bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

EU


Stop the ratification of CETA! A joint statement by German and Canadian civil society groups
We Canadian and German civil society organizations express our continued opposition to CETA, which protects corporate interests at the expense of climate, environmental and social action and democratic decision-making.
EU contacts Brazil to resume Mercosur trade pact talks
European Union representatives have approached Brazil’s government seeking to rekindle negotiations with South America’s Mercosur bloc on a stalled trade agreement.
Angola to start talks on trade deal with EU in bid to diversify from oil
Under the regional trade deal, the EU entirely removed tariffs and quotas on any imports from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini, and almost entirely lifted duties on South African exports,
ECT: “ecocide” treaty puts Member States and EU Commission at odds
European governments are still considering withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty, despite the EU Commission’s efforts to modernise the controversial pact, documents leaked to Investigate Europe reveal.
Brazil’s Lula ready to reopen EU-Mercosur pact if he wins election, aide says
Brazilian presidential election frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva favors reopening talks on a stalled European Union trade deal with South American trade bloc Mercosur to add provisions on environmental protection, human rights and technology.
EU launches new legal moves against UK over N. Ireland
The European Commission launched four new legal proceedings against Britain over London’s failure to implement Brexit divorce terms to govern trade with Northern Ireland.
Time is ripe for India to explore trade deal with AfCFTA: Commerce Secy
AfCFTA brings together the 55 countries of the African Union and eight regional economic communities to create a single market for the continent, with an aim to enable the free flow of goods and services across the continent
India-EU FTA talks to focus on digital trade, data security, sustainability: Sources
Indian and European Union negotiators working on a free trade agreement are seeking to forge convergence on complex issues such as digital trade, data protection and sustainable development.
Dutch Senate approves European free trade agreement with Canada
A majority in the upper house of Dutch parliament voted to approve the European free trade agreement with Canada.
EU-New Zealand FTA text (Jul 2022)
On the trade deal with the Europeans
The official EU commentary on the deal mentions (a) the wider political ties that New Zealand has with Europe, and (b) NZ’s welcoming mat to Europe’s foreign investors.
EU-India trade talks: base them on values, says Parliament
EU Parliament states it welcomes the restart of talks on a trade agreement with India, and should happen only as long as European values and standards, including rule of law, democracy, as well as human, women’s and labour rights, are respected.
Fossil fuel investment protection – it’s time for actions to speak louder than words
Political leaders and companies who are major contributors to climate change have expressed increasing commitment to playing a role in addressing climate change, but there appears to be a gap between these sentiments and negotiations...
Six reasons NOT to ratify the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
Statement of the Mexican, European and international civil society, 4 July 2022
European Parliament pushes for a new trade deal with Africa
The vote on the “Future of EU-Africa trade relations” focuses on five key themes: infrastructure, food security, civil society, fair trade agreements and sustainable economic development.
EU FTA & Tiriti O Waitangi: “More of the same”
The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union fails to meet the standards we expect of the government under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in terms of both process and outcome.
Civil society calls upon EU and Indonesia to respect the rights of Indonesia’s famers
Close to 90 NGOs and farmers’ organisations from Indonesia, the EU and around the world sent open letters to the EU Commission and the Indonesian government today, calling on them to refrain from any clause that restrict farmers’ rights in a future free trade agreement.
Government: Cut the spin and give a truthful assessment of the EU deal
There is much more at stake here than just agriculture, with several chapters seeming to impose restrictions on New Zealand laws and how the government can regulate.
EU and New Zealand secure free trade agreement
New Zealand and the European Union have secured a highly anticipated trade deal, through last-minute negotiations.
Trade discussions ’stalled’ over climate
Negotiations for a "critical" trade deal with the European Union have "stalled" over perceptions Australia isn’t "fair dinkum" on climate change action, and due to a fractured relationship with France.