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Farmers dump manure outside French lawmakers’ offices in CETA protest
Tonnes of manure were dropped and concrete blocks were built outside the offices of two lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron’s LaREM party.
French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal
France’s parliament approved the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups.
EU-Thailand deal a starting point for Thai trade with France
The European Union (EU) has yet to strike a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand but some member countries are already expressing interest in opportunities that the Thai market has to offer. These include France.
Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA
As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the agreement.
CETA and Mercosur meat quotas expose France’s double standards
While France is challenging the meat quotas provided for in the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, it plans to ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), which has been criticised by French beef producers.
Hungary appeals Sodexo award with ICSID
Hungary has filed to annul an award of some EUR 73 million, before interest, to French food voucher company Sodexo, granted in an arbitration ruling by the World Bankʼs International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), state news agency MTI reported, citing case information on ICSIDʼs website.
EU and Mercosur make progress on trade agreement, but…
Meat sector in France expressed concern in an open letter to the European Commission regarding the possibility of Brussels reaching a trade agreement with the four countries.
Senegal: No to Auchan and any form of recolonization
Quite a few Senegalese people are fed up with the recolonization of their country by French capitalism. They have gathered among several citizen groups to resist it.
Trade pact with Europe could be hurt by climate action infighting: McKenna
Canadian dithering about climate action could put France’s support for the Canada-Europe free trade agreement at risk, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says.
French firm Suez settles one of two disputes with Argentina for €220 million
French water and waste management company receives compensation from the government, settling one of its legal disputes with country dating back to Néstor Kirchner’s presidency.
France to vote no to trade talks between US and Europe
France will vote against the start of trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the French presidency has said, despite EU members agreeing in principle to begin the discussions.
Call for mobilization to defend our alternatives against the G7
France is the host country of the next G7 meeting to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019. Actions are planned during the week preceding this summit, from 19 to 23 August.
France blocks US trade talks, angering EU: diplomats
Paris is especially wary after the failure of talks on TTIP, a far more ambitious transatlantic trade plan.
Australian faces free trade agreement pressure to cut emissions
Australia is set to come under increased pressure on climate change after French officials insisted the Morrison government’s carbon emissions targets are not ambitious enough to fully comply with the Paris agreement.
France conditions support for opening US trade talks
France wants to secure guarantees on environmental protection and access to public procurement markets before moving forward into new trade talks with the US.
French firm Suez explores selling off debt claim against Argentina
French waste and water group Suez SA has contacted "specialised funds" about possibly selling its debt claims to Argentina, the group announced.
Arbitration ruling from the ICSID delivered in favor of Sodexo’s benefits and rewards activities in Hungary
Hungarian State has been ordered to pay Sodexo an award of about 73 million euro, before interest.
France to keep European audiovisual sector out of post-Brexit UK-EU free trade agreement
French president Emmanuel Macron has confirmed France will ensure the European audiovisual sector is excluded from any all-encompassing UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) post Brexit.
Mercosur and EU trade negotiators meet in Brasilia
This is the first time the two blocs are meeting after statements made by France’s Macron about Brazil’s Bolsonaro caused tension and doubt about the partnership.
How the lobbies used the threat of ISDS to neuter the Hulot Act
The documents highlight for the first time the pressure placed on the French parliament by a foreign company’s threat to use the ISDS mechanism.