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EU-Morocco: Accord on agricultural trade liberalisation | 22-December-2009
The accord, Brussels explained, reinforces the position of European exporters in the Moroccan market, above all in the processed food sector.
EU: Free trade area around the Mediterranean a priority at trade ministers’ meeting | 10-December-2009
The EuroMed meeting in Brussels today adopted a roadmap for the establishment of a free trade area around the Mediterranean starting in 2010. Support was also given for a regional convention with uniform rules on the origin of goods.
Alger n’exclut pas de revoir l’accord de libre-échange avec l’UE | 29-November-2009
Après avoir pris des mesures destinées à protéger son économie, l’Algérie envisage de renégocier certaines clauses de l’accord d’association avec l’Union européenne. Le Medef, de retour d’Alger, s’inquiète.
Spanish claim Moroccan fraud | 29-November-2009
Fepex, the association which represents Spanish exporters, has claimed that fraud is taking place in import activity of tomatoes from Morocco into the EU, making a mockery of the constraints of the existing Association Agreement.
Syria considers European deal | 29-November-2009
The EU finally agreed to its trade deal with Syria in October. Syria surprised Europe by saying it needed time to decide. Now it has admitted why – Syrian businessmen are concerned about competition from European companies.
Syria Stalls on Signing Trade Deal With EU | 20-November-2009
After years of pursuing a free-trade pact with the European Union, Syria is balking at signing a deal, as local businesses express worry about competition from European goods.
Syrian-EU partnership deal needs to serve Syria’s interest: Assad | 2-November-2009
On Oct. 8, the EU said it was ready to sign a Syrian-European partnership agreement on Oct. 26 in Luxembourg. However, Damascus has officially asked to postpone the signing to an unspecified date, saying it needed taking more time to consider the agreement and assess its impact on the Syrian economy.
Syria’s Assad wants to review EU pact before sealing deal | 23-October-2009
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad insisted on Thursday that Damascus must review a partnership agreement with the European Union, which had been due to be signed next week, before it can be sealed.
EU-Egypt trade agreement: exports’ liberalization | 23-October-2009
Agricultural trade between EU and Egypt has been further liberalized under a revision to the EU-Egypt Association Agreement, causing concern in Spain
Syria asks to delay signing of EU partnership agreement | 19-October-2009
Syria on Sunday asked to postpone the signing of an economic partnership agreement with the European Union, following disputes over provisions covering human-rights and political reform.
EU, Egypt to further liberalise agri-trade ties | 11-October-2009
The European Union’s Council of Ministers on Saturday confirmed the signing of an agreement with Egypt aimed at greater liberalisation of reciprocal trade in agricultural products, processed agricultural products and fish and fishery products.
EU puts Middle East policies on hold until US talks | 11-September-2009
EU diplomats in Brussels on Thursday (10 September) put off a decision on signing an Association Agreement with Syria until October at the earliest. EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels next week were due to discuss the pact. But it was dropped from the agenda after the Netherlands said it would veto the existing text on human rights grounds.
Human rights campaign sues European Union over continued economic ties with Israelis | 3-September-2009
The European Campaign to Lift the Siege on Gaza, in cooperation with European institutions and individuals, has filed a lawsuit against the European Union to force the EU to end its economic partnership agreement with the Israelis.
Human rights lawyer institutes proceedings against EU at European Court of Justice in order to improve human rights situation Lebanon | 11-August-2009
The prominent Lebanese human rights lawyer Dr. Muhamad Mugraby has instituted legal proceedings against the EU at the European Court of Justice invoking its obligations under Article 2 of the Association Agreement with Lebanon, commonly known as the “human rights clause”, in order to improve the human rights situation in Lebanon.
Britain backs Syria-EU pact despite concerns | 5-August-2009
Britain supports signing an economic pact between Syria and the European Union despite its concerns about human rights violations by Damascus, a British official said Tuesday.
Atermoiements de l’Union européenne face à Israël | 26-June-2009
Alors que le gouvernement de M. Netanyahou réaffirme son intransigeance en refusant les principes mêmes du droit comme fondement de la résolution du conflit, l’Europe peut-elle se contenter d’une position d’attente ?
Upgrading of relations EU-Israel | 5-June-2009
Open letter from Hiyam Noir, editor of Palestine Free Voice, to EU-Isral Association Council
"Israel must see that there are consequences to its actions" | 27-March-2009
We can and must focus on the trading privileges from which Israel benefits within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, and point out again and again that Israel violates the human rights clause of that Agreement. If nothing else, this clarifies that EU support for Israel violates its own regulations.
Sealing the deal | 14-March-2009
After years of political wrangling, Syria’s long-delayed Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union is expected to be ratified by EU member states by the middle of the year.
Syria keen to sign Association Agreement with EU, Minister of Economy says | 19-February-2009
Minister of Economy and Trade Amer Hosni Lutfi underlined Tuesday that Syria is interested in signing the Syrian-European Association Agreement and joining the World Trade Organization because this will help accelerate the economic reform program in the country.
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EU and US business to profit from the crisis? | 14-June-2013
Court ruling fails to stop business lobbies’ privileged access in EU-India trade talks | 13-June-2013
How popular resistance can defeat corporate power | 3-June-2013
LA social movements map solidarity with ALBA alliance | 27-May-2013
Unfair, unsustainable, and under the radar | 26-May-2013
Perú: ¡por un límite NO negociable de nuestros derechos! | 20-May-2013
Plantón contra el TPP | 20-May-2013
In whose interest is EU-India FTA being negotiated? | 16-May-2013
Colombia: Paro nacional de productores | 13-May-2013
Japanese movement against TPP growing | 10-May-2013
Traders protest against govt policies on FDI, FTA | 6-May-2013