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India, EU resume negotiations for free trade pact
India and the European Union resumed negotiations, after a gap of over eight years, for a comprehensive free trade agreement.
False good news for future EU free trade agreements
ECVC is heavily critical of the lack of ambition shown by the European Commission to tackle only future free trade agreements, meaning the pre-existing FTAs can continue their environmental and social devastation.
Energy treaty update fails to address climate crisis, activists say
1994 agreement allows investors to sue governments for changes in energy policy that harm their profits.
India-EU FTA negotiations – how deep can we go?
While India and EU have set the ambition to conclude a comprehensive agreement, it must be acknowledged that there are fundamental differences in the design, or the template of the trade agreements signed by India and the EU so far.
German parties agree to ratify EU-Canada free trade deal
The three parties in Germany’s ruling coalition agreed to ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada, a senior Social Democrats official.
Commission’s trade sanctions proposal falls short
The proposal lacks ambition, especially when it comes to addressing trade’s role in driving climate breakdown.
NZ/EU trade deal on a knife edge
The only thing standing in the way of an agreement being reached is whether the EU is prepared to offer NZ what is described as ‘meaningful and commercially viable’ quotas for sheep meat and beef.
Macron’s misfortune spells trouble ahead for EU trade
Trade skeptics on the left and right now hold the balance of power in Paris.
Brexit: unilateral action on NI protocol ‘not conducive’ to trade deal, warns US
The US government has warned that Boris Johnson’s move to unilaterally axe some of the Northern Ireland Brexit arrangements protocol was a matter of continuing concern and “not conducive” to a trade deal.
Fifteen EU nations say bloc must urgently accelerate trade deals
Fifteen European Union governments called for the bloc to accelerate the conclusion of free trade agreements to ensure its long-term economic growth and geopolitical standing in the world.
Cheese names under threat in EU free trade negotiations
New Zealand is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, and cheese makers are worried they’re about to be caught in the crossfire.
New Zealand red meat sector representatives travel to EU ahead of crunch trade talks
New Zealand red meat sector leaders head to Brussels this week as negotiations between the European Union and New Zealand for a Free Trade Agreement enter a critical stage.
Young people go to European court to stop treaty that aids fossil fuel investors
Five claimants aged 17-31 want their governments to exit the energy charter treaty, which compensates oil and gas firms.
India, EU resume free trade talks after 9-year lull
India and the European Union (EU) have resumed free talks for free trade agreement (FTA) after a nine years lull, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said.
Push for EU trade agreement by year’s end
Australia could have a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year, Trade Minister Don Farrell said.
EU-Latin America free trade agreements fuel food crises globally
There is a grave misalignment between how the European Union conducts agricultural policy within and outside its borders. This is particularly evident in its trade relations with Latin America.
EU: Algiers’ move to freeze trade with Spain violates EU-Algeria Association Agreement
EU Foreign policy Chief Josep Borrell and Executive Vice-Pdt of European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, have voiced concern over Algeria’s unilateral decision to suspend the friendship treaty with Spain
What would an FTA with New Zealand mean for Irish dairy?
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
Britain defies EU with ’relatively trivial’ Northern Ireland law
Britain published plans to override some post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland by scrapping checks and challenging the role played by the European Union’s court in a new clash with Brussels.
Supply chains: From ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’
New trade agreements would be a way to diversify away from the one obvious elephant in the room when it comes to trading partners the EU is highly dependent on: China.