INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 5 July 2017


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# G20: 

  • Joint Letter of EU Commission President Juncker and EU Council President Tusk to EU Heads of State or Government on the EU's Priorities for the G20 +++ 
  • The G20 Summit in Hamburg: Key issues - EU Parliament Research Service +++ 
  • GUE/NGL MEPs to join protests against undemocratic G20 summit in Hamburg +++ 
  • G20: U.S. White House Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany +++ 
  • G20: President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the Chancellor of Germany +++ 

# WTO

  • WTO: Trade Policy Review: European Union
  • DG Trade: WTO report welcomes the EU’s engagement in the WTO and its strong call to resist protectionism
  • EU at WTO: 13th Trade Policy Review of the EU - Speech

# JAPAN

  • Trade and Strategic Partnership agreements on the agenda of the EU-Japan Summit taking place in Brussels on Thursday
  • EU Council background on EU-Japan Summit, 6 July 2017
  • DG Trade: A new EU trade agreement with Japan – Factsheet
  • EU-Japan trade political agreement: committee debate
  • EPP: EU-Japan trade deal: we chose free trade over protectionism
  • S&Ds welcome political agreement on EU-Japan trade deal but set out clear conditions for final approval
  • Die Zielmarken sind eindeutig: EU und Japan wollen gemeinsames Handelsabkommen - S&D/SPD
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Der EU-Japan-Handelsvertrag ist ein Fehlstart für den G20-Gipfel (DE)
  • BusinessEurope: EU and Japan taking the lead on trade liberalisation

# TURKEY

  • EuroparlTV Video - Turkey's accession talks in focus
  • Les Commissaires Hahn et Bulc en visite en Turquie (FR)
  • EPP: Turkey: suspend EU-Turkey accession talks if constitutional reform is implemented unchanged
  • S&D/SPÖ: Türkei-Verhandlungen abbrechen - Gesprächskanäle nach Ankara weiterhin offen lassen
  • EU must review Turkish accession talks in light of damning report - GUE/NGL

# UKRAINE

  • ST 10602 2017 INIT RELATIONS WITH UKRAINE Preparations for the 19th EU-Ukraine Summit (Kyiv, 12-13 July 2017)
  • DG Trade: Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel originating in Russia and Ukraine

# RUSSIA

  • Measures to Implement the Russian President’s Executive Order on Extending Certain Special Economic Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation
  • Russian President: Directive on Year of Russia in Japan and Year of Japan in Russia
  • Russian President: Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects meeting

# CUBA

  • EPP: EU-Cuba Agreement: opportunity for a democratic transition
  • S&Ds warmly welcome Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation with Cuba
  • ALDE: EU-Cuba Agreement: Human rights must not be negotiable
  • GUE/NGL supports EU agreement with Cuba, but not the accompanying resolution

# CHILE

  • Draft report - Protocol to the Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union - PE 604.624v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# JORDAN

  • Agenda of the EU-Jordan Association Council on 10 July 2017

# CENTRAL ASIA

  • Agenda of the EU-Uzbekistan Cooperation Council on 17 July 2017

# INDICATORS

  • First quarter of 2017 - EU28 current account surplus €58.9 bn - €38.8 bn surplus for trade in services
  • May 2017 compared with April 2017 - Volume of retail trade up by 0.4% in euro area - Up by 0.2% in EU28

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 3557 2017 INIT Meeting of the Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA)
  • CM 3473 2017 INIT Customs Cooperation Working Party
  • ST 3301 2017 INIT Twelfth EU-Jordan Association Council
  • CM 3487 2017 INIT EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (p.m.)
  • CM 3538 2017 INIT EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (p.m.)
  • CM 3503 2017 REV 1 Africa Working Party
  • ST 10592 2017 REV 1 Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/975 of 8 June 2017 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea


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