IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 March 2017





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# CONFLICT MINERALS

  • Conflict minerals: MEPs secure due diligence obligations for importers
  • EP Text adopted - Supply chain due diligence by importers of minerals and metals originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0090 - Thursday, 16 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Trade Commissioner Malmström welcomes Parliament's approval to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts
  • S&Ds push through new law that will cut use of conflict minerals fuelling war
  • ALDE on conflict minerals: Time to break the link between mining and armed conflicts
  • ECR: New measures will tackle trade in conflict minerals
  • GUE-NGL: Conflict minerals regulation is an important step, but more effort is needed

# SOUTH KOREA

  • EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement five years on - Committee on International Trade

# JAPAN

  • Japan’s defence and security policy reform and its impact on regional security - Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • The U.S.-Japan Alliance: The Cornerstone for Stability in the Asia Pacific - U.S. Secretary of State

# UKRAINE

  • EU Commission approves disbursement of €600 million in assistance to Ukraine
  • Opinion - Introduction of temporary autonomous trade measures for Ukraine supplementing the trade concessions available under the Association Agreement - PE 595.439v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

# RUSSIA

  • Russia’s abusive actions in Crimea lead to a worsening human rights situation
  • CER: The EU, the Eurasian Economic Union and One Belt, One Road: Can they work together?

# U.S. RELATIONS

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Input on Pipelines Made in America

# CETA

  • EU Commission Answer - CETA, additional declarations and agricultural safeguard clause - E-009225/2016

# TURKEY

  • Président HOLLANDE - Communiqué conjoint avec Angela MERKEL

# WESTERN BALKANS

  • MEPs welcome 2016 reform efforts in Montenegro
  • EP Text adopted - 2016 Report on Montenegro - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0094 - Thursday, 16 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • ECR: European Parliament welcomes Montenegro’s steps towards EU membership

# IPR

  • EU Commission Answer - Protecting intellectual property rights - P-009244/2016

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EEAS
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification)
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XXI (Statistics)
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XXI (Statistics) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society)
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0087 - Thursday, 16 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • The EU relations with Latin America and the Caribbean - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Exchange of views on granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka, 21 March 2017 - Committee on International Trade
  • Next meetings - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • NEXT MEETING - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - PAC Recommendations : EU-Ukraine PAC - Recommendations 2017 - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee


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