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Post-Cotonou deal in danger as concerns grow over ratification delay
The political agreement between the EU and the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific community is at growing risk of collapse and remains unratified, eighteen months after been concluded by EU and ACP negotiators.
Brussels pleads with countries to stay in the Energy Charter Treaty
EU countries are voting with their feet, quitting the investor protection pact despite the EU’s efforts to reform it – but the European Commission warns it will be worse to be outside than in.
What Lula’s victory in Brazil should mean for the EU-Mercosur trade deal
After Bolsonaro, the European Commission, as well as some governments and industries in Europe will see an opportunity to push through the EU-Mercosur trade deal. But the agreement would be the exact opposite of what the Amazon needs.
Brazilian elections: Lula’s victory to revive EU-Mercosur agreement
The much-criticised free trade agreement between the EU and the four Latin American countries in Mercosur is currently at a standstill but could be revived.
Philippines willing to work on FTA negotiations with EU
The Philippines has expressed interest and willingness to work toward the resumption of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
BD’s FTA with EU unlikely
The European Union envoy in Bangladesh ruled out the possibility of signing a free-trade agreement between the bloc and Bangladesh.
Chile is hopeful of signing a modernized trade agreement with the EU in November
Chile’s Foreign Minister has expressed hope that a modernized trade agreement with the European Union will be concluded by November at the latest after years of being blocked on the table.
Taiwan appeals for EU trade deal
The restructuring of global supply chains and transformation of our economies bring enormous potential for closer, mutually beneficial cooperation between Taiwan and the EU, President Tsai Ing-wen said.
Belgian environment minister supports withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal Minister Zakia Khattabi reiterated her support for Belgium’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty during the EU’s Environmental Council meeting.
Slovenia ‘very likely’ to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty
Slovenia will follow the lead of countries such as the Netherlands, Spain and France and very likely withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer announced.
European exodus from Energy Charter Treaty raises climate questions
France, Germany and Spain plan to leave the controversial investment pact, putting a whole system of dirty energy protections into play.
EU says ‘fully committed’ to Mercosur deal as region comes into focus
The EU is ‘fully committed’ to moving ahead with the stalling Mercosur free-trade deal with the South American bloc and should do so before “other actors intervene,” EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said.
Chip giant Taiwan appeals for EU trade deal, sees ’enormous potential’
Taiwan’s government officials touted its leading position in the chip sector on Tuesday while appealing to the European Union to start talks for a trade deal, which Taipei has long sought.
Canadian beef sector marks five years of CETA
The Canadian Cattle Association representatives visited Brussels to discuss solutions to address the regulatory obstacles.
Dutch to leave Energy Charter Treaty because of climate change conflict
The Netherlands is leaving a controversial energy treaty because it conflicts with Paris climate accord commitments, energy minister Rob Jetten said
EU in the driver’s seat on Indo-Pacific trade deals
The European Union and Australia are now talking up the strategic value of a deal.
BITs with EC, South Asia to continue
Pakistani government decides to avoid future investment treaties and cancels agreements posing legal risks.
Japan and the European Union start negotiations to include provisions on the free flow of data into the Japan-EU EPA with the European Union
Japan and the European Union have been exchanging views on the reassessment of the need for including provisions on the free flow of data into the Japan-EU EPA.
EU races to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties with Indonesia
EU-Indonesia relations have soured over a handful of trade disputes, most of which have gone to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for review. Yet tensions are expected to ease once the WTO makes its recommendations by the end of the year.
DTI calls for resumption of PH-EU FTA nego
The Philippines has expressed its readiness to resume negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the planned visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Brussels in December this year could help advance the trade deal negotiation.