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Canada trade deal ruling could further erode Government’s majority
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.
Spain calls for a quick ratification of EU trade agreements with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, but what else is needed?
Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Albares called on his EU peers to definitively advance in the ratification of the trade accords of the European Union with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur.
In risky move, UK signals it may scrap Northern Ireland trade rules
The decision sets Britain on a collision course with the European Union, 18 months after a trade deal that was meant to have completed Brexit.
Europe edging closer to withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
More European Union countries have shown signs of impatience with the ongoing reform of the Energy Charter Treaty, which critics say impedes efforts to phase out fossil fuels, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
EU and Japan agree on digital cooperation
The European Union and Japan have agreed on increased cooperation to develop digital technologies, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
UK rejects EU proposals to resolve N.Irish trade dispute
The EU will launch legal action and possibly impose countermeasures if London takes unilateral action.
Overselling EU trade deals: new study uncovers failures of sustainability impact assessments
The European Commission uses flawed and tardy sustainability impact assessments as a fig leaf for environmentally, socially and economically damaging EU trade agreements, according to a new study.
What is India-EU Trade and Technology Council, and how it will help ongoing FTA negotiations
Council will focus on areas like 5G and AI, seek to deepen cooperation in trade and security. Experts say it’ll ’smoothen’ overall FTA negotiations between India and EU.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
India, EU to hold talks on FTA in June, set 2023-2024 target
India and the European Union are set to hold an initial round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement in June with the aim of concluding an FTA by late 2023 or early 2024, EU Ambassador to India said.
EU-Mercosur trade deal to clear environmental hurdles this year, EU commissioner says
The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur could by year’s end resolve environmental concerns that are holding up a free trade agreement, EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said.
EU, India agree to set up trade and technology council
The push is part of a broader EU plan to accelerate trade talks with India, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Can the AfCFTA bring an end to the rise in food prices in Africa?
Globally, food prices are rising due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food supply chains. In West Africa and the Sahel, food inflation is a native problem existing for over ten years.
EU Council and Commission appeal Western Sahara ruling
The Council of the EU has appealed the ruling of the EU General Court annulling the application of EU-Morocco deals in occupied Western Sahara. Surprisingly, the EU Commission lodged separate appeals.
EU again defies its highest court
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released [or download] a large report on how the EU-Morocco trade agreement allegedly is for the “benefits for the people of Western Sahara”. aimed to amend EU-Moroccp trade agreement
Spain pushes for quick EU action to approve Chile trade deal
Spain wants the European Union to move quickly to ink a free-trade deal with copper powerhouse Chile that was put on ice late last year.
European Commission President to visit India next week
President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen’s two-day visit starting on April 24 will see discussions around key issues including the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
EU trade talks ramp up ahead of Ardern’s Europe visit
Trade talks between New Zealand and the European Union have entered a “rolling process” of negotiations, with hopes the long-running discussions can be wrapped up before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the region this year.
Sweden opposes Council appeal on Western Sahara court ruling
In a move that surprised no one, the EU Council has appealed the recent EU Court of Justice stopping EU trade and fisheries in occupied Western Sahara.