IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 20 May 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 

EEA: 

  • EU Council: Conclusions of the 51st meeting of the EEA Council +++ 

CHINA: 

  • Aviation Strategy for Europe: EU Commission signs landmark aviation agreements with China +++ 
  • ifo-Umfrage: Direktinvestitionen aus China werden kritischer betrachtet als die anderer Länder +++ 

UKRAINE: 

  • Vice-President Šefčovič in Kyiv for the inauguration of the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky +++ 
  • Latest Updates on Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky +++ 
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis +++ 
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed cooperation between Ukraine and the EU with Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič +++ 
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of Hungary János Áder discussed cooperation of the two countries in the continuation of the international pressure on Russia
  • Volodymyr Zelensky’s Inaugural Address
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the reforms and counteraction to Russian aggression with the representatives of the United States
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili
  • Opening address by the President of Ukraine at the welcome reception for the heads of foreign delegations on the occasion of assuming office
  • Volodymyr Zelensky promised international partners that the world would be proud of Ukraine
  • President is not a portrait - Volodymyr Zelensky urged officials to abandon the practice of having the photos of the Head of State in the office
  • Volodymyr Zelensky took command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Zelensky: Our primary task is ceasefire in Donbas
  • Volodymyr Zelensky announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and urged the Cabinet of Ministers to resign
  • Volodymyr Zelensky took the oath of office of the President of Ukraine
  • We have carried out more reforms than a quarter century before - Petro Poroshenko about the time of his presidency
  • Final address by outgoing President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
  • UN Security Council Decides Not to Discuss Ukraine, Rejecting Russian Federation’s Request by 6 Votes Against to 5 in Favour, with 4 Abstentions
  • The Ukrainian economy: the way forward after a year of political turbulence - Bruegel

NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY

  • EU Commissioner Hahn hosts ‘EU Med means business' event in Brussels

USA

  • EU-Kommission begrüßt Aufschub der Entscheidung über US-Zölle auf europäische Autos
  • Trump declaration on car imports: European car manufacturers react - ACEA
  • Wicker Statement on Huawei Announcement - U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce
  • Bitkom zur Entwicklung nach US-Sanktionen gegen Huawei

WESTERN BALKANS & TURKEY

  • Western Balkans and Turkey: Joint conclusions of the economic and financial dialogue of 17 May 2019

RUSSIA

  • On 22 May, Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc will meet in Moscow to discuss the implementation of joint investment projects and to launch the Russian-Vietnamese cross years
  • „Russland gehört in den Europarat“: Maas sucht nach Lösungen - Auswärtiges Amt

CETA

  • DG Trade: Agenda: CETA Bilateral Dialogue on Forest Products

MEXICO

  • DG Trade: Stakeholder event on The modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement: agenda

MERCOSUR

  • Die Grünen/EFA zum Mercosur-Abkommen: Kein schnelles Durchdrücken hinter verschlossenen Türen!

GSP & GSP+

  • EU Commission: General Scheme of preferences (GSP) - List of beneficiary countries as from 1 January 2019

WTO

  • DG Azevêdo calls for APEC members’ “continued support” in efforts to improve the WTO
  • Trade weakness to extend into second quarter, WTO indicator suggests
  • Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

INDICATORS

  • Extra-EU trade in goods by invoicing currency - Euro was the most used currency for EU exports and US dollars for EU imports in 2018

EU TRADE DEFENCE

  • OJ C169 steel safeguard review initiation
  • OJ C167 certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics initiation
  • New trade defence investigation initiated Safe009R1
  • New trade defence investigation initiated AS656

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising Hungary to sign and conclude a bilateral investment agreement with Kosovo* (only the Hungarian text is authentic)

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 Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (Budget Line 33.02.03.01 – Company Law)
  • 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 Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (Budget Line 02.03.01 Internal Market and Budget line 02.03.04 Internal Market Governance Tools)
  • 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 Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (Budget Line 04 03 01 03 – Social Security)
  • JOINT STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Partnership Implementation Report on Armenia

FPI

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
  • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION repealing Council Regulation (EU) No. 2018/1001 of 16 July 2018 concerning certain restrictive measures
  • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION repealing Council Regulation (EU) No. 2018/1001 of 16 July 2018 concerning certain restrictive measures


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