Update – main results are available.
Agenda items concern environment and trade policy. Lists of A items are also available and concern energy, digital, trade and transport policy.
The 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on November 24th. Launched in 2009, the EaP aims to promote political association and economic integration between the EU and six Eastern European partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The participants will take stock of the progress made since the last summit in Riga in 2015 and attempt to find a pragmatic way forward to deliver tangible results for their citizens.
Brussels, 6 October 2017 – The Definitive Regulation for anti-dumping case AD635 on Hot Rolled Flat (HRF) steel from five countries was published today in the EU’s official journal. The case has proven highly irregular as it establishes ‘fixed’ duties on dumped imports from four of the five countries investigated – but it also leaves the door open for the use of Minimum Import Prices (MIP).
On 5 October 2017 in Tallinn, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – in close cooperation with the European Commission – organised and hosted the second Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on the digital economy.
The 8th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association (SA) Committee between Albania and the European Union took place on 4 October 2017 in Brussels. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director for the Western Balkans in the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission and Ms. Eralda Cani, Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania.
According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, EU’s Eastern Partnership countries have significantly developed the security of their cyberspace and successfully use digital solutions in governance in order to improve the transparency of government processes.