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On the road to Asia: why Germany and the Eurozone want a trade deal with Australia
The post-G20 initiative could serve as a precursor for negotiations on a European-Pacific trade and investment agreement, writes Harald Sander.
Sigmar Gabriel: ‘Germany will approve CETA’
German Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is clashing with his own party over the EU’s planned free trade agreement with Canada (CETA), calling on Bundestag members to approve the deal despite the controversial investor protection provision.
Free trade agreement with the EU on the horizon
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is in favour of a free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union.
EU-Africa free trade agreement ’destroys’ development policy, says Merkel advisor
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Africa Commissioner, Günter Nooke issued harsh criticism of the EU’s joint free trade deal with multiple African countries, claiming the EPA counteracts Europe’s development policy efforts.
Free flight for EU leaders not needed, German official says
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s offer of a free ride home for visiting European leaders — at a cost of more than $300,000 — is raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.
New German objections threaten Canada-EU trade deal
“It is utterly clear that we reject these investment protection rules,” German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel told parliament in Berlin
European Commission denies reports that Germany is derailing Ceta
The European Commission has denied reports that the German government has threatened to put the brakes on the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Germany puts CETA free trade deal with Canada on hold
The German government now wants to delay approval of CETA, reports Deutsche Welle
TTIP - German welfare organisations demand exclusion of social services
In a common position paper, SOLIDAR member Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) as a member of the German coordination organization of welfare organization together with another network outlined their position on the ongoing negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) regarding social and health care services.
Chlorine chicken: No thank you
There’s strong criticism of the planned free trade agreement TTIP. Europe’s organic farming sector is especially skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.
Germany seeks to limit investor protection to save trade deal
The German government expects the Canadian deal will be agreed at an EU-Canada summit in late September but believes that some changes could be ultimately needed in the final wording.
Germany insists it hasn’t scuttled CETA: report
The German ministry of the economy has clarified its position on the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA), saying it will “meticulously” examine the agreement as soon as it’s on the table, Agence France Presse reported Monday.
How German opposition could sink a major Canadian trade pact
After many delays, the CETA text could be finalized by negotiators within weeks. But in Europe, a messy fight over its ratification is just beginning, reports Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s trade policy analyst Scott Sinclair.
TTIP Flashmob Hamburg
TTIP Flashmob in Hamburg bei einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung der CDU (Fischmarkt, vor der Fischauktionshalle) mit Angela Merkel
Germans hold demo against US-EU free trade deal
Under the motto: "Civil society against the corporate-deal," members of more than 60 non governmental organizations demonstrate in Berlin against the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
Germany dubious on investor rules in US trade pact
Germany’s vice chancellor is underlining doubts about the need for new investment rules in a proposed European Union-U.S. trade deal — a thorny issue in the talks.
Pirate party: Zombie walk against TTIP in Berlin
German Pirate Party invited everyone for a Zombie Walk to protest against the draft contract of the secretively crafted transatlantic trade agreement (TTIP) in Berlin on Easter Saturday.
Need to expedite Indo-EU FTA after new govt comes: German Ambassador
The new Indian government should expedite negotiations on the Indo-European Union free trade agreement, says German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner.
Investor treaties in trouble
Several countries are reviewing these agreements, prompted by the number of cases brought by foreign companies who claim that changes in government policies affect their future profits.
Transatlantic trade talks hit German snag
Germany has introduced a stumbling block to landmark EU-US trade negotiations by insisting that any pact must exclude a contentious dispute settlement provision (ISDS).