IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 May 2017

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • CJEU: The free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the European Union alone +++ 
  • EPP: ECJ clarifies competences and strengthens EU trade policy +++ 
  • Roles of European and national law-makers in trade deals clarified, but risk of blockage grows, say S&Ds to ECJ ruling +++ 
  • Labour MEPs: ECJ ruling on Singapore means inclusion of ISDS will make any EU-UK trade deal more difficult +++ 
  • EU-Singapore trade ruling: Time to increase the EU’s ability to play a strong role in global trade - ALDE +++ 
  • GUE/NGL MEPs welcome ECJ opinion that EU-Singapore trade agreement must involve member states +++ 
  • BDI zur EuGH-Entscheidung über EU-Freihandelsabkommen (DE) +++ 
  • VCI: Zukünftig handelspolitische Hängepartien vermeiden (DE) +++ 
  • WKÖ-Kronberger: Nach EUGH-Klarstellung zu EU-Handelsabkommen muss sich Europa wieder auf seine Stärken im Export konzentrieren (DE) +++ 
  • Umweltschützer loben EuGH-Urteil zu Handelsabkommen (DE) +++


  • MEPs want to protect citizens from negative effects of globalisation
  • Vice-President Katainen's Speech on Harnessing Globalisation, Plenary Debate, European Parliament, Strasbourg
  • GUE/NGL: Commission must assume moral leadership in future of globalisation


  • European Economic Area (EEA) Council conclusions


  • AmCham EU: Unlocking new growth in the transatlantic economy


  • On 22 May, Dmitry Medvedev will head the Russian delegation at a meeting of heads of state and government from the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Istanbul
  • On 25-26 May, Dmitry Medvedev will take part in the meetings of the CIS Council of Heads of Government and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Kazan
  • The Sino-Russian Eastern Partnership: Implications for Europe - European Union Institute for Security Studies


  • Remarks by President Trump and President Erdogan of Turkey in Joint Statement - White Press Office Feed


  • EU Commission Answer - Multilateral Investment Court - E-001386/2017


  • Committee on Trade Facilitation meets for first time - World Trade Organization
  • Trade Policy Review: Switzerland and Liechtenstein  - World Trade Organization


  • IMO in the Polar Environment: The Polar Code Explained - The Arctic Institute


  • March 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €30.9 bn - €10.5 bn surplus for EU28


  • EP Text adopted - Evaluation of external aspects of customs performance and management as a tool to facilitate trade and fight illicit trade - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0208 - Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EP Text adopted - EU Accession to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0204 - Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition


  • CM 2806 2017 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda


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