on the Commission Communication "Welcoming Foreign Direct Investment while Protecting Essential Interests" of 13 September 2017

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Answer to a written question - Employment preference clauses in trade agreements: Brussels supports preferential employment of nationals in Morocco - E-006098/2018(ASW)
  • Text adopted - Association Agreement between the EU and Monaco, Andorra and San Marino - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0188 - Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • General documents - Meeting of 12 September 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - 16th EU-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2141 2019 Init Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2143 2019 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2152 2019 Init Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

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