Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that parliament cannot ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada unless laws are changed, posing a challenge to the coalition government if it wants to avoid the matter going to a referendum.
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
Britain published plans to override some post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland by scrapping checks and challenging the role played by the European Union’s court in a new clash with Brussels.
The Irish Government could come under further pressure in the autumn with a Supreme Court judgment on a legal challenge to the EU-Canada trade deal expected soon.
The impasse over the status of the Northern Ireland protocol is one of the main obstacles to a US-UK trade deal, Washington’s trade representative Katherine Tai said.
Spanish Solar demands compensation from the Spanish Government for having cut the premiums for the use of energy once the investments have been made.
The value of Ireland’s beef output would be cut by at least €44 million, according to the government’s assessment of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement.
Britain has demanded that the European Union agrees to rewrite a deal overseeing the post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc.
It follows Britain’s unilateral decision to delay implementing a key part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.
The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the British government in coming days over its failure to keep promises it made in the Brexit deal to keep the island of Ireland free of border checkpoints.
Ireland should do the right thing for both Irish and Canadians and reject this trade agreement.
Dublin South Central representative Patrick Costello lodged the proceedings over whether a referendum would be needed on the controversial trade deal.
A grassroots group known as “Stop CETA Ireland” has launched a campaign to stop the Irish government from ratifying the controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada.
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
The backdrop to all of this is that trade talks between London and Brussels are entering their final phase.
Ireland’s Prime Minister has indicated that he will not be bringing the Mercosur trade agreement for ratification to the Parliament this year or for the foreseeable future.
Leading Democrats warned that the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear if Northern Ireland peace deal is undermined.
If the UK undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress, Pelosi, the nation’s top elected Democrat, said.
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