News & Analysis from Brussels


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1. Background brief – EU-South Africa summit of 15 November 2018 
 https://europa.eu/!Wy99ch

2. EU-South Africa Strategic Partners
 https://europa.eu/!bD48bc

3. Ship inspections: preparing for Brexit
https://europa.eu/!uM48QP

4. Improved coordination between immigration liaison officers: Council position
 https://europa.eu/!ut89KM

5. Better security for ID documents: Council agrees its position
https://europa.eu/!DF36yK

 
 

6. 7th European Union–South Africa Summit: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership  
Migration: Commission provides €43.7 million to increase reception capacity in mainland Greece
Commission reiterates strong support to the UN Global Compact on Migration
Agriculture: €191 million to promote agri-food products at home and abroad
EU calls for renewed international action to protect nature on land and at sea
European Commission participates in the US consultation on potential future privacy rules
Startup Europe Summit in Sofia to focus on technology leadership, business growth and funding
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-6418_en.htm

7. What is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)?
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-6417_en.htm
Pacte de l’ONU sur les migrations : la Belgique signera? signera pas ?  https://www.rtbf.be/info/belgique/detail_la-n-va-ne-veut-pas-signer-le-pacte-de-l-onu-sur-les-migrations?id=10072571&utm_source=rtbfinfo&utm_campaign=social_share&utm_medium=twitter_share
Valletta priorities: EU and Africa partnership helps migrants and refugees
 https://europa.eu/!uD49hG
Speech on the Global Compact on Migration, 13 November 2018
https://europa.eu/!VB98wT

8. Eurostat: l’emploi en hausse de 0,2% tant dans la zone euro que dans l’UE28
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-18-6413_fr.htm
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-6418_en.htm

9. Eurostat: le PIB en hausse de 0,2% dans la zone euro et de 0,3% dans l’UE28
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-18-6416_fr.htm

10. Eurostat: la production industrielle en baisse de 0,3% dans la zone euro, en baisse de 0,2% dans l’UE28
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-18-6412_fr.htm

 
 

11. “Woman at war” wins the European Parliament´s 2018 Lux Film Prize http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18318/woman-at-war-wins-the-european-parliament’s-2018-lux-film-prize

12. Concrete action to win against terrorists
https://shar.es/aaHL1L

13. EU maakt komaf met hoge bel en sms-kosten tussen lidstaten
https://shar.es/aaHLn9

14. Telefonieren in der EU wird günstiger
https://shar.es/aaHLxE

15. Saubere Energie als Win-Win-Situation
https://shar.es/aaHLEJ

16. Brexit-akkoord – reactie
https://shar.es/aaHLkR

17. Speech Merkel – reactie
https://shar.es/aaHLim

18. Money laundering: EPP Group criticises sale of passports
https://shar.es/aab1Ow

19. Three years after the Bataclan attack, Europe still has lessons to learn on tackling terrorism https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/three-years-after-bataclan-attack-europe-still-has-lessons-learn-tackling-terrorism

20. Merkel’s pro-European sentiment is not enough. EPP must show what type of Europe they truly stand for,
https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/merkels-pro-european-sentiment-not-enough-epp-must-show-what-type-europe-they-truly-stand

21. S&D: A new war in the Gaza Strip must be prevented https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sd-new-war-gaza-strip-must-be-prevented

22. The S&Ds warn against gambling with the European orientation of Moldova https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sds-warn-against-gambling-european-orientation-moldova

23. European Elections 2019: What Europe does for me  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181109IPR18623/european-elections-2019-what-europe-does-for-me

24. Merkel: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18316/merkel-nationalism-and-egoism-must-never-have-a-chance-again-in-europe

25. The ITUC has condemned the murder of Turkish trade union leader Abdullah Karacan
Meurtre du leader syndical turc Abdullah Karacan ; deux autres syndicalistes blessés
https://www.ituc-csi.org/meurtre-du-leader-syndical-turc#.W-v-Z0raL4U.twitter
Almanya’nın Sağlık Bakanı Türkiye ile AB arasındaki üyelik müzakerelerinin sonlandırılması gerektiğini söyledi.
https://p.dw.com/p/38D2y 
Avrupa Parlamentosu (AP) Türkiye ile Avrupa Birliği (AB) arasında pratikte donmuş olan katılım müzakerelerinin resmen askıya alınması çağrısında bulunacak. https://p.dw.com/p/38EB5
Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi’nde (AİHM) bugün Cizre davası görüldü. Türkiye, sokağa çıkma yasakları döneminde yaşananlar ile ilgili olarak ilk kez savunma yaptı.
https://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler-turkiye-46193419

