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India-EU discuss preparations for summit meeting
India and the European Union on Thursday discussed preparations for a long-due summit meeting, which was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.
The true cost of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
The EU-Mercosur trade deal comes at a tremendous expense for people and the planet. Dire consequences are looming both on regional and global levels.
EU-China investment agreement: A checklist
Many German companies are therefore still hopeful that the current negotiations for an EU-China investment deal can take a decisive step forward this year.
Ukraine hopes to update Association Agreement with EU – Economy Ministry
Ukraine hopes to start updating the Association Agreement with the EU, which is an important issue in the current situation with international trade.
Termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties – What’s next for investor claims?
Investors nonetheless may be well advised to consider restructuring intra-EU investments through third countries to ensure treaty protection for the future.
Argentina reaffirms commitment to Mercosur but remains cautious about EU accord
The Mercosur agreement with the EU will be subject to Parliament approval while Argentina is not interested in the South Korea deal, says Argentine Foreign Minister.
UK publishes draft EU free trade agreement in bid to break Brexit negotiations deadlock
Move comes ahead of fourth round of UK-EU negotiations scheduled for June 1.
EU-UK FTA: UK draft text (May 2020)
Free trade and Mercosur on the agenda for the German EU Presidency
The resumption of negotiations on the controversial Mercosur agreement and trade policy with the United States are among the priorities of the German EU Council Presidency.
Energy dispute deepens between Mexico and foreign allies
The measures would face legal challenges under Mexico’s commitments not just under the outgoing NAFTA but also its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an industry source said.
UK, EU demand each other give ground in trade talks or risk no deal
Britain and the European Union both demanded that the other side give ground in talks on a new post-Brexit trade deal or risk severe damage in tetchy exchanges.
The unknown climate-killer deal we’ll have to tackle next
The Energy Charter Treaty takes an axe to climate action.
Indonesia, EU hopeful on green agenda amid pandemic
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has revealed that hopes remain high in maintaining their diplomatic and economic ties with Indonesia, geared to fulfill the Commission’s Green Deal.
Britain, EU dig in their heels in trade talks
Talks between Britain and the European Union on their new trade relationship made little progress this week, sources with the bloc said.
EU investment deal with China likely to hinge on three key elements, says European trade official
Crucial European demands include subsidies to state-owned enterprises, access to the Chinese market and environmental issues, according to top official.
EU seeks trade truce with US amid virus crisis
The EU’s top trade official hopes the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will spur efforts to heal US trade ties, bogged down in a tit-for-tat tariff feud.
EU still pursuing FTAs with Asean
The European Union (EU) continues to push for more trade deals with major Asean economies despite making slow progress following its consecutive successes with Singapore and Vietnam last year.
The termination of bilateral investment treaties in the EU – one agreement to end them all?
On 5 May 2020, 23 Member States of the EU entered into an Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union.
Britain, EU start penultimate round of talks before key deadline
Britain and the European Union start their penultimate scheduled round of trade talks with little progress on major sticking points before a June deadline to agree on any extension of negotiations.