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Merkel wants Europe, United States to aim for new trade deal
A trade agreement between the United States and the European Union would "make a lot of sense", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
EU turns from China to India on free trade
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.
India, European Union (EU) to seal connectivity deal to counter China’s ambitious BRI — Reports
India and the European Union are making joint efforts to seal a “connectivity agreement”, which could be an answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Spain urges European Commission to unblock Mercosur agreement
Spanish Prime Minister has urged the European Commission to do everything in its power to move forward and unfreeze progress on the Mercosur pact
EU-Mercosur trade agreement: No protection of environment and people without renegotiations
CIDSE, MISEREOR and Greenpeace published a new legal opinion that proves that in order to provide effective protection of human rights and environmental standards, the agreement needs to be renegotiated.
EU seeks Mercosur green commitments by end-2021 - EU trade chief
The European Union is seeking meaningful commitments on climate change and deforestation from Brazil and other Mercosur countries by the end of 2021.
EU commits sh21b towards AfCFTA operationalisation
The European Union has pledged to commit an additional €5m (about sh21.7b) towards the second phase of the African Trade Observatory (ATO) to support the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Halloumi cheese EU regional naming rights raise concerns for New Zealand dairy
The New Zealand dairy industry says further moves by the EU to control the use of cheese names are of major concern.
Distrustful EU lawmakers back trade deal with Britain
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed the post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union, while expressing clear mistrust of the British government.
Civil Society call for democratic control of EU-UK trade relations
As civil society organisations from the UK and the EU, we want to express our concerns regarding the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement which is currently provisionally applied.
Successor to EU-Africa Cotonou treaty marks ‘turning point’, says EU
The EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific Community on Thursday (15 April) finalised the successor to the Cotonou agreement, bringing a close to two and a half years of negotiations and repeated delays.
India-EU Porto summit to see progress on FTA
The India-EU Summit in Porto early next month could see progress on a free trade agreement and treaties on investment protection and geographical indications.
A tale of two free trade negotiations
Despite a significant head start, a conclusion to the EU trade talks with New Zealand seems some way off while the UK is trumpeting its own progress.
India, EU to resume formal FTA talks in May
After a gap of about eight years, India and the EU will resume formal negotiations for a trade and investment agreement on May 8, with both sides aiming to expedite a deal to aid economic growth in the post-pandemic era.
Europe’s China gambit
Trade and investment agreements cannot transform China into a Western-style market economy or turn it into a democracy.
Does new EU-ACP deal really ’decolonise’ aid?
Based on what we have seen in nearly final drafts of the text, the EU seems poised to again fail to promote a real shift in power relations due to imbalances that remain written into the new deal.
Mercosur trade deal threatens to wreck EU’s climate credibility
To pass the EU-Mercosur deal in its current state would set an horrific precedent for future trade deals currently under negotiation and fly in the face of the EU’s landmark Green Deal.
Battle looms for Aussie dairy over Haloumi
Australia’s dairy industry is bracing for a fight over the name "haloumi", after the European Union voted to restrict cheese manufacturers outside of Cyprus from marketing haloumi cheese under that name.