IEU TRADE Telegram 1 June 2016


# TISA

  • EP asks that TiSA talks open up new markets for EU firms, but protect EU consumers and public services
  • Ensure reciprocity, consumer protection, business enablers and SMEs ("blue lines")
  • Protect EU public services, labour rights, citizens’ data and the right to regulate ("red lines")
  • Protecting personal data of EU citizens
  • Safeguards for EU travellers
  • More transparency and future "multilateralisation"
  • What's TiSA ?
  • Digital Europe: TiSA Ministerial_Global Industry Statement on Digital Trade

# CETA

  • EuG-Beschluss zu Bürgerinitiative "Stop TTIP" (hier betreffend CETA)
  • EU Trade Commissioner Malmström to steer trade negotiations at OECD Ministerial Conference
  • European Business Summit: CETA – The best agreement ever done
  • Businesseurope: CETA is more important now than it was 7 years ago, Beyrer says at EBS

# TTIP

  • TTIP for the business community
  • Investment Protection in TTIP - Panel debate 

# CHINA

  • DG TRADE: New trade defence investigation initiated R646

# AFRICA

  • EU to sign Economic Partnership Agreement with the South African Development Community EPA Group
  • EP Draft report - Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part - PE 583.875v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# ACP

  • 30th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session

# TUNISIA

  • EU Council agrees to €500m in loans for Tunisia
  • Erratum 1 - Macro-financial assistance to Tunisia - A8-0187/2016/err1 - Committee on International Trade
  • Report - Macro-financial assistance to Tunisia - A8-0187/2016 - Committee on International Trade

# UKRAINE

  • EU Parliament - Hearing on Reform of the judiciary in Ukraine

# RUSSIA

  • Dmitry Medvedev will take part in a meeting of the CIS Prime Ministers’ Council in Bishkek 
  • Dmitry Medvedev will visit Kyrgyzstan on 6-7 June to hold bilateral talks and attend the CIS Prime Ministers’ Council meeting

# MYANMAR

  • Taking the EU-Myanmar partnership to the next level: an EU strategy in support of Myanmar's reforms
  • The EU and Myanmar: A special partnership for peace, democracy and prosperity

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Elements for an EU strategy vis-à-vis Myanmar/Burma: A Special Partnership for Democracy, Peace and Prosperity
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Neighbourhood Investment Facility, part of the European Neighbourhood wide Action Programme 2016 to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
  • COMMISSION DECISION on a Declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Regional Cooperation and Planning - 2nd June 2016
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL in accordance with Article 395 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision 2013/676/EU authorising Romania to continue to apply a special measure derogating from Article 193 of Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2384 on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in the People's Republic of China by imports of slightly modified certain aluminium foil from the People's Republic of China, and making such imports subject to registration

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Highlights - Commission working programme and EU-Georgia relations discussion in AFET - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Motion for a resolution on putting to a referendum the various trade agreements negotiated by the European Union - B8-2016-0649 
  • Latest news - The next meeting - Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • Latest news - DNAT delegation participated in the NATO PA in Tirana from 27 to 30 May 2016. - Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Next Meeting - Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 2904 2016 Init Working Party on Customs Union
  • St 8683 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the World Trade Organization on the European Union request for an extension of the WTO waiver relating to the autonomous preferential regime for the Western Balkans
  • St 9699 2016 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 9, 11, 13, 13-H, 14, 16, 30, 41, 44, 49, 54, 55, 60, 64, 75, 78, 79, 83, 90, 106, 113, 115, 117, 129 and 134, the proposals for amendments
  • St 9699 2016 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 9, 11, 13, 13-H, 14, 16, 30, 41, 44, 49, 54, 55, 60, 64, 75, 78, 79, 83, 90, 106, 113, 115, 117, 129 and 134, the proposals for amendments
  • St 8163 2016 Init 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)
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