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A fast track to weaker food standards
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
Talks on China-EU investment deal will continue, EC president says
Delayed negotiations will ‘proactively proceed’, Ursula von der Leyen tells Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in phone call.
Brexit: UK ’will not seek trade talks extension’ despite Barnier having COVID-19
London insists it won’t request an extension to EU-UK trade talks despite the EU’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier announcing he has contracted COVID-19.
Britain and EU exchange Brexit agreement drafts
Britain and the European Union have exchanged draft legal texts containing their proposals for how relations between the two sides should work after the end of a Brexit transition period.
EU-UK FTA: EU draft text (18 Mar 2020)
Risky business: Uniper’s potential investor-state dispute against the Dutch coal ban
While policies aiming to phase out coal are necessary to tackle climate change, they may give rise to legal claims from companies whose investments are adversely affected by the low-carbon energy transition.
Brexit talks cancelled due to COVID crisis, UK confirms
UK and EU officials cancelled the second round of post-Brexit trade talks planned for this week because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
India in free trade talks with 23 parties
India is in talks with 23 parties, including the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council, ASEAN and Israel, on various types of trade agreements, according to data from the central ministry of commerce and industry.
Warning for EU trade talks as coronavirus rules out face-to-face negotiations
Brexit trade talks are set to continue this week but will be conducted online because of the coronavirus crisis - potentially risking a breakdown in negotiations, with one expert warning "it’s not practical".
Brexit: EU drafts trade deal ahead of talks with UK
The British negotiating team will take a red pen to large sections of this EU draft treaty.
EU-UK FTA: EU draft text (12 Mar 2020)
China-EU summit to be postponed due to coronavirus - sources
A summit planned for the end of March in Beijing between China and the European Union is set to be postponed due to the coronavirus.
Brexit talks cancelled: UK-EU Trade talks scrapped as coronavirus outbreak erupts
Trade talks with the European Union have been called off amid a global health scare over the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus set to derail Brexit talks, UK minister admits
The spread of the coronavirus epidemic is set to derail post-Brexit trade talks between London and the EU, UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove admitted.
EU: mini US deal will only tackle regulatory barriers
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
Brexit UK risks copying EU’s Sahara flaws
The UK Government is in the final stages of entering into a new trade agreement with Morocco including the territory of Western Sahara, without consideration of recent EU and British court rulings, or of the people of the occupied land.
Britain to table draft UK-EU trade pact, seeking to pressure Brussels
The UK will table its own free trade pact with the EU in a bid to up the ante on Brussels at next week’s second round of negotiations on post-Brexit relations.
US-EU trade talks: Under the spectre of coronavirus pandemic
Attempts by EU and US officials to come to an interim ‘mini’ agreement on modest issues by March 18th have been met with scepticism among European lawmakers.
EU-UK Brexit talks: Differences clear after first week
The two sides sound quite positive and appear to agree on some technicalities in areas like transport and energy. But there are some big disagreements about some big things.
EU punishes Cambodia over human rights abuses
The EU launched the process to strip Cambodia of its preferential trade terms following the dissolvement of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Cambodian government.