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UK, Switzerland accused of undermining EU green treaty reforms
Campaigners say the UK and Switzerland are defending fossil fuel interests in Energy Charter Treaty modernisation talks to tempt firms to relocate their HQs.
Mercosur deal ‘won’t make significant progress’ under French presidency
The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement “won’t make significant progress” under the new French presidency of the Council of the EU, according to one Irish MEP.
Dangerous man, dangerous deals
Why the EU should not strengthen relations with Bolsonaro.
Govt hopes to conclude trade deals with EU, UAE this year
Indonesia Trade Minister said that at least three trade deals were slated for completion or near completion this year as part of government efforts to diversify export markets.
The EU narrative around trade with Vietnam
The EU managed to avoid mass protest by creating an ethical narrative around its trade negotiations with authoritarian Vietnam.
Palm oil attacks? Why EU’s latest sustainability plans risk alienating Indonesia amid free trade talks
Palm oil industry experts have warned that the European Union’s (EU) latest proposed regulations on deforestation carry major risk of upsetting Indonesia amidst ongoing free-trade negotiations.
World has moved on from US, EU’s drug monopoly. India and China are changing IP regulations
Even without an IP waiver from the WTO, China and India are leading the challenge to the West’s vaccine monopoly.
Zelensky: We have to expand free trade agreements with EU, Canada, Israel
President of Ukraine points out the need to expand free trade agreements with the European Union, Canada, and Israel, and expects to sign FTA with Turkey early next year.
Energy Charter Treaty: stalled reform fuels EU fears for climate
European governments are losing patience in talks to modernise the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), according to leaked documents.
Britain drops bid to reduce role of EU judges in Northern Ireland Protocol
Britain has caved in to Brussels over the legal role of European judges in Northern Ireland, amid ongoing talks over the country’s future.
33 groups call for tougher stance on vaccine apartheid in trade negotiations
33 domestic and international groups have written to NZ Prime Minister, calling for NZ to use its bilateral trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and European Union to push for an end to vaccine apartheid.
India-EU free trade talks hit slow lane over labour, environment, investment issues
There is no clarity now over when formal negotiations on the proposed India-EU trade pact would begin.
Singapore, EU in talks on strengthening bilateral digital trade, forming partnership
Singapore and Europe commenced talks in Brussels to strengthen bilateral digital trade, with a longer-term goal of advancing towards a digital partnership.
EU in battle with its own states as it threatens countries with court over bilateral deals
The EU Commission has launched infringement proceedings against seven member states over their failure to end intra-bilateral investments agreements.
Govt proposes to continue with MEUFTA negotiation — MITI
The government has proposed to continue with the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA) negotiation that has been delayed since 2012, said Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong.
foodwatch submits complaint to the European Ombudsman against CETA
The complaint addresses the lack of transparency and democratic deficits of the CETA committees’ work.
Lopez pushes PH-EU FTA for more stable economic relations
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez cited the need to elevate the Philippine-EU trade and investment relations to new heights via a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to give the two parties’ bilateral relations more stability.
New impetus to EU-India free trade agreement: Swedish envoy
Sweden’s ambassador to India, expressed hope that the FTA between the EU and India would be negotiated and resolved soon. Swedish diplomats also stressed on innovation and cooperation between entities from their country and India.
Chilean government’s political manipulation of Chile/European Union FTA negotiations
We call on social organisations to be attentive to what happens with the modernisation of the Association Agreement between Chile and the European Union.
Digital colonialism
The global battle for control of the digital economy is typically portrayed as one fought by only two titans: US and China, but that does not mean that the EU has been standing still.