IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 18 July 2019

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CANADA: 

  • EU–Canada Summit: strengthening the rules-based international order +++ 
  • EU-Canada Summit joint declaration, Montreal 17-18 July 2019 +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Canada summit in Montreal +++ 
  • EU and Canada conclude ocean partnership agreement +++ 

USA: 

  • Speech on behalf of HR/VP Federica Mogherini in the EU Parliament plenary: urgency debate on human rights breaches at the US-Mexican border +++ 
  • Speech by European Commissioner Vera Jourová on the EU-US digital cooperation : a common response to tech challenges at the Brookings Institute +++ 

EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: 

  • EUISS: The Eastern Partnership a decade on: looking back, thinking ahead +++ 

BELARUS

  • Proposed Agenda 6th Meeting Dialogue on Trade 23 July 2019, Minsk, BELARUS

UKRAINE

  • Die vorgezogenen Parlamentswahlen in der Ukraine könnten Zelensky einen Freibrief geben

RUSSIA

  • Text adopted - Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners - P9_TA-PROV(2019)0006 - Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Speech on behalf of HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the EP plenary urgency debate, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners taken by Russia
  • Renew Europe on human rights in Russia: Renew Europe Group calls for a Magnistky law at European level
  • Law ratifying the Protocol amending the Agreement between Russia and South Ossetia on Alliance and Integration
  • Russian President on the 6th Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions
  • Gespräch mit Russland bleibt notwendig: Petersburger Dialog in Bonn

HONGKONG

  • Text adopted - Situation in Hong Kong - P9_TA-PROV(2019)0004 - Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Hong Kong: European Parliament urgency resolution demands withdrawal of the Government's proposed Extradition Bill

BREXIT

  • UK and Central America sign continuity agreement
  • UK Government: Signed UK trade agreements transitioned from the EU

VENEZUELA

  • Text adopted - Situation in Venezuela - P9_TA-PROV(2019)0007 - Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Venezuela: European Parliament calls for additional sanctions 
  • S&Ds calls for free and fair elections to end political impasse in Venezuela
  • The Renew Europe Group calls for an extension of targeted sanctions, including the state-owned oil company of Venezuela

JORDAN

  • The European Union steps up support to security in Jordan and economic activities and trade in the region

INTA COMMITTEE

  • EU trade policy developments: committee debate with Commissioner Malmström
  • Helmut Scholz erneut handelspolitischer Sprecher der Linksfraktion im Europaparlament

WTO

  • WTO: DG Azevêdo welcomes progress in discussions on investment facilitation
  • New book highlights key outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conferences

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the EPA Committee set up by the interim agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, in connection with the adoption of the list of arbitrators
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the EPA Committee set up by the interim agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, in connection with the adoption of the rules of procedure for mediation, the rules of procedure for arbitration and the code of conduct for arbitrators
  • Commission Decision - Interim Procedures

DG NEAR

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the adoption of a special measure on health, protection, socio-economic support and municipal infrastructure under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2015) 5244 of 22 July 2015 on the Annual Action Programme 2015 in favour of Egypt to be financed from the general budget of the European Union


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