26. ‘Atrocious’ recording of Khashoggi’s killing shocks listeners
http://almon.co/34tv

27. Saudi royals rally support at home as pressure mounts
http://almon.co/34tc

28. Why Iran did not attend the Europe-Russia-Turkey summit on Syria
http://almon.co/34t8

29. Turkey’s oil-and-gas drilling ship sails into eastern Mediterranean
http://almon.co/34s3

30. Retirement: No More Golden Years – Analysis http://www.eurasiareview.com/13112018-retirement-no-more-golden-years-analysis/#.W-v_l8f-P2E.twitter

31. America Voted. What’s Next for Foreign Policy?
https://shar.es/aabnrX

32. İngiltere ve AB Brexit konusunda anlaştı: Şimdi ne olacak? https://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler-dunya-46203896

33. Belgium calls for ceasefire in Yemen
http://press.fb.emailing.belgium.be/c322/h43ad4

34. the biggest tax scandal in history: Europe, Let’s Take Back Control https://www.socialeurope.eu/europe-lets-take-back-control

35. Creating Good Quality Jobs: If Not Now, Then When? https://www.socialeurope.eu/creating-good-quality-jobs-if-not-now-then-when

36. Dijital dünyada fikri haklar ve kişisel veriler
http://www.ikvmail.org/mektup.asp?letterID={EB21E6A0-CC8C-4B5B-B6F0-1706DBDB69D5}

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UPDATE:

EU Council:

§ Main results – EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Council, 14/11/2018
 https://europa.eu/!vf66Bj

§ Joint statement following the tenth meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between Albania and the EU
https://europa.eu/!Jg34Pn

§ Background brief – Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 19 November 2018
 http://europa.eu/!bp74RF

 

§ Remarks by Federica Mogherini at the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Council
https://europa.eu/!MJ66MC

§ Statement  on Reconciliation and Economic Integration in the Horn of Africa
https://europa.eu/!Tf68bM

European Parliament:

§ Gouden visum-regeling kop van jut voor TAX3-Commissie in EP
https://shar.es/aabsos

§ MFF: what does the Council want?
https://shar.es/aabsr0

§ Boosting 5G mobile networks for the future
https://shar.es/aabs29

§ MEPs cap prices of calls within EU and approve emergency alert system http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18320/meps-cap-prices-of-calls-within-eu-and-approve-emergency-alert-system

§ Combatting terrorism: EP special committee calls for closer EU cooperation http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181113IPR18809/combatting-terrorism-ep-special-committee-calls-for-closer-eu-cooperation

§ MEPs call to strengthen the checks on EU arms exports http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18324/meps-call-to-strengthen-the-checks-on-eu-arms-exports

§ Mechanism to protect democracy in the EU needed more than ever, says the EP http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181106IPR18327/mechanism-to-protect-democracy-in-the-eu-needed-more-than-ever-says-the-ep
Keeping you informed about Turkey’s accession to the EU
https://twitter.com/HasTurkeyJoined?lang=fr

§ EU report calls for Turkey’s unconditional release of Kurdish leader Demirtas
http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/0f050a87-48de-4abe-ade1-42d3ddac4021

§ Kati Piri: AB kapısı Türkiye’ye tamamen kapatılmalı
https://www.f5haber.com/dunya/muzakereler-resmen-askiya-alinsin-haberi-1063847/

§ EP Rapporteur Kati Piri demands formal suspension of accessions talks with Turkey
 https://katipiri.nl/featured/mep-kati-piri-published-the-ep-turkey-2018-report/

§ Read the report:
https://katipiri.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Turkey-report-2018-final.pdf

§ Lees het rapport 
https://katipiri.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Turkey-report-2018-final.pdf

§ Reactions:
https://twitter.com/search?q=kati%20piri&src=tyah&lang=fr&lang=fr

§ Tolerant and inclusive societies in Western Balkans: conference in Montenegro
https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/tolerant-and-inclusive-societies-in-western-balkans-conference-in-montenegro

 

International:

§ What’s Behind Russia’s Newfound Interest in Zimbabwe
http://bit.ly/2RQuWSL

§ Sanctions push Rouhani to boost state involvement in Iran’s economy
http://almon.co/34tx

§ How Israeli defense minister’s resignation is shaking up Israel and Hamas
http://almon.co/34ur

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