IEU TRADE Telegram 20 Oct 2016



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# EUROPEAN COUNCIL

  • EU Commission President Juncker participates in the European Council meeting in Brussels on 20 and 21 October
  • Doorstep remarks by President Donald Tusk before the European Council meeting
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the first day of the European Council meeting
  • Remarks by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the European Council
  • Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, at the European Council
  • Président Hollande: "La priorité est de prolonger la trêve à Alep"
  • European Council conclusions on migration, 20 October 2016
  • European Council conclusions on external relations, 20 October 2016

# CETA

  • EU Commission Answer - CETA - E-005962/2016
  • CEPS:  Does Wallonia’s veto of CETA spell the beginning of the end of EU trade policy?
  • WKÖ-Präsident Leitl erwartet von EU-Gipfel grünes Licht für CETA

# TTIP

  • EU Council Answer - Next steps to eliminate discrimination against five Member States in US visa arrangements - E-005736/2016
  • U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets: Romania

# RUSSIA

  • EP President Schulz at summit: Russia is the one maintaining painful status quo in Syria
  • Europe’s strategy towards Russia -- how the European Parliament sees the way forward

# MIDDLE EAST

  • MOSUL OFFENSIVE: UNITED NATIONS RIGHTS EXPERT WARNS OF POTENTIAL WORST-CASE SCENARIO DISPLACEMENT IN IRAQ
  • Video of another event - Delegation for relations with Palestine - Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 14:08

# WTO

  • WTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

# INDICATORS

  • First estimate for August 2016 - EU28 current account surplus €13.5 bn - €11.0 bn surplus for trade in services

# EU REGISTERS

## EU COMMISSION
  • Latest documents by DG TRADE
  • Latest documents by DG TAXUD
  • Latest documents by DG NEAR
## EU PARLIAMENT
  • Oral question - 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament - O-2016-000123
  • Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Next meeting - Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community.
  • Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
## EU COUNCIL
  • ST 13468 2016 INIT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL 34th Annual Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the EU's Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities (2015)
  • ST 13284 2016 INIT 36th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) (Geneva, 17- 19 October 2016) - Final EU/Member States statements
  • CM 4480 2016 INIT Working Party on Trade Questions - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • ST 13513 2016 INIT Special Report No 21/2016 "EU pre-accession assistance for strengthening administrative capacity in the Western Balkans: A meta-audit"
  • CM 4445 2016 INIT Working Party on the Western Balkans region

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